The Ryan Hartman team was truly a pleasure to work with. They built us our dream home. At the time we lived in NYC and was going through the process out of state. The communication and follow through was amazing. We made several changes but the team was only happy to help and give their candid feedback and advice. I highly recommend Ryan Hartman. You too will enjoy your new home.
I would also ask about their energy efficiency products. We asked Dale for his advice on the best products and our monthly bills are very conservative compared to neighbors with the same size homes.
We have lived in our home for 3 years and are still very happy. I still have a great relationship with the Ryan Hartman team. Occasionally I call and ask for their advice and they are still happy to work with their customers.
To: Kurt Kiefer
Ryan Hartman Homes
I want to thank you both so much for all your great work from start to finish. I am very happy with my new home in Gentle Creek. This was the first time that I have built a custom home and frankly, I didn’t realize everything that was involved. Kurt, your keen architectural eye led me in the right direction from the start.
From picking the lot, planning the design, to the choosing of options, you both were very PATIENT and helpful. Your experience comes through with your suggestions on little things like ceiling height, room sized, the placement of electrical outlets and even on the prettier finish to my outside patio. The energy efficient construction will pay back in spades and your help orchestrating the pool construction put my mind at ease.
Dale’s unrelenting attention to detail throughout the construction phase was second to none. I really appreciated you both riding hard on all the deadlines and the quality of the finished product.
Even though I closed the later part of April, you both have been there to take care of the few new home issues that have come up months later.
I love my new home and would eagerly share my experiences with any of your prospective buyers that may need a reference.
Dear Ryan Hartman Homes:
We just want to let you know how much we love the new home you built for us. Ryan Hartman Homes exceeded our expectations in every way! Both Dale and Kurt were great to work with. They were great in helping us come up with a floor plan that was perfect for us. They were always flexible in working with us on special requests. We could not have picked a better builder to build our dream home!
We will highly recommend Ryan Hartman Homes to all our friends. It is always great to have such a great experience when you hear all the horror stories your friends have gone through with other builders! Thank you again Dale and Kurt for all you have done!
Robert & Kim Griffis
Mr. Kurt Kiefer and Mr. Dale Schneider Ryan Hartman Signature Homes
Dear Kurt and Dale:
We are sending this letter to express our complete satisfaction with our new Ryan Hartman Signature Home. We are pleased to know that there is still a home builder who cares about the quality of his home from start to finish. The first time we walked into a Ryan Hartman Signature Home, we knew that we had found our next new home. When we phoned Kurt that evening, he promptly returned our call and answered all of our questions. Kurt’s honesty and integrity are a rarity in this competitive home-building market. He honored the price he originally quoted in February even though the price of the house and materials had increased by the time we purchased it. Kurt was excellent to work with in terms of discussing the price of upgrades and what would work best within our budget. He professionally handled every aspect of the purchase from the contract to the closing.
Dale has been excellent. Dale is a true perfectionist who stayed involved in all aspects and every construction detail of our home. The end product reflects his attention to detail and commitment to building a quality product. The day of closing and move in, Dale was still at our home seeing that everything was complete. Since moving in, Dale and Kurt have personally stopped by to assist us with any questions or problems.
One of the things that first impressed us about Ryan Hartman Signature Homes was the state-of-the-art energy package. We recognized how well it was thought out to save money on energy costs. Dale and Kurt are on the cutting edge of energy-saving construction technology. None of the other homes we saw compared in value, energy and quality to our Ryan Hartman Signature Home.
This experience reminds us of Larry’s own father who taught us that a man is as good as his word. Everything that Dale and Kurt promised they delivered! They also used a professional interior decorator so that our home is not only energy efficient but beautiful. We are proud of our new home and would be pleased to open it up for viewing for anyone who is considering a Ryan Hartman Signature Home. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.
Larry and Kim Fraley
Dale and Kurt,
Beverly and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful experience that we encountered while you were building our new home. Everything was handled with the utmost courtesy and consideration during the entire process. From the very beginning, we felt that we could contact either of you at anytime for concerns that we might have had.
As you know, we had the plans and interviewed several builders before we chose Ryan Hartman Homes to do the construction. We felt very confident after meeting with the two of you, and you even gave us some very useful suggestions that we incorporated into our new home. We felt that both of you really strived to make sure that we had the feel and look that we really wanted.
We knew when we started the actual construction, the cost of the home. Along the way, anytime that we changed something, one of you would check the cost, let us know, and let us decide if we wanted to proceed with the change. During the building process, Dale really stayed on top of things all the way through. We were impressed that Dale had the construction people redo things that we did not even see anything wrong with. His statement was, it was just not up to his standards and wanted it done over.
