Custom Homes Building Process

Our Process


Why is building with Paragon better?

Our Process

If you only read one piece of our material, make it this one. We were founded on providing unparalleled customer service and take great pride in providing an easy process for our clients.

STEP 1 Introductions

We hold an initial two-hour meeting to get to know each other, explore location, and more importantly, explore your ideas, lifestyle and vision of your dream home. Whether you have just a few ideas, or have a home plan in mind, we can help refine your dream home and share the experiences of our past clients.

STEP 2 Your Dream Home

Based on our first meeting, we will select a few home designs just for you from our library of tens of thousands to help narrow down your search. You can choose one of those if you like it, customize it further or start from a clean sheet of paper. We will also prepare detailed specifications to zero-in on what will make your home truly yours.

pittsburgh-custom-home-builders-paragon-homes-8STEP 3 The Dotted Line

Now that your dream home is in your sights, it’s time to sign off and get moving. Until now, everything has been free of charge, but in order to ensure that we stay in business for another 30 years we do need to pay our bills. How else would we be here to serve you down the road? We ask our clients for a deposit to cover the cost of things like architecture service, permitting, etc. so that we can get your home moving without delay.

STEP 4 Financing

As a Paragon client, you are free to select from many banks and lenders to ensure that you get the best loan for your hard earned money. Rest assured that we have some great partners who can take care of you, but we never force our clients to use our mortgage company. Paragon clients have the option of financing with an end loan (no construction loan), a swing loan, or with a standard construction loan. Each has advantages, and the best loan for you depends on your specific needs. With the number of programs out there, most clients don’t need to sell their current home to begin construction.

STEP 5 Selections

Selections can be as easy or as extensive as you like. Many buyers enjoy the opportunity to go the kitchen or bath design center and choose every detail, while others like to have our designers bring suggested samples and pick everything in one meeting. You can get very detailed with one room and let us handle the rest, or anywhere in between.

Paragon homeowners also have the opportunity to make their selections from many brands of fixtures and appliances (not just the brand another builder chooses for you), all with the personalized attention to detail and customer service only a builder of our size can provide.

Step 6 Ground Breaking

Sit back and watch, or turn the first spade yourself. Your job is done!

With nearly 30 years of experience in taking care of our clients, we know that your steps to building can be just as custom as our homes are. These steps are a guide to help you understand how we get from your first call, to moving in to your Paragon Home.

Paragon Homes has been building custom homes in the Pittsburgh area since 1987.  In that time they have come to be recognized as one of the premier custom home builders in Western Pa.  In fact they have been honored to receive over 25 Housing Excellence Awards from the Builders and Realtors Associations of Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Washington County Builders Association including several for New Custom Home of the Year designations. You can reach Paragon Homes at 412-787-8807.

Paragon Homes Inc.

Builders of the finest new homes in Pittsburgh since 1987.

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