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a homebuilder," he says. An equally important objective is to grow
the business in 2016.
Sheffield Homes has made its mark building homes in existing
communities and specializing in infill development. "We build
homes for people who want to stay in a specific community," Gordon says. Sheffield Homes has relied in large part on repeat clients and "move-up buyers" for its success, Gordon says. Sheffield
Homes builds all of its homes in the Denver metropolitan area
including Broomfield, Lakewood, Morrison and Arvada.
GROWING THE COMPANY
Sheffield Homes builds approximately 20 custom and semi-custom
homes a year - a figure it hopes to double in 2016, Gordon says.
It also hopes to increase sales by about $5 million. The obstacle
standing in the way of those goals is a lack of qualified labor.
"It's hard to find good people," Gordon says. Many members of
the construction community left the industry during the recession
while others are retiring. Unfortunately, too few people are joining
the trades to take their place, he says. Sheffield Homes does all it
can to retain quality subcontractors. "We just try to continue to
have different subs so we have more to choose from," Gordon says.
"We've been loyal to our guys and they've been loyal to us."
Gordon emphasizes that there is significant demand in the
semi-custom home market. Although some clients prefer a custom-built home, many are satisfied with selecting a semi-custom home from Sheffield Homes' large portfolio, Gordon says.
Although the architectural plans for a semi-custom home are not
original, Sheffield Homes is willing to make adjustments including
the addition or deletion of rooms or as simple as changes to interior and exterior finishes, he says.
Other clients prefer a custom home. "People who own their
own lots will come to us for a custom-built home," Gordon says.
The company also works with investors who want to develop several lots. "We try to be diversified," he says. )
Sheffield Homes works with its custom home clients to make adjustments including
the addition or deletion of a room or changes to exterior and interior finishes.
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