Frequently asked questions

General Q&A's

What is the process for buying a new home from KBT?


We offer a simple, streamlined process in 4 easy steps. 1. Get Acquainted- we can start with helping you get familiar with what we have to offer and how we can help. This can include touring homes, exploring floor plans, visiting new home building sites, and a quick intial meeting, at the design center, to get familiar with what elements would be most important for your new home. 2. Choose Floor Plan &/or Building Site- once familiar with what each home has to offer, you can select a base floor plan to add personal customizations and/or options. Some floor plans are better suited for certain building sites and vise versa; therefore, we generally start with making sure the two considerations are cohesive. 3. Purchase Price & Contract- After the floor plan is finalized and accepted, a final purchase price will be presented with consideration to the price of the home, the selected home options (if applies), the building site selection, the interior and exterior selections (if applicable), along with a fence (if selected). A contract with agreed purchase price, selected payment schedule, allowances (if applicable) and agreed upon closing date will then be provided to the new home owner for a signature. Note: Landscaping in one of our communities (ex: The Landing), is inluded in the purchase price of the home. This includes: sod, underground sprinkler system and rock around perimeter of the home. 4. Final Interior &/or Exterior Selections- At this point, we are ready to finalize the selections for your new home. With an easy to use checklist, we complete any selections not made prior to the contract being finalized. This can be done in an afternoon at our design center and/or you can take your new home Design Book with you to make selections at home before coming in to see the samples and make final selections. uniquelyours Selections Checklist




What does the timeline look like to build my new home?


Build times can vary depending on the complexity of the home. Builds in the winter may require additional time depending on severity of weather. None the less, we will give you a personalized timeline for your new home once we get through the details of the scope of work.




What does the payment schedule look like?


We generally have 2 options for payment schedules... 1. a down payment with remainder of the balance due upon completion/closing 2. a down payment and five equal progress payments due at completion of Milestones during the new home build. Milestones: easy to identify completion points during the new home build. 1. Completion of Foundation 2. Completion of Framing 3. Completion of Drywall 4. Completion of Exterior excepting Final Grade 5. Remainder of Balance due at Closing




Does KBT custom build new homes?


While we mainly focus on new home builds in our new developments; Yes, we can offer a Contractor's Service Agreement for custom builds. We would need to review and price the home based on the scope of work involved. We greatly appreciate custom home inquires and we are more than happy to visit with you about your custom home; however, our ability to take on your custom project is dependent on an avaliable opening in our schedule. Please feel free to reach out to Kip Thiel with questions about custom builds- 307.250.3743.




Can I build on my own lot/building site?


Yes, we can build one of our floor plans and/or even take a look at your custom plans. (Please refer to Does KBT custom build new homes). To build one of our floor plans, consideration would need to be given for the sqft of building site in relation to sqft of the floor plan and making sure the layout will work for the site.




How are KBT homes built?


KBT homes are stick built on site. All of our materials & services are sourced from our local community & regional area, as much as possible. (Note: sourcing through local/regional vendors does not equal all products only coming from local area. Some products used in the construction of the new homes may come from out of the area and/or country). We also understand that quality construction of homes is no longer a luxury but a REQUIRMENT and we are honored to provide this standard while working along side a group of dedicated businesses in our general area. But rather than tell you how the homes are built, we can show you. We have numerous homes in different phases of construction that we are happy to give tours of... Please call or email- 307.250.3743 or kpthiel@hotmail.com to set up your tour today!




Is Landscaping included in the price of the home?


Yes, homes built in one of our communities (ex: The Landing) has landscaping included in the price of the home. This includes: 1. Sod 2. Underground sprinkler system 3. Rock around the perimeter of the home With homes built outside of KBT communites, the home owner will be responsible for the additional cost of landscaping and can choose to either have KBT install the yard and/or work with an outside supplier for their yard.




How do I choose my new home selections?


