Serving Northwest Florida's Okaloosa & Walton County Including Destin, South Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Inlet Beach.
Build your Home with a Florida Licensed "Certified General Contractor" (CGC)
definition of State Certified General Contractor: Responsible for the overall coordination of a project. Services are unlimited as to the type of residential/commercial work which may do with unlimited height in the State of Florida.
The Kirby Construction team is a family owned local business and has been in the Destin area since 1995 . Specializing in Coastal Custom Construction Services in the Destin Florida area, featuring NEW luxury custom built home construction and small to large scale property developing. Tim & Scott Kirby both operating with FL Certified General Construction licenses. Tim Kirby has been in the construction industry for over 45 years and has had his Certified General Contractor license for over 35 years. They both personally oversee each project by giving attention to detail and concern for their clients. Steve Kirby runs the office side and also offers in-house drafting plan design for the company. If you have already selected a house plan and want to make modifications or need to start from scratch, Kirby Construction Company can also help you find tune the design to match your dream home.
The Kirby Construction team primarily builds in the local coastal area from Destin to Inlet Beach and has built all projects types such as 5-story condo, restaurants, large scale developments, commercial build-outs and residential homes. Their residential homes range from 800sf guest homes to 11,000+sf mega homes. All projects have coastal construction building requirements, either directly on the beach or with-in 1 mile of the coast.
Building your new custom home is an exciting and important endeavor, and Kirby Construction CO. wants the process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Everyone has their own style, their own taste, and their own wish list. And all those individual needs and wants can make finding a home for sale on the MLS, sometimes nearly impossible. And that’s why the only way to find your perfect home design is to have an experienced custom home building company, like Kirby Construction CO., design and/or build a new quality custom home.
Whether you are at home out of state, at work, on the road, or on vacation, Kirby Construction CO. puts information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, and photos by utilizing your own personal online project page.
It all starts with Communication!
Construction projects are a team effort. Kirby Construction Company builds quality homes by first building a team environment based on strong communication and project planning. Each of these elements must be balanced with your needs (operationally, financially, and logistically) as well as coordinated with the capacity of the architects and their consultants.
Determine Your Cost Limit
The very first step in planning the construction of a new home is the construction budget. Developing a preliminary budget spells out the allocation of funds for your project in broad terms. Developing a budget for a new home starts with deciding how expensive a home you wish to build? A better question for most of us is how expensive a home can you afford to build? If you are like most people, you want the most home you can afford. Knowing your spending limits and developing a home building budget, will go a long way towards keeping you out of financial trouble on your project, especially during the preparation of your plans and specifications. Your final "working" budget will be developed when the cost estimating process is complete. This is a "CUSTOM" home...we won't know what it cost until we know what will be in it.
Actual new home construction costs are affected by many factors, including but not limited to:
All the above would be factored into your final total budget and then you could determine the final price per square foot building cost.
*****FROM START TO FINISH*****
Step 1 - Initial meeting/planning with Kirby Construction Company
We will discuss the project overview. Prior to this meeting, by filling out the Getting Started form, you will have prepared an estimated personal budget, located a building lot, concept house design and desires. Some customers come to us with a lot they've already purchased or are in the process of buying. We can help you find a lot too.
Step 2 - Get Pre-Qualified by you Bank
Get a pre-qualification letter stating you are able to obtain financing up to a certain amount (your max budget).
Step 3 - Finding a Custom or Pre-designed House Plan
We setup a Design/Planning meeting with you and one of our preferred vendors, either in person or by phone, to discuss the layout of your project. You can start your search for home plans/layouts on websites such as;
Step 4 - Create a Full set of Blueprints and Construction Budget
Once we receive the stamped plans from the architect, we will begin estimating work to create a full detailed budget for your project. This process normally requires approx. 2-3 weeks. We send out the plans to our trusted subcontractors to bid the project with current market construction cost. Once we finalize our estimate, upon your approval, we will then submit the plans & budget to your bank for loan approval. We also submit and work with the subdivision's Architectural Review Board (ARB) to be sure everything is satisfactory to the subdivision's design requirements.
Step 5 - Sign the Contract
We write a contract between You and Kirby Construction, to build your project. It may also include an up front "Retainer Fee." The total retainer amount will be credited on your first draw.
Step 6 - Secure Financing
We work with your bank by submitting our signed Contract & Proposal for them to review.
