The definition of “Customize” is to “make or build according to personal or individual specifications”. Our mission is to design and build homes for each of our clients that fits their family’s wants or needs, regardless of what they may be. Most of our clients come to us with a myriad of ideas of what they would like in their dream home. Our job is to take their ideas and put them on paper in the form of working architectural drawings. Unlike most custom builders, this process is all done “in house” with our company. Michael learned early in his career the value of having the designer not only work with the client at the planning stage of the home, but also to assist and participate in the actual construction process.
The Michael C. Brown Custom Builder & Renovations, LLC staff personally works with all of our clients to develop their dream home. Our philosophy is to listen to the clients’ needs and develop a plan that meets those needs. He will always give creative ideas, make recommendations, and point out concerns. However, he also realizes that people have different needs and tastes and that ultimately, it is the client who has to be satisfied with the end product. The premise behind our design process is simple, if the client wants it we will design it and build it as long as it is structurally sound and safe.
Throughout the design process we try not only to focus on our clients current lifestyle but also consider their future needs. Whether it be designing for a future elevator shaft or incorporating a space that will allow an elderly parent to move in; it is much less expensive to incorporate or plan for these items when the house is being built.
Typically we will take our clients ideas and develop a rough floor plan to scale to make sure that the general layout meets their needs. Once we have established the general layout, we are able to finalize the floor plans and begin the exterior elevations. Since all of our design work is being done on the computer it is very easy to make any changes or revisions that our client requests. Once we have a finalized set of working drawings we can go through each room and itemize the finish specifications for pricing purposes.
Our design process does not stop with the working drawings. Our staff is on the job site on a daily basis and does regular walk-throughs with the clients. During this time, as the house begins to take shape, he assists the clients in making additional modifications, if necessary, in order to further customize the home.