Our Process

Zen Custom Homes is a Design-Build firm, operating as a “one-stop shop” for homeowners. We begin by setting a budget and a schedule to meet your needs and then together, we work with our architect to develop a plan to achieve your dreams. Whether it’s building a custom home, adding on to your current home, or remodeling our simplified process will save you time and money.

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Design Development

We don’t ask our clients to sign a construction contract until we have a final home design, material selections, and a budget that meet our client’s expectations.

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Construction Management

We utilize professional project management and a seasoned on-site field manager to make sure your home is built with precision, per specifications, on time and on a budget.

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Straight Forward Pricing

We price our homes on a cost-plus fee basis, fully disclosed to our clients.

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Bidding Process

We competitively bid every aspect of our projects with time tested contractors that have proven their quality and expertise.

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Accuracy & Fairness

We manage payments & lien releases through a 3rd party title company to ensure accuracy & fairness. Your payments are disbursed direct to those that have invoiced and done the work.

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Open Book Policy

We operate on a fully open book basis – all bids and invoices are open to client review.

What is Design Build?

It’s the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver construction projects in America.

Traditional Project Delivery

Traditional Project Delivery

The Owner must manage two separate contracts which all-too-often creates an adversarial relationship between the designer and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the designer and contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, often leading to litigation and delays which add to the project cost.

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Design-Build Project Delivery

Design-Build Project Delivery

The Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the Owner's schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation, not excuses or blame-shifting. While single-source contracting is the fundamental difference between design-build and the old ways, equally important is the culture of collaboration inherent in design-build.

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