In 2009 America’s Home Place came to Texas to help those along the Gulf Coast recover after Hurricane Ike.
“What brought America’s Home Place into Texas was Hurricane Ike,” General Manager Lowell Pinnock said. “For six years they helped rebuild the lives of many victims after the disaster.”
While building the disaster recovery homes, the company noticed the need to expand their build on your lot program to the Texas Region. As it turned out, that is what America’s Home Place specialized in for the last 46 years.
America’s Home Place is excited to announce that they are moving to Alvin in the coming weeks to help potential homeowners design and build their new forever home!
The custom home builder is in the process of finishing up their new, state of the art, showroom in Alvin, or as Lowell Pinnock calls it, a “home within a showroom/building center.”
The new Alvin office will replace the company’s longtime office in Galveston as the company moves to make it more convenient for potential homeowners to visit their showroom/building center and to better geographical position itself from a jobsite management standpoint.
“We are a custom home builder,” Pinnock said. “Ideally, we take our plans and customize them to fit the needs and lifestyle for each of our home owners. We do not build two homes that are the same.”
While building homes along the Gulf Coast, one thing America’s Home Place noticed is more and more of the customers were from the Alvin area. Therefore, America’s Home Place decided to make a move, building its new showroom/building center in the heart of Alvin.
“Alvin was the hub, the heart,” Pinnock said. “Our customers were already here. This is where the homeowners are, so it made perfect sense to make it more convenient for them to come to us.”
What they are building in Alvin is much more than just an office. It’s a “home within a showroom” and it will allow customers to see everything America’s Home Place can do in one convenient location.
The showroom/building center is really a home. The offices are built to showcase the different exterior elevations the company offers; there will be a full kitchen/dining space, open floor plan layout, a master bedroom suite, and a variety of interior selections.
“This will be a village of homes when you walk in,” Pinnock said. “It gives the customer an opportunity to see exactly how we build our homes on their respective home sites.”
While there is a lot of new home construction going on in the region, America’s Home Place has found its own niche. As a custom home builder, America’s Home Place is for people who already own land, in the market to find land and are seeking to build the home of their dreams.
The company has a parade of tried and true floor plans to choose from and can then customize every aspect to meet the customer’s needs.
Pinnock said a few things that set America’s Home Place apart happens even before the initial dirt is ever moved. The first step to building your new home is designing it to fit your lifestyle and budget. Through a series of questions, your Building Consultant will help you determine which floor plan best suits your unique needs. Now that you have the perfect plan, your Building Consultant will help you add all the special touches that make your home uniquely yours. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, fireplaces with stacked stone, brick, or granite, can all be added at this point. At America’s Home Place, it’s one stop shopping. You’ll find everything you need to make your house your home right here in our Design Gallery. When all the special touches have been added and the site improvements have been estimated, your Building Consultant will give you the final cost to build your new home. So you love the plan and you love the price. You sign the agreements and our teams go to work making your dream home a reality! Meet with our Project Manager at your site to position your home and determine site preparation costs. Then you’ll have a final meeting to cross the t’s and dot the i’s before we begin construction. From site preparation, foundation, and framing through mechanicals, interior and exterior finishes, every step is quality-assured by your Project Manager.
“Our standard features set us apart,” Pinnock said. “Granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, Comfort height cabinets in master bedroom, 9’ ceilings, 5” gutters, a variety of cabinet styles, frameless glass shower doors, plus many other features other builders consider upgrades. On average, when it comes down to fit and finish selections, most of our homeowners are only upgrading their flooring selections,” Pinnock said.
“Our goal as a builder is to build it right on paper before we ever start building it in the field,” Pinnock said. “This affords us the opportunity to minimize frustration and unnecessary construction delays.” That attention in advance also pays off in one other way — the homes are usually built from start to finish more efficiently as it relates to quality and time! “Speed is our weapon, but we don’t sacrifice quality for time,” he said.
One way America’s Home Place can get homes built quickly and properly is by using the best contractors around. Each one is hand selected for being among the best and being safe and efficient. In fact, every person working on a home is held to three core beliefs in the company. When building someone’s home, the job site will be clean, workers will be safe and all inspections will be conducted for quality, not completion.
Pinnock said America’s Home Place takes those steps because they view customers as more than someone who hired them. “Every project is a family, not a project,” he said. “They’re more than just customers, they’re family. We connect with each of our home owners on deeper level.” Because America’s Home Place looks at every customer as a family, they also want to take the time to ensure the needs of the customer come before the wants of the business.
“Most people are leery of coming in to discuss their vision because they don’t know who to trust,” Pinnock said. “We believe in being honest, speaking with transparency, and serving with integrity from the beginning.”
And even when a home is done and the keys are delivered to the home owner(s), America’s Home Place stands by its work. Pinnock told the story of how one home built in Galveston — for the Disaster Recovery Gov’t Program— started having problems years after it was complete. America’s Home Place inspected the home, determined the cause, and fixed the problem at no cost to the owner.
If you are in the market for a new home and have land or access to land you want to build on, Pinnock invites you to visit the new America’s Home Place office on Highway 35 in the new shopping center next to Kelly’s Restaurant.
“Come out and see us,” he said. “Discuss your vision and we’ll work together to design the right home for your family to cherish and to create new memories!
What potential customers will find is a company that puts the needs of its customers first while offering an extremely high quality product.
America’s Home Place is a home construction company that you can trust with your family’s dreams for a custom home. Their philosophy of “principle over profit” has been the foundation for their culture and growth for over 46 years. With their passion for building and a commitment to families, they are ready to serve the Alvin and surrounding communities with service that is second to none!