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Initial Meeting

Meet the Cook Custom Homes team to acquaint yourself with us, share your vision, discuss your dreams, and outline your priorities and wishlist. We’ll also discuss your budget comfort zone, preferred build location, criteria for selecting the ideal lot, project scale, and the type of sanctuary you envision. This meeting ensures mutual understanding and sets the foundation for your project.

Land & Lot Acquisition

Leveraging our long-standing relationships with local real estate professionals, Cook Custom Homes is dedicated to helping you find the perfect lot for your new home. Our team will be there every step of the way to ensure the site meets your specific needs and preferences. To confirm the feasibility of your desired project, we take comprehensive measures including consulting with experts, flying drones to validate views, and reviewing city restrictions. Our thorough approach ensures that your project is not only possible but also perfectly suited to your vision.

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Home Design

At Cook Custom Homes, we guide you through the entire process with the support of our experienced design team. After receiving your Inspiration Idea Book, we begin to understand your style and specific preferences. Our strong relationships with the area’s top architects and interior designers allow us to provide personalized introductions, ensuring a perfect match for your proposed style and needs. Once you choose to work with us, we collaborate closely with your architect to create a custom home that fits within your desired functions, design, and budget. Through a series of meetings, we bring your dream custom home to life, reflecting your unique personal style.

Project Assessment

During the project assessment, we dive deep into possible costs, design elements, specifications, and timelines, continually re-evaluating the budget to ensure it meets your expectations. Building your dream home is a detailed process that requires time, patience, and trust. We are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that the end result is a beautiful home that is truly worth it.

Specification, Budget, & Schedule Development

When you choose to work with our interior design team, we will develop a comprehensive, all-inclusive Specifications Book. This detailed catalogue includes every component of your project—plumbing fixtures, cabinets, appliances, finish carpentry, paint colours, and more. Based on your approved Specifications Book, we will gather bids from subcontractors and vendors to finalize the overall budget for your project. Once the project permit is issued, you will receive a Decision Deadline Schedule. This schedule ensures that the process remains manageable and the build stays on track, avoiding any delays.

Project Management 

We handle all aspects of construction, serve as the main point of contact for all subcontractors, vendors, and city inspectors, and resolve any issues as they arise. Construction will be overseen by James Cook (owner), who will be on-site daily, ensuring all work is done to specifications and the utmost quality. Budget updates are provided monthly, and approvals are required on any increased costs.

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Project Completion & Possession

The day to unveil your dream home has finally arrived. About 5-10 days before the possession date, the client and the Cook Custom Homes team will conduct a detailed pre-possession walk-through to compile a final punch list. This allows our team ample time to address any minor issues that need correction.

Upon move-in, you will receive a Close-Out Package containing copies of all city documents, manuals, warranties, and photographic documentation of your project. We will also provide an orientation on the components of your home to ensure you are knowledgeable and comfortable with everything before settling in.

All necessary paperwork will be signed at this time, and we hope to have built a long-lasting, trusting relationship with you. 

Your Dream Home Awaits.

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