Extensive Customization Opportunities Offered by Gerstad Within Its 4 Value-Driven Communities
written 5/5/2012, under New Trends in Housing, Miscellaneous
Families looking for a single-family home that is base priced from the $150’s to $280’s can extensively customize their new 1,560 to 3,177 sq ft. home if they purchase it from Gerstad Builders.
According to Roger Gerstad, “The buyer of a 1,560 sq-ft ranch home for $154,990 can request as many alterations as a family constructing a 3,177 sq ft two- story home for $294,290. The only limit is the homebuyer’s imagination and his budget.”
When families start looking for their first single-family home, with base prices in the $150’s to $280’s they naturally assume that the opportunity to move interior walls, expand the floor plan for more living space, or alter the layout of the kitchen is just wishful thinking. In this price range, they would be correct most of the time, but not if they visit Gerstad Builders’ sales offices in McHenry, Poplar Grove, Richmond and Williams Bay (Wisconsin). They will be pleasantly surprised to hear that all of these opportunities and more are offered.
According to Roger Gerstad, president of the company, “The buyer of a 1,560 square-foot ranch home for $154,990 can request as many alterations and changes as a family constructing a 3,177 square foot two story home for $294,290. The only limit is the homebuyer’s imagination and his financial budget.”
With 20 plus years of experience building all styles of homes, the company can handle small things like removing interior walls, installing vaulted or volume ceilings, increasing the size of garages, creating a backyard entertainment area, or installing a whole house Sony sound system. But don’t think this is all the builder is capable of.
“Recently, we have had a number of families request the total rearrangement of interior walls and expand the foundation for more space to accommodate private in-law suites,” emphasized Gerstad. “Thus we had to take into consideration the privacy issues that are so important in these situations, the budget for such an undertaking and then design a floor plan that met both parties’ lifestyles.”
The company would also like to remind everyone that three-car garages can also be constructed on virtually any it’s floor plans and 90% of its homesites can accommodate them as well. Most of the high-volume home production builders cannot match Gerstad’s abilities in this instance.
So no matter if the task is big or small, Gerstad Builders can do it all. Affordable semi-custom homes are reality, not myth.
Gerstad Builders has four active communities: Liberty Trails in McHenry, The Trails of Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge in Richmond and Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Gerstad Builders’ Liberty Trails community in McHenry offers 1,382 to 3,177 square foot ranch and two-story homes base priced from $185,990 to $273,990. Liberty Trails’ sales center is located on Lincoln Road, about one mile west of Chapel Hill Road and north of Route 120. For more information call (815) 385-4495.
The Trails of Dawson Creek offers a wide selection of semi-custom ranch and two-story homes. The seven ranch plans provide 1,560 to 2,170 square feet of living space (base priced from $154,990 to $214,990) and the two-story homes offer 1,995 to 2,929 square feet of living space (base priced from $207,990 to $240,990). The Trails of Dawson Creek is located on the north side of Orth Road, approximately 1/2 mile east of Route 76. For more information call 815/547-0800.
The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is a semi-custom, single-family home community in Richmond that offers 13 attractive floor plans. Homes with partial basements range in size from 1,382 to 2,929 square feet of living space and are base priced from $157,990 to $224,990 (Prices subject to change). The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is located on Route 12, approximately 1 mile north of Route 173. For more information call 815/385-4495. Sales for this community are being conducted at the Liberty Trails community in McHenry.
Tucked along the northern shoreline of tranquil Lake Geneva, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin has homes that provide 1,800 to 3,177 square feet of living space and are base priced with a basement from $220,990 to $284,990 (prices subject to change). The sales center for Bailey Estates is located at 439 Ashley Drive off Bailey Road, approximately 3/4 mile west of Highway 67. For more information call 262/245-9750.
No matter which community is selected, Gerstad is proud to offer a variety of luxury amenities within its finely crafted homes at no additional cost. For example, homes come with vaulted ceilings (per plan), furniture-quality cabinetry, General Electric appliance package, Kohler bathroom fixtures & faucets, basements (per plan) and a one year warranty program.
Design highlights include two to four bedrooms, 2 or 2 ½ baths, spacious kitchens with islands (per plan), breakfast areas, living rooms, family rooms, formal dining rooms, dens (per plan), master-bedroom suites and attached two-car garages. Gerstad Builders also offers a variety of optional features including: skylights, central air conditioning, three-car garages (per plan), wood-burning or gas fireplaces, additional volume ceilings, custom millwork, imported ceramic tile, Corian or granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, and English or walkout basements.
Decorated models are open daily or by appointment in Gerstad Builders communities. For information visit www.gerstadbuilders.com. Gerstad Builders is one of the largest homebuilders in McHenry County and was voted the No. 1 builder in McHenry County in 2003, 2004 & 2009. In 2008 the company received from Professional Builder Magazine the AVID Diamond & AVID Cup Awards for Best Customer Experience in the United States and North America. Since it was founded in the 1991, the company has built and sold more than 1,500 single- and multi-family homes.