Your dream house, in your dream location, built by a builder that’s a dream to work with. For new homeowners, achieving one or even two of these things may be possible. But realizing all three at once? That’s a dream come true.
Steeped in three generations of homebuilding bolstered by strong financials, Rodrock Homes is making new homebuyers’ dreams a reality by giving them something other builders can’t: the freedom to choose exactly what, where, and how they build their dream home.
Unlike other builders who limit buyers to certain neighborhoods, Rodrock Homes’ clients can choose to build virtually anywhere they please.
“We’re committed to building the home you want, in the location you want,” says CEO Brian Rodrock. And although Rodrock is currently developing Overland Park’s Wyngate community and building in 10 other communities throughout Overland Park, Lenexa, and Olathe, he doesn’t pressure clients to stay within those confines. Rather, he helps each of his customers pursue the homesite of their dreams, wherever that may be.
Patrick and Nancy Carolan knew they wanted to build in Overland Park’s Bluestem neighborhood, even before they chose a builder or a home. “We knew we wanted to stay close to our gym, our schools, and our work,” says Nancy, who notes the couple also wanted space for an in-ground swimming pool.
But when they found a model home they loved in Overland Park’s Wyngate community, Rodrock Homes quickly agreed to re-create and even customize the home of their dreams several miles to the west in Bluestem. “They were immediately ready to make it work for us when other builders were not,” says Nancy.
Rodrock Homes is also helping new home seekers without a specific homesite in mind find the perfect place to put down roots. Potential buyers who want to live near schools, work, or family are leveraging Rodrock Homes’ expertise and relationships to help them locate an ideal spot. Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Reglin explains. “Brian Rodrock’s long-term knowledge of the Kansas City area, his relationships with other developers, and our company’s financial strength make us a sought-after builder,” says Reglin. “That means we can build just about anywhere, with more options to help you find the homesite that’s right for you.”
But for Rodrock Homes’ buyers, the options don’t end there. Access to a wide selection of homesites is rivaled by something else: a large array of home plans. With nearly 30 home plans available, it’s easy for home seekers to find what they’re looking for. And with over a dozen furnished models ready for viewing, clients can see exactly what they’re getting before they sign on the dotted line. “While other builders have been forced to reduce their inventory of furnished homes, we’ve increased ours,” says Reglin. “We think it’s important for potential homeowners to visualize living in their homes.”
And for many real homeowners, life in a handpicked Rodrock Homes’ residence is even better than imagined. Luxuries like covered decks and patios, European double showers, granite countertops, custom cabinetry with walk-in pantries, stone and stucco exteriors, and three-car garages come standard on most of their portfolio, with prices starting around $250,000. “I love the quality of our home,” says homeowner Ann Watson.
In addition to amenities for a value, Nancy and Patrick Carolan found Rodrock Homes’ willingness to customize their home an unparalleled selling point. “My husband is an engineer and wannabe architect,” quips Nancy, “and we wanted a bedroom downstairs. Jeff Gifford rearranged our home plan to make that happen.”
Gifford, Chief Operating Officer of Rodrock Homes, says service like the Carolans received is all in a day’s work. “It’s not uncommon for us to sit down with a ruler and a pencil and make changes, “ says Gifford, “because we like our homeowners to get exactly what they want.”
Through Rodrock Homes’ innovative partnership with Kansas City’s Twigs Interiors, clients also get exactly what they want in the interior design of their home. Qualifying Rodrock Homes Custom Design Experience clients receive one-on-one service from award-winning interior design experts, one-stop shopping at the Twigs’ studio boutique, and access to one-of-a-kind materials. “They give you plenty of choices, and if you don’t like one option, they always have another one ready,” says homeowner Amy Munson.
Yet with so many choices, one question emerges: isn’t a hand-picked homesite, a customized home plan, and one-on-one interior design out of financial reach for most buyers?
Not so, says Brian Rodrock, who points to a variety of company programs that make purchasing easier. In addition to assuming ownership of construction loans, Rodrock Homes offers clients a Guarantee Buy Program for their existing home, a 10-month build program, and even a 30-day quick-close package.
Yet ultimately, says Rodrock, “buying a home isn’t just a real estate transaction. It’s our family doing business with your family.”
And homeowners say it’s this personal approach to business, along with freedom of choice, that sets Rodrock Homes apart. With the ability to build anywhere and countless combinations of home plans, design services, and build programs available, Rodrock Homes will custom-craft a complete dream home package just for you. “Just call or stop by our office on Lenexa’s Dice Lane to see for yourself,” says Rodrock.