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Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have A Lot Of Questions?


If you have a lot of questions, or would just like to hear some of our ideas, please feel free to call us and set up a personal consultation. We'd love to sit down with you and talk about our passion...homebuilding. If you prefer, we will be happy to meet at your homesite or prospective homesite to review options with you. Feel free to Contact Us.

What Types of Homes do you build?
Where do you build?
We live outside the area, should we be concerned about being absent during the construction of our home?
How do we know you are the right builder?
Can you recommend a Realtor to help me find a lot?
Will you assist in Lot Analysis?
How much will it cost to build our house?
How long will it take to build our home?


  1. What Types of Homes do you build?
    If you can dream it we can build it! We have built homes from 1500 sq. ft to 12,000 sq. ft. We have built houses ranging from waterfront contemporaries to traditional homes on estate lots.


  2. Where do you build?
    We are not locked into any particular lots or area. We build anywhere in Iredell County and surrounding areas. Most of our clients in the last 5 years have been in Iredell County including Lake Norman, Troutman, Statesville and Mooresville NC.


  3. We live outside the area, should we be concerned about being absent during the construction of our home?
    Certainly not. Many of our projects have been built for absentee owners. We have a very organized system of documenting decisions and changes, and we send digital photos frequently to allow our clients to follow the progress of their home.


  4. How do we know you are the right builder?
    Call our references! Our best spokespeople are our previous clients. We can supply you with an extensive list of references for custom home construction or remodeling. These folks already went through what you are contemplating and have proven to be very generous of their time to answer questions. So, ask them anything.


  5. Can you recommend a Realtor to help me find a lot?
    Can we ever! We are proud to recommend the services of Realtors with Tarheel Realty II of Statesville NC.


  6. Will you assist in Lot Analysis?
    Before you choose a home site you need to have a proper lot analysis performed. There is an art and science to lot selection. At Derek Osborne Builders, we go out and walk the home site with you. We carefully consider everything from tree clearing to sun orientation, to topography, etc. We help you understand how your home design will work with the characteristics of your lot.


  7. How much will it cost to build our house?
    This depends on many factors: size, complexity, finish materials, site considerations, etc. Once we get to meet with you and tour some of our completed homes, we will have a better understanding of what you want to build. Then we will be able to give you an estimate of costs and scheduling.


  8. How long will it take to build our home?
    The time it takes to build a home depends on many variables such as square footage, design, time of year, etc. Weather can heavily influence the speed in which construction proceeds. Once permits are obtained, most projects range from 9 months 18 months depending on complexity and size of the home.



If you don't see your specific issue addressed in our list of Frequently Asked Questions, please feel free to Email your question to us.