Our Process

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At Granite Ridge Builders, we are committed to creating an outstanding home building experience for our customers. We are with you every step of the way because we are passionate about building a home of quality and high standards that you will enjoy for many years. We have simplified the home building process to make it easy for you.

Construction Process
Made Easy

If you want to build a new home, but are unsure of how the process works, Granite Ridge Builders has created a helpful guide to the new home building process. You can watch our helpful video about our simplified steps in the new home construction process.

We really like how smooth the process went from signing the agreement to moving in. The designing process and decorating was very fun and everyone was very knowledgeable! Overall we were VERY impressed with the process from start to finish!

Quinn Wiley | Urbana, IN

Loved the communication, pictures and the speed with which questions were answered and concerns were addressed!

Jonathan & Jill Jeran | Huntertown, IN

I felt very welcomed from the time I walked in. Everyone was very helpful. I was very pleased with everyone in the process.

Ashley Kissinger | Huntertown, IN

Laura (New Home Specialist), thank you for your last update on Buildertrend. We have been genuinely amazed at how quickly the crews have done their jobs. Dave (Project Manager) has done a really good job of keeping us informed of what was going on. He certainly has done his job of seeing that if he says it is going to happen, it happens. The crews have always been on schedule or even ahead of schedule. Thank all of you again.

Alan & Sue Bowers | Ney, OH

The process used by your company to keep us informed of the building process and timing was excellent. We appreciated the help your team gave us with fast responses on questions we had. We will recommend your company to those looking for building a new home. Quality is first class along with your staff. We are loving our new home more each day.

Paula & Gary Jaeckle | Fort Wayne, IN

Alicia (Project Manager) stayed in contact with us the whole time. With the pandemic and everything going on at the time of construction her and her team were always there to guide us through the process of building our very first home.

Joseph Scott | Fort Wayne, IN

Lucian (Executive Designer & Estimator) did an awesome job on home design. We made up our mind to choose Granite Ridge Builders immediately after our first meeting with him. All of the drafters/print designers who worked on our home were awesome. Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and quick to respond. I really enjoyed this part of the home buying experience.

Heath & Stephanie Breeding | Fort Wayne, IN

Working with Lucian (executive designer) was helpful in getting the house we had envisioned. We really enjoy the open feel and the quality workmanship of the home. We thought the process was so easy and such a positive experience - can't imagine things being any better! Your showroom is great! We loved that you have it all in one place!

Jim & Julie Gould | Fort Wayne, IN

Everything moved quickly and efficiently. Greg (Project Manager) was great to work with. Always available to answer questions and communicated often with the progress of the house.

Brenna & Zachary Cook | Bourbon, IN

I had the opportunity to work with Lucian and Cindy in creating my home layout and design. He demonstrated an amazing ability to balance my interests and price point with all other aspects of the home building process to create a beautiful layout.

Karel Homrig | Fort Wayne, IN

I thought the design process was going to be overwhelming but, Samantha (Design Coordinator) made everything so easy, fun and nice. It was a very pleasant experience.

Jacob Rodenbeck | Fort Wayne, IN

Buildertrend was an excellent way for me to feel connected.

Kristen Mikel | Topeka, IN

Joy (New Home Specialist) was very good to work with and helped direct us to model homes to review which helped us choose a floor plan.

Mike Vanderburggen | Bryan, OH

The walk through process was far more than what I ever expected. Jeff walked with me through every room and the outside, explaining everything I would need to know once I moved in. He was courteous and knowledgeable about any questions I had.

Pamela Sliger | Fort Wayne, IN

Very professional, helpful, and organized from start to finish. Communication was open and frequent which kept us involved with all aspects.

Mike & Debra Chiles | Van Wert, OH

Our project manager Alicia Prast was our favorite part—she was always available, patiently answered our questions and kept everything unbelievably on track, even early sometimes!

Todd & Hayley Mullins | Fort Wayne, IN

I appreciated Lisa’s constant communication. She always returned my phone calls promptly and always professionally.

Kim Shatto | Avilla, IN

We had a great team to work with throughout our experience.

John & Taylor Feighner | Fort Wayne, IN

We liked the communication through the process. Buildertrend was a great tool. Alicia (Project Manager) was awesome! Between the Studs (TV Show) provided us with information regarding the various stages building our home.

Frank & Alanza Jackson | Fort Wayne, IN

I liked how we were informed almost every day what got done with the house and what was going to happen next. The communication was great and all the employees that I got to meet and work with were all amazing!

