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.
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Consider these factors when choosing a home builder.
You may think from the get-go you know the answer that’s right for you, but there are many things to take into consideration that you may not have thought of. Both custom home builders and larger production builders or tract builders have positive and negative aspects of their processes, pricing, customer service, and timing.
Think first about what level of customization you want. Both custom home builders and production builders will give you choices and ask for design input, but the amount of control you want may be the deciding factor.
Let’s talk about the differences between these two types of builders for a minute.
A production builder typically has you choose one of their home plans and allows you to customize certain aspects of the home such as flooring, cabinetry, paint and countertops from a library of options they offer through their vendors. These new home construction companies usually are building multiple homes simultaneously in the same neighborhood or area.
Positives about production home builders:
- Most offer home and land as a package
- Many of the homes are in planned communities which may have amenities
- Pricing of homes reflects the efficiencies builder experiences building multiple homes simultaneously
- You’re able to select your style and include it in exterior and interior design of home
Possible negatives about production home builders:
- Many new home construction companies build quality homes but there are also tract home builders with a reputation for quick, low quality builds
- Houses in planned communities can look cookie-cutter in style
- The same types of materials used to build your house and your neighbors’ new homes are the same. Materials are often bought in bulk
- There can be little room for negotiation
- Upgrades to their base plan can be costly
Custom home builders give you the freedom to make more design choices than a tract builder. A custom home is unique to the client and the builder who builds it. You work as a team collaborating on all details to create a one-of-a-kind home. After you choose a custom builder the process usually starts with finding land and an architect to create plans.
Positives about custom home builders:
- You decide where to build
- You supply your plans or hire an architect
- You’re more involved in the building process
- You choose the products and finishes
- You create the home of your dreams (within your budget!)
Possible negatives about custom home builders:
- Custom builders typically build higher-end properties so it may not be a good fit depending on your wants and needs
- Custom builders’ reputations are built on the quality and uniqueness of the new construction they build so it may be hard to find one that will cut corners and work with a lower end budget
- Due to the customization and details involved with a new custom home, it may take longer depending on the builder’s schedule and processes
- Your full trust is with the builder so do your homework by getting numerous references, contacting the Better Business Bureau, touring homes they’ve built, etc.
As you can see from above there are many things to consider before choosing if a production or custom home builder is right for you. As with any major investment, research as much as you can and get to know who you will be working with. You could be talking to them daily so be sure they are straight-forward and a good communicator.
Asheville, NC custom home builders, Judd Builders, work closely with clients to determine their exactly what they want in a new home. Building a custom home is the investment of a lifetime and should be a labor of love if you choose the right builder to match your needs. Good communication and trust should be established from the beginning of your relationship with a home builder. If you get any inclination that the builder may not be able to meet your needs, keep looking. There are many trustworthy custom home builders who’ve established a reputation and will allow you to contact their past clients to get a better idea of the process and what working with them is like. Take advantage of this opportunity and talk to as many of their clients as possible.
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