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My wife and I are celebrating our first year in a Pioneer Builders' home constructed in 2015 in McCormick Woods. This is the second home we have had built in Kitsap County; so we were not complete novices regarding the challenges involved.
We couldn't be more pleased with our new home. Pioneer Builders is a family owned and operated business that takes great pride in the product from start to finish. They are great at working with their client at all levels, from design, framing, etc. right through consulting with you regarding cosmetic details, as well as interior decor and design. The end result is that we have a beautiful house, inside and out, of which we are very proud and have enjoyed living and entertaining in.
As with all major projects, communication is the key to a successful conclusion. This responsibility rests equally with the builder and the clients. So, our most important suggestion is that the client create a close contact relationship with Pioneer's representatives, as well as their sub-contractors. Develop a concrete understanding of what you want and expect during each phase of construction and make sure you reach a mutual meeting of the minds with whomever you are dealing with. In other words, make sure all parties are on the same page, and you will not be disappointed. Do not expect Pioneer to read your mind or think that you can read theirs. Mutual understandings will prevent downstream disappointment and frustration. Understand what changes/alterations/upgrades will cost before consenting to a change. Do not be an absentee client. Be involved and be on-site as much as you can without interfering with the work in progress. Lastly, understand what has to be done or installed to meet the governmental code requirements required to get the final approval for occupancy. These requirements might present problems downstream, so understand them up front.
As I mentioned, we have now been in our house for a year. Has everything gone perfectly, no. No major insurmountable problems, but in a project as large and complicated as a house, things can and will go wrong or fail. Pioneer has been very responsive in rapidly resolving these problems. In some cases, taking care of issues about which they could disclaim any responsibility. In this impersonal day and age, you can't ask a company for more than that.
Our thanks to Tim Sr., Vickie, Bryan, Tim Jr. and all the others that contributed to making a house our home.
Pat and Judy Howard
In 1995, my wife and I were on a trip to Washington State to find a suitable residential property somewhere West of the Cascade Mountains. After looking at properties between the Canadian and Oregon borders, we settled on McCormick Woods in Port Orchard, a golf course community.
We ended up purchasing a vacant residential lot and blue prints for our future home in the Muirkirk development from Tim Uhler at Pioneer Builders. Mr. Uhler was most congenial during our negotiations and actually listened to what we wanted in the home, which included some moderate architectural modifications to the plans. We concluded our initial business dealings and returned to our home in California.
Over the next year we conducted our home building adventure by telephone, Fax and U.S. Mail. We made only one weekend trip to Port Orchard to meet with Mr. Uhler and select sub-contractors to finalize interior decoration issues.
Throughout the construction and escrow process Mr. Uhler proved to be a man of his word. He impressed us as being ethical, knowledgeable and sincere.
The onsite workmen we met were professional and respectful. Our final inspection and walkthrough were a breeze, and only a few minor cosmetic issues required follow-up attention.
We have now been in our home for six years and are happy with our house.
Randy and Doris Mancini
We purchased a new home from Pioneer Builders in 2001 and have been extremely pleased with our decision to do so. From the onset, the folks at Pioneer were very attentive to our desires and wishes. Their post-sale customer service focus was truly impressive and they made every effort to ensure our continued satisfaction with our purchase. From the tasteful placement of the house on the acreage to the high quality of workmanship evident throughout the structure, we couldn't have asked for a better company to build our family's home. Almost 12 years into ownership, we've had no issues with the house whatsoever. Pioneer Builders builds a quality home and stands behind it!
David and Pamela Hunter
What a great family business! We love our house! Pioneer Builders did an outstanding job building our custom home. Right from the beginning when we contacted various custom home builders, Pioneer seemed so genuine, so we chose them.
The whole family, Tim Sr, Vicki, Tim Jr, Bryan were all so involved and considerate of our ideas and expectations. They were easy to get in touch with and very responsive. By the time the project was complete we felt like we were almost an extended family. Tim Jr, Kyle and Beto did an outstanding job framing and siding and not to mention our custom wrap around deck and stairs. They gave us suggestions and ideas. We can't say enough about how much we appreciate the hard work and finished project they did! When we were ready to pick out appliances, colors, tile, flooring and all the finish work Vicki took the time to come over and help with all the finish work.
Thank you Tim and the whole Pioneer Builders family from the bottom of our hearts!
Bob & Yvonne Kaiser
We purchased our home from Pioneer Builders in 2002, we love it! Would recommend Pioneer to anyone, easy to work with and they were open to changes we made through the process of building. Great workmanship and very good choice for us.
Baltry Place, Port Orchard, WA.
Pioneer builders is the class of custom home builders in the kitsap area. They constructed our home in Lakeland Village and we are totally satisfied.
If you set high standards of quality and performance, a demand for attention to detail, at a reasonable price you will be happy with Pioneer.
Bernie and Joan McCoy