Modern Home Builder - Winter 2016 - Volume 2 - 60
scandic builders inc.
Mads Jepsen (left), a partner in Scandic Builders, works with the rest of his partners to
ensure that the company's homes are designed and built to last for future generations
because of their quality materials, skilled construction and efficient design.
importance of assembling the right team early in the process. "There
is a great deal of work that should be done prior to breaking ground
to ensure that everyone's expectations are realized," Jepsen says
The company also handles renovations and additions to homes.
"We started out as two carpenters handling bathroom and kitchen
remodeling," Jepsen says. "That led to small additions and eventually grew to multimillion-dollar projects. We've been fortunate to
undergo an organic progression."
The company uses approximately 15 subcontractors on the average new custom home for the major trades such as masonry,
plumbing, electrical and sheet rock, but it does its own finished
carpentry in-house. "We're managing jobs from the ground up,"
Jepsen says. "We've found over the years that it's more cost-effective and efficient in terms of timeline, budget and quality to engage
with different trades for the various skills needed."
Scandic homes are designed and built to last. This in large part is
a result of the quality and efficient design. "We believe in quality,
environmentally-conscious building and the use of sustainably-harvested, natural materials wherever possible," Jepsen says.
Most of the firm's work is directly for homeowners, although it
does develop its own residential and investment properties. "Much
of our professional success stems from staying ahead of the curve,"
Sari Jepsen says. "We are always looking for ways to build a better
product. Our staff is extremely talented, as are our subcontractors, many of whom we have been working with since our company's inception. It's that team mentality that allows us to deliver the
best product in an organized, professional manner."
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Scandic Builders emphasizes energy efficiency and indoor air quality in its home design and construction. "That's one of our key
philosophies," Mads Jepsen says. "A home doesn't necessarily need
to look energy-efficient to be energy-efficient. You can have all of
the beautiful details and warmth that you would have in a traditional building style while incorporating new technologies and a
healthier environment. The home's aesthetic does not need to be
compromised to gain comfort of living."
Among these is radiant heating and cooling. "We built the first
home in New Jersey that has a radiant heating and cooling system,"
Jepsen maintains. "Radiant heating has been around in Europe for
quite some time, although it's still relatively unused in the U.S.
We've been doing radiant heating systems for over a decade our-