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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.

 

 

 

Asheville’s Luxury Home Builder

At Judd Builders, we understand the decision to build a custom luxury home is the culmination of hours and hours of research and hard work. A house is so much more when you’ve been dreaming about every detail prior to breaking ground. It’s where you’ll spend holidays with family and evenings entertaining friends. It’s where you’ll enjoy the indoor/outdoor living that the Asheville lifestyle and climate are so encouraging of.

Judd Builders builds luxury homes in Asheville every year but each one is special and unique to the homeowners. You will never feel like you aren’t getting the attention and service you want when you build with us. You’ll have a dedicated project manager that knows the in’s and out’s of your project and ensures every deadline is met and every one of your concerns is addressed along the way. Building a custom luxury home isn’t a small feat. Issues will arise but it’s the way they’re handled and how they’re communicated that makes all the difference. Your project manager will keep you in the loop from beginning to end and your input is valued at every stage. We believe that the custom home building experience can be enjoyable (we’ve seen it happen many times!) and the enjoyment should continue without any hiccups once you’ve moved into your quality-built, timeless home.

We’ve developed streamlined building processes that are all tracked through Buildertrend, our all-in-one software program that gives you real-time updates on your home and serves as the hub for all information and communication regarding your project. From one app you can check on the status of your home, email your project manager, check out progress photos, and approve selections at any time. Each home we build is custom so the software is critical for tracking to-dos and communication. We take pride in subcontracting as little as possible and employ a staff of 25 professional craftsmen and craftswomen which gives us precise quality control and attention to details. When we use a subcontractor for their expertise in a certain area of the building process, they are scheduled and communicated with through Buildertrend so everyone is on the same page.

Own land? Great! Need help finding a piece of property to build your Asheville luxury home on? We can help with that. Our past building experience in different areas in and around Asheville have provided us with invaluable knowledge of topography, cost of utilities, grading, zoning and restrictions. Some Realtors® can help you choose a lot that may seem like a good fit for what you’re wanting to build but an Asheville NC home builder can offer expertise many Realtors® don’t have. As an Asheville luxury home builder, we know the new home communities better than any other builder. The value you get out of a custom built home is directly related to the area and neighborhood it’s in. We can help you in the land decision-making process.

If you aren’t exactly sure of the style of home you want, we can help with that too. Styles of houses we’ve built include farmhouse, mountain craftsman, bungalow, French Colonial, French Provincial, rustic, cottage and ranch. Not sure what your style is? We can help you find a home plan that fits your needs or an architect that will work with you to realize your vision for your Asheville luxury home.

Check out our past custom homes projects and contact us today to discuss your project. We have an unlimited contractor’s license in NC. No dream is too big or too complex for us. We’ve been an Asheville luxury home builder since 2007 and our family of the employees has combined experience of more than 100 years.

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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