Our Core Values
Spectrum Advantage PLUS
Spectrum Homes exceeds its customer’s expectations through every step of the building process. It is OUR COMMITMENT to work with you from budgeting, to design to construction, working with industry professionals and using only the best products and materials available.
Spectrum Energy PLUS
Spectrum Homes is committed to providing an affordable, safe and comfortable living environment for the homeowner. The following requirements, combined with our high-quality design and construction standards is OUR COMMITMENT that you’ll spend more time enjoying your home, and less on heating, cooling, and maintenance.
Spectrum Total Quality Assurance
Spectrum Homes is committed to delivering quality, value and consistency through our Total Quality Assurance program. Whether you are considering building a new home or renovating an existing home, it is OUR COMMITMENT that your experience will be stress-free, so that you can spend more time enjoying your home … for years to come!
Project scheduling, change orders, documents, photos and much more!
We are committed to customer satisfaction and work hard to eliminate the worries inherent in building a new home or remodeling an existing home. Spectrum Homes uses a Web-based application, BuilderTREND project management software to provide a better building experience for our home- buyers, associates, and subcontractors. The system provides real-time 24/7 access to scheduling information, change orders, documents, photos, warranty management, homebuyer selections, and much more!
TopBuild Home Services® Certification
TopBuild Home Services is committed to helping builders construct high performance homes that are energy efficient, durable, and safe.
Spectrum Homes TopBuild Services Certified homes have been inspected and passed these tests:
• Plan review – incudes Projected HER Index, IECC 2009 Compliance and Checklist Reports
• Pre-Drywall inspection – Insulation and Framing
• Final inspection – includes Blower Door, Duct Blaster, Equipment and appliance verification
• Energy Compliance Certificate – issued after final inspection
Quality Builders Warranty
Quality Builders Warranty Corporation is the nation’s premier 10-year new home warranty program. Builders that display the QBW Logo bear the mark of integrity, having passed a strict set of standards. These “Builders of Integrity” strive for excellence, consistently creating quality homes and providing dedicated service to their customers. Homebuyers obtain peace of mind when they select a builder approved by QBW.
We Make It Simple
Meet The Builder
Let’s chat! Our first meeting is one of the most important meetings throughout the process. We will discuss the construction process in detail from start to finish. At this meeting we would like to establish both short and long term goals and what your expectations are and how we can put those goals and expectations into an actionable plan. Below are a few of the items we will be discussing:
- Home Site Details & Location
- Style of home you desire to be built
- Amenities and construction details to be included in your home
- Timeline of construction
- Home Costs & Potential Lot Improvement costs to establish a budget
Floor Plans, Home Designs & Proposal
Building a home is an exciting journey where there a lot of decisions to be made! During this step you can select from our many floor plans, customize one that we have or you may choose to design your own home from the ground up. We will go through our floor plans to see what will suit your needs. We can design a completely new floor plan for you or modify one of your existing ones according to your specifications. We call this process a white canvas approach because after all, it is YOUR home, YOUR lifestyle we are creating. Once we have achieved your goals in this phase and a floor plan is established, a formal proposal will be supplied for you to sign off on.
This is where the fun starts! We will complete a detailed question and answer form. This will confirm most questions are answered prior to preparing a final set of plans. Our goal is to provide YOU with a detailed set of plans prior to submitting for permits to avoid any future changes or additional costs. Once the plans are signed off on the Spectrum Homes Team will assist you from permit submission to permit approval. Internally at Spectrum we assemble the team to go over the nitty-gritty of building your home. Our team will put together all the technical information for the final construction documents and file for permits. Don’t worry! You get to do the fun stuff…picking out cabinets, and paint colors and floors etc…
After the permits are approved and financing is completed the construction of your new home will begin! This is probably one of the most exciting times for YOU as all the hard work and pre-planning becomes a reality. During construction the Spectrum Homes team will support you from beginning to end. Our Builders Advantage technology will allow you to track the building process of your home from your mobile device day to day.
Delivery of Your New Home
Prior to your new home delivery Spectrum Homes Total Quality Assurance program will walk you through the new home process. During this phase you will have an electrical walk through where at this time you will decide where you would like to place your cable jacks and discuss the details of the framing prior to closing the walls up. We also complete the TQA walk through one week prior to the delivery of your home to prepare it for a smooth delivery. Our customer centric model is built to better serve YOU our client through the entire building process.
Spectrum Total Quality Assurance
Spectrum Homes is committed to delivering quality, value and consistency through our Total Quality Assurance program. Whether you are considering building a new home or renovating an existing home, it is OUR COMMITMENT that your experience will be stress free, so that you can spend more time enjoying your home … for years to come!
"The difference is in the details."
We can help make one of your most important decisions easy. Our Total Quality Assurance Program is a customer-centric approach focusing on you. You will be introduced to the options that now exist in today’s construction industry. “The difference is in the details”, from the type of subflooring used when building your home, to the type of cabinets being installed, we are committed to delivering quality, value and consistency by utilizing the latest building practices and professional resources through every step of the process.
The Four Components
You found the perfect lot and now it’s time to build your custom home. With over 40 years of construction experience, Spectrum Homes truly understands the on-lot construction process. The obstacles and hurdles one may face could be costly, plus prevent you from building your custom home.
Land values vary based on location, topography, site improvements, surrounding properties, municipal services and most importantly supply and demand.
Generally includes the costs associated with obtaining necessary permits and utilities to be used on your lot. The cost and amount of lot improvements will vary depending on the location and topography of your home site (i.e. building permits, water/sewer system, impact fees and grading).
Will vary depending on the type of design, specifications and floor plan you select.
Will vary depending on the type of loan you choose. Common financing options include conventional, construction and bridge loans. The type of loan you select will determine the funds needed at your real estate closing.
Our Pricing & Proposal Process
“For most, people building a home is the largest investment
and personal project they will encounter in a lifetime.”
~ Ken Snyder
At Spectrum Homes, we take the pricing and proposal process very seriously. We understand you are making a major financial decision based on the estimated costs we provide you in order to achieve your home building dreams.
After you have chosen a floor plan we will proceed to prepare a proposal that will reflect the cost of “The 4 Components of Building A Home.”
The proposal will include:
- Home Site:
Land cost and associated expenses to obtain a building lot.
- Lot improvement:
Review of Lot Improvements checklist and estimated cost for each item. This is based on the lot you choose.
- The Home:
“Yes it’s included” philosophy allows us to stand out among other builders. Many of our standard features are upgrades for most builders. Home cost estimate will provide our standard packaging price of your home and highlight what is included.
- We will provide a list of available upgrades. Special amenities may be added and priced separately.
- Summary of all of our price costs are shown for your convenience and understanding.
Guidance through the financial process is available to you…just ask us!
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