Lexington Home Builders

in Lexington, KY

Home Building Reviews in Lexington

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We would not recommend using this builder. Promises were made and never came true. We made our installments (as comtracted), purchased lighting fixtures ($4000 worth) in advance. We were told construction would be started in 2 weeks, home would be finished in 6 months and it didn't happen. Ground breaking didn't start until 3 months (promised 2 weeks to start), by December (which was 5 months into the process) the home wasn't 50 percent completed. Promises, promises, promises. . . never upheld! Never use this builder or deal with
. . . if so, you will regret because you will
a lot of $$ !!! I don't know how someone like this could sleep at night!! TRAGIC!!!
- Kimberly S.
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Horrible. I'm not even sure where to begin.
The owner
came out and gave us an estimate that was middle to higher end price of the other estimates we received. However, he appeared nice and we were anxious/excited to get our new deck built and without any research into him we hired him. (Rookie mistake, always research online and require references.) Each day he would show up at a minimum one hour later than stated the work day would begin. Basic days would be 9-10am to 3-4pm. Random workers would show up. One would get dropped off at our house very early in the morning, not notify us he was here and let himself into our backyard to sleep in our hammock and pee on our trees. He stopped that after he met our German
one morning. :)
The time frame had been promised for 2 weeks, as we were going out of town, and did not want workers here while we were gone. As the time got closer and closer, less and less progress was made. There were mistakes made that were not corrected until pointed out by my husband, and of course then that would set them back even further.
*Side note: We did all of the demo ourselves so they had nothing but a clean slate to start with.
It had been agreed upon, even put into the contract that he would haul away any debris or dirt excavated. Amazingly we began to find fill dirt (dirt mixed with rock and stones) under our pine trees and random places in our yard. Large chunks of limestone were being piled up in
places. It boiled down to
refusing to speak to me about it, and asking to speak to my husband. He stood at my front door and and screamed at me, knowing I was 5 months pregnant. His embarassed workers tried to stop him without success and they eventually hid in their cars. I ended up slamming the door in his face as he made me cry. And the basis of his company is that he runs a "good, clean, Christian company". Yeah, right.
Two weeks passed and the deck was not close to being complete. He said he would finish it while we were gone. We said absolutely not, as had been previously discussed. At this point we didn't trust him at all. He refused to come out after our trip, stating it was our fault the project was delayed. Months passed and after threatening complaints with the BBB and also legal action, he finally came back out in late October/November to finish. He then had to come back out and completely redo the rails because he chose a random rail height instead of using the metal balasters that had been available for his use since day one of the project.
*Side Note: To save money, we installed balusters ourselves. Even less work for him, yet he still messed up on it!
All in all,
is an absolutely horrible man, with an even worse work ethic. The deck is of decent quality, but after going through what we did with him, not even worth it. Save your money and your sanity and go with someone, anyone else.
- Melissa D.

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Home Building reviews in Lexington

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After talking to
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about the scope of each project, we discussed the cost and all that was included, start date and completion date.
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and his staff have been very conscientious, so we don't have to
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over them. As with most renovation projects, we experienced a few miscommunications. Each was very easily and peacefully resolved. To us, these are huge benefits.
- Dana F.
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completed renovated the house, built an addition and finished the basement. The quality of the work was excellent, particularly the finishes.

Despite their reputation as luxury builder and developer,
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was the low bidder for our project. They helped us make changes to the architectural plan that saved money for us and did not detract from the aesthetic appeal of the finished product. They also referred us to third party vendors (landscaping, fixtures, etc.) who saved us additional money while providing high quality products and services.

The year after their work was completed, we had an issue with the house unrelated to the work they performed. They came out on a Saturday at no cost to help us fix the problem. Two years later we are very pleased with their work and would not hesitate to use
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for future projects.
- Clyde B.
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- It went great.
-
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made certain recommendations based on the budget that we had for this project.
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was able to fit into our required time frame.
- All the associates that
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has hired are also professional, friendly, and very helpful.
- P. A.
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We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Custom Homes to anyone. They are very professional, down-to-earth people who build lovely, quality homes. We could not have been more pleased with their attention to detail, personality and true concern for wanting to build us a new home. Their prices were very reasonable and competitive. It came down between
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and another builder here in Lexington. One of the hardest decisions we ever have made not choosing them, but in the long run we were glad they did not have to deal with the headaches of insurance rebuilds! Again, we would highly recommend the
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Custom Homes to all!
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- Ginni H.
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Mr.
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did an excellent job. He communicated when he would be at the job site and always showed up on time. The workers that he used where very professional at all times. They replaced all three patio doors with windows above the doors. They always cleaned up. I will be using them again for future projects.
- Crystal A.
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They offered a nice selection of upgrades and floorplans which can be customized to suit your lifestyle. Once you sign a contract to hold the lot of your choice, which required a $2,000 nonrefundable deposit, then you begin the selection process where you decide which floorplan you want, any changes to that floorplan; and you go to their offices in Lexington to choose everything from the doorknobs on your cabinets, to you floors and paint colors. This takes a full afternoon or morning to complete. You'll have to go to Pieratts to choose your appliances and to Brecher's to choose your lighting. Other than that,
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has samples of everything at their offices.
We began the selection process in late May, 2012 and moved into our home in early February, 2013.
We did experience some delays and a few times felt that our home was not getting as much attention as other homes that were being built, thus we experienced about a 6 week delay from the promised completion date. But, all in all, we are very happy with the finished product. The home is beautiful. We liked our realtor a lot (
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) who works for Milestone Realty, owned by
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. They used quality materials in the home and had no problem with me walking through the house every few days to check on progress. They also answered questions that I had.

