Our Building Process
We pride ourselves in offering what we feel is the best overall package for custom homes in Central Texas. Our goal is to construct the highest quality home at a great price. Another goal we strive for is a high level of customer satisfaction during construction and continues after final closing. To achieve these goals, we have designed the following process to guide you through the home building process.
We use this meeting to discover the customer’s needs and provide guidance on the steps to take to meet their needs and get the process started.
If you need help securing financing, we have a person on staff to guide you through the process. You may have already qualified for a loan, in this case we work closely with your lender throughout construction.
It is important to focus on the size and style of your future home but the location is just as important. You will notice on this website we have a few subdivisions we are promoting.
Approximately 75 miles from Kempner, Texas to include Copperas Cove, Pidcoke, Gatesville, Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Belton, Temple, Moody, Salado, Florence, Liberty Hill, Briggs, Lampasas, Lometa, Adamsville, San Saba and beyond…
We build all over Central Texas and can assist you with land or lot purchases while including those purchases in the overall home package.
We love to help our customer’s with their home design. We have many floor plans to choose from, but rarely does a customer find that perfect plan. We work closely with a home designer to help you create your perfect plan. You may like different aspects of separate plans and wish to combine them into one plan with a new elevation or you may want to draw new plans.
Pricing and Estimating
Once we have a floor plan, we start the process of determining the price of your home. We have an estimator on staff whose job is to develop a price for your home. We have a questionnaire that we will go through together to address the specifics of your home. We compile this information plus bids from our subcontractors to create a proposal.
The proposal states all the specifications to build the home and the price. We review the proposal with the customer to make sure the specifications meet your satisfaction. This document is important in our process because we make it an attachment to the contract and it is used as a construction document.
After the contract is written, you start the color selection process. We have a person on staff to guide you through the process of selecting your brick or rock, shingles, paint, etc., and setting appointments with the different suppliers.
During the construction of your home, John Bowen and our field supervisor are continually inspecting your home throughout the building process. A field expert will be checking your project daily and more if necessary. The 2-10 American E Builder Warranty is the structural warranty we provide with each home. Additional inspections can be arranged if the customer so desires.
We do a thorough check throughout the construction process, but there will be a specific punch list at the slab, framing ,prefinal and final stages that will be developed and completed before moving forward with the next stages. On the Prefinal and final the field supervisor , will explain each of the items on the list and also to see if we have any additional items that you are concerned with. It is John D. Bowen Construction’s goal to have all punch list items completed by the time of the orientation and closing.
Several days prior to closing, John D. Bowen Construction’s supervisor will give a 1-1 ½ hour orientation on how to maintain and care for the home, Emergency numbers, warranty services procedures, and issues concerning the final closing may also be discussed.
When your home is complete we work with your realtor and lender to set up closing and confirm all the proper documents have been provided to the title company to ensure a timely closing. It is John D. Bowen Construction’s goal that all closing documents and the closing statement should be reviewed and approved 24 hours prior to closing. You have just completed a long process to build and purchase a new home. We want to make sure the final closing is as stress free as possible and we have the opportunity to say “thank you for your business.”