Our New Home Construction Process


Our Home Building Process

At Tidewater Homes, creating an exceptional customer experience is not just something we strive for, it’s something we feel we’ve perfected. Our tailored home building process sets us apart and is one of the things that enables us to provide the highest levels of quality and excellence in every phase—from planning to design, pre-construction, construction, closing, and service follow-up.

Although we have developed a home building process that helps us consistently produce great results for our clients, we also recognize that each of our customers has their own unique needs, lifestyle, and vision for their new home. That’s why we always take the time to really get to know our clients and walk with them through every step. It is also why we have invested in things like our own Home Design Center, and advanced technology that lets our new home buyers enjoy 24/7 online access to all their paperwork, detailed design decisions, construction schedule, budget, and more. 


  • New Home Consultation
  • Choose Tidewater Homes (Custom, Semi-Custom or Build-on-Your-Lot)
  • Identify Your Community
  • Choose a Homesite
  • Discuss Preliminary Budget, Schedule, Financing & Process
  • Execute Purchase Agreement
  • Set Up Secure Online Client Portal
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  • Select a Floor Plan from Our Curated Library (Architectural Design for Full Custom)
  • Plan Review / Mods
  • Meet with Accredited Interior Designer at Our Home Design Studio
  • Make Design Selections (Structured Wiring, Lighting, Plumbing, Flooring, Fixtures, Finishes, Cabinetry, Counters, Trim, Landscaping, Pool, Outdoor Patio, etc.)


  • Final Pre-Permit Review Plan
  • Finalize Design Selections
  • Finalize Budget
  • Finalize Mortgage Financing
  • Set Construction Schedule & Expectations
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  • Project Managers Assigned (Sub-Contractor, Materials Bids & Selection, Full Custom)
  • Construction (Foundation, HVAC, Structural, MEP)
  • Site Management & Inspections
  • Progress Updates
  • Pre-Drywall Walk
  • Double-Check Selections
  • Change Orders
  • Trim, Finishes & Landscaping
  • Final Inspections


  • Create Punch List
  • Finalize Details
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • New Home & Warranty Orientation
  • Closing
  • Welcome Home! Enjoy!
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Post-Construction Service

  • Activate 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty
  • 90-Day Follow-up Service
  • 11-Month Follow-up Service
  • Delight in Your New Home for Years to Come!