Open Minds and Collaboration Create the Perfect Home
It's almost cliché that building a house can mean frustration, sleepless nights and broken relationships by the time your home is move-in ready. If it's not the floor plan, the cost, or settling for less, building a custom house can be overwhelming and disappointing.
However, that wasn't the case with Tim and Cindy Davenport. The Davenport's had been looking for the perfect lot in Bismarck for years. If they found a lot they really liked, the price didn't fit their budget. If they found a lot with the right price tag, it wasn't in the right location.
They went round and round for years, wondering if they'd ever get to build their house.
They looked at existing homes as they'd go on the market. They found they liked a modern style and most homes had a traditional design. It would mean extensive renovation on top of the purchase. They couldn't do it.
Tim and Brian, the owner of Stoneshire Builders, had known each other from before Stoneshire Builders became a company. Tim reached out to Brian asking for his advice.
They had discussed the issues the Davenports were having finding a lot.
Brian started working with developer contacts to find the perfect lot. He brought them a few suggestions and they talked over the pros and cons of each one. Finally, the developer cleared the lot on Promontory Point. It had all they were looking for in a view, neighborhood, and yard. The perfect lot to build on.
In starting the building process, Brian brought them floor plans to fit their lot.
Together, they went through each one until they found the one they could personalize for themselves. This type of collaboration was ongoing.
After choosing the plan Tim and Cindy wanted, they started to talk about the ideas they had to customize the house for their family.
They wanted a large kitchen. Brian introduced them to a working pantry which met their entertaining needs. Brian suggested building an upper deck off the family room for them to relax and enjoy the view but also extra space when the family is visiting. The Davenports loved the idea and added the family room deck to the plans.
They also wanted a big foyer to greet guests and give them space as they entered the home. Having abundant natural light was very important and Brian brought a variety of window ideas to choose from for the flow of light the Davenport's requested.
During the collaboration process, Tim and Cindy brought their ideas. One-by-one they discussed which they could incorporate into the build and which they could modify to work. In the end, they got the exact home they wanted.
They were very hands-on in the building process and were always on the same page due to the software Stoneshire uses to communicate.
The program has each step of the process, price, materials, and timeline. It also has its own communication platform, so there is never a missed text or email and you know where to look. They always felt in control and an integral part of building their home.
Three months before their house was finished, it was starting to come together. When walking in the home you could now see where the rooms would be and how it would look when the building was complete.
According to Cindy, "When we first walked in we were very excited. We could hardly wait until we could move in.”
You hear about people who build, yet have regrets for not choosing a specific countertop or wishing they had better cabinetry. The Davenports say, " There isn't anything we'd change. We really like it how it is.”
Tim recently had a conversation with a co-worker about building a home. Tim referred Stoneshire Builders with no hesitation. According to Tim "Brian is so knowledgeable. He does excellent work. He insists all work is of the highest quality workmanship. With Stoneshire, it's not just a choice of A or B like some builders and it's not production or cookie cutter. You get the house you want."
After being in their previous house for 16 years, Tim and Cindy wanted a home where their grown children and grandchildren would be comfortable visiting. They fulfilled that want when their family visited for the 4th of July. Having space and personalized comforts allowed them quality family time.
Contact Stoneshire Builders today, to see how you can have your own personalized home.
How to build a custom home personalized for you?
Start with our process...
Do you have a desire to build a house? Have heard horror stories about this and that going wrong? We have too. Which is why at Stoneshire we want the building process to be 100% collaborative and stress-free at the same time? That sounds like a monumental task, but when you go through our process you’ll understand how it works to give you the exact house in your dreams.
Our initial consultation goes through the size of the house for the lot footprint. You can choose the architectural style you’re thinking about and we can go through the pros and cons of the designs. Once you choose the style and floor plan, we’ll discuss the interior options. Here is where your dreams can become a reality. Do you have a picture or an idea of how you want a space to function? Do you want your lights to be voice activated? Do you want to control the home from your smartphone? Do you want a large walk-in service pantry off the kitchen for all your meal preparation work? This is the part of the build where you ask and we figure out the best options to make it a reality.
With our collaborative software, you’re able to see each an every quote from our vendors. You’ll know exactly where we are in budget and which changes you’ve elected to make in the building process. There are no surprises. No second guessing whether or not a decision has been made. You’ll have all the information at your fingertips any time you want to review them.
Stoneshire’s builders have a unique combination of engineering and construction backgrounds. This lends well to those non-traditional ideas homeowners come up with and want to put in their home. By looking at each request from an engineering and then a construction standpoint, the impossible becomes an amazing feature in the home.
If you’re considering building, add Stoneshire to the list of builders you’ll be talking to. Whether you want to be hands-on or hands-off during the process, you’ll always have control with your custom built home. Give us a call today at 701-471-6935 or fill out our contact form.