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Q: Where do I start?
A: Many custom builds start with land acquisition. At La Placa, we help customers understand many considerations including zoning, land use, environmental restrictions, sewer, easement, surveying, potential conversion costs, budget, etc. After closing on land, we move clients through the design phase. Whether you have an architect or need help finding one, we are ready to advise and guide you as designs are discussed and plans are drawn. Finally, we carefully review the budget. Our mission is to be accurate and transparent as we balance design with financial requirements. Finally, with secured land, an approved architectural plan, and a finalized budget, we build!
Q: What’s the difference between a General Contractor and sub-contractors?
A: La Placa is a general contractor. Our job is to assemble and manage the build team for your home or commercial project. Subcontractors are the tradesmen and women who staff that team, including the various framing contractors, plumbing contractors, electricians, and roofers, etc. At La Placa, we’ve worked on every side of the construction business. Our history and deep experience mean we’re positioned to know and choose only the best, most reliable craftsmen and craftswomen to create a cohesive team and ensure the top-quality finish of your new home or commercial build.
Q: What is the typical timeline for a custom home?
A: The length of time it can take to build a custom home varies. Estimates are based upon the size and style of your home, personalized plans, finishes, any requested customer design changes, and even weather.
Q: What style of homes do you build?
A: Great question! We build in a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Craftsman, Modern Farmhouse, Modern Luxury, and everything from old world to contemporary.
Q: Can I preview my home during the construction process?
A: Yes, you can. At La Placa, our clients enjoy an open door for site visits where homeowners can walk through a home as it’s being built. We also employ cutting-edge digital technology to offer previews of our progress. To do so, we rely on Progressive 3D/360° imaging during rough and finish.
Q: Does a La Placa home come with a warranty?
A: Yes! Every La Placa custom home comes with a “1-year Fit and Finish Warranty”. In addition, homeowners will also receive a 10-year Structural Liability Warranty.
Q: Is La Placa licensed and insured?
A: Absolutely! La Placa carries a California business license: #785456. Additionally, we employ a full-time staff who maintains insurance and keeps licenses up to date for all of our various subcontractors. Finally, we protect homeowners by ensuring they carry a Builder’s Risk Policy.