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David James Homes offers the Craftsmanship of Custom-Built Homes at Production-Builder Prices

When understanding the value that David James Homes offers, you must first understand the difference between true custom building and production building.

Custom-built homes are built uniquely, one at a time. The custom building process requires collaboration between the homeowner and the custom builder, and may involve other parties such as construction supervisors, project managers, estimators, and other tradesmen and subcontractors. The lot is a key factor in building a home. Often the homeowner already owns a building lot or has found a lot for sale. In other circumstances, the builder may provide a building lot. Custom builders tend to be associated with high quality work and to focus on specific geographic areas where acreage is readily available.

Production builders usually construct the same home plans in repetition in neighborhoods where they are the developer and the exclusive builder. Developers usually purchase large tracts of undeveloped land and subdivide it into smaller parcels that are less than one acre in size. In circumstances where the developer is not the builder, other large-volume homebuilders may be authorized to build homes in the subdivision. These builders will be contractually allocated a certain amount of lots that they can build on and sell.

Sometimes termed as “tract homes,” these dwellings are most often located in suburban areas outside more densely populated urban settings. Production builders keep building costs down by capitalizing on efficiencies gained by building the same house or houses over and over again. With less variance, fewer mistakes occur, and time is maximized. Crews are better managed because there is less deviation in their job requirements and skills needed to perform the work. When a home is completed, no time is wasted because the crew simply moves next door to do identical work on a different home. A drawback to this type of building is that it leaves little room for customization. Some finishes may be chosen in a limited fashion, but little else may be changed. Deviation from the original plan is normally not an option in this building model.

With David James Homes, new homebuyers get the best of both worlds – custom-built craftsmanship at a production-builder price. We are a high quality and affordable custom builder who takes pride in offering our customers the ability to depart from strict standardization in order to build the home of their dreams. What makes David James Homes different from other custom builders is that our home prices are kept low. We do this by intentionally keeping our margins low and by maintaining long-standing relationships with our vendors. Keeping our margins low means that we do not profit as much per unit as our competitors. We are able to do this because we expect that you will be passing our name on to others or that you will build another home with us in the future. Maintaining long-term relationships with our vendors ensures that materials are purchased at the best possible price, and these savings are then passed on to our customers.

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