Whicker Construction: Behind the Build

Whicker Construction: Behind the Build

Have you ever noticed a new, beautiful home being built or a dreamy remodel happening down the street and wonder what the building process entails? Building six to 10 homes per year, along with completing six to 10 large remodel projects per year, Whicker Construction is a custom design build, hands-on firm with an emphasis on superior materials and craftsmanship.

“Before building with our clients, we break the process into four manageable steps,” says President Brad Whicker.

Planning & Design – The homeowner will meet with Whicker and a draftsman who he feels best matches their personality, complexity of home and architectural style to begin rough ideas for the floor plans and elevations of the home. The process to get from rough sketches and design to finished detailed plans ready for estimating and permitting takes anywhere from a minimum of four weeks to several months, depending on client motivation, draftsman work load and complexity of the home.

Estimating/Pre-Selections – While the plans are being developed, Whicker Construction will work with you to get some of your preliminary design ideas. Whicker may visit several vendors with the client to better understand their style and preferences. This aids greatly in establishing an accurate allowance for finishes such as cabinets, floor coverings, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

Contract – Once you have shared your vision and design ideas, Whicker Construction delivers a proposal with exact details for your project.

Construction – Construction of a custom home can take anywhere from 130 days to well over a year depending on size, complexity, amenities and weather. A remodel project may take as little as 30 days for a bath remodel to several months for a major whole house refresh or addition.


As a team at Whicker Construction, we understand the building process can be stressful, but we are here to work through the highs and lows of constructing a new home hand-in-hand with the client.

If you are ready to make your dream home a reality, call Whicker Construction at 317-839-8353 or visit our website at whickerconstruction.com.

 

Trend on Point with Project Liaison, Stacey Lundy

What 2017-2018 building trends are you seeing in this market?

  • “Mid-Century Modern and overall eco-friendly sourcing of materials and finishes. Also, reclaimed and salvaged materials are still in demand.”

Honing in on flooring, are clients still choosing hardwood as a flooring favorite?

  • “Not necessarily! We are seeing a lot of clients select LVP (luxury vinyl plank). It’s durable, scratch resistant, comes in a variety of widths and, overall, has an appearance of wood.”

Is brass back?

  • “From lighting fixtures to plumbing fixtures to hardware, clients are loving the look of gold and aged brass.”