Yes. Of course, you also have the option of using our design/build service in which we design a home based on your needs!
Yes. We want you to be happy with the decisions you’ve made. We issue written change orders for authorization if additional work is rendered after the final contract is signed.
It can take anywhere from 7 to 12 months depending on size, permit process and weather conditions. Homes in the 6,000 S.F. range can take between 12 to 18 months to construct.
Absolutely, in fact we encourage it. Many builders don't want the clients on site during construction, not us. Construction is hazardous so we don't want you just walking around without first checking in with the superintendent. He will guide you thru the site and listen to all your questions or concerns. We believe that the more “eyes” looking at a house the better. Therefore, we encourage our Homeowners to “inspect” the house often, and be an extra set of eyes for us.They may see something that we have missed, bring it to our attention and let us correct any oversights. They may also want to change it in terms of the actual structure, things that most people cannot “for see” on a set of plans.
All our homes are custom designed to the clients liking. Our homes are built using only the top products in the marketplace that have been thoroughly vetted for their durability and performance. We follow best industry practices as set by the NAHB
Since all our homes are custom built one of a kind homes using only the best materials available, our homes typically start at $500,000 and up. We have built estate homes up to 35 million dollars.
This is a question we are often asked and there really is no simple answer to this question. The real answer is “It depends”. The cost of a home depends on several factors including the complexity of the design, the quality/cost of the finishes, the number of stories in the home, and many other factors. Another factor that affects this answer is that there is no standard definition for “Square Footage.” Some builders include only conditioned space when calculating square footage while other builders include all “under roof” space which includes the garage, porches, storage, basement, and other space that is under roof. At Craftsman Construction, we use only the conditioned space when quoting square footage numbers. Using this definition, we’ve built homes as inexpensive as $200 per heated SF and homes as expensive as $500 per heated square foot. The typical Craftsman Construction homes cost around $225 per heated SF but again, the cost varies dramatically depending upon the design and finishes in the home.
At Craftsman Construction, we shoot for a 10% profit margin on every home. While some builders alter the price of the home to the perceived wealth of the buyer, we have a firm policy at Craftsman Construction to treat all our customers fairly and equally. This has worked well for us and has allowed us to maintain a great relationship with all of our homeowners. While Craftsman Construction is not always the lowest bidder, our pricing is very competitive. The term “You get what you pay for” applies to custom homes as much, if not more, than it applies to anything else in life. We found that there was a strong relationship between those people who “hired the lowest bidder” and those people who described their building experience as a “nightmare”. The level of quality and professionalism among builders varies dramatically. Many builders will use the cheapest materials and hire the cheapest subcontractors in order to get the lowest cost (and highest profits) on their homes. Unfortunately, the cheapest subcontractors are usually the lowest quality subcontractors with the least experienced workforce. Hiring the lowest bidder will usually cost more dollars in the end due to the costs of fixing all the mistakes and problems caused by inferior workmanship and cheap materials. Hiring the cheapest HVAC or insulation subcontractor can be particularly painful as the inferior quality will be reflected in a higher energy bill every month. At Craftsman Construction, we hire only experienced proven subcontractors that we have worked with for years and this is reflected in the quality of our homes and the happiness of our homeowners.
Yes, Craftsman Construction is always striving to stay on top of the most advanced building techniques, and to do so we have committed a large chunk of time to continuing education in the construction trades. We hold the following certifications:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS CERTIFIED GRADUATE BUILDER
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS CERTIFIED GREEN BUILDER
EARTH CRAFT HOUSE CERTIFIED BUILDER
BPI CERTIFIED BUILDING ANALYST PROFESSIONAL
BPI CERTIFIED BUILDING ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL
WE ARE A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS AND THE AUGUSTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION.
Because we focus on detail and daily site supervision we are only able to build 1 to 2 homes concurrently.
Craftsman Constructions in house crews will be performing the majority of the work on your new home. These crews have been with us for 10 years or more. This provides you with an experienced crew that answers directly to me. Also this allows us to control the timeline of the project better, as we are not waiting for outside crews to make time in their schedule to do your home. We due use subcontractors to perform necessary trades such as plumbing, electrical and HVAC. Our subcontractors are tier 1 contractors that have worked with us for years. We have established a relationship of trust. Because of this they are aware of our high level of expectations and are willing to fulfill that expectation. They are highly experienced and licensed in their respective fields.