Home Building Partners & Resources That Make It Happen
For Turnkey or ModularDirect buyers, for the curious, or anyone seeking pre-qualified help
Anyone can "Google" a real estate agent, a mortgage company, a surveyor, an engineer, a builder (you've found one!) and subcontractors to bring a new home project to a successful completion. But only a team - a well oiled, like-minded machine - can make it happen within budget, on time, and with as few fireworks as possible. They say you're only as good as the people with whom you're surrounded. These folks & organizations make it happen.
- NOTE: get off to a great start and mention you were referred by Finish Werks! (it's ok - we receive no compensation; it's all about understanding)
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|Kristi Neidhardt, Realtor®|
Keller Williams Realty
BUY a lot & SELL your home
|Keep this in mind: you really want the SAME real estate agent to find your building lot AND sell your existing home. The timing must be perfect - you cannot split these tasks up! Kristi stood in 90 degree summer heat during a green festival in Howard County, determined to show people a better way to build. As an EcoAgent she takes "location, location, location" to the next level... she covers what you need in a property purchase, but also infuses her green knowledge to your earth-friendly advantage.|
|Brad Fowler, Mortgage Mgr|
New Home Construction to Perm
(410) 897-6402, (410) 353-1771 (m)
|Out of the ashes of the 2007-2008 mortgage meltdown, Brad remains one of the good guys. In 2008 he joined us to develop green mortgages on the Glens low/moderate income housing program in Howard County. To this day, we know of no one else with his level of experience in green construction lending; SunTrust's Draw Schedule is also very modular/rprefab friendly.|
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant | Renovation Specialist
(304) 283-7282, Fax (866) 884-7371
| David Mellott is an experienced Renovation Specialist with over 7 years in the mortgage industry. Backed by the strength of the nation’s leading renovation retail mortgage lender, David is dedicated to helping you reach your homeownership and refinancing goals.|
|Joseph Berchielli, P.E.|
|JB Engineering, a small and accountable company, has been providing structural design and evaluation services since 1986. Joe goes the extra mile to make sure our projects are sound from the footings on up.|
J B E N G I N E E R I N G
Structural Design and Analysis
Stan & Junior Weaver, OwnersModular Home Erectors
|Setting a custom modular home, however, is one area where we will always pay for quality. The crews with MHE cap months of our designing, planning and preparation in a matter of hours... we’re dead-on square and weather-tight usually in one day. They do it right, they do it cost-effectively, and they make it look easy.|
|Gene Swier, Owner|
| Regal Services is listed with Dun & Bradstreet as a registered inspection company providing Residential and Commercial Inspection Services. Gene also qualifies homes for Energy Star and LEED for homes. Qualifying a home for Energy Star consists of building a computer model of the house from builder's plans and submitting the software file and inspection report to the EPA for certification and registry. Gene understands how to make this happen, every time.|
|Charles Segerman, CEO|
Clean Currents Green Energy Solutions
(301) 754- 0430, ext 703
|"... provides renewable energy brokerage and onsite installation services for residences, businesses, and institutions. Our mission is to promote the use of clean energy through our products, services and community outreach, all from one point of contact. Applying our LEED™ expertise and Energy Star® rating skills, we help reduce consumption, then combine solar/wind energy with strategically sourced traditional electricity for a simple, cost-effective, turnkey solution ." |
|Green Building Institute|
Join the GBI Newsletter
MISSION: to foster sustainable building practices through education and example
VISION: we see a world where the built environment enhances the natural environment
1 (877) 311-6243
Finish Werks is now a MAGE SOLAR POWERPARTNER. What does this mean? We value our relationship with MAGE SOLAR and feel that they provide the most reliable quality and performance with their solar photovoltaic systems.
"LABhaus offers modern home buyers an unexpectedly affordable route to a high-quality modern luxury home through select turn-key builders. LABhaus is proud to offer its full line in the Washington/Baltimore metro area through Finish Werks LLC."
LABHaus has, in our opinion, the first affordable ($130/SF vs. typical $200/SF) finished modern modular home. And they easily surpass basic energy efficiency benchmarks right out of the factory.
|Modular Home Builder|
Gary Fleisher, "Modular Coach"
Visit the MHB BLOG
"A Practical Approach For Modular Home Builders That Are
Looking For Help
And Staying Focused And Profitable."
|The Modular Home Book||Why Build Modular? Visit The Modular Home Book, an essential guide covering all aspects of modular home building and design, from choosing a dealer to financing. Excellent resource site and book for dealers, contractors, or new home customers looking to buy a modular house or addition.|
|The Modular Home Store||The Home Store offers modular home floor plans online and is the largest builder of custom modular homes and modular home additions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York's Hudson Valley, and Long Island.|
A green building resource directory that includes sustainable products, eco-friendly services and green industry information.
- SonicSolutions, the safe and environmentally friendly way to remove algae from lakes and ponds without harming other aquatic life. The SonicSolutions® unit floats just below the water's surface and kills algae by producing a precise frequency of ultrasonic waves that disrupts and destroys the cellular functioning and structure of the algae.
- “Next-generation” biosolids recycling with the VitAG Process. VitAG uses state of the art technology to transform biosolids into safe, high value ammonium sulfate granular fertilizer, exceeding government standards nd regulations.
- Good Night Naturals for natural organic cotton mattresses, luxury linens, and green and environmentally friendly home furnishings. Get a healthy sleep with our natural bedding.
- Framed-arts.com offers online custom framing of art prints and posters including Andy Warhol prints, custom framed impressionist art, framed Picasso prints, and unique decorative matting options. Have your own art framed too with a unique online framing tool.
DIY Resources for researching land to build on...
If you don't already have land on which to build, we've found ZipRealty.com to be one of the best Internet sources available. It provides more search criteria and filters (to specifically tailor your search) than any other web portal we've seen, and includes local MRIS listings.
Researching Land Plats
If you're working with an experienced realtor, they can often provide much of the information you need to know about buildable land: raw land vs. permitted lots; onsite water & sewer service vs. well and septic tank; zoning and subdivision.
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