Bob & Nancy Dachtler
“Contracting Chris Anderson to build our new home in Port Angeles was one of the best decisions we made when we moved to the Olympic Peninsula. An honest businessman, who understands the concept of “Customer Service”, he fulfilled his promises to us regarding his performance in meeting schedule-dates, in workmanship & quality, & professionalism. We could not have been more satisfied and would definitely recommend Chris Anderson to anyone building a new home.”
“Chris built my home here in Sequim; I can state that he managed the project with exceptional professionalism. He took my napkin sketches, turned them into blue prints that resulted in an ideal home for me. Most importantly the construction met my expectations, he personally kept me informed with frequent periodic written progress reports on both costs and schedules that met projected timelines. The home was completed on-time and best of all under budget. You bet I would recommend Chris Anderson to anyone building a new home; his prospective customers are free to call me.”
Bob Osann and Mary Fasching
“While we were designing our house, we interviewed a number of builders and visited completed homes and those under construction to understand each builder’s process and build quality. In the spring of 2009, we chose four builders to bid on our specification and plans. C Anderson homes was one chosen to bid. While two builders came back with comparable bids at the low end of what we received, we chose Chris Anderson to build our home because he had contributed the most to our understanding of the issues involved with our specifications, and had also provided the most insight into how we could achieve a better home at a reasonable price. Our contract with C Anderson Homes provided us with the confidence that the total cost would not exceed the absolute maximum set out in the contract for the specification and plans we provided. In fact, Chris’s goal throughout the process was to wherever possible spend less money than budgeted while still achieving the desired results and quality. Chris told us there may very well be money left in the budget when the project was finished. We were skeptical on this, however were very pleasantly surprised when there was a noticeable amount left in the bank account at the end. Upgrades are common on any custom home project and ours was no exception. However, the money we saved on the base budget paid for almost half of our upgrade costs. In the end, we had a beautiful home that exceeded our expectations and construction was accomplished at a very reasonable price. We believe the methods and quality of Chris’s building style that were acquired while building high-end homes in Bellevue played a strong role in making this all possible.
We were living in California during the entire building process, and only visited the building site three times between the point we started and when the home was 90% complete. A large number of emails went back and forth, and where design elements not defined in the spec or plans were being refined along the way, sketches and drawings were sent in both directions. We told Chris we had some unusual ideas for the fireplace designs and the entertainment system enclosures/cabinets, and when it came time to flush these out Chris was very cooperative and worked through what were in some cases very intricate details and desires. Each of these items turned out better than we had expected. Also, it is typical for custom home that the selection of fixtures (lights, faucets, etc.) is a difficult and tedious process for the homeowner. Here, Chris made suggestions that made the process enormously easier. The selection of tile for bathrooms and entryways can be a challenge, and again Chris’s suggestions made the process easier – the result exceeding our expectations. Regarding colors for painting, we found Chris has an extremely good feel for this. While we had a basic color plan in mind, it was refined and improved with Chris’s help.
Overall, our house took less than 10 months to build in spite of the fact that is quite large compared to most homes in the area. We were very pleased with the overall process and our dealings with Chris. We would recommend him highly and if we ever had to build another home on the Peninsula, we would go directly to Chris and not bother with bids from other builders, knowing we were going to get the lowest possible price and achieve our quality goals.”
Ted & Mari Ellen Stever
“Working with Chris at C. Anderson Homes & Development was truly a pleasure which exceeded our expectations. C. Anderson Homes & Development’s business profile was a perfect fit for us. It kept us current with actual cost, affording us to stay on budget without any unexpected surprises.
Building a custom home while living out of state with the restrictions of not being on the job site had its initial concerns and anxieties. After concluding numerous meetings with Chris our concerns and anxieties were totally dismissed. We followed the construction process on C. Anderson’s web-site which was updated with each phase. It was as though we were on the job-site with a bonus; we could share the progress with our family and friends.
The communication with Chris during the entire process was extraordinarily good; he kept us up to date on every aspect of the construction process with terminology and explanations a layman could understand. His ideas and suggestions to alter some design options from our original plan turned out to be wonderful recommendations that enhanced the beauty of our home.
C. Anderson Home’s integrity, attention to detail, standard for perfection, reliability, developing a personal relationship and follow through after completion all contributed to making our home building experience fun & enjoyable.
Working with Chris Anderson as our home builder, turned out to be an excellent choice. We love our home!”