Why Arbor?

 

     From our very beginning in 1994, Arbor Homes has successfully met the challenge of providing new homes to new homeowners in central Indiana. During that time, many home builders have come and gone. The one constant for over 20 years has been Arbor Homes. Closing over 11,000 homes and counting. Arbor Homes was started with a specific purpose and that was to create homes, mortgage programs and procedures that would enable as many people as possible to purchase a brand new home. Arbor Homes offers a wide variety of one and two story designs in the most desirable neighborhoods so that you can find the perfect home for you. 
 

     Whether you are a first-time home buyer or you are looking to move up to a new home from your existing home, Arbor Homes has just what you need. Arbor Homes builds new homes across central Indiana.

     Arbor’s homes are designed with the buyer in mind and include many features for which other builders charge extra. Our commitment to our customers is evident in our success - Arbor Homes is the largest builder in Indiana. We invite you to visit one of our many great locations and experience the Arbor difference. After all, our family will build it, but your family will call it home.
 



The Arbor Difference
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Experience the Arbor Difference for YOURSELF
with Proven People & Products

Experienced Trade Partners
As a locally owned and operated company, we are committed to only working with companies that have a proven track record for delivering quality work and ensuring our solid reputation. These companies have demonstrated an ability and willingness to live up to our high standards. The result is a home built by the best.



Products That Perform
Arbor Homes only uses products with proven performance. The products featured in our homes have demonstrated their ability to meet this goal.

Energy Efficient Products
An Arbor Home is an energy efficient home. By providing a tightly sealed thermal envelope through superior insulation methods, Energy Star qualified Low-E windows and insulated exterior doors and foundations, you are provided a high level of comfort and savings.



Superior Technology & Home Design
Own an Arbor Home and have the opportunity for the latest in technology and design. With today's technology, your new Arbor Home can be personalized further with available options in such areas as security, audio/video, lighting, appliances and more. Satisfy your personal wants and desires to match your individual tastes, lifestyle and budget. Our variety of award winning designs will certainly satisfy your very discerning tastes.

Choice
The real fun starts for many homeowners when they get to choose what goes inside their brand new Arbor Home, making our design and selection choices a decorator's dream. Arbor provides a complete selection of top quality brand name products to personalize your home.

RWC Warranty
Life has no guarantees but at Arbor Homes, we do.  Arbor provides a 10 year (RWC) Residential Warranty Corporation transferable structural warranty for your peace of mind and resale value.



One Stop Shop
- Model homes available to help in your decision making process
- Convenient Financing through our Recommended Lenders. Our Lenders come to you
- Convenient on-site design and selections located within our model homes.
- Your personal construction manager will meet you on-site for your pre-construction, pre-drywall, new home orientation and pre-closing meetings.
- Convenient on-site closings - the title company comes to you.

Why Buy New
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Why You Should Buy New

Build Your Dream
Why settle for someone else's choices?  Select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and floor coverings, bath and kitchen fixtures. Your new home will reflect your taste, not someone else's.

No Surprises
When you purchase someone else's used home, you inherit someone else's problems. A brand new Arbor home will not require the upkeep that an older home will require.

Confidence & Peace of Mind
All Arbor homes come with warranties on appliances, structural defects, roofing and other such assurances that could be costly if replacement is needed.

Long Term Savings
New homes offer much higher levels of performance in heating, cooling and insulation. Why settle for energy-wasting windows and appliances?

Low Maintenance
Much of the materials Arbor uses today when building homes are purposely low-maintenance. This gives you more time to do what you enjoy.

Investment
Most new homes have a longer life expectancy than existing homes, giving them a longer period of time to appreciate in value. Invest in a high quality home that was built for you.

A used home has someone else's dream, reflecting someone else's choices, and someone else's family memories. You may love avocado-green appliances and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cook tops - but more and more people prefer that new lived-in feel. New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort and quality and provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it.







