Our Process
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We realize that the thought of designing and building a custom home can seem overwhelming. That's why Napier Signature Homes has developed a clear process to guide clients every step along the way.

From selecting the land for your dream home to planting the final dogwoods, azaleas and other landscaping touches, Napier Signature Homes is there to ensure a positive experience.

Our hands-on approach and years of experience make building a custom home easier than you'd think.

We understand your dreams,
designs and desires for your new home.
Step 1

Step 1: Real Estate
This initial phase involves securing or purchasing the land or lot for your custom home or building on your lot. Napier Signature Homes typically has a variety of lots for sale in some of the Richmond area's most prestigious communities. If you're interested, contact us for more information.

Step 2

Step 2: Financing
We can finance the construction of your new home or use a variety of options to suit your needs.

Step 3

Step 3: Site Work
We will work with you to develop the site to bring your custom home's dreams to life including:
  • Proper house location
  • Preservation of trees
  • Necessary grading
  • Soil testing

Step 4

Step 4: Foundation
We use the latest engineering and energy-efficiency techniques - including waterproofing, termite protection and conditioned crawl spaces - in the design and construction of your foundation.

Step 5

Step 5: Framing
We use the best materials available to ensure long-lasting quality including:
  • Floor systems
  • Floor decking
  • Wall systems
For windows and doors, our clients select from a wide variety of energy-efficient, low-maintenance products.

Step 6

Step 6: Rough-ins
We only offer the highest quality equipment for HVAC, plumbing and related fixtures and electrical. Napier Signature Homes is committed to energy efficiency. You choose what goes into your home ... not from a list of standard items. If you dream it, we can make it a reality.

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Step 7: Electronics
From wireless home networks to home automation systems, technology in homes is constantly changing. We stay ahead of these trends and partner with seasoned technicians to offer the latest in:
  • Security systems
  • Communications (phone and cable)
  • Whole house music systems
  • Home theater systems
  • Smart home technologies
  • Lighting controls

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Step 8: Exterior Finishes
Your selections are limitless from brick and stone to low-maintenance products. This phase of the home construction process involves:
  • Siding and cornice
  • Porch columns and railings
  • Roofing
  • Masonry and stone work

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Step 9: Interior Finishes
Making energy-efficient selections during this phase is important. We offer unmatched flexibility through a wide variety of products, designs and styles for:
  • Insulation options
  • Wall coverings and painting
  • Wall tile and marble

Step 10

Step 10: Flooring
From cork, bamboo to exotic tile, the choice is yours. Of course, we offer the more traditional floor selections including ceramic tile, carpet and hardwood.

Step 11

Step 11: Trim
The uniqueness of your home really can shine through the attention to detail in your trim work. We partner with true craftsmen who are able to blend design, style and function for:
  • Door and window casings
  • Base moldings
  • Crown molding
  • Chair rail
  • Wainscoting
  • Stair handrails, posts and balustrades
  • Door hardware including interior and exterior locks
  • Closet organization systems

Step 12

Step 12: Cabinets & Appliances
Our clients select from a variety of vendors and manufacturers from semi-custom to full custom. If you can dream it, you can have it. There is no set standard. Our clients select the "standard" for their own individual needs.

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Step 13: Landscaping
From a one-of-a-kind terrace to custom outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas, we can make it happen for you. This final phase includes the construction or installation of:
  • Retaining walls
  • Decks or patio
  • Irrigation systems
  • Plantings
  • Driveways and sidewalks