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Home Building Process

Home Building Process

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! We understand this is an exciting time that might be filled with many questions. Below is an informative explanation of the entire home building process along with features of every Dingman Custom Homes’ Home.

At DCH our commitment to the highest quality construction is only rivaled by our commitment to truly happy home owners. We understand that we are not simply building another house, but your dream home.

Home Designs

At DCH you will work directly with the owner, Dale Dingman, and one of the best residential designers in the Twin Cities area to design creative plans that are as efficient as they are comfortable and beautiful. Each new home design is analyzed by DCH and its Trade Partners for ways to improve the home before it’s built. All our new home plans are customized to meet the needs of each customer.

Trade Partners

DCH utilizes the best suppliers and Trade Partners for both the labor and materials in every DCH home. We pride ourselves on building long term, positive relationships with our Trade Partners while we work together as a team to offer the highest quality materials and the best installation methods possible. All of our homes conform to the International Residential Building Code, Minnesota Residential Energy Code as well as any local government requirements.

Construction Process

The construction process begins with a pre-construction meeting with the owner and builder, Dale Dingman.

During this meeting, Dale will discuss house placement, lot grading, water drainage and every detail of the home’s construction. You will also learn about the construction process and the stages that will follow. As the concrete foundation is completed and framing starts, you will be impressed with the efficiency and quality of construction and materials that are used in the home. Soon the framework will be standing right before your eyes.

Over the next few weeks, the house will be installed with the plumbing HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and electrical rough-ins. You will have a personal walk-through with the electrician to go over exact locations of the lights, outlets and switches. After all the mechanical rough-ins are
completed, the home will be inspected by local, county or city inspectors as well as our own quality control inspectors. During the last phase, your home will be installed with drywall, trim, cabinets, paint, flooring, final plumbing, HVAC, electrical and finished-up with a final grading and landscaping.

For the final builder meeting, DCH will set up a homeowner walk-through. The walk-through will be by far the most informative time spent with the builder. Each buyer will learn how to care for their new home as well as learn about the home warranties. The builder will demonstrate tasks such as changing the furnace filters, mechanical operations of the home, shutting off exterior hose bibs for winter, operating tilt windows, and fireplace operation, etc. Now all that is left is to move into your amazing new DCH Home.

We look forward to working with you,

DCH Team