When we were ready to build our new home we asked friends about which builder they chose and why. One of our friends had used Taylor Barnes Distinctive Homes and was very pleased. We called and left a message with Rusty on a Saturday night. He called us back that night and and he met with us within the next few days. We were pleased with the care Rusty and Sue put into preparing a bid. The subcontractors seemed eager to please us. There were very few days when there wasn't someone working on the house. Our home was complete in about six months. We are pleased with quality of the construction, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. We was also happy that we were given a budget for each different part of the home, (ie plumbing fixtures, lighting, appliances) and given the freedom to shop wherever we wanted. Some of the other builders had specific places where we would've been required to purchase those items. The only budget overages that we had were our own choice, adding a storage building, more cabinets, more concrete etc. Our original bid from Taylor Barnes stayed the same as originally quoted. If our selections were under our budget for that item, we received a credit, if we went over our budget we had to pay the extra cost. Our home stayed really close to our original bid and we were both pleased about that. We love our new home and are pleased with Taylor Barnes Distinctive Homes.
A few years ago we moved from San Antonio to the Canton, TX area to be closer to our children and grandchildren in Dallas. When we received a list of suggested builders in this area from the developer, we made a few phone calls to some on the list. After we purchased our property, we met with Rusty Barnes of Taylor Barnes Distinctive Homes and discussed what we were looking for. We discussed generally how he worked in the building process and a rough cost per square foot. After this initial meeting, we felt confident in his willingness to work with us long distance since we were still living near San Antonio. Throughout the building process, we would make red line changes to the house plans, email them to Rusty, and he worked with the architect to redraw the plans. In many cases we had some ideas for change but the nice thing about having a good working relationship with an experienced custom builder is that he can provide a viewpoint from the building perspective whether it may or may not be a good idea. We would periodically make trips up to check on the progress and Rusty would email photos during the construction process to keep us informed of where we stood heading towards