Our Process


Many people think that a custom home is beyond their budget. The truth is, a well-crafted John Mark Custom Home can be more affordable than an existing home. And the best part—it’s built exclusively around you! Many builders will try to get you to fit your vision for your home into their design plans. That is not what we do at John Mark. We want to help you build the perfect home to fit your family’s needs – a place where you can live and celebrate together for years to come.  

We are honored you have trusted us to build your home, and we see this as a partnership. Our first step in designing your dream home is to get to know you and your lifestyle. We take the time to talk with you, and learn your likes and your dislikes. We learn more about how you will actually live and function in the spaces and rooms within your home. Do you like open spaces and space to entertain? Or cozy rooms with sunlit views? Do you have children or pets? Maybe you have special needs that need to be accommodated in the design. We want to make sure that your custom home is designed to meet the unique needs and desires of your family. Once we have learned about you and your lifestyle, we design the space around that knowledge, making sure that the functionality you need is built right into the design. 

Then we work on a budget. We find out your goals, and we develop the scope of the project. We build a proposal to show you what we can accomplish within your budget.

We are honored you have trusted us to build your home. We see this as a partnership.

We Work With Your Budget

Our homes are the most affordable in the custom home building business, based in part on partnerships we’ve formed that allow us to access quality materials for the best value. When you buy an existing home, you could be paying for features or space that you may not want or need. When you build custom, you have the freedom to choose where you invest your dollars. We consciously focus on ways to innovate within the process to save time and money and to build a superior home that you can enjoy for years to come. 

You’ll also receive free professional interior design services from our in-house designer, Cristy Delgado. There’s no substitute for admiring a home filled with choices made by you, for you. 

Seeing Is Believing

As homebuilders, John Mark Custom Homes possesses expertise on every aspect of the home building process – from blueprints to framing to final fitting out.  However, as a homeowner, you probably do not possess such expertise.  At the same time, you are understandably invested in ensuring that your home is well constructed and completed to your specifications. With Sapphire Viewer, we’ve made it possible for you to “see” every phase of the homebuilding process.

Sapphire Viewer is a free software program that details every beam, every truss, every detail of a home in 3-D. The software also includes an app that uses GPS, and that can be installed in any mobile device to allow users to walk through the home to visualize its materials and construction.

Sapphire Viewer translates the engineer’s specifications into a  3-D Illustration of the structure that includes each board – and precisely where it fits within the structure. With Sapphire Viewer, our framers and builders know exactly how many beams are needed under a loaded girder and precisely how a truss hangs, eliminating the need for guesswork. We also provide you with access to Sapphire Viewer to install on your home computer and your mobile devices.

Everything is Transparent 

We believe in transparent pricing. We use cost plus contracts. That means we charge for the cost of the material plus a profit. This eliminates over- or underestimating costs, which can happen with fixed price contracts, drastically changing final costs from original estimates. Our final costs stay within five to 10 percent of our original estimate. We’ll show you every invoice on every purchase we make. No hidden costs, no unwelcome surprises—you have total control of your investment.