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Close Up: New Home Construction Process

Our pledge to every client is that throughout the home building process, we will be their trusted advisor and advocate – listening to their questions, concerns, and creative ideas – and helping them to make the best choices along the way. The first step in fulfilling this promise is to keep clients informed of what to […]

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Update: St. Louis Home Building in 2015

  By: Kim Hibbs I’m often asked – is this a good time to build a new home? My answer is always yes, but I also offer the following thoughts to set the proper expectations. While it’s always a good time to build a new home, there are challenges builders haven’t faced in many years. […]

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Five Home Renovation Projects with the Best Returns

Each year Remodeling, publishes their Annual Cost v.s Value report that looks at the most common upscale and mid-range home improvements, and outlines which home construction projects get the most return on your remodeling investment. The data takes a broad view of the national averages, but also drills down to the cost versus resale value of […]

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What is the difference between custom and tract homes?

Many people are familiar with the phrase “tract home” but there is still a little bit of confusion on how it is different from a custom home. And as a custom home builder, it is one of the most common questions I get when meeting with new clients who are evaluating their building options. A […]

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Should I Buy My Building Plans for My New Home Online?

When homeowners first think about building a home, their search for plans often begins on the internet.  It is an endless and sometimes valuable resource.  While the price for stock blueprints can be enticing, unless you do your homework you could be making a costly mistake. There are several factors to consider when deciding whether […]

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Fire Pit Season is Upon Us…Let’s Get Toasty!

Call it a suburban bonfire, or just the perfect way to spend a fall evening with family and friends-fire pits are a popular backyard installation that many homeowners begin thinking about as the leaves start to turn. We offered a brief primer on the options available to our Fall 2011 “Around the House” newsletter, and […]

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St. Louis Builder: Citizens Fight to Save the Saucer

Though we may not get the recognition that other larger cities do, St. Louis is a city rich with historical architecture. From the Wainwright Building crafted by master architect Louis Sullivan to the Kraus House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park, there are buildings all around the city reflecting different significant architectural trends […]

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