We Build Homes

We guide you through the process of building your home. This includes everything from breaking ground, finances, septic and permits, to the finishing touches. There is no such thing as hidden costs at Thorne’s. Move-in day to your dream home has never been closer.

From start to finish

We provide everything you need for a move-in ready home. From selecting your home to the final inspections, a custom-built house has never been easier.

Quality construction

Our specialized team will ensure you get the best while avoiding delays and mistakes along the way to a finished home.

Browse possibilities

At Thorne’s, we will  walk you through the entire process of home buying. First, we will show you the possibilities including our display models you can see in person. The customization options are endless from the grades of counters and flooring to mix and match bathrooms.

Our Process

Site Consultation
We offer individualized site consultations. This ensures that there are no surprises when we are designing. Things like trees, power lines, elevations of the property, etc., all need to be taken into consideration when we are planning. Talking through your plans gives us a more personal feel for what you are visualizing and is of great value when we go to draw your plan. Not only do we hear your visions, we can also give added view points that might be beneficial to you.
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Pre-construction
See your home brought to life
Visualize your dream home through high-tech design software. Our program offers a wide variety of name brand libraries so you can see the exact features of your home’s interior. Exterior features allow you to see what your home will look like on your property. We can add trees, ponds, hills, etc. during this phase. We consider this program to be one of our most valuable assets that sets us apart from other home builders.
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CAD Design
Interior Customization
The floor plans are just a guide. You can customize your house entirely to your tastes. There are a multitude of possibilities. Choose your countertop color, vinyl or carpet flooring, interior trim, lighting, cabinets, doors, fireplace, faucets, and so much more.
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Designing Your Home
Exterior Customization
There are tons of beautiful options for designing the exterior of your home. You can choose the siding, shingles, shutters, gable or shed roof, recessed entry, windows and anything else you desire.
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Designing Your Home
Financing
Get helped through the complicated world of home mortgages. Although we don’t offer financing through our company, we are very experienced in working with banks. We will prepare a banking packet for you, so you can be prepared when going to speak with your loan officer. Our homes qualify for all conventional mortgage programs, and our homes meet the same mortgage rules and regulations that site-built homes do.
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Financing Help
Excavation
We have been in business for over 30 years. It taught us that we need our own equipment to best serve our customers. All of our staff are well qualified and experienced in many types of excavation. Some of the projects we have completed are tree clearing, digging basements, digging foundations, tearing down existing structures, and moving dirt. We are licensed, insured and bonded for all types of work.
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Site preparation
Foundations

Ah, foundations, the building block of – a house. You can’t build a great house on a weak foundation. We are dedicated to building you a lasting foundation. Check out How We Build to learn more about the specs.

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Lasting Quality
Septics
We are a licensed installer in several Indiana counties as well as carry an IOWPA License and a Septic Bond. We work at staying skilled and educated on the most up to date information to ensure that the type of system used in your project is the correct and most practical of the types of systems available. Soil testing and permits are among the initial phases of determining which septic system your property will require.
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Licensed Installer
Inspections & Other Permits
We meet with each inspector personally, whether it be a septic, foundation, electrical, or a structural inspector. We acquire any additional permits that are needed so your house construction goes smoothly. Once the home is completed on site, more inspections are done to ensure everything is in order.
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Avoid Hassle
Setting the House
Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the process! Once your home is completed in the factory, it will be safely delivered to your site. To handle the shipping process, each modular home is constructed with roughly twenty to thirty percent more material than a traditional stick-built home. Your house will be carefully set into the foundation. Move in day is so close!
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T-minus Move In
Heating & Cooling
There is a wide variety of Heating and Cooling options that can be chosen. Choices range from wood, coal, your typical heat pump, geothermal, etc. Every situation is different with different variables that can lead you to choosing a particular system over another, so the different options of heating and cooling are discussed in depth. We carry a state license for HVAC and work at staying up to date and skilled in several of these options.
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HVAC Licensed
Basement

We build with lasting quality in mind. This includes waterproofing, footers below frost level, heating and cooling, and sewer lines for a fully functional space. Exposed walls will be designed with doors and windows to match the house. The depth of the basement is determined by perimeter elevations and ground conditions. Check out How We Build for the exact specs.

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Add Ons
Porches

We build porches that are entirely maintenance free. Our porches are made with a concrete floor and footers that are directly attached to the basement with concrete and steel. The porch will be constructed to match the house. Read How We Build for the exact specs on what your porch will look like.

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Add Ons
Garages

The garage will be insulated with two walk-through doors and two electric garage doors. We use room trusses with a pull down ladder for access to provide storage in the attic. The windows and doors will be trimmed to match the house. There will be four windows and four fluorescent lights on three way switches and at least two exterior lights to match the house. Read How We Build to learn more about what your garage will look like.

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Add Ons

How we build.

Want to know more about how your foundation or garage will be built?

Move-in day never looked closer

Once you decide on a design and get financing ready, the home is ordered. In the meantime, we prepare the site for the house. Houses are built in just 4-6 weeks. We are on site for 30-90 days from breaking ground to move-in day. 

Timeline

Choose a builder
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Acquire property
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Select home and options
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Builder starts construction bids
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Close
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Order Home
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Build home on production line / Foundation
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Set home on foundation
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Site inspection and C of O
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Search for financing
3
Decide on new home budget
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Secure financing
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Review details and financing
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Builder acquires permits and starts site work
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Excavation
13
Ship to site
15
Finish on-site construction
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We use Rochester homes

After your home is 60 to 80 percent completed inside the Rochester Homes production facility, the individual units are delivered to the homesite on specially designed transporters. The units are then installed on either your crawlspace or basement foundation by a large crane.

Client Testimonials

We have built houses for many happy home owners living around you.

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