Omaha's premier custom home builder, we strive to make the home-building process as smooth as possible. Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to build a home customized to your every need, Alan Hans and the Advantage Development team will build the home of your dreams. Our well-planned, tailored approach makes custom home-building a comfortable and great experience. We have the quality and experience you need, the accessibility you want, and the high level of service you deserve.
Full service custom home builder
Omaha and surrounding areas including, Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, Washington and Saunders Counties.
Best of Houzz Service Award 2014, 2015, Best of Sarpy County 2014
3 Houzz Awards
1 Houzz Badge
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6 Reviews for Advantage Development Inc
We built a house in 2012 with this company. My porch has dropped over 3 inches, the driveway has shifted so much where it meets the house that the first layer of stone has come off, all of the outlets are loose, the cabinets are all chipped because the finish was applied incorrectly, we had a toilet leak down into the downstairs bedroom, the landing on the deck has dtopped over two inches, and the list goes on and on. Worst experience and biggest mistake we ever made choosing this builder
Built with them in 2017. Waited to write a review because I wasn't sure I wanted to. I get that building a house is a complicated process, and that the developer isn't directly responsible for the quality of the sub contractors work. At the end of the day we are happy with the lot, happy with the house. A lot went right, but quite a bit went wrong. At the beginning of the process, they were very helpful and extremely nice to work with. Loved the design they came up with. We had a few things that got a little frustrating during the process - specifically plumbing where we were told we could do some things with the shower only to be told by the plumber he wouldn't do it that way. A bit of a re-design and some restocking fees later - we still had some wires crossed and what I asked for wasn't ordered. A lot of finger pointing between Advantage and the plumbing supply store - no one would own up to the mistake and it ultimately came down to playing a game of chicken with our closing date. But thats not the reason for the review. Most of the work done to the house was great. But there are some areas that haven't aged well. We've already had to replace sections of the driveway due to heaving. The stone facing won't stay up. It was re-attached a few times during the warranty period - but it keeps falling off all around the house. The roof leaked and damaged the ceiling. Which leads to the reason for the review. They just didn't honor the home warranty. We had some electrical that never worked. We closed being told it would get fixed under the warranty. Never did. They sent someone with a caulk gun to seal where the roof leaked, but never came to fix the ceiling. (asked several times, tried to schedule repairs, tried working with the home warranty company) We had some not insignificant issues with drywall that we had to fix ourselves. I'll also mention that the home warranty company is absolutely useless. They don't make sure anything gets done. I reviewed them separately... Just don't expect much from that.
The good: I had really good experience with the majority of their subcontractors. Most were very helpful with options and putting together guys quality stuff. Overall it is a nice house. The bad: The approved electrical layout is not what they built. They changed exterior lighting without my knowledge. Their "foreman" never got back to me unless HE needed something and almost been never had correct information; we also agreed on several changes he failed to follow through and complete. Their overall communication was awful. I had problems because they changed appliance vendors without telling me, they never got back to me when I asked questions, there were multiple times where they called asking me to just show up on their time as if I don't work during the day, and they had cases where we showed up on time, but they forgot we were even meeting! The ugly: Concrete cracks; it is unavoidable, but it should not have cracked this badly when the house is only a month old. Basement, driveway, walkways, patio... I don't know how they managed to get this many cracks so early in the life of the concrete.
We have been in our custom built Advantage Developement home for about four months now and could not be more pleased. The whole process was a lot of fun. My wife and I have been going through the Street of Dreams home tour yearly for the past 11 years and over that time have been making lists of likes and dislikes, must haves and dreams. Once we made it to a point in life we could build our house we chose Alan Hans owner of Advantage Development because we have had about six friends build with him and all had good experiences. We started with a floor plan my wife had drawn up using boxes on Microsoft word, met with Alan and Jack, his draftsman, and went over our list and budget. Once we broke ground work went fast and it was great to get to know all of Alans subcontractors. Alan's subcontactors are all true craftsman that are excited to show you how and why they do the things they do. Once we closed on the house and moved in it was everything we could dream of and more. If you are interested in building a home I would strongly recommend Alan Hans and his crews, you will be pleasantly surprised from other horror stories of building I have heard over the years.
We chose Advantage Development to build the home of our dreams, and couldn't be happier with our decision. The team of professionals understood our vision and had creative ideas to make the final outcome more incredible than we ever expected. I've always heard that building a home is one of the most stressful times in someone's life...with Advantage Development, it was a true pleasure and I enjoyed every aspect of the process. Thank you to Alan Hans and the Advantage Development team for understanding our needs, listening to our desires, and creating a final product that completely exceeded our expectations. You made our dream a reality and we appreciate all you did to make that happen for us.
We are in the middle of the build process with only about 2 months left. We have had nothing but an excellent experience with Advantage, their staff and the vendors they recommend. We get timely responses to any questions we may have. Great suggestions on questions to our building process. Would recommend them to anyone!