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Getting Started Guide

1 Getting Started

Welcome to the Gallagher and Henry Getting Started Guide!

We understand that buying a new home is a significant event in our customers’ lives. Here is a guide that will assist you through the home-buying process with useful advice and guidance. The tabs below are ordered to reflect the typical flow of the home buying process – your individual experience may not require the use of every step.

2 Select a Community

Gallagher & Henry builds in outstanding communities throughout Chicagoland’s south, southwest and western suburbs. Each community has its own special identity–the choice is yours. These exceptional communities include high quality single family homes, perfect for raising families. We also specialize in upscale luxury townhomes and condominiums.

3 Choose Your Model


Gallagher & Henry, with nearly forty designs to choose from, offers a selection that is designed to please the most discriminating tastes. We offer many magnificent ranches and two-story designs. Some with four or more bedrooms, dual-sided fireplaces, huge basements and a lot more! Everyone has their own style-preference, and with this in mind, we do our best to help you put your originality and ideas into your home. You can work with your sales representative and our staff designers to make certain your home is built just the way you want it.

When the construction planning-process begins, your highly-trained sales representative will work with you. Our personally selected vendors will help you choose plumbing fixture color, cabinetry options, tile colors, carpet and the other selections for your new home.

4 Choose Your Lot


Choosing the location to build a new home is one of the first decisions a home buyer needs to make. Some of the factors influencing the decision are: How will the selected model fit on the lot? Is a corner – or middle of the block location preferred? What types of homes adjoin the lot? What direction will the home face on the lot? The Gallagher and Henry sales staff is ready to assist in the lot selection process.

5 Construction Process

After all of your decisions are made, construction begins and the excitement elevates. This is the time you can drive by your new home and watch the progress. You can feel confident knowing that only competent craftsman are making your dream a reality. You can be assured that Gallagher & Henry homes are a true collaboration between buyer and builder. The construction of your home is nearing the end, and at this time, we will walk through the house with you. This will give you an opportunity to see all of the design and customizations you have made to the plan you have chosen.

6 Closing on Your Home

At the closing, the house of your dreams becomes your home! At this time, you join over 16,000 satisfied Gallagher & Henry home buyers.