Curiosity. Why do we build homes for our clients instead of the other way around? What do clients know that we don't? We want to be better, so we have listened to our clients' advice and we have evolved.
When we began building homes, the market was quite different than it is today. If a client asked "How much will it cost to build my home?" a typical response might have been "You'll know when I stop sending you bills." If a client asked "How long will it take to build my home?" a typical response might have been "You'll know when you don't see my truck in your driveway anymore." Clients weren't happy with those answers but they didn't have options. We asked clients how they ran their businesses and adopted many of their financial and project management practices. "Innovation" wasn't the buzzword in those days, but it captures the essence of what we did and what we continue to do.
Our innovation today is focused on finding ways to simplify the experience of building and caring for a home and on making the experience of living in a home and a community more meaningful. If the busywork is simplified, more of your time can be spent thinking about what you want your home to be and how you want to build it. And if your home is built well, it will provide an enduring backdrop for life.