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Build Your Custom Home

Building a new home is a huge investment of money, time and emotion. We listen carefully when you talk to us about your needs and priorities. We ask about your daily routines, your sense of style, your space and energy needs and your plans for the future. We also understand that creating your new home will be a journey of discovering who you are and what you want and expressing your place in the community and in the world. 

Best Home Builder

We love building custom homes for our clients! Paul Gray Homes is honored to be an award-winning home builder in Wichita, Kansas. In 2019 and 2020, were selected as the Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Awards Best Home Builder. We have won numerous Pick of the Parade and Design awards in the Wichita Area Builder's Association Fall and Spring Parade of Homes each year since 2015. Paul Gray Homes was named a Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Awards Favorite Home Builder in 2021. We were also named a Top Builder by the Wichita Business Journal in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The Custom Home Building Process

The custom home building process is a meaningful one that brings you to your ultimate goal of creating a place that you and your loved ones can call home. At Paul Gray Homes, we are here to make the home building process as smooth as possible. Before, during and after construction, you can anticipate transparency and open communication at all times. Knowing the steps that go into building your new home can help make the custom home building process run smoothly, while giving you peace of mind. 

Follow our complete new home construction timeline to see what working with Paul Gray Homes building process entails. In this timeline we break down each step so you can follow along. 

10 Steps to Building a New Home

  • 1

    Meet with Paul Gray Homes

    You have decided to build a new home. At your first meeting, it is important to bring a folder of design ideas, a target price range for your new home, along with the location or area of town where you would like to build your new home. At this meeting, we will discuss your new home needs, style and dreams.

    Design Meeting

    Estimated meeting time: 1 to 2 hours

    Estimated timeframe for new home design: 1 to 2 weeks

  • 2

    Contract

    Once your new home design, building plan and price sheet are finalized, the next step is to write a contract.

    Estimated meeting time: 2 hours

  • 3

    Financing

    Once your contract is complete, you will take the contract to your lender. Then your lender will undergo the underwriting process. Once you have a commitment letter from your lender and appraisal, we are ready to move forward and break ground on your new home.

    Estimated meeting time: 3-6 weeks (depending on lender)

  • 4

    Red Line Meeting

    This is the final meeting before commencement of construction

    Estimated meeting time: 60 to 90 minutes

  • 5

    Building Your New Home

    It is time to break ground on your new home.

    Estimated meeting time: 6-10 weeks

  • 6

    Rough-In Walkthrough

    During the Rough-In Walkthrough, we will discuss plumbing, electrical, and HVAC placements.

  • 7

    Trim Walkthrough

    During the Trim Walkthrough, we will discuss closet and pantry shelving placement. We will also verify design accents and placement of detail items.

    Estimated meeting time: 30 to 60 minutes

    Estimated timeframe: 4-5 weeks after Rough-In Walkthrough

  • 8

    New Home Orientation

    At the New Home Orientation, Paul Gray Homes will show you all of the operational aspects of your new home. At this meeting, we also identify the remaining punch-list items that must be completed before closing.

    Estimated meeting time: 1-2 hours

    Estimated timeframe: 3 to 5 days before closing

  • 9

    Closing

    Congratulations! It is time to close on your new home.

    Estimated meeting time: 1 hour

  • 10

    Warranty

    Now that you own your home, you are backed by a 12-month home warranty on craftsmanship and quality. Paul Gray Homes stands behind our work, and we want to make sure you are as happy as the day you moved into your new home.

Meet with Paul Gray Homes

You have decided to build a new home. At your first meeting, it is important to bring a folder of design ideas, a target price range for your new home, along with the location or area of town where you would like to build your new home. At this meeting, we will discuss your new home needs, style and dreams.

Please view the following video to learn more.

Design Meeting

Estimated meeting time: 1 to 2 hours

Estimated timeframe for new home design: 1 to 2 weeks

Contract

Once your new home design, building plan and price sheet are finalized, the next step is to write a contract.

Estimated meeting time: 2 hours

Financing

Once your contract is complete, you will take the contract to your lender. Then your lender will undergo the underwriting process. Once you have a commitment letter from your lender and appraisal, we are ready to move forward and break ground on your new home.

Estimated timeframe: 3-6 weeks (depending on lender)

Red Line Meeting

This is the final meeting before commencement of construction.

Please view the following video to learn more.

Red Line Meeting

Estimated meeting time: 60 to 90 minutes

Start Building Your New Home

It is time to break ground on your new home.

Estimated timeframe: 6-10 weeks

Rough-In Walkthrough

During the Rough-In Walkthrough, we will discuss plumbing, electrical, and HVAC placements.


Please view the following video to learn more.

Paul Gray Homes Electrical Walkthrough Electrical Walkthrough

Trim Walkthrough

During the Trim Walkthrough, we will discuss closet and pantry shelving placement. We will also verify design accents and placement of detail items.

Please view the following video to learn more.

Trim Walkthrough

Estimated meeting time: 30 to 60 minutes

Estimated timeframe: 4-5 weeks after Rough-In Walkthrough

New Home Orientation

At the New Home Orientation, Paul Gray Homes will show you all of the operational aspects of your new home. At this meeting, we also identify the remaining punch-list items that must be completed before closing.

Please view the following video to learn more.

New Home Orientation Walkthrough Paul Gray

Estimated meeting time: 1-2 hours

Estimated timeframe: 3 to 5 days before closing

Closing

Congratulations! It is time to close on your new home.

Estimated meeting time: 1 hour

Warranty

Now that you own your home, you are backed by a 12-month home warranty on craftsmanship and quality. Paul Gray Homes stands behind our work, and we want to make sure you are as happy as the day you moved into your new home.


Please view the following videos to learn more.

Term Walkthroughs Paul Gray

Welcome to ProHome Paul Gray

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