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1. Develop a Plan

Step One in the home building process is to develop your plan.


At Sierra Classic Custom Homes, we provide you three unique options for developing your dream floor plan. One is sure to be a perfect fit!

  1. Choose one of our designer plans and modify it to create your own custom plan.
  2. Experience unlimited access to our professional design team and develop your own floor plan from scratch OR
  3. Bring us your plan and we’ll make your dream a reality!

Visit our floor plans page for a list of available plans!

2. Develop a Budget

Once you’ve developed a plan, you’ll want to translate this dream to a budget.


We have outlined the three main budget components to ensure you plan for all aspects of the home building process.

  1. Land Cost is quite simply the price paid for the property where you plan to build your new home. Most new homeowners have already purchased their property when they visit our sales offices. However, if you do not already own your land, we can assist you with locating the perfect piece of property.
  2. House Cost is the overall price estimated to build your new home from the foundation up. As a custom homebuilder, we understand that each customer has individual preferences and desires in their home. Sierra Classic Custom Homes will work with you to personalize the features in your home to suit your specific lifestyle and reach your budget goals. Following this discussion, we will then provide you with a detailed estimate of the house cost.
  3. Site Cost refers to those items necessary to prepare your land for your new home. These vary by location and can include such items as lot clearing, water wells, tap fees, etc. Sierra Classic Custom Homes will provide you with an itemized list of the costs after conducting your complimentary site evaluation.

3. Contract Process

After deciding a budget, we’ll work with you to complete the Sierra Classic Custom Homes buyer-friendly contract process.


What that means to you is that unless you ask us to make changes to your home, the pricing will remain the same. There will not be any surprises to you during the construction of your home and the price you see in your bid will be the price you pay at the time you move in.

How is this different and better than most other builders? A fixed price gives you peace of mind that the cost will not change during construction. You may receive bids from other builders that have included just a list of allowances. Sometimes this practice is used in order to deflate the contracted price. The result is change orders during the build process that reflect actual cost. The buyer is then responsible for the difference. It is our mission to provide you only with allowances that you control. For example, lighting, hardware and appliances are all selected by you based on your budget. Our intent is for you to know your total cost upfront!

4. Selection Process

From the beginning, we give you the opportunity to choose your features, from start to finish.


Sierra Classic Homes has partnered with FS Builder Resources to bring you Design Gallery. Design Gallery offers convenient locations for each of our divisions in Houston and the Hill Country. These state-of-the-art facilities provide extensive options to take your vision and turn it into reality. At Sierra Classic Custom Homes, we stay true to the style of your dream home, whether it is Texas Country, Old World Tuscan, Spanish or Modern. At Design Gallery, you will meet with a professional design consultant who will guide through the selection process, resulting in better decisions, less changes and higher satisfaction. Our goal is to bring your vision to life!

5. Building Your Custom Home

Sierra Classic Custom Homes is here to help you build your dream home, starting from the first handshake all the way to completion.


At Sierra Classic Custom Homes we believe in providing our home buyers with a general understanding of the entire process and the phases of construction.

  1. Pre-Construction
  2. Sitework & Foundation
  3. Frame
  4. Sheetrock & Masonry
  5. Mechanical Trim
  6. Final Inspection

Print this PDF for a complete checklist of each phase of building.