Turning Handshakes Into Hugs
Bro-Built Homes & Contracting is proud of the relationships formed with their customers during the construction process. Our long lasting relationships developed with the client is formed through our commitment to open and honest communication, our understanding of client needs and expectations and our positive and knowledgeable feedback to client questions and concerns. Our positive building experiences are best told through our customer testimonials:
For over two years we researched and spoke to multiple home builders trying to find quality, comfort and build a trusting relationship. This was not an easy task by any means!
We had a pretty specific vision of what we wanted for our cottage. The patience and expertise we found in Kurt and Chris was second to none! After initially meeting with Kurt, we left the meeting with new hope. We finally felt confident to move forward into our design, planning and budgeting. From first contact to the finished product, Kurt and Chris were professional, understanding and always a pleasure to deal with. We really appreciated their quick replies to our many questions along the way too. From meeting our design needs and building a quality home, they were very knowledgeable, informative, and worked well in finding solutions to building issues that often come to light. They offered us flexibility and many innovative ideas that we often implemented during the build that we never thought of ourselves. Most importantly, they were always upfront about any possible cost over-runs that we may incur. The follow up and questions we’ve had post build as well has been fabulous as well!
We made the right choice by going with Bro-Built Homes and we would not hesitate to recommend this team to anyone looking to build.
We are so pleased and grateful for the beautiful home Kurt and Chris built for us. Our journey started last fall when we decided to build our dream home. From our first meeting with Kurt we felt comfortable we’d selected the right builder. A relationship with a builder is much like a partnership. Bro-Built did a tremendous job managing both the many emotions and decisions you need to make to build a home. We appreciated the access we had to the home we had during the build and we probably poked our nose in too many times and ticked a couple of contactors off however Kurt and Chris helped everything continue to move forward. The build was completed in just over six months and completed for us in mid June. Since that time we’ come to realize the top quality contactors Kurt picked to work with him on the project. Kurt and Chris are very hands on and great craftsman in their own right. WE would not hesitate to recommend Bro-Built for your new build. Thanks guys.
In August 2002, we bought our Alberta Beach summer cottage with the hope that it would one day become our dream retirement home.
Fast forward to August 2014. We contacted Bro-Built and, within a few days, sat with Kurt in our cottage and asked a lot of questions about demolishing the cottage and building a house. We had no idea what was involved or what we were getting ourselves into. Kurt was patient, thorough and offered advice on the build and design.
We talked with Bro-Built’s references before we built. Their reputation with previous customers and within the building industry was first rate.
Over the year, Kurt answered our questions and guided us through our design plans. Bro-Built’s customer service was evident throughout this pre-build period, even though we did not have a confirmed start date.
In the spring of 2015, we asked Bro-Built to schedule the cottage demolition for September and wait to spring 2016 to start construction. Demolition took place as planned. Then April 4, 2016, excavation started and construction was underway.
At the time, building the house seemed overwhelming. There were so many decisions to make and so many questions, including details about home design and home finishings. Bro-Built connected us with a wonderful interior designer, Carly Zolmer. Carly took the stress and guesswork out of making those decisions and advised us on function, style and colour. She accompanied us as we chose products and colours, and made the overall experience very enjoyable and memorable.
Kurt and Chris guided us step-by-step through the construction process and committed to a completion date of November 30, 2016.
Friends, family and colleagues warned us that our home likely would not be ready in November because builders are always late. We told them not to worry; Bro-Built handle their projects professionally and on-schedule!
Bro-Built delivered on their promise–we moved into our lovely new dream home on November 18, 2016! Thanks to Chris, Kurt and Carly, we are delighted with the results, both inside and out!
When we decided to build our forever home it was with out question we were going to go with Bro Built. Knowing Chris and Kurt’s work ethic as well as their family for years we knew we were going to have nothing but a great experience. Aaron and I were super new to this whole process and didn’t really know what to expect, but there wasn’t a time when our questions were not answered. They are very dependable and trustworthy and were always easy to get a hold of. We get nothing but compliments on our home, and we could not be happier! You can definitely tell that both of them go above and beyond to make sure you are happy and pleased with each process you go through. We have passed on their name to our friends and family and will continue to do so. Thanks so much Bro Built!!!
