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New Home FAQs

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  • Norman Graham Builders considers itself a design-build contractor. What does that mean?

    Design-Build is a process in which we deliver both the design and the construction services. You might think of it as 1-stop shopping for your custom home. This process improves efficiency through a streamlined communications process and integrated team effort. In Design-Build, the designer and the builder work together to provide you with the best project possible.

  • How long does it take to build a new custom home?

    Construction of a new custom home generally takes between 5 & 6 months.

  • May I build on my own lot?

    Yes, in fact, Norman L. Graham Inc. builds many homes on owner's lots.

  • What about house plans?

    Our owner, Gerald Graham, has a background in architectural design. He will work with you to design a home that's uniquely yours.

  • May I use my own plans?

    Yes, as long as you realize that revisions might need to be made in order to make the plans code compliant. Certain modifications might be necessary to accomodate your building site.

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  • How do I get started?

    Call our office and ask to set up a consultation with our owner, Gerald Graham.

  • How can I find out more about your new home community?

    Call our office or email us requesting additional information, then check the new communities section on the website.

  • How involved can I be in product selection for my new home?

    Completely. With a Norman Graham house, you make the selections for all finish aspects of your new home, including exterior, interior paint, plumbing fixtures, and flooring.

  • What if I have questions during the construction process?

    Our project manager is always available to answer your questions and to assist you in any way possible, meeting you on site whenever necessary.

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  • Will I have access to my home during construction?

    Yes, you are free to visit the home at any time. You must acknowledge the risks of construction sites and exercise extreme caution when visiting the site.

  • How can I get other questions answered?

    We’re here to serve you, and we do everything possible to answer your questions promptly. If you have any additional questions or comments about our custom design process, our neighborhoods, or our addition and remodeling services, please feel free to contact us at office@normanlgraham.com. We’re looking forward to making your dream home a reality.

  • How much does a custom home cost per square foot?

    Since no two homes are alike, and there are tens of thousands of individual parts that go into your custom-built home, it’s really impossible to give a price. A 3,000 Square Foot home with solid gold fixtures will obviously cost more than a similar home with traditional features.

  • Is building a true custom home more demanding or complicated than building a semi-custom home?

    Norman L. Graham Inc. has made it much easier to enjoy a custom-built home. It may be a just a little more demanding than buying an existing home, but in the end your personal selections will make your new home uniquely yours.