If you have been dreaming of that custom built home on Long Beach Island there are some things to consider when choosing a building company. For instance, some of your questions may be: Are they reliable? Will they do what they say they will do, for the price they say it will cost? With so many details to consider and efforts to coordinate when building a new home, how do you know which builder can most successfully accomplish the task? There are many reasons why using a company that has experience building homes on LBI will prove to be a good decision. But don’t take our word for it. Here are what some homeowners who have been through the construction process have to say about choosing a custom home builder on LBI.
Joe, whose existing home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy and needed to be demolished and a new home built in its place, chose Stonehenge Building & Development. After he moved back into his newly built home, here’s what he had to say:
“Superstorm Sandy destroyed the first floor of our home on LBI and forced us to make the difficult decision of renovating the standing structure or doing a total demolition and starting over. In the weeks following the storm we met at least 5 contractors with offices on LBI and were disappointed with each interaction until we met with John and Marian from Stonehenge. They were the only ones who took the time to review our property prior to the initial meeting and seemed interested in earning our business. From that initial meeting and throughout the demolition, construction and closing on our new home, the entire Stonehenge team treated us like friends and partners and not like just a homeowner with a house on a construction assembly line. Marian was there to guide us through each phase of the selections and make the entire process enjoyable to the point where we looked forward to our 2 hour selection meetings. The communication from their team was exceptional, from Sharon in the office, to Brett the construction manager for our home. We now look back on the entire process and are extremely grateful, as well as 100% certain, that we picked the absolute best builder on LBI for our home!”
Here’s the Takeaway: Your custom homebuilder should have the resources to provide all of the information, specifications and designs up front so that you can have a level of comfort with knowing exactly what you are purchasing and what the costs will be. In addition, having the knowledge, expertise and patience to answer all questions should be a top priority for the builder you choose.
For some homebuyers, it’s really a matter of comfort, as it was for Sheila & Kevin Finlay. They had already purchased a building lot and needed a builder.
“After buying our property on LBI we contracted with Stonehenge to build our house. The experience was great and the finished product exceeded all of our expectations. John and Marian were always available for our many questions and bottom line completed the project in the time frame they committed to. We would highly recommend Stonehenge to anyone building on LBI.”
Here’s the Takeaway: In this case, the history of the building company and their experience in building on Long Beach Island, as well as their ability to deliver the home on time made the overall experience working with Stonehenge one that exceeded expectations.
The process is everything. And it was for the Ross family.
“We were extremely pleased with the entire process of designing and building our new house on Long Beach Island with your company. We had been in our previous house 22 years until it was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. Your team made the process of architectural design and selection of specific items such as cabinets, flooring, windows, etc. easy. The construction process itself proceeded rapidly and was clearly quality work. The update photos emailed to us of the house during construction were extremely appreciated. Our neighbors even commented on the courtesy and the site cleanliness. The house was completed about a month before we expected and it is exactly as we envisaged it. We have been using it for several months and we are very pleased and enjoying it immensely!”
Here’s the Takeaway: Having an in-depth knowledge of the towns on Long Beach Island, and the ability to keep within the timeframe and construction schedules can be critical to most homebuyers. In addition, taking the extra time to document the status and provide photo updates whenever possible, can clearly make a difference in the overall satisfaction for a homeowner.
No one knows our area like a local custom home builder, so when you are considering a company to build your new custom home, think about local companies, like Stonehenge Building & Development, who has been building custom homes on Long Beach Island for over two decades. This experience, along with their knowledge and expertise in building custom homes on Long Beach Island made for an exciting and satisfying building process for these and many more clients. For more information on building your custom home on LBI, contact us today.