Custom Home FAQ

How do I select a lot to build on in an RJ Thieneman community?

You can view available lots in The Reserve at Fox Run and The Woods at Landherr by clicking on the site map links below. Or, you can call our office to schedule a site visit with one of our new construction specialists.

The Reserve at Fox Run – Site Map

The Woods at Landherr – Site Map

Is the lot cost included in the home price?

In our developments, yes, it is one price. The sale price includes the lot and home.

How do I select a builder?

We work with a select group of builders in each of our communities and have new construction specialists that will help partner you with the right one. They can take you to see other homes and arrange meet and greets with builders to find the best fit for your style and needs.

Are there floor plans I can choose from?

This is one of the great benefits of custom home building! You can work with your builder to create your desired floor plan, choose from one of their existing plans, or a combo of both. Building custom means you get to craft a home that perfectly fits your family’s needs and lifestyle.

How long will the building process take once we start?

The average custom build takes 7-9 months from start to finish, weather-dependent.

What warranties are provided with a custom home?

All of our builders are registered with the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville and offer a minimum 1-year warranty with every custom home at closing.

How do I secure financing to build a custom home?

Our new construction specialists work with mortgage reps all the time and are happy to recommend one to you.

Do I need homeowner’s insurance while building a home?

Our builders carry their own insurance which covers the home during the building process. But you will want to consult with your insurance company to confirm your interests are protected.

Are custom homes energy efficient?

Yes. Custom homes are built with this in mind, including energy-efficient appliances, windows and HVAC, so your utility bills and overall comfort should be much better than if you were to purchase an older home. And since you’re customizing the home, you can work with your builder to select additional features that maximize energy-efficiency.

Are you allowed to purchase your own appliances or fixtures?


Is landscaping included in the home price?

Yes. In RJ Thieneman communities, we require builders to include landscaping for all homes.

Can I purchase an already-built new home in one of your communities?

We do have inventory homes for sale in The Reserve at Fox Run and The Woods at Landherr. To view the available homes, click here.