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Having recently welcomed my mother into our home to care for
our two growing children, my wife and I quickly arrived at the realization that
the need for additional space was imminent.
After searching for more than a year in the nearby Oak Ridge
and Summerfield areas, as the family had a strong desire to stay in a premier
school district, I stumbled upon a quaint and cozy neighborhood named Beacon
Hill in northern Greensboro. I was awestruck at how elegant the homes were, but
also how the community retained a certain "small-town" charm. I immediately
researched the area schools and much to my pleasant surprise, they rivaled the
very best. Being convinced that she would feel the same about the neighborhood,
I suggested to my wife Tammy that we make a return visit the following weekend
to meet the developer and builder, Gunter Dream Homes.
Conventional wisdom teaches us that first impressions are
everything and our experience with the Gunter team falls right in line with
that philosophy. Chris, Leslie, and their superintendent Jeff Cox were
extremely friendly, welcoming, and showed sincere concern when listening to our
needs and desires regarding the details of our new home. Having previously met with
several builders; the Gunter Dream Home team simply stood out apart from the
rest. In addition, we were further comforted by the extending hospitality of
two existing Beacon Hill residents, who welcomed us into their homes and
allowed our family to see first-hand the attention to detail that Gunter Dream
Homes puts into their projects.
Our decision to hire Gunter Dream Homes was quite simply, one
of the easiest our family has ever had to make. I cannot overstate the team's
attention to finding a balance between the build and the budget. Their
innovative thinking allowed us to achieve everything we wanted in our plan,
without overextending our budget. During the construction phase, our decision
to hire Gunter Dream Homes continued to be further reinforced as a great one.
From start to finish, we continued to be impressed with their attention to
detail and quality, as well as the professionalism displayed by all
subcontractors we interacted with. Each and every concern of ours was addressed
quickly, sincerely, and without resistance. They all seemed to truly share the
passion of homebuilding, as this passion consistently shone through via their
In conclusion, our new home is everything we dreamed it would
be. The process was enjoyable, thorough, and our family is elated to call
Beacon Hill our home. We look forward to welcoming our neighbors as they too
discover what we have. Thanks to Gunter Dream Homes, our dreams have truly
become a reality that we get to live in each and every day.
We had always dreamed of building a custom home. We knew the school zone we wanted and had a wish list of options that we knew we could not live without. We approached Leslie, who was referred to us through a friend. Before our first meeting she got right to work. We did not expect the time she spent with us even before a contract was signed or discussed. She actually found our land for us and facilitated the purchase, also before a contract was signed. We purchased the land separatley (at a great deal, that Leslie negotiated) in March, with a quick and easy close that she helped organize with our lender. Keep in mind we are still not under any formal building contract, behind the scenes she is spending many hours/days working on our project without any monies/contracts exchanged. In April we found a floor plan we liked but it wasn't 100% of our wish list. Leslie and her associates/architects adjusted the plan to fit our family's needs and also our budget. (I should also mention that we had just been married, blending two families together, both working more than full time hours at very demanding careers, oh and yes I delivered a baby 7 weeks before our move in date)! Looking back taking on a build sounds crazy and chaotic. One of the things that made all of this bearable was Leslie's accessibility and ability to work with our hectic work/family schedules. She always listened to us and our conerns/needs/wants, and really got to know us and our families needs and wants. It was nice for someone to really take the time and really understand where we were coming from on all aspects of the build. When it came to selections, due to our schedules, she had already done a large portion of the selections and laid out palettes for each room, and even the exterior of our home. She eliminated choices and only showed us things that she knew we would love, and she was spot on. Of course other options were avaialable, but rarely did we even want to see them. Leslie has such a great eye, and of course we went with the majority of her selections. This element of the build was invaluable, especially for a very pregnant woman!
I am a person that has to research and dissect every decision I make, however when I get a strong gut feeling, I rarely fight it. My husband and I both had a great feeling about Chris, Leslie, and Jeff from the start. I will be honest in saying that we did not interview our other choices in builders past our first meeting. We would build with them again in a heartbeat. It was a wonderful experience and the workmanship is second to none. If we didn't have to pack and move we would build another home because we had so much fun.
Thank you for listening, caring, your attention to detail, and honesty that has helped make this house a home. Through this we have gained friendships that will last a lifetime.
Chris and Paula Lineberry
Our "Gunter Dream Home" completed October 26, 2013 (3 weeks earlier than expected to help with the arrival of our baby girl)
"Hiring Gunter Custom Homes and Design was one of the best decisions I've ever made. They had some really
creative ideas for our home remodel and gave our requirements careful consideration, but took the design much further than we ever thought possible, without going over our
– Peter and Susan K. from Greensboro NC
Ashley and Amanda found us in our Beacon Hill Parade house, they absolutely loved everything about the house. Only down side was that they owned land two hours away. When asked if we would travel to build the exact same house we said Absolutely!! Now they have their "Dream Home" on the land they love. Gunter Custom Homes will build on our inventory lots, your land, or will help you acquire the lot of your dreams! Take a look at their house in our photo gallery!! Amanda and Ashley have been a pleasure to work with we are so glad that we have had the opportunity to get to know them both. Long Distance Relationships DO work out!!
"We are so pleased with the work that Gunter Custom Homes and Design did for our
kitchen and bathroom remodel, plus a small addition to our house. They came highly recommended from our neighbors down the street, and we are so happy we decided to choose them to complete our
project. We couldn't be happier with the results!"
– Lynn and Peter M. from Greensboro NC
"We searched all available homes in the Triad area when our job brought us to Guilford County. We made an offer the same day we saw this Gunter Custom Home, the craftmanship was second to none. Their attention to detail is in every aspect of their homes, it definately sets them apart from the competition. We absolutely love our home. The Gunter's helped with our relocation and made the transition from Iowa a breeze. Gunter Custom Homes always delivers on promises that are made, every expectation we have had has been exceeded."
-Donna and Art B.