At R. Henry Construction, we always aim to make your building process fun and enjoyable. Each job may be a little different—selecting a pre-designed home is different from custom designing a home from scratch—but our goal is to simplify and streamline the process as much as possible

With many custom projects, the steps are typically as follows below. If you are interested in specifically the custom residential new construction process and potentially financing options, you can download a pdf here. If you are interested in specifically the remodeling process and  potentially financing options, you can download a pdf here.

Initial Consultation and Rough Estimate (No charge)

  • Step 1: Listening. We will have an initial discussion to get to know you and your goals. This can be over the phone or email for some very small projects, but is usually at our office for most projects. We will ask questions about your goals, family, schedule, budget and vision for the project.
  • Step 2: Site Visit. Next is a visit to either your lot for new construction or your home for remodeling to check on the existing conditions. We may have a few more questions at this time. We will also take measurements and pictures in an effort to help us evaluate the details (structural, aesthetic, practical, etc.) and make any recommendations based on what we see.
  • Step 3: Rough Estimate. Next we will prepare a rough estimate for what we anticipate the cost of the project to run, and we may prepare some basic conceptual drawings/ideas for you. We will meet with you to go over the project, determine if the budget works and how to phase the project if necessary. Up until this point there is no cost to you.

Design and Bidding

  • Step 4:  Design Development. Now the fun starts.  We will work with you to develop very specific drawings of your project. This process can take only a couple days or sometimes a few months depending on the project. We will work closely with you during this phase to ensure we develop a design that you are excited about while staying true to your budget.
  • Step 5:  Bidding. We know your budget, so the next step is to obtain comprehensive numbers from all the people involved in the job and finalize the plans. We will then meet with you and provide you with a breakdown of the cost of your project. If the numbers do come in a little higher than expected, we will likely recommend some design changes to accommodate your budget.

Construction and Warranty

  • Step 6 Start of Construction. The next step is the signing of the construction contract and the beginning of the actual construction project! We will put the job on our schedule and begin the permitting process. Your project manager will discuss with you the timelines, coordination and what to expect during the entire construction process in greater detail.
  • Step 7 Project Completion and Warranty. Now your project is complete and hopefully all challenges were met with a smile and a can-do attitude. We will always be there to work with you on any warranty items that may crop up over time. We are an experienced contractor, and you can rest assured we will stand behind our product and take care of imperfections that may arise over time.

To get started on a project or ask questions, call 507-345-3007 or email us at [email protected]