Focus on Custom Homebuilders: Primrose Homes Inc.
An Eye for DETAIL
If you’ve read our magazine in the past, you’re familiar with the quality work of Primrose Homes Inc. In recent issues we have featured the progress of their incredible green-certified home project, and on pages 34-38 in this issue, you’ll find is the third installment of our four-part series on the progression of this ambitious and important project.
Primrose Homes has always been on the cutting edge of home-building in this region. Over the years they have built a strong reputation and are continuously being sought-after by people who want only the finest in quality construction.
2010 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pitttsburgh Home of the Year
1076 West Lancaster Rd., Harmony, Pa 16037
You may have heard this story before, but even if you have, it is well worth reading again. Owner Jeff Martin actually got into building homes by accident. He started out helping a friend work on a new home because they were out of room and needed a larger house. His friend’s family actually lived with Martin during the last 4-5 months of the project, because they had sold their old house before the new one was completed.
“We’d work on the house a few nights a week and on weekends,” says Martin. “I simply fell in love with the building process and helping friends.” After helping his friends, Jeff and his wife, Margaret, decided to build a new home of their own. Two years after the completion of that home, they decided to do it all over again. Despite mild objections from Margaret, they started building and actually never moved into that new home. As it turns out, someone else wanted to buy it. Thus, Primrose Homes Inc. was created.
So what is it, exactly, that makes Primrose so special? For one, you’ll find a passion within their employees that you just won’t find anywhere else. At Primrose, it is more than just pride; they actually enjoy making people happy. And that is why they offer such value in each and every home they build. You’ll definitely feel comfortable when you work with this incredibly talented builder.
“I love building homes in western PA for a couple of reasons,” says Martin. “First, it gives me great pleasure to watch a family turn the house we build into a home—a place where they can host their friends and family, and where they can create memories.
“Second,” he says, “I love the ability to be creative; to try new construction techniques and trim details; to tweak a floor plan so it flows just right; to envision how furniture might be placed so we can right-size the rooms; and to provide new and interesting amenities within the client’s budget constraints.”
One of the things that makes Primrose so special is its people. Like any well-constructed home, it all starts with a solid foundation. And at Primrose they have a solid foundation of committed, caring employees who love their jobs and will bend over backwards to help you build the home of your dreams.
Operations Manager Adam Stickle is just one dedicated member of the Primrose family. He joined Primrose Homes in 2007 to help manage operations as the company grew in size.
“A lot of contractors talk about personal service and undivided attention,” says Stickle. “But a lot of times that’s all it is—talk. Not here. At Primrose we truly love what we do; it’s our passion. To us this is more than just a job. We really do take joy in making sure that you’re completely satisfied, not with just the final product, but with the entire process along the way. It’s just how we do business.”
Another one of Primrose’s finest is the company’s newest team member, Project Manager Benaiah Tucci. Tucci joined Primrose in the summer of 2010 after graduating from Penn State, and has a real passion for being out in the field and managing things hands on.
“I love what I do,” says Tucci. “I love interacting with the clients and finding out new ways to meet their needs and desires. Before you can build the perfect home, you have to build a solid relationship with the client so that you can really understand their vision. Then, throughout the entire building process, you have to continue to listen to and learn from them, so that you can address their concerns properly and, in the end, give them the home they’ve always wanted.”
Primrose Homes strives for excellence each and every day. Let them build a home inspired by your dreams.