Delaware Custom Home Builders

Build Your Dream Home

We understand that making an investment in your home is a big decision and a significant financial undertaking. We, at Carl Deputy & Son Builders, are dedicated to supporting you throughout the entire process. From initial design concepts and blueprints to the final stages of construction, our goal is to ensure your confidence and satisfaction with the completed project. Our knowledgeable team will guide you in choosing from our selection of premium materials, helping you to bring the custom home you envision into reality.

Every custom home we create is tailored to meet your specific desires. Whether you have a detailed vision or are in the initial stages of dreaming up your ideal home, we’re here to partner with you in bringing that dream to life. Many clients approach us with pre-existing plans ready for execution, while others seek our expertise to discover a design that captures their vision. In both cases, our specialized skills shine through. Our comprehensive services, from site evaluation and engineering to architectural design, construction, and the selection of customized interiors and exteriors, ensure your imagination is the only limit.

You’ll benefit from a meticulously structured and considerate process, customized for your project. This level of personalized service is a testament to the expertise, talent, and experience Carl Deputy and Son Builders brings to the table, honed over nearly four decades in the business.

Reach out to us today to start the conversation about your custom home!

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Our Process


1. Choose Your Ideal Home Site

As Delaware’s premier on-your-lot homebuilder, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Do you already own a plot of land? If not, we’re equipped to assist you in locating the ideal homesite for your dream home.

2. Choose Your New Home Design

Choose from one of our hundreds of  home designs we’ve created over four decades or collaborate with us to craft a one-of-a-kind Custom Home that perfectly suits you and your family’s needs.

3. Personalize Your Home & Make Selections

After choosing your home design, dive into customizing your home’s finishes.

4. Contract Signing & Financing

Now that you have a personalized home design and agree to a purchase price, you will then submit your plans and price proposal to the Lender of your choice for construction financing if needed. We have great recommendations for Lenders if you do not already have one in mind.

5. Pre-Construction Meeting

During this critical meeting, you’ll conduct a final review of your plans and confirm most of your selections. It’s also when you’ll be introduced to your personal Jobsite Superintendent, who will be your guide throughout the construction process.

6. Muddy Boots Tours

Throughout the building process of your new home, your Jobsite Superintendent will arrange several meetings with you at key stages. These include Home Placement, Framing, Mechanical, Drywall, Post-Paint Layouts, and finally, the completion phase. Each visit provides an opportunity for you to see the progress and understand the details of your home’s construction.

7. Homeowner Orientation

During the Homeowner Orientation, your Jobsite Superintendent will conduct a comprehensive tour of your new home, providing a detailed demonstration of the functional systems within your house. This orientation will cover the homeowner’s maintenance tasks, responsibilities, and the warranties associated with your new home.

8. Final Closing

At the Final Closing, the legal ownership of your home is transferred to you through the final settlement. This is when you receive the keys to your new home. Don’t worry we are still here for you after completion for any questions or concerns you may have.

What Our Clients Say

Carl Deputy and Son Builders are amazing, professional and family oriented.They built us our forever home and went above and beyond to answer every call, question or a change in our custom home. They are hands on professionals and treat you like they have know you for years. As well as having the answers for all your questions and needs. From the Office Staff to the hands on employee’s, everyone is a welcomed breath of fresh air. Placing your mind at ease that your custom home will be even more then you asked for. We highly recommend Carl and Jeremy Deputy to build your custom home and it will be more than your ever expected or dreamed of.

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1. Benefit of Building A Custom Home?

1. Customization: You have the opportunity to make selections that fit your style and needs, from floor plans to finishes like cabinets, countertops, and flooring. This ensures your home reflects your personal taste and lifestyle.

2. Energy Efficiency: New homes are often more energy-efficient due to modern construction techniques, better insulation, advanced windows, and energy-efficient appliances, leading to lower utility bills.