Jacob Rodenbeck | Fort Wayne, IN

Robb Harrison (Project Manager) was the best contractor I have ever worked with. He was always trying his best to address any concerns and make sure we were satisfied. He answered all questions and concerns. Exceptional.

Douglas & Mary Ann Evanoff | La Porte, IN

We love Donnie Dressel (Project Manager)! He was great to work with and made sure things were neat and clean throughout the whole construction process. He kept us informed via communication and photos. He was great whenever there was a concern. We could take it to him and he would get an answer.

Charles & Debora Curless | Wabash, IN

The ease of the experience overall was incredible. Everyone we dealt was were very professional and kept us informed at all times. Tony Doepker (New Home Specialist) was very upfront about costs and helped us accurately project the final cost of our home with the upgrades we had. We even came in under budget!

Caressa Thompson | Topeka, IN

I liked the ease of coming up with a plan and working with the Granite Ridge staff. Joy Justice (New Home Specialist) was great to work with. She wasn't pushy but when we were ready to move forward, she was always there with any help we needed.

Ken & Mary Jean Meyer | Decatur, IN

I love how from the beginning we were treated well. We were helped all along the way to get into our new home. We really feel like we were a part of all of the construction process with the Buildertrend app and any questions we had our project manager, Steve, was quick to answer.

Troy & Ina Dull | New Paris, IN

We were very happy overall with the communication between our project manager (Josh Sorge) and our decorator (Jenny Nelson)! Any time we had a question or concern they were very quick in getting back with us. We had a great experience in building our new home and are love being all settled in!

Jason & Stacey Spuller | Fort Wayne, IN

I love how the designer went a little “off-script” and did some customizing for us. Josh, Michael, and Chris have been so customer-service driven throughout the entire experience. It has been great knowing that they are a part of the build.

Kyle & Jessica Esselburn | Huntertown, IN

Our Project Manager was amazing. Communication was always there, and he got things done even when we thought it was impossible.

Cory & Brandi Feltner | Huntington, IN
Simple Steps
1. Meet

In the initial meetings, we will give you a showroom tour, share our home building process, and discuss your goals, ideas, and budget for your dream home. Granite Ridge Builders feels that it is important to listen carefully to a homebuyer’s wishes. Once we have found an ideal location for your new home and the perfect floor plan, we will prepare a construction proposal. The construction proposal is an outline of the features and cost related to the construction of your new home.

Meet the Team
2. Design

Once you agree to terms of the construction proposal, a contract is signed. This step introduces the plan, design, and decorating stage. You are also ready to begin the mortgage and loan application process. We will assign one of our talented Design Coordinators and Drafting Specialists to guide you through the process of planning and selecting the features and details of your new home. You will work one-on-one with our team to personalize your new home to your specific budget. All of the design choices are located under one roof, making it an enjoyable and effortless experience.

Design Studio
3. Build

Once your financing and overall design are completed and approved, the construction process will begin. We have teamed up with Buildertrend to help you stay involved during the build and allow you to communicate and follow along with the progress of your new home. Granite Ridge Builders uses construction techniques designed to build one of the highest quality homes you can purchase. To ensure the quality of the homes we build, we have assigned a Project Manager to your job. The Project Manager will inspect your home during the construction process. The inspections performed by your Project Manager are in addition to the required inspections performed by the building department and vendors involved in the construction of your home.

Granite Ridge Differences
4. Live

When construction on your new home is complete, your Project Manager will contact you to schedule a New Home Presentation. This final step in the process of building your home typically lasts one to two hours and will prepare you for the final closing. During this meeting we will demonstrate that the home has been completed to your satisfaction, demonstrate maintenance procedures, and review warranty procedures and emergency contacts. A closing appointment will be scheduled with the lender and title company which includes finalizing your loan and receiving the keys to move-in!

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YOUR KEY TO A
CUSTOM-BUILT HOME
Custom Floor Plans

Start with any of our home plans and make it your own or work with our designers to create a truly custom home. We will help you create a home that you'll love.

Custom Selections

Choosing the details that will go into your new home is often the most enjoyable part of the building process. Our design experts are here to help guide you through the process.

Custom Built

We select a team that is committed to building a home with the highest standards and quality craftsmanship. We pay attention to every detail that goes into your new home.

Custom Team

We strive to make our homeowners happy by listening and working with them through each phase of construction. Our dedicated team of professionals are here to help.

Custom Communication

Communication is key to creating happy homeowners and a smooth construction process. Easily track the progress of your new home and quickly communicate with our team.

Custom Process

We make it our mission to give all of our homebuyers information up front and throughout the construction process about what to expect, the project itself, and the timeline.

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