If you’ve been shopping for a new home for a while, you’ve probably visited a number of homebuilder websites and noticed that certain buzzwords show up time and time again. Words like “designer,” “value,” and “craftsmanship” gets thrown around pretty liberally, and it can be hard to distinguish the reality from the marketing verbiage. So how does a homebuyer know what they’re getting when they buy from a builder? Will they be getting a heavy dose of meaningless catchphrases that fail to prop up a substandard home? Or will they move into a quality house built by a company that honestly cares about their reputation, their product, and their customers?
Here at LGI Homes, we have carefully selected a few words of our own to define the kind of homebuilder we work hard to be: quality, value and affordability. Over the next few posts, we will focus on each of these principles, to share with you why—in the case of LGI Homes—these aren’t just words, but promises that form the reality behind every home we build.
When it comes to quality, the definition may be pretty easy: quality is a characteristic of excellence that sets something apart from others like it. In the case of LGI Homes, quality is the way that our home construction techniques set our houses apart from those offered by the competition. Every home contains pretty much the same elements (kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms), and just about every home can house your family. But every homebuilder runs a business—part of which involves making enough money on the sale of each home to employ the countless people who make the planning, building and selling of new home developments possible. How each builder chooses to make that money can differ greatly—and it is one place where LGI Homes’ quality outshines other builders, 100 percent.
LGI Homes’ first commitment to quality is in our building model. Instead of artificially deflating our prices through substandard materials, less-skilled labor or a lack of home and community amenities, we have structured our business to make money through a streamlined in-house construction process that minimizes our initial costs, and passes those savings on to our customers. In our method, we purchase, plan and prepare our own land, cutting out some middlemen traditional to the industry and saving us substantially on the cost of developing each community. It’s one of the main reasons why LGI Homes can offer such high-quality homes at prices that other competitors simply can’t match.
Our second commitment to quality comes in the form of our enduring relationships with our trade partners—the skilled men and women who choose the best materials and use the latest techniques to ensure that every LGI Homes house is strong, stable, solid and secure. Their tenacity and insistence upon “doing it right” has won LGI Homes awards for quality construction—including a notable first-place award for the construction of quality new homes in the Houston, Texas market. We impose rigorous standards on what can and cannot be used to construct our homes, and our communities have come to represent only the finest in quality and durability. That’s why we extend a 10-year structural warranty on every house we build, giving you peace of mind and proud confidence in the security and quality of the place that you call home.
So there it is: quality, defined. But don’t just take our word for it. Our satisfied owners are testament to the fact that for LGI Homes, quality isn’t just a buzzword, but a pillar of our ongoing business success, and a main reason why thousands of homeowners have chosen LGI Homes as their builder of choice. Stop by one of our communities and see for yourself how LGI Homes is building their legacy of quality, one house at a time.