Modern Home Builder - Winter 2016 - Volume 2 - 24
Twin Oaks Construction
Twin Oaks considers itself a "super-high-end luxury, one-of-a-kind" custom builder serving and protecting the privacy of an elite client base.
when we came into this market was a true lack of customer support," Fenton says. "You can't take somebody who's predominately a production homebuilder and suddenly make them a custom
homebuilder. Production builders build strictly off a set of plans
that does not require much creativity, almost no end buyer interaction and limited field supervision; custom homebuilders have to
deal with everything involved in building a home, such as clients
changing floor plans and finishes in the middle of construction or
at the last minute deciding to add a specialty feature such as a 10foot tall indoor fish tank or underground sports court while at the
same time keeping to a completion schedule."
Twin Oaks' support staff includes highly skilled superintendents, project managers and designers. "There is no one else in this
market who has the level of back-of-house and design capabilities
that we do," Fenton says. "The company's showroom office offers
access to material samples, specialized personnel and the ability
to make financial decisions in a private and secure environment
that enables our clients to feel comfortable working with us. Our
clients anonymity is first and foremost as what we do is so personal
and no one's business but theirs."
else because we do many things in our rebar work and concrete
that make them stronger structures." The company offers a 10-year
structural warranty on its homes.
Twin Oaks uses only engineered, as opposed to kiln-dried, lumber
in the structural building envelope of its homes. "This enables us to
give customers a much better product; engineered lumber is perfectly plum level and square, and the moisture content is consistent
throughout the framing of the home," Fenton adds. "Having an engineered skeleton makes a big difference in the quality level of all finish
detail work not to mention that the core and shell is much stronger."
The company's homes also feature unique high-end finishes
installed by the company's own staff. Twin Oaks employs several
master masons, carpenters as well as painters. "There's no one else
in the area putting in the kinds of finishes and unique customizations that we are," Fenton says. "On an average day, we have more
than 300 people working on our job sites. Everyone knows that
to achieve the level of custom building that we do and to make
ourselves noticeably different than everyone else, there are high
standards and methods for how our work gets done and there's no
compromising those standards."
BEYOND THE CODE
Twin Oaks builds all of its homes using the best quality of materials
available. "Our quality control standards are far above what the
building code mandates starting right out of the gate," Fenton says.
"Our foundations are much different than those built by everyone
Many Twin Oaks homes are built with efficiency in mind. "One
of the most important things about our homes is that we truly
build sustainable homes that have the lowest operating expense of
any comparable home on the market and stand the test of time. A
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