The Martin Custom Homes Difference
What separates Martin Custom Homes from the other builders? Call it old school if you like, but at Martin Custom Homes we feel that certain features shouldn’t cost extra. Attention to detail, although hidden from sight behind walls, is sometimes more important than features that are readily visible. Here are some building practices that separate MCH from other builders:
Cabinets Securely Installed
We install blocking in between wall studs behind kitchen cabinets and other hanging cabinets. This allows us to securely fasten wall cabinets to walls and each other.
Truss Bracing at Gable Ends to Eliminate Wavy Looking Siding
Some house designs have steep roofs (especially ranch style) with large gables. We securely brace these gables to prevent twisting of roof sheathing and siding.
Upgraded Basement Stairs
We take into consideration that our customers may in the future finish their basements. We install carpet grade staircases to the basement area with this in mind.
Bedroom Ceiling Lights/Fans
Each bedroom is wired for fan ceiling light and fan – not just a switched outlet. Whether you install a ceiling fan at the time of the build or not, you will have the option to do so in the future. You may also choose two other locations in your home for ceiling fans, which will include wiring and installation. Fans and lights are wired to be controlled by wall switches but can be remotely controlled if the fan you select provides for it.
More Electrical Outlets
MCH will ask for your input in placement of electrical outlets. Although we install more than the usual allotment required by code, if you have a need for a specialty outlets somewhere we have no problem adding them free or a minimal charge depending on the request..
More Recessed Lights
We supply a minimum of 10 recessed lights, complete with an LED light trim kit in everyone of our homes. More depending on design. When you request more recessed lights than we provide for free, you will find our costs is usually less than 1/2 what most other builders charge.
Basement and Garage Lights
We install more than the required amount of light fixtures in garages and basements. Our ceramic light fixtures in these key areas include outlets.
Lights in key areas such as bedrooms, dining rooms and eating areas include dimmer switches at no extra cost.
All our windows and sliding doors are “Pella” Low “E” rated and also argon gas filled. That translates to lower heating bills and a more comfortable home. We provide window grids in all your homes windows, not just the front of the home. You can select from a number of window grid choices, at no additional charge.
Interior and Exterior Door Choices
We offer a number of different interior and exterior door style choices, at no addtional charge!
2 x 6 Framing
Our standard exterior wall framing is 2×6 with R-20 wall insulation. We insulate to R-49 rating in the attic area.
Seamless Rain Gutters
We now price all our homes with quality seamless rain gutters Why? You need them to help keep your basement dry and our cost is almost 1/2 the cost that you would pay for them after market..
Customer Service and Attention to detail
We pride ourselves in our customer service and attention to detail. Our motto is, “We’re just as frienldy after the build as we are in the beginning”.
All of the items above are labor intensive and/or have a cost factor; however, in an effort to make your home an enjoyable and worry free place to live, these items have become standard features with every Martin Custom Home.