The Process of Building a Custom or Semi-Custom Home in the Colorado Springs Area


Our design team for building a custom or semi-custom home in Colorado Springs consists of licensed contractors, designers, architects, each to produce an exceptional Custom home.

  • Homeowner - The homeowner's responsibility in this process is to examine all the input from our team and make the final decision as to what stays and what goes.
  • House Builder - Involvement at this point is to keep everything on track and maintain the group's focus on objectives like budget, size, etc...
  • Architectural Designer/Planner - This person collects information from everyone on the team and translates those ideas into a set of plans. This person understands design, building industry standards, and regional building department codes.
  • Interior Designer - This is the person responsible for assisting in style choices. They help decide on colors, paints, flooring, etc...


The next step in the design process is determining the price of the home. At this point, the builder takes the final plans in conjunction with the list of fixtures and finishes and “prices the home out.” This is a time-consuming process but essential to our commitment to deliver your home on a budget. Once our home builders in the Colorado Springs area have determined the final price for the house we developed during the design process, it’s time to go to contract.



Once clients have designed their custom or semi-custom home, Hammer Custom homes now establish the foundation, retaining walls, and interior flatwork while plumbing begins. Additionally, we order items that require a long lead time for production, like windows.

  • Excavation
  • Open Hole Inspection
  • Order Windows
  • Pour Foundation
  • Waterproof and Drain
  • Sewer and Water Stub
  • Backfill
  • Retaining Walls
  • Plumbing Base
  • Interior Flatwork


The framing stage of the building process is where the exciting part of the construction begins. During this stage, our custom and semi-custom home builders in the Colorado Springs area actively work to complete the following jobs:

  • Framing
  • Fireplace install
  • Roof Dry In
  • Gutter and Downspouts
  • Window Install
  • Plumbing Rough
  • Mechanical Rough
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Inspection
  • Electrical Walk Through
  • Electrical Rough
  • Electrical Inspection
  • Electrical Service
  • Garage Doors Installed
  • Stucco/Masonry Lathe
  • Phone/AV/Cable Wiring
  • Radiant Tube Install (if applicable)
  • Pour Lightweight concrete (if applicable)
  • Frame Inspection
  • Insulation
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Drywall
  • Shelving
  • Stucco Brown Coat
  • Paint Exterior
  • Masonry Exterior
  • Interior Wall Paint
  • Trim Installation
  • Tile Installation
  • Hardwood Installation
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Countertop Installation
  • Stair Rail Installation
  • Stucco Top Coat application
  • Roof Installation
  • Exterior Flatwork
  • Paint and/or stain interior trim
  • Plumbing trim
  • Electrical trim
  • Mechanical trim
  • Phone/AV/Cable Trim
  • Stain and Seal Hardwoods
  • Install Appliances
  • Mirrors and SH Doors
  • Carpet Installation
  • Windows Cleaned
  • Screens and hardware
  • Interior Clean
  • Final Grade

As custom and semi-custom home builders, we serve the Colorado Springs area with exceptional service, attention to detail, budget, and quality like no other. Contact our team to explore building your custom or semi-custom home today and learn more about our building process.