We are elated with our custom home built by Mezger Homes. Seriously, we wake up everyday in our new home and pinch ourselves. Luke and his team are top-notch and made our project nearly seamless from the get-go, all the way from setting our expectations within our budget, to coordinating with our architect to obtain permits and communicating with our lender to obtain funds, to demo of our old home, and of course through construction of our new home. These people know what they’re doing, and they’re exceptionally good at it.
The logistics of building a home seem overwhelming to me, but Luke has his process down to a science. Our architect had told us that Luke has the most accurate pre-construction pricing around, and we found that to be true. Our only budget over-runs were because we chose to make upgrades to some of our finish-out selections. There were really no surprises.
Our project manager, Craig, was a pleasure to work with and an absolute task-master who kept things moving. Because of Craig’s diligence and skill, our home was completed nearly two months ahead of schedule (something we had heard was pretty much impossible in Austin). We lived onsite in our RV throughout the build, and had the opportunity to work especially closely with Craig. He’s a gem and we truly valued his partnership in creating our home.
The contractors and vendors that Luke uses are equally professional, and helped us navigate the myriad choices that you make when building a house (who knew there are about a couple thousand varieties of subway tile?). My sense is that Luke and Craig really work to maintain strong relationships with their subs and vendors, and that goes a long way toward keeping their projects prioritized, and therefore on-schedule.
One last thing I have to mention is that one of the main reasons we chose Luke as our home builder was because of the recommendation of a sub-contractor who said that Luke has high standards for the quality of work he’ll accept from his subs, and will push for the best outcome for his clients. This came into play once we got moved in and weren’t 100% satisfied with our interior paint. Luke and Craig agreed it could be better, and worked with the painter to come back out and make it right. That speaks volumes.
In a nutshell, everyone we know who’s built a house in Austin warned us that we’d go over-budget, off-schedule, would fail inspections, and that the process would generally be a nightmare. Because of Mezger Homes we experienced none of that, in fact it was quite the opposite. We highly recommend them and will absolutely work with them again if we ever build another home.