We understand that building your new home is in all likelihood one of the most expensive decisions you will make in your lifetime. We want to make it smooth, easy and rewarding.
Whether you have a plan and an architect, or a design on a napkin, or just an idea, we can guide you from there to completion. Our job is to get you “the most bang for the buck”. We will review every detail with you, advise you of the options, and help you to make the smartest decisions possible.
In concert with our engineers and surveyors we can help you from land assessment and acquisition, site development and excavation right up to (but NOT including) move in.
We own our equipment and we do 90% of the work with our own people.
We are not hiring an excavator and marking up his price. We own the excavator and the driver is our person. We aren’t sub-contracting the work which adds a layer of expense. And, as a result we aren’t waiting for a subcontractor to finish another job. We control the timing and schedule.
Give us a call or shoot me an e-mail and let’s find out if we have the answers to your homebuilding questions.
Let’s face it: most businesses in this field of work are less than reliable… less than ethical… and less than attentive. We are part of the community. We take pride in and get pleasure
from our relationships with customers. We do our best to conduct our business in such a way that we stay on the good side of karma. After all, whatever you do to others always comes back to you one way or another. So why not just do what’s right all the time, and treat people the way you want to be treated? That’s how we do business.
Often people tell us that we are so easy to work with. Our response is always the same: “Why make it difficult?”
Our 20 years of experience insures detailed, accurate quotes you can count on. And, by the way, our rates are guaranteed in writing so you know what you’re in for before we even begin.
And if you wish to have absolute control over the budget from the very beginning, we recommend our complete Design/Build Service where you decide exactly how much you want to spend from the start. That way, there are no surprises when you begin looking for a builder for your design. You know exactly how much it’s going to cost from start to finish.
We’re there every step of the way—we are your personal building consultant—Our mission is to educate and to give you whatever support you need throughout the entire building process.
Your principle contact person will be myself, Dan Hendlin, — I will personally guide you throughout the entire process. I will make myself available as often as necessary to keep you up to date on the status of your project from the first conversation to move in. By the time everything is finished, our goal is to end up as friends.
One of the ways our commitment to professionalism expresses itself is by staying up to date on building science and technology. More has changed in the last 10 years of building than in the previous 100, and we regularly read journals and attend classes, conferences, and seminars to keep up with what’s happening in building science. That means you get much more than a master builder. You get an expert consultant, working with you every step of the way to ensure your project takes advantage of the latest cost-effective building technologies
Bottom line? You get a better house at a lower price.
Because of our commitment to staying up-to-date in the world of building science, we can recommend cutting-edge energy-efficient and maintenance-free options that are often LESS
expensive than traditional methods and materials. We are always advocating green construction, not just because we believe in being green… but because it offers practical and cost-effective solutions. And “Green Construction” means your home is built better than the Building Code.
So again… a better house at a lower cost. What’s not to like about it?
All of our workers are part of our “family” to insure we hire only the kind of people you feel comfortable inviting into your home. In fact, we’ve been asked several times how we managed to find such a great group of people. We’ve even had clients tell us they will miss us when we’re gone!
We hire only from a narrow pool of trusted and “vouched for” family and friends of those we currently work with. Our desire is to work only with those of genuine integrity and a positive attitude.
In addition to our in-house employees, our subcontractors are carefully chosen to ensure they share our core values and commitment to excellence.
Let Shape & Structure remove the headaches typically associated with home construction. Simply put, we handle everything. We do everything we can to bring Common Sense —and sanity—to the entire process. No one else offers anything like it.
Did we mention we handle everything? That includes protecting your new home from the construction process… a professional cleaning at conclusion… and once all is said and done.
HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!!!!!!! Go figure.
Quite frankly, our craftsmen are the best. They are committed to the highest professional standard. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our work, that we guarantee it for a full two years—twice the industry standard. If you see any problems due to poor workmanship, we’ll come out and fix it free of charge.
The truth is we can and do build anything. We are probably the largest builder of Log Homes in the Hudson Valley but log homes represent the smallest portion of what we do. Our biggest volume is in Hybrid Modular and stick built homes the likes of which you have never seen. In order to provide our customers with the maximum value and highest quality we frequently have the “bones” built offsite in a factory. We then assemble these components onsite and add the custom finishing. We give you the benefit of our expertise and years of experience to insure the finest product at a competitive price.
Bring us your ideas and/or plans and let us help you make them real.