Values

Everyone talks about building a quality home, but building a house and making it a home requires more than a hammer and saw. Cutting corners may save money, but it doesn't equate to value. A home purchase is one of life's major decisions. Buying a quality house means getting a home that was built with care by professionals who pride themselves in their work.

Quality is derived from Character
Value is derived from Values

You get what you pay for. Your contractor is due a fair profit for his labors, and you should expect to get the most for your money. Jensen Quality Homes is committed to providing you with a high quality to value ratio. At the end of the day, at the end of the project, your satisfaction is our highest concern.

Our reputation is on the line with every house that we build
and we want every one of our customers to be a quality reference.

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
William Foster

Misalaigned Floor Joists Not all builders put the time, effort and attention into their houses that Jensen Quality Homes does. These pictures show what goes on behind the walls. They are from a house that was right next to one we were building. Once the sheetrock is up, who will know?

Misalaigned Floow Joists Not everyone would even notice that the floor joists in these pictures don't line up with the wall studs. Compare the pictures above with the following pictures taken from a Jensen Quality Home.

There is nothing wrong with the construction technique shown above. Code simply requires the joists to be within 4" of the supporting stud. The point is philosophy. Henry Ford put it this way: "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."

Once the sheetrock is installed, both these houses will "look" the same.
But are they the same? And does it matter to you?

Floor Joist Line Up With the Wall Studs
Notice how the weight of the ceiling joists are transferred directly to the wall studs.

Floor Joist Line Up With the Wall Studs
The quality is Built-in, even if no one ever sees it.

"Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. ... Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value."
Peter Drucker

What is important to you?

Price?
Location?
Quality?
Amenities?
Floor Plan?
Master Bath?
Kitchen?
Media Room?

All these things are important, but your answers might be different from someone else's. One is not right, and the other wrong, simply different priorities, resulting in different values. YOU decide what quality is, YOU decide what is important to YOU. Everyone has a budget. And the budget is driven by what is important to you. Your choices, priorities, and preferences will define your home. One might spend thousands of dollars on a Media Room, while someone else might spend those same dollars on a master bathroom.

Don't choose your builder by who gives you the lowest price. Choose your builder by comfort level. Do you trust them? Are your styles compatible? Will you be able to work with them? Do they listen to you?
Choosing your builder is a huge decision. (Builder, Location, and Floor Plan; the three legged stool, get one wrong and it collapses.) Once you've chosen your builder, then work toward your budget, and a contract price.

"The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory."

It's simple, really; You get what you pay for. Period.

At Jensen Quality Homes we will work with you to make sure you get the most for your money, based on your priorities. The balance between price and quality based on what is important to you, equates to your definition of value.

                     If we devote care to details, 
                   our work will shine in small bits and pieces -
                and our characters will improve degree by degree.
               
Ben Johnson