Testimonials

Thank You for all the help.

November 2014
I just wanted say thank you for all the help. With all the issues we had with City of Houston, this was not the easiest project but you definitely made it easier for me. I learned a lot about building a house....
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Happy With How It Turned Out

April 2014
Good to hear from you, all is well. I don't check this email account every day, now that I am done with the house, so that is why I did not get right back to you. We moved in; in October and gave up our Houston apartment a month ago so we are living here full time now...
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Thank you for your help!

April 2014
Hi you!!! I miss your pep talks... however I am soooooooooooooo happy I'm done!

Love the house! Pita (my dog) allows me to live here. She really thinks it was built for her. If you drove by then you know I really need curb appeal. (I'm thinking of entering in one of the HGTV curb appeal contests) It's all I can do to keep the yard mowed some weeks. Classes have been full and I've been teaching a lot...
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Youngs-Newton House

January 01, 2013
We love our new custom home! We shopped the house market for nearly a year before deciding to try building ourselves. Nothing we saw during that time was close enough to our 'dream house' requirements. So we sat down with (much) paper & pen and wrote down all the features we wanted plus the features we loved in the many houses we looked at then tried to combine our favorites into one plan...
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Stephen S.

September 20, 2011
Dear Sheila,
I want to thank you, Brad and the rest of your staff for helping me build my beautiful home in High Meadow Ranch. The cost ended up being higher than my projections primarily because I purposely went overboard on certain items important to me including 1) 100% Brick, 2) Extra woodwork and molding, 3) superior granite on all counter tops, 4) travertine and granite tile plus wood flooring, and 5) plumbing fixtures...
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Thanks Owner Builder Network

February 17, 2011
We completed and closed on our house in October 2010. Just wanted to say how much we appreciated the help of Paul Artmann, Brad, Sheila, and Gayle. We built in Fayette County on 9 acres and they were usually a phone call away with answers to my questions. My husband was preparing to retire and I was pretty much on my own in building our house, lived in a RV on our property. Thanks to all of you, I...
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Becky A.

January 18, 2011
We are finally done!! I appreciate all of The Owner Builder Network's help along the way. I never thought I would have been able to build this house. Even at the construction closing, I had major doubts that we could do this. But you all were right...we can do it and we did. Thanks again for all of the help and guidance...
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Dan R.

January 18, 2011
We are really enjoying the new place right now. After our first summer in our home, our highest electric bill was $242 (4400 square fee of living space!!) I was very please with that! Thanks for all of the help...
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Jim and Shelly C.

January 18, 2011
We have always known that we wanted to build our own home. It was important to us to control the costs, the quality of products used in our home and to also utilize our own skills where possible in order to help control quality and costs. We were excited to run across The Owner Builder Network. Starting the process of building was very intimidating simple because I knew little about all the differ...
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Tim F.

January 18, 2011
I am very fortunate to have worked with The Owner Builder Network. With OBN's help, I am now the owner of a 4200 square foot home in one of the most exclusive, golf course communities in the area. The savings realized by building our own home allowed us to include significant upgrades throughout and still keep our overall cost well under the average for our neighborhood. We estimate that on the...
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Larry and Suzanne H.

January 18, 2011
Suzanne and I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the home building process with The Owner Builder Network. We found OBN to be very knowledgeable and just terrific to work with. This is our third house to build after 30 years of marriage and I can honestly say this one was as easy as having a general contractor and in some instances easier!! You guys have really looked at every angle to smooth...
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Eddie and Joan A.

April 23, 2010
We are still really enjoying our house. I am continually amazed at how much lower our utility bills are with this larger house than our older smaller house. Next month will complete the second year in it. My boys and I have torn down our old house. The farther I went in tearing it down, the happier I was that we had built the new house...
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Russ and Trish E.

Russ and Trish E.

April 23, 2010
Thank you for a great experience with The Owner Builder Network. We enjoyed working with our consultant, and our home is working out great. We will continue to point interested folks your direction...
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LaMarr L. Remodel Project

LaMarr L. Remodel Project

April 23, 2010
We just wanted to send you two the latest pictures of our house. We are finally in. I could not have done this without the help from The Owner Builder Network and all the people you put us in contact with. These guys knew what they were doing and helped me figure out some remodeling problems I had. The framer even showed me how to add a fifth bedroom on the second...
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Kent and LeAnna S.

April 23, 2010
The inspector came today and we passed! We can't tell ya'll how excited that we are and how much we appreciate EVERYTHING that ya'll did along the way to help us. It is truly our dream house in our dream neighborhood with all of our great friends that we consider to be family!! As far as The Owner Builder Network goes, we have met some of the greatest people...
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Joe and Grace C.

April 23, 2010
I wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for your support in helping us to build our new home. Your undivided attention in responding to our needs during the different construction phases was absolutely invaluable. Your advice has helped us to solve common construction issues. We cannot say enough to thank you. Again, we are very happy we built...
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Micheal and Franny M.

April 23, 2010
Plans are coming along great!!!!! Michael and I met with the designer last Friday to go over changes on the lower level from his first draft. We should see the changes and the 2nd floor any day now. We have certainly been thrilled with working with him and have marveled at the way he has taken our ideas and is putting them on paper...
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Bill and Debra D.

April 23, 2010
I can't rave enough about the quality of workmanship from your subcontractors. This building is the best built structure in Keller as far as energy efficiency and quality. I added wind straps to the joists and it only added about $400 to the overall cost, I loved having that kind of project control. Thanks again for all your help...
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Jacobe and Deanna D.

Jacobe and Deanna D.

January 5, 2010
"The choice was easy for us. Pay a builder thousands of dollars or pay OBN to help us save thousands. OBN taught us step by step how to build affordably, timely, and energy efficiently . a true 100 year home. Our family now lives in the dream home we could not afford with a builder. And upgrades- no tract home here! We have the hardwood floors, single and double Crown moldings, granite countertops...
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Rick and Yun Hilliard

Rick and Yun Hilliard

August 19, 2009
We have moved in since July last year and have enjoyed every minute of living in this house we built with OBN. I had never doubted that we could build our dream home with Owner Builder Network, but now when I look around our home, I still have a sense of amazement that we actually changed the landscape of this swamp-like waste land and put a house on it! I think what got us to have faith in OBN is...
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Null House

Thank You Owner Builder Network

August 18, 2009
I had originally heard about Owner Builder Network in an advertisement on the Tom Martino Show. Martino was a consumer advocate and people would call his show seeking help with consumer related problems and rip-offs. Martino had zero tolerance for those who cheated and were dishonest with customers and he would not advertise for your business unless he believed it was the up and up...
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Skelton House

A Great Experience

August 18, 2009
We built our home using Owner Builder Network. It was a very rewarding and educational experience. We got the home we wanted, at the price we wanted. We were able to add a pool with extra landscaping, and a boat dock with lift and cover, and still saved about $140,000, if not more. Best of all, it was our own custom design. We love the new home we built. I have...
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Investment in Our Future

Investment in Our Future

August 6, 2009
My wife and I built our dream home in 2006, moving into it New Years weekend, 2007. Our ideas were roughly sketched on an 8.5x11 sheet of graph paper when we first meet with our OBN representative. While our plans were being conceptualized by drafting and designers, the 14 evening “building classes” offered by OBN to members provided the foundation for the construction of a...
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