The Building Process
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We Make Building Your Home Easy For You

  • Establish a budget and determine your buying power.
  • Pick the best floor plan and home site for you.
  • Make your new home final! Sign the purchase agreement and take your new home and home site off the market.
   
  • Meet with one of our recommended lenders to gain pre-approval.
    • Time is of the essence. Make sure all paperwork is turned in within given time frame.
    • Receive pre-approval.
  • Personalize your home with quality products.
    • Meet with your sales manager at the selection center located conveniently in the model home.
    • Sign off on all selection documents. After we get this paperwork, we can pull the permit for your home.
  • Meet with your Construction Superintendent for your personalized pre-construction meeting.
    • Go over blueprints and ask any questions you may have.
  • Meet with your Construction Superintendent again for your pre-drywall meeting.
    • Review the process made on your home. We want you to be involved!
  • Next, meet with the Construction Superintendent for the pre-closing inspection.
    • Get a proper introduction to your new home. Walk through with the Superintendent to inspect the home and ask questions.
  • Time to hand you the keys! Our closings are located at the model for your convenience.
    • Make sure you transfer all utility bills into your name.
    • Make sure tax exemptions are on file with township tax assessor.
       

Included Features
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Before Construction
  • Free Pre-Qualification
  • Save to Own Programs Available
  • Work Equity Programs Available
  • Only $500 Gets You Started
Management During Construction
  • Pre-Construction Meeting with Quality Control Manager
  • Pre-Drywall Meeting with Quality Control Manager
  • Final Walk-Thru Day of Closing
  • Customer Orientation Meeting Prior to Closing
  • Arbor Homes Customer Assurance Contract
  • Homes Built to BAGI Standards
Construction
  • Insulated Concrete Slab Foundation
  • Engineered Floor and Roof Truss Systems
  • Stick Built (16" on Load Bearing Walls)
  • Drywall Nailed and Screwed
  • 2x12 Framed Exterior Headers Above Doors and Windows
  • "California" Corners and Ladder Lead Framing
  • Insulated Steel Exterior Doors
  • Easy-To-Clean Low-E Vinyl Windows and Patio Door with Screens Grilles on Front Elevation
Electrical Plumbing, HVAC
  • Electric Heat Pump and Air Conditioning with 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater
  • Optional Gas Furnace and Air Conditioning with 40 Gallon Gas Water Heater
  • 200 Amp Electrical Service
  • 2 Telephone and 2 Cable Pre-Wires
  • Ice Maker Hookup
  • 2 Weather Protected Exterior Electrical Outlets
  • 2 Weather Protected Exterior Hose Bibs
  • Overhead Garage Door Opener Pre-Wire
  • Door Chimes
Interior Finish
  • Smooth Walls with Textured Ceiling
  • Painted Interior Trim
  • Painted Six-Panel Doors
  • Full Size Kitchen Doors
  • Full Size Kitchen Pantry
  • Linen Closets
  • Ventilated Wire Shelving in Closets
  • Larger Master Closet
  • Merilatt Cabinets, Choice of Oak Cabinet Finish
  • Laminate Countertops with End Splashes, Choice of Colors
  • Designer Light Package
  • Delta Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Double Sink in Kitchen with Hand Sprayer and Garbage Disposal
  • Frigidaire Self Cleaning Range and Dishwasher
  • Re-Circulating Range Hood
  • Washer and Dryer Hookups
  • Shaw Home Foundations Carpet
  • Armstrong Resilient No Wax Vinyl Flooring
  • Vinyl Flooring in all Bathrooms
Exterior Finish
  • Fiberglass Seal-Down Shingles (25 Year Warranty)
  • Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding
  • Choice of Exterior Color Schemes
  • Painted Wood Soffit and Trim
  • Factory Finished Seamless Gutters with Splash Blocks
  • Landscape Package with Seeded Yard
  • Concrete Driveway, Patio, House Walk and Rear Stoop
  • Front Exterior Coach Light
  • Community Standard Mailbox
Warranties & Service
  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Phone Calls Returned Within 1 Business Day
  • 10-Year Residential Warranty Corporation (RWC)
  • 45-60 Day Customer Courtesy Call
  • 11-Month Request for Service (Upon Written Request)


Homeowner Testimonials
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To all of our homeowners - thank you for being a part of the Arbor Homes family!

