The Building of a Custom
A photo feature
We welcome your comments and suggestions about this Web site. Here are a few of the comments we have received:
January 17, 1999 - "What a fantastic website you have made! Keep up the great work!"
January 18, 1999 - "I enjoyed looking at your website -- very well done!"
January 25, 1999 - "Very nice site and excellent idea. Also very different from how we build here in interior Alaska."
January 28, 1999 - "Enjoyed looking at your site..."
January 30, 1999 - "My compliments on a well designed site..."
February 9, 1999 - "Very good and informative show. A great learning tool!"
February 26, 1999 - "I was very glad to find your web site and I'm actually waiting with impatience the following steps."
March 3, 1999 - "Enjoying web site... this site is as good as TLC (The Learning Channel) Saturday morning shows."
March 9, 1999 - "This is a good Web site."
March 25, 1999 - "Hey guys, fantastic web site. Great visuals!"
April 16, 1999 - "I enjoyed your web page!!!!"
April 20, 1999 - "I was looking through the web site - building a custom home. Looks really cool."
April 24, 1999 - [The site] "is very interesting because it allows us to see how this is done in the state of TEXAS and see the differences with how basically the same work (building a house) differs from Texas to here, Belgium in this particular case. Keep up the good work..." (Belgium)
May 1, 1999 - "Outstanding site! Great step by step views of the whole construction process. Keep it up, and thanks for the information."
May 7, 1999 - "Congratulation for bringing in real time through internet for this impressive project.... I have been keeping eyes on this interesting web site from the beginning." (Malaysia)
May 7, 1999 - "Excellent illustrations on building a home"
May 18, 1999 - "Keep up the good work!!!!"
May 24, 1999 - "I can't wait to see the final home! Please keep adding those pictures! I am currently building a home in Atlanta, GA (not custom) and follow your site to see what to expect next on my home! Only the framing has been done on my home, but I look to your site for guidance...keep up the great work."
August 10, 1999 - "Thanks so much for this valuable website. It is very, very, very well done."
August 10, 1999 - "Your web site is most impressive, as is the level of effort and workmanship of your project apparent from the photos."
August 24, 1999 - "I enjoyed very much, looking all your pictures."
October 25, 1999 - "Soy estudiante de Ingenieria Civil en Mexico y estoy buscando procesos de construccion diferentes al que hay actualmente aqui, me dio mucho gusto poder encontrar su pagina, y de antemano les agradezco." (English translation: I am a student of civil engineering in Mexico and am in search of different types of construction techniques other than how it is done in Mexico, and it gives me great pleasure that I found your Web page, and above all I thank you.) (Mexico)
November 4, 1999 - "Great site! Learned a lot quickly and painlessly... Thanks for all the effort and time that you put into this. It is very well done, easy to follow and clear. Great photos. Thanks."
November 16, 1999 - "Just a note to congratulate you for developing a 'real life' view of what it takes to build a nice home. Your Xeriscape Landscapes link was very informative and will try to find similar info for S.W. Colorado. We are just starting to build a similar home here in the high desert and need to get educated on landscaping with very little water."
December 9, 1999 - "Very nice site!"
December 18, 1999 - "I've browsed your web pages and found it educational especially to would-be owners of a residential unit as in your example. Great!"
December 19, 1999 - "I am interested in becoming a construction engineer. I saw your web page by browsing throughout the net to enhance my knowledge in my future job. After seeing your project on the web, I was amazed. It was really great. Many awesome pictures were provided to give viewers a better understanding. Each step that was taken explained the process that had to be performed throughout it. I would like to commend you on the great job you guys did in putting this together."
December 28, 1999 - We "are building our first home together without a contractor. We will be breaking ground in a couple of weeks. Your web site is going to be very helpful. I feel more prepared for this adventure. Thank you for all the info."
January 10, 2000 - "A very interesting, informative and well constructed [no pun intended] website. I live in South Africa and am employed in the construction industry so it was fascinating to see what is similar and what is totally different between our building methods. All the best and keep it up." (South Africa)
January 18, 2000 - "I enjoyed your web site very much and past it on to many friends, just to let them know how simple thing are in the USA. I am from Southern Brazil, where it isn't very tropical and our constructions are very heavy and made basically out of cement (internally and externally). Thanks for sharing your know how with us." (Brazil)
February 5, 2000 - "The pictures and progress of the house being built are great... Very nice site."