We can offer a very customizable, individualized process for choosing selections using some of our streamlined tools... 1. Design Center- located at 3616 Big Horn Ave, our front showroom displays all of your new home selection samples including flooring, cabinets, countertops, siding, paint, etc... Samples can be choosen and organized together in 1 place without having to run around or leave town. Note: you can also take a tour of our cabinet shop and see cabinets and trim being made. 3616 Big Horn Ave Design Center 2. Design Book- available in a PDF & hard copy, the Design Book contains all the selections for your new home in 1 book. We've also included a product upgrade sheet and selections list for those of you that want an additional and/or upgraded selection choice. Many customers have found the book helpful to take home and look through, first, before coming into the Design Center to make their selections. We also have individuals that are able to make their selections, long distance, with exclusive use of the Design Book and Selection Form. For these long distance transactions, we provide pictures and/or zoom conferences for looking at samples in real time. uniquelyours Design Book 3. Selection Form- the "uniquelyours" Selection Form provides a straight forward checklist to make sure you get all the selections recorded in 1 place. An "initialed" selection form stays active throughout the build of the home to ensure your homes' finishes are completed accurately. And lastly, we provide a copy of the form in your New Home Owner's Book to make sure you're able to find precise home selections if &/or when you may need. Ex: paint for touch-ups. uniquelyours Selection Form




What communites has Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. developed?


Cougar West Subdivision- Duesenberg Ct | Cody, WY 82414 The Landing Subdivision- 38th St., Horizon Ave, Go Around Loop, Meridian Ct, & Vision Ct | Cody, WY 82414




What communities has Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. built homes in?


J&K Subdivision- Fuelie Ave | Cody, WY 82414 Cedar Mountain Subdivision- TriPower Ct | Cody, WY 82414 Cougar West Subdivision- Duesenberg Ct | Cody, WY 82414 Holmview Subdivision- Owens Ave | Cody, WY 82414 Copperleaf- Stillwater & Copperleaf Dr. | Cody, WY 82414 The Landing Subdivision- 38th St, Horizon Ave | Cody, WY 82414




How many homes does Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. build per year?


10-15 homes per year.




How do I add an option &/or upgrade to my home after the contract has been signed?


We can create a change order request to select the additional option to the home. For payment we have 2 options- 1. We can create an ammended purchase agreement to reflect new price with upgrades/options. 2. We can itemize the additional costs into an invoice and the additional amount would be due upon acceptance &/or at closing.




Do I have to work with a Realtor to purchase a new home from KBT?


While we welcome all Realtors and their clients, we have created a process that allows us to work with you, exclusively, throughout the entire new home purchasing and building process. This includes taking you through the steps of exploring floor plans and building site location for the new home, purchase price proposals and contracts, and the complete home selections process including interior and exterior checklists. (Please refer to "What is the Process for buying a new home from KBT?" to view the 4 easy steps we take you through). If you have already begun working &/or want to work with a Realtor and are including them in the purchase of your new home with KBT, the Realtor, at this time, will be representing and working for you, as the buyer, and; therefore, it will be your responsibility to pay 1/2 &/or all of the "mutually agreed upon" real estate commission for the use of their services. This excludes any homes that Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. has listed with Real Estate companies and is currently showing in the MLS.





The Landing Q&A's

Who Developed?


Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. developed The Landing community.




Where is The Landing located?


The Landing is located on the East side of Cody (in City limits) off Beacon Hill and East Sheridan Ave. Community includes: 38th Street Horizon Ave Go Around Loop Meridan Court Vision Court




Are City utilities avaliable in the Landing?


Yes, the Landing is within City limits and has access to all city hookups- power, water, garbage & sewer. Black Hills Energy provides natural gas and there are lock boxes for the U.S. Postal service mail delivery. We also have telecommunications in place with TCT and Spectrum.




Are all building sites in The Landing priced the same?


No, variables such as lot size, location and phase, determine price. Please feel free to contact Kip Thiel 307.250.3743 for inquires on building site prices.




