Home. It's where you spend your days and build your memories. But it should also reflect who you are. Building a home from the ground up means building a home that's uniquely yours. Browse through our 90+ floor plans and customize your favorites to the way you and your family live.
But your home is only half of the equation—finding the right location can make all the difference. With over 30 communities to choose from, you’ll find beautiful landscapes and spacious homesites—all with easy access to local stores and life’s necessities. We’ll help you find the location that suits you best, and then together we'll build a place that you'll be proud to call home.
The first step in the home-building process is to pick your property and customize your home model.
SK Builders creates homes on existing lots in our own 30 existing residential communities, plus can build homes on your pre-owned lot.
In phase two of the build process, we ensure all your home's planning T's have been crossed and I's have been dotted before starting formal construction.
Early stage construction prepares your lot for the actual home structure. Here's what to expect on your property as this stage:
Home framing provides the essential scaffold for your custom home. We begin the home-framing process by sourcing and inspecting all materials outlined in the spec sheet, particularly checking timber for moisture-resistance and similar preservation treatments. Then, we get to work putting together your home's frame.
At this stage, your home's build process is roughly halfway over.
With the majority of a home's structural and shell components installed, our team gets to work safely integrating its mechanical systems, utility pipes and lines. This is a multi-step process involving our network of vetted subcontractors. We liaise between all plumbers, electricians and HVAC specialists to ensure these utilities are integrated into your new home safely and function at top-quality. Think appropriate water pressure on faucets, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC units and no lag times between turning things "on" and "off."
Safely installing utility components into your new home involves a few steps:
Stage Six comprises putting all finishing touches on your home's exterior envelope. This paves the way for us to dive into final-stage interior work.
Most excitingly, at this point in the build process, your house will begin to look just like that — a home. Even better, it will start including those eye-catching aesthetic and decorative touches that add charm and personality to the space, reminding you of the beautiful floorplan you customized a few months ago.
At Stage Seven, our team now pivots to focus on your home's interior.
Rooms and room components are finalized, fitted and finished to be move-in ready.
Inside and out, your home is nearly complete. After months of work, it now contains all the components that transform a raw house into a home.
Every feature will be inspected one last time, assuring everything from the architectural to the aesthetic are safe and move-in ready. Local building inspectors perform the bulk of these final examinations, issuing a Certificate of Occupancy after their approval. Those inspectors — as well as our own internal team — will review the unit for the following:
Our team would be happy to take you through a pre-settlement walkthrough if desired. One last home tour gives you the chance to inspect the home personally. Look out for any issues or discrepancies, and ask questions regarding what you see — or don't see — in your home. That way, our knowledgeable construction crew can resolve problems before they wrap up on your site.
Congratulations! You're now the proud owner of a new, SK Builders home — one representing your tastes, your lifestyle and your family's needs, today and tomorrow.
We hope this guide has been instructive on the behind-the-scenes build process of constructing your custom home.
Home buying is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your life. It's also one of the most personal. Here at SK Builders and McAlister Realty, we understand the home build process can be stressful and, at times, confusing. We don't just build homes — we are building a way of life, committed to going above and beyond for the people who put their trust in our hands.
Browse our catalog of more than 90 home models available in our Upstate South Carolina communities as well as for your own lots. Let's begin building the place you're proud to call home.