This project pushed our systems and processes to be refined and changed the way we build homes forever. Utilizing our three-dimensional modeling software, we found creative solutions to construct this one-of-a-kind home to the highest degree of accuracy possible. Once the concrete structure was completed, the home was surveyed throughout and found to be within 1/8” of all plan dimensions. This level of accuracy is not commonly achieved among traditionally shaped homes.
The sand dune house was a longtime dream for our client. As we see in many custom homes, once the project gets started, changes begin to appear on the horizon. We were slated to complete this project in a 24 month schedule. However, it soon became apparent that the magnitude of changes being requested were going to push the schedule much further. That is the beauty of custom home building. You get exactly what you want. We were more than happy to accommodate all of our clients wishes and requests so long as it was understood that it would require time. Ultimately, we arrived at a home that our client is elated with and a notch in our belt. The story of our business can easily be tied to this one project. It was our springboard into the luxury new construction market, and we have taken the challenge of becoming Sarasota’s premier custom home builder head on. It is a story that we can solely attribute to our faith and the opportunities that God has put in front of us.
The sand dune house was a giant step forward for our team. Up until this point, we had solely provided renovation services. We had not yet been given the opportunity to build a new custom home. We met the client in an unfortunate circumstance. We were hired on as the 3rd contractor to complete a project which was drastically over schedule and budget. In the process of completing this renovation project, a level of trust and respect had grown between our team and the client and a working relationship began to take root. As we were nearing the completion of the renocation project, our client had shown us a model of the home he had been dreaming of building for quite some time and posed the question, “Do you think you can build this?” Immediately, I responded with an emphatic, “Absolutely!” After months of discussions and budgeting and scheduling exercises, we reached an agreement and were awarded the new construction contract to build what would become an iconic home. It was an opportunity of a lifetime for our then small business. This was quite a home to attempt as our first custom new build.