When our oldest son decided that he should build a new house, and that we should build beside him, my husband was very excited, but I did not want to move. Finally I was convinced that going back to the country was a great thing, plus our grandsons could walk over anytime.
Next we needed to find a builder. We looked at several builders profiles, and decided to contact Stanton Homes. Lara immediately made contact with us, and showed us that a custom home would be totally within our budget. We looked at several designs, and our son choose a farmhouse, but we went with more of a lodge type. We needed the master on the first floor, with a guest suite as well, so with some modifications Stanton worked very closely with us to make our custom home truly what we needed. (Thank you Lara for the encouragement at the beginning of this project). So the build began.
My husband was at the site daily. Our first project manager left to start his own company shortly into the project, and Spencer became our new project manager. We could not have asked for more. Nothing was impossible. Any change or correction he made it happen. Some things that he thought could be better he pointed out to us, and things we thought could work better he was on board with. Spencer helped make this home truly ours. He responded in a timely manner to,our endless emails and phone calls. When we panicked about something he put us at ease. He was so easy to work with, and never seemed to get annoyed with all our questions and requests. We had a few mishaps, but all was made right. It is really hard to envision the final outcome, but when the final reveal happened it is so worth the effort.
This was not an easy build. Many, many delays. The most rain NC had seen in over a hundred years, two hurricanes, and snow before Christmas. Going into 2019 there was still rain. Mud, mud mud, but rocks were brought in. We had to personally have more trees cut down, and our builder allowed time to get this done, plus we had to get a clearance from the county. Stanton Homes was never pushy about us taking the time to get this done. Always professional, and assuring us that this was a custom home, and we needed to get it like we wanted it. Spencer was just wonderful to work with.
Kelly got all our documents, permits, certificates, etc completed in a timely manner, and even went out of her way to come to our home and have some papers signed. We appreciate her keeping us in the know, and staying on top of things, and letting us know about the processes, and the reasons for some of the delays.
Our designer Andrea helped us pick out exterior, and interior, paint, stone, granite, cabinets, countertops, tile, and fixtures. If something would not work she gently guided us to options. The finished results are beyond what we imagined. Andrea is a very talented designer, who was easy to work with, and helped us achieve our goals.
Stan the owner came to the site often, and made sure the project was going as planned. He also was easy to work with.
Although there were some mishaps, corrections were made to our liking, and all turned out well.
Nichelle helped with Buildertrend, Very pleasant, and kind, even when We kept changing things. She made sure we received what we requested. A bright spot at the front desk.
The entire crew, from the framers, on did a spectacular job. Charlie, and Darwin helped with the finishing touches, and now we have a beautiful home that we intend to live in for the rest of our lives.
Thank you, Stan, Spencer, Lara, Kelly, Andrea, and Nichelle, and crew. Your staff is the best, so take good care of them.
Dennis and Donna Massey