The Paquin Design/Build Process

At Paquin Design Build, we've simplified the custom home building process to make the entire process easier for you. We've creating a team of Design/Build professionals, each with a different skill set and area of expertise, to assist you from the purchase of land, through the build stage, selection, and delivery process.


The Process. Step by Step.

Initial Consultation - Defining Your Dream and Vision:

  • Discuss location and your lot selection.

  • Outline of the process, build time, and other related information.


Site Visit:

  • A representative of Paquin Design Build will visit your site.

  • Discuss restrictions on your site selection and any local regulations such as waterfront building restrictions, HOA/neighborhood regulations, setbacks and/or height restrictions. 


Your Vision Defined:

  • Home styles, room designs, fixtures, colors and interior styles will be discussed and presented to our designer who will use them as a launching pad to begin the process.

Design Agreement:

  • An agreement must be signed to begin the process.


Custom Home Plan

  • PDB begins work on custom house plans and specifications based on customer’s idea book and personal requests.     


Plan Revisions:

  • Presentation of plans.

  • Revisions discussed and initiated.


Specifications and Estimates:

  • Presentation of specifications and an estimate of the job are presented to the client. This includes details of fixtures, finishes, selections, and items such as appliances. 



  • Client confirms financing/applies for a construction loan.

  • PDB can provide a list of preferred lenders. 


Plans and Specifications:

  • Construction plans and specifications are finalized and completed. 



  • A building contract is signed with the client.


  • Paquin Design Build files for all necessary permits.

  • Permit approval time frames vary and depend on the workloads of these agencies.  

Construction and Selection Phase:

  • Construction begins.

  • Time frames vary considerably and are based on the size of the home        


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