We love our house and are enjoying having our Grandson visit each day. Jerry has his workshop (“toy room”) up and running so he is happy. We are so pleased with our new home. We appreciate all the help Lindsey gave us too…she was so great to work with during the building process. We are really pleased with the job Don did on repairing the hole in the kitchen as well as fixing the windows. [service work request] We love it [the home] and thank you all for the professional work and quick responses to our questions during this time.
We had a fabulous experience with you guys, from the beginning to the almost end. Troy & Sheryl sat with us for over 2 hours detailing what our home could be and the exact pricing it would come out to be. That was before we even decided to build with Stone Cottage. We were impressed with the model and happy it was realistic and not over the top to something we couldn't actually attain. We managed to even come in under out budget by a few thousand dollars. Any "problems"...I quote that as the few things that didn't go according to plan were in our favor and Brian was excellent at communicating them and making sure it wasn't our problem. These things actually ended up in upgrades with no compromise to the product. Selections were made easy with design help and the majority of things being in one place. Katie was great and timely with responses every time I emailed, even if it was something done. She would be sure to let us know she forwarded questions or communication if she didn't have the answer. Brian would then we great as well at getting back to answer questions during the construction process. We had unrestricted access to our home the entire time and got to enjoy our building process and the excitement as it all came together. Due to Minnesota weather we haven't gotten our drive way or yard yet but I can only imagine with how things have gone thus far we will feel like a priority and have our loose ends tied up as soon as weather allows. We couldn't we happier with our experience and our home. I would and have already recommend others who are interested in building to use Stone Cottage.
Once we decided to build our home, we began the process of looking for a builder who had the workmanship, quality and style of home we wanted. We also needed to find a custom builder so we could design it exactly as we wanted. This was going to be our forever home, so we took our time going to open houses, Parade Of Homes, and online shopping. We built our first home in Lakeville in 1989, so we were very familiar with what was ahead of us. We had appointments with several other builders, then walked into one of Stone Cottage’s models. We were greeted by Sheryl and felt an instant connection with her. She was very knowledgeable of Stone Cottage’s models, lots, materials, etc. We then met with Troy and quickly decided that this was the builder we wanted to work with, and who would work with us, as we intended to do some of the work ourselves. Stone Cottage was one of the few builders who agreed to that. We found our lot out in the country, and Troy met us there to determine if this was a good lot, where to put the house, etc. His expertise was invaluable. We visited the build site every day to see what had been accomplished. We got to know some of the workers as we were very involved in the process. Once we were ready to do some of the work ourselves, Troy and Brian were very accommodating letting us know when we should be done with what we were doing (laying tile and Installing the Wirsbo for example) so not to slow down the next set of workers who were scheduled to be at the house. We love our new home, the people we worked with, the designers who helped us pick out the finishes inside and out, Troy, Sheryl and Brian who worked side by side with us to help us not only envision our new home, but helped make it happen. We highly recommend Stone Cottage to anyone who is looking for a custom home builder.