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Buffalo Bungalow

Buffalo Bungalow is dedicated to providing timeless homes with contemporary features.

for a half-hour or more about life," he explains. "In addition, for
the past two years in a row, we've won Houzz's Builder Service
of The Year Award, so we're on the right track in this industry."

PERSONAL ATTENTION
Buffalo Bungalow builds three to 10 homes a year averaging in
price from $350,000 to $500,000. Since the company is not volume driven, and led solely by the married duo, it can do everything
in-house - including planning, building, design and finishes - giving more personal attention to its clients.
"Thirty to 40 percent of the home is built on our payroll, which
is a bit different," Sullivan says. "So we're not constantly vetting
for the cheapest painter, framer or tile guy because we're either

SUPPLY & DEMAND
The New York market is a crazy one, according to Principal Derek
Sullivan, noting that land is at the biggest premium the company
has ever seen.
"They're not making more of it," he explains. "So the problem
we're having is finding land that's affordable. Our next move in
the next year or two is to find some acreage locally and make it
exclusive to Buffalo Bungalow. It won't be anything big, but we
want something like an exclusive gated cul-de-sac community,
something special. We're looking at some options now and don't
want to go in and have a vanilla subdivision."

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The company designs the interiors of its homes to be open and bright.

already doing it in-house or we've brought in one of the subcontractors we've worked with since 2007."
With a small team of about 14 subcontractors, Buffalo Bungalow considers its partnerships as family and friends at this point.
"I've been a subcontractor my entire life so I know what they are
going through as far as timing, scheduling, deadlines and so forth
because I am a subcontractor first," Sullivan says. "I know that so
well, it sets us apart from other builders because we can communicate better, which is why we can put a better product out."
The company's clientele consists mostly of millennials and generation Xers who are who are interested in buying their second


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