Eco Custom Homes works different than other builders. Delivery of a great product is just the beginning. The client’s experience is paramount, but a great product alone is not the end. At the end of each job we continue our relationships with our clients with comprehensive follow ups and warranty. Eco Custom Homes puts their name on every home.
As Builders of Custom Homes in Atlanta, we’re dedicated to creating an unparalleled product, no question. We bring expert craftsmanship, building science and project management acumen to every job we undertake and we are passionate about building the best of the best.
We believe that the accuracy of our budgets symbolizes quality. We see quality in the efficiency of our scheduling and quite naturally, in the finished product of the home.
We believe that even the most meticulously thought-out path of construction can encounter bumps in the road. However, with clear concise communication these normal challenges can be overcome. “Things happen; let’s move on.”
Clear vision enables us to see the complete picture and the road to exceeding expectations. We believe this is an important quality of a great builder.
Our clients expect the most from us and we can deliver. We expect the same from our trusted sub-contractors and employees and they deliver.
Here’s an analogy that almost everyone can relate to: – Take two identically-built projects and you can end up with an entirely different end experience for the client.
In Project X the typical challenges and unforeseen obstacles of construction present themselves, but the builder’s poor communication, disregard for home life, and lack of ownership of the process leads to ignored mistakes, client stress, schedule overruns, and a blown budget. Sadly, the experience of the new space will be colored by that history.
Now take Project Y. It’s not free of the bumps in the road that come with any construction project, but those bumps are handled with excellent customer service and industry experience. Any need for course corrections during the project are communicated early and clearly and handled as a team. A spirit of professionalism and mutual respect fill the process, and the success of project completion is celebrated by client, builder and designer alike. Needless to say, Project Y’s new space is the experience all our clients deserve and what Eco Custom Homes provides.
As home builders how do we achieve the happy results of Project Y? Through customer service to the client and to the employee!
We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label.
ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.
Founded in 2000, Eco Custom Homes specializes in major renovations and building High Performance Homes. We are leaders in the Southeast in Sustainable and Passive House Construction.
We have worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from the master planning and construction of hobby farms to shipping container homes. Through our sister company, Icon Development Corp., we also focus on Retail T&I and Restaurant Construction.
I receive about 50 inquires a month and the first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a custom home?
Lot costs are typically 30% to 35% of your total budget for a home.
We find construction costs of $180 per sqft + or – 10%, plus a fixed cost of about $30k for site development costs. (Utilities, Driveway, Fencing, Landscaping, etc.) If you want a modern home with flat roofs and steel, you are looking $220 per sqft + or – 10%.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 7% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 3 to 6 months. Time to permit is about 60 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $70K to $120k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 6 months to construct a home.
In today’s market we are finding that in doing large renovations/additions to homes are saving 10% to 20% versus a new home.
Typically we see costs for new added space at $200 per sqft. Redoing existing space is about $120 per sqft.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 6% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 1 to 3 months. Time to permit is about 30 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $60K to $100k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 3 months to construct a home.