The Building Process

Building your dream home can seem like a daunting task. Giguere Homes makes building easy with a systematic process to help you choose the right products and designs to fit your family’s needs. Still have a home for sale? No problem! We will list your property for 1%.

Building your Giguere Home

There are many questions you may have in the beginning about the building process. Having in mind the area you’d like to live in, price range, sq. footage, number of bathrooms and bedrooms helps us figure out the best plans for you. Call the office at 517-339-3600 to schedule your first two hour appointment with Jim Giguere. In this meeting the builder discusses plan options and budgets.

Our potential home owners and builder set up additional meetings to discuss estimated prices and revise blue print plans to the client’s liking. We do not move forward with a plan until a Contract, Specification Sheet and Preliminary design is approved and signed by both the builder and client.

Once signed, setting up an appointment with our selections coordinator is the next big step.


In the first meeting, our selections coordinator will ask about your taste, current furniture situation and ideas you may have. Bringing in photos helps paint a picture of what is important to you! The meeting is held in our selection room where you can view all the options of exterior finishes, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, flooring, hardware, and cosmetic accessories. All selection agreements must be signed before a pre-construction meeting is scheduled with our project manager.

Breaking Ground

The project manager meets with the Homeowner(s) for a two hour pre-construction meeting. In this meeting, the process of how your home will be built is explained in full detail, answering any questions you may have. Within two weeks after this meeting, the project manager will obtain the permits required and then the digging of the foundation can begin!

On average, a home will take 5 months to complete from the first day of framing. Changes made to the home after the client signs the blueprint and selection documents will affect the completion date.


One week prior to closing, a scheduled home walk through is done in two separate steps. The project manager then schedules a one hour home orientation, going over any potential issues that may occur before closing. A second meeting is scheduled for the day of closing (usually a Friday) at 10am.

The closing of the home is done either at the title company or held in the conference room with Jim Giguere at the Giguere Homes office. This meeting takes place the same day, usually directly after the second meeting with the project manager. At the closing, the final amount for the home is due and property transfer documents are completed. You will then receive the key to your new home! This process can take 30 mins or longer.