THE LOUDERMILK DIFFERENCE
THE LOUDERMILK 9 STEP PROCESS TO PERFECTION
OUR CUSTOM HOME BUILDING EXPERIENCE IS SECOND TO NONE
Loudermilk Homes was founded on a vision of making luxury home design and custom building easy and fun. We will serve as your personal concierge and guide you through the process, from design inspiration to construction and completion.
That’s why we created a 9-step “Process to Perfection” that gives you complete transparency and insight every step of the way. Our process removes the uncertainty and surprises, and our custom Loudermilk Connect app provides real-time schedule and budget updates, a live video feed and an archive of all your selections for tile, flooring, light fixtures, paint colors and more.
Rest assured that we will be the luxury builders that take care of the hard work and details that will transform your dream to reality, so you can focus on the fun part of choosing a design and style that fits your exact needs. The design professionals at our sister company, Loudermilk Designs, can also create a customized interior design by helping you choose furniture, accent pillows and blankets, bedding, art work, photography and other features that make your home truly yours.
Click on the name of each step below to watch a video that explains what happens during that phase in our Process to Perfection.
Step 1: INSPIRATION
Start designing your dream home! Choose from our luxury home floor plans, or customize one to fit your exact needs. Our professional designers will help create your perfect home, starting with a gourmet kitchen and working outward. Our Design Questionnaire captures your preferences and reveals details such as whether you entertain often, or have children or pets. If your home is in a neighborhood with an Architectural Review Committee (ARC), we will ensure your plans win approval.
Step 2: ARCHITECTURE
In the Architecture step, we get ARC approval for the plans or make adjustments to gain approval. We will also finalize a budget and introduce you to our Loudermilk Connect app, which serves as a roadmap and real-time project tracker and lets you sign documents and approve changes along the way. The Loudermilk Connect app is a key feature that underscores the Loudermilk Difference by giving you complete transparency into the process of bringing your custom home to life.
Step 3: DESIGN
Once Architecture is complete, we will finalize the Design of your home by choosing fits and finishes for cabinets, trim, flooring, tile and other design elements that will make your home truly yours. Our rich library of photos and samples will give you better a better idea of what your dream home will look like when it’s complete. Together we will do a virtual walk through of every room of your custom home so you can make any final tweaks. Now it’s time to start building your custom home.
Step 4: CONSTRUCTION KICK-OFF
Groundbreaking marks the start of construction of your luxury custom home, and we welcome you to join us to dig a ceremonial shovel of dirt (little ones are welcome too!). Once we have graded your lot and marked the placement of basement walls or the foundation, we will bring you to the site to approve that work and ensure that everything is just the way you like it. Things are about to get exciting when framing begins and your Loudermilk Home begins to take shape.
Step 5: FRAMING
Framing is one of the most exciting steps because the walls and roofline will bring your custom design to life and you’ll start to see your home take shape. After the top floor of your home has been framed and the roofline is finished, we will bring you to the site to ensure your satisfaction and to prepare you for decisions and placement of mechanical systems. We will mark the floors with outlines of all electrical, low voltage, plumbing, HVAC and cabinets to ensure accuracy.
Step 6: MECHANICALS
During the Mechanicals step, we will rough in the placement of all mechanical systems and then we will walk through your custom home together to adjust the placement and location of things like air vents, light fixtures, electrical sockets and plumbing so we can make sure they are exactly the way you want them. If you need more lights over your favorite reading chair, now is the time to add them. You will also review exterior materials such as brick, stone or stucco.
Step 7: INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
After sheetrock is installed, we pause to finish a window with trim, crown molding, baseboards, paint colors and floor samples to make sure you still love your selections. Most builders don’t do this, but we think it’s a key step in making sure your custom home is perfect. You’ll also approve the exterior facade, landscaping and driveway. Our Loudermilk Connect is still tracking progress in real-time and will capture any changes to the schedule or budget.
Step 8: FINISHES
During the Finishes step, we will have one of our last meetings to review and lock in your choices for cabinets, trim, hardwood floors and other finishes. All of your selections are archived in the Loudermilk Connect app, so you can see the features and design of your new custom home from any mobile device 24/7. Any final change orders can be approved through the app with a touch of your finger on any touchscreen device. Your custom home is almost finished!
Step 9: HOME SWEET HOME
Our VP of Construction and your Project Superintendent use a proprietary 500-point final inspection checklist as they walk through your entire house with you to ensure that everything is perfect. Think of this as a meeting with an attentive concierge whose entire job is to make you happy. We will also explain our warranty program and show you how to maintain all of the systems in your home, and you will sign off on any outstanding items or changes needed before closing.
THE PREMIER LUXURY BUILDER IN ATLANTA
The idea of designing and building a custom home can be intimidating, and we work hard to make sure it’s easy and fun.
Our 9-step “Process to Perfection” maps out the entire process from design to move-in, and we offer complete transparency along the way through our Loudermilk Connect app so there are never any surprises on the budget or schedule. Whether you choose to use one of our floor plans or create a custom one of your own, we will work with you hand-in-hand as a trusted partner and guide to make your dream home a reality.
Loudermilk Homes is also a leader in Smart Home technology, with all core mechanicals and systems operated with touch-screen controls that can be integrated with voice-control technology such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.