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Our Process

The advantage of working with Baxter Construction to design and build your home will become evident early on in the process. Together, we can combine your needs and tastes with our years of experience and blend them into a home we can both be proud of and your neighbors will envy.

The process begins with the homeowner. You create a list of items you feel are important-anything from room sizes to material preferences; this is your wish-list. This list should be somewhat broad; we will be able to tell you what items we include as standards, and which ones are of importance.

Next, sit down with Nick and Jason to create a preliminary design based on your ideas and our expertise. After a round of modifications, we can then incorporate your wish-list into an educated estimate.

At this point, you can either purchase the home plans from Baxter Construction, or we can move forward together. We will fine tune the plans, materials, and choices into a realistic price, and agree upon a full set of construction documents. These will include a specification agreement, a contract, and final plans. Before you know it, a home that reflects your tastes will begin to rise out of the ground and eventually become a home that we know you will enjoy for years to come.

Energy Efficiency

Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

Benefits of Owning an ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes

• A Label Backed by the Government. All ENERGY STAR qualifued homes are certified to meet EPA’s strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.

• Lower Utility Costs. Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200-$400 annually on their utility bills.

• More Comfortable and Quieter Homes. The energy-efficiency features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, making these home more comfortable to live in.

• Helping Create a Better Future. By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.

Features of an ENERGY STAR Qualified New Home

• Effective Insulation. Properly installed insulation that meets or exceds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and quieter, more comfortable home.

• High Performance Windows. Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.

• TIght Construction and Tight Ducts. Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dusts, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.

• Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment. More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.

Going the Extra Step

 Jason has earned his designation as a Certified Green Professional. The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

We are very proud of our clean, safe worksites. A big part of our daily efforts is recycling as much as we can, especially cardboard. We recycle approximatley a dumpster-full of cardboard from every home, instead of putting it into the landfill.