More meetings! I will tell you that while the number of meetings can seem a bit crazy, we are actually really impressed with the level of detail that Homes by WestBay puts into the process before construction actually kicks off. Our design center consultant, Tricia, told us about how “process heavy” that Homes by WestBay is and she wasn’t kidding. They check every box, cross every t, dot every I and make sure you’ve reviewed and signed off on every single detail about your home. If you’re not overwhelmed by the process, you’ve got to be impressed by it. This tells me that they’re serious about their commitment to customer satisfaction and delivering a solid product to their customer. I’m also assuming they have a vested financial interest in a paper company, given the amount of papers we’ve had to sign. We haven’t even closed yet! Sheesh!
Today’s meeting was with our Construction Manager, Steven Blevins. Steven has been with Homes by WestBay for over 4 years and came highly recommended by several friends who have worked with him. Homes by WestBay assigns the construction managers at random, so we were pretty happy to have Steven on our build. We reviewed every structural change we had requested and walked through the blueprints of our new home. We were lucky to have our awesome real estate agent, Annie Rocks with us, to help us make some better decisions than we would have had it just been the two of us. Once we completed the review, we went through and signed a few hundred more pages and headed over to the Key West II model home at Longleaf.
There were some final details we needed to work out. Some of the electrical outlet placements in the model home did not match what was on their electrical plans. Steven is going to work on that for us, and we also took the time to measure out some in-floor receptacles we ordered for our living room. That sounds easier than it is when you factor in that they’re going to be installing the conduit for these receptacles before there is even a foundation laid. Not sure I understand how exactly they get those measurements right but let’s hope they do.
This was it. The last meeting before work actually starts. Our official start date is September 17th, and they expect that walls will start to go up by the end of September. We’re excited. We’re ready. Let’s get this thing going.