We went with Bro-Built after we heard nothing but great things about their quality of work and attention to detail from people in the community. From the first conversation with Kurt, until the day we moved in and beyond Kurt and Chris have provided nothing but excellent customer service. Throughout the build we were very pleased to hear multiple subcontractors and suppliers speak very highly of Bro-Built and they told us we made a great choice.
As first time home builders, we were over whelmed and anxious about the building process. Kurt and Chris were there to answer all our questions and put our minds at ease. No questions went unanswered. We recommend Bro-Built to all our friends and family. We have no doubt that our home is top quality and if we ever build again Bro-Built would be our choice without question.
After countless hours researching builders to build our dream home, we decided to build with Bro-Built Homes! They were professional, personable and honest! This was a new, scary process for us and one we had NO experience in. They made our house build a seamless and wonderful experience. Not living on site, Kurt and Chris guided us thru and kept us updated reqularly! When decisions became too overwhelming, they had solutions and options. When we wanted to tweak things along the way… they made it happen.
Kurts wife; Carly’s superb taste and extensive design knowledge was a huge asset when navigating the endless aesthetic decisions required. She was very generous with her time while learning your tastes and vision and bringing them to fruition. She never forces her ideas on you but allows you to discover your choices. Carly made this process fun! We are so happy with our new home and with all their help it all came together beautifully. We had the utmost pleasure working with Kurt, Chris and Carly and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to build.
We had the pleasure of building our first home last summer with Bro Built. From the first meeting with Kurt we were always kept involved in the process. He took the time to listen to all of our concerns and deal with any issues that arose during the build. Chris as well as all the subcontractors did a excellent job with the hands on part. The attention to details was first class, we often received compliments from others who seen our place during the build about the quality work. Bro built made the stressful task of building a home enjoyable and very exciting. We are super happy in our new home and look foreword to keeping in touch with Kurt and Chris.
My husband and I recently moved into our new house which was built by Bro-Built Homes and Contracting. We had been told by a few different people that “if you build a house you loose your spouse”. That was not what happened in our case. Our builders made things as easy as they possibly could. When things were to happen on a specific date, that was when they happened. Our builders were very thorough, offered different suggestions and gave sound advise when needed. My husband and I are extremely pleased with our beautiful new home and the quality of workmanship that went into building it. AND, we were able to move into our new house ahead of schedule.
We couldn’t be happier if we won the lottery!
My wife and I recently bought an older house that required a little bit of fixing up. The house had all the original windows and because of that it was quite drafty in the winter. We contacted Bro-Built homes and gave them an idea as to what we were looking for, what we got in return was above and beyond anything we had expected. From the beginning of the renovations to the final installation of the windows Bro-Built homes was there to answer any questions that came up, stayed in regular contact with us to let us know what was going on and offered fantastic advice to help get the most out of our renovation. This was our first renovation and Bro-Built homes could not have made us feel any more comfortable in the choice that we made.
We will definitely be using Bro-Built homes for any projects we have in the future!!
From the design phase, to the possession date of our lake house, Bro-Built Homes’ oversight of our project was greatly appreciated. Their responsiveness to our many questions showcased their ability to build not just homes, but client relationships. There is clear evidence of quality workmanship ‘beneath the walls’, and in the quality of the finishing work often exceeding minmal quality standards. Our frequent site visits seemed to be a welcomed distraction and an opportunity to show off the work in progress, rather than as an inconvenience. They are ‘hands on’ contractors – they hoisted hammers, installed decking, and hung siding themselves. They are both craftsmen and contractors, and they appear to work with sub-trades that demonstrate the same high standards that they have established. Winter was not an obstacle – allowing us to take possession on time in the spring.
Kurt and Chris truly do turn hand shakes into hugs, and we would recommend them to anyone considering building a new home or cottage.
We are in our new house and WOW. Kurt and Chris took our dream and made it a reality. They listened – gave advice – insisted on some stuff (thank goodness) and in return gave us a beautiful home.
Although young in years the “Boys” are extremely good at what they do. They are professional, experienced and most of all are completely involved in the whole construction process. When they were not doing the actual building themselves they were almost always on-site supervising and overseeing their sub-trades. At all times when we needed to speak to them they were available either in person or on the phone.
We could not have had a better experience. We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of building a new home or for that matter doing any construction or renovation project.
Our heartfelt thanks to “the Boys” (Kurt and Chris)
Bro-Built Homes was recommended to me by a very good friend who knew of their work and reputation. Kurt and Chris are very confident in what they do and I couldn’t be more pleased with the finished product.