Can I just buy the building site/lot in The Landing?


No, we only offer lot/home packages.




What Phase of The Landing are you currently building in?


We are currently building and selling homes in Phase 1 of The Landing community. We are also starting development and pre-selling homes in Phase 2.




Can I pre-buy in Phase 2 or 3 of The Landing?


We are currently selling homes in Phase 1 of The Landing. We are willing to discuss future homes in Phase 2 with interested parties and consider pre-sales; as we are currently in the development of Phase 2. Please feel free to reach out to Kip Thiel 307.250.3743 with more specific questions about Phase 1 or 2.




What are the style of homes currently being built in The Landing?






New Home Selection Q&A's

How do I choose my new home selections?


We can offer a very customizable, individualized process for choosing selections using some of our streamlined tools... 1. Design Center- located at 3616 Big Horn Ave, our front showroom displays all of your new home selection samples including flooring, cabinets, countertops, siding, paint, etc... Samples can be choosen and organized together in 1 place without having to run around or leave town. Note: you can also take a tour of our cabinet shop and see cabinets and trim being made. 3616 Big Horn Ave Design Center 2. Design Book- available in a PDF & hard copy, the Design Book contains all the selections for your new home in 1 book. We've also incldued a product upgrade sheet and selections list for those of you that want an additional and/or upgraded selection choice. Many customers have found the book helpful to take home and look through, first, before coming into the Design Center to make their selections. We also have individuals that are able to make their selections, long distance, with exclusive use of the Design Book and Selection Form. For these long distance transactions, we provide pictures and/or zoom conferences for looking at samples in real time. uniquelyours Design Book 3. Selection Form- the "uniquelyours" Selection Form provides a straight forward checklist to make sure you get all the selections recorded in 1 place. An "initialed" selection form stays active throughout the build of the home to ensure your homes' finishes are completed accuratly. And lastly, we provide a copy of the form in your New Home Owner's Book to make sure you're able to find precise home selections if &/or when you may need. Ex: paint for touch-ups. uniquelyours Selection Form




What if I want a selection/s not included in the Design Book or Design Center?


We have had experience working with customers who have requested a specific type &/or brand of product that we may not be currently showing in our selections. As a general rule, we are willing to work with specific selections based on accessibility of the product and the understanding, on the customer's part, that the potential of a price increase may exsist.




How do I know what selections will have upgraded options?


We provide a list of products that are subject to upgraded pricing & options with the Design Book.




Are selections included in purchase price of the home?


Yes, Interior/Exterior selections made within the Design Book &/or Design Center are included in the purchase price of the Home. Upgrades &/or custom product selections made before the contract is signed can also be included in the purchase price of the home at customer's discretion. Exclusions Include: 1. Upgrade Selections made after the contract is signed 2. Fence added after contract is signed 3. Products choosen outside of Design Center &/or Design Book after contract is signed 4. Additional Concrete work after contract is signed 5. Landscaping beyond what's included (sod, underground sprinklers, & rock around the home) after the contract is signed Although we take extra time and care to make sure that all the details have been included into the initial purchase agreement; the exclusions listed above are easy to include and will simply be subject to an ammended purchase agreement and/or the buyer being invoiced and paying the extra costs at or before closing.




What if a selection becomes unavailable &/or discontinued?


Customer will have the opportunity to choose a new selection, in a timely manner. With the selection form "initialed" by the customer, we are able to make orders for selections quickly following the acceptance of the Purchase Contract and; therefore, stay ahead of making last minute adjustments to products for their new home.




What if there is a delay in a selection that causes a delay of completion date?


We can offer two different remedies... 1. Mutally agreed upon change in selection to be able to make the contracted completion date. 2. Mutally agreed upon change in completion date to allow for orignal selections to be used. Note: 30-60 days would be an average acceptable delay and anything outside of this time frame may require selection substitutions to make sure the project completes in a timely manner.