Construction Philosophy

Construction Process

Construction Process Building for the Future

At Lakecrest Builders, we are committed to excellence. Every aspect of construction is of the highest quality. We follow a specific process that ensures your satisfaction and maintains our high standards. We use only the best materials. We work with the best partners and subcontractors. We make you the center of our business philosophy.

Step 1 — Planning

Once you've decided to build with us, we'll help you every step of the way. Our team will help you find the perfect site for your new home, perhaps at the exclusive gated community of Montreux or another prestigious location in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Our award-winning architects will work with you to bring your dream home to life. These architects can help you determine which of Lakecrest's classic design themes is right for your personal style. You'll then work with us to customize your home's design details, the number of bedrooms and baths, kitchen layout and total square footage. On the other hand, you might opt for a completely custom-designed home, in which case we'll start from scratch to make your vision a reality.

The Lakecrest team of design professionals will help you sort through the options and identify the finishing details that will truly make your new home a reflection of your personal style and good taste.

Step 2 — Site Work

After you've chosen a home site and the architects have drawn up the plans, we'll start turning your ideas into reality.

If you like big trucks and heavy machinery, you'll feel right at home with site work. But, before we fire-up the loaders, we assess the physical features of the lot, taking note of any rocks, trees, water-fronts, or other desirable aspects. We consider these factors to give you the most magnificent view and still ensure your privacy.

Step 3 — Foundation

After your lot has been excavated, we lay the foundation. Building the foundation is one of the most critical aspects of your home construction. As the saying goes, "a house is only as strong as its foundation" — we couldn't agree more.

That's why we use cutting-edge technology and the highest-quality materials from start to finish.

Step 4 — Framing

In the framing stage, your home will start taking shape. It's during this time that you'll first be able to identify and walk through the rooms of your new home. You'll start to see the windows, floors, walls and staircases that will define your living space.

At Lakecrest Builders, we use ARXX High Performance Wall Systems. ARXX is an advanced network of interlocking, lightweight, expanded polystyren forms.  These forms remain in place after the concrete is poured, and become an integral part of the walls. ARXX provides superior strength, insulation and fire resistance... qualities that will enhance your home's security and durability and help ensure that your new home will last a lifetime.

We use ARXX Wall Systems because the walls are stronger, quieter, more energy efficient and exceed standards set by building codes.

Step 5 — Rough-Ins

During this step of the home-building process, dozens of the best local contractors will install everything from plumbing and heating systems, to cable and phone lines. This is the stage that will make your home functional as well as beautiful.

The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system used in Lakecrest Builders custom homes exceeds industry standards to optimize your indoor environment and save you money on heating and cooling bills.

Our HVAC system increases air flow, discourages animal infiltration, reduces loss of hot and cool air, and lessens the potential for pulling bad air into the ductwork and returning it to the air grilles. We also go the extra mile to ensure that the systems will last a long time and can be upgraded to provide for your future needs, for example, we make sure that every home is prepared to accommodate a soft water system.

Step 6 — Interior

During this phase, we install the interior home finishes that provide the final touches to your living space. These include things like cabinetry, trim, flooring, paint and other wall treatments, plumbing fixtures, countertops and appliance.

Step 7 — Exterior

As the finishing touches are put on your home's interior, work will be progressing on its exterior. Lakecrest Builders guarantees that your exterior finishes are both functional and beautiful, whether you've chosen brick, stone, wood, stucco or another material.

We've been building in the Reno-Tahoe area for many years, and we know which finishes are best suited for our local weather conditions.

Many of our design themes offer premium exterior finishes like Mt. Moriah and Honey Ledge stone.

Step 8 — Landscaping

Throughout the construction process, we've worked hard to make your new home comfortable and inviting. The last step toward completion is landscaping... considered by some to be the most immediately rewarding aspect of home construction.

At Lakecrest Builders, our goal is to make your lot as eye-catching as possible. We plan it accordingly by adding the right vegetation suitable for our region and by utilizing the path of the sun as it crosses your property to achieve ideal growth.

We take great care in landscaping because we know that picking the right trees and shrubs is essential. In addition to providing a beautiful and serene environment, site specific landscaping will help you save on energy costs and provide ample shade and wind protection.

Visit Us In Person

Drop by our offices at any time. We're open Monday — Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We truly enjoy meeting new clients and showing off our work. You'll find us inside the Montreux Welcome Center, ask for Jim or Dave.

We can answer your questions and introduce you to what some consider the most exceptional custom home builder in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.