FAQs about Sundin Builders

Everyone comes into the building process with questions.

Here are the ones we hear most frequently — and our answers.

How do I get my project started?

What sets a Sundin home apart from other custom homes?

Why should I consider custom buildings instead of a pre-built new home or “template” design?

How does the new-home building process typically work with Sundin?

How does the remodeling process typically work with Sundin?

How do Sundin and its clients communicate? How accessable are your staff when I have a concern?

Do I need my own land, plans or financing before I call Sundin?

How much input and control will I have in my project?

How does Sundin minimize the disruption in my home during remodelling?

Who does the work?

How does Sundin manage my budget?

What can I expect a year after the last truck drives off? Five years later? Ten years later?

 

QuestionHow do I get my project started?

We invite you to call 800.286.6610 or email us to set up a meeting and talk over your plans. We’ll listen to your ideas, explain our process in detail and answer all your questions.

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QuestionWhat sets a Sundin home apart from other custom homes?

The quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail in every Sundin project are indisputable and unmatched. Visit our Gallery to see some examples of our work.

You’ll find the way we work with you to be equally distinctive, because we place you at the center of the entire building process. We’re committed to fully consulting with you at all stages — collaborating, communicating and giving you the input you need to make well-informed decisions. After all, it’s your home.

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QuestionWhy should I consider custom building instead of a pre-built new home or “template” design?

If you’re seriously thinking of building a custom home, then you’ve arrived at a place in life where you can create a space that ideally suits your tastes and the way you live.

When you build custom, you build an environment that’s an extension of yourself. You get precisely the house you want — from architectural style to floor plan, right down to the light and plumbing fixtures. If you have a dream, you can bring it to life.

One more thing: You may be building custom to fulfill your dream, but you may also find some financial fulfillment down the road. Thanks to their quality and uniqueness, custom homes typically have higher resale values than their pre-designed, pre-built neighbors.

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QuestionHow does the new-home building process typically work with Sundin?

Sundin has the full capabilities to design and build your home, offering you the convenience of a single point of contact. Our process always centers on you, from planning through completed construction.

If you need architectural plans, bring all your ideas to Sundin and we’ll draft the plans for your dream home.

If you need a building site, Sundin can help you select an ideal one.

With plans and building site in hand, we’ll then prepare a detailed construction specification and estimate for your review. Because we aim to deliver a 100% turn-key project, we’ll work with you to create a spec that’s within your budget — and strive to keep to it throughout your build.

Sundin will obtain all the necessary building permits for you. If you require financing, we can also connect you with resources.

As construction progresses, we’ll meet with you regularly to keep you up to date on our progress against your schedule and budget. If a decision needs to be made (on even the smallest matter) you’ll always be part of the discussion. Managing your costs is as important to us as it is to you.

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QuestionHow does the remodelling process typically work with Sundin?

Sundin gives smaller projects the same level of personal care and attention to detail that we give to the new custom homes we build.

If you need architectural plans, Sundin’s design team can draft them.

We’ll then prepare a detailed construction specification and estimate for your review. Because we aim to deliver a 100% turnkey project, we’ll work with you to create a spec that’s within your budget — and strive to keep to it throughout your build.

Sundin will obtain all the necessary building permits for you. If you require financing, we can also connect you with resources.

As construction progresses, we’ll meet with you regularly to keep you up to date on our progress against your schedule and budget. If a decision needs to be made (on even the smallest matters) you’ll always be part of the discussion. Managing your costs is as important to us as it is to you.

In addition, we’ll do our utmost to minimize the disruption that a remodel or addition can create.

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QuestionHow do Sundin and its clients communicate? How accessible is your staff when I have a concern?

Constant contact and constant input are at the heart of our communications with our client. We aim to work collaboratively with you, and are always available — even evenings and weekends — when you have a question, concern or idea.

Sundin’s personal touch extends to the regular meetings you’ll have with your design/build team. In these discussions we’ll talk together about the progress of the job, how we’re doing against your budget and any issues that have arisen. The goal: To keep you in the loop at all times, and eliminate any surprises.

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QuestionDo I need my own land, plans or financing before I call Sundin?

You can come to us with a building lot, architectural plans and financing in place. Or we can work with you to acquire land, create your home plans and/or secure financing.

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QuestionHow much input and control will I have in my project?

Our team wants to build (or remodel) your home the way you envision it. As our valued client, you are involved in all decisions regarding your project. We stay in constant communication with you. And we strive to minimize added costs by assembling a total cost package that meets your specifications early in the planning process.

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QuestionHow does Sundin minimize the disruption in my home during remodelling?

We appreciate that remodelling — especially kitchen remodelling — is a tremendous intrusion in your life, even thought it’s temporary. Sundin takes several actions to keep the disruption and stress to a minimum:

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QuestionWho does the work?

Our reputation is only as good as the work we do for you — which is why Scott Sundin personally oversees all work. The contractors who will build, remodel or add on to your home are highly skilled and deeply experienced — in our opinion, they’re the best in the field. They’re devoted craftspeople who have worked for us over many years.

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QuestionHow does Sundin manage my costs?

We begin with detailed estimating and specifications for your project. As your project progresses, we routinely meet with you to discuss the progress of your job relative to our estimate. We will be completely up-front and honest with you when we discuss the cost impact of an upgrade or other change.

It’s our goal to deliver a 100% turnkey project — completed to your specifications and within your cost expectations. In fact, we complete many jobs under the contracted quote.

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QuestionWhat can I expect a year after the last truck drives off? Five years later? Ten years later?

You can expect the same level of care and personal attention Sundin devotes to building or remodelling your home. You’ll receive a standard, one-year warranty on all work we do.

But no matter how long you own your home, we’ll be here for you. We’ve been building in your community for 74 years. We’re your neighbors. We always want to do the right thing for you.

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