“We met Mike Rice and Paramount Homes through an internet search for Colorado Springs builders. Since our lot was on a hillside, there more hoops to jump through to get the project approved — we needed to get it through the regional building department and, more specifically, city engineering. Two other builders had started the process and not gotten anywhere. We were at a crossroads when Mike came along and was able to negotiate with both sides and get it done for much less money than if we had done it on our own. Mike was very responsive to our needs and always ready to answer questions. By working with the company that did the geohazard survey, and the city engineers, he was able to get the approval through for the building permit within a few weeks of being on the project.
Once we were underway, the weather was not our friend. Despite some late snowstorms that delayed a few pieces of the project, Mike was vigilant about scheduling and worked closely with the subcontractors as he kept everything on track. Even with those delays, we broke ground in January and moved in just five and a half months later. Through it all, Mike updated us on a nearly daily basis. His knowledge of the construction process was evident, and he would offer suggestions as to the best choices to make for the different components of our home. Originally, we were not planning to have a landing for our deck stairs, but due to miscommunication as to the placement of our back fence, Mike’s original design was not possible. He generously redesigned the stairs. The new deck is exactly what we needed, and we’re so happy it all worked out the way it did.
Jodi makes the design process a breeze. She’s wonderful — very caring and responsive. She kept us on track throughout the project. Paramount’s trade contacts for all the allowance items were very good. There was a large selection, and they did a good job of keeping us at a cost we could handle even though we didn’t always choose to stay within our original budget. Jodi was also great at making suggestions when we needed them. As a designer, she took our vision and translated it into reality. If we had questions, she never hesitated to get us the information we needed or to involve others if they could be helpful.
The best part of our new home is seeing the vision we had in our minds two years ago come to life. From design through to the build process, we didn’t know for sure if what we envisioned would come out as a functional home. With Mike and Jodi’s help, we got what we dreamed about, and it works so well for our situation and our family. Thanks, Paramount!”
“Our experience with Paramount Homes as the builder of our custom home was outstanding. Before we started the build, we had the opportunity to tour several homes Paramount was building. The attention to detail was evident. Mike takes pride in his work as does his team. We also toured several homes that were completed and spoke with the owners. Each one had very positive things to say about their experience. Over and over, we heard great things about Mike: how easy he is to work with, and how focused he is on making your future home a special place for you.
When we started our own build with Paramount, Mike proved all those things to be true. He was attentive and listened to our concerns, and he worked hard to find a solution to concerns or requests we had. Many builders would probably start out with ‘we can’t do that,’ but Mike looks at things differently. His approach is: ‘let me see if I can figure out how to make that happen.’ All of his subcontractors are top-notch, everyone hustled, and they did great work. It was fun to meet them all. We were on site every day watching the progress, and everyone we met was professional and courteous. They all took pride in their work and wanted us to be happy with whatever part of the job they were doing. Construction proceeded much faster than we thought it would. Any questions were quickly answered and Jodi, Paramount’s designer, was fantastic helping us pull together our finishes, lighting, flooring, appliances, cabinets, plumbing, etc. She made sure it all came together so that we wound up with the home of our dreams.
We had some significant life challenges unrelated to the build that we had to deal with, and both Mike and Jodi were very supportive and helpful in any way they could so we made it through in record time. We’re all settled into our home now, and we’re really enjoying it!”
- Working with the owner and designer to ensure a project that aligns with budgetary expectations
- Clear & realistic communication of the build process and project schedule
- An open attitude to details and desire to meet the client’s vision for the home
- Strong mutually respective relationship with the subcontractors, which will play a role in your construction process
- Thoroughness and integrity
Paramount Homes met and exceeded each of these critical aspects and exercised a formal process that made building our custom-build enjoyable.”