Local G.J. Gardner Homes Franchisees work with top ranked architects on many of their projects – and knows from experience that a builder’s insights are needed early on in a custom home project, particularly on sites in the Foothills, Mountains and Front Range of Colorado.
In one recent meeting a Franchisee met with buyers that had just paid $10,000 for a set of plans for a mountain palazzo, but they were not even close to budgeting how much the plan would cost on a finished home. “I wish you would have come to me first,” The Local Franchise Owner/Builder told them. “You can’t take a $1,000,000 plan and get it down to $600,000. You might as well start with a clean sheet of paper.”
When the Gardner Team meets early-on with buyers, they get a picture of their budget; then either recommends an architect, or in some cases, will show them a ‘concept plan’ that he has used successfully in similar situations. Either way, the savings from working with a builder first adds up to more than architectural fees a Buyer may spend on their own.
Even when an architect is involved, buyers get overwhelmed by regulatory requirements of a custom project– everything from the slope of an entry drive, to well-and septic, to engineering, to fire control.
Our New Home Consultants and Builders meet some customers who are so daunted by the tasks involved on custom sites that they’re ready to give up on their dream home; these are all things that a builder should manage for you.
The Local G.J. Gardner Owner/Builder typically meets buyers for the first time on their lot, so they can analyze the specifics and see the views. That meeting is at no charge.
So call, or email the G.J. Gardner Homes team today to talk to us about the most important purchase you will ever make before you waste precious time and money working with someone else!