We began with 3 builders in the central Virginia area that we found in our search for the right home builder. As first time buyers we checked references, checked for complaints against Virginia Builders with state compliance offices and spoke with references. Battlefield had great references and recommendations. We didn’t find any red flags when looking into their reputation or complaints. We liked their transparency. We let them know that we were speaking with other builders and Allen was not pushy at all, and encouraged us to continue in our pursuit until we found someone who best fit our needs and checked all our boxes.
We had a house plan in mind that we had from a site on the internet. We liked many of the plans that Battlefield offered, but we really wanted the layout and design that we had found. Battlefield was happy to work with us on that and had no issue with us bringing our own design. They even made many suggestions on tweaking things with minor design issues and were able to amend the floor plan to meet our request perfectly. We liked their willingness to work and get us what WE wanted, versus what they had to offer.
One thing that stuck out about Battlefield was that they work with the same contractors for years. What we found with other builders was that they were sub-contracting everything out to the lowest bid and didn’t have a core team of people. We appreciated that Allen knew the work and reputation of the contractors he was using and had long standing relationships with them. This really put us at ease.
So after coming to the decision to work with Allen and Battlefield, which came in at the lowest price for our plans…..the fun began. We signed our contract January 2018 with a projected start date of June 2018 (our choice). The first step in our custom home build was working with Bernie (Lead selection guy) and Sam. THEY ARE AN AWESOME TEAM!! First off, they deal with the same selection vendors so they have it down to a science. The Battlefield standard package is very good and is head and tails above your cookie cutter home builder package. Battlefield’s standard build is significantly better than anyone else we looked into. The upgrades we choose and things we added to the plan were not surprises to us, and we felt in total control of how things went in terms of pricing. Their combined experience and expertise really assisted us and they helped us with every step. When we made one selection that didn’t go well with the other, Bernie was right there to point out conflicting styles and made wonderful suggestions, all while telling us we can go with whatever choice we want. We are very thankful for many of his design ideas and attention to detail on so many things we would have overlooked.
We have since moved into our new home and it truly is everything we wanted and the build quality is top notch. Even after taking occupancy, Allen and his team have followed up to make sure everything was ok and that all the final details were accomplished. So if you’re looking for a builder of your dream home in the central Virginia area, Battlefield Homes is an easy choice!