Friday, December 19, 2014

Pre-construction meeting update

Today was our pre-construction meeting and we met our project manager, Mike.  Mike spent a few hours with us going over the plans, verifying our selections, and answering our questions.  

I have to say that everyone we have worked with at Ryan Homes has been terrific.  Our sales rep, Erica, our loan officer, Barbie and now Mike - the entire team is doing a great job.

After Mike walked us through the blueprints (too bad they can't give us copies), we walked the lot.  It was odd to walk the lot - the area where are house will sit seems very small.  I guess it is just hard to visualize a house on that empty lot.

Two things we learned today: 1. If you are building in the winter months, Ryan Homes asks for your patience (and you sign something) saying that it may take a little bit longer to pour your driveway and paint the exterior trim.  This is fine with us - we just want to make sure it is done right.  2.  Becasue our granite can vary so much in color, they will have us go to their vendor and pick our slab.  This was a nice surprise.

If all goes as planned, they are going to start digging next week ... but since it is a holiday week, we think they might not start until the following week.  Either way is fine with us.

We will update soon with photos of the ground breaking!


  1. Hi Matthew! Just started reading your blog... We are building a townhouse with Ryan Homes. Our preconstruction meeting is next Monday. Glad I finally found a blogger who is in the process of building since most bloggers have already built... Good luck with everything!

  2. Hi Lauren - that is awesome news about your new townhome! I'm glad you found the blog and I look forward to comparing notes. I have found a lot of great blogs out there and if there is anything you'd like to know about our process, just let me know

    Best of luck!

  3. I just found your blog. If it makes you feel any better I got the same answer when I asked if we could have copies of the blueprints. Never did I think they would say no, o well pictures will be better anyways.

  4. Hi, I am DW, welcome to the Ryan Blog. I have a Savoy and have been in it for 2 years in January. I have been through this process and am a PRO. lol . I continue to blog with ideas and updates. You have 2 years after your build before you are REALLY DONE trust me :), its a fun journey, but sometimes frustrating as any journey can be. Good Luck and please add me to your following.

  5. DW, great blog! I added you to my list and I will be sure to check in from time to time. The backsplash you put it in is great.

  6. Matthew, I just came upon your blog and I know that it is from a couple of years ago, I just had a question. We just did our pre-con meeting last Wednesday and I agree with you - it seems as if while walking the lot the area where the house will sit is smaller than I would have thought, too. That scares me a bit the more I think about it. My question to you is at what point did you 'see' that the actual house was exactly the size you had originally envisioned? My new home counselor told me that it only seems like it is smaller at this point but it's still hard to envision it bigger. Thanks for any input you can give me.