Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Homes By Tentac the best choice in building my new home?
Our Dedicated Team has over 30 years of experience building homes in Central Illinois. This experience combined with his relationships with subcontractors and vendors ensures the highest quality and on time delivery of each component of your new home. Each of our homes rate above Code Compliance.
Who is checking on the house during the building process?
Our Dedicated Team is checking on the property often. He also performs walk through inspections during each phase of the building process.
Will my new home by energy efficient?
Yes, each Homes By Tentac home comes with a Goodman 96% efficient furnace and air conditioner. Zoning packages are available to have one thermostat installed on each floor. All are set on a digital, programmable thermostat.
How long does it take to build a new home?
The typical custom home build takes 4-6 months to complete.
Is landscaping included in my purchase price?
A basic landscaping package is included with sod and a tree in the front yard. Additional landscaping is available including sod, trees and other plantings.
Do you finance purchases of your homes?
Homes By Tentac does not finance home purchases. Your realtor is able to recommend a mortgage broker to give you your options.
Do you have a warranty on your homes?
Yes, we have a one year home warranty program. We also have a program for punch lists at 60 days from closing and at 11 months from closing. This program allows us to take care of any concerns during the first year of your home purchase.
How long have you been building? How many homes have you built?
Our Dedicated Team has been building homes for over 30 years. He has been with Homes By Tentac for 4 years and has built over 150 spec and custom homes.
Are you licensed and insured?
Every subcontractor, as well as, Homes By Tentac is licensed and insured.
Do you use local subcontractors?
All subcontractors are from the Central Illinois area and have been working in the trade for several years.
If I like a particular model, how can I make the home more customized to my needs?
Our Dedicated Team is available to discuss all current models that Homes By Tentac builds and any variations of the models. He is also very experienced in helping create the perfect custom home to meet your needs.
Where do you have lots available to build?
Tentac Enterprises has lots available in 10 different subdivisions around the Bloomington/Normal area. Our current subdivisions are: Brookridge Estates, Hershey Grove, Cedar Ridge, Saint Ivans, Fox Creek Village, Fox Creek, Heather Ridge, Pheasant Ridge, Heartland Hills and North Bridge.
Will you build a home on my lot?
Homes By Tentac is also able to build on any site in Central Illinois.
Do you offer custom builds with a cost-plus contract?
Yes, we are able to build your custom home with your cost choices on finishes. You will be able to see every cost that goes into your new home.
How many different models can you build?
We are currently building 5 of our most popular single family and duplex models.
Do you have any available to see before I make my decision?
Many of these homes are built as spec homes and are currently available to see with your real estate agent.
Do I need a realtor or can I just buy the home directly from you?
Give us a call and we would be happy to meet with you and guide you through the process of building your dream home.
Are you able to make accommodations for special needs?
Our Dedicated Team has experience in modifying projects to meet accommodations, such as, mobility and adaptive needs.
Do all of your homes have basement?
Currently all homes have basements.
Are the basements finished?
The price of the homes is reflective of an unfinished basement, but finished basements are available at an additional cost.
Where do I get the paint for touch ups in my home?
Paint is often left under the basement steps. If that is not the case, then contact us to get the correct brand, color and sheen information.
What happens if something needs to be fixed after I move in?
Homes By Tentac has a 1 year warranty on every home we build. We have a 60 day and 11 month punch list that can be completed and emailed to [email protected]. The form can be found on our website. Providing a picture of your concern is very helpful. If you have an emergency situation, please refer to your homeowner binder for subcontractor information or contact us at 309-664-1880 or [email protected].
How do we get ahold of you if any questions that may come up?
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have Contact us at 309-664-1880 or [email protected].