Custom Home Building

We are excited you’re considering building the home of your dreams and invite you to learn about how we can turn your dreams into reality.  With over 100 years of combined experience building homes in the Erie area and over a thousand satisfied customers, we have created a home building process that brings our customers vision to life.  Not only do we strive to provide customers an exceptional home, but also an exceptional experience.  When working with Renaud-Peck you can expect that our team will be laser focused on your needs, desires and design preferences.

It’s all about you.

What is your style?  How do you want to live?  What features will complement your lifestyle and tastes?  These are a few of the questions we will discuss in detail so your vision becomes a reality.

The Process

We understand the home building process can be stressful.  Through thoughtful planning, listening and understanding your needs, we aim to make the custom home building process easy and enjoyable.  Our custom building process reduces uncertainty, avoids “surprises” and ensures communication is clear and concise.  At the end of our build, you will have a expertly crafted, highly personalized home with the features and finishes that reflect how you want to live.
Consultation

1. Initial Meeting and Consultation with Builder

After scheduling a time to meet at our 12th street office we will sit down to discuss in detail the Renaud-Peck custom building process. Typical discussion points include our building process, lot type, initial design criteria, preliminary budget and financing options. Detailed conversation points might include lot criteria, special features, community features, available sites, school district, zoning, topography, proximity to amenities.

Follow up meetings will address critical details such as the financing process, contingencies, lot selection or topographical survey (if we are building on your lot), budgeting factors and conceptual plan.

Renaud-Peck has worked with most local banks on hundreds of homes, they know us and our building process.  Arranging and executing financing goes extremely smooth when they are involved, we recommend discussing your financing options with a local lender.

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Lot Info

2. Lot purchase or onsite evaluation

Once you’ve decided on the location of your lot, we will arrange a meeting on location to discuss what you’re looking for in a home, how your house might layout on the lot and and other important details.

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Details

3. Select, customize and price your home plan

Here is when you can explore all your options, use our knowledge and choose the design that is right for you from hundreds of home plans. We will go through and detail the most valuable features of your home and customize each one to suit your taste and lifestyle. All items will be explained in detail. We want you to feel comfortable knowing we understand what you want and having a firm estimate of the costs involved.

Detailed discussions will include layout, elevation, finishes, timeline and construction costs.

Our design team will take you through the entire selection process from the exterior to the interior.  We will be there with you every step of the way for guidance and design help.

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Finalize

4. Finalize the paperwork and sign the contract

Once you’ve finalized all of your new home details, our team will prepare your purchase contract and meet with you for your review and signature.  These contracts detail construction costs, contingencies, specifications, contract terms, deposit amount and payment structure.

Depending on the financing situation, your mortgage banker may be included in the discussion.Contract documents are  forwarded to your financing partner for review and approval. Once all parties approve the paperwork an executed set of documents is mailed to the customer.

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Build

5. Construction Begins

Lot Preparation

Foundation

Framing

Rough Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC

Finished carpentry, Flooring, Woodwork, Painting and Staining.

Finishing Touches

Customer walk-through, Inspection and Home Orientation

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Recent Awards

We are honored and humbled to accept these four awards from the Builders Association Awards of Excellence! We would like to extend a very special thank you to the Builders Association of NW Pennsylvania, Bob Himes and Judges, and an enormous salute to all of this years nominees!

Our Work