Building Your Custom Home

We believe the process of building your dream home should be a dream too.
The magic begins here. In six principles that guide you.

1 | Find the perfect seat.

Whether it’s in one of our existing communities, on property you already own, or on land you’re interested in buying, we take a long, hard look at the site for your home. We’ll discuss a wealth of details, including:

  • Size and configuration
  • Typography and tree cover
  • How the natural lights falls
  • Dozens of other critical features

2 | Understand your lifestyle and life stage.

To us, your lifestyle is your value system reflected in your everyday life patterns. Our goal: create living spaces that enhance how you want to live and use your home. We take time to learn what is working and what is not working in your current home. We also spend time discussing your future. We make sure you can live beautifully at every stage, in every space.

3 | Be clear on costs and budget.

Simply put, we educate you on what you’re purchasing so you understand and control the budget and get exactly what you want. And we communicate at every stage in the process.

4 | Make a statement, with architectural integrity.

We have great relationships with West Michigan’s top award-winning architectural firms. We will work with you to select the firm that best fits your needs, whether you desire a completely custom home or choose from the extensive collection of pre-designed plans that offer outstanding floor plans and timeless design.

5 | Maintain the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

Through more than 40 years of designing and building custom homes, we know some components of quality are subjective; they must be seen, touched and felt to be appreciated. We not only maintain the highest standards of quality and sustainability, we always let you decide the details that should be included in your David C. Bos home.

6 | Maximize your resale and investment.

Your David C. Bos home is built to capture your way of living. But it’s also built with an eye on your investment. We make it our mission to create a home that balances your needs and dreams while maintaining its broad market appeal.

Custom home building process at a glance...

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Typical Timeline

  • Planning and design: 8 weeks to 10 weeks
  • Construction: 7 months to 12 months, after permit

How can we ensure our clients an exceptional experience?

This is the question that continually drives our homebuilding process. Whether you choose a completely custom home or a pre-designed plan, we strive to make the process exciting for you.

A client relations specialist will guide you through each phase, with an interior designer at your side to help with color and material selections. We want to provide such a delightful experience that you not only enjoy it but would gladly repeat it.

This is where it all begins.

Take the first step in building your custom home.

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