The Build Process

9 Steps to Building Your Dream Home

So you're ready to live in your dream home?  Congratulations!  The process will be much easier than you may think, because at Al Belt Custom Homes we follow a proven nine-step building methodology. 

Here's how it works:


Step 1:  Choose Your Floor Plan and Your Home Site – Here's where your exciting new adventure begins: Select your new home from one of our already built homes, from one of our distinctive floor plans or from a plan of your own.   Because we know you want your home to reflect your own, unique vision, our skilled architectural draftsman can customize any of our plans at no additional cost.

Then you'll want to select your home site in a neighborhood that meets your family’s needs (i.e., school district and location, distance to work, shopping, freeway, golf, etc.).  We have many lots available in the most desirable neighborhoods in Omaha and Sarpy County, or we can build on your lot, or we can acquire a lot of your choosing for you.

Step 2:  Pre-Construction Meeting – Before construction gets underway, we meet to review the entire construction plan and timetable.  We know you'll have lots of questions for us, so we take the time to answer every one of them. 

Step 3:  Making Your Custom Selections – There are a number of customizable items in your new home--carpet, tile, brick, etc--all the things that make your home yours and so it fits your life and your style.   At the Pre-Construction Meeting Al Belt Custom Homes gives you a detailed list letting you know when decisions are due and where to shop for your selections.  You'll find the large network of suppliers for Al Belt Custom Homes are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help you achieve your dream.
Step 4:  Pre-Drywall Frame Walk-Through – Prior to the installation of the drywall, Al Belt takes you through your new home for a close-up look at the quality components of the inner structure.  He answers your questions and verifies your home's features.  At the walk-through, the electrician is present to discuss placement of lights, switches and outlets.  If you choose a security or audio system for your new home, the electronics representative also is present to discuss your options.

Step 5:  Quality Assurance Inspection – Before your final walk-through, Al Belt and his key construction team members conduct their own quality-control inspection to make sure your home meets the high standards of Al Belt Custom Homes.  Any needed repairs or touch-ups are made and your home is thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the pre-closing orientation.

Step 6:  Pre-Closing Orientation – During the pre-closing orientation we take you through your house to demonstrate all of the operating procedures of your new home so you can fully enjoy it.  We also explain the ProHome Service Warranty.  After this meeting, you may have a “punch list” of items that you want touched up or completed. These items are then promptly taken care of to ensure your Al Belt Custom Home is all that you’d imagined.

Step 7:  Closing Day! – This is the day you've been dreaming about–the day when you can move into your brand new home.  It is a new beginning for your family but not the end of the support from Al Belt Custom Homes.   We take our customer satisfaction pledge very seriously and we back up our promises with action.

Step 8:  30-Day Follow-Up – Once you're settled in, we schedule a service check one month after closing.

Step 9:  11-Month Follow-Up Visit – Eleven months after you've moved in we meet with you again to handle any required warranty work and answer any questions.