The team at Built Green is fantastic! We worked with them to build our home and they stuck by us through ups and downs. We learned a lot along the way and now live in our dream home.
Fantastic experience using Built Green. The building program offered allows the home owner to act as the General Contractor which places the home owner in direct control of all aspects of the build process. My wife and I quickly became comfortable with acting as the General Contractor by attending the seminars offered by Built Green at active home construction sites to learn the process, and to meet the various trades. Additionally, we had several consultations where all of our questions were answered and concerns/fears alleviated. In using Built Green we were able to build our “forever” home taking advantage of the following benefits: review/evaluate all bids, unlimited selection options, we made several adjustments during the build which were painless, and we were able to upgrade certain elements (2x6 exterior framing, spray foam insulation, tankless water heater, water softener, generator, extra site fill dirt for flood prevention, other upgrades to home for hurricane wind protection) without a steep markup or change order. All trades we worked with in the build process were professional and experienced with the type of customers in the Built Green program. Throughout the 11 month build process I’d estimate that I spent 4-8 hours/week in making selections, meeting with contractors (off-site and on-site), and time at the site overseeing activities or making sure the site is clean. Throughout the process Bryson was always available by text, phone, or email. Would definitely use Built Green again in the future should another opportunity present itself.
The process offered by Built Green allows the home owner the tools necessary to build a dream home. Benefits include the ultimate flexibility to design and build exactly what is wanted without significant contractor / subcontractor price markup or change orders, selections options are limitless. Being involved in the contractor bid process allows the owner / builder to select the contractors / subcontractors that fit the needs of the owner / builder. Built Green offers classes with the various contractors / subcontractors which are informative with regard to the build process as well as provide an introduction to the trades that will likely be used on the home build process. This was useful in vetting what contractors we would utilize in our particular home build process. Bryson was always available to provide guidance when needed. The process does involve a bit of a hands on approach by the owner / builder but it’s well worth it in the end. I’d estimate 4-8 hrs / week on average went into meeting contractors (on-site/offsite), making selections for everything, and visits to the site to ensure the worksite is clean and trash free. I may have gone a little further than other builders but the mindset I had was that if I kept the site clean at all times, the workers would also go a little further keeping the site clean. We often brought food and interacted with the trades which I personally feel resulted in a little extra effort on the part of the individuals working on the house. Overall we are extremely pleased with the final result and would absolutely use this process again.
GREAT EXPERIENCE!! The BGCH process was as advertised, and Bryson was great to work with. While not for everyone, if you have a little bit of extra time and enjoy a challenge…you can absolutely create a LOT of equity! The part we enjoyed the most is being able to pick any contractor we wanted, and then working directly with them. After some headaches, and a lot of hard work…we just moved into our new home which is worth ~$600K more than it cost us to build.