Like many home builders, our story started out with interviewing several builders – all of whom could have built us a beautiful home. DBE really stood out above all the others. From the quality and uniqueness of their past built homes to the hospitable personalities both Jason and Nicole possess. We have a very unique lot and needed the right design to make it our dream home. Nicole was able to do that for us. Unlike the other builders, what DBE has in the teaming of Nicole (a designer) and Jason (a builder)brings two expertise together in one company! This really helped to streamline the process of designing a home that fit our desires but keeping it within a budget we put forth. Nicole married together a history of homes we liked from the outside and in from pictures and descriptions we gave her to create the masterpiece we now call home. She also brought to the design distinctive detailing she had come across and thought we might like (Groin ceiling in the dining room, an inside window detail in the front foyer, etc). Nicole and Jason spent hours and hours with us over a period of months going to different building suppliers to bring our vision together. From Columbus for granite and light fixtures, to Ann Arbor for unique plumbing fixtures! This was all done prior to the start of the build which made the actual building process less stressful knowing we didn’t have the keep meeting deadlines with choices (cabinets, hardware, etc.) as it was already done.
Once the building of our home began, we got to meet the other employees of DBE. We found them to be honest and trustworthy with an unbelievable attention to detail and personal service. Whenever we did come upon a bump during the building process, we felt that DBE addressed the issue head on and would even take it a step further to make sure we were happy with the result. During the building phase – we came up with a change or two and we never felt like our request was anything that DBE wasn’t up to fulfilling. Jason and his crew maintained a positive and easy to talk with attitude before, during and after the build. It is really a feeling of disbelief that what started off as a bunch of thoughts and wishes was drawn up and then built to order! We couldn’t find a more wonderful group of professionals to build our home. We love it!
We are first time home builders and when we started we had not decided if we were going to buy or build a home. Our first meeting with DBE was with Jason and Nicole at one of their spec homes that we liked. That was the beginning of our building experience.
After speaking with Jason and Nicole we felt DBE was a good fit for us. Nicole very quickly knew the style of what we liked. We never felt limited in any selections or decisions. DBE didn't stop looking for options until we were satisfied! Overall the process was much easier than what we expected and what we had heard from others that did not use DBE as their builder.
We found it very helpful when we visited suppliers with Nicole for things such as flooring, stone, shower tiles, etc. In addition we went to homes currently under construction by DBE to see actual examples of options to see if we liked them - they always went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied with our selections. We never felt pressured to exceed our budget.
Our favorite experience with building our home was the selection of our cabinets. We had a unique idea of what we wanted and Nicole hit a home run.
Jason was extremely helpful answering any questions we had and made things like setting up the utilities extremely easy. Ryan and his team did an amazing job finishing the inside of our home - we wanted a different look and they delivered.
If you are thinking about building your future home, we highly recommend DBE as your builder- you won't be disappointed!