New Home Construction

We make high quality energy efficient home construction achievable within your budget goals

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At Greg Fitzpatrick, Inc. Custom Home Builder we will work with you to make high quality energy efficient home construction achievable within your budget goals.

We are happy to work with your architect or designer or can help you develop the building plans required to build your beautiful new home.

Energy efficient new home construction is a primary focus of ours. We guide our clients to the products and construction methods that best balance efficiency and value. We can show you how energy efficiency can be made affordable both initially as well as save your family money on heating costs while making your home more comfortable throughout the year.

We promote sustainable “Green” home building products and methods. Every new home should be energy efficient, responsible to the environment, and healthy to live in. These goals are central to our construction. We are committed to incorporating green innovation into our new homes.

If you haven’t located your building site yet we can help you locate the perfect lot location for your new home.
We are also committed to building your new home in compliance with EPA guidelines for Radon resistant construction standards. These construction techniques have been proven to reduce Radon levels which will lower the risk of Radon related health issues.

Every new home we build includes a passive Radon reduction system as standard equipment.
Learn more about Radon and your home at EPA.gov

Building process

Building PlansGreg Fitzpatrick, Inc. Custom Home Builder will work with you to transform your vision of your new home into workable building plans and specifications. We provide a guaranteed price to complete your home construction project, and work quickly to get you into your new home as soon as possible.

Here is an overview of the building process step by step.

Groundbreaking

GroundbreakingDuring groundbreaking, any required trees are removed and excavation for the driveway begins
ExcavationExcavation continues for the house foundation, utilities, and drainage system
Forms and FootingsForms are set and footings are poured. The foundation drain system is installed
Wall FormsWall forms are set and concrete is poured for the foundation walls
Concrete basementConcrete basement and garage floors are installed after backfilling with crushed stone and compacted sand

Framing begins

FramingThis is perhaps the most exciting phase of the home construction process. Progress advances quickly as your home visibly takes shape
RoofingRoofing, windows, and doors are installed and the new house becomes tight to weather
Exterior Trim & SidingExterior trim and siding are applied
Septic System
Well

The septic system and well are installed

Partition Walls
Chimney

Inside the house, partition walls are built and the chimney is installed.

Plumbing and ElectricalPlumbing and electrical systems are roughed in.
Insulation
Insulation
Spray foam insulation

Insulation is installed in wall cavities and attic spaces after thoroughly sealing all penetrations and seams to eliminate air infiltration

DrywallDrywall is installed and finished
Floor Installation
Tile Floors

Hardwood and tile floors are installed

TrimFinish carpenters install interior doors and trim, window trim, crown molding, baseboard molding, shelving, fireplace mantels, and stairways
PaintThe painters prep and prime the walls and trim, paint the ceilings, and apply color to the walls
Geo Thermal HVACAt this point we complete installation of the mechanical systems
Cabinetry
Countertops

Cabinetry and countertops are installed.

Plumbing
Lighting Fixtures

Plumbing fixtures, appliances, and lighting fixtures closely follow cabinetry and countertops.

Final Grade
Hydroseed

Back outside, the excavation contractor returns to final grade for proper drainage. Hardscaping is installed as well as loam and hydro seed to establish the lawn. The driveway receives a final finish with screened gravel and is paved if applicable.

Our last week on the job

Private ResidenceThe painters complete touch ups, we operate and test mechanical systems, and the cleaning crews perform a final cleaning

Your new home can be ready for your family in six to twelve months from groundbreaking through completion!