My husband and I purchased a home from Mike about a year ago, and we wanted to wait to write this testimonial so that we could give not only our initial impression but also our experience of living in a Hoffmaster home for a year. New houses seem wonderful, but they are untested and we were nervous about the issues that could arise as the house settled and appliances were regularly used. My husband and I had been looking at houses for a while and the beauty of Mike's home immediately impressed us. Working with him calmed any worries we had about making a purchase. The level of care he uses is unlike any we have seen in this area. During our first meeting, he walked us through the finishing touches he needed to complete which included painting the inside of a furnace grate white so that the dark color did not blemish the site line within the great room. We made an offer after that first meeting and words cannot express how much we love our home. The beauty and function make every second enjoyable. Mike has thought of things in design that make day-to-day living easier such as lots of closet space and ridge-free glass on our french doors (so we can easily wipe away small handprints!). If anything were to arise, Mike encourages us to call him right away. This is the most wonderful home my husband and I have ever lived in and we highly recommend Hoffmaster Homes to anyone looking for an exquisite home with unparalleled craftsmanship.
Since we already owned a home in the area, my husband and I were only casually looking to upgrade to a forever home. We fully intended to take our time in finding a perfect home for decades to come. We toured old houses, newly remodeled houses as well as new construction homes. It wasn’t long before our real estate agent introduced us to Mike Hoffmaster. His passion, expertise, patience, attention to detail and professionalism were immediately apparent as we met on the site of one of his new construction homes. As we stood on only a foundation, we were skeptical to say the least. Although Mike brought sketches, floor plans and gave an overview of the specs of the house to be built in great detail, concrete walls in the ground weren’t enough to convince us of what the final product would become. Fortunately, we went that same day to a recently completed Hoffmaster Home. To say we were impressed would be an understatement! The exterior design, open floor plan, custom interior finishes, and solid craftsmanship were striking. You didn’t have to be told of the quality of the house- it simply spoke for itself. From the solid oak hardwood floors, intricate coffered ceilings and built-in shelving to the natural granite, lush carpet, stainless steel appliances and updated light fixtures- the quality far exceeded other homes we had seen. The days went on but we could not stop thinking about the Hoffmaster Home! Other new construction homes just did not compare. We knew in our hearts that foundation of a home was the one for us and decided to buy.
My husband and I were lucky enough to work with Mike Hoffmaster for the five months that it would take to transform that foundation into our dream home. Though building a new home is typically thought to be full of stress, we felt it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of our lives! Mike was on site at our house every day supervising the intricate schedule of tasks to be completed. There were stressful moments, but Mike assuaged our fears by always communicating with us and offering thoughtful expertise. Our experience was highly personalized- we were able to customize many aspects of the home to our liking (from light fixtures to paint colors to finishing our basement- even down to minor details such to where towel bars and toilet paper holders would go!). We are beyond grateful for how closely Mike worked with us, involving us in every step along the way. He really went out of his way to make sure everything we wanted out of our home was achieved. We could not be more thankful for Mike Hoffmaster or more proud that our home is a Hoffmaster Home!
Mike was a pleasure to deal with in every phase of the construction process. I was first impressed with Mike when he personally showed up to walk my clients and I through the framing stage of the home to make sure we were aware of all of the upgrades and design features the home was going to offer, as we first looked at the home my clients bought when it was in the rough framing stage. My clients and I were very impressed that the building materials and design features chosen were all on par with a custom designed home and not your typical production builder selections. As the project progressed, Mike listened to what my clients wanted and incorporated their visions into every aspects of their home. Furthermore, whenever my clients and I went to visit the property the job site was always clean and tidy and you could tell everyone working on the job site took pride in their craftsmanship. I would recommend Mike Hoffmaster to anyone who is looking to build a custom home as he has the experience and connections to deliver a first class custom home at a price that is very affordable.
As a real estate professional, I have the opportunity to tour and analyze hundreds of homes per year. As such, I have seen a variety of new construction homes of all price points and qualities. I have to say I was utterly impressed by my Hoffmaster home the moment I first walked in while it was under construction. The home was only 6 weeks from completion, and I was blown away by the quality of the construction and finishing details—Mike’s fit and finish were in keeping with many homes I’ve seen at much higher price points. Moreover, the design and layout of the home was exactly what I would have designed to meet my family’s needs—it is functional, has great flow, and is exceptionally well thought out. It was apparent to me that Mike was fully engaged in the building process and took great care to insure the home was finished to his, and his client’s, high expectations. The build process truly did feel like a partnership—Mike was an excellent listener and kept in touch with contractors and with me to make sure that everything was finished to my satisfaction. It truly was a pleasure working with Mike, and he is at the top of my list to refer to clients who are interested in new construction. After one month living in my home, I couldn’t be happier with the space or more grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Mike to make the home truly what I wanted.
We cannot say enough great things about Mike Hoffmaster and our experience with Hoffmaster Homes. Mike’s expertise and knowledge of what it takes to build a home was a huge asset throughout this entire process and also a great comfort as well.
Mike Hoffmaster always put my husband and I, the homeowners, first. He kept us up to date on the daily progress, was on the job-site every day to ensure the home was being built correctly and with the quality he promised to us. Mike even went out of his way to do things other builders would never even think of, like cover the vents so that dust would not build up in them and also swept out the home to remove excess dust and dirt several times a week.
One of the best things about working with Mike was his open communication. He always answered our calls and emails, keeping us ‘in the know’ for our home progress and what to expect in the coming days/weeks/months. We also knew Mike truly cared about building our home because he helped guide us through designing the floorplan of our home and was with us every step of the way, including coming with us to all of the appointments to choose our interior and exterior finishes.
The quality in our home is unsurpassed and my husband and I could not have been happier. Not only was our home completed within five-months of ground-breaking, it was also under-budget. Many would say that building a home is stressful, but we loved working with Mike because of how genuine and transparent he is throughout the entire homebuilding process.
Hoffmaster Homes worked hard to make our dream a reality. We really enjoyed working with Mike - not only was he very aware of the current market trends, but he understood the entire building process, worked closely with us throughout the design process and went with us to choose our finishes for the interior and exterior of our home. The craftsmanship and quality of our home is second to none.