Dear Terry and John,
We first met Terry about four years ago when we were considering remodeling the home we were currently living in. We had found them through a contractor locator service on the Internet, and since they were a recommended contractor through the service we proceeded to contact them. We met with Terry and told him of our desires and showed him some rough sketches we had done. Terry took what we had given him and had plans drawn up so we could get bids on our remodel. After meeting and interviewing with four other contractors we decided Terry and Newland Construction were the right ones for our project. Terry was very straight forward and honest about both the cost and inconvenience of our remodeling and listened to what we wanted in our remodel.
Our story doesn’t end there, however; it was just beginning. I found myself with plans for what I thought was my dream house, a contractor that I was sure would do a great job and a husband that suddenly seemed to have cold feet. For about a year Terry would call me once a month never making me feel pressured but just keeping in touch. Terry may never know how much that monthly call meant to me. I have found that today it is hard to get one call back from most companies let alone one a month. After one year of waiting I finally told my husband to either give me a good reason why we couldn’t begin our remodel or I was going to call Terry and get started. That’s when he hit me with a bombshell. He didn’t want to remodel the house we were living in he wanted a house on a bigger lot where he could have a swimming pool and a three car garage. I was devastated. I loved my neighborhood and the plans for my new home. I told my husband he had a month to find a house we all agreed we wanted to live in and it had to be in the same school district. I also told him I wasn’t going to help him look. Well my husband was right, about 2 weeks later he found a run down house on a huge lot in a great neighborhood about a mile from our current home.
After having new plans drawn up we gave Terry a call to tell him about the change and to ask him for a bid. We also called eight other contractors out which we interviewed and got bids from six. After careful consideration we decided once again that Newland Construction was the best choice for our project. Only now it was not a remodel but a whole house that was being built.
It took three days to tear down the house to the slab and about a year to build our 4,730 square foot custom home. It was a long process and frustrating at times but Terry and John did everything they could to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Building a home is not for the weak spirited. There are so many options, decisions and occasional changes to be made but a good contractor will make all the difference in the world.
We have been in our dream home for nearly eight months now and every time I turn the corner and my house comes in to view I get a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. Everyone who comes over raves about the quality of construction and how beautiful the home is.
Thank you Terry and John from the bottom of our hearts for building us our dream house. It was a pleasure to work with you. We have recommended you to people who are thinking about remodeling and will continue to do so in the future.
Monica & Rick Griffith