The perfect combination of Elegance and Affordability!
We went through several revisions of home plans and builder interviews before moving forward with Vanderbilt. So it is with confidence and experience that I can say that Scott and Jerry work to accommodate the needs of their customers. Early in the process Vanderbilt recognized the level of commitment and emotion that we as homeowner/homebuilders had invested in the process. They worked diligently to accommodate our needs and revisions with a high level of support and ease. We strived for maximizing Elegance while maintaining Affordability. As a comparative shopper, I can state that Vanderbilt hit the mark!
From an affordability perspective, we were guided towards high the efficiency HVAC system and upgraded windows. This combined with Vanderbilt’s standard EnviroDry external house wrap/sealer; I am blown away with how low our monthly utility bills come in month over month. We have ~2600 square feet on the main floor with ceilings that range from 9 feet to 17 feet tall. We also heat/cool an additional ~2000 square feet of finished basement. Our utility bills are less than our previous new construction home where we only heated/cooled ~2200 square feet. Go for the upgrades! They will pay for themselves!
From and elegance perspective, Vanderbilt was highly accommodating in combining their selections with our upgrades to create the look and feel we were trying to establish. We felt as though we had a direct hand in designing and building out our home! This included flexibility in bricks and mortar colors, to flooring and cabinets, to fixtures and lighting!
We are nearly two years into our home and as excited walking in the door today as we were the day we took full ownership! While we are not planning on moving from this home anytime soon, we would build with Vanderbilt again!
Jason & Heather K.,
“Thank you Vanderbilt homes, we are truly grateful for all that you have done to help us achieve our dream! Vanderbilt homes built us an extremely efficient and beautiful home that we could not be more proud of. Since we moved into our new home mid-summer one of the qualities that really stood out to us was how little the air conditioning was turning on and yet the house was so cool and comfortable. The special house wrap and seals that Vanderbilt homes uses is nothing short of impressive. In addition, after reviewing the construction of our home every step of the way, we witnessed first-hand that no corners were cut and only quality products and materials were used. The owner himself was on site every day for quality checks and from the beginning phase it became very evident to us that customer service is a top priority. Scott Paul and everyone with Vanderbilt homes truly cares about our happiness and were always quick to respond regarding our questions and ironing out all of the final details building a home involves. We would highly recommend using Vanderbilt homes to anyone looking for a beautiful well-constructed place to call home.”
Mike and Jennifer Raineri,
“I always suggest an independent inspector to assure the building is properly functioning. You guys have done a phenomenal job. Because of the quality of the work and the craftsmanship, the buyers and I felt an inspection was unnecessary. Thank you for setting the bar for professional building. “
Debbie J Hyde, Realtor ®,
"After meeting with several potential builders to determine who would be the best fit to perform the work, we settled on Vanderbilt Homes. From start to finish they impressed us with their professionalism, attention to detail and ability to stick to a schedule. Scott, our key contact and project manager was outstanding. He was always available to provide updates, explain next steps, offer advice and address our many questions. Without hesitation, I would recommend Vanderbilt Homes for any home building or renovation needs.”
Scott & Meagan Jun,
“We do not have the words to adequately tell you how much we enjoyed the building process. Vanderbilt Homes exceeded the level of customer service we were expecting. We want to thank you for your willingness to meet with us on many different occasions to either change or add to our home's detail. We had a list of specific wants and desires, without any real knowledge of how to make our dream come to life. Vanderbilt helped us to realize our dream through expert planning, craftsmanship and design. No request was too menial or frivolous. They were always pleasant and courteous, as well as the subcontractors they brought with them. We cannot say enough good things about Vanderbilt Homes, and neither can our friends and family when they are here. We would, without hesitation, recommend Vanderbilt Homes to anyone who is in the market for building a new home.”
Bill & Natalie Brown,
“I wanted to share with you the rewarding experience that I had with Vanderbilt Homes building my new home. I have built previously with another builder and the experiences are just not comparable. Jerry was extremely helpful with providing suggestions on the custom plans for my house. He kept me informed through the whole process of my house being built. He made me feel that I was a part of the process, which makes the house feel so much more like a home. The quality of the home is exceptional. The energy saving options that come standard in a Vanderbilt home have proven to be very efficient. After moving in, my daughter said, ‘Jerry really out did himself this time’. I love my home and I love that my daughters love it as well.”
