Saving Time & Money:
With conventional custom building, a builder works with a plan designed by an independent architect. Having provided little of no input into the design the builder’s involvement is limited to building the home by interpreting from the drawings what the homeowner and architect want to achieve. Sometimes architects are not up-to-date on residential building costs so a re-design of the original plan is often necessary. This slows the process down and creates an expense that could have been avoided.
The Design / Build process starts by meeting you at your home site and at our office to discuss the design and building options – noting issues related to topography and zoning. We’re particularly noted for building amazing homes on challenging lakefront lots that integrate successfully with the land and neighboring properties. We’ll gladly discuss the opportunities and challenges your property presents. Call us before putting an offer on property too!
With a Design / Build approach to custom home building we work together as a team – you, the architect and Thelen Total Construction. We want to understand everything that makes a house a home to you and how to achieve your goals within your budget. When there is constant communication, your vision and our ideas create not just an imaginatively designed home, but your ultimate dream home!
Planning desirable interior and exterior views results in a home that extends far beyond its actual walls. By appropriately designing areas to gather together and spaces designed for privacy and quiet – your home can not only be very beautiful to look at but also comfortable and a joy to live in. We’ll value-engineer the home spaces and materials used to give you the best possible home value. We’ll envision how you’ll live in this home today and consider your future needs.
Initially the freedom of choice you have in creating your custom home can seem overwhelming – but this freedom is one of the most satisfying aspects of custom home building! We’ll help you sort through your ideas, assist you navigating through the choices and guide you in making informed budget decisions. By understanding your goals and how to best attain them, your home building experience goes smoother and stays on budget.
With a well thought out home design and home specifications that always keeps your targeted budget in mind, we can give you an accurate cost of the investment needed to build your dream home. Our very detailed and methodical pricing provides you with an accurate proposal that spells out in very clear terms what is included in the cost. We’re confident you’ll find Thelen Total Construction offers the best home design tailored to you, the highest quality levels and the most personal service at a competitive price!