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Step 1 — Planning

Once you’ve decided to build with us, we’ll help you every step of the way, starting with the planning you do before we break ground on your new home. Our team will help you find the perfect site for your new home or help you place your home on your site.

Step 2 — Site Work

After you’ve chosen a home site and the architects have drawn up the plans, we’ll start turning your ideas into reality. At this step, we cut the lot to define the boundaries and dimensions for your home construction. If you like big trucks and heavy machinery, you’ll feel right at home with site work. But, before we fire-up the loaders, we view the physical features of the lot, taking note of any rocks, trees, water-fronts, or other desirable views. We consider these factors to give you the most desirable view and the most privacy available.

Step 3 — Foundation

After your lot has been excavated, we lay the foundation. Building the foundation is one of the most critical aspects of your home construction. As the saying goes, “a house is only as strong as its foundation” — we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we use cutting-edge technology and the highest-quality materials from the very beginning steps in the construction process.

Step 4 — Framing

In the framing stage, your home will start taking shape. It’s during this time that you’ll first be able to identify and walk through the rooms of your new house. You’ll start to see the windows, floors, walls and staircases that will define your living space.

Step 5 — Rough-Ins

During this step of the home-building process, dozens of the best local contractors will install everything from plumbing and heating systems, to cable and phone lines. This is the stage that will make your home functional as well as beautiful. The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system used in John Soave’s custom homes exceeds industry standards to optimize your indoor environment and save you money on heating and cooling bills.

Our HVAC system increases air flow, discourages animal infiltration, reduces loss of hot and cool air, and lessens the potential for pulling bad air into the ductwork and returning it to the air grilles. We also go the extra mile to ensure that the systems will last a long time and that they’re prepared for potential future developments. For example, we make sure that every home is prepared to accommodate soft water in the future.

Step 6 — Interior

During this phase, we install the interior home finishes that provide the final touches to your living space. These include things like cabinetry, trim, flooring, paint and other wall treatments, plumbing fixtures, counter tops and appliances. The initial decisions you made on fixtures and materials will come to fruition and create the interior space you’ll be enjoying for years to come.

Step 7 — Exterior

As the finishing touches are put on your home’s interior, work will be progressing on its exterior, as well. Lake Crest works with you to ensure that your exterior finishes are both functional and beautiful, whether they be brick, stone, wood, stucco or another material. We’ve been building in the Reno-Tahoe area for many years, and we know which finishes are best suited for local weather conditions. Many of our design themes offer premium exterior finishes like Mt. Moriah and Honey Ledge stone.