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A Project Manager Perspective – Part 4

Over the last year we have offered insight from several members of our Project Management team on what it is like to be a part of a client’s dream home coming to fruition. Today we spoke with Dan, another valued PrecisionCraft team member, on what it has been like working with Steve and Patty, a couple building their custom timber frame home in Northwest Washington.

Why did the couple decide to build in Washington?

Steve is retiring from a career as a Life Flight helicopter pilot in Texas, so the couple has been looking for a place in their home state of Washington to build their dream home for years. They chose their Lilliwaup location for its lush, green forests and proximity to a channel of the Puget Sound.

Why did they choose to work with PrecisionCraft?

Steve and Patty had been researching energy efficient homes for a long time. Learning how well timber framing and structural insulated panels (SIPs) worked together, and how fast they could go up, the couple started to look for home building companies that offered both. Intrigued by the rustic timber framing featured in several PrecisionCraft homes, they decided that PrecisionCraft was the right company to create their custom timber frame and SIP home.

What do you think is unique about this project?

Shell-in of Washington homeWhat I thought was really unique was that when the couple reviewed the builders from our Builder Bid Administration process, they ended up choosing one that had no previous SIP experience. The builder did an excellent install of the SIP panels, and everything worked out seamlessly. The couple ended up really liking their builder and has developed a relationship with him, which is important in a custom home building project.

What has been the most challenging aspect of the project?

The road leading to Steve and Patty’s property is very steep and has made delivering materials to the site quite arduous at times. The rainy weather that Washington is known for has also proven to be a bit of a challenge. The installation of the home’s asphalt shingles was actually bumped up to help protect the home from the elements during the rest of construction.

What is your favorite part about working with Steve and Patty?

My favorite part of Steve and Patty’s project is their excitement. You can tell that building this home is the realization of a lifelong dream coming true for them; it is really something special to be able to share that with them.

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