Process for Lot Owners

This is the Stanley Martin Custom Homes’ process for lot owners. If you currently don’t own a lot and want to find one, please see our Lot Acquisition Process.

Step 1: Schedule Your Stanley Martin Custom Homes Free Consultation

  • Learn more about our process for lot owners by watching some of our videos.
  • Contact us by calling our office at 703-352-3000 or by emailing us to get the lot owner process started.
  • Schedule a phone call with Sales Partner John Jorgenson to discuss your needs for a new home.
  • After the phone call with John Jorgenson, we can schedule a meeting at our headquarters.
  • We will review the home building process, preview floor plans, customization, and discuss next steps.
  • We will work with you to evaluate tear down or empty lot’s suitability of building the home of your dreams.
  • Before this meeting, it is helpful to look for pictures of home exteriors that you find attractive.

Step 2: We Customize Your Plan and Review Prices

  • We prepare your plan based on the information we gather from you at the first meeting.
  • You review and give us your feedback via conference call on any adjustments that need to be made.
  • We revise your plan and prepare pricing.
  • At the second meeting, we review revised plan and pricing and answer any outstanding questions.

Step 3: You Enter into a Contingent Contract

  • You may sign a 60 day contingent contract that may be canceled at any time during the contingency period.
  • Upon contingency removal, we will finalize your plans and selections and obtain permits.
  • Once plans and selections are complete and permits are obtained, we begin construction on your home.

Step 4: Contact One of Our Preferred Lenders to Obtain Financing for a Construction Loan

Jerry Berry at 703-293-6143 or visit

Mike Zell at 703-245-3457 or visit Mike Zell at Citizens One

You are not required to obtain your loan through our preferred lender.  You may use another lender as long as they are a member in good standing with the Mortgage Banker Association. Understanding the lending process is vital and will also help you establish a budget.

Step 5: Pre-Construction and Construction Meetings

  • You will meet with your Project Manager Pre-Construction to review what to expect during construction and review your plans and selections.
  • You will meet again during construction for Pre-Trade and Pre-Drywall orientations.

Step 6: New Home Orientation

  • Verify quality standards throughout the home.
  • Review the use of the systems within the home.
  • Review warranty and service procedures.

Step 7: Warranty and Follow Up

  • You submit your lists for 60-day and 9-month warranty visits.