touring one of our Artisan Estate Homes, our concern for outstanding
design, value, and quality is immediately apparent. What is harder to
see are the intangibles that make the homebuilding experience an overall
enjoyable one. Like all good things in life, you get out of it what
you put into it.
What we do is provide you with the knowledge, advice,
and systems to help insure building your dream home is a great experience,
rather than leaving it to chance. The foundation of your experience
is not just doing the right things, but doing what’s right. Your
Uncommon Experience then builds on five key areas.
1. Pre-construction planning
We will sit down with you and explain the homebuilding experience so
that you are well-informed on how the process works. We will go over
your homeowner’s manual, answer additional questions you may have,
and walk you through a timeline on everything from when certain aspects
will be started to how to make selections.
2. Ongoing communication
We will keep the lines of communication open via email, phone calls,
and meetings so that you understand what is happening with your home
and how far along it is to hopefully avoid unpleasant surprises. We
also schedule various update and tour meetings with you to address quality,
expectations, and progress reports.
3. Hierarchy responsibility
The bottom line rests with us, so you work with us directly and can
always communicate directly with us. While you will work with our construction
manager and site supervisor before, during, and after your home’s
construction as well, you’ll see us out on-site, and find that
we are very hands-on and intimately involved throughout the entire process.
You are not pushed off on a salesperson or field person alone.
4. Low Pressure/High Value
Hopefully by now you have realized that the “standard” Artisan
Estate Home is loaded with design details, quality products, and amenities
that would be options or upgrades with other builders. The price of
your Artisan Estate Home is for the total package of home and luxury
features. With other builders the price is for a “vanilla box”
to which you will need to add the marked-up costs of features and amenities
you desire—resulting in either going grossly over budget or sacrificing
items on your wish list. With the quality of design and products we
offer, we don’t think you will rarely need to “upgrade.”
However, if you desire to make selection choices different from what
is included, our philosophy is to make as many of those changes possible
at actual costs (including time and labor costs) without the typical
builder mark-up. This allows you to maximize your allowances and budget
and create the home you always dreamed of living in. In the end, it
provides a better homebuilding experience for you because you are less
likely to go over budget and you know you are maximizing your homebuilding
budget. You can either get more home for the same investment or the
same amount of home for less. At the same time, it allows us to focus
on building you a great home instead of spending our time trying to
figure out how to pressure you into another expensive upgrade.
5. Professional selection and interior
In addition to working with us on selections (we want to ensure your
home looks great!), we provide complimentary professional interior designers
to help minimize the stress of selections, coordinating colors, cabinets,
flooring, etc. Of course, you are always welcome to use your own interior
designer if you prefer, and we can work closely with them as well.