Integra’s Design & Build Process

We lay out the entire project from start to finish, so you know what to expect and when to expect it.

 

The First Meeting

We can meet at our office, your current home, a potential home site or even Starbucks. Here we will get an idea for the vibe of the home and general layout of the rooms. Tell us your vision of the home and must have features we will be sure to include. We can even visit any of our homes that are currently under construction to give you an inside scoop on the process.

Land Acquisition

Integra can help locate and close on a site that fits all your needs, or build on a lot you already own. During this time we will use the topography of the lot and the home concepts you have in mind to design the perfect floorplan.

Preliminary Design & Budget

The design stage can start from an existing plan, photos, social media, a home you’ve driven past or completely fresh. Once we have an idea of the type of home and the lot, we define general specifications and budget.

With the budget range established, it is a good time to check on financing.

Final Design

Our design build process involves our engineers, architects and designers to create a fully custom set of plans. While not all builds require it, we are also able to offer rendering and 3D architecture tools, to help visualize and define the smallest of details before even breaking ground. 

Once we have created our final design, you will have a full set of plans and specifications defined for your new home. 

Contract & Pre-Construction

Once the design and specifications are finalized, we can finalize the contract price and coordinate the financing process.

Then we are off to HOA approvals and permitting!

Selections

We know that while exciting and fun, the selection process can be overwhelming, our team will put together a selection schedule that outlines when certain selections are due.

You are never alone during this process. We have a small design studio at our office with limited selections, but we have strong relationships with all our vendors and their beautiful showrooms who are happy to assist through the selection process. 

Construction

At the start of construction Integra will put a preliminary schedule together outlining when and how long each phase of construction will take. Integra exceeds the quality requirements of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI), Indiana Builders Association (IBA), and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During the construction process, we perform quality checks during all phases of the construction. While we are hard at working building your home, you will be finalizing finish selections like colors, floor coverings, fixtures and the fine details. As we progress through the schedule, we will meet regularly for updates and any changes that you may request.

Completion & Warranty

Construction is complete and it’s time to move in, we will do a walk thru with you to explain all the features and functions included throughout. After you have settled in, you’ll be comfortable to know that Integra has been around for 30+ years and we will stand by you through thick and thin, any time you need help with your home and beyond…throughout this process we become like family!