The shoot went perfect. We got great patchy clouds and color this morning which gave us nice soft, even lighting. The house is spectacular to say the least. I’ve been to about 100 of our barns and homes and this is no doubt at the top in terms of quality and attention to detail. And what a view! I can’t wait to start editing the photos this afternoon.
When my wife and I decided to build our home rather than buy something existing, we chose Oak Valley Homes as our builder. I had been in the real estate business for 6 years at the time and had sold new construction homes for 4 of the 6 years I had been in real estate. I had worked with Jeff James, the owner of Oak Valley homes, selling the homes that he built. We had developed a good working relationship based on mutual trust and respect. Jeff knew the building process very well and he delivered a quality product at a reasonable price.
Before we built our home, Jeff and I walked through many homes talking about what my wife and I liked and didn’t like. Jeff provided a set of plans that we worked off of to come up with our final vision. He was on-site every step of the way as we saw our vision come to reality. We were able to discuss and decide upon any changes that were required as what was on paper came together. Everything from raw materials to finish materials were discussed and agreed upon.
The biggest plus with working with Oak Valley Homes came in the tight schedule that Jeff kept with his sub-contractors. We watched the work being done so we knew the attention to detail and the quality of the work being done. All this while keeping a schedule that was tighter than any builder I have worked with. We were in our home on schedule and on budget.
After having been in our home now for a year and a half, we could not be any happier! Anything that I have brought to Jeff’s attention, he has quickly addressed. The remarkable thing is that we have not had to call Jeff about more than two things and he has addressed each one quickly and professionally. Overall, our experience with Oak Valley Homes and Jeff James has been excellent. I would recommend them to build your own home, whether it is a semi-custom home in a sub-division or a custom “dream home” on a custom lot or piece of land.
As you may recall we met you while touring the Clydesdale Park subdivision where you were the project manager in the Spring of 2004. You gave us a detailed tour of the model that we were interested in purchasing and explained the features and benefits of that particular home. You were very knowledgeable of construction methods and materials used. You were very courteous in your presentation and we never felt “pressured” into buying.
We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the quality of our home and the finishing touches like the stained, wood wrapped windows and the stained interior doors that make it feel very warm and cozy. We also love the exterior design including the stone facing and the rough cedar accents.
We are very happy with the “fit and finish” of our home and would definitely recommend your company and homes to future home buyers.
As you may remember, Steven and I began looking for a house to call a home back in January. We searched all over Northern Colorado for a place that had just the right feel both inside the walls and outside in the community. We were looking for a place to start our life together, a place that had room for growth and the chance for investment. What we have found in Stone Creek was more than we ever hoped for and we knew it the moment we walked into the unfinished structure. Even then, without all the fine touches in place, we were awestruck at the attention to detail that you and your crew had paid. Not only did you graciously field our many questions and concerns, you let us wander and re-wander through every room contemplating how our lives would look, actually living in the community. The hardwood floors, granite countertops, and your willingness to let us be a part of finishing our house really sold us. It sealed the deal on not only the condominium, but on recommending you to every person we know (and happen to overhear talking about) looking for a house. What you have given us in Stone Creek is a place to not only call a home but a place to feel at home. Thank you so much for everything, you’re welcome for dinner any time!
I wanted to thank you so much for making this home buying and construction process so wonderful. We love the place and can’t wait to move in. The quality of work is just amazing. I don’t even know how to start to thank you for your generosity as well. It is really helping us out.
I love, love, love the house. I am so pleased. Jeff and all those who put all the pieces together really did such an excellent job. It is beautiful. The floor just surpassed my expectations. The backsplash, bathroom and everything is wonderful.
I can’t believe this is a reality. Can’t wait to actually be living there. Sometimes dreams do come true.
I hope to see you on Tuesday and we can put our stamp of approval on it. The only issue I had was with the pendent lights over the kitchen counter. They are off in alignment with the counter…this may not be able to be corrected. I spoke with Jeff’s project manager whose name I have forgotten about it. He said he would speak with the electrician about it but wasn’t sure if this could be fixed.
Other than that, it is a winner!