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Home Highlight!

Categories: Inventory Homes, Neighborhood | Posted: November 11, 2015

Tuscana at Tartan West is a low-maintence patio home neighborhood located in Dublin, Ohio. Our company roots in the Mediterranean shine through in this Tuscan-themed community. Residents get the best of both worlds being able to live in a traditional neighborhood home without having to care for their private lawns. If you’re looking to simplify your life and still have a stunning custom home, this is the community for you.

Tartan West is within the Dublin City School attendance area, which excels in Ohio’s highest ranking as a School of Excellence.

Located outside of Tuscana at Tartan West is the Murifield Village Golf Club, home of the prestigious Memorial Tournament since 1976. Residents looking to enjoy some quality outdoor time will be pleased to live so close to the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir, where fishing, boating, hiking, and biking opportunities abound.

Around the corner from Tartan West is the community club, The Club at Corazon. Corazon offers an affordable, family-friendly, world-class fitness center, event facility, restaurant, and social programming to their members.

We currently have two available inventory homes that display our range in design.

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Please click here to view more information about the first home.

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Please click here to view more information about the second home.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Friday’s FAQ – Homeowner Deadline

Categories: Build Process, Friday FAQ | Posted: November 6, 2015

Question: Can you finish this job by my deadline?

Answer: The timeline is important to a lot of homeowners. They may be paying interest on a construction loan or need to ensure a child starts school by a certain date. But while timing is important, it’s unwise to make it the dominant criteria for choosing a contractor. Homeowners should focus instead on finding a quality contractor in whom they have confidence and trust. Then, they can work together to establish a realistic timeline that suits everyone’s needs.


3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

The Value of Trusted Associations

Categories: Build Process, Newsletter | Posted: November 4, 2015

You can tell a lot about someone by his or her associates, and that’s as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Every successful business understands the value of ongoing trust-based relationships with other industry professionals.

Take the example of builder trade partnerships. If a builder has top-notch trade partners working on its jobs, it’s a sign that the builder is top-notch as well. Birds of a feather do, in fact, tend to build together.

The rewards that come from partnerships between highly professional companies go to everyone—builder, trade partners, and customers—in ways that are obvious and also not so obvious.

First, the obvious. A builder who has a trusted cadre of great trade subcontractors—and who treats them well—earns the best value and the finest customer service those subcontractors have to offer. The builder’s customers enjoy fair pricing and timely work. Builders are really no different than homeowners in this respect: once they find a plumbing or landscaping company that consistently gets things done right and on time, without the need for micromanagement, they use that company again and again. It’s smart business.

A reliable trade partner can also be trusted to take care of the customer without the builder having to act as intermediary. Consider the process of choosing ceramic tile. As one builder put it: “It’s a waste of time for me to be in the tile shop with the clients as they go back and forth making choices. I add no value.” The ability of the tile shop to manage the process makes scheduling easier and helps control costs.

Less obvious but equally important payoffs have to do with continual improvement. A trusted trade partner won’t be afraid to tell the builder if something can be done more efficiently, and vice-versa. In fact, good builders schedule meetings with their trade partners at the end of big jobs for the specific purpose of sharing feedback. Over time, everyone becomes more professional and efficient, and customers reap the benefit of well-managed projects.

The best builders also go beyond their market. For instance, most professional builders belong to a trade association that keeps them up to date on trends in design, construction, codes, and business management. Some participate in the local chapter of a large organization like the National Association of Homebuilders, trading expertise and knowledge with other local builders. Others join networking groups with companies from noncompeting markets who work together to help one another strengthen and grow their businesses. By sharing what works and what doesn’t, each member company becomes more successful and better able to serve its customers.

Membership in a trade group is a good sign. That’s because these groups don’t attract builders out to make a quick buck. Rather, the willingness to pay (often steep) membership fees and to participate in the organization’s activities is the mark of a company that’s serious about adhering to professional standards and even helping to develop them. It’s a company that wants to improve the industry as a whole for the benefit of everyone. These are pros who treat homebuilding like the profession it is, and who take great pride in that fact.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Home Highlight!

Categories: Inventory Homes, Neighborhood | Posted: October 28, 2015

It’s that time again for another home highlight! This week we are highlighting our available home in the Jerome Village, Arrowwood Community!

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This home resembles a contemporary farmhouse style. The painted white stone compliments the white Hardi-Board giving this home a unique, and beautiful look. The stained black front door and wooden posts gives this home a great “pop” factor. This home’s lot allowed us to manipulate the 3-car garage into a side load. The rear of the house has a great size patio with a fire pit already installed. From the outside in, you’ll notice all of our windows making this home light and bright!

