Forrest Homes Custom Build Components

"Phased" Construction Schedule & Communication
Having a structured schedule and communicating that schedule improves efficiency and accountability amongst the building team. Using e-mail to communicate each phase of construction with team members keeps the building process running smoothly.
Other important schedule and communication strategies include:
        •  Written revisions and change orders
        •  Daily contact to provide feedback
        •  Weekly meetings to develop plans and strategies
        •  Immediate face-to-face conflict resolution as necessary
        •  Role clarity of the building team designed to increase personal mastery
        •  Clear and well defined expectations for all team members
View an example of e-mail communication with the building team (pdf)

"Triad" Collaboration
Forrest Homes will meet face-to-face with subcontractors and suppliers to discuss the scope of the project and to confirm the proposed start date. Meeting face-to-face is crucial since it increases the likelihood of commitments being honored.This initial meeting is followed up with an e-mail or phone call to reconfirm the proposed start date. Finally, another phone call or meeting occurs to confirm the actual start date when work will begin. With these frequent communications commitments can and will be kept.
These collaborations promote:
        •  Friendly, courteous work environment
        •  Honest, trustworthy and loyal partnerships
        •  Individual flexibility for subcontractors, thus allowing creativity
        •  Accountability and consequences
        •  Tight work scheduling, reducing the construction period
        •  Desire for individual excellence and high performance
        •  Timely payment of invoices

Feature Selection Assistance & Construction Coordination
Forrest Homes' own Chris Moretta uses her knowledge of construction styles and design to provide this unique service to our home buyers.
Services included are:
        •  Assistance with the selection of fixtures, finishes and features
        •  Recommendations for cost effective alternatives
        •  Advice on "style consistency"
        •  Effective communication with subcontractors and suppliers

Computerized Budgeting
Cost analysis and competitive bids keep costs at a minimum and help generate an effective budget .
View an example of a construction budget (pdf)

"Fast Track" Construction Process
This innovative approach allows for offsite construction of some components, such as cabinets, moldings, and millwork, resulting in significant cost and time savings.

Learn more about the process....




Forrest Homes, Inc.
prides itself on its friendly and conscientious work environment. The selection of subcontractors
is based upon a combination of price, dependability, reliability, professionalism
and attitude.  


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