WHAT INSPIRES AND INFLUENCES YOUR WORK?
Our clients are the main inspiration for our work. We consider many things when we start a new custom home and our clients’ wishes steer us along the way. From the exterior design that fits into a neighborhood to the personalized floor plans, all the way down to the detailed finishes, our design ideas are influenced by every member of their family.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL BUILD TEAM?
The entire build team must share similar values to deliver the same high-quality standard outcomes for their clients. A hands-on contractor who is there every step of the way, providing professional advice and expertise—from the first conversation to design and material selection, and throughout the final steps of construction, landscaping, and warranty maintenance—greatly impacts the final result. The team needs to consist of talented and experienced field managers that supervise the day-to-day details of your home site and make sure everything is running smoothly and efficiently.
WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART?
As a woman-owned business, we have a unique perspective on how a home really can enhance a family’s day-to-day living. Whether a new build or renovation, we work with you to truly understand how you live and what you love before we start designing. We are not just doing things better, we are doing things differently. Our team is constantly thinking of new ways to solve old problems so that you wake up every day loving your new home.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TRENDS AND STYLES IN NEW CONSTRUCTION?
Rightsized construction when land and labor costs are on the rise. We are encouraging you to spend the time to decide what spaces you need in your home, and only build those spaces. Go back to simplicity. The baby boomer generation is looking to single-level living with one or two owners’ suites on the main level, foregoing a second floor and not finishing a basement that will never be used. Millennials want small and simple. Most will have one to two children, so they are not going to build your “typical” five-bedroom, five-bathroom home. City Homes is the expert in rightsizing. We want to build you the spaces that are right for you. We have the design ideas to fit your lifestyle needs now and into the future.
WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE A BUILDER?
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing clients benefit from our work, giving them what they want, and making them happy.
Photography by Meghan Doll