Custom Home Building
Building your new home, your way, your needs bringing your dream to life.
Building your own home is exciting – but it can be a confusing process. Ram Construction will guide you every step of the way.
Do you own your own lot to Build on?
If you already own your own lot, this is step one. If you are looking for a lot to build on, contact us, we have resources available to help you with this process.
Getting your lot ready to build on.
This may include septic, water, construction driveway and electric but we’ll guide you every step of the way. If you contact the Health Department, they will be able to provide names/companies that install septic systems. These companies will often grade and gravel the construction driveway as well.
Considering a Floor Plan- The design process
Ram can assist you with choosing the right floor plan for your family. If you already have land, we’ll show you several plans that will fit your building site. If you don’t have the land yet, we can help you choose a plan that suits you, then you can find a lot that fits your plan. Either way…we can help! Here are a few things you should consider:
How much to invest?
To arrive at this figure, simply take out the cost of the land and the cost of lot improvements, the remaining balance equals the purchase price of your home.
How much space does my new home need?
Ram offers a variety of square footage options, as well as plans with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3.5 bathrooms. This is a question and answer period where we will sit down with you and discuss all your needs and what is best for you.
What style new home?
Ram also offers a variety of ranch, cape cod and two-story homes. Each offers a unique style that may be more appealing over another, but square footage needs will help you narrow down the numerous choices.
How is it designed to suit my needs?
The home layout varies with every floor plan. Some feature open spaces with connecting rooms. Others are more divided to offer added privacy. Review floor plans carefully to find the configuration that fits your family’s lifestyle.
Begin the home buying process
Once you have secured your lot and considered lot preparation and floor plan options, you are ready to begin the home buying process. To give you an idea of what to expect, we have divided it into two simple stages:
Stage One: Getting Started
Meet with RAM Construction to discuss your needs and house style desires.
Sign your Sales Agreement, Homeowners Responsibility checklist, Other Addendums, and plans (Contract Packet). Provide a map and a deposit earnest money.
Your contract packet will be submitted to our corporate office in Louisville the following Tuesday.
A copy of your accepted contract will be returned to you along with one set of signed plans. Additional copies of plans are available through our construction office.
If you modify the plans to suit your needs, your plans will require redrawing. The redrawn plans will be submitted for your review and approval.
Arrange your construction financing and builder’s risk insurance, obtain all necessary permits*, prepare the job site, and install the temporary driveway and utilities. It is in your best interest to close your loan as close to the completion of the lot preparation as possible.
Provide all required documents to your sales representative. He or she will submit them to the regional office and request your pre-construction meeting.
*We will assist you in obtaining your permits
Stage Two: Pre-release
We will contact you to arrange the pre-construction meeting. This will be scheduled within approximately one week.
The pre-construction meeting will take place at your building lot.
Your documentation will then begin the process of Township approval.
Finally, RAM will schedule the excavator who will start your new home and you are on your way to owning and living in your new Custom Home.