We moved in to our custom home built by Southern Crafted Homes a little over a year ago. We are extremely happy with the care and quality workmanship that was provided by them.
Our family has been in the real estate or construction industry most of our adult lives and I can truly say that our home has met all of our needs and greatly exceeded all of our expectations.
Whether it is a custom home or a development home I believe you couldn’t find a better builder. Everyone who worked on the house and/or communicated with us, from the sub-contractors to each employee of Southern Crafted Homes was professional and very helpful.
In closing, we give our highest recommendation to anyone looking for a new home.
From our first meeting with Jimi Gillespie at the model home office to shaking hands with Jim Deitch the day our home was completed, our experience with Southern Crafted Homes has been fantastic. Jimi in the sales office was always available to answer our questions. Kaisa Puhle of interior design provided excellent advice with no pressure. Our construction manager, Lee Arthur, was always on top of things every step of the way as our home was being built. Jim Deitch, the Chief Operating Officer of Southern Crafted Homes, provided a personal touch to the entire process and was always available to us. The bottom line is that the entire Southern Crafted Homes team was friendly and professional and provided us with a beautiful end result – our Dream Home!
Dear Potential Homebuyer: We were just like you; feeling like the walls of our current home were closing in, it felt stuffy and small and….to quote a line from one of my favorite movies (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)…”Old!” My husband and I knew we needed something bigger, but with the numerous options available, how do you choose?
We, like you, were concerned about location, property taxes, CDD’s and everything else that goes along with buying a new home. Especially in time of economic turmoil, would we really find the perfect answer?
Walking into the Southern Crafted Homes models, we could just tell that this was not your typical builder. We “kicked” the tires of all the different options, but ultimately, we fell in love with the Strathmore II. We just knew that our family would live in that whole house; we would have family dinners in the dining room, we could entertain comfortably, or we could hunker down on a cold evening with a DVD and some microwave popcorn and be truly content. After envisioning what our life in the Strathmore II would be like, we quickly decided that our family, as well as our investment, were best served by the reputation and proven craftsmanship offered by the team at Southern Crafted Homes.
During the building process, our typical Sunday consisted of an early morning church service, followed by a quick peek at the progress made on our soon-to-be-dream home, and then we’d wrap up the morning with a family style lunch at a local restaurant. Our young twins, who had been sharing a bedroom, were just as excited about eventually moving into our new home where they’d each have their own room, and their new school, which was just one mile away.
Our time in the Design Center was exhilarating to say the least. It was arranged just perfectly, so that you could actually see and feel what YOUR home would look like if you went with this tile, or this color, or this faucet…what fun. What a joy! And, although the counselor was well versed in interior design, she always observed our preferences and the final product looked tre magnifique!
We excitedly moved in and couldn’t wait to decorate our new home for the holidays. We’ve been in our home for just over 15 months now and we just love it! We don’t hesitate one bit to recommend to YOU that your family could be just as happy with your new home built by Southern Crafted Homes.
Mr. & Mrs. Sivak- The Preserve at Quail Woods
Southern Crafted Homes customized a wheelchair accessible home for me. The COO worked with me to personalize my chosen floor plan to my requested modifications. He even made suggestions for modifications he has used for other homes. The many modifications were incorporated adding very little additional cost. Other builders in the area were not interested or were unable to be as accommodating.
Additionally, Southern Crafted Homes worked with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to assure the plans met the specially adapted housing minimum property requirements. They worked with the VA inspectors so my home would qualify for the VA Specially Adaptive Housing Grant.
The building process with Southern Crafted Homes was a pleasure from the initial meeting with the sales associate to the move in orientation by the construction manager. My new home is perfect for me!
Robert Hayes – Stonegate
We are so pleased with our new home in Stonegate. We were amazed at the features Southern Crafted Homes includes as standard compared to other builders. The neighborhood, the floor plan, the quality of construction – everything about our home is exactly what we hoped for. Thank you for all your efforts to make our dream home a reality!
Mr. & Mrs. Kliewer – Stonegate
This is the third home I have built. By far the best building experience was dealing with Southern Crafted Homes.
Resident – Stonegate
Quality in a new home is most important to us and we found a quality builder in Southern Crafted Homes. The floor plan that we liked did not meet all of our needs but the builder was willing to listen and address our issue. Various possibilities were reviewed and within a day a design modification was presented that satisfied our requirements. We were pleasantly surprised at the quick response and truly enjoyed our experience with a builder that placed customer satisfaction first.
Mr. & Mrs. Jurkiewicz – The Preserve at Quail Woods
I cannot begin to say enough about how pleased we are with our new home! When we first realized the amenities Southern Crafted Homes provides as standard features that other builders offer as upgrades, we were astounded. Everyone who visits us gives great compliments on the layout and design of our home.
The quality of construction is impressive. We followed the building of our home from pouring the slab until the day we moved in, and we feel assured we have a home of superior quality. In addition, the warranty program gives us reassurance that our investment is being protected in every manner.
Finally, the location of the Stonegate community is ideal. We are only minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment, the airport, interstate highways and medical care. We would never hesitate to consider Southern Crafted Homes as a premier builder in Florida.
Thank you for all you have done.
Mr. Frazier – Stonegate
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoy our Southern Crafted Home in Devonwood. We love the community, our neighbors and really appreciate the quality and detail that went into the construction of our home. One thing that amazes me is the energy efficiency of the villas in Devonwood. May 16th was the first time we have had to use our air conditioner.
This was the first time I have purchased a home, and needless to say, I was concerned about all the many aspects of the purchase. Everyone with whom I have dealt has been friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The sales counselors did everything possible to make me comfortable with the purchase and have been a constant source of information. The construction manager and warranty manager are only a phone call away if I have any questions.
Again, I am happy with my purchase and have recommended Southern Crafted Homes to my friends and relatives.
Mr. Portera – Devonwood
We recently had a villa home built by Southern Crafted Homes. We felt the need to post a letter of recommendation. Southern Crafted was indeed the best choice to build our dream home.
From start to finish the process was seamless. Building a home isn’t easy, it’s stressful, however with the team of professionals at Southern Crafted Homes, it was great! They listen to your needs and wants, and include them on the blueprints! We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We don’t have to worry about the outside maintenance. We can spend more time enjoying family and friends and our puppies. Thanks Southern Crafted Homes. Oh yeah… our home is so energy efficient. Who has $125 electric bills in July. We do! Thanks again.
The Krantzberg’s – Devonwood