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Our Process

It starts with a dream...

We're pretty straight-forward here at Oak Valley Inc. and so is our process. In fact, we believe that working with us should be both easy and fun and we strive to make each experience just that! After all, it isn't often that you get a chance to participate in a decision that will offer so much enjoyment and pleasure day in and day out, year after year. 

It all starts with a dream of yours and a meeting with Cliff. Together, Cliff will help to determine if your cost limits are in accordance with the size and style of home you desire. At this point, we develop a floor plan that fits both your needs and your budget and functions to your satisfaction. Once this is completed we are on our way!

If you don't have a lot or place to put the home we can help find a suitable location. We have a few lots in inventory (View them here), can show you some that are on the market or even work with your existing Realtor if you have one.

Once we have plans and a lot, we can give you a final price. At this time, you may wish to make adjustments to make the most out of the new setting you've selected or need to refine the plans to fit your budget. Either way, we're here to help and will keep working the plan until you feel they are perfect for you!

At this stage, we will have agreed upon a price and now it's time to sign a construction contract which is submitted to a lender for a loan. You'll have likely been working with a lender prior to this and will have started your application and approval process already. We can even help point you to some great lenders that are pros with construction loans.

When the loan is approved, we are ready to get to work and start pushing dirt. It's an exciting time and you'll enjoy seeing the dream become a reality! It's also likely that you will have MANY questions along the way and that is what our entire team is here for. There are no dumb or silly questions and chances are we've got the answer for you. If not, we certainly know where to get the information you seek and will strive to keep you comfortable and informed throughout the process.

Built on a solid foundation...

Want to know the literal process of your home's construction? It really does start with a solid foundation of trust, knowledge and proven success.. oh and a lot of concrete! Here is standard construction process to give you some understanding on how the house we are building for you is on it's way to becoming a home of your dreams. Use this to track your home's progress.

Typical phases include:
  • Meet with the architect and finalize the design of your home
  • Cliff gets the Building Permits
  • The Ground Breaking!  The grading of your lot
  • Slab & Foundation along with rough plumbing
  • Framing - now the house starts to take shape
  • Roof
  • Windows & exterior doors
  • Fireplace installed
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Stucco and exterior paint
  • Interior paint
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Tile
  • Finish plumbing
  • Finish electrical
  • Finish carpentry
  • Flooring
  • Mirrors, Shower Doors
  • Flatwork (concrete porches and sidewalks)
  • Finish grading 
  • Final cleaning
  • Final inspection
  • Walk through
  • Move in!

Still have more questions?

We would love to talk with you and answer any questions you might have but if you're here in the middle of the night you might want to start with our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's). You can also drop us a line via our Contact page.

Otherwise, we love old-fashioned technology and would love to connect in person or on the phone. So give us a call at (661) 822-5465 and let's see if we can help.