3 Pillar Homes really focuses on the dynamics of flow throughout the first floor of the home. Key features on the first floor include 11′ coffered ceiling in the Great Room, Kitchen, and Morning Room. We then upgraded all the flooring on the first floor to stained on site, hardwood flooring. One of our signature looks is through our deluxe trim package focusing on trim details and craftsmanship. You’ll see this feature with barrel ceiling, wainscoting, arched openings, and built-ins! Other great key features are the massive center island, formal dining room, study, and mud-hall with custom built in lockers.

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Traveling upstairs to the second floor is a large double panel window, bringing in bright light! A dynamic jack-and-jill bathroom allows easy sink sharing and a private bath. Down the hall is an impressively large and bright bonus room over the 3-car garage, allowing you to turn it into a game room, man cave, second office, or exercise room! The laundry room is located on the second floor making it easy access with bedrooms right across the hall. We also added beautiful cabinets and sink to make doing laundry less of a hassle! The master bathroom has a custom shower with an added bench and transom window. The extra cabinets and wooden shelves with sweater towers makes organizing and storage an ease!

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The full basement is ready to finish with an grass window, full bath rough-in and high ceilings!

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If you are interested in seeing more of this home, click here or call us anytime to schedule a showing at (614) 286-0659.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Halloween in Columbus, Ohio!

Categories: Events | Posted: October 25, 2015

We have complied a list of some activities you could participate in for Halloween!

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Columbus Halloween Parties:

  • Trauma Halloween Fetish Party – October 29th-31st
  • Halloween Cover Show & Costume Party – October 31st

Columbus Halloween Events

  • Boo at the Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Friday through Sunday in October
  • Screamers, live comedy and rock ’n roll at Shadowbox Live 0 October 30th-31st
  • Freaky Flights Tours, biplane costume party, Halloween Festival – October 28th-31st
  • HalleBOOia, free costumed music concert – October 30th
  • Haunted Fest, DJ music competition and festival – October 30th, 2015

Halloween Parades 

  • Monster field Masquerade, Mansfield, Ohio – October 27th

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Congratulations Are In Order!

Categories: Awards and Recognition | Posted: October 24, 2015

3 Pillar Homes was recently ranked #25 on the Business First, Fast 50 of Fastest Growing Companies! As a single-family custom homebuilder with only 9 employees, 3 Pillar Homes achieved a 50-99% growth between the year 2014 and 2015!

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3 Pillar Homes is continuously ranked by Business First Fast 50 of Fastest Growing Companies starting from 2004, 2005, 2011 and ever since!

If you would like to see more of 3 Pillar Homes’ awards and recognitions, please visit the About Us tab!

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

 

It is Your Choice

Categories: Newsletter | Posted: October 21, 2015

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The Professional Builder walks a fine line. It is our job to balance a new home’s cost and construction efficiencies while customizing our home design and specifications. We work closely with our clients to develop the ultimate look and feel of their new home so that it meets their needs and reflects their unique taste.

To that end, we encourage and enable new-home buyers to select from an increasingly diverse list of products and finishes before we begin construction. Most often, these selections are from the catalogs or websites of our trusted suppliers and feature familiar brand names with rock-solid warranties. This helps us to build efficiently and keep the budget in check.

Whenever necessary, we accommodate a special request from a homebuyer, assuming the product or system is available and within an agreed budget … or the budget is revised to include it.

This “customization” process is a two-way street of responsibility and respect. We rely on our clients to make their selections on time to avoid delays in delivery and construction.

We do our part by establishing deadlines and milestones as part of the construction agreement. We identify when materials and finishes need to be ordered so they are on the job site to maintain our construction schedule. Our schedule also confirms “lead times”—the time between when a product is ordered and when the supplier can deliver it—so that we can coordinate its installation with the proper contractor.

Every missed deadline almost always results in a delay in construction … which invariably translates to additional costs. Worse, it can trigger a domino effect, affecting not just its point in the schedule, but also several others that follow. Homebuilding is a linear process, often requiring one step to be finished before another can start; a glitch can therefore ripple through the schedule, affecting tasks and deadlines that might appear unrelated.

Over the years, we’ve not only come to expand the choices we allow homebuyers to make—from minor structural changes to any number of finishes—but also how to accommodate those choices in the overall scheme and schedule of the project. We leave plenty of leeway for lead times (especially for new or unfamiliar selections) and use technology to find reliable sources for special orders.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver a satisfying experience and exceed our clients’ expectations. We coach new-home buyers to understand the building process and the critical role they play in it, and leave ample time to enable comfortable, unrushed decisions. We are here to advise, offer choices, and ultimately fulfill dreams—as well as build homes that will stand the test of time and evoke memories that span generations.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Neighborhood Spotlight – Jerome Village!

