New Home Construction

When choosing a new home builder, what do I need to know?
Since a new home is one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime, it is important to interview the building contractor since you will be working together quite closely over the next several months. Do you feel comfortable with this person? Does he/she answer all of your questions?

Additionally, you may want to check with some of each builder's subcontractors to see if the company is timely with payments. Some other questions to add to your checklist include:
  • Has the building contractor provided you with past home buyer references and have you called several of them?
  • Are the builder and staff knowledgeable about the new home construction process and do they have hands-on experience with custom-built homes?
  • Has the building contractor shown you samples of work and are you happy with the quality?
  • If the builder offers allowances for components like flooring, cabinets and plumbing fixtures, are these amounts adequate for your lifestyle?
Have you considered the differences between a custom-built and spec home? With custom-built homes, you choose interior products like cabinets and flooring. You also choose exterior products like siding and shingles. Your lifestyle needs are included from the start with the home design plans and throughout the budgeting process.

Can you help me find a suitable lot?
It's very important to choose a lot that will accommodate the size and style home you want to build. If you have some lots you're interested in, we are more than happy to go look at them and let you know which one will be the best fit.

What size homes do you build?
We welcome the opportunity to build your new home - no matter the size. We can build any where from a small home design to the extravagant floor plan. When it comes to new home construction, all of our customers receive the same quality and superior craftsmanship they deserve!

Where do you build homes?
We build new homes throughout Northeast Wisconsin, this includes Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Greenville, Hortonville, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Green Bay and the surrounding Fox Valley areas. Contact us for more information.

How long does it take to build a new home?
Most new homes take around four months to complete from excavation to move-in. This time can vary depending on the size of the home and when selections are finalized by the owner.

General Information

Can you assist in the sale of my current home?
If you have an existing property to sell, Schmidt Bros. Custom Homes Inc., can help! Contact Lisa, our licensed real estate agent on staff, at (920) 993-1520 or

When are you available to meet?
We have daytime and evening appointments available and will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Contact us to make an appointment.
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4311 N. Lightning Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
Phone: 920-993-1520