Having just moved in, I haven't been here long enough to experience any issues, or guage their responsiveness, however, my neighbors have told me that they have had a good experience in getting any issues that arose with their homes addressed. One thing that they do is give you a checklist to keep track of any problems then you have scheduled visits to make repairs, adjustments, etc. So, if you have nail pops in the drywall, you would indicate that on your checklist and when they come back for scheduled visit, then they take care of the problem then.
- mary L.
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While the project took a little longer than the estimated duration, the cost estimate was very close, only varying due to a small change order. The work was top notch.

- linda K.
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We met
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, owner of the Handy Man, 313 Cherry Hill Court, Versailles KY 40383 in
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of 2012. He was from Michigan and apparently had another business there called
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was working on the house next door and we discussed building a new garage because our current structure was no longer stable. He declared he had built many such structures and he sent us some pictures. In late August, he contacted us again and we decided to move forward with the garage for a price we felt was fairly reasonable. My husband and I made a huge mistakes in not securing more information about
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and nailing down a number of details about the job, but we were just trusting. We did discuss a number of details, but they were not all in the contract.

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and I signed a contract on September and I gave him half of the money for the job, which was VERY stupid. Ultimately paid the equivalent of the entire contract before we realized he had NO idea what he was doing and truly didn’t care. At the end, we had a partially built garage that was poorly constructed.

Here is a list of some of what we found:

He convinced us we had to rebuild in the same place with the dilapidated trusses and studs or move the structure way into the yard because of zoning. Really, we only had to move it about a foot at the most. We started out with strange challenges and restrictions unnecessarily.

He said the building inspector told him it was necessary to leave the old planks intact and build onto them, but we found out he could have taken them off after supporting the structure. (All this was unnecessary though; we could have just rebuilt it).
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was supposed to remove the existing asphalt, pour footers, then pour a slab. He skipped the footers. He actually told us there were already footers and we found out after we fired him that there weren’t.
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did not extend the slab under the back wall, so that wall still had the original wood to ground contact. He built the wall on the rotten wood. He only installed a plate along the side walls. Even though the foam seal was right there, he did not put any between the plate and the cement. The roofline wasn’t straight and had dips where the water would not drain. After the inspector checked the holes he had dug for the 6x6 post,
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filled them in with dirt even though he had 10 bags of quickcrete sitting right there. He made the carport too low for many SUVs to drive under it and made other poor design decisions while we were not on site. He put untreated plywood over the old planks and let it touch the ground. When I asked, he said it just had to be an inch away. That is when we realized we had to fire him. By the time we fired him, we had spent 156% of the materials budget and paid 2/3 of the labor. The garage was 2/3 finished at best but most of what was done will have to be reworked in order to be acceptable.
- Helen M.
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All Home Builders in Lexington, KY

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3D ENTERPRISES CONTRACTING

3257 LOCH NESS DR
Lexington, KY

A Better Way

11 Ashmore Dr
Frankfort, KY

A-1 Roofing & Home Improvement

570 Wilderness Rd
Lexington, KY

AIRHYDRO POWER

973 BEASLEY ST
Lexington, KY

ALL AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION, LLC

104 Hawthorne Ct
Georgetown, KY

AMBROSE WILSON CONTRACTOR

3518 BIRKENHEAD CT
Lexington, KY

American Renovation Group

P.O.Box 13430
Lexington, KY

Anderson & Rodgers Construction

3007 Park Central Ave
Nicholasville, KY

ANDERSON CLUBB BUILDERS INC

501 DARBY CREEK RD
Lexington, KY

ANNIS & DREYER CONSTRUCTION INC

PO Box 268
Lexington, KY

APPLE CONTRACTING LLC

1020 ENTERPRISE DR
Lexington, KY

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRS

1300 E NEW CIRCLE RD
Lexington, KY

ATCHINSON HELLER CONSTRUCTION

3435 RABBITS FOOT TRL
Lexington, KY

ATCHISON HELLER CONSTR CO

3399 TATES CREEK RD
Lexington, KY

ATCHISON HELLER CONSTRUCTION

4139 TRADITION WAY
Lexington, KY

Ayres Custom Homes Inc

233 River Run Dr
Lancaster, KY

B And I Home Improvement

1704 Cantrill Dr.
Lexington, KY

BALL HOMES

176 HEMINGWAY PL
Georgetown, KY

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