Modern Home Builder - Fall 2017 - 88
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Jared's Custom Homes Inc.
Easy Does It
Jared's Custom Homes Inc. takes the
stress out of the homebuilding process
for clients. BY ALAN DORICH
When Jared's Custom Homes Inc. builds a residence, it
Jared's Custom Homes strives a create a "positive aura" on its projects.
" My clients are excited with what they
see from day to day. "
JARED WILCOX, PRESIDENT
makes the process easy for customers. "I always strive to bring
my clients a sense of ease in what's an inherently challenging and
stressful process," President Jared Wilcox contends. "My clients
are excited with what they see from day to day."
Wilcox founded the Palo Alto, Calif.-based custom
home-building company in 2009. Previously, he worked as a cabinetmaker and manufactured replicas of antique furniture. When
business slowed in 1998, "I moved on to work for a general contractor," he recalls.
He began by digging trenches for the builder and eventually
moved up to the roles of project manager and superintendent.
Because the general contractor built high-end estates, "It got me
ready for the market I'm situated in right now," Wilcox says.
He formed his own company in 2009 and focused on small remodeling, bathroom and kitchen work. "Those quickly ballooned
into full-house remodels and then into building new homes and
estates," he explains.
IN THE VALLEY
JARED'S CUSTOM HOMES INC.
jaredscustomhomes.houzz.com / HQ: Palo Alto, Calif.
/ Specialty: Custom homes / Employees: Three
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Today, Jared's Custom Homes Inc. primarily serves clients in
California's Silicon Valley. "Everyone I work for seems to have
their hand in the tech sector in some way," Wilcox says, noting
that he has served many prominent clients, "so we have learned
to embrace technology in our efforts to create an environment
our clients are familiar with."
His recent projects include a 12,000-square-foot modern
estate in Atherton, Calif., by Butler Armsden Architects and
a 12,000-square-foot farmhouse estate by Backen, Gillam and
Kroger Architects in Woodside, Calif. "They were very special
and quite unique in terms of architecture and layout on the properties," he recalls.
The estates had amenities such as beautiful pools, game rooms
and indoor/outdoor living spaces. However, "What's probably
most special is the major components in the homes are now automated through apps, as opposed to overlay control systems,"
Wilcox says. His clients like to control their lighting, heating,
pools and security systems via apps on their cell phones.