Our Building Process

It's more than just building. It's an experience that takes time to develop and implement, and will be worth every second in your new home.

Southerly Homes brings over 150 years of collective expertise to homeowners in Central Texas. We are passionate about our work & our team brings a wealth of insight & warm hospitality to every build. Building or renovating a home can seem like a daunting task, but we are here to help guide you through every step of the process. Our goal is to make the home building experience as informative, transparent & straightforward as possible, and we’re excited to give you a glimpse into our process and what goes into building your dream home from start to finish.

How Are We Different?

At Southerly Homes, we take pride in our personalized customer service and partner with you throughout the home building process, so you feel right at home, right from the start.

There are three significant steps involved in building a great home: acquire, design and build.

1. Acquire

The first step is to acquire land. We can design and build your home on land that you already own or our team can help you locate and purchase the land you would like to build your dream home on.

2. Design

The second step is to design. Our experienced team will work with you to bring your vision for your home to life and truly create the home of your dreams. We can work with your existing floor plan, architect or help you start the design process from scratch.

3. Build

The third step is to build your dream home. We oversee the entire home building process from start to finish. Our hands on approach ensures that your home is built with quality and meets the highest of standards. .

We understand this is a big decision and want to make sure you are comfortable with every step of the process. We will answer any questions you have and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

Contact us today to learn more about our services & how we can help you build the home of your dreams.

From Start To Finish With Southerly Homes

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Appointments & Tours

To get started, schedule a consultation or tour with us! We will sit down with you and get to know your vision for your dream home, and how your family, lifestyle and budget shape your vision. This will help us gain an understanding of what you are looking for and how to best serve you. We can even take you on a tour of one of our current projects for a behind the scenes look at the building process.

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During your consultation, we will go over the details of our process and answer any questions you have.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know us and ask any questions you may have.

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Contract Meeting

After your initial consultation, we will meet with you to discuss the details of your construction agreement. We will go over the scope of your project, including budget, timeline and expectations for design, permitting, construction, etc. This is a chance for you to ask any questions about the agreement and make sure that you understand everything.


Next comes the design phase for your home—from floorplans and blueprints to exterior and interior material selections. Our experienced team will work with you and an architect to design the best floorplan and/or blueprints and develop construction plan documents needed to permit and build your dream home.

We can work with your interior designer, or partner with you alongside one of our preferred design centers to select all the materials for the exterior and interior components of your home. This is where you’ll select all the things—from exterior siding and masonry materials, windows and roofing, paint colors, to lighting and plumbing fixtures, flooring and tile.

Lot Inspection: Construction

Once the colors are selected, we will inspect the lot to ensure it is ready for construction. We will also research any necessary permits & schedule a time for construction to begin.

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Next Steps: Permitting

We ensure that we have the required permits before we begin construction.

Pre-Construction Meeting

At your pre-construction meeting, we will go over everything in detail that is necessary to build your home. At this meeting, we will:

  • Review the design of your home, including all material selections for the exterior and interior of your home.
  • Discuss any modifications or changes that need to be made
  • Go over the construction schedule
  • Discuss your budget and any financing options
  • Answer any questions you have about the construction process
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Pre-Drywall Orientation

After your home is framed, we will invite you to a pre-drywall orientation. This is an opportunity to see your home before the drywall is installed.

You will be able to tour your home and get a feel for the layout. This is also a chance for us to go over any changes or modifications needed.

Pre-Closing Orientation

Once your home is complete, we will invite you to a pre-closing orientation and final walk-through. This is a great opportunity to spot items that need to be corrected or adjusted and make sure that everything meets or exceeds your expectations. We strive for excellence and want you to be pleased with your new home, so we will take the time to go over every detail.

Homeowner Orientation & Closing

The final step is the homeowner orientation & closing. This is when the new homeowners meet with the builder to go over the construction of their home.

They will also receive the keys to their new home. In addition, the builder will go over the warranty information & any other important information that the new homeowners need to know.

This is an exciting time for everyone involved & it is the perfect time to ask any final questions that you may have.

Customer Service & Satisfaction

At Southerly Homes, we seriously value our commitment to customer service & satisfaction. We understand that building a new home or renovating your existing home can be a significant undertaking and we want to make sure that you have a good experience doing it.

Benefits Of Using Southerly Homes

When it comes to building your dream home, there’s no one better to help you than Southerly Homes. With over 45 years of collective expertise, we know what it takes to make your home construction process go as smoothly as possible. Some of the benefits of using Southerly Homes include:

  • Assistance with Finding the Perfect Property  – Southerly Homes can assist with real estate services, to help you locate and purchase the perfect piece of land to build your dream home on.
  • Expertise in Design – Once you’ve found the perfect property, Southerly Homes will help you design your dream home. We partner with experienced architects & designers and work closely with you to create the perfect floor plan & layout for your new home.
  • Construction Experience – The most crucial benefit of using Southerly Homes is our construction experience. We bring integrity and vision to the construction process, ensuring Clients are in good hands while building beautiful, high-quality homes that will last for years to come.

If you’re looking for a smooth & hassle-free home construction experience, there’s no one better to turn to than Southerly Homes.