2635 Berkshire Parkway, Suite 203
Clive, Iowa 50325

515-216-1017
alans@ccsvet.com

Covenant Construction Services LLC, Contractor  Commercial, Clive, IA
 

5/31/16
FAQ  
 

What makes CCS Homes a superior home builder?

Our custom process including design, selections, and communication with home buyers during the build are unique to CCS Homes.  We are proud of our trade partners and their commitments to quality and energy efficiency.  Lastly, our dedication to your custom build and achieving your dream home are our favorite things!

 

 

Should I buy land and then find a builder, or find a builder and then find land?

We work with buyers who already have land and those looking for a lot!  Either way, we can help you find the perfect lot for your custom build, or help you build the perfect home on your existing lot!  Often, we have lots secured that are ready to be built upon, at your request.  Call us today to see what lots are available!

 

 

I already have land.  Will you build on my lot?

After a site evaluation, we can almost always build on your land!  We provide free site evaluations prior to or after a land purchase to ensure your piece of property fits the needs of your dream home!

 

 

I have a plan in mind that isn’t in your list of floor plans.  Can you still build it?

Sure!  Our custom design process means we can work with you and an architect to build the home of your dreams!  We build homes of all styles, sizes, and price points, and each home is a custom reflection of the buyer.

 

 

I want an energy efficient home.  Can you build to Energy Star standards?

We build every home to above the Energy Star standards.  We are committed to energy efficiency, quality products, and creating savings for our customers.  Check out our website for all that we’re doing to make our builds Energy Star compliant.

 

 

Do you build with alternative energy sources like geothermal?

Yes! Many of our home have geothermal energy sources.  We help our buyers decide which energy choice is best for their living conditions and assist in obtaining all available rebates!

 

 

Do you have a model home I can view?

Check our current listings section of the website to see which homes are available for walk-throughs!

 

 

How long does it take to build a home?

Typically, 90 - 110 days from the first day of digging.  Dig day will usually occur about 45 days from your first design appointment. 

   

 

How much does it cost to build a custom home?

CCS Homes are value built and custom designed, so each home is tailored to your budget.  We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and can help you stay within most any budget!  Most of the time, your taste and selections will determine the overall cost of your home.  After the selections meeting, you will know exactly how much your dream home will cost!

 

 

What are the steps in building a new custom home?

First, call us today!  Next, we will meet to discuss the custom features, design, and location of your new home.  At our next meeting, we will make adjustments to your plan and begin the selection process.  After final selections are made, we will have a plan and selections review appointment.  Next, we’ll apply for permitting and begin the dig!  From there, the home will take about 90 – 110 days until you’re living in your new home!

 

 

How do I pick my finishes?

During our selections appointment, our New Home Consultant will guide you through the selections available.  We utilize Gilcrest Jewett for cabinetry, flooring, hardware, trim, doors, and some custom features.  The remaining selections can be chosen in our office.  We are excited to offer many options that are included in your customary pricing that are sure to meet your specific tastes!

 

 

Do I need to visit my home site during construction?

You are welcome to visit your site whenever you would like, though it is not necessary.  We always encourage safety measures during site visits as the home is an active construction site.

 

 

What kind of warranty do you offer?

CCS Homes provides a 1-year builder warranty and a 15-year, transferable RWC Warranty.  This warranty will cover structural concerns and can be transferred should you sell the home within the 15-years.

 
 
  

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
3/8/16
 
 
 
 
At CCS Homes, we're always striving to build our homes to be as energy efficient as possible.  One way we measure this efficiency is through HERS ratings.  Our average rating has been a 56, but this week, we earned our lowest number ever, a 45!!!  Check out more information here about HERS ratings and see how your house measures up!
We're proud to offer our home owners the best possible home and can't wait to see our number drop to be even more efficient in the future.
 
 
  

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2/23/16
 
At CCS Homes, nothing makes us happier than building the perfect house for a home buyer.  Hearing how much clients love their homes is something we just have to share!  Check out our most recent review!
 
