BUILDING BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: OUR PROCESS
Building a custom home is a reflection of who you are. It must reflect your values, your lifestyle and your personality. Whether building inside a Jacksonville luxury community or on land you own, no matter how intricate the design or seemingly impossible the detail, at Pineapple, we work with you every step of the way to bring your blank canvas to life.
At Pineapple, we don’t just build custom homes, we build trust by providing the peace-of-mind necessary to enjoy the process. Our reputation as one of Northeast Florida’s most capable and accomplished custom home builders is built upon three decades of success. Throughout the years, we’ve personalized and perfected the home building process and every member of our team is bound together and dedicated to exceeding expectations.
Building a custom home is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but there are many decisions to make in the process. Don’t worry! We’re here to help you every step of the way, starting with the earliest stages of your custom home planning.
You’ll want to consider where to live. We build in some of Jacksonville’s most impressive custom home communities and can help you find a home site or build on land you own. We’ll discuss your thoughts about design, budget and timeline. If you need an architect, we’ll suggest one. If you prefer to work from an existing plan, we have many to consider. Working together, we’ll assemble a team and begin fleshing out exactly what you desire to create.
- Custom Home Consultation
- Construction Planning
- Architect Selection / Assemble Team
- Community and/or Homesite Identification
- Site Planning & Development
- Land Surveying, Soils Engineering
- Preliminary Design, Budget & Timeline
After we’ve completed a site analysis, established a preliminary budget and have a general idea of what you wish to accomplish with your custom dream home, we’ll begin to finalize specific design and floor plan ideas, analyzing your needs, wants and wishes along with the costs and benefits of various options.
Working in tandem with your architect and interior designer, we’ll begin developing a final working budget, value-engineering as required or desired. As part of this process, you’ll begin making design selections for such things like lighting, cabinets, counter tops, flooring, fixtures, appliances, structural options, trim and landscaping. There are many decisions to make at this time, but we’ll walk you through each one of them. This will allow us to create a final working budget with proper allowances for all selections.
We believe in making the construction process as open, transparent and communicative as possible. We’re committed to financial clarity and always want you to know exactly where your investment is being spent.
- Custom Home Design
- Structural Engineering
- Landscape Architecture
- Design Selections
- Budget Development
- Value Engineering
With our detailed plans and budget in hand, we’ll create a build schedule that incorporates every phase of construction of your new custom home including excavation, foundation, framing, rough-in, drywall, trim, walkthroughs and more.
Building a new custom home typically takes anywhere from 6 to 18 months to complete, depending upon the size and complexity of the home.
- Construction Schedule Development
Finally, it’s time to begin construction and watching your custom dream home come to life! We’ll work according to the design specifications, budget and schedule that we’ve created together with you. Rest assured, we work only with the best consultants, experts and contractors.
Our team of architects, engineers and building professionals thrive on solving tricky construction problems and live for making the seemingly impossible, possible. If you can imagine it, chances are good we can build it.
Along the way, we anticipate that there will be some change orders. That’s OK. Our goal is solely focused on the end result. We want to help you fulfill your custom home vision down to the very last detail. We will always keep you well-informed of our construction progress, and how any revisions or additions might impact your planned budget.
- Project Manager & Supervisors Assigned
- Sub-Contractor Selection and Bid Locks
- Transparent Budget and Values
- Rigid Cost Controls
- Materials Identification & procurement
- Regular Communication
- Strict OSHA Safety Guidelines & Site Management
- Regular Inspections
- Change Orders
Congratulations! Your new custom home is complete, and you are ready to move-in and begin living the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. Rest assured that it is as thrilling a time for us, as it is for you! We take the same pride and joy in every one of our homes that their owners do.
In tandem with your final walkthrough and closing, we review all home systems and maintenance services with you—including appliances, smart home systems and other built-in technologies, as well as maintenance schedules. You’ll also be able to enjoy your new home with the unfettered peace-of-mind that comes with three layers of warranty protection including our Pineapple Warranty, a 2-10 Home Buyers Structural Warranty and all applicable original Manufacturer Warranties.
- Final Walkthrough & Closing
- Home Systems, Appliance & Technology Tutorials
- Maintenance Service Review & Scheduling
- Triple-Layer Warranty: Pineapple, 2-10 HBW Structural, Manufacturers