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September 29, 2022

What To Expect With Your Custom Home Build

What To Expect With Your Custom Home Build

Are you planning to build your dream custom home? For many, building a custom home is an exciting process, so much so that some builders don’t prepare themselves for what to expect. Knowing what to expect with your custom home build is essential for staying realistic and level-headed throughout the process.

What Is Included In A Custom Home Build?

When you initially start looking to build a custom home, your contractor will give you an estimate for the entire project. Depending on who you work with, their estimate can include different things, so it’s important to ask your contractor what’s covered in the estimate. For example, many contractors don’t include site preparation, temporary site requirements, landscaping, or appliances in their initial estimate. 

The RES Experience

At RES Contracting, we have over 30 years of experience helping people build their dream custom homes in Prescott, Arizona. We use green building practices and Energy Star procedures that add comfort and value to the homes we build. We also emphasize customer service. We let homeowners choose their design and budget and will only step in to offer advice to get you the house of your dreams at a price you can afford.


Managing expectations is essential when building a custom home. It’s also good to do research before you start the process. That way, you can know what to expect with your custom home build and won’t be surprised by any timeline or cost estimates. 


Wondering how long it takes to build a custom home? Sadly, there’s no easy answer here. Custom homes can be built in as little as eight months, while others take over two years to finish. Larger homes with more complex floor plans will take more time to build than smaller, simpler houses. 

Depending on what you’re looking for in your custom home, it’s better to plan for a longer process than a shorter one. We suggest you keep your expectations realistic and plan for a two-year process. 


Inflation has been on the rise, making building a custom home more expensive. But recent market reports show rising costs slowing down, making it an excellent opportunity to take the plunge on building your custom home. The total cost of building a custom home depends on several factors. Here are some of the bigger ticket items:

  • Purchasing a lot
  • Finishing the lot for building
  • Framing 
  • Foundation
  • HVAC system
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity 
  • Setting up other systems 
  • Exterior finishes (walls, windows, doorways) 
  • Utility Connections

The Process

When you build your custom home with our team, we ensure a process that is as stress-free and efficient as possible. First, you’ll choose a piece of land to build your home in one of Prescott’s beautiful custom home communities. Then you’ll design your home with support from our team. We’ll give you advice on budget, timelines, and layout. Finally, you’ll leave the designs with us, and we’ll build the home of your dreams! If you want to be involved in every step of the process, our team is happy to have you along for the ride. 

Your Custom Home In Prescott

R.E.S. Contracting has been helping people build exceptional custom homes in Prescott, Arizona since 1987. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve learned so much and hope to stick around another 30 years to be able to help more people build the homes of their dreams. If you’re looking to build a custom home in Prescott, Arizona, call us today at 928-776-0301 to schedule a meeting and review your project with a member of our team.