Get Rid of Guesswork...
…and get started on your dream home! We like to start the home building process with the discovery phase. We must first discover the design of your home, the wants for your home, and what fits in your budget. These are the three driving forces that will determine what you should build, how to get the most out of your budget, and where to set your expectations. Let’s examine the three driving forces a little closer:
Generally, a 2,000 square foot, single-level home with a wraparound porch will cost more than a 2,000 square foot, two-story home. The one level home has double the foundation, twice the roof area, and more wall area, which ultimately leads to increased cost-to-build.
Tile showers, log walls, exposed beams, quality wall-coverings, metal roof, HE appliances, cabinets, cypress decking, heavy timbers, hardwood flooring, and so on… these are the items you really want in your home. But don’t get carried away! We still need to talk about…
If your budget is unlimited… well, congratulations; you’re one of a fortunate few. Unfortunately, most of us have a budget, and a strict one at that. This is where the rubber meets the road, and where you must balance your wants with what is financially feasible.
One Shop, One Stop
There is no single layout or home plan that will meet the needs (or the wants) of every client, and this is where our Drafting and Design Department comes into play. Unlike most builders who offer a small selection of pre-drawn home plans, Timber Ridge Builders has a full-service design team at its beck and call. During the design phase, you’ll get to work with our designers one-on-one. We’ll alter the plans according to your specifications, and before we’re finished, we’ll walk you through your home in a 3-D Virtual Tour! Our design team possesses nearly 100 years of collective home design experience, and we can help you realize your vision, even if it’s still a little blurry.
Now that we have your design in-hand, it’s time to select your materials. There are many choices to be made during materials selection, but we’re here to help you the whole way. Not only do we help you make the best choices, we help you keep those choices aligned with your budget. Once we’ve selected your materials, we can put a real price on the construction of your home. If the price lines up with your budget, we’re ready to proceed. If not, we’ll take your plans back to the drawing board to determine what needs to be done to bring your project in line with your budget. This is the beauty of Timber Ridge Builders. We don’t just tell you if it can be done or not… we tell you how!
With your design in-hand and your materials selected, it’s time to construct your dream home. Timber Ridge Builders employs all the personnel needed to make sure your project proceeds smoothly and as expected. Our project managers, technical specialists, and designers work together to make sure your home turns out exactly like you’ve imagined it would.
My husband and I hired Timber Ridge Builders as our contractor in our recent cabin rebuild. While a long-distance build can be difficult, Tim Patterson made it a positive experience for us. He answered our texts and calls promptly and was quick to ward off any problems that might arise. He was great at keeping our plumber, electrician, masons, and others working toward our completed project. Most importantly, Tim is honest and responsible. He worked hard for us and offered suggestions as needed throughout the process. We would highly recommend Timber Ridge Builders and Tim and would definitely hire them again if we were building in the area.Kathi and Gerald Pickrell
When I decided to have a vacation home built in the Smoky Mountains of East TN, I did extensive research and conducted several interviews before choosing Tim Patterson with Timber Ridge Builders. I needed someone I could trust to build to have care and precision, with good straightforward communication as I was stationed in the Air Force near Washington D.C. for the entire process.Christopher Watson, Maj, USAF
Tim and his team did not disappoint. Since having completed this home, I have recommended him to several individuals and I plan to build a second home with him again in the future. His honesty and attention to detail were top notch and the time frame in which he had it complete was remarkable compared to what I've seen and heard of other builders in the area.
In the Air Force we have three core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. From the beginning to the end, it seems Tim humbly holds himself to these standards as well. Perhaps this is why I consider it a privilege to have had him build this beautiful mountain home, why I recommend him so highly, and why I plan to build with him again in the future.