The Hunt Home
Hunt Homes quality construction process
At Hunt Homes we have a detailed construction process that has quality checkpoints that begin at the design stage of your home and continue until after you have moved in to ensure the details that are required for each stage of construction have been completed before the next stage begins.
Before the final review of your construction plans we will have discussed the many options that you will have to choose from in order to personalize your home. These options will be recorded in your work order package to ensure that your options are included in your house. After the final review of your construction plans have been completed, and permits from the city and county have been obtained, construction can begin.
From the ground up
The first step to building a quality home that will last for many years is laying a firm foundation on soil that has been checked by our engineer for structural integrity. We pour a concrete footing on which a poured concrete wall is placed for an extremely strong foundation designed to stand for generations to come. The excavation and foundation stage usually lasts 2 - 3 weeks.
Things are beginning to take shape
The framing stage is when things start to take shape. The frame of your house usually takes 2 - 4 weeks to construct depending on the size of your home. There are several quality checks during the framing stage to ensure things are square, door and window openings are correct and workmanship is of the highest quality. We also spend several days ensuring that the exterior walls are sealed as tight as possible to keep the conditioned air inside your house from leaking out which saves you money on your utility bills.
Inside the home
The mechanical stage is next and usually takes about 2 weeks. This is when all the ‘behind the walls’ work is done. Plumbing rough in lasts 1- 2 days, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) lasts 2-3 days and electrical rough in last 3 - 4 days. Quality checks happen here so that the things that need to be behind the walls are there before they get covered with drywall.
Things really start to take shape at the drywall stage. After the insulation is installed and inspected, it generally takes about 2 days to hang the drywall sheets. The taping and finishing takes 1 - 2 weeks depending on the size of your home.
Details, details and more details
The finishing stage is definitely the most exciting. Here you will see all the choices you made come together to make your home the way you want it to look. Trim is installed and walls are painted. Cabinets and flooring go in. Plumbing fixtures are installed. Lights are hung. Towel racks are installed. Wire shelving in the closets goes in. Final grading in preparation for sod outside is done. Garage doors and openers go in and the final cleaning happens to make the house ready for you to move in. This stage takes some time, generally 3 - 4 weeks. This is when the craftsmen that do the finished product take their time to make things beautiful. It is very important to take the time not to rush this stage. It is detailed work and requires time to complete properly.