Our Process

  1. Plan & Site Selection
    Payne Family Homes has a variety of floor plans and communities available to fit nearly every lifestyle and budget. Once you have chosen the perfect plan, you’ll select your homesite. Most of our communities offer a variety of homesites including ingrades, lookouts and walkouts, cul-de-sac and more. The next step is the purchase agreement, where you review the options and pricing and be on your way to being a Payne Homeowner!
  2. Pre-Construction Meeting
    It’s time to start construction on your new home! At this meeting, you are given a comprehensive overview of the details you have chosen, as well as meet your construction team, who you’ll get to know well over the next few months. This is your opportunity to see the layout of your homesite and the phases of construction that you can expect to see moving forward.


    Payne Family Homes Color Room
  3. Finalize the Details
    Nothing beats having the opportunity to select your colors and finishes for your new home. This process takes place with your Community Sales Manager and you also visit a few of our trade partners’ show rooms to select your lighting and flooring.
  4. Foundation
    A Foundation Release allows us to begin the permitting process. Your homesite is prepared, foundation forms are set, in-slab plumbing is installed and the concrete is poured and cured. At this stage, you may find it difficult to envision what your completed home looks like. Don’t worry!

    Payne Family Homes Framing Carpenter
  5. Framing
    Your home begins to take shape, with exterior and interior walls, as well as the roof and floor system, using LP Buidling Products. This is when you get your first true sense of your home’s size and feel.
  6. Roofing & Windows
    At this point in your build, we are weatherproofing your home. Your roof is shingled, using 30 year GAF architectural shingles. The exterior of your home is wrapped in Rex Wrap. Jeld-Wen windows with lifetime warranty are installed at this time.
  7. Internal Systems
    All electrical wiring, outlets and breaker boxes are installed at this time. Your Trane HVAC units arrive. If you are building a 1.5 or 2-story home, you have dual HVAC units. The plumbing in your Total Kohler Home is installed. City inspections happen at this time.
  8. Insulation, Drywall & Exterior
    Your home is fully insulated at this time, including blown-in insulation in the attic. Your chosen brick, siding and stone is installed to the exterior of your home.
  9. Interior Finishes
    During this stage Aristocraft cabinetry is installed, as well as countertops are set in place in your kitchen and bathrooms. The interior walls are primed and painted using Sherwin Williams SherScrub paint.
  10. Fixtures, Flooring & Trim
    Payne Family Homes Flooring
    During this stage, Ambassador or Henges installs flooring throughout your home. Fixtures you have chosen from Metro Lighting or Ferguson also arrive. Finish carpenters arrive at this time to install all the interior doors and molding, staircase railings and balusters. 
  11. Quality Control Inspection
    An incredible 300 point quality inspection is performed by our Executive Construction Team. The exterior of the home is walked and inspected, from the concrete, sod and landscape to the roofing, siding and brick. The interior of the home is then inspected room by room. All plumbing fixtures, appliances, lights, fireplaces, etc. are turned on to ensure proper functioning. The floors, walls, and ceilings are inspected for drywall or finish imperfections. The basement is checked for leaks and proper insulation. Your windows, sump pump and electrical panel are tested.
  12. Homeowner Orientation
    You join your builder on a personal tour of your home, introducing you to all of the features within. The time has finally come! Congratulations! We can’t wait to see you make Our House, Your Home.