My wife and I recently had our retirement home built by Bro-built homes brothers Chris and Kurt. Even though we lived 5 hours away from our new home, both brothers worked very hard and took the time to go with us to some of the sub-contractors to insure that the spacific items we wanted were met. They made some very good suggestions that in the end made it all come together. We were kept in the loop on every step through phone calls and pictures. We both were constantly checking our emails looking for the next prize from them. If we had any questions or concerns they were available either in person or on the phone.
The quality of workmanship that they insisted on from the sub-trades was clearly apparent throughout the home and if any issue came up was corrected quickly.
We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of building a new house or doing any renovating
Kurt & Chris we are very pleased with our beautiful new home thank you for your enthusiasm and all you did in making our retirement home a success.
We wish you all the best in future with your endeavors.
I have used Bro Built to perform several projects around our home. They finished my basement and built me a fantastic deck. Bro Built were efficient knowledgeable and professional in all situations and I would recommend them without reservation to anyone looking to build or renovate.
This summer we had the pleasure of building our dream house with Bro Built Homes. From the beginning to the end Kurt and Chris were always there with an answer to our questions. They were able to offer us great advice regarding our house picks and gave us smart upgrade options. They paid attention to every detail and if a bump came along, it was quickly dealt with. Everything was done in a timely manner and the contract date was efficiently made. Over these quick 6 months we were not only able to get to know Kurt and Chris, but we are also glad to call them friends. Our house is everything that we have ever wanted and it wouldn’t have been made possible without Bro Built Homes. Thanks again!!
Wanted to take the time to extend my appreciation to the wonderful job you both did in constructing my new home. I am extremely pleased with the job Bro Built Homes did on the organization and structure of all the different factors involved with my home and site. From the earliest of days when you helped me find a designer to develop a blueprint that fit my site, my needs, and my pocketbook, to the final days and details of closing on the house, everything was first rate!
I realize that offsite building is not always the easiest task for builders, but want to thank you for providing this function for me. All the effort and coordination of my site work was done and made tolerable because of your involvement with the process. Having full access to our build was also something that was important and well appreciated as we made many changes and additions throughout the project, and getting the kids involved in cleaning the worksite and nailing in casings made for special moments.
Your ability to clearly communicate with me as your client is a great asset to have; one that I know other builders and developers do not possess. I was so thankful that you kept me updated daily and that if I had questions you were prompt in finding the answers and getting back to me quickly. Your honesty and clarity made for a smooth progression of events in getting the house up and finished, not to mention the electric and gas, phone lines, and grading over an acre with grass. All those things are easy to forget about! From the early days of staking out the site and establishing the grade to the final days before closing, you made the process go smoothly.
There are not enough words to go on paper to explain how comfortable I felt working with you. Bro Built Homes should be proud of their construction and of their honest manner in dealing with clients. You certainly have built a reputation that is well deserved.
Right from the beginning, you both have turned one of the hardest years for us into one exciting, positive journey. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate all the sweat, energy & frustration that you two (and your families) have put into our new home. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
When my husband and I first contacted Chris and Kurt Zolmer from Bro-Built Homes, they knew it wasn’t going to be your typical new build. We lost our home to a fire in early November 2013, leaving us with nothing. Kurt met with us the very same day we contacted him, about a week after the fire to see if they could help us out. Both of them were very sympathetic to our situation and eager to help us get back into our home. After meeting with them we knew that they were the ones we wanted to build our new home.
Not only are they a family oriented business but you can tell they care about the families they work with. There was never a time where we were left out on what progress was being made on the job site. We greatly appreciated and enjoyed being apart of every stage of the build. They even made the extra effort to include our 4 year old son in a few things around the house such as letting him help with putting stone on the front of the house. As well as taking the time to chat with a very inquisitive little boy who always has a million questions.
The last year has seemed like a lifetime but the 6 months of building went relatively quick. Both Chris and Kurt aren’t afraid to get their own hands dirty to get a job finished in time. The finished house literally brought tears to my eyes the day we were handed keys. So many emotions were built up to that moment and they were both there to offer a hug. We couldn’t be more happy with how our new home turned out and the wonderful job the boys have done for us. To some this is just a house but to us this is our home where our family can once again grow and make new memories. We owe that all to Chris and Kurt, as well as their interior designer Carly who helped to bring all the colors together. We can’t express how much we appreciate everything they have done for us.