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Old 06-19-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Katy
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Where would you rank David Weekley out of the Houston home builders? Who are the best/worst?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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In the top 5. No particular order:

Trendmaker
Weekly
Perry
DR Horton
Ashford

...some will name others and I will probably agree. Any not mentioned by anyone suck.

Ronnie
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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This is my second Weekly home. Cookie cutters but they will do a lot of custom which I did. They have gorgeous designs.
Their warranty and follow up is just outstanding and I speak from personal experience. The best shop ever.
As for building they're no different than any other quality builders. They use better quality parts but the same mexican crews so you have to stay on top of them during the building process. Lastly, their green / energy saving features rocks. They truly deliver as promised in the green space.

They're number ONE for me
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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What's the best way to 'stay on top of them?' Just go to the sites and look and get a feel if things are going well? Hire a building inspector?
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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What's the best way to 'stay on top of them?' Just go to the sites and look and get a feel if things are going well? Hire a building inspector?
Both. Get an inspector to do a 3-parter - right before the foundation pour, one before the "skin" (sheetrock) goes up, and a final. Go during the day, if possible. Certain ones of the crew will notice you and those are the homes I have had the least trouble (if any). Weekley, Trendmaker, Highland, etc. - all were cooperative.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Spring
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Village Builders
Trendmaker
Newmark Homes
Highland Homes
Darling Homes
Perry
David Weekly - Outdated designs in my opinion, but good builder none the less.
Plantation/Coventry Homes
Westin Homes
Chesmar Homes
First Texas Homes

Those are the ones i can think of
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I luckily lived only a mile from our new house, so I was there almost every day or two looking at things and taking pictures to "stay on top of them". That is the best way to a good home; build up a rapport with the building superintendant and keep up with him on the progress. I would say at the least, stop by once a week and spend an hour or more if you can. If they know you are looking, they will be vigilant too.

If I could have afforded it back them, we would have bought a Weekley or Trendmaker home no question. But we were stretching it with our $200K budget back then, and both builders started in the $250s in the neighborhood near us.

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Exactly that. For me a got a 5 phase/stage inspector and also inspect myself everyday since I was very close with the construction

Now 2 years later I have no major problem, very minor stuff and Weekly has been fantastic taking care of it even after warranty. Can't be wrong with that



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Both. Get an inspector to do a 3-parter - right before the foundation pour, one before the "skin" (sheetrock) goes up, and a final. Go during the day, if possible. Certain ones of the crew will notice you and those are the homes I have had the least trouble (if any). Weekley, Trendmaker, Highland, etc. - all were cooperative.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Spring
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Regardless of builder. Try to visit the site and let the constriction manager know you are watching the process. Also pre sheet rock is the stage id recommend the most.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Regardless of builder. Try to visit the site and let the constriction manager know you are watching the process. Also pre sheet rock is the stage id recommend the most.
All three are important. I have attended a pre-slab inspection where things were not aligned properly. It woud have resulted in problems later. The final one is also important. I have seen several where the first two were done and corrected - and yet the final was very long.
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