Our Process

Building Your New Home

We pride ourselves on having time-tested processes and procedures in place. Your Boone Homes Team will be there to assist you each step of the way through the custom home building process. We start with well-designed plans with great architectural details. After your purchase agreement is finalized, you are invited to meet one-on-one with our Vice President of Construction to make sure your floor plans are exactly what you have envisioned. With our in-house architect, we will gladly work with you to tailor our plans to create your home to meet and exceed all your expectations.

Select your Boone Homes Community
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Select your Boone Homes Community

Boone Homes builds high quality homes in a variety of neighborhoods throughout the Greater Richmond Area. Find the community that you love most and start your journey with us.

Choose Your Home Site & Floor Plan
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Choose Your Home Site & Floor Plan

Work with your Community Manager to choose from our customizable floorplans and select which home site you envision for your new home.

Make structural changes to your floorplan
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Make structural changes to your floorplan

As a semi-custom builder, we want you to make your home your own. Review our floorplans with your Community Manager and create a home tailored for you.

Home plans drawn by our in-house architect (as needed)
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Home plans drawn by our in-house architect (as needed)

If you chose to customize your home, our in-house architect will draw up your personalized floorplan for you to approve.

Complete your purchase agreement
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Complete your purchase agreement

Your Community Manager will organize and present your contract documents to seal the deal on your new home! 

Pictured: Jackie McGurl, Community Sales Manager at Chickahominy Falls in Hanover

Plan Review Meeting
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Plan Review Meeting

Meet with our Vice President of Construction to review the neighborhood specifications, confirm the blueprints match your contract, discuss construction timelines and discuss any additional changes you may wish to include. Once the plan changes are finalized, your plan will be released to permitting.

Pictured: Edward Cutchins, Vice President of Construction


Building Permit is Submitted
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Building Permit is Submitted

The application for your building permit is submitted once your sign off on your home plans. It may take up to 6 weeks to receive your building permit.

Selections Process Begins
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Selections Process Begins

Your Selections Coordinator will contact you to set up your selections meetings. It’s time to choose your exterior colors! You will also receive a Buyer Selection Book which includes deadline dates for each phase of the selection process. Your Selections Coordinator will explain how to arrange and schedule your various selections.

Pictured: Syonia Anderson and Meg Bianco, Selections Coordinators


Selections Phase 1: Choose Appliances and Cabinetry
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Selections Phase 1: Choose Appliances and Cabinetry

Your Selections Coordinator will present our various appliance packages for you to choose from. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with our cabinet vendor and make your cabinetry selections.


Selections Phase 2: Interior paint, flooring, plumbing fixtures, countertops, etc.
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Selections Phase 2: Interior paint, flooring, plumbing fixtures, countertops, etc.

Your Selections Coordinator will contact you to schedule this meeting to discuss and select other interior finishes. Please allow several hours as this is one of the most critical meetings while building your home.

Selections Phase 3: Lighting fixtures, specialty cabling (if needed), carpet and vinyl
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Selections Phase 3: Lighting fixtures, specialty cabling (if needed), carpet and vinyl

A list of vendors is included in your Buyer Selection Book so you may make appointments directly with our partners for these selections.

Architectural Approval
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Architectural Approval

Drawings are submitted to the neighborhood Architectural Review Board for approval of exterior colors and location of the home on the home site.

Pre-Con Meeting
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Pre-Con Meeting

After we receive the building permit, you will meet with the Vice President of Construction and/or the Superintendent responsible for your home. You will review the home location, drainage planes and driveway placement.  Together you will read through the contract documents and any change orders, verifying that all information is correct, before construction begins.

Construction Begins!
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Construction Begins!

After we receive the building permit we will schedule a start date for your home.

Pictured: William Harper, Superintendent at Kinloch and Tarrington 


Electrical Walk-through Meeting
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Electrical Walk-through Meeting

Meet with your Superintendent and see firsthand the quality that goes into your home. You’ll be able to see the rough framing, electrical, plumbing, ventilation and heating systems.

Pre-Drywall Meeting
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Pre-Drywall Meeting

Your Superintendent will notify you of the time and date of this meeting. Here, you are able to inspect your home before all of the structural, mechanical and insulations systems are covered by drywall.

Utilities Connected
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Utilities Connected

Please be sure to make an application to transfer these services into your name following closing as Boone Homes will disconnect within 3 days after closing.

Final Walk-Through
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Final Walk-Through

Approximately 7 days prior to closing your Superintendent will demonstrate various functions and systems of your home and review warranty and emergency procedures. He will also record a checklist of any defects in your home and will correct these items prior to your Final Orientation Meeting.

Final Orientation Meeting
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Final Orientation Meeting

This meeting is scheduled by your Superintendent once the checklist is completed. You will approve all corrections and sign off on the completed list.

Construction Complete!
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Construction Complete!

Your home is ready, but we are still here for you! 

Closing
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Closing

We must have the name of your closing agent at least sixty (60) days prior to closing. We will provide a closing package containing final numbers due at closing. After closing, your Superintendent will meet you at your new home to present you with your keys.

60 Day Warranty Check-In
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60 Day Warranty Check-In

Approximately 30 days after closing, you will receive a letter from our warranty department outlining your opportunity to have our Warranty and Service Manager visit the home to review any issues of concern.  You will be asked to submit a list of those issues just prior to the 60 day period.

Pictured: Fred Gillespie, Warranty Manager


11 Month Warranty Check-In
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11 Month Warranty Check-In

We will check back in just before your one-year new home anniversary to revisit your home and review any concerns. 

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