Our Process

Norton Homes’ focus has always been on delivering an extraordinary home building experience. Every Norton home is as unique and important as the family for whom it is being built. We strive to create a home building experience that makes our clients feel at ease from the first meeting until after they set foot into their new Norton custom home. For us, this is a partnership from start to finish. Pat Hiller and Chris Norton work directly with our clients on every detail from the initial concept, through the construction phase and delivery of the finished home making sure our clients are receiving exactly what they desire in their new Norton custom home.

Step 1 – Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss the location you desire and style of home that best suits your lifestyle. Whether you want to build in one of our communities, have your own Lot, or even if you need a little extra guidance to find the perfect lot, our custom luxury home builders in MN will help you secure your future home’s location. We take the time to understand what you desire in your custom home, the style, orientation, functionality, and overall floor plan size. This consultation is done at no obligation to you.

Step 2 – Your Architect

Once your location is selected and your initial specifications are identified, we’ll organize a meeting with our architect. During the meeting, you will describe to the architect the necessities and amenities you’d like included in your new custom house. We encourage you to bring inspiration pictures and examples of the exact styles and designs you are looking for. This way, we can ensure that your new custom dream home is built exactly how you’ve always imagined it. After collecting a modest sketch plan fee, we’ll have the preliminary sketch plan drawing ready for you within 1-1.5 weeks.

Step 3 – Your Blueprint

Our mission is to show you exactly what you’ve envisioned. Revisions and edits are allowed but may not be necessary. We’ll talk about specifications and allowances for selections and provide an overall cost estimate. Once you’ve approved the sketch plan drawing, the architect will proceed and create the blueprint home plan of your new custom home.

To move forward with purchasing the lot and beginning construction, you need to be able to qualify for financing. Norton Homes can refer you to arrange financing for the construction of your new home with one of our preferred lenders or you can use your own lender. Upon approval, we’ll draw up the purchase agreement contract and collect a portion of the required deposit on your new home.

Step 4 – Design Phase

As your chosen lot is purchased, we will request the remaining portion of the deposit. Once the lot is secured and the deposit paid, we’ll begin the construction process – from getting the necessary permits to making sure you have a completely finished Norton custom home to move into. Typically, the delivery date of your new Norton custom home is approximately six months from the day your new home’s plans are submitted for city approval and permits are issued.

Since we have the heavy lifting under control, your time is now freed up for design appointments with our full time professional designer. The design phase involves all of your home selections including exterior siding/stone, cabinetry, paint colors, lighting, plumbing, countertops, and flooring options. As these decisions are made, our designer oversees the sourcing, ordering, and delivery of your selections for scheduled installation.

Step 5 – Delivery

At Norton Homes, we are committed to partnering with you throughout the build of your new custom dream home. We are attentive to your approval of selections and modifications to eliminate any unexpected cost while creating the home you truly desire.

Together, prior to home delivery we will walk through your completely finished Norton custom home built with exceptional detail and craftsmanship as promised. From the specifications of your HVAC system to home automation features, we will ensure that you understand the functionality built into your new Norton custom home. Then, it’s time for you to enjoy living in your dream home.

At Norton Homes, we stand by each and every home we build, and we continue that guarantee after you move in. Approximately one year after the delivery date of your home we’ll conduct a meeting to address any issues or concerns that may have arisen, like nail pops or adjusting doors or windows as the house will have had time to settle after construction.

What Sets Norton Homes Apart

With Norton Homes as your custom luxury home builders in MN and trusted partner, you can rest assured that our unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail will result in a home that reflects your personal style and that you are proud of.

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