1. How long have you been a builder and how many homes have you built at Pradera?
I have been building since I was six years old – forts, models, boats, etc. Peach Homes has been in existence for over 10 years and I have built nine homes at Pradera. I have been at Pradera since the community began.
2. How did you get your business name?
I was walking a customer around one of my finished homes and after I said, “isn’t this a great home”, the customer said, “no this is a peach of a home”. I know that’s corny, but the name stuck!
3. What do you like best about building custom homes at Pradera?
I love the whole concept of the neighborhood – especially the amenities like the club, restaurant, pools, trails, and I like that the homeowners are so active. I try to build my homes reflecting this active Colorado lifestyle. I try to have the homes be a part of the neighborhood. I also enjoy the people – I have made a lot of friends since I have been here. And I like the overall quality of the custom homes at Pradera.
4. What makes a great custom home?
You have to start with vision, and not just with the big picture or with the home’s overall design, but also with the small details. I like this part of the job – the creative part of it. I think you have to have a lot of attention-to-detail. You have to complete every stage of the home 110% before you move on to the next.
5. How does Peach Homes help customers?
I always try to build their vision and not mine. And I really try to bring the client’s vision out of them. Most of all, through the process, I am just really trying to surpass the customer’s expectations!
6. What are some signature features of a Peach Home?
There are a lot of them: sunken family rooms in the lower level, 3 dimensional features with height and volume (not just flat ceilings or walls), high-end Pella-brand wood windows and doors, a lot of natural woods and stones inside and out, hand-built timber deck stairs, insulated walls throughout the interior of the home, high-end appliances (including refrigerators), plenty of lighting and a quality carpet. Also, as I said earlier, we pay a lot of attention to the details. Finally, I hear a lot from customers that my homes feel very warm, like a home should – and that’s our goal!
7. What do you like do to for fun?
I like all water sports. I have a boat and I love to water-ski. I also like to travel and sit on the beach and snorkel.