are explanations to the most frequently asked
questions from potential clients. If you have further
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What is a custom built home?
A custom built home is a work of art designed to meet the exacting
specifications that we create together. Custom designed homes
range is size and investment from cottages to luxury estates.
As a custom home builder, we help you choose all of the features
in your home, such as the ones we choose for our spec
homes. At Regency Custom Homes, we form an owner-builder
team to create your home, blending the style and function
of your dreams with the property of your choice. The
end result is a home tailored to you and your investment
preference. We will merge your wants and needs with
your property and budget, always keeping in mind the
active resale market and what features may be desired
by future buyers.
How much will this cost?
Following a brief meeting or phone conversation, our
proprietary software can come up with a realistic
budget for your home based on past projects and current
This price includes everything except for the lot
itself, from plans and permits, through pool and landscaping,
with the highest end finishes and specifications.
We don’t try to get people in the door with
a low square footage price and then have constant
upgrades, mark-ups, and hidden costs. There are no
upgrades, as everything starts at the top of the line
in our homes. We never want the client to wonder why
we recommend one product over another, so our Developer
Fee is a fixed cost and does not fluctuate with the
cost of items in the home.
“Price per square foot” can easily get
to be a game if people don’t realize the basic
concept behind it. Generally speaking, a smaller home
will cost more per square foot than a larger home
because there is less square footage to divide things
like the kitchen or the pool into. Then again, in
larger homes the client would usually want more special
things, like a true climate controlled wine cellar
and home theaters, which of course drive up the cost
per square foot. Large or small though, the things
behind the walls, like the HVAC and electrical system,
are far superior to anything else we have ever seen.
People don’t always realize it, since the things
that truly make their home exceptional are rarely
on display, but that is the kind of home we want to
Who will actually be building
We work with the best in all fields of residential
construction, from large companies that specialize
in high end components to smaller companies that work
largely just for us. Having been in the local industry
for over 10 years, we are very cognizant of who the
best trades are in their given fields, and which are
the best fit for us. Regardless of size, our trade
contractors have to pass rigorous insurance, safety,
and financial tests to partner with Regency Custom
Homes. Once achieved, they know they can count on
being paid by Regency quickly and accurately upon
job or phase completion. In addition to timely payment,
we provide clean, safe building sites for our partners,
and because of that, the best tradesmen from the best
companies prefer to work on our jobs.
What separates Regency Custom
Homes from other custom builders?
The biggest thing that seems to separate us from other
builders is our very direct involvement every step
of the way. We go with our clients as the design unfolds
to pick out all of the components that will make up
the home, and always keep in mind the budget we are
working with. All of the features selected for your
home interact with each other, and it is imperative
that the builder be involved to make sure all of these
relationships will in fact work, physically as well
as financially. Even if clients choose to go with
an outside design company or architect, we still want
to be involved from day one to assist in the myriad
of decisions that need to be made besides the layout
of the home. As you know, the plans are only one crucial
part of many that make up the final product!
We sincerely strive to build the best quality home
possible, regardless of size or cost. In joining the
Environments for Living program, our homes are inspected
by an outside agency before, during, and after the
construction process, which allows us to be Energy
Star certified. What this means to our clients is
the piece of mind that their home is as energy efficient
We maintain a workload of projects that are manageable.
Our small team is involved, together, throughout the
design and construction process, as well as taking
care of customer service needs should they arise years
after you are living in your home. You will not see
a parade of different faces with Regency Custom Homes,
just the same reliable team you will grow to depend
upon and trust.