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.



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.

Lot Selection

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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.

Initial Planning

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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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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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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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“Having never built a house, it was overwhelming to say the least when we started this process. But I must say working with Nick and each and every one of his team members from painters, to masonry, etc. was just an incredible and very enjoyable journey. We all made it a FUN process and shared so many laughs. They walked us through every step of the way, explaining what was going on and what to expect next. We are still in awe that we truly got exactly the house we set out to build. The craftsmanship and attention to details Nick’s team puts into their work is incredible. I remember the quote by John Maxwell, “teamwork makes the dream work”. Well it truly was the collaboration and teamwork under Nicks guidance that made our dream home come to fruition. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new home we now dub “La Maison Gaston” (The Gaston House) and tip our hats, and thank Fairhope Building Company for making our dream a reality.”

Mike and Ashley Daves

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Fairhope Building Company guided us through every step of the process with patience and expertise, ensuring that our vision was brought to life beyond our expectations. Fairhope Building’s team displayed a level of skill and precision that is unmatched, and the end result is a home that we are proud to call our own. Thank you, Dustin Day and Fairhope Building Company, for making our dream home a reality!”

Matt and Emma Eddy