Step 7 - Submit for Permitting
Once the bank & ARB gives approval, we will then submit the plans to the County Planning Dept. to obtain the building permit.
Step 8 - Construction Starts
Construction begins! During this process, the bank will pay in draws/installments until your building project is complete. We will meet with you at key times in the construction process to make the choices for the next phase of construction. We also will provide you with detailed spending reports, at anytime, so you can see exactly where your money is being spent.
Allowances and Selections
Some selection categories will be built into the total price. (e.g. paint colors, roof tiles, etc...) Your allowance budget (e.g. Appliances, Lighting, etc...) will be specified on your estimate with a dollar amount. You will be given a list and together, we will help you meet your allowance budget. This line item is treat as a cost item. Any difference in cost above the allowance amount will be invoiced via a change order or below the allowance amount will not be invoiced. (e.g. Appliances - $12,000 (for the entire house...Kitchen - Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, etc...)
Step 9 - Time to move in!
Kirby Construction completes your home and you get your Certification of Occupancy (CO). Once your new custom home is completed and nearly ready for you to move in, we will meet with you at the site for a final walk through. We do this so we can address any last minute questions or concerns you may have. We will not walk away from the project until you are completely satisfied, since about 90% of our business is based off of referrals, we want to make sure you are completely satisfied with your new home. custom home builder cost to build a house
The most creative, cost conscious, caring, concerned, competitive, clean, comprehensive, and came in on time, on budget! We pride ourselves on being able to look at a project with a creative eye and determine what we want the end result to look like. The Kirby’s actually expanded our creativity, our vision, and offered new ideas for us to consider. I find this to be extremely rare in a builder. Scott Kirby actually kept a pad by his bed and would wake up with ideas in the middle of the night and write down his thoughts and drew pictures to show me the next day! We have worked with builders that couldn’t give us a price estimate. We have had builders give us a low price to get the business, then totally ignore it and charge us twice as much. Others have come close to what they committed to us in a price, but then cut corners and did very poor work. The Kirby’s understood the restrictions financially we had and gave us solid prices for the things we wanted with our project. It was so refreshing to have a builder actually do what they said they would do, at the price they committed to! - Bob Beck, Author of "Winning in the 5th Quarter:” #1 Amazon Best Seller in Sports Reveals Play-by-Play Football Strategies To Win on the Field of Life
To Whom It May Concern: My wife and I bought a home from the Kirby's in December 2009. The house was built as a spec house in an exclusive country club community. Every inch of the house is unique and of the highest quality. The materials used and workmanship are equally outstanding. Once we moved in, the Kirby family came by to welcome us – and that’s when it all made sense. Tim Kirby and his family are sound & solid, honest & real. They helped us settle into our beautiful home and we have since hired them to do addition work. We were then able to watch them work and had the privilege of getting to know them personally. After building several homes over the years in South Florida we had been convinced that there was no such thing as a reputable, hard working, and honest builder with integrity. Our hopes have been restored. Kirby Properties, Inc., and the Kirby family are survivors of a dying breed. They are a hard working, high quality and honest. Should you decide to hire Kirby Properties, Inc., you will soon find out that you have given yourself a gift! Most Sincerely Yours, Todd & Kristine Graham Sandestin Homeowner, Sandestin, FL
I am happy to recommend Tim Kirby to anyone who is contemplating a construction project in the Destin, Florida area. Tim and his sons built a garage for me recently and I am completely satisfied with the finished product. The garage blends so well with the existing house that it looks as though it was built at the same time that my home was built in 2005. The quality workmanship and timely completion were exceptional. And Tim and Scott did an excellent job in the dealings with my homeowners association that I really appreciated. I will definitely contact Tim Kirby whenever I have future construction needs. - Phillip Holloran, Sandestin Homeowner
Working with Kirby Construction was a fantastic experience. We built a custom home on 30A. Scott and Steve went above and beyond. The difference is in the details and it shows. We built long distance and I wouldn't trust anybody else to do it! - Brad Zerhusen, Seagrove Beach
Kirby Construction Co. built a custom home for me in Miramar Beach FL. Tim, Scott, and Steve were a pleasure to work with. Skilled custom home builder with a good attention to detail. Quality custom features separate their homes from a lot of cookie cutter new construction homes. Overall a very pleasurable experience looking forward to working with them on future new home projects. - Jason Egan, Multiple "Kirby Built" homeowner