Frequently Asked Questions


“Working with custom home builders worries me from a budget standpoint. How much does it cost to have a custom home built?”

At Virtue Homes, we pride ourselves on meeting your exact design build standards and specifications while staying within your allotted budget. Your choice to build your custom home with Virtue Homes is what allows us to do what we do best each and every day, and we will always respect your budget while building your residential construction project.

As custom home builders, we have learned that it is extremely difficult to give an exact figure on the cost of a custom home. The beauty of custom homes is the level of design build customization and specification each client enjoys. However, because of the number of design build decisions available, the price can widely vary. As such, we provide our customers with an estimate based on the kind of custom home they want to build, which will be settled into a final price as the build process progresses.

“My family is eager to move in to our new home! How long does it take to build a custom home?”

While there is always a possibility that unforeseen circumstances will add length to your custom home design build project, our general timeline for residential construction is as follows:

  • Lot Selection: 1-3 weeks
  • Plan Design: 4-8 weeks
  • Contract & Budget: 4-6 weeks
  • Construction: 14-18 weeks
  • Close Out / Move-In: 1-2 weeks

Based on this schedule, your residential construction project should be completed within 24 – 37 weeks!

“I want the beauty of a custom home, but I’m too busy for/not interested in making thousands of decisions and waiting through a longer residential construction timeframe. Do you have a solution for me?”

There is no one-size fits all solution for building custom homes, and at Virtue Homes, we pride ourselves on creating solutions that meet our client’s exact needs. Some clients do not have the time or the desire to make thousands of decisions or wait through a longer design build timeline. For those clients, we proud offer our line of semi-custom homes!

“What should we keep in mind when choosing a lot for our custom home?”

There are many factors to consider when choosing a lot for your custom home residential construction process. First, we always recommend our clients tour their potential future neighborhood and take note of the distance from work, school (also make note of the school district), as well as nearby resources such as grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment.

We also recommend taking note of the topography of the lot. Lots with excess rocks and trees will require additional work to remove them before residential construction can begin. Additionally, if your lot does not have existing hookups for plumbing and/or electricity, connecting costs can costs tens of thousands of dollars.

“Where does Virtue Homes build custom homes?”

Virtue Homes custom home builders and remodeling contractors proudly serves Northeast Wisconsin and beyond, including Appleton and the Fox Cities.

“How does Virtue Homes set itself apart from other construction companies and custom home builders?”

At Virtue Homes, we strive to set ourselves apart from other construction companies and custom home builders by embodying the core values of fortitude, quality, and principled business practice. We are always mindful of the fact that we provide more than general contractor and construction management services. We build homes, the places where families are built, lives are lived, and memories are made. As such, we work tirelessly to provide an easy and exciting home building project that reflects everything you could possibly want in a home!

“What other residential construction services does Virtue Homes custom home builders offer?”

Virtue Homes is more than a house builder. We are a residential construction general contractor, and we are proud to be the premier remodeling contractors in the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin. If you are happily living in your forever home, but want to improve the beauty of your homes, or make quality of life improvements, Virtue Homes offers bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodeling services.

Appleton, Fox Cities & Northeast Wisconsin Home Builder and Basement Remodeling Contractor

Our Customers
Own Words.

Appreciated the attention to detail on the estimate / explanation of construction costs. Could not ask for more in the planning stages. Also had a detailed construction schedule before the project began. Project was done on time, excellent communication throughout the construction process, very professional. We will recommend Virtue Homes to friends & family....Great Job!!!

~ The Goodman’s