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Make an appointment with a bank or mortgage lender to help determine your budget and get pre-approved. This is not your final approval, but will give you a very educated guess as what you can afford for your new home.

We recommend the services of Amy Baeten, VP Senior Mortgage Loan Officer with Johnson Financial Group. We feel you will be given excellent service. You may reach Amy at 920-662-5347 or e-mail at

If you have an existing home to sell, it may be important to get a market analysis of the value of your home from a professional Realtor®. This does not obligate you to list your home at that time, but their opinions will be important to you in determining the value of your existing home. We recommend the services of Michael Nemecek Broker/Owner of NextHome Select Realty.

If you have not chosen a lot, Michael can also provide you with details on lots Atkins Family Builders owns. We also have special arrangements with many developers to purchase lots at preferred pricing.

Visit Atkins Family Builders model homes to get a good idea of what you want in your new home. It will really help to see many ideas already incorporated into a new home. Most of the homes are furnished and decorated helping you visualize your new home. It is like a showroom all in one place – see all the latest in windows, doors, stone, brick, trim, cabinetry, flooring,decorative plumbing and color selections.

Check out the Homes for Sale section of our website.  Our model homes are open most weekends. Call Steve Atkins at 920-217-0210 or Mike Nemecek at 920-217-4942 for open house hours.

To be better prepared for the meeting, fill out the “Initial Consultation Survey” prior to the appointment and e-mail to


Make an appointment for a “New Home Consultation” meeting with Atkins Family Builders. To be better prepared for the meeting fill out the “Initial Consultation Survey” found on our website at prior to the appointment and fax or e-mail. The meeting will last about 2 hours. Night and weekend hours are available.

Within 3 weeks of your initial consultation meeting you will receive a preliminary plan and proposal. A second meeting of about 60-90 minutes will then be scheduled to refine the plans and budget. If the plan and budget is acceptable, we will then proceed to producing a set of final plans and a specification of the unique details included in your home.

At this time you will also be asked to schedule visits with cabinetry, flooring and masonry suppliers to determine the correct budget for each of these items. We will provide you with the services of an interior designer if you desire at no charge to assist in this process.

Once your final plan, specifications, selections and construction costs are approved, Atkins Family Builders will prepare contract documents for construction of your new home. After the documents are signed, take them to your bank or mortgage lender. They will then appraise the plan and specifications.

This process usually takes approximately 30 days. Once your approval is in place, contact Atkins family Builders ASAP, so that we can start working on your new dream home.

Your new home “Construction Process” can now begin.

Usually your new home will break ground within 2-3 weeks after your loan is approved.  The usual construction time for most homes is 6 months from groundbreaking. You are welcome to check the progress of your home as it is built. Be sure to take pictures and start a photo album.

Be careful on the construction sites. There are hazards unique to construction you will want to avoid, especially if you have young children. Your Atkins Family Builders Project Manager will be in touch with you frequently.

Once your new home is complete you will be given a chance to do a walk through to address any detailing concerns your may have. Timelines will be set to address any concerns should there be any. Before you move in, we’ll clean your new home spotlessly. Once closing paperwork is complete we’ll hand you the key.

Congratulations on your new home!

We will follow up with your at 30-day, 90-day, and, 340-day intervals to make sure you are pleased with your home.