 
 
  

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 2/15/16
A little bit of staging can go a long way CCS Homes Blog 2005 house 
 We recently added a new realtor team to the CCS Homes family!
 
 Sarah Tiffany Pesek Lofland Group
 
Sarah Pesek and Tiffany Lofland decided that our Grimes Market home could benefit from a little staging and we couldn't be more pleased with the results!!
Check out these before and afters of 2005 NW Prairie Creek Dr, Grimes, Iowa!
 
 The Great Room space just needed a few pieces to define the space
and make it seem larger!
 
 
The Dining space looks fantastic with a round, glass table
and parson style chairs.  
 
 
 The Kitchen to Great Room space is much more defined
and looks so much bigger!
 
 
 That Master Bedroom!!! What a difference!??!
 
 
The Master bath looks like a peaceful retreat with just a few additions! 
 
 
 Even the guest bath looks luxurious and soothing with just a few little touches!
 
We can't wait to hear feedback from all of you!  Check out our next open house on Sunday from 1-4, or contact the Pesek Lofland Group for a private tour!
 
 
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
2/8/16
 
 

If you’re anything like all of us at CCS Homes, we love our pets!  After a wonderful pair of new clients stopped in with a special request, we knew we had to put together a post just for our special animal family members!  Our new clients provide fostering for AHeinz 57, a great pet rescue based out of De Soto, Iowa.  They wanted to make sure a space was built where they could give their dogs baths without breaking their backs!  We’re still in the process of designing exactly what their home will feature, but we'll definitely be using some of these homes as ideas!

 


Modern design with all stainless steel features make this one a stunner!

 

Keeping the weight of your pet in mind as well as their age is important.  The pullout stairs are genius!

 
 
 

A hand held shower wand and flooring that resembles teak take them dog shower up a notch!

 
 
 

 

Whole rooms just for the pups!

 

 

These kitty ideas are adorable!  The kitty litter spot has a cut out that will never let the kitty forget where he supposed to go.
 
 
 
 

  

If you’re going to build in your washer and dryer, why not add a spot for the cat to curl up too?

 
 

Don’t forget, adding a Central Vacuum system will make pet clean up a breeze!  A kickplate in the kitchen makes easy work of crumbs and pet hair!

 
 
 Whatever your pet needs may be, we're here to help!  We can't wait to start your custom build today!
 
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
1/18/16
 
CCS Homes Blog Fireplace Ideas That Won't Break the Bank 
 Fireplaces can add wonderful warmth and design to a room.  Making them exactly what you want doesn’t have to break the bank!  HGTV outlines some great, budget-friendly fireplace remodels!
 
CCS Homes Blog Fireplace Ideas 
 After you find your favorite one, contact us to get started on your custom home today!  We can't wait to build your dream fireplace!
 
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/11/16
 
If you're hoping to be on the cutting edge of home trends this year, check out Pinterest's top picks! Call us today to see how we can add your favorite to your new home!
 
  
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1/4/16

CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors 2016  

 
 
 
Planning to repaint soon?  Here are the top forecasted paint colors of 2016 from BehrBenjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams.
 
 CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors 2016 Behr
 
 
 
CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors 2016 Benjamin Moore 
 
 
CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors 2016 Sherwin Williams 
 
CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors of 2016 Sherwin Williams 

 

Our favorites are …..

Behr – Bowstring: This greige color is great addition to any living space.  It’s neutral enough for a kitchen, great room, or bedroom!

 CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors of 2016 Behr Bowstring
 
 
Benjamin Moore – Morning Sky Blue: Picture this as your new ceiling color….or what about as you sink into a nice bath….maybe in that relaxing sunroom….or even in your office as a the happiest wall color you’ve ever seen. CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors of 2016 Benjamin Moore Morning Sky Blue
 
Sherwin Williams – Roycroft Pewter: With blue and green undertones, this would make a fabulous dining room, mancave, or bar room addition!CCS Homes Blog Paint Colors of 2016 Sherwin Williams Roycroft Pewter 
 


 
 
