Hassle Free Custom Home? Check out our 4-Step Process


Are you dreaming of a new home that perfectly fits your lifestyle? Trailside Homes is here to turn that vision into a reality with our well-defined 4-step process that takes you from your initial idea to the actual home. Let’s explore each step of this journey:

The first step is home discovery. It’s all about getting organized and clarifying your vision. We will discuss your idea and offer our expertise. Some questions we will ask you:

  • What kind of home are you envisioning?
  • What are your must-haves and nice-to-haves? On the other hand, what are your deal breakers?
  • What is your budget?

When the first step is completed, we will have outlined your home’s look, defined specific goals to achieve within your home, and determined the budget to ensure your home aligns with your financial plan.

The second step is where we, as your strategic allies in this journey, help you turn your vision into a concrete plan. We will work on developing a timeline, creating a preliminary design, and laying out details of where your home will be situated. We act as your consultants and will guide you through this process to ensure it’s as stress-free as possible.

Step three is where all the fun begins. This is where we will work on finalizing the construction details and where you can make your home truly unique. You can partner with a designer or choose from a variety of Trailside-designed finish options to select finishes and plan out your outdoor space. On our end, we will work on ensuring all necessary permits are in place, outline the cost breakdown, and establish a timeline for construction.

And finally, the most thrilling step, step 4 – begin building your home! By now, we will most likely become best friends and will celebrate the groundbreaking with some champagne. Cheers! All that’s asked of you at this point is to sit back, relax, and watch the home you dreamed about become a reality.

Home building is one of the most exciting events in one’s life. The Trailside Homes team recognizes that and ensures that building a home is nothing but a fun and smooth adventure for you.

See us at our Adventure Center to learn more about our custom homes and the 4-step process! We are open from 12-4 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.

400 Forest Ridge Drive, Cle Elum, WA

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Founder & CEO

Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, you can catch up with Sean exploring with family and friends in the Cascade Mountains, the San Juan Islands, or discovering the many neighborhoods throughout Seattle.


Marketing & Customer Relations Manager

Having spent most of her life in Seattle, Sarah is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. With an extensive background in Sales and Customer Service, she is extremely accommodating and is driven by results and client satisfaction. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and celebrating milestones which makes helping those seeking to build a custom home or buying a newly completed, move-in-ready home, a perfect fit. Prior to joining Trailside, Sarah most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for a luxury King County homebuilder, responsible for land acquisition, sales, and marketing. Professionally and personally, Sarah is known to build lifelong relationships with those around her. She spends every ounce of her free time with her husband, two lovely children and likes to unwind by exploring new recipes or planning events with her friends and family. Whether traveling or working in her local community, you are sure to find Sarah with a welcoming, cheerful spirit and smile on her face.

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