Building a Custom Home with Kaufman Homes

Kaufman Homes, a second generation design build firm, makes it a priority to put the relationship first in every project in order to make it a success.

Kaufman homes has built many custom homes throughout the greater Salem area — earning a reputation for high standards, pride in workmanship, distinct attention to detail, no compromising of quality and homes built to last a lifetime.

Our goal is to provide a place you can call “home” by blending your ideas with innovative design, fine decorating and quality craftsmanship, enhanced by low maintenance products and “green” and sustainable strategies. These qualities are evident in the many beautiful Custom homes we have built in Salem, Portland and the surrounding areas.

Custom Home Design and Budget

The design and cost of doing a Custom Home should always begin with a realistic budget which ultimately determines the amount the Customer can or is willing to spend. This budget dictates the design of the Custom Home combining the demands of the size, complexity and amenities of the design, coupled with the expectations of the customer based on wants and needs.

Why Different Prices for the Same Custom Home?

“The Difference” in the cost of a Custom Home as estimated or quoted by different Builders is most evident in the experience level of each Builder and or the niche he is most familiar with or experienced in. It is at this point “The Difference” begins to show with the seasoned Custom Homebuilder such as Kaufman Homes offering:

  • Expert experience since 1975.
  • Very accurate estimates providing the Customer with what they want, using our past experiences of products and workmanship that will stand the test of time, always keeping the customers budget in mind.
  • Detailed and well defined set of specifications to alleviate misunderstandings, keeping the project on budget, meeting schedules and producing fewer change orders.
  • Selecting a Builder for your Custom Home.

The process of selecting a builder is as important as designing and decorating the home and should be approached with a lot of careful planning and research; because once the home is started you will have made a big commitment to time, money and the final product you will be left with.

The selected builder needs to be compatible with your expectations, wants, wishes, desires and the amount of money you can or wish to spend. Each builder has a niche and has a selected group of subcontractors and a standard of products and a level of workmanship that works in their market. Builders have a difficult time of crossing over into markets they are not experienced in, familiar with or comfortable with. Kaufman Homes has been providing the best of quality products and workmanship to many customers in the Willamette Valley from it’s origination.