We talk a lot about the process we've developed here at H•E Homes. With almost a decade of experience designing and building brand-new custom homes in downtown Indianapolis, we’ve helped Hoosier homeowners realize their dreams with insight and guidance gained from countless successful projects and lessons that we have learned along the way.

In case you haven’t heard by now, our company is built around a process designed to be easy, efficient and enjoyable for every homeowner from day one. Everything we do is designed to keep the experience fun, streamlined and free of little issues and early mistakes that could become big problems down the road as it happens all too often with most custom homebuilding projects.

Whether you use one of our “Quick Start” Designs as a starting point or have our in-house designers craft a completely custom layout just for you, rest assured we have processes and systems in place to proactively avoid the common homebuilding mistakes.

1. Location, location, location

We love downtown Indianapolis living and we know you will, too. We know the city better than anybody and our experts are experienced and equipped for work in the tight spaces that scare other builders away. With homesites available throughout the area’s most desirable neighborhoods and surrounded by up-and-coming development, highly rated schools and exciting dining, entertainment and other amenities, we’ll find the homesite that’s absolutely perfect for your family. We also keep every aspect of your location’s logistics in mind, designing each of our unique homes to take full advantage of a homesite’s natural light to the best of our ability with strategically placed windows or an optimal location for your private rooftop deck, for example.

2. Short-term planning vs. long-term needs

Each homeowner's needs and lifestyle are different, and we want to learn if this is going to be a "five-year home" or a "forever home" — that changes what’s most important for this stage of your life. That means considering how your needs may change over the upcoming years. Effective spatial planning and a flexible layout can keep every area of your home useful and serving a dedicated purpose throughout your time in your brand-new home. Maybe you don’t need that extra bedroom right now, so we can design a functional home office that could be later converted to a bedroom or additional living space. However your family’s needs may change, we can prepare your home with areas ready to adapt for new uses when the time comes.

3. Forgetting the "little" things

Open living areas, custom kitchens and master suites might be more exciting, but the long-term livability and functionality of your home will depend on little things. Often-overlooked details such as storage space, easy-access and convenient closets, “secondary” living spaces and your home’s overall flow from room to room are important to chat about. At H•E Homes we work hard to ensure the important details in your new home are thought through and planned.

4. Losing sight of your budget

You won’t feel "nickel and dimed" for every material upgrade, luxury fixture or designer finish, either — because most are already included. Our all-inclusive “Included Details” pricing means you don’t have to worry about any surprises along the way throughout construction.

5. Falling behind schedule

Ask any H•E Homes homeowner and they will be sure to talk to you about our commitment to meeting your life’s busy schedule and the importance of delivering your home within six months of breaking ground — guaranteed.

You’ll use our unique, innovative and patented homeowner portal and smartphone app, meaning the decision making for every little — and big! — decision about your home is literally in your hands. It’s just one way we make our design and construction process more streamlined, efficient and on-schedule from the day we begin until you turn the key.

Maybe you’ve been burned in the past by a less-than-stellar homebuilding experience. We want you to know there’s a better way — one free of the many common mistakes you’ve likely experienced or heard horror stories from your friends about before. When you work with H•E Homes, we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way with advice you can count on throughout the new home design and construction process.

Let’s connect today and get started on your mistake-free custom homebuilding adventure together.