Monday, May 6, 2013

We met the PM guy.....

Just came back from the pre construction meeting.... It went well. Our PM seemed very cool. He pretty much knocked out most of the questions I had, even before we asked. As I said in one of my earlier posts, that our PM is a new ..... turns out he is new to Ryan Homes. But he has worked for Dress Homes for a very long time....He seemed very detail oriented, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Overall we liked him!

He went over the blueprints with us, they had almost everything right.....ALMOST! There were a couple of minor things missing, but amazingly even after 2 months we know exactly what we selected! Our SR was on top of things too, it made me feel good! Our PM gave us a checklist of steps in the process - order in which things will happen, I thought that was pretty cool! We already started referring to it..... I forgot to get a copy from my husband but I will post it as soon as I can....

One other thing I felt today was that this wasn't anything like a "hand-off" meeting, instead our SR was as involved as ever!! Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing to have an additional layer between PM and us but they both seemed pretty open to communication, which I can appreciate.

Timeline wise, they did not give any particular milestone deadlines at this point, but they estimated that final walk through would be done by 6th Aug (give or take a week), so we are looking at somewhere around Aug 3rd week for closing!

We checked out our lot  with both PM and SR, they were draining out the rain water ...YAY!!! So now we have a river flowing out of our lot!! ;-)


  1. That is awesome ! It sounds like your SR and PM are going to make a great team for your build!

    Please do us a BIG and turn off the word verification ! It makes us bloggers decipher a weird word pattern! ughh thank you!!

  2. Done! The word verification is off!

  3. Moving right along! Looks like we are around the same timeline together!

  4. Sounds like you had a great meeting!! I do have a question if you don't mind...just curious. We are on a similar build schedule, where my PM thought my final walk through would be Aug 12. So I was expecting closing to be at most a few days later, if maybe not the same day. If you are looking at an Aug 6 walk through, why would closing be the third week of Aug? I'm just wondering if there is something I'm not thinking about that would give a time gap...

    Excited to watch your process :)

  5. Stacey, as we were chatting today in the meeting our PM said that there will be like 7 inspections at different stages, some by the builder and some by the city of Franklin. So he said when dealing with inspectors there might be some delays based on their availability etc. And then based on the reports there may be some additional work.... We never know. So I guess he was adding some buffer time for such uncertainties.....

    Also, I recollect him saying it takes about a week to 10 days after the final walk through, for closing..... Then they were like,"we'll talk about that when we get there" so this Aug 3rd week timeline is just a very safe estimate I guess!