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Do it Yourself Tool Kit and Consulting

Home Remodelers St. LouisAt Stockell Custom Homes, we love building and we love helping people build. Unfortunately, more folks every year are unable to enter the new home market because housing costs are increasing at a much faster pace than wages.

Based on U.S Census data the average cost of a new home in the U. S. in 2012 was $274,000. In February of this year (2018) the cost was $376,700.00. In just 6 years, the cost of an average home has increased a whopping $102,700.00.   Learn More (PDF)

Most of America (approx. 75%) is seeing the dream of homeownership slipping farther away. As for wages, what we see now is that there has been almost no movement for the bottom 60%. The middle quintile has grown somewhat, and, this won’t surprise anyone, – the top 20% and 5% have done very well. Learn More (PDF)

At Stockell Custom Homes we find this trend to be one of our most exciting challenges. Young couples coming to our office will find their dream is attainable using the Stockell Custom Homes DIY solution: Stockell know how, Stockell systems, and Stockell consulting, plus their own hard work. This “Do It Yourself” plan is a way to carve out tens of thousands of dollars in the construction process. We supply the consulting and the tool kit, and the owners have full control of costs and timelines.

The consulting is minimal – it is to explain how to use the tool kit and answer any questions. We are always just a phone call away. The tool kit consists of simple spreadsheets, and word documents. Not complicated stuff. You get the bids and material quotes and plug the numbers into the spreadsheet. We supply a full construction schedule and help you get it set up and off you go. You never have to feel alone, we are always available to help.

How much can you save? 15% – 30% or more. Today the average cost of a one of a kind, custom home, using a top notch, quality builder is about $200 per square foot. A 2,000 square foot home costs approximately $400,000 to build. If you “Do it Yourself” you could save $60,000 – $100,000 or more.

Do it Yourself general contracting is for those who have good communication skills, are willing to work, and, if you are handy, some of the work can be self-performed. Finally, it requires a lot of time.

Our mission is to exceed customer expectations, make the whole process enjoyable, provide excellence in everything we do, and to make your dream home a reality. We would love to meet with you and discuss the benefits of the “Do it Yourself Tool Kit” and Consulting service. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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