Building a home on a Century Farm is a daunting task to those who have to unearth years of dirt that provided the fruits of labors to four generations. As newlyweds, under the age of 30, building a home to us had to be calculated and well devised. This home would be built to raise another generation and provide a lifetime of memories.
We began our search for contractors two years prior to breaking ground. We had several companies come out and survey the area giving us estimated quotes on rough blueprints. After several discouraging meetings with contractors, we were sent to Scott Zimmerman of Zimmerman Custom Homebuilders. Scott sat down with us and listened to our dreams. He did not immediately stereotype us as a young couple with huge dreams and no money in the bank. We were planning for the future and planning takes time. Scott stuck with us and helped us develop a plan for a home that suited our needs. Excitement built as we finalized the floor plans and details to only be dismayed at the numbers coming from financial institutions. Bank after bank we went with our papers ready for viewing...and we thought this would be our breaking point. We needed to be older with a longer work history, and a retirement fund as a down payment. When we thought it was nearly over, Scott researched several loans and sent us to the financial institution that would put us on the fast track to our home.
Construction never goes as smoothly as one would hope for. All our worries were calmed when issues arose. The most important thing to us as a couple was trust. We needed to know that our contractor would fight for us during cost negotiations, build a home of quality, and stand by his word. In the end, we stand on our front porch looking out over what once was a tobacco field knowing we are in a home that is more perfect that we could have dreamed on paper. And that, that is what makes a contractor...guidance, trust, and deliverance.