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FAQ

When considering building a custom home, remodeling, or adding onto your home, you naturally have a lot of questions.

We welcome and encourage your questions because a custom home, a remodel, or an addition is a big project. Below are some of the most common questions we’re asked and our responses. If you have more questions or would like more details, please feel free to contact us.

Yes, we are well known for building custom homes, turning your plans into thoughtful, delightful, and comfortable spaces that fulfill your vision for your home. As fourth generation builders and named Builder of the Year 2020 by the Asheville Home Builders Association, our experience as custom home builders in and around Asheville, including communities like Mountain Air, Town Mountain Preserve, and Montreat, offers unprecedented value and advantage to our clients.

We do whole home renovations, kitchen and bath renovations and outdoor living space renovations (adding onto a home is often a part of the renovation work as well). We also help business owners renovate and update their workspace, such as doctors offices, retail stores, veterinarian officers. Check our some of our renovation work here on our portfolio.

Whether building a custom home or renovating, you will need to have blueprints, such as floor plans, elevations and possibly even structural engineering. The size of the project will determine the scale of the drawings we will need - not all projects require engineering or other types of blueprints. If you’re not working with an architect already, we can refer you to professionals to draw up blueprints or help you pick an existing blueprint that will work for your vision.

Yes. We can give you a ballpark of costs to build your project at no cost to you to make sure your project is possible. Once we agree to move forward together, we provide a much more detailed, transparent cost estimate. To learn more about what it's like to work with us, and our estimates, watch our client Kitty’s testimonial here.

Yes, in fact many of our custom homes are evaluated and certified depending on our clients’ green building goals. We can build your home to be as energy efficient as you’d like, including net zero, which means the home produces as much or more energy (think solar) as it consumes. Learn more about green building practices.

The time it takes to build a new custom home or renovate a house or kitchen is truly project specific, and it often depends on the project size and budget. Part of our process is to provide and manage a comprehensive schedule based on milestones during construction, so there is a clear understanding of the scope of work and where we are in the build process. From our perspective, it’s important to us that clients have schedule and cost transparency. Learn more about our process, including setting the timeline.

It’s important to know that the cost-per-square-foot depends on the size of the home, the cost of fixtures, the cost of the finishes you choose, the materials you choose and more. And, since all of those considerations are unique to each construction project, cost-per-square-foot isn’t actually the best way to calculate how much the project will cost. Cost-per-square-foot is commonly used in home resale situations instead of construction projects.

We recognize that building or renovating a home is a big commitment, and for some people, it’s a major source of anxiety. From our perspective, when looking for the right contractor, you need to find a builder you feel is honest and trustworthy. Ask your friends and coworkers for recommendations, and, check out our blog post about how to pick a contractor.