Getting Started Welcome to Precision Custom Home Builders

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business! At Precision Custom Home Builders, you will find that we are all about informing you as much as possible about the process of building a custom home. This information has been put together to let you know some of the things that need to be completed before we can break ground!

What is Your Budget?

Are you financing your new home with a bank? If so, you need to know what you are pre-qualified to borrow. You don’t want to waste your time looking for land or a house that is out of your budget. If you are financing the project yourselves, you will probably have a budget in mind already.

Here are a few banks that have approved us as builders and that have great new construction loans.

Lorrie Shaw
Community Bank of Pickens County
15 Sammie McGee Blvd.
Jasper, GA 30143
Office 706-253-9600
Direct 706-253-9653
lorrie.shaw@cbopc.com

Teresa Downey
Producing Production Manager
Bank South Mortgage
175 TownPark Drive
Suite 125
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mobile 678-873-2957
Fax 678-580-4117
www.banksouthmortgage.com/tdowney
tdowney@banksouth.com

Finding a Lot or a Piece of Land

You will obviously need a lot or piece of land before we can build. Some considerations when looking for a lot or land:

1) Is there a nice location to build a house?
2) Is there a reasonable entrance location?
3) Do you like the surrounding properties?
4) Do you know if there are covenants or restrictions?
5) Are there utilities near the property?
6) Has the property been surveyed? Can you get a copy?
7) Is the lot on a sewer system or will it be a septic system?
8) If it will be on a septic system is there a soil test?

Let us know if you would like us to look at the lot once you have found one. If you need help finding a lot here is the realtor that we recommend:

Home Builders Canton GA

VICKIE DAVIDSON
Buyer Specialist
Path & Post Real Estate
Cell 770-894-2217
Team 770-720-4663
vickie.pathpost.com

Getting a Survey

Once you purchase your property to build on you will need a survey and it will need to be recorded. You should be able to identify who created the original survey by looking in the bottom right or bottom left corner of the survey. It should look something like this:

property survey 1

If it has been recorded it should have information like this in the upper left corner. If it has not been recorded, then you will need to contact your survey company and have them submit it electronically to the county for recording.

property survey 2

If you live in or around Cherokee County GA and do not have a survey, we would recommend these companies.

Gaskins Survey
147 Reinhardt College Pkwy,  Suite 8
Canton, GA 30114
Frontline Surveying & Mapping, Inc.
812 Pine Manor
Marietta, GA 30066
RW Howard Surveying
120 South Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Chastain & Associates, P.C.
288 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Solar Land Surveying Co.
1280 Kennestone Circle
Marietta, GA 30066
Work 770-794-9055

The Survey Should Include the Following

• Site Plan
• Building Setbacks
• Topo
• Grading Plan
• Driveway Location
• Proposed Retaining Walls
• Proposed House Location

• Confirmation if house location is in a flood plain
• Utility information shown on site plan
• Main Floor Elevation
• Basement Elevation (if applicable)
• Proposed Septic Location (if applicable)
• Proposed Pool Location (if applicable)
 

911 Address

If your land is in Cherokee County and you do not have a 911 address yet, you can send your survey to the contact below and he will assign a 911 address. If you live in another county you will need to contact that county to find out the process for getting the 911 address there.

Kirk Hecksel
GIS Specialist
Cherokee County GIS
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Office 678 493-6050

Soil Test

If your land requires a septic system, then you will eventually need a Soil Test. It is highly recommended that you get a soil test before you close on your property to make sure that it will accommodate a conventional septic system. Here are a few of our recommendations:

Geosciences Engineering
319 Atlanta St.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
770-428-4070
www.geosciencesengineering.com

Kendall & Associates
770-439-8824

Well

If your land does not have county or city water you will need to drill a well for water. Here are two companies that we have worked with and recommend:

Haithcock Well Drilling
Office: 770-735-3162
Richard: 770-893-7219
Fowler Well Drilling
Office:  770-479-8804
Timmy Huskins Well Drilling

Propane Gas Companies

Blossman Gas
127 Big Oak Drive
Suite 400
Canton, GA 30115
770-720-7112

Gas, Inc.
5500 Ball Ground Hwy.
Ball Ground, GA 30107
AmeriGas
4195 Hickory Flat Hwy.
Canton, GA 30115

Clearing

If you would like to get a head start on clearing trees, clearing underbrush, prepping for a driveway, or if you have some small demolition work to do, here are two companies that we recommend:
North Metro Waste and Hauling
Ty Phillips
Atlanta Arbor
 

House Plans

You will of course need house plans if you are going to build. Here are your options:

• Buy house plans online (FrankBetzHousePlans.com, DonGardner.com, AmericanGables.com etc)
• Hire an Architect
• Hire a Designer
• Design and Build with Precision Custom Home Builders

If you design and build with us, we can design a custom home exactly how you want in about 4-6 weeks . You will meet with Dan at the office and discuss what your budget is and what options you would like to include in the home. Dan will prepare a sketch and layout that will meet your budget like this:

Our custom home designs include elevations, floor plans, roof plan, and electrical plans. Once this preliminary work is completed, Precision Homes will take care of the rest! We look forward to working with you!

Dan & Katy

house plans

Out Buildings

If you’re wanting to have an out building built on the property, we recommend the following:
Morton Buildings, Inc.
Chad Broka: North Georgia Sales Consultant
Office: 770-785-9975