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What to Expect: The Pre-Construction Phase

At this point you have assembled your dream team, finalized your budget, and received final working drawings for your new home, it is time for final contract pricing. We will do complete takeoff plans, showing you all options and features, that are included in your new home. These drawings will include structural material selections, finishing material selections, and any allowance options for items that are not selected at this time. These working takeoffs sometimes have more detail and more pages than your actual architectural drawings.

Financing, Approvals, & Permits

Our responsibility as your builder will be to send all necessary documentation to your financial institution with the executed contract for bank construction funding. During this time, we will also handle all of the paperwork and red tape before we break ground.

Approve Key Trade Partners & Finalize Project Schedule

We’ll begin to gather the best trade partners and construction team for the job. During this time, we’ll be sourcing, vetting, and paying the experts who will be working on every single aspect of your project. Starwood has been working with many of the valley’s finest subcontractors for many years. Every trade partner and subcontractor who joins the Starwood network have proven themselves reliable and valuable.

Now we can begin to finalize your timeline, giving you a projected move-in date.


We will help guide you every step of the way!

If you are building in a community or neighborhood with a Homeowner’s Association, we’ll manage the submission process to ensure your plans get approval from the board. We’ll also prepare and submit the permitting plan to the city.


HOA Approval & Permit Submitting

Typical HOA Approval Process

  • Submit floor plan & elevation to obtain preliminary HOA approval

  • Complete a full-color board final plan to HOA for full approval

  • HOA final modifications as required. Resubmit for final approval

  • Full approval typically within 30 days of the final submittal

Submitting a Building Permit

  • Architectural plans, topo survey, & soils report

  • Structural Engineer calculations and details

  • Grading and drainage plan from civil engineer

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About Starwood Custom Homes

Jake and Josh Simonton founded Starwood Custom Homes because they wanted to change the custom home building industry. They set out to do things differently. It was a blend of passion, experience, and insight that drove Jake and Josh to make sure they lived up to their promise. A promise to provide a personalized, unmatched client experience, coupled with the highest quality of craftsmanship in each and every Starwood custom home.​

At Starwood Custom Homes, we are all about family. Ours, and yours. Over the years, Starwood Custom Homes has taken the promise of building innovative, luxurious, fully customizable homes and has made this a reality for more than 500 families across the valley.


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