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 

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