Our Work - Custom Homes

Custom Homes That Reflect Unique Vision & Style

7 Things You Must Know Before Designing Your Dream Home

Thinking of Building a New Custom Home?

Discover what you need to know before you start designing your dream home. We reveal the secrets to an enjoyable building experience.

Great design starts with a deep understanding of your needs, preferences, and goals. That's why we work closely with you to create a custom design that reflects your unique vision and style.

We understand that a home is more than just a place to live - it's a reflection of your lifestyle and personality. That's why we work closely with you to create a custom design that meets your every need, from the layout and functionality to the materials and finishes. We take inspiration from the surrounding landscape, architectural style, and your unique personality.

Our experienced architects and designers have a passion for creating beautiful, functional, and sustainable buildings that are tailored to your unique vision and style.

Why Choose McCarter Moorhouse?

Design-Build Company

We pride ourselves in providing a true custom design and building experience, that reflects your personality and style.

Full In-House Services

Our team of skilled professionals brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every design and construction project we undertake.

Online Client Portal

Your own client portal available to view your project 24/7. Information including project schedule and updated photos all at your fingertips.

Fixed Price Contracts

Our commitment to Fixed Price Contracts underscores our dedication to maintaining open communication and managing costs effectively.

Timely Delivery

Our efficient project management practices allow us to deliver your project on time without compromising craftsmanship or attention to detail.

Regular On-Site Meetings

We schedule regular on-site meetings so you can understand the building process and have each stage explained to you.

Our Process


Initial Consultation

The first step in the process is to have an initial consultation with the potential client. This includes an in-depth discussion of the client’s vision. This includes location, style, budget, and timelines.


Design Deposit

After the initial consultation, to initiate the process of crafting a study plan tailored to your specific requirements and vision, we kindly request a nominal deposit, which serves as a commitment to the meticulous design work that lies ahead.


Proposal & Budget

We prepare a very detailed proposal outlining the scope of work, estimated cost, and timeline for the project so that the client’s budget is set and that all expectations are clear.


Construction Documents

Once the proposal has been accepted, the complete design phase begins. This involves creating a detailed plan for the project, which includes architectural and engineering documents, material selections, and other specifications.


Communication - Online Portal

Once everything begins, we have our clients use our Online Portal. With our Online Portal, our clients can conveniently view the latest updates on their project from anywhere, at any time. This saves them time and effort in having to call or email us for updates. Our portal also ensures transparency in our communication, allowing our clients to feel more involved and informed throughout the building process.


Construction - Process

After the design phase is complete and all necessary permits have been obtained, the construction phase begins. This is where the builder brings the vision to life. We keep our clients informed every step of the way.


Completion & Delivery

Once the construction is complete, the builder will conduct a walk-through with the client to demonstrate how to operate and care for your home or facility.



Throughout the entire process, it is important for us to maintain open and regular communication with our clients to ensure that their vision is being realized and that they are informed with the progress and outcome of the project.

What Our Clients Are Saying

The best thing about McCarter Moorhouse is the people. Overall a satisfying experience in building a house.

– Mike Daugherty

Excellent experience with McCarter Moorhouse

Excellent experience with McCarter Moorhouse who built a custom home for us in a challenging location in the central Idaho mountains. From initial excavation to final roof/siding, his crews were experienced and took pride in their work. The project was completed on budget.

– Roderick

Hire them. You won’t regret the decision

Dave and his team were wonderful to work with! They helped us stay on budget, and achieve a dream we never thought would become a reality. If you have a chance to work with this company, do not hesitate! Hire them. You won’t regret the decision.

– Kim

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a true custom home?

A true custom home is a home that is designed and built to the specific preferences and requirements of the homeowner. This means that every aspect of the home, from the floor plan to the finishes, is customized to meet the homeowner's individual needs and tastes.

Our custom home process involves working with our architect and designer to create a unique floor plan that is tailored to the homeowner's lifestyle and desired features. The homeowner also has the freedom to choose the materials, finishes, and fixtures that are used in the construction of the home.

A true custom home is different from a production home or a semi-custom home, which are built from pre-designed plans and have limited customization options. In a custom home, the homeowner has complete control over the design and construction process, and the result is a truly one-of-a-kind home that reflects their personality and style.

What is the cost of custom building a home?

The cost of custom building a home can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project and the materials used. We can give you a more specific range of the cost after an initial visit.

We are transparent with you about the costs associated with building a custom home. We provide detailed cost estimates and keep our clients informed about any changes that may affect the budget. Regular communication is key to building trust with our clients. We also offer options for materials and finishes that can help them stay within budget without sacrificing quality. We show examples of previous projects and explain how we can help them achieve their vision while staying within budget.

How long does it typically take to custom build a home?

The timeline for custom building a home can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the availability of materials and labor, and any unforeseen delays. Generally, however, you can expect the process to take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

What is the time commitment required to build a custom home?

We understand that building a construction project can take some of your personal time, but we are committed to making the process as efficient and streamlined as possible. We have a proven process for making decisions in the right order and at the right time.

We use technology tools to streamline the construction process, including scheduled meetings and online project management systems that allow the client to review plans and make timely decisions.

I am worried that construction delays will cause a building project to take longer than anticipated, causing me to be inconvenienced or lose money. How do we resolve that?

We understand that delays on a building project are a big concern. We always establish realistic timelines for the project based on factors such as the size and complexity of the building and the availability of materials.

Another delay can be caused by the client interfering with the construction schedule by making changes that are not within the scheduled time frame. We respect any changes that the client makes and understand that it can be part of the design process. But, once construction is underway, making last minute changes can cause delays and can affect the budget.

How can I ensure that my custom home is energy-efficient?

We work with you to ensure that your custom home is as energy-efficient based on proven building practices and sound economics. We are always reviewing the latest technology such as solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and high-efficiency windows and doors. Additionally, we ensure that all systems are properly installed and optimized for maximum energy efficiency.

How do I finance a custom home?

There are various options to financing a custom home. We have connections with proven lenders. It's important to work with a reputable lender who has experience financing custom homes to help you explore your options and choose the best financing solution for your needs.

Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help bring your project to life.