Amy, Asher and Madelyn Johnson,
Wanted to pause and take a moment to say thank you. From the first meeting on Saturday January 7th to the finished product on Friday August 11th, Vanderbilt Homes more than exceeded our expectations and turned our discussions/vision into a home we intend to be in for 50 years. Coming into the process we knew absolutely nothing about construction / home building and a lot of builders would have taken advantage of that. Instead, Vanderbilt took the time, each day (literally), to answer our questions and explain in detail any part of the process we were curious about. You take pride in your work and because of that you do high quality job while working within our budget. One thing you told us early on was, “when you sign with Vanderbilt, you are family, and we take care of family.” This was evident in many ways, including you continuing to take our calls/questions even after closing. We appreciate your partnership and support over the last 8 months; we could not have imagined going through this process without you. Many Thanks,
Andrew & Natasha Fresenburg,
I am trying not to sound like an infomercial, but I wanted to express my thanks for all of your hard work. Being an IT person, I am naturally detail-oriented and technically inclined. I love learning new things and I attack topics with vigor. I would say that I have built up a base of knowledge about the inner workings of a house. Yet I would tell anyone looking to build - you need a trusted advisor. Not a home builder, a trusted advisor.
From the first meeting with Vanderbilt to the time my wife and I said "go" took almost two years. Vanderbilt could have been dismissive or disengaged, but instead the team was responsive, patient, and helpful. When we did say "go," the sheer number of decisions and small details over the six month build was overwhelming. There are so many places where one can easily be cheated, persuaded, or misled. Never once did I feel that with Vanderbilt. My gut reaction in the first meeting played out through the whole process - Vanderbilt cares about the customer and the quality of the work. That is reflected in the honest guidance and the final (excellent) product. Not
only has Vanderbilt been my trusted advisor for the last two years, even after the project is complete they are still answering questions and resolving little issues. All I can say is thanks!
Charles & Anjani Urban,
We always dreamed of building our own home. When an opportunity to buy a lot came up, we were just sitting down to our meeting with Vanderbilt. After meeting with Jerry we felt confident with chosing Vanderbilt building our forever home! As first time home builders we didn’t know what to expect, but he and Scott walked us through the entire building process. We enjoyed every part of the process, from designing the floor plan, to chosing our
fixtures/flooring, etc, to watching every day as the house went up. The contractors Vanderbilt partners with were all so helpful during our decision-making, and a pleasure to work with. We looked forward to all our meetings with Jerry and Scott, and really developed a great relationship with them. They were extremely helpful and patient and were always straight-forward when it came to our budget and cost, while still helping to make our design ideas come to life! During the building process, our project manager Chris kept us informed of what was happening, and involved us in decisions along the way. We were able to customize our home to what we wanted, and we couldn’t be happier with how beautiful everything turned out! We truly feel lucky to have worked with everyone at Vanderbilt, they truly care about their customers and quality of work! Thank you!
Jeff & Renee Rogles,
Scott, Jerry and their entire team were wonderful to work with. From the very beginning they treated us like family. We lived in Chicago at the start and were only coming in every once in while to make decisions, but we were never concerned that progress wasn’t being made because we would get friendly calls on the regular with updates. They work with amazing vendors who made some of the tough decisions easy. And when we really couldn’t figure out what we wanted for a certain color or stain, they were there with recommendations and ideas for consideration. When I had a minor freak out that the flooring my husband and I picked wasn’t quite right, they let us have a few days to think it over and didn’t pressure us to hurry up and make a decision we might not be comfortable with. (We finally decided the flooring was great and I am so in love with it!) I know it’s what they do for a living, but they really made us feel like our house was the best house ever and were just as excited about it as we were. There are so many companies these days that build houses, but Vanderbilt went above and beyond to build us our forever home and we will be forever grateful.
Nicholas & Merissa Doran,
Our family had a great experience working with Vanderbilt. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship is commendable, and their flexibility to create our vision is much appreciated. The team is responsive and direct, something we very much appreciated when navigating all that life brought in 2020. We will definitely be repeat customers!