Custom Home Building

Is a very different approach and process as compared to “tract” or volume building.  The builder and the architect, along with the clients, are intimately involved with both the design and the construction during the entire build out.  A “Team” approach is necessary to achieve “custom” results; even the best of plans may need modifications during construction—both a willingness and a capability are needed to effectively deliver an exceptional end product.  

A custom home is not “manufactured,”  it is “created.”

Universal Design

Is an approach to design and construction which allows for the possibility of the homeowners aging in place. It incorporates such simple design features as wider halls and doorways, lever-handled door knobs and plywood backed shower areas to allow for future placement of grab bars. It does not have to look or feel “institutional”; indeed, most of these design elements are truly invisible and very inexpensive to incorporate when building a new home, but considerably more expensive to retrofit.

Common Sense ConservationSM

Is a common sense approach to “Green” which places the emphasis on those aspects of Design and Construction which cost less than or the same as conventional approaches; also embraced are certain items which have a relatively short payback period.