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.