Design/Build Experience

It’s a one of a kind home buying experience in PA– complete with
design studio, gallery and one-stop home construction resources.

The Rotelle Process

At Rotelle, we are committed to providing you a true custom home buying experience from preliminary design ideas to the completion of your new home. This process all begins with your initial, no-obligation visit to our Chester County sales and design center: Rotelle Studio(e). From floor plans, design features, home design services, financing, land sourcing, and land development, Rotelle Studio(e) is the place to educate and inspire you.

During your visit, there will be general discussions about your ideal home design, the area you would like to build in, and the amount of land you are looking for.

In addition to information gathering, we will also discuss general home construction costs with you. These include the land purchase price, site improvement costs, the house plan, and any additional design features you might opt for. If you would like to pursue building with us in more depth, you can choose to work with one of our preferred lenders or use your own. A mortgage professional can help you determine what you can afford while taking into consideration all the fundamental costs that determine the overall price to build a home.

Together, we can determine how to make your dream custom home a reality for you!

Step 1: Lot & Land

KEN ZIMMERMAN talking with client looking at a lot
Rotelle truck parked outside of custom home under construction

Finding Your Perfect Lot

Searching for the perfect place to call home and having trouble finding your dream property? Our home (e)xperts can help. We are constantly searching for land in our marketplace. This includes active listings, as well as potential land listings. Our process is comprehensive and unique. We look at the entire land inventory and apply filters to find land that meets your criteria.

Once we have identified lots that meet your needs, we will do an in-depth evaluation of those properties with respect to lot improvement costs and market value. This proprietary process is known as our “Lot Scrub”.  This step ensures that you make the right decision in regard to cost and value. Contact Rotelle Studio(e) today and learn more about our Rotelle exclusive Purchase Protection Program. We take the fear out of buying ground.

“My husband and I were getting frustrated as we searched for the ground to build our dream home. We had looked at several lots but always ended up with more questions than answers. Thankfully we learned about Rotelle Studio(e) and everything changed. They helped find the lots that met our requirements, and that was a huge help. The Rotelle team answered our questions and helped us feel comfortable with the land purchase. We highly recommend the Rotelle team to anyone considering buying land and building a new home.” - Julie O., West Chester, Pa

Step 2: Design

HEATHER RYAN designing a home
Renee Pratt going over design options
Custom home samples

Designing Your Dream Home

Looking for that perfect house plan that meets your needs and lifestyle? Tired of being told that you can’t make changes to the “Builder’s standard house plan?" Well, you have come to the right place. Our design experts are here to help. We have lots of house plans to show you and we love to modify all of them. In fact, we believe that’s the fun part; turning our plans into your new home.

Do you have a plan that you always wanted to build? Maybe a house plan that you found on-line or in a magazine? Wondering what it might cost? No problem, our home (e)xperts can help with that too. We educate our buyers on construction costs and the various factors that impact cost. We would love to provide a quote for your dream home, and there is no cost for this service. Bring us your plan and we will provide pricing in days, not months, like other custom home builders. And we provide this fabulous service at no cost or obligation to you. Visit Rotelle Studio(e) today to learn more about pricing for your custom plan.

Step 3: Financing

RENEE PRATT talking with customer in Custom Home Studio(e)
Woman working at desk in Rotelle Studio(e)

Financing Your Dream

Are you wondering how you might finance your new project? With over 30 years in this business, we have identified the very best lenders in the industry based on rates, fees, and responsiveness. These highly trained professionals can advise you on the best financing options for your new home. Our lenders specialize in construction-to-perm lending and they will provide the funding you need to buy ground and build your new home. Contact Rotelle Studio(e) today and learn more about our preferred lenders. There is no obligation to use our lending team, but you certainly will appreciate their expertise.      

Step 4: Permitting

MIKE FRIEL sitting at desk
Multiple rolls of Architectural plans created by Rotell(e) Studio(e)

Permitting Process for the Build

The permitting process is complex and requires a skilled team of local professionals that will work together to get the required permits for construction. The process requires interactions with various township, county, and state agencies. We navigate this process with our team providing the necessary survey work, grading plans, soil testing, stormwater design, water & sewer design, architectural house plans, etc. The good news is we navigate this system for you and provide this service as part of our exclusive process. Best of all, the cost for this is included with the price of your new home. Contact a home (e)xpert today and learn our permitting process.

Step 5: Build

Framing inside of Pennsylvania home
Custom home in process of being built wrapped in tyvek
Custom home framed up by Rotell(e) Studio(e)

Building Your Dream

It's go time - ready to start construction!  This is perhaps the most exciting part of the process. Time to watch your new Rotelle home come to life. We have assembled some of the finest professional contractors in the area as part of our construction team. These tradesmen take great pride in their work and have been carefully selected because of the exceptional work they perform.

You will be kept up-to-date during construction. We will have scheduled walkthroughs with you throughout the process, so we can answer your questions and provide you with updates. Our home buyers find this to be very informative and exciting.

“We really enjoyed our walkthroughs with Jesse during construction. He was so nice and informative. He answered all our questions and he even made some helpful suggestions. This is the second home we have built and I can say for certain the Rotelle team is certainly the best we have experienced. Kudos to the Rotelle team. We love our new home." - Janet and Tom R.

Here are some of the steps in building a new home:

→ Prepare the Site and Pour the Foundation
→ Frame the House and Roof
→ Install Windows & Doors
→ Install exterior finish materials: Siding, Stone or Stucco
→ Rough-in Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC
→ Insulate
→ Install Drywall
→ Trim, Paint, and Install Flooring & Tile
→ Install Kitchen
→ Complete Interior Finishes
→ Final Grade, Driveway, and Rake & Seed
→ Acquisition of U&O
→ Final Payment & Possession

Step 6: Your Home

Custom entryway in Locust Valley pennsylvania with white walls and staircase
Shot of Craftsman style home at sunset in pennsylvania built by Rotell(e) Studio(e)
Custom living room in Pennsylvania

Keys to Your Custom Home

Welcom(e) home and congratulations! Your dream custom home has become a reality! The process culminates with the completion of your new home and the township's issuance of a certificate of occupancy. This means your home has passed all the necessary inspections and is ready for you to move in.

You are going to love our homeowner orientation walkthrough, where we explain in detail all the features of your new home. We will provide helpful tips for homeowner maintenance, as well as a detailed explanation of your mechanical systems. You will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our 12-month comprehensive workmanship coverage and our fully-transferable 10-year structural warranty.