Delaware Build On Your Lot Builders

Have your own homesite? Our “On Your Lot” program spans Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Whether you come prepared with a floor plan, select from one of our popular designs, or are just getting started with a few ideas, we’re ready to guide you through every step of designing and building your new custom home.

Our Process

Our Process

1. Getting to Know What Matters to You

In our first meeting, we’ll focus on:

  • Pinpointing the features of your new home that are most important to you, as well as those that are not as critical.
  • Evaluating your property, or one from our inventory, to understand building prerequisites, constraints, and requirements.
  • Exploring our collection of home design floorplans to find the one that aligns with your needs.
  • Detailing the construction journey and setting expectations.
  • Reviewing your financing options and offering referrals to assist in obtaining suitable construction/permanent financing tailored to your situation. (Please note, you’re not obligated to choose one of our recommended lenders.)
2. Site Assessment and Home Design

This session will take place on your property, where we will:

  • Pinpointing the features of your new home that are most important to you, as well as those that are not as critical.
  • Evaluating your property, or one from our inventory, to understand building prerequisites, constraints, and requirements.
  • Exploring our collection of home design floorplans to find the one that aligns with your needs.
  • Detailing the construction journey and setting expectations.
  • Reviewing your financing options and offering referrals to assist in obtaining suitable construction/permanent financing tailored to your situation. (Please note, you’re not obligated to choose one of our recommended lenders.)
3. Sales Agreement

This session will take place on your property, where we will:

  • Once decisions have been made we can execute a Sales Agreement
4. Design and Selections

We will conduct a final review of the site and  plans with you prior to submission for permitting.

  • You will visit our Design Center to meet with a member of our design team to finalize interior finishes and selections.
5. Construction

After obtaining your permit, you’ll have an on-site meeting with your Project Manager to conduct a thorough review of your house plans and selections. The construction phase kicks off with the groundwork and laying the foundation. Your Project Manager will also meet with you for a mechanical walk through, An after Paint walk through for shelving, Bath accessories and other selections to be installed, You may also request other walkthroughs during the build process.

The typical timeframe for construction is around 6 months. However, the timeline for custom home builds may extend, depending on the intricacy of the design.

6. Completion

When your new home is complete, you will:

  • Meet with your Project Manager for an orientation to your new home.
  • Learn about your home’s features, systems and maintenance requirements and warranties

What Our Clients Say

I never dreamed of building a custom home but I stumbled upon the opportunity after coming to Delaware. The idea seemed amazing, but was full of unknowns. Besides cost, the biggest factor for me was trust. How would I know which builder I could feel comfortable turning over years of savings to? Since I have no prior experience or knowledge in home building, I wouldn’t even know if a builder was doing the job correctly or with lasting quality.

After the first meeting with the Deputy’s I knew I could begin the process with them. They showed me in the months to come that I could let go and trust that what they said would get done, did. The process moved in an orderly and efficient manner and it was obvious building custom homes is what they were meant to be doing. I felt the quality and attention to detail they put into my home was as if they were building it to be their own home. I enjoyed the process and would 100% do it over again without reservation!

Allison Loose

FAQs

I want to Build, where do I start?

Schedule a meeting with Carl Deputy and Son Builders to delve into our On Your Lot and Custom Home offerings, complete with details on pricing and standard amenities. During our first discussion, we will:

  • Concentrate on the specific features and details of your new home that hold the most significance for you.
  • Conduct an assessment of your property to ascertain construction prerequisites, constraints, and requirements.
  • Showcase our selection of home design floorplans to find the one that perfectly aligns with your desires.
  • Clarify the construction timeline and procedures, ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of the upcoming process.
  • Discuss financing avenues and provide recommendations to help you obtain the appropriate construction/permanent financing for your unique needs.
How do we know if our land is buildable?

We provide a free lot assessment, to help you understand the costs of building on your lot and to determine if further testing is needed.

What do I need to know before buying land to build a home?

Before buying land to build a home, there are a few things you should ask:

  • Does the lot need sitework, Dirt, Tree Removal, Entrance Ect? The more we need to add or remove, the more expensive the cost.
  • Does the lot have public water and sewer service or is it well and septic? If septic, when was the last Perc test done, What kind of septic is needed. These all have different costs.
  • Do you have a copy of the Plot Plan? This will provide potential easements and building restrictions that will affect the project.
What if I dont have my own homesite?

If you don’t already own land, you’re not alone. Many of our clients come to us without a plot in mind. Carl Deputy And Son Builders is equipped to assist, thanks to our extensive network of contacts across the region who keep us informed about available properties. We’re ready to support your search based on your preferred location, whether you’re looking for a community setting or a more secluded countryside home. With our comprehensive resources, help is just a click or a phone call away.

What are the differences between building a new home in a community and building on my own lot?

Building on your own lot offers more flexibility and customization, but it can be more expensive because the site work for a build on your lot typically costs more. The pricing structures are very different.

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.

How long does it take to build a home on my lot?

The construction process is organized into distinct phases that outline the overall timeline. Typically, once we obtain a work permit, we anticipate completing most properties within 6 to 8 months. However, it’s important to remember that this timeline is subject to various factors that could cause delays. These include weather conditions, delays or substitutions in the supply chain, change orders and the permitting process itself.

How does financing work when building my new home?

Most Financing for your project is managed via a Construction to Permanent Loan, which encompasses two distinct transactions: one for purchasing the land and another for the construction of the home. These transactions are then consolidated into a single settlement and loan package. The loan settlement takes place simultaneously with the acquisition of the lot, allowing you to take ownership of the property and initiate the construction loan at the same time. We maintain a roster of approved lenders who are experts in this specific type of financing, ensuring a smooth financial process for your project.

Are There restrictions when building on my own Homesite?

Constructing your home on your own lot provides unmatched autonomy and few limitations, enabling you to customize your property to perfectly match your desires. Our team is ready to evaluate the feasibility of any specific amenities you wish to include.

  • Choose the size of your property without restrictions.
  • Enjoy the absence of Homeowners Association (HOA) limitations.
  • Have the freedom to build additional structures, such as pole buildings or a detached garage.
  • Possess the flexibility to park work vehicles, like trucks or trailers, at your home.
  • Benefit from greater privacy than what is typically found in community settings.
  • Experience the distinction that comes with the ownership of a custom-built home.
  • View your custom home as a valuable investment.

This level of personalization and flexibility highlights the unique advantages of building on your own lot.

Can you use a plan that I have?

By tailoring our approach to meet your specific requirements, every home we build is distinctly unique. Whether you opt for one of our existing home designs or bring a plan from another source, our specialized expertise shines through in every project.

Do you work with Realtors?

Absolutley! We look forward to collaborating with you! Please reach out to schedule an informative session with our team to explore partnering with Carl Deputy and Son Builders.

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Carl Deputy and Son Builders

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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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