I have a very simple philosophy that goes back to 1977, when I founded HBI. At that time, I did my own framing, siding, trim, cleaning, and even washed the windows. I wanted to build every home so that I would be proud to move into it myself. Now, 41 years later and about 1600 homes built in the surrounding counties of Richmond, Virginia, I still have that same philosophy. I train my supervisor to build each home as if he were going to own it. If there is something about a home that they would not like, then chances are someone else will not like it either. It is really just common sense and very simple and once you have that mind set, you end up with a better product and a finished home that you can be proud to say you built. It is not always a smooth ride. Subcontractors make mistakes, weather intervenes, and incorrect materials are delivered, but the time to take care of those and other snags is when they happen, before you have gone too far and have a bigger problem. Take the time; make it right and then go on to the next step. I believe in this method and know that it works.
We have a manual written by me and updated over the years that we carry with us every day. It explains what to do in different situations and what I expect. We provide a ten year warranty with Professional Warranty Corporation on each home. The supervisors also carry this manual with them so they can explain to the
buyer exactly how the warranty works and what they can expect.
I still love building new homes. I love the people I work with and build for and I love the challenge. I am still hands-on and if you need me, I can be contacted on my cell phone (804-350-7794). I make certain that our post closing attention is top priority. We actually do our own walk-thru before the buyer does theirs and consequently, we have very short punch lists at closing. Ninety percent of the time, punch list items are taken care of prior to the buyer moving in. It is much easier to do a good job when you do not have to worry about possibly damaging furniture.
We make every effort at HBI to keep up with the housing trends and offer attractive homes. We build in several different price ranges and we will build on your lot.
Finally, I would suggest that anyone interested in using us, should visit the neighborhoods in which we build. Ask the agent representing us to give you names and addresses of people we have built for and go visit their homes or ask the agent to arrange for you to see some of our finished plans. What I hope to have conveyed to you in this introduction is that we try to do the best we can with each and every home we build, because, after all, we are "Building our reputation every day".
New Home Construction Supervisior Sid Strawderman Michael Knight
Huguenot Builders, Inc was incorporated in the State of Virginia in 1977. It is owned and operated by Sid Strawderman.
Huguenot Builders, Inc has built approximately 1,600 homes in the Richmond area in the past 41 years. We currently build between 10 and 20 homes per year.
Sid oversees the construction of new homes with hands on supervision. He personally guarantees homeowner satisfaction. HBI has many exciting and innovative plans being built in and around Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, Richmond and Henrico.