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Getting Started on a Custom Home Builder


You don't need to be a building expert to start your project with Metzler Home Builders. As one of the premier Central PA home builders, we will provide our expertise to achieve exactly the results you want in your home. The following are a few basics to get you started:

  • Your home financing:
    Although it's not necessary to have your financing secured before meeting with Metzler Home Builders, it is valuable to review your finances and consider how much you are willing to invest in your new home.
  • Your building permits:
    As Central PA home builders, we have experience working with many municipalities within Lancaster, Lebanon, Chester and York Counties. Metzler Home Builders will take care of getting all the appropriate permits for your custom home.
  • Your home design:
    Whether you have a fully designed set of plans, a napkin sketch or nothing at all, we will work with you to develop a design. Learn more about our design / build process.
  • Your home location:
    Metzler Home Builders will meet with you to discuss your project even if you don't currently own a lot. We stand out among Central PA home builders, as our service area expands to approximately an hour from our office location in Lancaster. We also have lots available and can assist you in finding your perfect setting.

Metzler Home Builders will take care of the details so you don't have to. Your initial meeting will be with Dan Metzler.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long does it take to build a custom home?
A: On average, it takes approximately 4 months, depending on complexity, weather and other variables.
Q: Is it possible to start or build our home over the winter months?
A: Yes. As Central PA home builders, we understand the reality of harsh weather during the winter. However, advances in the technologies of different building materials make building your home in the cold months a perfectly viable option.
Q: Is my home accessible during construction?
A: Yes, we encourage visits to your new home site. As questions arise, your project manager is always available to assist you.
Q: Can we make changes to our home after construction begins?
A: Yes, we work personally with each customer to ensure you are truly getting the custom home of your dreams. When changes come up throughout the process, any costs are approved by you on a change order.
Q: How do we select interior finishes for our new home?
A: We create reasonable allowances in our contract for cabinetry, flooring, lighting & appliances, and encourage you to work with our trusted suppliers and sub-contractors to make these selections. However, if you have a relationship with a supplier or sub-contractor whom you trust, we are open to working with them.