Transparent pricing & Communication Builds Confident Customers

Building a custom home can be an emotional experience. At Timberlake, we do our best to make sure those emotions are all happy anticipation, and a deep sense of satisfaction. One way we do that is to provide as much communication as possible, particularly when it comes to pricing. While we don’t like surprises, we … Read more

Raising The Performance Bar

The best builders engineer their homes for health and comfort. Efficiency, health and comfort—a great new home delivers all of those. But creating that home using today’s construction methods takes more knowledge than most people realize. That knowledge is one of the benefits of working with a professional builder. Lots of homeowners ask questions about … Read more

Avoid Costly Mistakes

How professional builders avoid some of the most common and costly construction mistakes. Most people judge a home by the obvious: a floor plan that’s a joy to live in, a streetscape that wows passers-by, great natural lighting, and lots of storage. The list goes on. But some less obvious details have just as great … Read more

Have Questions? Ask Your Builder.

Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their building project running smoothly. Number one is making timely product choices, but another key step is to direct all change requests and questions, no matter how small, to the builder or the builder’s representative … Read more

First Impressions

The best builders know that the initial meeting is about earning your trust. A big factor in someone’s choice of a builder is their comfort with the first person they meet from the company, whether it’s the owner or a salesperson. Natural rapport is important, but gut feelings also play a role—feelings some homeowners aren’t … Read more

A Strong Finish

The quality of the paint job can make or break the look of a custom home. Many homeowners expect plumbers and electricians to be expensive but are shocked at the prices charged by other subcontractors. One example of this is the professional painting company. Although people tend to see painting as intuitive work, there’s a … Read more

Working with a Professional Builder – Does it Really Matter?

How homeowners benefit from an established builder’s systems and relationships Over the past decade, many new contractors have emerged as homebuilders. This has given homeowners more options, tempting some to choose a contractor based strictly on price. Bad idea. It’s nearly impossible to compare apples to apples when collecting competitive bids, especially for a complex … Read more

Construction Quality

As a professional builder, our company takes pride in creating high-quality homes. So we’d like our homebuyers to understand the difference between a well-built home and something less. What do we mean by “quality”? It’s not a mystery—construction quality is easy to see when you know what to look for. We’ve found that the best … Read more


Your professional builder knows the best techniques and materials to keep mold at bay. We’ve all seen stories about black mold in houses, and no one wants to experience that. But even a new custom home can develop a mold problem if the builder doesn’t use the right construction practices and products. Mold is a … Read more