By Allison Jones | Photos by Tony Bennett
I don’t have the first inkling about building
a new house. My husband and I are the second
owners of a ranch home built in the 1950s. I know
about renovating, but, honestly, building from
the ground up is a foreign concept. There are so
many moving pieces when a homeowner decides
to build, where would one even begin?
I sat down with Cat Stevens, director of Sales
& Marketing with Premier Homes – serving both
Louisville and Southern Indiana – who graciously
laid out their company’s process.
“We really focus on what is important to
the buyer. We offer 41 different floor plans. So,
depending on the buyer’s budget and lifestyle,
we can custom tailor the plans to suit their needs.
The average time it takes for construction usually
is about six months, but there are variables to
consider, like weather that might impact that.
When we meet with a buyer, we walk them through
each phase of the project.”
Each step is carefully guided by one of their
skilled professionals and the relationship doesn’t
end after the home is complete. “Our warranty
department does a walk-through five to seven
days prior to the closing to identify anything that
would be of concern to the homeowner. We check
in with them 30 days after the home is built and
then again at 11 months. The idea is cultivating
a relationship with them that is more than just a
buyer. After all is said and done, they are a part
of the Premier family.”