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Custom One Homes Meets A Cottage Grove Couple’s Needs Now and For the Future

Leigh had read about Custom One Homes’ Women-Centric designs in the Star Tribune and was intrigued. She and her husband, Paul, had been contemplating a move, so they toured a model in Woodbury during the Parade of Homes. Although they found the home very impressive, it was a two-story and they needed a rambler.

Leigh has a sister with special needs who will move in with the couple some day and the two wanted to build a home they would love that would be handicap accessible for Paula. Rob Fritz, Custom One Homes’ New Home Specialist suggested Leigh and Paul take a look at one of their rambler models in Everwood in Cottage Grove>> and they not only loved the model, they found a wooded homesite there that was perfect. So they began to make plans.

“Rob immediately started asking questions so he could understand how we envisioned our future and how we wanted our life to be,” says Leigh. “We began with Custom One’s Summit design>> and began modifying the plans to better suit our needs.”

Paul and Leigh felt a little intimidated at the thought of building their first home, but their anxieties didn’t last long. “Custom One Homes’ process is so good and so well-organized that we never felt overwhelmed,” says Leigh. “The decisions we had to make didn’t happen all at once, and it all came together quite nicely.”

“Working with Custom One Homes president, Mike Rygh, was a truly great experience,” says Paul. “He stays very involved, is detail oriented and always has the big picture in mind.”

Paul and Leigh appreciated Mike’s practical side and he seemed to always have their best interests in mind. “Whenever Mike encountered a problem, he immediately set out to resolve it,” says Paul. “He also called it to our attention rather than have us discover it ourselves. We really admired him for that.”

Building a handicap-accessible home means anticipating every possible obstacle. “Mike noticed a threshold in the shower that would have been a barrier,” says Paul. “He took it out.” He also made suggestions that the couple hadn’t considered. “We have a finished lower level,” says Leigh. “Mike recommended we add a large closet on the lower level that matched the same square footage on the main floor. He said an elevator could be easily added to that space in the future if my sister is confined to a wheelchair.” Whenever they had a plan review he would bring things up and make suggestions.

Paul and Leigh’s confidence in Custom One Homes was confirmed by the subcontractors who worked on their home. “Everyone we met talked about how much they enjoyed working for Mike,” says Paul. “That certainly says a lot about his integrity.”

Even the closing of their new home worked in Paul and Leigh’s favor. “We were given a move-in date and they stepped it up so that we could get in even earlier,” says Paul. “They even arranged to have the closing at their office for our convenience. We couldn’t be happier.”

If you’d like more information about Custom One Homes, visit our website>>

Or contact Rob Fritz — the New Home Specialist at 651-248-5491

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