Leveraging Technology to Enhance Your Custom Home Building Experience

Leverage Technology to Enhance Your Custom Home Building Experience

In the last five years, technology has revolutionized the residential construction industry, providing an enhanced building experience for homeowners, builders, and tradespeople. As we await the emergence of new AI-driven technologies in the next 5-10 years, it’s essential to utilize existing technologies to their fullest potential. At Spruce Homes, we strive to adopt technologies that improve processes, enhance communication, and reduce costs. Here are some ways we leverage technology to elevate your custom home building experience:


Custom home building can be daunting, especially if you’re building a house for the first time. Our company provides detailed renderings that show precisely how your home will look upon completion. Our renderings feature the flooring, light fixtures, cabinetry, wall colors, and even recommended furniture in the spaces, giving you peace of mind and clarity about how your choices will come together.

Client Portal:

The client portal is your ultimate hub, providing a one-stop-shop for all your project information. You can access cost summaries, recent photos, notifications, change orders, schedules, and weather updates. Additionally, the portal is where you’ll find all invoices, estimates, warranty information, and important documents. Keeping everything centralized and organized makes finding information easier and faster and in turn helps to enhance your build experience!


When you commit to a custom home builder, it’s crucial to understand the building process fully. Our company utilizes technology to ensure you have all the necessary information before starting your project. We provide video walkthroughs of the Buildertrend software, FAQ’s, communication expectations, staff descriptions, helpful resources, and other relevant information to equip you fully.


Transparent scheduling is vital to the success of any custom home building project. Our company leverages technology to make our schedule available to you in real-time. You’ll have access to every change in the schedule, including weather updates, sub-availability, and product delivery, providing you with a fun and informative way to follow the progress of your build.


Clear communication is essential during custom home building, especially regarding construction details and included features. By leveraging technology, our company can communicate precise details for approval, ensuring everyone is on the same page, preventing surprises and cost overruns.

Daily Logs:

Daily Logs are a critical tool for keeping you informed about your build’s progress between site visits. Our Daily Logs feature regular updates, relevant photos, and videos, providing you with detailed insights into your build’s progress, reasons for delays, and any photos you may want to keep for later.

Change Orders:

Changes happen – and for us it’s important to track those accurately as they are happening and get approval as soon as possible to avoid delays.  Using technology, we’re able to send these off to clients in a detailed way that is clear to everyone and is easily trackable.  Change Orders come directly to your phone or desktop. And tracks on the client portal so that you don’t get a surprise bill at the end of the project!

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If you’re interested in building your custom home and are looking for a builder who believes your experience is important, we’d love to chat.  We believe leveraging technology to enhance your custom home building experience is part of that process, but to learn more about how we define our client experience read our blog The Client Experience Defined.  To begin the conversation, simply Contact Us and we will reach out to set up a time to chat!

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