Monthly Archives: August 2011


Why Do We Build Homes? It’s More Than Just Construction.

We received the following letter last week from a client who is going through the home building process with us.  We were beyond touched by what they had to say and the letter reminded us exactly why we build homes.  Thank you.

Home...

A house is built with Boards and Beams
A “Home is built with Love and Dreams”

Last fall everything I knew changed. My marriage fell apart. I found myself all alone with no family for comfort and support. The only one I had was my dog. She is the reason I got out of the bed in the morning. When your world falls apart you have to find the strength to start over. I moved into a condo, I realized quite quickly this was not a place for me start over.

After 6 months I moved again. The landlord seems really nice, he was more than happy to have the place cleaned and he even said he would have ceramic tile installed in the bathroom, and entreway. When it was time to move in, he had not cleaned anything. The place was unreal. The rugs are so dirty, Previous tendents  had 7 cats here at one time.The toilet doesn’t flush in the basement, my stove only has 2 burners that work. The fridge is missing the middle shelves. The cranks are broken and there are no screens on the windows that do open. I painted every room on the main floor hoping I could get the smell out, I thought I could make this a home. When I told the landlord my concerns he told me there are different levels of cleanliness and if I didn’t like it I could move out. So I had 6 months to find myself a place to call home.

I went on MLS listings and I started going to open houses. I viewed a couple of different builders, and the quality was not there. The last open house I went to was the Martell Semi on Coriander St.

I met Pierre and he explained how the process worked. He made it sound so easy to get affordable housing, hassel free. It sounded too good to be true. You only hear about the problems that people have with their builders. After speaking with Pierre I went home and I really thought about what I needed in my life.

I needed a new home. A place to build memories, a place to feel safe, a place to be proud of. You never really feel settled when you don’t have a place to call home, I called Pierre and we started the process of building my new home.

I am so looking forward to moving into my new home. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving, now I have something to be thankful for. Christmas, oh it is going to be the best ever. Last year was the worst, I had no tree, no decorations, no roaster to cook a turkey, I spent most of the holidays by myself and it was so lonely. This Christmas is going to be perfect. I am going to have a new “HOME”, new traditions, a new chapter in my life.

This is the start of my New Beginning, with love, laughter, family and friends. Thank you Pierre for making me feel safe to go ahead with my dreams.

Show Buttons
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Linkdin
Share On Pinterest
Hide Buttons