over 45 years of experience

The Barna Difference

Your home should be a reflection of how you live — a timeless expression of you and your family. Not only harmonious within its natural setting, but harmonious with your lifestyle. Building custom homes for living, Barna Building Contractors has set the benchmark for exquisite style, uncompromising craftsmanship and true functionality.

As third generation custom home builders, the Barna family has earned a reputation for building stunning custom homes defined by time-honored craftsmanship and fine details. With over 45 years of experience, Mik Barna believes a home should speak to the homeowner’s individual sense of style and way of life. From the initial budgeting and planning to the post move-in follow-up, Mik personally oversees each and every home to ensure the homeowner’s expectations are met and vision is followed throughout the process.

Our 10 Step Building Process

1. Initial Consultation

During your first meeting with Barna, our team will discuss the initial design criteria and budget for your project. We will also walk though through our philosohpies and our processes.

2. Home Site Selection Or Orientation

We bring the client to the site for a first hand review. We also discuss the lot dynamics (sun, views, driveway location) during this time.

3. Initial Meeting With Barna Building

During this meeting, we encourage our clients to bring any ideas you have for your new home, be it pictures, floor plan examples, or magazine articles. We will also discuss style, interior design features, product preferences, square footage and number of bedrooms / bathrooms.

4. Conceptual Plan Review

We present the first draft of of the home’s design to the client for review. The client will return changes to the architect.

5. Finalize Preliminary Plan and Specifications

Together, the client and The Barna Team will develop a list of specifications. The Barna Team will review the selection process with the client.

6. Price Preliminary Plans And Specifications

Within 4 weeks after the final docs and specifications have been received, The Barna Team will price out the house, review initial construction costs and reprice if any modifications are made. The client will then accept the finalized construction cost.

7. Sign Contract and Earnest Money Deposit

The client and Barna Building will sign the construction cost sheet and specifications contract. During this time, the client will provide a 5% deposit of sale to Barna Building.

8. Permitting Process

The Barna Team submits all customer supplied drawings and plans to local authorities and receives acceptance from them. The customer is responsible for all local compliances.

9. Construction Financing

While the customer is responsible for obtaining their own construction financing, Barna Building offers sources for it.

10. Pre-Construction Meeting

We introduce the The Barna Team to the client and explain the time frame for the selection process — this is where the real fun begins!

The Barna Team of design build contractors make the vision for your new home a reality.

We proudly serve Stockton, Clinton, Branchburg, Morristown, Bernardsville, Chester, Flemington, Somerville, Delaware Township, Readington & Princeton NJ.


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