We understand that building a home is a very personal process. Our team works with you closely every step of the way.
At Lancaster Custom Builder (LCB), our goal is to build the best possible home for the very best possible price. We will partner with you to bring your dreams to reality. We want to make the entire process, from conception until moving day, an exciting and enjoyable experience. Ideally, LCB would like to start with each client at conception, but we are happy to join the process at any stage prior to the commencement of construction.
First, LCB meets with the client to discuss their wants, desires and budget. Next, we help our client select a building site if they do not have one. We will work directly with you and/or a real estate professional. Many times people come to us with plans but no building site. Keep in mind the topography of the land may affect the elevation and cost of a home. Therefore, if possible, it is best to have your lot selected before starting your plans.
After determining the style and detail of the home you want, we will help you select the appropriate draftsman or architect. We want to be a part of the design process because we know how to listen to the client's preferences while addressing the issues of cost and pragmatics that will keep the process efficient and economical. Once the client has preliminary drawings, together we will discuss in detail every aspect of your home leading to a list of selections for the client meet their preferences and to make the home truly theirs.
After selections have been made, we will begin to price out the house. This usually takes about 30 days. Then, we will present you with a detailed booklet containing all the specifications for building your home. Clients finance the building of a home in different ways. We will make every effort to accommodate your requirements and include them in the contract.
At Lancaster Custom Builder, we work closely with our clients and enjoy them visiting the job site every day, if they so desire. However, we also know that they are busy with their own business and may even live outside the Richmond area. Whatever the case, our clients can be assured that their superintendent will be on the job every day. We build a limited number of homes each year so that each project can be closely supervised. We are proud of what we do and our clients deserve the best.