our process

our process

While building great homes, every experience is a little different. Genre offers a complete, custom, design/build process whether it’s building new or renovating the old, however the overall process remains fairly consistent. Overall timelines are certainly by the local weather and by which municipality the permit review will be conducted in. The timelines below represent the entire process, of which, approximately half is upfront with design, engineering and permitting.

overall process

design / build – new builds
vary on size and scope
10 to 12 months

renovation – existing spaces
vary on size and scope
generally 5 to 8 months

collection – new builds
vary on size and scope
12 to 14 months

get a glimpse of our standard process

Initial introduction

-Why genre? / story
-Qualifications / experience

Face to Face meeting

-Discuss needs, lifestyle and locations
-Learn the different project delivery methods
-Some preliminary planning ideas

Second Meeting

-Review preliminary planning ideas
-Discuss financing / new land / existing property

Subsequent Meetings

-”Letter of Intent” may be arrived at
-Conceptual plans / feedback

-Contract to build or renovate
-Interior design / space planning 

-Final Planning / interior / exterior
-Construction and engineering plans


-Building permit is obtained
Begin finish selection process
-Discuss Built Green / Energy Star
-Finalize construction financing


-Construction begins
-Weekly visits / updates

-Finish selection process finalized

-Budget / funding updates
-Construction / inspections complete
-New home orientation and education

Ongoing Customer Service

-One year cosmetic and mechanical warranty
-Eight year structural warranty
-24/7 emergency service
-Referral bonus program

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