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Choosing a Builder
Selecting a builder for your dream home is an important decision. Contractors are known for being difficult to work with and hard to trust which makes the decision even that much more important. Building a custom home should be easier, it should be fun.
Your Builder Should Stay on Budget Finish on Time be a Trusted Partner
We’re uncompromising in our standards – so we don’t expect our clients to compromise either. We’re home building experts who understand that collaboration and communication are the keys to a successful project.
Work with Copper Builders for a design/build process that makes building your custom home fun.
What & Where we Build
- Where? The greater Charlotte, NC area and surrounding counties
- What plans? Most clients built one of our house plans modified to meet their personal needs. We also custom design & build other plans.
- How much? The homes we build typically fall between $500,000 and $2 Million and include custom finishes.
At Copper Builders, we care about
Not having a phone call returned can quickly spoil the excitement of building your dream home. With our proactive approach, through our app CoConstruct, clients get responses quickly, and most importantly, no communication slips through the cracks.
Most custom builders use a “cost-plus” pricing system where for every invoice they tack on a builder fee. With cost-plus, the builder makes more profit if your home goes over budget. That feels wrong. We believe in “fixed pricing”, where we agree to the exact cost of your home before we build it, because it holds us accountable and is the fair way to do business.
Your dream home is only as good as the products and craftsmanship that go into it. Over the years, we have carefully selected the best products and tradesmen to ensure your home will stand the test of time.
How long does it take to build a custom home?
We’ve streamlined the custom home construction process, designing and building homes in a matter of months, not years. Most clients spend about 2 months designing their home with us. After the design is complete, most projects take 1 month for permitting and preparation, and 6 months for construction. An overall total of 9 months is common. However, adding more custom features and making specialty selections will make the process a little longer.
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Your Dream Home in 6 Easy Steps
Step 1: Visit. At our first meeting, we take the time to understand your goals and personal style. You’ll have a chance to get to know our work by touring our homes in person and virtually. Your Copper Builders team will ask about your budget and financing, timeline, and what features you’d like to have in your new home. If you have inspiration photos or home plans you love, please bring them with you.
Step 2: Homesite. You’ll need to finalize a homesite before we can determine your home’s floor plan and exact cost. We provide a complimentary site visit to review the topography, utilities, cost of permits, placement, and size restrictions. Receive a realistic assessment of what you’ll be able to achieve within your budget.
If you’ve not selected a homesite yet, our video series: “Find the Perfect Homesite” offers professional tips on what to look for. Our monthly email newsletter “Charlotte Homesite Review” gives you access to exclusive off market homesites and professional reviews of the best on market opportunities.
Step 3: House Plan. Most clients start with one of our popular plans to save time, energy and architect’s fees. You can move walls to adjust room sizes or make major changes to the layout. It’s difficult to visualize a home from a floor plan - so we might arrange an in-person tour of a home we’ve built, or take you on a virtual walk-through using video and photos.
If none of our floor plans are a good fit, we work with trusted architects to design your home from the ground up. Are you in the process of working with an architect? Involving your builder during the design phase makes sure your home is designed for a cost-efficient construction process.
Step 4: Design. The design phase is the most fun part of building a home! It’s time to get into the details - from surface textures to grout colors and cabinet knobs. Bring your inspiration photos, and make a list of your favorites and must-haves; your designer will use it to find similar products through our vendor relationships. Using our CoConstruct software, we’ll track your selections to keep you on budget, and make sure your allowances are used effectively.
Step 5: Build. Watch your dream home take shape while Copper Builders does the hard work! With our innovative CoConstruct system, you’ll have any questions answered quickly, feel confident that selections are properly noted, and receive regular updates and progress photos. With all your selections chosen ahead of time construction is fun and stress free.
Step 6: Enjoy. With Copper Builders, you get a quality-built home; the home you have been dreaming about. You’ll be proud to have friends over and entertain family gatherings. Those precious moments that turn into memories will be framed by the perfect setting, your custom home. Imagine walking through the door of your new house and knowing right away that this...this is home.
We’re passionate about Building Homes
Copper Builders is known for helping clients build their perfect dream home. After all, our team is made up of some of the most respected and well-known experts in the industry. At Copper, you can’t join our team unless you are unquestionably passionate about home building. Our folks would never consider doing anything else with our lives.
How to Pick a Builder
Free Builder Comparison Checklist
If we were evaluating builders for our new home, this is the checklist we’d use to compare them. You’ll want to make sure and ask the right questions and carefully organize your thoughts. Then, when you choose, you’ll know you’ve made an informed decision.