Marlin Built For Your Life!

Marlin Building Process

Meet with builder

  • Compatibility ( Can you and builder communicate likes /dislikes)
  • See sample of work
  • Interview one to three. More than three tends to overwhelm the process
  • Discuss quality, budget and time constraint

House plans


  1. Review contractors house plans choices with minor changes ($300.00 to $1000.00)
  2. Choose from house plan book ($400.00 to $2000.00 plus changes $200.00 to a $1000.00)
    Copyrights apply and require approvals.
  3. Architect can work with you and builder ($1500.00 and up) Sketches, photos, concepts, and approvals

Rough price estimate

A $1500.00 retainer is due at start of design phase. Proposal of final design.

  • Allow 2-3 weeks for builder (this give time for subs to get estimates in)
  • The proposal will reflect draw and revision level
  • Proposal will have allowances and can have copy of items to make allowances. (best for client pick items prior to proposal but not required)
  • Contract with final cost. (Amendments signed by customer can change cost)


  • Sign contract and deposit
  • Permits and approvals (once received the building process starts)
  • Allowance items are finalized
  • Remaining balances are disbursed based on percent completed
  • Final payment due upon completion