Your home. Your way.
All of our general contracting and development projects go through our sister company Anderson Design & Development.
ADVANTAGES OF DESIGN / BUILD
There are several benefits to hiring a firm that specializes in both design and construction including:
Design/build provides one stop shopping with a company that has expertise in all aspects of the project.
The home design process allows you to develop a relationship with Anderson Design & Development prior to committing to the Construction Contract and provides Mr. Anderson with a greater ability to meet your specific needs.
Design/build avoids the situation of you having plans drawn that will ultimately exceed your budget.
In short, it is a win-win situation for both you as a client and Anderson Design & Development.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BUILDERS?
One major reason for creating Anderson Design & Development resulted from several interviews we conducted with clients while designing their homes several years ago.
There were so many negative homebuilding experiences being reported that we were convinced we could offer a better product with better customer service. At the same time, we believed that the process of creating and building a new home should be a fulfilling one…not a nightmare.
To that end, we have developed the following core business practices:
We provide you with a detailed breakdown of the estimated costs to build your home. You will know where every single dollar is being allocated. We will also provide you with copies of the estimates so you can verify the estimated costs for yourself and see exactly what is being included.
We will estimate your project by contacting every subcontractor to get an exact cost estimate. We do not “guess” at what something may cost. We go out and get the actual costs and then pass on those exact costs to the client. Nothing within the estimate will be “padded” and you will know exactly what Anderson Design & Development will be charging for their profit and overhead. There are no hidden costs!
We do not require you to shop or buy fixtures from certain vendors or stores. We can recommend vendors if necessary. However, if you would rather shop and buy products at Menards or Lowes to save money, we are happy to accommodate that.
We allow our clients to choose their own subcontractors if they have certain companies they would like to use. Or, in some cases, clients have relatives that can assist with some of the work and we also allow that as well.
We also allow our clients to assist with doing some of the work themselves if they are interested in saving some money. It is very common for homeowners to assist with insulation, finish carpentry, and even painting!
We provide you with reasonable allowances for cabinets, fixtures, and floorcoverings so that you are not disappointed when it comes time to go shopping. It is not uncommon for some builders to “low-ball” allowances in order to get the low bid on a project. The result is an unhappy customer who ends up paying more unexpectedly.
All of these business practices have been put in place to develop a strong, trustworthy relationship and foster complete flexibility throughout the entire process. We understand that this will be your home, and we are committed to building it your way!
Anderson Design & Development will ensure that you are receiving the most for your construction dollars; nothing hidden, no surprises and an outstanding completed project!