"Zimmermann Homes built our house in 2018, and we couldn't be happier! When we decided we wanted to build new, I met with over 15 local builders, and selected Zimmermann homes based on their quality, value, and customer service. Rob worked with me even before I found a lot to build on, making me aware of leads he had on certain off-market lots. Once we bought a lot, we worked with Darren to custom design a house that worked for our needs and fit nicely on our lot. His expertise was clear - I sketched out about 5 different versions of how I could see the floor plan laid out, and even his first draft was better than anything I could have envisioned. He really listened to our needs and wants, and by the time we worked through the details, the plan was exactly what we wanted.
Once permitting was under way, we worked with Cristina on the design details. She took the time to get to know our tastes, and made some fantastic suggestions we hadn't thought of that we're absolutely thrilled with. The way they work is very flexible, which we loved. We changed probably 2/3 of our light fixtures from the ones we initially picked, swapping in ones we found ourselves in some instances. Cristina helped us evaluate each and make sure they work with our overall design.
Once building got under way, Jim led the construction effort as the PM, and his decades of home building experience was clear from day one. Things happen during builds, regardless of planning, as anyone who's ever built will tell you; suppliers send the wrong materials, weather causes delays, or things don't look quite the same in the house as they did in the plan. The way Jim and Rob handled things when they came up is what really set them apart. They had the flexibility to allow for changes mid-stream. We completely changed our stairway design. A vanity was too big, so Jim modified it on site. A cabinet could have been designed better, so Jim modified it and Cristina helped obtain new parts. These are just a few examples - I could easily go on.
Communication throughout was superb - they know I'm a detail guy, and they provided me with the information I was looking for throughout the build. Through everything, they finished ahead of schedule, the quality is top notch, and the only budget additions were things we decided to add mid-stream. Even post move in, their service has been great. They track things via DropBox, so I can upload pics or identify service items at any time. Overall, we're thrilled with both our house and our decision to build with Zimmermann Homes!"
-The Schwartz Family, Falls Church, VA