Home Building

When It’s Time Step Back And Empower Your Home Building Team

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders If you have been following along in this CandysDirt.com series, most of the hard work in planning for a new home, or remodel, has been done. It’s time to turn the corner, quit organizing, maintaining, directing, and give license to your team (architect, builder, interior designer, landscape architect) so they […]

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Communication And Keeping Expectations Realistic Keeps Surprises to a Minimum

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 7, 2021 / 1 Comment

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders “I would if I could, but I can’t, so I won’t.” Not a lot of real optimism here, but that might end up being the tag line offered in response to an unrealistic expectation. Everyone goes into a building project with a set of expectations. Being openly transparent with the […]

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In Construction, Setting Team Boundaries Makes Homebuilding Easier For Everyone

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders Bill Gates made a fortune by realizing all of the computer hardware staring him in the face wouldn’t just work by itself — he needed to tell it specifically what he wanted it to do. By programming the hardware using software he created, Gates was able to get exactly what […]

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The Who’s Who of Building a Home: Don’t Plan Your Project Without These Four Pros!

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders Don’t you always feel safer sitting on a four-legged stool as opposed to a three-legged one? Sitting on a two-legged, or one-legged stool — well that’s impossible! So, why would you plan your building project without the four-legged stability a team that includes an architect, builder, interior designer, and landscape […]

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Why You Should Build Your Team Before You Build Your Home

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 1, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders You may have noticed, but there’s no “I” in “team.” Hiring a full complement of professionals before designing your home or remodel, seems counter-intuitive. But building your team first is actually the cheapest way to undertake your project! Here are 5 reasons why: Knowledge – Each building discipline (architect, builder, […]

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Why Finding The Right Professionals to Build Your Home is Critical

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…” On the used car lot, all the vehicles look great. Clean on the inside, and shiny on the outside. But each car couldn’t be more different. Small, stylish, high-speed roadsters behave differently than “Mom-mobile” SUVs with plenty of room for the family. Standard, mid-line sedans provide […]

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