About Us

My Eye

Hi! My name is Sophie. I am in my late-30's. My husband Andre and I have been happily married for nine years. We have one daughter and a baby on the way. We also have two cats. I have been in the field of education for over thirteen years. My husband Andre is a self-employed construction genius.

About ten years ago, my husband and I were looking endlessly for a home to purchase to begin our new life together. We searched high and low, but could not find anything that was worth investing in. After months and months of searching, we came across a beautiful piece of land. We loved the location (close to my family), we loved the school district, and we loved the privacy and size. The only thing missing was the actual house! We decided to give it a go and build our own home.

After visiting a bank and filing for a construction loan, we had a budget for our project and we were ready to start looking at plans to build our dream home.

When people visit our home, they always compliment the custom qualities. It could be as simple as the bathroom light fixtures or as complex as the kitchen cabinets we had custom made to our liking. These compliments remind us why we chose to take the risk.

I could never explain the joy of being able to be in control of every decision that goes into house planning. I could never have imagined how many decisions I would have to make. Decisions we as homeowners, take for granted.

I have created this website to show anyone attracted to the idea, that it is not impossible to be successful in building a home of your own. If you are interested in being your own home contractor, this website has been designed for you. We will take you through the systematic process of building your own home from start to finish. We encourage all to take the chance we did. We promise, you will not be disappointed. When you are able to contract your own home, you have the power to make all decisions along the way. At times, it may be overwhelming, but in the end, you have a custom built home that suits all of your wants and needs.

Established in 2009, From Plat to Place is a free resource for the new homebuilder, buyer or student interested in the home construction process. This comprehensive site is built from the perspective of a new-to-construction buyer, covering everything from choosing your own neighborhood and picking out floor plans, all the way to your move-in day!

Many different products are used in the construction of a new home, with thousands of parts from a multitude of companies. We have decided to list the major parts and their respective manufacturers that were used in the construction of our home. Though there are many material suppliers to choose from, we are well satisfied with the quality and craftsmanship used in the construction of our home. We invite you to learn more about each manufacturer and their line of products when you build your home.


The Land






Framing Phase

Rough-in Phase

Drywall Phase

Interior Carpentry

Flat-work Phase

Paint & Stain

Finishing Phase