Building a Custom Home With The Owner-Builder Program

HomeWrights’ primary service, the Owner-Builder Program, consists of a proven building system/process as well as access to all the practical tools needed to help homeowners act as their own general contractor. This approach allows homeowners with little or no experience efficiently manage the construction of their new custom home home.

Watch this 7-minute video to meet some of the HomeWrights team and get a picture of how the HomeWrights Owner-Builder Program works.


The Owner-Builder Program Explained in 7 Minutes:

The HomeWrights Owner-Builder Program consists of on-site and digital assistance with all phases of planning and preparation for a client’s new custom home. Each Owner-Builder is assigned a dedicated Project Manager to guide and coach the homeowner to a completed home. Meet the team.

HomeWrights has helped more than 375 homeowners complete their custom homes since 2002. These homes would be described as modest to legacy homes, and range in price from $500,000 to $2,500,000. Anyone can act as their own general contractor, but now, you don’t have to do it alone! Don’t overpay for a luxury home. Yes, you can act as your own builder even on a luxury home! 

Every Owner-Builder participant has access to the proprietary HomeWrightsToolbox. This toolbox consists of documentation, filing systems, contractor and supplier search tools, scheduling tools and day-to-day management tools to keep each Owner-Builder client on track and on budget during their project.

One of the biggest challenges any new home builder face is finding qualified, dependable subcontractors. Without the HomeWrights Toolbox, finding subcontractors on a Google search is like rolling the dice. You never know what you’re going to get. HomeWrights has solved that problem.

Denver Mom Becomes Custom Home Builder With No Experience

The best Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs custom home builder is YOU! Watch HomeWrights Custom Homes client, Chelsea Thomas in the video above to understand how the Owner-Builder Program saves you a fortune and give you the luxury custom home you want.

This new Denver mom is putting in about 20 hours a week supervising the building of her own new custom home alongside a second home on the property (recently subdivided). She would have paid another contractor $100,000 to $200,000 build what she wanted so instead, she hired the consultants at HomeWrights Custom Homes to guide her and coach her as her own general contractor.

She’ll live in the new home and rent out the second house. It’s called a tandem property. Want to learn more? Contact HomeWrights Custom Homes to learn how it works! 303-756-8870 Would you like to save $100k or more on your custom home?

Whether it’s real estate investment property, a custom home, or a luxury home, find out why we say – “don’t hire a contractor. BE the contractor!”

We show you how to save thousands by being the general contractor from Colorado Springs to Pueblo and everywhere in between! HomeWrights Custom Homes helps its Owner-Builder clients find the best subcontractors.

Denver Custom Home Building – an Owner-Builder Approach in Denver

In the HomeWrights Custom Home Owner-Builder model, you will be the general contractor. You will be responsible for the project and all the final decisions. But you’re not alone!

HomeWrights will coach you, guide you, and provide technical support but YOU have the final word and total control over all decisions about supplies, personnel, dollars, savings, timing, and quality. Watch a few videos on this page to get a realistic picture of how much effort is required and how much you can save! Questions? Just call us at 303-756-8870.

First-Time Custom Home Builders

Follow the experience these Owner-Builders as they build their dream homes. Many of these custom home builders are building their very first custom home! See what they’ve learned in all the videos on our site. Give us a call with your questions!

Be Your Own Custom Home Builder

Our Owner-Builder approach to creating the home of your dreams is going to save you a lot of money. That means you’ll have a lot more house to enjoy and prosper from! Zoning rules and permitting processes can be a confusing and challenging maze of questions and research. Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. Managing a successful custom homebuilding project as an Owner-Builder requires planning, resources, and structure. Three things you’ll get with HomeWrights Custom Homes on day one! 

With HomeWrights Custom Homes as Your Building Partner You’ll Have Help With: 

Custom Home Building Planning 

  • Finalizing your new home project estimate
  • Finding new construction financing
  • Completing new home plans
  • Conducting soils testing
  • Reviewing structural engineering
  • Navigating the new home building permit process in Denver, Lakewood, Aurora, Boulder and many other surrounding cities and counties (see our Service Areas page)
  • Managing your building project timeline to help you plan, prepare, and track progress

New Home Building Resources

  • HomeWrights’ suggested and vetted subcontractors are dependable, skilled workers
  • Our suppliers are committed to delivering best value
  • Our contracts and new home construction forms are designed to protect you, the new home builder
  • Our experienced team supports your project every step of the way
  • We’re there to help you solve problems on site or electronically. There are always challenges building a new home but we’ve seen most of them so we can help you with most any challenge!

Custom Home Building Structure

From bid reviews to writing contracts, from scheduling to quality control, our systems help you get the most home for your money. You will have all the tools at your fingertips to build like a pro.

Custom Home Financing in Denver

We don’t provide construction financing but we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you discover the resources needed to finance new construction in the Denver area. Learn more about construction loans on our FAQ page. 

We know what you’ll need to make a professional presentation to your lender and we’ve identified the lenders who like to do business with Owner/Builders. We’ve been around the block a few times on this one! Just ask!

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Does HomeWrights Build Custom Homes Where You Live? 

HomeWrights Custom Homes’ Owner-Builder consulting and turnkey custom home building programs are available throughout the Denver area. From Boulder to Brighton, from Loveland to Lakewood, from Colorado Springs to Cherry Creek, from Fort Collins to Littleton, from Erie to Englewood. Well, you get the picture! See our new home building Service Areas.