At Sienna Building Company, we know you have a huge decision in front of you when it comes to deciding on what to do and which homes for sale in Bend, OR to choose from as the number of selections can be overwhelming; whether you buy a house already built or work with a custom builder to build one. Another frequently asked question is how to choose the right custom home builder in Bend, Oregon and Deschutes County? Wouldn’t it be great if you could “test drive” your custom home builder before you committed to a building contract? With Sienna Building … you can!
Our portfolio will show you examples of custom homes we’ve built, but pictures cannot tell you how satisfied the client was with the home building process. References are great, but they cannot tell you whether the home could have been built faster or for less money at the same level of quality or better. Most custom home builders will give you a dollar per square foot estimate and hope you make a decision based on a vague number and pictures of homes they have built. They give you this estimate for free because it doesn’t take much work. This estimate also doesn’t give you much information other than a number so where is the value?
The Sienna Custom Homes Difference!
We offer Pre-Construction Planning as a fee-based professional service. The cost of this service is usually about half of one percent of your entire construction budget. It takes a great deal of work to develop detailed specifications and a line item budget to construct a custom home but it also gives you a great deal of valuable information, which is why we charge a fee. When you work with Sienna Building as your custom home builder, you are educated about our custom home building process and you are given access to our online system as well as a “Homeowners Manual” which helps keep you organized.
Why is Pre-Construction Planning so Important?
We have been contacted many times by homeowners who went out and had beautiful plans drawn, spending months of time and thousands of dollars only to find out they cannot afford to build their dream home. Sure talking about planning doesn’t sound really exciting right? You know what is exciting? Watching your dream home being built knowing you can enjoy the process and not worry about whether you are getting a good deal or not. You’ll know the home is going to be built efficiently in terms of the time, money, energy and materials, without sacrificing any quality.
When the Pre-Construction planning “test drive” is completed, you can take this information to any other builder in town knowing your numbers do not lie. You won’t ever do that though, because we just exceeded your expectations!
“It was a two-part process: A Pre-construction Planning Phase and a Construction Phase. The way the process was designed made us feel very comfortable to move forward. The process was open and easy. What might have been a difficult process for us simply wasn’t.
Pre-construction included everything required to get the home designed and blueprinted for a fee. We could take our blueprints at that point and hire a different builder if we chose, or hire Sienna Building. The two-phase process made us feel comfortable enough to move forward. During that time, we never considered looking for a different builder. We felt comfortable that if we were going to be able to build our new home, Steve was going to be the guy to do it.” R. Ross
When you build with us, you can expect an enjoyable experience. We are a Certified Green Professional (CGP) Builder and have worked through all of the details before we started. You get up to the minute information on your project through our on-line system and you have access to project financials through our open-book philosophy. You get the benefit of low overhead and attention to detail because the builder himself is the project manager.
If you already have property, we will provide a lot review with details to help you make a decision for the “best use” of the property. If you do not have property we will assist you in locating a lot that fits your budget and lifestyle. If you have building plans we will complete a plan review and sit down with you to create the detailed specifications required to generate a detailed line item budget. This budget is built on real world costs obtained by every supplier and subcontractor used to build the home to your specifications. If you need a home designed, we can help you there too. We can design permit ready plans, complete the specifications and line item budget (usually for less than the designs alone if you compare our pricing.)
Homes for Sale – Bend, OR – “Sienna’s Success Principles”
After years of working with many different homeowners who have wanted to build new custom homes, Steve McDowell has incorporated a win-win building philosophy which makes it simple for customers and Sienna Building Company to build a beautiful home at a competitive price. The success principles are basic in nature, but the delivery on a consistent basis is what separates Steve, Sienna Building and his professional building team from others and provides a unique understanding amongst him and his potential homeowners who are seeking to find the right home for them in Bend, Oregon.
One-on-One Attention: The Sienna Building Company provides one-on-one attention by listening, understanding and sharing valued building information with the new homeowner.
In-House Design: A professional team is coordinated to develop and design the custom home, taking into account efficiencies during the design process to create a beautiful, well designed home.
Pre-Construction Planning: In an effort to work efficiently, we schedule pre-construction planning meetings with the home buyers to plan the construction of the new custom home from lot location, designs, due dates, costs to expectation of when the home for sale will be finished. It is a good time for everyone to get to know each other, ask questions, and prepare for our success as a team. The pre-construction planning is a key ingredient to the foundation of developing the building roadmap Sienna Building Company needs to build an exceptional custom designed home at a competitive market price.
Please consider these valuable principles as you seek the right home for you in Bend, Oregon.
Steven McDowell of Sienna Building Company loves the Bend, Oregon area and is always willing to discuss the ins and outs of building and living in Bend including all the fun activities the area has to offer; a true insiders guide to Bend Oregon.
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