March 3, 2000 - "My husband and I are in the process of building a custom home. The pictures on the site are great and gives us an idea of what to expect. We hope you post the finished product soon! Keep up the good work."
March 20, 2000 - "The house looks great... Look forward to seeing the entire finished product."
April 12, 2000 - "Just wanted to let you know, I appreciated your free website on the creation of a house. It was really nice. I'm planning on building a house in St. Louis, MO this year and it gave me some insight. I think I'll do the same with a picture journal. Keep up the good work."
May 21, 2000 - "Thank you for your website. We have just made the decision to build our new home and you website was very informative. Thanks again for all the hard work. It is very well done."
May 29, 2000 - "Thank you for a very interesting and informative site on custom home building."
May 29, 2000 - "What a Wonderful Website you have."
July 7, 2000 - "I think this is a wonderful idea, to show how to build a house. But, in my country the construction process are different. Any way, I want to say thanks for this work, this is a different way to learn." (Maracay - Venezuela)
July 13, 2000 - "WOW! I can't show you my goosebumps, but you made me very excited about building my first home. You gave me such great ideas. Good job!"
August 3, 2000 - "Your Web site is Awesome... I especially like the page to take time out to appreciate nature."
September 21, 2000 - "This site is a great insight to anyone thinking about building their own home. Thank you. The key to builing your own home is organization, patience and honest and dependable contractors. Thanks again for the great information and pictures."
November 18, 2000 - "Building a Custom Home is a great project. It is very helpful to understand the construction process with real great pictures."
January 1, 2001 - "Enjoyed the web site I was looking for a site to get info on building a house with out a contractor, and the step by step pictures were very helpful."
January 4, 2001 - "The website was great and very informative....We'll begin building our new home in the next 3-6 months. I can't wait to get started."
January 6, 2001 - "We are making plans now for building a home (most of the work we will do ourselves) within the year. Your web site offered lots of help on the steps needed to get from start to finish. Thank you for sharing your experience with us."
January 6, 2001 - "Wow! What a great site! I'm adding this site to my favorites and I look forward to seeing how the landscaping progresses."
March 2, 2001 - "This was awesome. I am very handy with tools and have done many home projects, these pictures helped me understand fully the full step of building."
March 18, 2001 - "Invaluable resource for soon to be beginner-builder like me."
April 14, 2001 - "Outstanding site - thank you for sharing!! It was both informative and educational, as it answered many of my questions. In addition, it has given me a new found respect for building a home. Hats off to ya....."
June 12, 2001 - "Excellent Website!! It is such an original idea and provides much needed help to folks like us who are in the process of building. Thank you so much for the time and effort it took for you to put this website together!"
June 13, 2001 - "...the house you are building looks beautiful and thanks for sharing the adventure."
June 26, 2001 - "I have included this information in my handouts to the buyers who are purchasing new homes from me. I work with a local builder. This is just a great way to let the buyers know what to expect in the construction phase of their new home. I am adding you to my website also."
July 11, 2001 - "Very educational, thanks for the information. We are in the process of having a home built and eager to know 'what comes next'. Now we know! Thanks again."
August 24, 2001 - "Very informative, good pictures. Thanks for initiating such a website."
August 31, 2001 - "I was impressed with the work you have done (at building the house and your determination in keeping journal). Both require great efforts and would like to congratulate you on the job well done."
February 9, 2002 - "I'm getting myself ready to take the first steps of building my own house.... your site was fantastic in detailing the points necessary! The book links were great as well- very helpful!"
February 16, 2002 - "Your site was very helpful and informative for beginners. Thank you for the guidance. It was very well prepared."
February 17, 2002 - "Thanks for the web site. It enabled me to think of things to ask my builder. The landscaping flowers and beds are beautiful..."
March 8, 2002 - "I really enjoyed looking at the step by step aspects of landscaping to this detail... I'll be checking back. You should do this again with another house."
May 1, 2002 - "This is a fantastic website. I am so thankful for this. I have no knowledge at all before and this helps me communicate to my builder. Keep up the great work!"
June 18, 2002 - "Your web page is a lot of help to the guy that is building his own home..."
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