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
12/28/15
CCS Homes Blog New Year New Homeowner Checklist 
 With 2016 right around the corner, we wanted to share an easy, printable list of important home owner maintenance items.  Ensuring these are properly completed will help your home to stay safe, warm, dry, cool, and healthy! You can also check it out on our Pinterest board!  
Yearly Homeowner's Checklist 
 

- At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
12/16/15
 


I Never Thought of that CCS Homes Considerations Before You BuildIf you’re considering building a new house, there are about a million choices you’ll need to make.  Ok, maybe not a million, but enough that without the proper planning, you’ll be ready to kick back and let someone else be in the driver’s seat, after only a couple of meetings or phone calls with your builder. Doing your homework on the front side will make your life so much easier!  Knowing what you will
need in your home, your style, and your non-negotiables makes the process much smoother. 

 

 

At Binkies and Briefcases, she discusses her 10 Things I’m Glad We Did While Building a New Home and follows it up with her 10 MORE Things I’m Glad We Did While Building a New Home. Her smart thinking on how her family would use their laundry room, future garden watering in the back yard, and location of outlets resulted in many customized changes that made day to day life easier! 

 

 

It’s Always Autumn details 9 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make When You Build A New Home. She discusses things like how changing interest rates can impact your home price and what to consider when you choose a builder!

 

 

Deciding where to spend your money can be tough!  Two Purple Couches outlines how cabinets, extra square footage, appliances, and flooring can be expensive but worthwhile upgrades in Where to Spend Vs. Where to Save.

 

 

These are just a few things to think about and add to your list as you decide what is going to be perfect in your home!

 

 

  - At CCS Homes, it's 'Your home, Your way'!

 

 



 
 
 
 12/7/15
CCS Homes Blog Board and Batten with vinyl siding
 
 
Using Board and Batten as an Affordable, Custom Exterior Solution! 
 
 
 

When it comes to personalizing the exterior of your home, things can get pricey.  Stone, upgraded sidingstucco, corbels, unique trim, and so many more options can all eat up the budget for the exterior.  So, how do you achieve a custom look without a hefty price tag?  Get creative!  This homeowner wanted to stay in budget and have a personalized look.  We used vinyl siding in a coordinating color, in a vertical application, and created a high end feature on a very reasonable budget! 

 Board and Batten Look with vinyl siding
Think about using this with all one color for a monochromatic blend.  You could use a complimentary trim color or a fun, statement color to make your front door stand out too!  What about using a contrasting color for a dynamic statement?  The possibilities are endless and AFFORDABLE!  Use your originality and get just the home you’re looking for!


 
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 12/4/15
5 Easy Places to Add Built-in Storage!

Certain areas of the home tend to always accumulate more clutter than others.  Whether your home is a new build or you’re just looking to increase your functionality, adding built-ins offers a great storage solution and provides a personalized touch in your home!

 

Custom office with Built ins and murphy bed 

 

 Office with built in desks and open and closed shelving
1. In the office, dual custom desks allow for multiple users and plenty of storage.  Notice that tall built-in to the left of the window? It’s a secret Murphy bed!  Talk about multi-function in one room!

 

 Laundry Room Built in with hooks and cubbiesLaundry Room Built in with hook and cubbies
2. A built-in bench with plenty of storage for shoes and other items makes a nice addition to an entry or laundry room

 

 Laundry Room Storage with hooks and cubbies and a folding station

 Mudroom Built ins with hooks and cubbies
3. Mudroom built-ins offer hooks and shelves for everyone in the family! Hang up book bags, purses, and jackets to have them ready to go in the morning, when you're hustling to get out the door!
 Custom Storage with White Built in with hooks and cubbies
 
4. Add drama and function at the end of a hallway with storage solutions tucked into an otherwise empty space.  

 

 Custom Built in Storage Book Shelves and Barn Door

 
5. No spindles on this stairway!  This unique storage solution maximizes space in the Great room.

 

Whatever your storage needs may be, think about adding built-ins to customize your incredible space!
 
Interested in other custom option for your home?  Check our our Custom Features board or our Houzz Projects
 
 
 
              - CCS Homes
        Your home, your way!