Sunny Brook Builders

 

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2147 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-539-6286
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Remodeling
Home Maintenance
About Us
FAQ
Free Consultation
Building A Home
Cost Estimates
References
Testimonials
 

FAQ  
 

What Most People Ask About

 
How do we select a builder?
We suggest that when you choose a builder that you get to know them and about them through their references before trusting them to build the home of your dreams. 

Selecting a builder for a custom home is unlike a product purchase where you can see the end product and make a decision to buy based on quality and price.  For custom homes, you are purchasing a service like a legal or real estate service provider.  Therefore, integrity, trust, and reputable business practices are the indicators of the quality of the service you are purchasing. You can find a great deal of material on the web. 
What is the process for getting our new home started?
New York State requires that a registered architect or engineer stamp all structural and fire separation work.  Once you have stamped plans and a building lot, the finished specifications are established, and the cost projection fixed, the well is drilled, if necessary, and the septic system designed.  All of this information is submitted to the local building official, a permit is issued and construction begins.
 
How do Sunny Brook Builders work with payment schedules?
We are very flexible. We typically try to set up billings that are commensurate with the amount of construction completed.  Therefore, we would typically bill after the foundation inspection, after the framing inspection, etc.
How does financing work?
Typically, custom homes are a blend of savings, proceeds from the sale of a previous home and/or a construction loan.  If you need assistance in securing financing, we can help you with bank contacts.
 
Can we perform some of the work ourselves?
Yes.  We can provide instruction on installation techniques, and we provide scheduling information well in advance.
Can we purchase cabinets or appliances ourselves?
Yes, often customers have spent so much time selecting appliances, fixtures, cabinetry and finished surfaces such as tile that they wish to purchase them directly.  This is not a problem.  We have two requests if you do:  1) that you are responsible for any warranty issues, and 2) that these items be on hand when we need them to keep the project on schedule.

Does Sunny Book subscribe to a Living Wage Standard for its employees?
Yes, Sunny Brook Builders is recognized as one of 47 organizations in the area committed to the Living Wage Standard for its employees.

 


 

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