Why should I have a custom home built instead of buying an existing home?

There are many benefits to buying a newly constructed custom home over existing homes for sale. Low Cost of MaintenanceWith less to worry about and fewer unexpected out-of-pocket expenses after move-in, you can spend time enjoying your new home and exploring your new community rather than making repairs and updates to an existing home. Convenience of Move-In ReadyWith a new construction home, you can trust everything is updated, your plumbing will work and you won’t have any foundation problems that must be fixed before you can move into the home. High-Rated Energy EfficiencyWith modern construction and the integration of advanced... Read More

Do I need to be pre-approved for a construction loan?

Unless you are paying cash for your custom home project, you will need a construction loan to pay for the materials and labor, and you can use it to buy the land as well. Construction loans for custom homes are a little more complicated than conventional mortgage loans because you are borrowing money on something that doesn’t yet exist. The bank will want assurances that you and your home builder can get the house built on time and on budget. Helton Construction can help you work with your financial institution to ensure this part of the process is fairly easy... Read More

How do we confirm our land is suitable for building on?

Helton Construction can provide a lot assessment to help you understand the costs of building on your lot and if further testing is needed. There are many different soil types and land considerations that must be planned for or mitigated before we can start building your dream custom home.

What if our lot or land requires well and septic?

Helton Construction can provide the permitting and installation for both well and septic that the State of Colorado requires. Learn more about us.

Is there an average price per square foot on your custom home builds?

Custom home pricing is based on many things, number of floors, type of architecture, overall square footage, interior and exterior features, and more. Helton Construction works with our buyers to build them the best custom home possible that falls within their budget and beyond their expectations.

Can we use our own home plans?

Helton Construction strives to make your custom home dreams a reality. You can choose to customize one of our floor plans or we can help you design one of your own based on what your needs and desires are. We'll discuss costs, options, and other considerations to help you make the best decisions possible. Helton Construction has experience building all kinds of features requested by clients and we are certain we can help you, too!

Is it more expensive to build a custom home?

Custom home do not necessarily cost more than a pre-built standard home. It really depends on the choices you make for your home. Helton Construction will consult with you about the available finishes and grades of finishes. In a neighborhood development, a home builder may choose finishes or products that are less expensive to keep the price competitive. You could choose the same quality of finishes and materials as some of the standard neighborhood developments, your home would be in the same price range.

Can we make changes during the construction process?

When working with Helton Construction, we focus on having all of the selections made prior to construction start, however we realize that changes along the way are part of the custom home construction process. We will let you know throughout the process when changes are allowable and when they are not. Change orders fees can apply for items changed after construction on your new custom home begins.

When will we know what the total cost of custom home will be?

Helton Construction will let you know the final sales price of your custom home build before you obtain your loan or custom home construction begins. If any changes are made along the way we will update your pricing at that time so there are no surprises. What if the cost of building materials goes up after work has begun? Once we sign your contract, which is a fixed price, your price is locked in. Helton Construction's trade partners and suppliers will honor the prices given to us at the time of your contract.