Watch along as key Trade Partners share the process of building a new home in the Metro East

Choosing the Lot for your New Home

    • Location, location, location
    • Proximity to amenities
    • Resources for lot availability
    • Type of home styles
    • Covenants & Restrictions

    Featuring Steve Macaluso of Halloran Construction & Matt Patterson of D&F Homes the developer of Windsor Creek where the Showcase Home is being built.

New Home Construction Floor Plan Selection

  • Floor plan consideration to fit the lot chosen
  • Criteria selection for the type of house
  • Resources for finding a floor plan
  • Features in the floor plan selection and modifications

Featuring Mike Rathgeb with Spencer Homes that provided the selected “Greyson” floor plan along with Mark Fulford with Fulford Home Remodeling that has a great legacy in the Building Community

Choosing your Lender for New Home Construction

    • What is required for Loan Pre-Qualification
    • Construction Loan vs. Conventional Loan
    • Construction Loan details
    • Resources for finding a Lender

    Featuring Ken Diel, retired CPA & Dominic Zavaglia with FCB Banks

Finding your General Contractor for New Home Construction

  • Industry Reputation
  • Insurance Coverage requirements
  • Communication Program

Featuring Jeff Schmidt with R.P. Lumber & Mike Needles with C.A. Jones, Inc., the General Contractor for the Showcase Home.

Construction Phase: Excavation

Watch along as Ron Woods Excavating completes the dig in one day.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Ron Woods with Ron Woods Excavating.  

Construction Phase: Footing

Watch along as Flawless Foundations completes the footing for the Showcase Home in one day.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Chris Hackman with Flawless Foundations & Inspector Bill Theismann with the City of O’Fallon.

Construction Phase: Foundation

Watch along as Flawless Foundations completes the foundation for our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Paul Raetz with Flawless Foundations & Inspector Bill Theismann with the City of O’Fallon.

Construction Phase: Waterproofing

Watch along as Champion Waterproofing completes the foundation waterproofing.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Kerry Fehrmann with Champion Waterproofing.

Construction Phase: Backfill

Watch along as C.A. Jones completes the backfill of the Showcase Home.

Featuring Jeff Wilson with C.A. Jones.

Construction Phase: Concrete

Watch along as Red-E-Mix shares insight of the most widely used construction material in the world.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Scott Giffhorn with Red-E-Mix, one of the Metro East’s leading suppliers of concrete.

Construction Phase: Flat Work

Watch along as Rob’s Concrete completes the flat work of the Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Rob with Rob’s Concrete.

Construction Phase: Framing - Basement and Subfloors

Follow along as Freedom Framing completes the framing of the basement and subfloor.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Brian Hall with Freedom Framing

Construction Phase: Framing - Walls

Follow along as Freedom Framing completes the framing of the walls.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Brian Hall with Freedom Framing

Construction Phase: Framing - Roof

Follow along as Freedom Framing completes the framing of the roof.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Brian Hall with Freedom Framing

Construction Phase: Roofing

Follow along as DKnows Exterior Construction completes the roofing of the Showcase Home in one day.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Dean with DKnows Exterior Construction.

Construction Phase: Fire Stopping

Follow along as C.A. Jones Inc. inputs fire foam into our Showcase Home.

Featuring C.A. Jones Inc

Construction Phase: Rough In Inspection

Follow along as Bill from the City of O’Fallon explains the process and importance of the rough in inspections of our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Bill Theismann with the City of O’Fallon.

Construction Phase: Garage Door Installation

Follow along as Mark McBride from Cardinal Door Inc. explains the process of installing garage doors into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Mark McBride with Cardinal Door Inc. 

Construction Phase: Insulation

Follow along as Goley Insulation installs our insulation into the Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Goley Insulation

Construction Phase: Water/Sewer Tap

Follow along as the water and sewer taps are installed.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, & Halloran Construction

Construction Phase: Drywall & Paint

Follow along as EDC Drywall and Sherwin-Williams completes drywalling and painting our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, RP Lumber, EDC Drywall, & Sherwin-Williams

Construction Phase: Low Voltage Installation

Follow along as Joe Knox from Copious Technologies installs the low voltage wiring into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Joe Knox from Copious Technologies

Construction Phase: HVAC Installation

Follow along as Pederson HVAC installs the HVAC system into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & Chris Pederson, Pederson HVAC 

Construction Phase: Siding Installation

Follow along as Tony Schult with ProVia shares information on the siding provided by Arrowhead Building Supply for our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & Tony Shult, ProVia

Construction Phase: Exterior Stone Cladding

Follow along as Amanda Word and Kristin Jackson from Earthworks share information about the exterior stone cladding on our Showcase Home.

Featuring Amanda Word &  Kristin Jackson, Earthworks

Construction Phase: Electric Installation

Follow along as Carrie Cushing from CMC Electric takes us through the electric installation process for our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer and Carrie Cushing with CMC Electric

Construction Phase: Fireplace & Mud Locker

Follow along as Derek Brandmeyer from Light Brite takes us through their generous contributions to our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer and Derek Brandmeyer with Light Brite Distributing

Construction Phase: Base Trim

Follow along as Zec Bishop and David Padgett from Padgett Building Co. takes us through the process of installing the base trim in the Showcase Home.

Featuring Zec Bishop and David Padgett, Padgett Building Co.

Construction Phase: Driveway & Patio

Follow along as we discuss the driveway, sidewalk, and patio concrete pour at our Showcase Home with Red-E-Mix concrete.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & Red-E-Mix

Construction Phase: Cabinet Installation

Follow the progress on the Showcase Home as we discuss the cabinets provided by Wilke Window & Door and installed by Fulford Home Remodeling.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Wilke Window & Door and Fulford Home Remodeling.

Construction Phase: Door Installation

Follow along as CMI Construction installs the doors that were provided by Wilke Window & Door into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, CMI Construction & Wilke Window & Door.

Construction Phase: Staircase

Follow along as we bring you through the process of our Showcase Home staircase done by St. Clair Stairs.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & St. Clair Stairs

Construction Phase: Screenroom

Follow along as Beth Jacob from Jacob’s Sunrooms, Exteriors, & Baths talks about the screenroom that was installed in our Showcase Home.

Featuring Beth Jacob of Jacob’s Sunrooms, Exteriors, & Baths

Construction Phase: Flooring

Follow along as we discuss the excellent work done by Ambassador Floor for our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & Ambassador Floor

Construction Phase: Countertops

Follow along as the countertops and vanities from Granite Heroes and Superior Home Products are installed into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Granite Heroes & Superior Home Products

Construction Phase: Glass, Mirrors, & Wire Shelving

Follow along as we discuss the excellent work done by Martin Glass with our shower glass, bathroom mirrors, and closet shelving in the Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & Martin Glass 

Construction Phase: Plumbing Final

Follow along as we discuss the plumbing installation process from rough-in to the final done by A Royal Flush Plumbing Co. at our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & A Royal Flush Plumbing

Construction Phase: Appliances

Follow along as we discuss the appliances provided by AUTCO Home Appliances as they’re being installed into our Showcase Home.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer & AUTCO Home Appliances

Construction Phase: Sod & Landscaping

Follow along as we talk about the sod of the Showcase Home that was provided by Heartland Turf Farms and installed by Landscapes Unlimited.

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Heartland Turf Farms & Landscapes Unlimited

Construction Phase: Interior Design & Staging

Follow along as Tiffany & Jessica from Glorifying Design & Staging bring us through the process of designing and staging our Showcase Home

Featuring Tracy Butler, HBR Executive Officer, Tiffany Nimmons & Jessica from Glorifying Design & Staging

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