Building a custom home should be an exciting and rewarding time. At Zander Homes, we aim to keep it that way-leaving our clients with only happy memories of the journey to their dream home.
With our high level of construction knowledge, service and communication, we are able to deliver a home that is reflective of our clients’ individuality while providing an experience that alleviates the stress and fears commonly associated with custom home building.
THE 8-STEP PROCESS
STEP 1: CONCEPT MEETING
Initially, we meet with our clients to discuss their overall vision, style of home, budget, construction requirements, and land location. We encourage any questions a client may have regarding the home building process, services, home construction and building sites. The earlier we can get together with our clients the better we will be able to make decisions throughout the home’s construction process.
STEP 2: SECURE FINANCING
Financing can often be a source of confusion or concern but through our strong relationships, we can connect you to the best lenders in the business easing some of the stress associated with financing. They have the ability to understand your unique situation, educate you on options, arrange the necessary financing, close on time and deliver a superior customer experience.
STEP 3: SITE LOCATION
When choosing your home site, we can help select the perfect location that fits your lifestyle and budget- and that meets your building goals. We also build on your lot or land and can coordinate clearing or demolition of existing structures if needed.
STEP 4: DESIGN & DISCOVERY
Building a new home comes with lots of choices. We work with you to find the perfect floor plan and elevation to match your vision. During this time, we encourage clients to bring photos, ideas, etc. that we could use to prepare the design for the ultimate custom home. We work closely with the architect to draw up blueprints that meet your needs, wants—and budget.
STEP 5: CONTRACT
Once the price and house details are decided, we are ready to sign the Purchase Agreement to begin building! The contract provides a complete price to build, including the the architectural drawings and details and specifications with no hidden costs at the end. While others may leave items out to initially make the price look better, only to add cost later, we give you a comprehensive number so that you come in, or under, budget.
STEP 6: PRE-CONSTRUCTION
Before construction takes place, building timeline and selections are presented. At this time, you will make some important and exciting decisions on your home that will make it uniquely yours. Exterior finishes, roofing, cabinets, plumbing, electrical fixtures and all of those special touches will be selected during this phase. As always, Zander Homes will be there to guide and advise you. Simultaneously, we will be pulling all necessary permits and preparing the site for construction.
STEP 7: CONSTRUCTION
Next, construction commences! During this step you can be as involved as you would like. While we plan for periodical site visits throughout the duration of the build to review such items as electrical locations and design details, we also encourage clients to contact us at anytime during construction for additional site visits. Once we are a week out from finishing construction, we perform a thorough inspection of your entire home to assure that it meets our high construction standards.
STEP 8: MOVE-IN & BEYOND
Congratulations! Your dream home is complete. At this time, Zander Homes presents you with the Use and Occupancy certificate and the home is officially yours to enjoy! Prior to settling in, we provide you with manuals, warranties and an overview of operations and features within the home. Zander Homes is proud to offer a one year builder’s warranty and a 10 year structural warranty, guaranteeing the quality of our work. Even after the project is completed, we continue to make ourselves available for questions and concerns.
Hands down best in town. Had a great experience working with Zander Homes: the quality was top notch, job was completed on schedule, and we were kept informed of progress throughout the entire process. Highly recommended!
Thank you Zander Homes for everything!
Zander Homes did a very impressive and outstanding job in remodeling my condo. I had to leave the country for two months while Alex and his team started working on my project. Alex was very very responsive and accommodating for all kinds of needs I had, even I am emailing him all these in a different country. He kept me updated all the time. When I came back, I couldn't believe this was my condo, everything is so beautiful and perfect in every detail. His crew was also super friendly, and helped me with a lot of things that isn't even part of their work. Highly recommended!
A huge thank you to Alex and the rest of the Trak Homes team on a tremendous kitchen and bathroom renovation! Everything looks incredible and the entire team was courteous, professional, and punctual throughout the process. If you are looking for someone to complete projects around the house, look no further. Give Alex a call!
Being a single woman in Baltimore trying to find a competent , honest and craftsman is not an easy task. Well, I found him in Zander Homes. I had a total remodel of a 30 year old bathroom in Canton Cove third floor which required the A team. They had to replumb extensively. It was done in a professional, safe manner and in the end my bathroom is exquisite. Also Mr. Trakhtman was always available and always returned calls unlike any other contractor I've dealt with over my life time. When I added changes here and there he was receptive and did not financially take advantage of me. I felt like we were partners in the evolution of this make over. His workers were respectful, prompt and kind to me as well as my family.
I without any reservation would recommend them for any or all your home improvements.
Alex and his team are creative, thoughtful, reliable, reasonable, responsible, in short an ideal partner for our home renovation - my husband and I can not say enough positive things about our experience with Zander homes. Our job was not easy - and if anything could go wrong it did. None the less the process though frustrating to all was handled in a very professional manner. The end result - stunning and efficient. Kudos to Gary, Michael and Alex for a job exceptionally well done.
We had a great experience using Zander Homes! We had them do a couple of projects, renovate and finish the master bath, and finish our basement (which was completely unfinished). The team was there every day and put in long hours. Alex had some great ideas - all of which we ended up using. He thought of a lot of things that no one else had mentioned or considered. When we asked him to do additional work that we thought of as time went on, he always found a way to make it happen. I have already recommended them to several people and I will continue to do so. When having a home built or renovations done to your home, there is so much stress and frustration that goes along with it. It was wonderful to deal with a company with such a positive outlook who did not provide us any additional stress.
We recently used Zander Homes to remodel our home and build an addition. They did a great job and completed it on time. We received several quotes from other builders and chose Zander because their price was the closest to what we had intended to spend. Everyone in the company, from the owner to the helpers, took a great deal of pride in their product. They made sure we liked it as well and they were very happy when we acknowledged the nice job they had done. Even our designer, who works with many contractors, praised the quality of their work. One thing is certain, Zander is the only contractor I will use for future projects.