At the same time we develop the Lifestyle Analysis© for your home, we also develop a detailed cost breakdown. This is unique for a couple of reasons:
Most home builders don’t have the knowledge or resources to provide an accurate and detailed cost breakdown without having complete plans. The problem is, by the time you have a complete set of plans, you’ve already spent a lot of money and time with an Architect. Architects generally don’t maintain an extensive cost database that is current; nor do they need one. In addition, we often find that knowledge of design and construct-ability (which includes cost-effectiveness of design) are two very different things. For example, land with significant slope (topography) can be designed many ways, some cost-effective and some not. There could be a savings of tens of thousands of dollars or more by having a knowledgeable home builder at your side from the very beginning of the design process.
Second, Jenkins is one of the only custom home builders that guarantees that we will be within +/- 5% on the original design cost. We can do this because we’ve developed a proprietary job costing system that allows us to tell you what your home will cost, in a great amount of detail, even before you have final architectural plans.
We are one of the only home builders that provide a detailed cost estimate with the original design. This gives our customers a Proof of Concept or Feasibility Study on the custom home they want to build to ensure it is within their chosen budget.