Having spent my career as a senior executive for a national homebuilder, I thought I knew what was most important in selecting a custom builder for my dream home. I was looking for a firm that had survived the ups and downs of the market, built a reputation for quality, and operated in a professional manner. I found all those things in Nance Construction. Looking back after the process, I came to value Nance for these 3 key traits: loyalty, teamwork, and their ability to listen.
While I don’t know where or when my next custom home experience will be, I do know WHO my builder will be and without hesitation that will be Nance Construction!
As an interior designer I had a vision for the house we wanted to build, and knew exactly what I wanted. I found it extremely beneficial to consult with Nancy to assist with difficult to make decisions, as she has an incredible sense of design, and its relationship to space. Nancy’s extensive travels throughout the US and abroad, combined with years in high-end residential construction and a good sense of design, was tremendously helpful in bridging any gaps as it relates to the architecture and design process. Brock too, has an incredible breadth of knowledge with such issues, however, his expertise was most apparent on the job site which was meticulously run and perfectly orchestrated. The job site was always, busy, safe, happy and clean. Brock has been available to any issue that has arisen since completion of construction, even beyond the said 24 months stated in their contract. He returns calls immediately and has been very attentive and helpful during the five years we have happily lived in our home. It was truly wonderful to work so closely with both Nancy and Brock who made a positive experience out of what could be a very stressful process. We value them as professionals and friends.
I have had the pleasure of working with Nance Construction for more than a decade. As an interior design professional, a keen eye for detail is first and foremost. We design and document beautiful, “detailed” interiors, then, rely on the general contractor to execute as specified. Working with Nance takes the “worry” out of the construction administration process. Their project superintendents are savvy and respectful of the overall design intent. If a concern arises on the implementation, they do not hesitate to call and clarify. If I had to pick just a few of the many “details” that set them apart, I would say; the personal involvement and site supervision of Nancy and Brock, the artistic quality of their hand-troweled plaster, and their allegiance to the “team”.
We have had a long term relationship with Nancy and Brock Brunkhorst since they built our home 9 years ago. We worked together for about two years before the actual construction of the home, planning and discussing the various aspects of the home. We found Nancy and Brock to be very creative in their suggestions to make our home the ideal home for us to live in for the remainder of our life. They worked tirelessly to put together a realistic budget and then execute the construction flawlessly. They were always receptive to changes and were amazingly easy to work with especially since we were living half way across the country at the time of the construction. Despite the distance , there was excellent communication and we never felt that we were not in “control” of the construction and intimately involved in the decisions. If we were ever to build another home, we would not hesitate using Nancy and Brock. They both are wonderful!
We would absolutely use Nance again to build for our family. We are very happy with how our home turned out. The entire process was smooth and without the drama and problems that many of our friends have experienced. Nancy has a sharp eye for style and is a perfectionist and Brock builds every home with the attention to detail and pride like it is his own. We found them to be 100 percent trustworthy and capable which made life easier, as both my wife and I are very busy.
Nance Construction is absolutely one of the premier homebuilders in in the Valley of the Sun. I’ve been in the real estate business for more than 25 years and it’s a rarity to see the attention to detail and quality craftsmanship that Nance’s homes possess. This family owned and operated business is an impressive business model, and the outstanding reputation they have earned is well deserved.
It comes with no hesitation that I offer my recommendation of Nance Construction as one of our preferred contractors. We have been fortunate to have had Nancy, Brock and Buck and the whole Nance Construction Team build nearly two dozen homes for Candelaria Design over the course of the last 14 years including the first home ever constructed in the premier development of Silverleaf in Scottsdale. They probably have more homes on my website than anyone!
Our combined efforts have resulted in many satisfied homeowners and quite a portfolio of published projects – both locally and nationally. Their construction knowledge is combined with exquisite taste resulting in homes that have quality craftsmanship and timeless beauty.
Another aspect that sets them apart is their commitment to the TEAM approach all while having the clients’ best interest in mind. They work with quality subs and combine that with professional supervision resulting in a satisfying process for the homeowner. I think of the Brunkhorst family as just that… family! You feel that when you work with them and I’m sure that experience is felt by the customer.
It is my hope that they will always be building homes for Candelaria Design!
When my wife and I decided to do a total remodel of our home a few years ago, we chose Nance Construction to do the work. This was basically a complete razing of the interior of our home, raising the roof, and resurfacing the exterior, among other things. We wanted to create a new floor plan and a new look. Nance worked with us along with our architect, and a new home was born. Their team of craftsmen created a home that we love. Nance is creative and worked with us to attain the look we desired, and helped us stay within the budget we had planned. They were dependable, and always reachable for any questions or changes. Their integrity is beyond reproach, and we would use them again.
Buck, Nancy and Brock Brunkhorst are not only great builders, they are great people. We knew when we hired Nance Construction that we would end up with an amazing house. We didn’t realize that we also would be building friendships that are now going on 15 years. If for some reason we decided to build again, there is only one phone call that we would make and that would be to Nance.
Nance Construction has been among the very best of our valley’s quality custom builders and is a company that has consistently created luxury properties that have great style and reflect the clients personal lifestyle.
They have great vision and a personal approach to the product they deliver. I would personally recommend Nance Construction to the most discerning Buyers.
It has been a pleasure and an honor to have homes I’ve designed be brought to life by Nance Construction. Without hesitation, I know Nancy and Brock will take extreme care throughout the entire process of design and construction to ensure each client receives the highest level of attention, quality and craftsmanship, regardless of the scope or budget. Brock and Nancy provide a refreshing forthrightness and honesty which is the ground work for optimal results in home building. Their wealth of knowledge and experience is evident in every aspect of the project, as they deeply understand the value of a team approach to construction. The entire staff of Nance Construction comes alongside the design professionals and most importantly the homeowner, knitting the team together. They often provide salient design ideas by having their finger on the pulse of design trends, yet they always deliver timeless detail and craftsmanship which fine, quality homes demand. Though trends may come and go, integrity, honesty, and quality always remain the hallmarks of Nance Construction. This cannot be better measured than by hearing it directly from my satisfied clients who currently enjoy living in a Nance built home.
Nance was masterful in delivering a stunning result on the renovation of our 1929 tudor revival home and guest residence. Their well established reputation for excellence was evident from start to finish. Their leadership and collaborative skills with the architectural and interior/exterior design teams were invaluable. We were continuously impressed with their loyal network of old school professionals in every conceivable trade. Our project was completed on time and within the budget we initially established. It was a pleasure working with Nance and we would without hesitation do it again.