Cousin Construction


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Cousin Construction, Inc.
13169 Bethlehem Rd.
Piedmont, SD 57769
(605) 787-4661

Initial consultation

The objective of our free initial consultation is to determine your needs, wants and style. We accomplished this by asking questions that enable us to understand more about you and the new home you will be building. We analyze your budget and your ideas to see if they coincide. We offer suggestions based upon your input to help move things toward your scheduled goal.

 

Site inspection

If you have a building site already secured, we can meet on the land to determine orientation, elevations, views, access and utility accessibility. There is no charge for this inspection.

 

Schematic drawings

At this point we enter into a design agreement and begin drafting preliminary floor plans and elevations to get you ideas on paper. This portion of the design phase will take approximately 2-4 weeks. Cost usually runs between $1,000 and $2,000.

 

Preliminary estimate

From the schematics and your input, we can now arrive at a reasonably accurate preliminary estimate on the cost of building your new home. It will be about one week for the preparation of the estimate once you have approved the drawings.

 

Final Plan design

During this time, we work closely wit yo to refine your specific choices which personalize your house. These choices include size, type and location of plumbing and electrical fixtures, windows and doors, interior and exterior finishes, cabinetry, woodwork, trim, etc. This is a critical point to coordinate your desires with your budget. Our expertise will guide you through this important and enjoyable process.

 

Construction agreement

We now have arrived at the drafting of the construction agreement and commencement of construction. This is the agreement you can take to your lending institution for financing. It includes the detailed plans and specifications, payment and allowance schedules, and provisions to protect both parties. Bear in mind that changes can still be made during the building phase, however, the above processes are designed to eliminate this necessity wherever possible. But we do understand that changes are sometimes unavoidable.

 

Ground breaking

The moment has arrived for the ground breaking of your new home! Relax and let our experts make your dreams a reality.