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Here you will find many of Higginbotham's frequently asked questions. Obviously, you may have some of your own, and we encourge you to feel free to ask us your home development questions.

We have a subdivision with 4 available lots: Glencairn at the corner of Clayton and Lay Roads in Ladue. Additionally, we are a Real Estate Broker, and can locate and help you purchase any available property.

The National Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders. Association define a custom home builder as “an entity that provides a service to construct a unique home or building that meets a specific client’s needs and desires.” To us, a custom home is a one-of-a-kind home that starts from scratch, as opposed to a standard plan that has been modified, customized, or made unique simply by selections. At Higginbotham, homeowners are encouraged to review mock-ups and make any changes they feel are needed. Throughout the home construction process, our homeowners can change their selections to best fit their needs and desires.

At Higginbotham, homeowners can come to our office anytime and review their books. As a policy, homeowners are always shown all sub-contractor and supplier proposals. (Selection of the best proposal is normally determined by the homeowner, builder and architect.)

Once plans are complete, it typically takes about 12 months for an average sized home (4000-6000 sq. ft.), sometimes a little more. It depends on the size and complexity of the home as well as the client’s selections. Quality takes time. We pay great attention to detail, such as giving flooring time to cure before it’s laid, etc.

Most Higginbotham homes begin at $300 per square foot. That covers the cost of the best materials available, and the talent and labor of our highly skilled sub-contractors and crew of master carpenters.

No. While we’ve long been known as the top new homebuilder in the area, we also serve as a top remodel contractor, not only for our own homes, but also those built by other builders. Remodeling includes kitchen, bath, addition work, and total and partial renovations.

We do not; however, over the years, we have built excellent relationships with many of the area’s finest architects, as well as with those from out of town.

First, ask for referrals. Second, view samples of their product. And last, interview the builder and, if possible, their sub-contractors as well. To us, it’s all about the team. And the first ones to join that team are the owner, architect and builder.

Yes, we typically seek out two or more bids from each trade. We feel that quality is as important as price and therefore, seek out only qualified sub-contractors who are able to commit to our high level of standards and still offer competitive pricing.

 

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