Gordon James is as much about building relationships as it is about designing, building and remodeling homes. Their team practices three main tenets of a home building business: organization, detail and structure. Everyone from project managers to clients are involved in the building process from start to finish, and clients can check on the progress 24-hours-a-day through their online system. The company’s many testimonials from satisfied clients sparkle with words like “trust,” “focus,” stability,” flexibility,” “thorough,” ethical,” “terrific team,” and “on schedule and on budget.” A great reputation certainly stems from clients who enjoy the process and love the resulting home.
How did you get your start in custom homebuilding?
I [John] left the corporate world so I could make a difference in my local community. Being a builder gives me that opportunity.
What inspires and influences your work?
The team at Gordon James thrives on delivering dreams to our customers. Watching their ideas come to life is an amazing experience that we love to be part of.
How would you describe your build style?
As a custom builder, we pride ourselves on not having a style. Our customers’ styles are all that counts, and each home is unique to them. Our homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors.
Why do you think your clients choose you as their builder?
Our attention to detail on the entire project, not just the build. Whatever their situation, our clients have one thing in common: they have a dream, and they need a builder who can make it come true. At Gordon James, we are committed to delivering that dream.
What are some of your projects or accomplishments you’re most proud of?
Thriving through the economic downturn and being nominated again for Builder of the Year.
What are some of your favorite trends you’re seeing this year?
We love incorporating functional pantries, mini suites for parents, and the expansion of outdoor living.
What are the most important elements of a successful build team?
We believe the architect, interior designer, our project coordination team, and the customer need to work hand-in-hand from the start of the process to ensure the smoothest delivery while keeping the budget under control.
What do you wish others knew about your company?
That we have an amazing team of professionals committed to our customers.
What makes you most proud to be a builder?
The friendships we’ve formed with our customers we have built for.
Photography by Meghan Doll