Q: How long have you been building?
A: I’ve been working in the construction industry for 25 years. I started out as a framer, then did some clean up work, electrical, plumbing, and various jobs in construction. That’s how I learned about building, and why I can trouble shoot just about anything that comes up.
Q: Will you build a plan that I found online?
A: Yes. I can build any plan that you prefer, provided that they meet our local codes and we satisfy the copyright regulations. If there are any doubts, I’d be happy to take a look at your plan and give you my opinions. I also work daily on blueprints from various clients to ensure they meet code, the layout is correct, and they suite the clients’ needs.
Q: Where can I see an example of your work?
A: Come and visit my model homes in Stone Canyon (4211 E. White Sands Ct. S. Blue Springs, MO 64015) and Oaks of Edgewood (700 SW Eagle Dr. Oak Grove, MO 64075). Coming soon in 2016 will also be our newest model in The Preserve at Clear Creek, Shawnee, KS. I strongly believe in building with high quality materials and knowledgeable craftsmen. We go above and beyond the basic building practices to ensure our homeowners get the homes of their dreams!
Q: Do you specialize in a certain category?
A: I am a strong advocate of energy efficient building. My spec homes are rated by an Energy Start auditor. I am proud to say that I’ve saved my homeowners thousands of dollars in utility bills a year because of that. I can show you the HERS scores that back my word.
Q: Where do you build at?
A: Anywhere in the Kansas City area. I am currently a licensed contractor in Kansas and Missouri. In my career, I’ve built in Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Independence, North of the River, Raymore, Oak Grove, and Basehor.
Q: What price range do you build in?
A: That depends on which subdivision you want to live in. For instance, in Oaks of Edgewood, the homes are $300,000 and up. Stone Canyon is $400,000 and up. The Preserve at Clear Creek is $400,000 and up. I’ve also built custom homes on estate lots that’s over $1 million.
Q: How long does it take to build a house?
A: For a starter home, I can build a house from foundation to turn-key stage in 5 months. For a custom home, it really depends on the size of the house and how unique it is. Usually it can be done in 7-9 months.
Q: How much do you charge? And what is your building process?
A: My fees are built in to the price of the house. For a custom home, I will do several sit-down meetings with you and go over what you want, and how much things will cost. After I bid out the house, I will give you a contract price, and that’ll be the sales price of the house.
Q: Who are the subcontractors that work for you?
A: I only hire reliable, high quality subs. They are not the cheapest, of course. You do have to pay for what you get. I am proud of those that work for me. I use them to work on my personal house, and I trust them implicitly.
Q: Are there any warranties for your work?
A: Yes. There is a 1 year limited warranty on structure, which is the industry standard. Extended warranty on Carrier installation for HVAC & MI Windows. Extended warranty is also provided by the manufactures for the appliances. I do stand behind my work. I will work with you if you have any specific concerns.
Q: Do you have any referrals?
A: Yes. I have homeowners that tell me frequently that they’ve enjoyed the building process with me. It’s much better than they expected. Check out the testimonials. You are more than welcome to talk to them.