Our Process

At Avant, our team lives and breathes the craft of homebuilding. We never lose sight of the end goal: a satisfied customer relishing in an exquisite custom home – completed on schedule and within the budget constraints. Our decades of building experience and commitment to innovation result in a finely-calibrated building process that ensures this result. With Avant’s collaborative, team-based approach, each project receives the management and attention to detail it requires to stay true to the client’s vision and expectations.

In order to achieve both a satisfying building process and a unique product for every project, Avant emphasizes transparency at each stage. We collaborate with the owner, architect, engineers, design professionals, and subcontractors to ensure accurate upfront cost estimation, meticulous cost control, and diligent project management. By leveraging our in-house craftsmen and project team, we maximize efficiency and maintain clear and uniform expectations.


Legacy home construction demands intense collaboration and planning early in the building process. Committed to value engineering from conception, Avant utilizes advanced take-off software and a proprietary cost database to achieve accurate upfront estimation services. Unlike many building firms that relegate estimation to individual team members, our principals leverage their building experience to estimate the very projects they’ll manage onsite later. This cohesive approach safeguards the tight nexus between design and budget elements, minimizing costly redesigns and change orders.


To facilitate optimal creativity and problem solving, we engage clients and partners throughout the pre-construction phase. We direct our exceptional personnel to make seamless communication and collaboration with the client and design team a top priority. Rigorous documentation, disciplined scheduling, and a comprehensive plan review checklist ensure that the project is set up for success and efficiency before proceeding to construction. We encourage our clients to engage us early in their homebuilding adventure. Avant maintains relationships with numerous architects, design consultants, vendors, and subcontractors throughout Southwest Montana. We also provide site selection, soils analysis, and feasibility reporting services. We leverage these capabilities and relationships to assemble the right team for each client’s design and pricing needs.