Categories: Neighborhood | Posted: October 16, 2015

Did you know 3 Pillar Homes was the First Custom Builder to open a model home in the Jerome Village Community? Our first model home was in the Cranberry Neighborhood and our current model is in the Arrowwood Neighborhood!

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All of Jerome Village is within the limits of Dublin City Schools, which excels in Ohio’s highest ranking as a School of Excellence. As the community expands, two school sites have been donated to the Dublin City Schools.

One reason 3 Pillar Homes invests in the Jerome Village community is for their philosophy of development on bringing families together and to focus on nature and natural resource. This community sprawls across 1,400 acres, and the community features over 2,200 homes with distinctive architectural styles. Over 40% of all the developed land is dedicated to natural spaces. A significant draw for the homeowners in Jerome Village is the offering of 15 miles of bike paths that connect back into the Glacier Ridge Metro Park. At Glacier Ridge, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, disc golf, picnicking, and play areas. A recently opened community center off of Hyland-Croy Road offers a pool and fitness area for the Jerome Village residents. Also in the community center is Pasquale’s Pizzeria which is open to the public!

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Just outside the community are Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Silver Creek Reservoir, and Three Mile Creek, all wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. You’ll have the opportunity to canoe or kayak at Darby Bend Lakes in Prairie Oaks, as well as fish, hike, bike, boat, and even cross-country ski in the winter.

Columbus, OH is a commutable distance at just 30 minutes away and convenient highway access to OH-161, US-33, I-270, and US-42 makes living in Jerome Village a plus. Equally exciting is the proximity to the internationally acclaimed Short North Arts District, where unique shopping and dining can be found along with a vibrant nightlife!

Come visit our model home located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Ohio 43064!

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

What Makes a Project a Success?

Categories: Build Process, Newsletter | Posted: October 7, 2015

It’s as much about the experience as the result.

Some homeowners have asked: How does a builder know when a project has been a success? Well, there’s good news—the answer to this question is one of the things that defines a great builder.

To a pro, every successful project crosses the finish line with three outcomes. First, the homeowners are thrilled with their new home; second, they walk away with good memories of the builder and the project; and third, they are eager to recommend the builder to friends, family, and colleagues.

While homeowners tend to focus on quality and budget, professional builders work to ensure that the clients’ experience is a good one. Builders work hard to minimize stress and eliminate surprises. Their business processes and communication protocols are engineered to do just that.

This effort starts during the sales process, where the builder helps clarify the homeowners’ vision and creates a project concept that satisfies that vision. It continues during design, where plans and specifications become the first tangible rendering of that vision. It includes a contract that eliminates surprises and clearly defines everyone’s roles and responsibilities. It then moves to a successful handoff, where the project manager studies the vision and outlines a plan for building it. The time invested during this planning stage is the foundation of a successful project and satisfied homeowners.

A successful project isn’t without occasional unforeseen problems or errors—from a defective product that has to be returned to a long rainy period before the house is weather tight. The professional owns these problems, makes sure the homeowners understand how they will impact the schedule, and corrects them where necessary.

The common threads throughout the project are solid business processes, good service, and great communication. Builders at the top of their game have gotten there because they are skilled managers and good communicators. They understand how to listen to the homeowners’ needs, hopes, and concerns. And they know how to work with the homeowners to address them. This includes regular meetings where the homeowners are kept up to date about exactly what’s going on and what’s about to happen.

Professional custom builders understand that their success depends on satisfied clients. The most powerful advertising is a referral from a delighted homeowner. Builders work hard to raise their referral rate high above the industry average. This requires top quality work and strong, trusting relationships with clients. It’s a finish where everyone wins.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659

Lights, Camera, Crystal Jo Foto!

Categories: Lifestyle | Posted: September 30, 2015

We would love to give a special shout out and thank you to Crystal Jo! Crystal Jo not only provided us with beautiful pictures of some of our homes recently but also is one of our home buyers! She provides professional photography services and is located in Grove City, OH! Take a look at some of our favorite shots!

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To view some more of these pictures please go to the Available Homes tab, and look at Tartan West Alessandra and Izabella. Also, follow us on Pinterest and Houzz to view the full gallery! Give Crystal Jo a like on her Facebook Page, Crystal Jo Foto!

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659