While every community and home we build is unique unto itself, we’ve put together a typical construction sequence overview so that you can better acquaint yourself with the major steps in the process and have a solid idea of what is coming around the corner:
The Pre-Construction Meeting is your first opportunity to meet the Project Manager that is charged with building your new home. This meeting usually takes place after you have selected all of your “builder options” (e.g. Stage 1 and Stage 2 options). At this meeting, you will review your selections with the Project Manager. You will also have the opportunity to get answers to any questions you might have, but the overall goal here is to ensure that everyone is on the same page and all of your expectations can be met. Your sales team will schedule this meeting with you, and it will generally last about one hour.
Approximately halfway through the construction of your home, you will meet with your Project Manager at your new home after it is framed, but prior to drywall installation. This appointment should take approximately 2 hours, and your sales team will contact you to arrange this meeting.
The Frame Walk is a service that we offer our buyers and is absolutely critical. This appointment is designed to:
THE FRAME WALK IS OUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO CONFIRM ALL STAGE 1 & STAGE 2 (BUILDER) OPTIONS AND UPGRADES. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED TO YOUR BUILDER OPTIONS AFTER THE FRAME WALK.
Your Home Orientation is one of the most important phases of your new home purchase. It will be set up as soon as the production schedule has progressed enough to allow us to reasonably determine when your home will be ready for occupancy (typically, after your cabinets have been installed). This date will be established by the project manager and sales team, and you will be notified of the exact date and time approximately 37 days prior to the actual date by your sales team. Now you’re getting close!
NOTE: ALL persons who are named as purchasers on your contract must be present at the Home Orientation and subsequent closing of your home. The Home Orientation will take somewhere around 1 to 2 hours and will be conducted by the project manager and/or assistant superintendent.
ONLY PURCHASERS MAY ATTEND THE HOME ORIENTATION.
The purpose of the Home Orientation is to provide a time for you to become acquainted with your new home. This is your opportunity to learn exactly how it functions, where all of the systems’ ON/OFF controls are located, and to review any questions you might have concerning your new home prior to moving in.
Our Ryder representative will be covering a lot of information in a short amount of time, and it is important that we have your complete attention so you don’t become overwhelmed later on (trust us, it happens). Therefore, we respectfully request that you do not invite friends, relatives, or others to attend the Home Orientation. You may also want to consider childcare for smaller children.
During the Home Orientation, manufacturer’s warranty materials will be given to you. Please review these materials so you are familiar with the proper operation of all of the systems. This will make you aware of all the features and benefits of your appliances and other systems. It is especially important that you know the location of the utility controls and shutoffs. These locations will also be pointed out during your Home Orientation visit.
MAKE SURE TO REVIEW THE WARRANTY INFORMATION AND FOLLOW ANY REQUIRED STEPS FOR ALL MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS, AND KNOW THE LOCATIONS OF ALL UTILITY CONTROLS AND SHUTOFFS.
At the conclusion of your Home Orientation, you will be asked to sign an Acceptance Letter to show that you accept your new home subject to any items needing attention. All items that require service, repair or replacement must be recorded. If you have any discrepancies regarding any of the items from the following list, they must be noted on this form during your Home Orientation. Because of the potential for these items to be damaged during move-in, Ryder Homes will not be responsible for them following your Home Orientation if they have not be noted on the Acceptance Letter.