3. Modern Amenities: New construction homes can be equipped with the latest technology and amenities, such as smart home features, up-to-date appliances, and modern home systems, providing a more comfortable and convenient living experience.

4. Low Maintenance: Since everything from appliances to the HVAC system is brand new, you’re likely to face fewer repairs and maintenance issues in the early years of homeownership.

5. Warranty Protection: New homes typically come with warranties that can cover the structure, systems, and sometimes even appliances, giving you peace of mind and protection against unexpected repair costs.

6. Safety: Newer homes are built with the latest safety standards and building codes, including fire-resistant materials, better electrical systems, and often integrated safety features like fire alarms and security systems.7.Healthier Living Environment: New homes are less likely to have health concerns or toxic materials found in older homes, such as lead paint and asbestos, and often have better air filtration systems that improve indoor air quality.

2. Can you provide a SQ FT price?

We do not offer A per square foot pricing. We provide specific pricing that is accurate and helpful. We do more work for you to provide a complete estimate, whereas other builders may only disclose a fraction of the overall price. SQFT pricing is highly inaccurate and usually results in change orders and increased costs.

3. What Does the Builder Do?

A builder orchestrates the complex process of turning architectural plans into a completed home, coordinating with a vast network of professionals and managing materials to ensure timely and quality construction. Carl Deputy and Son Builders emphasizes a personalized approach, leveraging nearly four decades of experience and expertise to meet your specific needs and bring your vision to life with confidence.

4. How do I stay on Schedule

As a homeowner, staying proactive and meeting pre-construction and during construction milestones is key to keeping your project on schedule. This includes appointments with vendor partners to finalize your choices for both interior and exterior elements. Once these selections are made and confirmed, construction can commence for each phase and the project will move forward according to the planned timeline. Adhering to the established schedule of deadlines helps greatly in reducing the likelihood of delays.

5. Whats The Process Look Like?

Every successful project begins with an excellent design, and we’re here to provide significant support during this initial phase. We actively seek out cost-effective solutions and materials to help align the project with your budget.

If you come to us with pre-existing plans and specifications, we’ll gather some basic details to offer accurate pricing. It’s important for us to meet with our homeowners to ensure a mutual understanding of the plans and specifications, and equally, that our homeowners comprehend the design intentions.

For those without plans, you have the option to select from our pre-designed homes, which are value-engineered for customization. Alternatively, if you’re looking to create a completely custom design, we maintain partnerships with highly skilled architects ready to work with us in a design/build collaboration

6. How do I plan for the selection process?

The selection phase is a thrilling part of your home construction adventure, where your visions start to materialize! Before your scheduled appointment, we encourage you to explore our model homes, browse our online photo galleries, visit our Design Center, take muddy boots tours to job sites and discuss your new home’s vision with us. This preparation ensures you arrive on selection day feeling ready, at ease, and excited to dive into the process.

With numerous choices ahead, rest assured, we’ll guide you through each decision. Our aim is to assist you in making informed choices and to ensure you’re delighted with the final outcome of your new home!

7. When does Construction begin?

After obtaining your permit and finalizing your selections, you’ll have a Pre-Construction meeting with your Project Manager to go over your house plans and the selections you’ve made. Construction will begin following this crucial meeting.

8. How long is the approval process

Every county has specific regulations affecting construction projects.Significant renovations and new builds demand comprehensive planning, including site, sediment control, stormwater management, and potentially reforestation plans. Smaller projects require at least a site plan, with neighborhood or HOA approvals sometimes necessary. The key to a smooth project transition from design to approval lies in thorough planning. Approval times can vary from a few weeks for minor projects or longer depending on size of projects. Our proficiency in land development aids in site selection and navigating the approval process, a service our homeowners find invaluable.

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Create the custom home you’ve always envisioned on your property in Kent or Sussex County, Delaware. Whether you have a specific lot in mind or need help finding the perfect location, our expert team will guide you every step of the way through the homebuilding process.

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