Congratulations! You’ve decided to build your custom dream home. The team at Brush Arbor is excited to work with you. Here’s a look at our new home building process:

House Plan
Using our Brush Arbor Planning Guide, we will review your requirements with you (family’s needs, lot size, number of floors, amenities, adjacencies, architecture style, etc.)  With this information in mind, we will present several base home plans. After your base house plan has been chosen, we will work together with our Architect and team of Interior Decorators to create a custom home design that matches your exact needs and desires.

Already have a house plan? Perfect. Many of the homes we build are designed by our customer’s architect. Together, we will work with our Design Consultants to ensure we have a solid specifications list, to accurately price your custom home.

It starts and ends with your budget. We’ll help you establish a budget that is within your means, while at the same time satisfying the goals and dreams you have in mind. With a clear budget in place, Brush Arbor will design and build your home. Our goal is to ensure that you have no cost surprises during the process. Therefore, we will not lure you into working with Brush Arbor with a low base price, only to sticker shock you at the end by charging for items you assumed to be standard.


To begin work on your home, Brush Arbor requires a design fee of $5,000 – $15,000. The design fee depends on the use of existing Brush Arbor plans and complexity of modification.

With custom home plan in hand, we require a $10,000 deposit that goes towards the cost of your home. This covers the initial cost of the Survey/Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineer, and Design Consultant.
We have several lenders that we can recommend or you can secure your own financing.

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Project Management
We are delighted to offer the highest-rated online home building software to manage your construction process. You will have exclusive access to our client-only website which will document your custom selections, track progress, and document change orders and revisions. The Co-construct design tool clearly outlines what is included in your house plan.

When working with Brush Arbor, your custom home will already include what are considered premium upgrades to other builders. With co-construct, you will be able to choose from high-quality products that are within your established budget. If you choose to go with a product that is not listed on the site or within the parameters, we will credit you and you only pay the cost difference, which in some cases may be a credit to you. We guarantee that you will not be able to find the products we are offering, for less.

No matter what stage of the home design process you are in, we are happy to answer any questions and offer our advice on the best course of action as you plan your dream home.