Earlier this week Steve and I drove out to Weyburn to mark out some options for the basement location for Lindsey & Tyler's house (we are building their awesome 1451 sq. ft custom RTM home as we speak).
Weyburn is about 520 KMs one way from our office, so we had roughly 12 hours in the truck...one of the topics that kept coming up is how much fun we have with our clients. We talked about how our approach (build relationships first, and then build the home) is different, and why it works.
Spring is a fun time of year. The snow slowly melts away, and while it's kind of messy for a month or so, you know what's around the corner. You can almost smell the summer barbecues, and the freshly cut grass. Summer is coming!
The best part of spring (from a homebuilders perspective) is watching people get excited. It's been a long winter. Maybe this old house is getting a little small... Maybe we need to build a garage... Is this year the year we finally build that cottage instead of just camping at the lake? Should we think about building? It's an exciting thought, but maybe a little intimidating.
So you're considering building with SK2, and you are probably wondering what is included and what isn't...good question!
To summarize quickly;
If you are in ND or MN;
If you are in SK or MB;
Please take a look at the video above and let us know if you've got any questions!
We get a lot of construction-related questions from friends, family members, and potential clients. It always feels good to help someone with the knowledge that we've acquired over the years, so we thought we would bring this to a larger scale!
Please feel free to send in your questions, we will do our best to post a weekly show with the answers you're looking for!
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Today's episode touches on designing your new home. Many, many people come to us with the thought that they have to invest in an expensive architect to get started on their new home plan. That or pick a stock plan that a builder has is his/her library. That isn't the case! In this video, we walk you through how simple the design process can be. Bring us your ideas, we'll get started and show you what is possible.
Thanks for tuning in to Episode 001 of On The Level, and please make sure you send us your questions/show topics!
SK2 Custom Homes is a Canadian owned company that specializes in Manufactured Ready To Move (RTM) Homes. We have 38 years of combined experience with custom residential home building and developing unique plans for customers throughout the Canadian prairies. We are excited to now extend our services to our North Dakota and Minnesota neighbours.
With the USD/CAD exchange rate at approximately $0.70, you will be able to receive a savings of 30% towards a beautiful home. In addition to this incredible deal, your new custom built home can be completed in as little as 4 months! We will work together on developing the plans, layout and design that suits you and your family.
We will be in Fargo, North Dakota at The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead’s 55th annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show on February 26-28, 2016! Stop by our booth so we can start discussing how you can have the home of your dreams!
Don’t miss out on our current promotions!
If you can’t make the Fargo Home & Garden Show, just fill out the form below or give us a call at 1-888-463-8755.
A day in the life of SK2...
6am - wake up.
6:01am - coffee. Always coffee. More coffee.
7am - meet at the shop (SK2 offices) in St. Jean. Leave for a video marketing seminar in Winnipeg.
8am - marketing seminar starts.
9am - more learning about video and it's use on social media.
10:30am - seminar wraps up.
10:35am - meet client for breakfast (thanks for being a trooper and making the quartz countertop decision Jackie!).
11:00am - leave Winnipeg.
12:00 - back at the shop, pack laptop, files, and samples.
12:15 - head south for Minot, ND.
5:30 - meet new potential clients at Cenex station, follow them to their build site south of Minot.
5:45 - review site, look at location for new home (beautiful site, this house is going to fit the property perfectly!).
6:00 - follow customers back to their current home.
6:01 - the fun begins! Discussions about floorplan changes, review conceptual 3D drawings, talk about options, flooring, kitchen design, 2nd floor layout, and how the process works.
7:45 - Get to know each other! Put up with barrage of comments about our strong Canadian accents, try to come up with witty replies about how our country is bigger...
8:00 - Call Jackie, ask her to talk to new clients about the home building process and what it's like to deal with SK2 and how the SK2 Experience feels from a customer perspective (thanks Jackie!).
8:45 - wrap up kickass meeting and head for home.
12:21 - write blog post while Steve drives.
We often get asked what sets us apart from our competitors. I think this tells the story. We care. We aren't afraid to put in a long day to meet with a client because that's the one day that works for them. Serving our clients and adding value in every aspect of the build is what we focus on. Our goal is to build relationships with our clients, and in our business that often means we end up crossing provincial (& international) borders.
Why do customers hire us when we are 4-6 hours away from them?
I guess you'd have to ask our clients. ☺
Get the jump on cottage season with this 1196 square foot 3 bedroom, open concept home.
More details at www.sk2customhomes.com/for-sale
The US $ is super strong right now. $1 CDN can be purchased for just $0.69 US as of Jan 18th.
This means that a new home that would sell for $145,000 in Canada can be purchased for just $100,000 USD. Talk about huge savings!
Here's a link to a quick video explanation: http://www.sk2customhomes.com/nd--mn.html
At SK2 Custom Homes, we are firm believers (& practitioners) of the theory that you have to give in order to receive. Give To Get!
Check out this fun video - we present Darren & Jackie with a surprise gift just before Christmas!