Judd Builders Mentioned on HuffPost

Judd Builders, an Asheville NC custom home builder, was recently mentioned in a HuffPost article “Bad Real Estate Lessons You’ve Learned From Watching HGTV.” Our Director of Marketing, Lauren McKinney, was interviewed for the article and spoke about her experience working with clients wanting to remodel existing homes and their lack of knowledge about the cost to remodel due in part to budgets on HGTV shows that aren’t realistic in the Asheville market. She said “the biggest misconception I see as a result of people watching HGTV shows is that it skews their idea of what things should cost. Whether it’s an existing home that needs to be remodeled or they’re buying a lot to build a new home, they think they can pay prices similar to Waco, Texas, where ‘Fixer Upper’ is filmed and where the market is completely different and building and labor costs are much lower.”

Read more of the article at HuffPost.

Asheville US News and World Report Ranking

Asheville, NC was ranked #24 in the recent US News and World Reports list of 125 Best Places to Live in America. To determine their rankings, U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

This latest ranking comes as no surprise considering how many accolades Asheville has recently received. Asheville is well-loved by tourists and natives alike. Many of our clients come as tourists and fall in love with our city and make plans to revisit and eventually make the move. As a custom home builder in Asheville, we have clients that move here from all regions of the country. The natural beauty of the mountains is alluring and the quality restaurants, breweries, and cultural activities are an added bonus.

Asheville’s neighborhoods have very different vibes and it’s not hard to find one that makes you feel at home. Judd Builders builds custom homes in all areas in and around Asheville and Black Mountain. We are currently building and remodeling in the Farm at Mills River in Mills River, Champion Hills in Hendersonville, Biltmore Park, Fletcher, Haw Creek, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and Fairview.

If you are interested in moving to Asheville and building a new home, please call us at 828-274-4448.

Cost vs. Value When Choosing Home Builders in Asheville NC

When interviewing custom home builders in Asheville NC, consider cost vs. value

There’s an old saying that goes something like “Fast, good or cheap. Pick two.” At Judd Builders we know many custom home builders in Asheville NC think this when meeting with potential clients. Without asking, they can usually figure it out after the initial meeting. If you are looking for a custom builder to give you unparalleled quality and value, get the “fast, good or cheap” saying out of your head. We operate a lot differently. We don’t do cheap and depending on the home, it can be nearly impossible to build a custom home faster than 9-12 months. Some homes take closer to 18 months. We do better than good, but it takes time, quality materials and employing the most talented craftsmen and craftswomen in our area.

Benjamin Franklin wrote, “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” This statement is very indicative of building anything, let alone a custom home that you’ve worked hard to build. One of the most asked questions from potential clients is regarding the cost per square foot. There are so many factors that go into this number and it’s hard to give an average not knowing all that their project will entail. We are very honest from the beginning in letting potential clients know that we’re most likely not going to be your lowest priced option and we give the advice that you may want to be a little cautious of a builder that comes in much lower than their competitors.

We’ve seen it before. Clients who have chosen the lowest price option have quality or performance issues with their new home and come to us for remodels and repairs to correct the issues. We understand their frustration. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship, attention to details, uniqueness, streamlined building processes, and superior customer service are all factors that go into our pricing. Value stands the test of time and protects your investment. Choosing an Asheville custom home builder should be like an interviewing process. Talk to as many as you want, but always ask if you can walk through homes that they’ve built and talk to past clients. They can talk all day about how great their quality is, but ask to see it for yourself and you be the judge. Quality means different things to different people.

 

Now Hiring Framers for Asheville Construction Jobs

Judd Builders is hiring full-time framers for upcoming commercial and custom home building projects in and around Asheville, NC. Our framers are a valuable part of our construction crew at our family-owned building company and our benefits and pay reflect that. Our Asheville construction jobs offer 4-day work weeks and weekly pay. Many home builders in Asheville can offer you similar benefits, but our company culture of building quality custom homes and treating clients and employees with respect is what makes us stand out. Watch the video below to get to know us better.

“I interviewed with multiple home builders in Asheville before I moved here and something was different about Judd Builders. The owners felt genuine and everyone in the office was very warm and welcoming. After working in construction for 15 years, I could tell they had a reputation for quality  and were a respected Asheville, NC home builder. Their employees and subs are very loyal to them and it creates an environment where good things are happening.” Joseph Mojica, Superintendent

If you are an experienced framer with home building and commercial construction experience, please complete our online employment application, call (828) 274-4448 or email parkerv@juddbuilders.net.

 

 

 

Judd Builders’s Jerry Banks on realtor.com

Jerry Banks, project manager and home remodeling expert at Judd Builders, was recently interviewed for an article about the cost of building a garage on realtor.com.

With more than 25 years of experience with 10 years at Judd Builders, Jerry is an expert when it comes to all things construction and remodeling. His understanding of construction processes and estimating projects is invaluable. Keep up the good work, Jerry!

 

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