Jenny & BrianCustomer Story
We were living in a little condo and expecting our first child. It was clear that we needed to move, but as we started looking for houses, we had a hard time finding one that fit our lifestyle. It soon became clear that the best solution was to design and build our own home. While we found this idea very exciting, we also knew people who had built homes and their horror stories rang in our heads. We were already facing one life changing event and didn’t feel that we had the energy to be “bird dogging” a builder.
Choosing A Builder
We decided to first select our architect and then choose a builder. We set up a meeting with Dan Marshall. After the initial drawing was complete, we started to extensively interview 3 builders. At the end of the process, the only one we felt comfortable with was Fred Didier. Fred was the only builder who took the time to understand what WE wanted to build. He also conveyed a level of experience and self confidence that put us at ease.
Building The House
As the building process began, we were worried about two key things: 1) how were we going to find the time to be frequently at the job site and 2) would our home be completed on time. Both of these concerns were significant since Jenny was often not feeling well and it would be difficult to live in our tiny condo once our baby arrived.
We soon realized that we didn’t have to worry – Fred and his team were on top of everything!! We found Fred very accessible and felt he kept us well informed about both the building progress and the budget. Fred hid nothing and found fair compromises for any issues that arose.
Happily, we found that the hardest part about building our home was making all the decisions regarding the interior of the house: cabinets, lighting, doorknobs, tile. Being able to say this only reinforces our decision to choose Didier Custom Homes.
Once our baby came, we found that it was really impossible to live in our little condo and we begged Fred to push up the completion date of our house. Having four children himself, Fred understood our dilemma and worked a few miracles to move up the date.
As we began living in our new home, we found ourselves awed by how our ideas had been transformed into this beautiful house. It was amazing that everything we had spent two years planning had really come together and surpassed our expectations – Fred made our ideas into a beautiful reality that we get to live in everyday. And not only that, he made the building process enjoyable by really taking care of us and making any situation a win/win for everyone.