Our journey for a new home started with friends telling us stories about home building and finding the right company or person to build with. They also told us to believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. Remember, building a home is no small feat. It’s much more like a fine art, only you’re the painter and the builder provides the palette. Our inquires and search lead us to many people who stated that they were there for us, the new home builder/buyer. Finally, with much hesitation, we set-up an interview, if you will, with Gramercy Homes/Dale Siebler & Co. or GH/DS for short. Just remember, most builders will tell you everything you want to hear, and you, as a buyer, will have big expectations once the building starts.
Once we sat down with GH/DS, it went as you would expect, with pleasantries and so forth. Then this man with a small stature, glasses, and denim shirt asked us how we lived. That’s not a question any of the other builders asked us. How we lived, meant where we spent the most time in our house, what you and your family normally do when you get home from work, school, events, etc. How many kids we have and what they do as well. This was a foreign area to us. It took some thought, but we laid it all out. Right then and there he went to work on a large open canvas with a pencil and sketched out our home. This happened to be our dream home. Then GH/DS helped us make realistic changes and accommodations that would fit our lifestyle.
All went accordingly, then the hammer dropped. I asked Dale how often he would be around during the build. He gave a rough answer of about most days at some point in time throughout the day. This I thought, was a fairy tale after all. No home builder spends more than 30%-40% of their time checking on their projects. Dale’s final remark to us as we departed the meeting was “we’re going to become good friends, all my clients and I stay in touch”. None the less we decided to go will Gramercy Homes by Dale Siebler.
Finally, the building started and was completed. Dale was there at the project almost every day of the build. To this day we are friends. We built our house with him almost 2.5 years ago. Not to mention, Dale STILL stops by the house to see how we are doing and kept every last promise at the meeting. Yes folks, we believe we found a diamond in the rough. Make sure to ask your friends/family if they they still keep in contact with their builder. Better yet ask if their builder will return an email or call that day. We truly feel we made the best decision for our family with Gramercy Homes by Dale Siebler!