Why Garman

At Garman Homes, we believe building a new home for someone is an honor and a privilege. It is our honor. It is our privilege. And our work is as personal as the people we build homes for. We work with meaning and drive with purpose. We seek connections great and small knowing every interaction is an opportunity with infinite potential.

Planning & process

Building a new home is a little like planning a wedding. Even if you’ve never planned a wedding, you’ve probably witnessed it. The actual wedding, much like a new home, is awesome in so many unique ways. The planning, however, can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. One minute you’re flying high on finding just the right favors for your wedding guests or tile for your hall bath…the next you’re opening a box of favors that aren’t nearly as cool in person and walking into a hall bath with tile that you didn’t recall being quite that color. It’s full of surprises. Good and bad. But at the end of it all, hopefully you have a blast at the wedding and you drive up to a place you’re proud to call home.

The spectrum of what to expect when you’re expecting new construction extends far beyond just one page. In fact, it could fill a book. We’re working on that. In the meantime, we’ve come up with a list of the most important things to expect in new construction to prepare you for the journey ahead.

Embrace the unknown.

We’ve built hundreds of new Garman Homes. The one constant amongst every new home experience and across all builders is a certain amount of unknown. Sometimes we discover things along that way that no one could anticipate, no matter how many homes you’ve built. Everything from a sudden change in building code to a discontinued cabinet color. We find that expecting a bit of the unknown makes for an easier transition later when whatever you weren’t expecting shows up in full force. If we all bring our good attitudes, it will make the unknowns a whole lot more bearable.

What to expect

There are specific windows of time to personalize a new home. Once that window closes it takes more time and money to see if that change is worth it. No one wants to build a new home with fifty shades of gray area.


Expect to be asked to make decisions quickly, maybe sooner than you’re comfortable.

As the builder, we’re here to help and we’re also here to keep us on track. Remember, tough love is still love. We know you can do it—if you chose a Garman Home it’s obvious you already have good taste.


If it’s not on your plans or in your design paperwork, it won’t be in your house.

If you mentioned it to someone at some point throughout the buying or building process, that doesn’t count unless it makes it to your paperwork and you autograph it. Plans and paperwork trump everything else. Please make the time to review your plans and paperwork very carefully during the appropriate window of time. And don’t worry if you don’t speak design or construction fluently, we will happily translate these documents for you.


It’s true what they say about what you do when you assume. Good communication requires that we both tell each other what we’re thinking.

Please don’t assume we know what you’re thinking and don’t ever feel like you have to apologize for asking questions. We want to know what’s on your mind. Even if what you’re thinking isn’t good, we still want to know. Just be gentle, our work is very personal to us and we relish the opportunity to build the relationship alongside the house.



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