The City Homes Difference - Why build with anyone else?
Our Relationship Difference
City Homes has strong trade relationships providing the highest quality service, trust, timeliness, pricing and warranty. These relationships have been developed over years of business and have proven to provide the best overall value and finished product. We build and remodel 10 to 12 luxury homes a year. We are not too big that we can’t give your project the attention to detail and management that you and your home will require and deserve. City Homes specializes in luxury custom home building and remodeling. We have the team, systems, and trade relationships in place and ready to accommodate you and your dream home.
Our Technology Difference
Communication is key! We use an online project management software through an online system that allows you, our team, and our subcontractors to access project information at any time throughout the job. Builder Trend allows you to view your budget, schedule, finish selections, define deadlines, change orders, daily logs and pictures of work being done on site whenever you want from wherever you want.
Sustainable / High Energy Performance Builder
City Homes celebrates the progress made in the advancement of renewable energy sources and encourages clients to take action to move towards cleaner and more sustainable future. We are dedicated to building high performing healthy homes. City Homes has signed partnership agreements with Energy Star and Zero Energy Ready Homes and is Green Path Certified.
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
City Homes has long been committed to the concept of “right-size living,” meaning we work with you to build a home that works for you, your family, and your lifestyle - whatever that may entail. With that being said, City Homes is proud to officially be a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)! This means that our team has gone through extensive training to better guide our clients in building or remodeling a safe and secure home for now and in the future. To learn more about what it means to age in place, click here.
Our Cost Plus / Open Book
City Homes prices our custom homes on a cost-plus fee basis, fully disclosed to our clients. Our team competitively bids every aspect of the project with time-tested contractors that we know, trust, and have a proven track record within the industry. We operate with a fully open book philosophy – All bids and invoices are shown to you and go into the cost statement once approved by you. All trade discounts are 100% fully passed on to our clients.
Our Cost Plus Difference
Once the bids have been approved by City Homes and our clients, we will hold the subcontractors/vendors or City Homes accountable for delivering the commitments they have made around cost, craftsmanship, and timeline. Other than the changes that are the result of choices made by you during the process, the amounts on the approved cost statement will not change.
Our Cost Per Square Foot Difference
City Homes provides their clients with a build cost per square foot range as a guideline. Our cost per square foot includes, architect fee, interior designer fee, builder fee, all cost associated with the build including landscaping. City Homes does not leave ANYTHING out when we are quoting our price per square foot estimate. This is not common practice among our competitors and should be discussed when comparing builders.
A custom home team of experts is important. We would like to help you find the ideal architect with the right style, price and personality. There are so many choices, and we have built strong relationships with many who are trusted in the industry. City Homes will be present for every home design meeting ensuring your dreams, goals and budget are met. We always start with a clean sheet of paper when designing your home.
We have wonderful relationships with both large interior design firms and small boutique studios. We will offer suggestions for the right interior designers to either interview, select from, or we welcome your favorite designer. Regardless of who you choose to help create and execute your vision, we make sure a designer is included in our process.
We Work With You To Find A Lot
We work together with you and/or realtors to search for the lot that fits your custom home needs, in the area of your choice, and at a price that’s right for you.