Meet Debi and Bob. This Cincinnati couple spent years looking for the perfect location to build their family’s custom lake home. Located on 250 acres with a private lake in the New Richmond area, this home was designed as a weekend respite from the world and for casual (yet elegant) entertaining of family and guests.
Q: HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR LAND AND WHAT MADE IT SO SPECIAL TO YOU?
A: Bob found our land through a friend and it was love at first sight! We fell in love with the rolling terrain and privacy. We know that it would take the right builder to craft a home that would complement a location this special.
Q: DID YOU TALK WITH DIFFERENT BUILDERS BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR LAND AND BUILDING YOUR HOME?
A: WE DID NOT! Alan and I met through the Real Estate industry and I quickly became super impressed with his commitment to customer service and total hands-on approach to working with his clients. As a Realtor, I’ve had the pleasure of selling many of their homes over the years and I’ve never had an unhappy Homes by Gerbus client!
Q: HAD YOU ALREADY STARTED ON YOUR HOME PLANS AND IF SO, DID YOU ASK HOMES BY GERBUS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PLAN AND PLACEMENT?
A. We definitely had our own plans, but trusted Alan and his architect to finalize a drawing (and offer well-taken suggestions) to achieve our desired results.
Q: WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME ON YOUR LAND?
A: With over 200 acres, the most challenging aspect for us was finding a place that we all agreed on situating the house!
Q: WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE WITH HOMES BY GERBUS AND WAS THERE SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR THAT YOU ENJOYED?
A: This was our first custom home and the experience was great from start to finish. We decided to make a cosmetic change a few weeks before closing, and the HBG team made it happen. Communication was excellent and any questions were quickly addressed. We were so appreciative of the seemingly small suggestions Alan would make (“Think about putting this in that room,” or “What about a taller cabinet next to the microwave?”) that became big things after we actually started living there!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROOM OF YOUR HOME AND WILL YOU RECOMMEND HOMES BY GERBUS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?
A. Definitely the great room and kitchen area where we spend most of our time – enjoying time with our family and our friends. And will we recommend Homes by Gerbus, ABSOLUTELY! We do all of the time!
Q: THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, DEBI AND BOB. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
A: We always wanted a lake home that was designed and built for relaxing, enjoyment, and entertaining family and friends. Thanks to Homes by Gerbus, we have one! If you’re looking for a homebuilder for your new custom home, you won’t find a more detailed, talented, or quality home builder than Alan and the team at Homes by Gerbus. From our comfortable gourmet kitchen to placement of our home to maximize the views from our deck, we couldn’t be more pleased, and know you will be too!
Our thanks to Debi and Bob for allowing us to photograph their home for our holiday edition. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you are traveling, we hope your journeys are safe and healthy!
About Homes by Gerbus: For over six decades our locally owned building company, founded by Walter Gerbus Sr., has been crafting exquisite custom homes in the greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. Offered in the finest custom home communities or on your homesite, our homes are built on solid family values and a strong work ethic that has guided our company (and family) for three generations. From handshakes at the time to contract, to hugs at the time of closing, we pride ourselves on building homes of uncompromising value, quality, and style. We take great comfort in the accolades that we receive from our satisfied clients who praise our team for listening to their concerns, addressing their questions, and providing a pleasurable and stress free home building experience. The Homes by Gerbus, Inc. family of companies also includes Gerbus Remodeling, Inc. and Gerbus Properties, Inc.
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