We can't even get close to describing how much we love, love, love our Royer home. Best decision we ever made.
When we first walked into Royer we were a little apprehensive, we had done a lot of research and talked to a lot of people and knew that we really wanted to build with Royer, but were not sure we could afford what we wanted and where. So, we booked a meeting with Dan Royer, sat down and told us what we were looking for and he gave us some layout ideas to mull over and a range that we would be looking at, while he got to work on some more plans for us. Within a few days we nailed down a firmer layout and he came back exactly in the range we talked about. At that point we were sold and after getting our financial ducks in a row, so was our new lot, and we were about to start building a house for the first time. A 2700 sq ft, 2 story.
We can’t tell you how many times over the years that we have had people tell us that they built before and would never do it again. People would say what a headache it is, so stressful, that you have to be in your house every day to make sure all is okay and so on. So, at the beginning of our build with Royer, we were very excited and worried at the same time but Dan, Dennis, Erin and Travis wiped that worry away almost instantly. By the first couple of days into framing, we knew that there would always be someone to help us with any questions or concerns, and we could relax because they were as invested in building us our dream home as we were. We visit a lot in the beginning, because we were so excited but once winter set in and we couldn't really see the progress as we drove by on the road any more, the only feeling we had were anticipation knowing that great things were happening in there. If we ever wanted to see, we just picked up the phone and Erin would arrange a time for us to go through. I never wanted to leave. Now we don’t have to.
Our house was not only finished by the date on our contract, but 5 weeks before. Our positive experience with Royer didn't end on that date either. One of the things that made us apprehensive about a new build was having to go back to clay and start the outside from scratch again. Royer knew from the beginning how important getting our grading done and passed so we could not only feel settled inside but outside as well. They helped to ensure that our driveway was in and our rough grade done properly and in for approval within days of grading season opening up at the town. We had our rough grade approved in less than a week, which enabled us to get going on our final grade and get our yard landscaped so that we were able to enjoy it for more than half of the summer. While this may not be about the house itself, it is a true testament to Royer’s excellent standard of service, because a lot of builders don’t ensure the lot grading is done properly and people end up going for month or years without being able to landscape.
We have been in our house for 7 months now. If we have any issues we call Allen and he is there to help us out. Everyone who walks through the door loves the house as much as we do and are always blown away by the finishing and how well our house is built. So, as far all of those people who told us they would never build again, not only would we build again when the time comes, but we would only build with Royer.