Site Challenges

The Challenge: When we found an affordable lot with a view of the golf course, our dream home seemed to be moving closer to becoming a reality! However, a lot that appeared to be a great value had hidden problems that only someone with engineering expertise like David could identify. While the lot’s nominal price seemed attractive, David assessed $100,000 in additional grading and foundation costs that were not feasible for our new home’s budget!

Solved: Despite a poor building site and a budget that could have been restraining, PCH helped us resolve our issues and build a home beyond our expectations! David advised us to purchase a different lot located directly on the golf course for slightly more in price but far more suited to our site plan. We were lucky to have David at our side even in the lot purchasing process, as we would have picked the cheaper lot not knowing the astronomical costs that came with it.

As the process moved forward, David was able to make changes to the original draft home plan to meet our specific needs and ideas. He also adjusted the plans to fit the contours and space of our new lot based on his knowledge as a civil engineer. The whole staff kept us informed and helped us stay within our budget. In fact, we worked with Jimmy, the site supervisor, on practically a daily basis, and he was always kind enough to explain things in terms we could relate to. That’s great service! One of the best parts was David’s ability to estimate completion time. They were right on schedule, and we were able to plan our move around it. We have already recommended them to several people, and we won’t ever hesitate to recommend them again!