This built by owner process was a PERFECT, though unexpected, fit for me.
I had recently retired and wanted to build a our “forever” home on a picturesque one plus acre lot in Pinehurst that we already owned.
I had initially partnered with a very reputable small volume custom home builder. I brought in hand, a fairly comprehensive sketch of our desired floor plan; single story, 3k SF, Modern Farmhouse type build.
I also had a fairly realistic semi-agreed to budget throughout the pre-plan process with said builder. After enduring one year of design work, we were informed that we had added so much to the project that the cost-to-build price was going to be 30% higher than my well communicated budget ceiling. Shocked to say the least and knowing that was not a realistic option, I began to search for alternatives. That search culminated with my partnering with the folks at Built Green.
Long story short, I was able to complete our build in roughly seven months (June 2020) for LESS than my initial budget and some $250k LESS than the price quote from our initial custom builder! Additionally, I was able to ADD or upgrade quite a few desirable features along the way(full 2x6 framing, spray foam insulation, epoxy garage floor, heated master bath floor, Anderson casement windows etc. etc.)
I didn’t utilize my assigned consultant very much at all but it was good to know that safety net was there if needed. I simply drew upon my background and frequently referenced the step by step “Build Book” BGCH provided. I did utilize most (but not all) of Built Green’s proven tradesmen, and they were all EXCELLENT!
This was by far the most fulfilling and rewarding “work type” process of my life. Best part is, we now are able to truly enjoy the fruits of that process each and every day.
If you’re of the type who enjoys developing a plan, implementing that plan via driving a schedule, to build exactly what you want and how you want it, while realizing a significant savings along the way... you owe it to yourself to visit with the folks at Built Green and determine if they are a fit for you. I could not be more pleased and will be forever grateful that I did!