“Builders like to say that the last homes for sale are the best,” says Rodrock Homes CEO Brian Rodrock. “But for Maple Brook Park, it’s absolutely true.”
Situated on home sites coveted for their quiet cul-de-sac locale, daylight or walkout basements, and covered back-porch decks and patios, the number of remaining homes is dwindling into the single digits.
Current Maple Brook Park residents aren’t surprised to see their neighborhood filling fast. While they love their community’s prime Olathe location, nationally-ranked schools, and friendly feel, most chose Maple Brook Park because it offered what they couldn’t find anywhere else: amenities at a value.
“We were looking for the nicest house in the best location at the most affordable price,” says resident Ann Watson, who recently relocated her young family from Texas to Maple Brook Park. “There were lots of track homes in Texas and we knew we didn’t want that. The quality of these homes is exceptional.”
For community residents, quality equals amenities not usually found in their price range, like double-head European showers, covered decks and patios, custom cabinetry, crafted trim for doors, windows, and moldings, wood flooring, granite countertops, and even upgraded heating, air conditioning, and insulation. “Those were all features we weren’t finding in resale and other homes at our price line,” says resident Bill Lundell, whose real estate agent son-in-law led Lundell and wife Connie to a new home in Maple Brook Park.
But even with the tip-top quality and customized amenities lauded by homeowners, combined home and home site prices in Maple Brook Park remain only in the mid-$200,000s. All of which begs the question: do homebuyers sacrifice customer service in return for value?
Not at all, say homeowners like Jesse and Ann Sieve, who worked with Rodrock Homes to customize the open floor plan home they purchased last summer. “Whenever we asked for something,” says Jesse, “Rodrock Homes would almost always respond by saying ‘we can make that happen.’”
Rodrock Homes’ can-do track record stems from a promise its three owners made years ago: to deliver quality, value, and service for every home and to every customer, regardless of spending thresholds. “Whether you’re building a starter home or a custom estate, you’ll enjoy the same level of commitment and care from us,” says Rodrock Homes’ Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Reglin.
“Rodrock Homes goes above and beyond,” agrees Watson, who was pleasantly surprised when the company’s management team executed a one-day Sunday turnaround to plan her basement finish and ease her relocation schedule.
Indeed, ease of life—delivered through customer service, amenities, and location—seems a priority at Maple Brook Park. Close to K-7 highway, K-10 highway, and Olathe’s thriving 119th street corridor, residents can drive to work, grab groceries, or sneak away to movie theaters within just minutes.
Three-year Maple Brook Park resident Steve Accardi loves that his neighborhood sits not far from the newer Olathe Northwest High School and just across the street from Ravenwood Elementary School. “My wife walks our son to school every day,” says Accardi.
Yet close-in conveniences don’t mean neighbors are too close for comfort, since many homes back up to woods or undeveloped farmland. “We’re close to so much, yet it’s serene and beautiful here,” says David Everett, who says he “couldn’t pass up” the atrium split home he found with wife Kris last summer.
Still, more irresistible than both its locale and beauty are the luxuries within reach at Maple Brook Park. “Maple Brook Park affords homeowners the amenities they thought they couldn’t afford before,” says Jeff Gifford, Rodrock Homes’ Chief Operating Officer.
In other words, if you’ve ever dreamed of owning a two-story, four-bedroom home with stone trim, a three-car garage, a covered outdoor entertaining area, a walk-in pantry, a mudroom with cubbies, and an upstairs laundry, you may find just such a home is more affordable than you think.
But with the number of choice remaining homes and home sites in the single digits at Maple Brook Park, you’ll want to hurry to choose the best and last. Residences are selling quickly in a neighborhood where value and customer service go hand-in-hand.
Just ask Maple Brook Park’s David Everett, who found the experience of finding and finishing his new home simpler than expected. “It was the smoothest process,” he says, “because Rodrock Homes makes it that easy.”