Dream, Design, Build: The Process of Creating Your Custom Home

Castle Brook Builders will help you design and build a home that fits you perfectly – from design to reality.

You could be in your own custom home in as little as six months!

Step One: Ideas and Plans

Your design and build team are your partners through every step of your custom home journey. To get started:


  • We’ll visit at least one of our model homes.
  • We’ll talk about your budget and the price range of our models and communities.
  • Once prequalified, we’ll talk about what you need and want in your custom home!


We’ll work to answer your questions and draw up a design-build contract for the home of your dreams. We’ll help you find the perfect lot in the community that’s right for you. Then, when you sign your design-build contract and put down your deposit, we’ll start the plans and permitting process.

Step Two: To the Drawing Board!

After we work with you to gather inspiration, we’ll get down to the nuts and bolts (and beams and rafters):

  • You’ll work closely with the design team to select the building size, style, and structure that work best for your lot and your liking. Our style galleries have lots of options to inspire your custom home planning!
  • Our architects will help you customize floor plans and layouts so your home meets your needs perfectly.
  • Then, they’ll work with the construction experts to coordinate specific design and construction details. This ensures that potential problems are discovered and discussed before the project even starts!


The planning and permitting process usually takes about a month.

Step Three: Building Begins

During the construction process, you’ll get to make a lot of choices – from fixtures to finishes. But don’t worry, we’ll help! We’ll provide you with:


  • A calendar of what’s going on when, so you don’t have to make all your decisions at once.
  • Free interior design hours with a professional designer. You’ll be able to consult with them about selecting plumbing and lighting fixtures, fireplaces, appliances, floor coverings, cabinetry, paint colors, and other functional accents to bring your home to life.


The building process usually takes about five months after breaking ground. Our design-build process helps projects stay on schedule because scheduling for the project can begin before the design is finalized, potential construction problems are uncovered early, and better communication keeps everything moving.

Step Four: Perfecting Your Castle Brook Home

After the finishing touches are completed, you and the field manager will do a walk-through and make a “punch list” of things that need adjusting or touching up. We’ll make sure your new home is perfect in every way before your move in!


Once everything is absolutely finished and you’ve done a final walk-through, we’ll help you finalize the closing paperwork and hand you the keys to your dream home. But we’re just a phone call away – we have a one-year guarantee for adjustments or corrections.

Castle Brook is your partner in every step of the process of designing and building your quality custom home. Contact us today to get started and learn why we’re Omaha’s favorite custom homebuilder.

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