My father was a builder so I know houses and costs to build. We started with Ray the excavator looking at three properties for us. He told us the truth about a barn foundation even though it could have cost them our sale at that time. He was right when we probed and the foundation was too shallow for what I needed for my barn. When we found another property Ray came out again. We compared three quotes and he was better than fair. By request he did a “push and pile” clearing which saved us a lot of money compared to the other builder who insisted on clearing and dumping. They gave us a fresh quote, in writing, for all of the items we needed added to our house. We discussed how to save money on decking, and when I dug a hole and inspected our decking, they had solid footings and were well built. I inspected everything with my father. When the well was dug, they put me on the phone with the well guy to discuss whether or not we should go deeper. Because we need to water grass for horses we went deeper and the difference in price was discussed and in writing right then and there. There were NO surprises or price increases added to our contract. They built us the house we ordered for the price we negotiated with the only difference being my choice to dig the well deeper. Little things mattered; like how Jon rejected countertops I would have been ok with but he didn’t like for a slight warp. The manufacturer sent brand new ones at his request. We had time to shop around before going with this builder and it really shocked me that another company wanted 20% more for same size superior walls basement! And another company 30% more for a poured foundation of the same size! They know where she can save you money but that’s why you won’t get a written price until it’s time to start. Inside our house is beautiful! Excellent tile work, finishing touches on cabinets, clean windows, etc. I know how to spackle and I was surprised they were ordering touch ups on areas that were fine! They went through every inch of the house to make sure it was all just right. When one deck post settled, they immediately sent them out to adjust it. I took away a half star however because we had a problem with one sub-contractor. It took a while but they had the job completely redone. Unfortunately, with a building boom going on they didn’t have their usual guy. We are discussing a possible build for my parents now. In short, they built us what they said they would for the price on the contract without surprises. And when one item wasn’t right, they fixed it. Ray, Jon, Johnny, deck team, heating team, Noey -Master of the Metal roof- thank you all for a really nice job! We love our home!