Our Process

Our home-building process is built on a strong foundation of collaboration and creativity. Whether we’re starting from scratch or you’re ready to begin building, our hands-on approach will guide you through every step of bringing your dream home to life. Through it all, we’re focused on superior service, attentive to detail, and committed to delivering a stunning final product. Because we don’t just build exceptional custom homes, but also exceptional custom experiences.

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LOT SELECTION

Your home-building journey begins long before you break ground – and so does ours.

At Fairhope Building Company, we know the importance lot selection has on your future home.That’s why we begin by helping you carefully choose a lot that supports your ideal vision. We carefully consider lot size, surrounding areas, and neighborhood specifications to ensure you love your home’s new location.

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INITIAL PLANNING

The homes we build are as unique as the families that live in them. That’s why our initial meetings are all about you – your wants, your needs, and the values that shape your vision of home. We’ll discuss and develop every detail in-length, from your preferred design style to your project budget. Because once we know where you are, we can begin the journey to where you want to be.

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DESIGN

Once we’re on the same page about your ideal home, it’s time to put your dreams on paper. During design, we work closely with local architects and design partners to create plans that capture your style and meet your initial budget. We remain hands-on, reviewing your drawings often and making suggestions that create timeless designs and, if needed, save costs through value engineering.

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PRE-CONSTRUCTION

Before we break ground, we’ll tie up all the loose ends needed to start building your home. That includes finalizing your design plans, drafting and reviewing your contract, and establishing project timelines. To achieve that goal, we’ll provide you with an initial project schedule that establishes critical milestones and sets initial expectations. This also allows us to guide your product selection process for items such as windows, doors, fixtures, floors, and paint colors.

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CONSTRUCTION

For us, construction is more than physically building your home – it’s all of the administrative and communicative tasks that keep things flowing smoothly. Our attentive team handles everything on-site and we are always happy to conduct walk-throughs and provide client support. You will be in constant contact with the Fairhope Building Company team as we keep you updated on our weekly progress, provide monthly budget reviews and walk you through our intended next steps.

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“Fairhope Building Company was wonderful to work with in building our fully custom home.  They understood the type of home we wanted to create and worked closely with us to make it a reality.  Nick was in constant communication with us from design to completion, always letting us know the next decisions or selections we would need to make, and keeping us updated on where we stand in relation to our budget. His attention to detail kept our building process moving efficiently, and our project was completed right on time. We have been in our home for two years now, and love it more every day!”

Derrick and Barbara Paul, Home Owners

“Nick Klarman helped me every step of the way in making my dream home become a reality. He has been reliable, courteous, dependable, and a pleasure to work with.”

Elizabeth Wilson, Home Owners

“Nick and Dustin are two of the very best! Building a house is a deeply personal process. They are with you from the very beginning of conceptualizing your dream and guiding you along every step of the way, Their guidance, years of experience and excellent taste level were essential to making our dream a reality!!”

Paul and Marisa Simmonds, Home Owners

“I have had a great experience working with FBC. Whenever you have a construction project going on, it can be very stressful at times. However, Nick does a great job in helping to alleviate that stress by communicating any changes or updates as they occur. His team is very professional, and they take great pride in their work. I look forward to working with them again in the near future. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced, professional contractor with a quality team.”

Becky J. Ryland

“We moved here from the Midwest and fell in love with Nick’s coastal yet traditional style.  He builds gorgeous homes that are as solid as a rock.  It truly is a timepiece!”

Carla Coleman