Joseph Douglas Homes will deliver the highest possible quality building components and construction expertise on time and on budget. Through our commitment to continuous improvement and common courtesy, we will provide our buyers with the finest homebuilding experience available. Because our reputation depends on every home we build, we will take on no project for which we cannot feel proud.
Since 1998 Joseph Douglas Homes has provided award-winning craftsmanship to the homes that we have built and remodeled in Southeast Wisconsin. We are proud to be a Milwaukee custom home builder and bring our clients’ dream home visions to life through building and remodeling, superior design and competitive pricing. Joseph Douglas Homes can build from one of our plans or yours or design a one-of-a-kind home or remodel your kitchen, bath, add a home addition, or finish your basement. Joseph Douglas Homes has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have also been named a NARI 2012 Remodeler of the Year and received NRS Award in Home Satisfaction.
Many home builders attract home shoppers with artificially low “base pricing.” They expect you to add thousands of dollars to their base price in order to complete the home. We’ve taken a different home building pricing position at Joseph Douglas Homes. Our “base” pricing is complete with all those commonly overlooked items required for the construction of your home such as: building permits, survey and erosion control, excavation, backfill and grading, drive and garage stone, water & sewer laterals, all interior and exterior painting and staining, light fixtures, all flooring, site cleanup and final cleaning, and plan modifications. You only need to add your desired upgrades to our base price to determine the complete price of your home! Compare our standard base new home building inclusions with that of other builders and you will see why we call it “All Inclusive Pricing.”
At Joseph Douglas Homes, we take our pricing philosophy one step further. We’ve also included the most common upgrades as standard features in our “All Inclusive Pricing.” While the items listed above are required to make your house complete, the following items make your house a home: low-e windows, Kohler® plumbing fixtures, 200 amp service, ceiling fixtures in all Rooms, Armstrong® A/C and high efficiency furnace, Heatilator® fireplace with surround, six panel pine doors, structured home wiring system for today’s (and tomorrow’s) technology, GE® dishwasher and microwave. Every Joseph Douglas Home is built to the standards of both Energy Star® and Green Built®. With so much included in our “All Inclusive Pricing,” we proudly boast, “Easy To Call Home!”
Builders price their homes using “base price plus lot improvements.” The base price is the fixed cost component of the home’s bricks and sticks. However, if you’re going to build, you need to fully understand the “plus lot improvements” portion of that statement. The term allowances is used by builders in construction contracts for certain items in which the final cost cannot be determined up front, such as lot improvements. During construction, any cost overruns on lot improvements have to be paid out of pocket by the customer.
At Joseph Douglas Homes, this is NOT the case. Our Guaranteed Pricing philosophy determines all costs up front for would be “allowances” and put them into the contract as a fixed price. In the event extra costs are incurred, such as subsoil problems, they are paid by Joseph Douglas Homes… not by you! The contract price is the price you pay…Guaranteed!
All homes by Joseph Douglas are not only built to Energy Star® standards but are also certified by an independent third party who insures every Joseph Douglas home conforms to the highest energy efficient standards. This is made possible by not only the highest quality construction practices but also by use of energy efficient equipment such as high efficiency furnaces, direct vent fireplaces, power vented hot water heaters, and more.
Ever conscious to our environment and consistent with our practice to utilize our resources wisely, all of our homes are built to the standards of the Green Built® Home Program. Joseph Douglas Homes is an active participant in Green Built® Homes and encourages all buyers to consider reducing the negative impacts of homebuilding to you, your family, and the environment.
Homebuyers utilize our unique, in-house design capabilities to personalize one of our portfolio homes or design a custom home exactly taylored to homeowner specifications. Our advanced, three-dimensional software allows you to see your new home from any angle, inside and out, before it’s built. This in-house custom home design service is offered to all our customers at no additional cost.
Our optional turn-key pricing offers you the convenience of moving into an existing home with all the advantages of a new construction home. There are NO pre-construction loans or monthly payments. Yet, you get to make as many of the selections as you’d like. Leave the rest to us. Starting from the $300’s, you can have a complete home in many of southeastern Wisconsin’s most attractive neighborhoods.
No time to build? Or looking for a new home but prefer to bypass the building process? If so, then check out our “Ready-to-Go Homes™. Our most popular plans are under construction in many of Southeastern Wisconsin’s most attractive neighborhoods and ready for you to move in.
Joseph Douglas keeps an impressive inventory of fully decorated models to view. Visit any one of our several models during model hours or call the sales office for a private tour. Additionally, our Ready-to-Go Homes™ serve as an additional resource of models which may be seen in various stages of completion.