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Next Step, Navigating the Permitting Process with Welbilt Homes: Meet Lauren, Your Permit Coordinator

Building your dream home is an adventure filled with anticipation and detailed planning. Following our introduction to Alana Trupe, Sales Representative and Land Acquisition Specialist, we are excited to guide you to the next pivotal step in your home-building journey with Welbilt Homes. This stage is all about ensuring all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed in the permitting process. Let’s pour another cup of coffee and meet Lauren Bernhard, the Permit Coordinator who plays an essential role in turning your blueprints into reality.

navigating the permitting process with lauren from welbilt homes

The Heart of Home Building: Permit Coordination

At Welbilt Homes, we understand building your home is a unique and personal experience. Lauren is well aware of that and steps in after initial plans are laid out, taking the baton from Alana to navigate the complex world of permits and regulations. “It’s my job to make this go as smoothly as possible,” Lauren begins. Her goal is to minimize your workload, ensuring that the transition from paper to pavement is seamless and stress-free.

The Initial Steps: Engineering and Site Planning

Lauren’s role is crucial from the beginning. After the site visit, she collaborates with the staff and engineers to discuss the initial site plans. Depending on your property’s specifics, such as the need for a well, septic system, or connection to public utilities, the direction of the project can vary. “Each project is so different, which keeps my role exciting and challenging,” Lauren explains. She emphasizes the importance of creating a personalized approach for each homeowner, ensuring that every aspect of the project is tailored to meet their needs.

The Permitting Process: A Homeowner’s Ally

One of Lauren’s primary goals is to take on the heavy lifting, allowing homeowners to be as hands-off as possible. “We try to have you do as little as possible,” she states, highlighting the team’s commitment to customer service. From navigating zoning ordinances to coordinating with engineers and local townships, Lauren acts as your ally, ensuring every step is executed flawlessly. Building a home is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to the terrain and local regulations. Her proactive approach and willingness to tackle any issue head-on reassures homeowners that they are in capable hands.

Behind the Scenes: Coordination and Communication

Lauren’s day-to-day involves a lot of coordination and communication, setting up site visits, and preparing documents for every phase of the building process. “I’m behind the scenes, ensuring everything runs smoothly from the initial site visit to the final stakeout,” she remarks. This meticulous planning and coordination underscore the importance of her role in the home-building process.

A Seamless Transition to Construction

As the permitting process concludes and construction begins, Lauren ensures that homeowners are well-informed and confident in the next steps. “Once we have everything in place, the transition to construction is seamless,” she explains, emphasizing the smooth handoff to the team that will walk you through choosing everything from the paint colors to the door knobs and everything in between.

Your Next Step: Finances

Ah, we have come to the crucial discussion of finances. Yes, as we continue to explore the contributions of our talented team, we certainly cannot overlook the pivotal role of financial oversight in the home-building process. Tracey Pyles, our Finance Coordinator, is at the forefront of fiscal management, ensuring that your investment is handled with the utmost care and precision. In next month’s continuation of behind the build, we will learn more about Tracey’s approach to providing clarity and confidence for you throughout your experience with us, from blueprint to construction to safeguarding the project’s financial health.

As we prepare to showcase the many talents within the Welbilt Homes team, it is undeniable that Tracey Pyles’ financial guidance is a cornerstone in the process of your dream home. We look forward to sharing more details about how Tracey makes her responsibilities of your build seamless and successful.