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Building a Custom Home: An Interview with Dan Grammatico of Grammatico Signature Homes

By Dan Grammatico

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Grammatico Signature Homes is a full-service company offering complete real estate, building, remodeling, and consulting services to residential customers building in Buncombe County. Grammatico Signature Homes builds for discerning clients who desire a unique home with inspired design, distinctive details, and unmistakable quality.

Dan Grammatico is an award-winning hands-on builder with over thirty years of construction experience. He holds an unlimited North Carolina Building license and is experienced in both commercial and residential building. Dan's tenure includes speculative, custom, remodeling, infill condominiums, and retail commercial projects. He personally oversees every building project to ensure his high quality standards. The mission of Grammatico Signature Homes is to build for discerning clients who desire a unique home with inspired design, distinctive details, and unmistakable quality.

Grammatico Signature Homes offers both traditional contracting services as well as building consulting for any size project near Asheville, North Carolina.

What are some important questions to ask a contractor before beginning the building process?

In this competitive marketplace, it is important for clients to understand pricing. Many contractors are eager for work and may misrepresent a home price to get the build job. Prospective clients should interview several builders and understand that home prices vary based on the quality of products that are used. Don't compare apple to oranges/ low quality finishes to high quality finishes. If a contractor gives you a price without knowing what options you want, don't be fooled.

Also determine if the experienced builder will personally oversee the building process or if an employee with less experience will be in charge of the daily oversight.

Is there a certain style of home that you specialize in? If yes, why do you believe this style is beneficial?

Grammatico Signature Homes has experience building all styles of homes. We differentiate our company by building quality homes that feature distinctive design elements. As a small building company, we build with pride and hold our tradespeople to the highest standards. We value quality craftsmanship and strive to deliver exceptional service. We believe that the homes we create should be functional, beautiful, and unique. We strive to create custom homes that reflect the personalities of their owners.

What are some common issues you face when it comes to designing/building homes?

Problems during construction: Site issues, engineering, material installation, sub-contractor management are all common issues. My years of experience allow me to manage the construction process with minimal delays.

Are there ways to avoid these? What advice do you have for the homeowner during this process?

Choose a contractor with experience and that you trust. You will be "married" for the next 12 months.
Let your contractor help you with plan development and selections to help reduce construction costs.
Work with a decorator if your budget allows
Choose a builder that is hand-on.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you?

I can be reached by cell or email. I also have a furnished model/office at Grove Park Cove in North Asheville, 536 North Griffing Blvd. The Grove Park Cove Community can be accessed by an entrance off of Beaverdam Road. Take Beaverdam Road to Spooks Branch (R) to Spring Cove Road (R).

My contact information is:
Dan Grammatico
(828) 273-9877

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