I can call, email, or text either my sales rep, superintendent, or loan officer at any time and have a call back or an answer to my questions immediately. They are also all extremely knowledgeable in their field. You can tell that they've had long-time loyalty to their employer and truly understand and believe what they are selling/building. They had very prompt, professional, and accurate responses to each and every question or concern we had. They never treated us like a nuisance, ever.
- Christine H., Cheyenne Lakes
 
Gena made the home buying process amazingly easy and was so great to work with. She honestly made the whole experience so approachable and memorable. I really like the variety of price points and floor plans, but having a sales person that was so friendly honestly made all of the difference and was a big reason we chose to build with Arbor instead of others that we toured.
- Jenna & Robert W., Wyndstone
 
I like that my Superintendent keeps me informed of every part of the process from the footers, foundation, to the framing.
- Leneda M., Harvard Green
 
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN SO EASY! The service from almost everyone we've dealt with has been impeccable; very friendly and very knowledgeable.
- Jonathan & Laura S., Briarstone
 
We were provided with a ton of options, but not too many to make us feel overwhelmed. Matt did an awesome job to make sure that we stayed within our comfortable budget, but also being able to keep all the upgrades that we felt necessary to make this our perfect home.
- Jared & Kaylie F., Briarstone
 
I had a great experience and would not change a thing. I just spoke with some friends about Arbor Home as well. I love everything about my house and my neighborhood. Thank you!
- Cynthia S., Winding Ridge
 
We like the layout of home and the sales and construction mangers were very good to work with. The timing of the work was very impressive. Overall a good experience. Already helped sell one new home since buying ours.
- James & Debra M., Keystone
 
I was very impressed with the construction team. Very well versed about their job. Especially Mike! Always available for questions and concerns!
- Margaret & John B., Briarstone
 
The price of the house is great. The sale manager Mike Morris and the superintendent Eric Harris were nice and pleasant. They are doing an amazing job and I will recommend them to anyone.
- Thierry D., Spring Orchard
 
Everyone is so fast and responsive. That has been great. I really feel like our teams are making every effort to get us in to our house in a timely manner.
- Jenna W., Wyndstone
 
The foreman, Rick, has been wonderful. I can't sing his praises enough! I love my new home.
- Ashley & Corey S., Cumberland Trace
 
Jeff Bafford does a great job getting a hold of me and updating me through the building. Everyone is so friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help and answer questions (lot of questions)
- Steven S., Chessington Grove
 
I love how quick the process is! Everyone has been extremely nice and helpful and it has made my experience wonderful! I highly recommend Arbor Homes.
- Ashley S., Cumberland Trace
 
Loved getting updates on the process from the team, and our meeting with the color coordinator.. he was fantastic!
- Jodi B., Chessington Grove
 
Always either immediately available or quickly call back, quickly respond to emails and customization requests, positive, very helpful and friendly team!
- Marwa G., Winton Meadows
 
Matt was very knowledgeable, we loved working with him and Arbor Homes, this is our second home we built with Arbor Homes!
- John G., Briarstone
 

 
Prices, plans, and terms are effective on the date of publication and subject to change without notice. Square footage shown is only an estimate and actual square footage will differ. Depictions of homes or other features are artist conceptions. Hardscape, landscape, and other items shown may be decorator suggestions that are not included in the purchase price and availability may vary. Plans to build out this neighborhood as proposed are subject to change without notice. 3D floor plan rendering is for illustrative purposes only and represents a concept of a standard model of this home and may not represent the home that would be available for purchase at the purchase price shown. The rendering may represent the base model of this home without any options or upgrades, or may depict options, upgrades or features that are available at an additional cost. Furniture placement and flooring is artist's conception and is not intended to show specific detailing. Floor plans are the property of Arbor Homes LLC.