Since moving in, we have realized just how energy efficient our home really is. We have had a couple of really strong wind storms and the tightness of the home was very evident. We have almost no outside noise, no drafts, and the thing Beverly has noticed most, very, very little dust in the home. That in itself speaks wonders for the energy efficient construction of the home. We could not be more satisfied.
We would highly recommend Ryan Hartman Homes to anyone looking to build a high quality, high energy efficient home, and have to quite a few people since we started construction. We hope that you continue to have great success in your building endeavors and continue to show your pride in your homes that you showed to us during our construction.
If we can be of any help to you in the future, do not hesitate to let us know. We will be happy to show our home to any of your customers in order that they can see for themselves the quality that Ryan Hartman Homes delivers.
Harry & Beverly Fowler
Dear Dale and Kurt,
Thank you for building this beautiful, efficient home for my family. We appreciate the time, craftsmanship, effective management, and constant communication you gave to this project. We are so impressed that you were able to do the many unusual requests we had and make the house come together as it did.
For any prospective client of yours that might be interested, we interviewed several builders, had three builders bid this job (including two that are friends of ours) and we could not be happier that we selected Ryan Hartman, Inc. as our builders.
One of the frustrations that we had in the builder selection process was that most builders were set in their ways and did not seem to educate themselves on new and innovative building techniques and materials. Contrary to this trend when we talked to Dale and Kurt, they were not only aware of most of these innovations but they had experience with them.
We particularly like their approach to green building and energy efficiency. They assessed many different methods to use the most efficient yet cost effective methods. They kept common sense in the equation!
Ryan Hartman, Inc’s record keeping and cost communication was always detailed and up-to-date. Additionally, I knew that my funds were NEVER used to pay for other projects. We chose to enter a cost-plus contract and more often than not it was us choosing to opt for high cost choices. Dale and Kurt constantly tried to find cost reductions in the building process. I never wondered if costs were being padded. Dale was willing to share all bids with me and he got several bids from different subcontractors. There were a few trades where he did not select the lowest bidder but the one that would do a higher quality of work. With those particular trades, we discussed the cost benefits and consciously chose the higher priced contractor. Interestingly, those contractors were only marginally higher in cost and did much better work (in my view after seeing other newly built homes). Again, common sense was always present in decision-making.
Please have any of your prospective customers contact us if they want to see the home or if they have any questions. We, without reservation, recommend your services to anyone and will continue to refer other friends and family to you in the event they plan to build a home.
Very truly yours,
Linda and Doug Cotton
Dear Ryan Hartman Homes:
I hired Ryan Hartman to build a custom home for my family of six and they honestly exceeded every expectation. Previously to building, I heard nothing but horror stories of custom home building experiences from colleagues but the team from Ryan Hartman really did make the process for my wife and I very easy and enjoyable. The quality of the workmanship and details put into the home are second to none. My brother-in-law, who owns a roofing and remodeling company out of state, raved about the some of the minor details only a tradesman would even notice. I’ll warn everyone that Dale is a perfectionist and can be a little hard headed but he knows how to build a beautiful home. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to hire Ryan Hartman to build another home for me.
Dear Ryan Hartman Homes:
Ryan Hartman is a top notch custom home builder. The experience of building our custom home with Ryan Hartman was truly amazing and pleasing. Dale and his awesome and amazing team built our custom home with quality beyond our expectation, workmanship second to none, and attention to detail that is unheard of these days in the home building industry. We highly recommend Ryan Hartman to anyone who is interested in building the home of their dream as it will be built RIGHT at a competitive cost, and with peace of mind. You will NOT regret your decision in choosing Ryan Hartman as your custom home builder. We need more home builders like Ryan Hartman Inc to restore consumers trust in the home building industry.
Dear Ryan Hartman Homes:
Dale and his team at Ryan Hartman go by the word they give you. We pretty much started on a shake hand. He is competitive, will uphold his promises, and will stretch further than you can ever imagine. Builders like him are a rare breed now. He personally stood by the entire crew and us during construction, fixed after-build issues, and still stays in touch with us even after the warranty has expired. Respect him for his expertise, and you will get ten fold back. Great builder!! You’d be wasting your time looking for another builder.
Dear Ryan Hartman Homes:
This was our first custom home and commercial office. Dale’s team handled both projects. He’s a hoot to work with, really knows his stuff, and every inspector who came in verified that my hunch was true- they always said they’ve never seen a building built this well. We are already looking at future expansion plans and wouldn’t use anyone else. I wish they would open an office for MAINTENANCE! They’re so darn thorough. I want them to do everything else all year– check gutters, etc. Anything that takes detailed checkups that we’re not good at. They’re rockstars!