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  • Research 

  • Pre-construction 

  • Rough-ins/essentials 

  • Interior finishing 

  • Exterior finishing 


These steps are essential in creating a custom home. Well-qualified custom home builders have experience going through each of these steps with a prospective custom home (dream house) owner and will guide you through what they need to know so they can get to work. This will satisfy steps one and two of the custom home building process, as an architect will be able to draw up a plan for a custom home contractor to follow, who will start gathering a team to put the plan into action. 


Once this is complete, it's time for the utilities to be installed. After the foundation’s been laid, the rough-in stage will involve custom home contractors installing the essentials. The majority of the building work will be completed during this stage. Your house will be plumbed, wired, and connected during this time. Below are some things to keep in mind. 


  • Will you need a gas line? 

  • What types of insulation are best for your custom home? 

  • Electric needs (air conditioning, heating) 

  • Plumbing needs (septic tank or sewer system, well water or city water?) 

As a current homeowner looking to build the home of their dreams, the more knowledgeable you are about the building process, the more enjoyable the project will be, and the end result will better reflect your image.


Custom home projects may seemingly be enormous, but with the right custom home contractor the job will be manageable and on schedule, ending with that castle you always imagined living in with your family. Fortunately for you, this is our specialty here at ECG.


When researching custom home builders, you should be aware of the five main phases of home building. The more involved you are in these phases, the more satisfied you will be at the end of the project. Researching custom built homes should include:

Consider how you plan to live before this step. Do you want high water pressure, or would you prefer to have a water-efficient home? Are you looking to install heated tile? Do you have special lighting needs? Where are the ideal areas for having electrical outlets inside and outside? These will determine how many and what kinds of installations the custom home contractor performs during the rough-in stage. 


Afterward comes the interior and exterior finishes: flooring, roofing, walls, and so on. This will complete the custom home and make it look like more than a shell. It will actually transform into a home. From there, it’s up to you and your custom home contractor to hire an interior designer or furnish the home yourself with the trimmings and furniture that it needs to be that perfect dream house you envisioned. 


As experts in the custom home building field, Ehrhard Construction Group is always available to answer your custom home building questions! 

Adam Ehrhard

President of ECG and award-winning residential contractor in Central Florida. Founded in 2008 ECG provides a wide selection of construction services relating to custom home building, remodeling, and green building sciences. 


We believe that building your family’s home takes more than just attention to detail and quality; it takes a personal relationship that is built on trust and transparency apparent by the completed home and its’ longevity for years to come.

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