BuiltBy DEN: Your Top Questions, Answered

Navigating the world of home building can often feel like walking through a maze. There are countless decisions to make, many processes to understand, and a multitude of potential pitfalls to avoid. At the heart of it all, you're seeking a simple, transparent, and enjoyable journey to the home of your dreams. That's where BuiltBy DEN comes into the picture.
But what does this journey with us look like? What sets us apart in the home building market? And how do we work to ensure that your home-building experience is as seamless as possible?

You've asked, and we've listened.

In this blog post, we're taking the time to answer your most pressing questions about BuiltBy DEN. Our aim? To provide clarity, instill confidence, and show you exactly why and how BuiltBy DEN is revolutionizing the home building experience. So whether you're in the early stages of considering our services or on the cusp of taking the leap, join us as we delve into the heart of BuiltBy DEN and explore the answers to the questions that you, our esteemed prospective home builders, have asked most frequently. Buckle up, and let's get started!

Top FAQs for our full-service homebuilding in the Hudson Valley

Who is the local builder on my project? 

For Ulster and Greene County projects we have partnered with Catskills Fine Homes, owned by Jeremy Mayr. For Dutchess and Columbia County projects, we have partnered with Amendola Group, owned by Joseph Amedola.

Who is the project manager during the build?

Your project will be managed by our Head of Operations, Adam Solomon. Adam will coordinate closely with your builder throughout the project, leveraging his extensive experience in construction and project management.

How much involvement does DEN have during the project?

We at DEN conduct weekly onsite visits for every build and ensure our presence during significant milestones such as concrete pours and window deliveries.

What will DEN do to ensure the quality of the build?

At DEN, we work closely with our builders to ensure a smooth and timely home-building process. Every project we undertake is aimed at meeting top-notch architectural and design standards. We strictly uphold our vision of quality without any exceptions.

Can you give me a rough estimate of our start dates?

The start of your project is contingent on the receipt of your financing and deposit. Once these are secured, your place in the BuiltBy DEN queue is confirmed. Typically, we can initiate the project 7 days from the date of contract signing, with demolition and site clearing as the first steps. Although permitting does take time, we estimate this process to last between 2-4 weeks.

What does the payment schedule look like? 

Here is one example for a Cash Buyer, not using financing (if you get financing, the payment schedule will be determined by the financing partner):

  • Draw 1: Foundation, well, septic, and window pre-order $96,379.67
  • Draw 2: Cabinet preorder, framing, electrical and plumbing, finish orders $92,632.59
  • Draw 3: Siding and roofing, begin interior finishes $63,296.65
  • Draw 4: Final trim, final finishwork $91,281.33
  • Draw 5: Punchlist and finishes $48,831.48

How much of a reassurance do we have that the build will stick to the estimate?

We include a contingency in our pricing to approximate a guaranteed maximum price. While unforeseen circumstances may arise during foundation digging, septic field construction, and well drilling, we incorporate these contingencies and provide conservative estimates to ensure you pay as close to our estimate as possible. If the contingency fee is not utilized or we identify cost savings at any point, these benefits are passed directly to you. Our priority is to ensure your satisfaction with the BuiltBy DEN experience, aiming for a glowing testimonial from you at the end of the project.

How do you decide where to place the house on the land?

Our pricing includes a driveway to drop the building in the most ideal, accessible area on the lot that we assess during our site visit. The deck and main wall of windows on the home will face south to optimize views and solar gain during the winter months.

How much site clearing would happen?

We typically price enough clearing to allow for approximately 30 feet of setback from the nearest trees to prevent most expected damage from fallen branches.

Are all the permits and their fees included in the quote?

All permits and site fees are included.


In the end, home building is about more than bricks, beams, and architectural blueprints—it's about crafting spaces where memories are made, where comfort is found, and where life unfolds day by day. At BuiltBy DEN, we fully comprehend the significance of this journey, and we're committed to making it as seamless, transparent, and enjoyable as possible for you.

We hope this blog post has shed light on the most common questions about our process, our partnerships, and our commitment to quality. Our ultimate goal is to demystify the home building process, making it accessible and exciting for everyone.

Remember, the answers provided here are just the tip of the iceberg. If you have more questions, or if there's something specific you'd like to know about BuiltBy DEN, we are always here to chat. Our team is ready and eager to assist you as you embark on this exciting journey to create your dream home.

Thank you for taking the time to engage with us, to seek answers, and to consider BuiltBy DEN as your partner in this life-changing endeavor. We look forward to helping turn your dream home into a reality. So, why wait? Head over to denoutdoors.com/builtby and let's start building your future, today.