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"We feel spoiled by the personalized time and attention we received"


We recently moved to Overland Park from the Tulsa, Ok area and had the great fortune to meet Dave on an initial 'home shopping' visit. Since that initial meeting, we have felt spoiled by the personalized time and attention we have received from Dave and his wife, Sondra. Their professionalism, knowledge, and accessibility have made the not so easy task of moving a genuine pleasure. We are now proud owners of a beautifully constructed Estes Custom Home with fantastic architectural features and a refined attention to detail.They say 'timing is everything'. This was certainly true for our family. We thank Dave and Sondra for cultivating a sense of family in the homebuilding process and wholeheartedly recommend them as our builder of choice!


"Dave and Sondra went above and beyond to make our building experience personal."


Moving from Texas with our three young children, away from family and friends, the task of finding a new house that felt like "home" seemed a bit daunting. And then...we met Dave Estes. After talking with him and walking through one of his Estes homes, we realized we found a way to have our "home" here. From the quality of craftsmanship to the beauty and livability of our home, we could not be more pleased. Dave's attention to detail, daily involvement at our house from beginning to end, and quality in the construction were impressive. Working with Dave and Sondra, we found their accessibility and eye for adding character throughout our home was unmatched. Always open to even the smallest details of customizing the home for our family, they went above and beyond to make our building experience personal and comfortable for us. Thank you, Dave and Sondra, for making our beautiful new house "home!"


"Dave prides himself on all the important details, as if he is building for himself."


We probably started out as hard to please homebuyers as we put together our plan to relocate from New York to the Kansas City area. We were on a mission to purchase our 6th home. Not only were we experienced homebuyers, but one of us is also a licensed NY state real estate broker who specializes in residential housing. With so much personal and professional expertise, we carefully made the decision to build again and selected Estes Custom Homes over many other KC area builders. We were impressed by the quality of the model home and then took an instant liking to Dave Estes. As our home was being constructed, we were pleasantly surprised by Dave's dedication. Some home builders hire foremen to be on site and rarely do they take the time themselves to check up on the various stages of development. But, not Dave Estes. He prides himself on all the important details that go into building a home, as if he is building for himself. From start to finish, Dave Estes was committed to making our home building experience a good one and each and every day he was overseeing things with great attention to detail. Additionally, his wife Sondra was very involved. There was daily communication and whenever we needed to reach out both Dave & Sondra were accessable via phone or email as we made some very important decisions from miles away. They did a great job. They were very honest, professional, personable and easy to get along with. It's now months later and we have no regrets. In fact, we couldn't be happier in our new Estes Custom Home and will be giving our recommendations for years to come.


"The quality of the home, its design and location were impeccable"


In November of 2011, I was asked to uproot my family and relocate to the Kansas City area for a new position. As we embarked on what was to be first of many house-hunting trips, our search ended after one day. We looked at over 25 homes, both old and new, ending up with one of Dave Estes’ custom homes.The quality of the home, its design and location were was an easy decision. More impressive was the time between offer and closing. Dave and his wife were nothing short of spectacular to deal with, helping us with ‘key’ decisions and providing expert advice throughout the process, which was much appreciated given we were still in Chicago. Just when we thought our experience couldn’t be better, Dave’s attention and responsiveness to issues (if any) has been much appreciated. From my family to Estes Custom homes; thanks!


"Thank you, Estes Custom Homes, for making such a beautiful home and making the experience positive and fun!"


"We absolutely love our new home! We appreciate the architectural touches throughout, giving each room its own character and charm. The detail and thought put into every aspect of this home are apparent to all who visit. The decorative accents, functionality, and trim detail are amazing.Estes Custom Homes is by far the best and most efficient builder that we have ever dealt with. This is our fourth new home purchase and this experience has been anything but typical with the normal headaches and stress. In fact, it has been a lot of fun and a true joy! We would like to sincerely thank you for making us such a beautiful home and making the experience positive and fun.Your passion and excitement for creating beautiful homes, built with quality construction and high end details made us comfortable from the start. We knew, without a doubt, that we would be taken care of and that we could trust you and the products put into this home. Your attention to detail did not waiver before or after the sale. While the first two months in a new home are often filled with things wrong, our first month has been repair-free and just a great experience of settling into our new home."


"Dave really pays attention to detail and thinks of families in his plans."


Thanks Estes Custom Homes, we love our new home! We were recently relocated here, moving 4 hours away from all of our family and friends. We spent days, weeks and eventually months looking for the right house. We always kept coming back to Dave’s homes, his homes just had a different feel to them. We loved the charm and attention to detail in all of his houses. I have to say, that we really loved our last home, so someone had big shoes to fill!As we walked through a model home with Dave the first time it was very evident that he really pays attention to detail and thinks of families and how they operate, putting certain things in certain places to help make a family run smoothly. His homes flow very well! On top of that the accents, colors and detail, we knew we wanted Dave to build our home! We were able to purchase a home that was framed, so we were able to pick out all of the rest of the things that finish a home. Being 4 hours away I thought would make it difficult, and we are pretty particular when it comes to our home. It was so easy and smooth, thanks to Dave and his wife Sondra! They helped us out with literally everything! Dave was always on top of things and Sondra was so great about sending updates, emailing pictures, setting up appointments, etc. We would also like to share that at 2 of our different appointments with subcontractors, they were eager to let us know what a great builder we had! They commented on how Dave and Sondra were such honest people, how they built a great home and if they were building they would pick Estes to be their builder. That to me says so much! Thank you Estes Custom Homes for making this house our ‘Home’!


"The most pleasant, stress-free experience...and a beautiful home, just the way we want it!"


We have built 6 homes in our 23 years of marriage and by far, this was the most pleasant, stress-free experience.A big part of that was Dave being so accessible and his on-site supervision during the building process. He communicated with us routinely and was so attentive and conscientious in his work.The outcome is a beautiful home, just the way we want it. Most importantly, it's so well constructed.We've been through the hardest winter in our 23 years as well but have never kept warmer and felt more secure about the solid construction of our home.Thank you Dave!


"Our home was in the best of hands!"


As first time home buyers and out of state home buyers, we were extremely nervous about the process of buying a brand new home. However, our fears were put to rest as soon as we met Dave and spoke with him. From that first conversation we could tell that he enjoys building homes for other families and that he strives for excellence in all he does. Because of this, we decided to purchase an Estes home.Our experience working with Dave and Sondra was smooth and enjoyable. They walked us through each step, gave wonderful advice when needed and timely responses. What a blessing to know that we could trust them. Our home was in the best of hands!!!!


"Building with Estes Custom Homes has been an enjoyable, positive experience."


"After purchasing our lot, we sat down with Dave to discuss every thought, product and detail we wanted in our new home. We found that Dave Estes pursues the best contractors to fit those needs, leaving no doubt about the workmanship inside and out from the ground on up!During the building process, we especially enjoyed the hands on experience, knowing with confidence we had the expertise knowledge and guidance of Dave and his decorator. We appreciated knowing that we could talk to them at anytime, without hesitation, to make decisions, get advice, or to be updated on the everyday inspections that were made by Dave himself.Dave and his crew made building a new beautiful home a fun, positive, stress free experience."


"You are getting their undivided attention while working with them."


"We knew from the first time we walked into an Estes Custom Home that it was going to be a very different experience. We were pleasantly surprised that the man in the home we were looking at was actually the builder himself, Dave Estes. Unexpected, he took the time to walk through the house with us, pointing out everything that was planned for the home. We decided to buy that house after being thoroughly impressed with the detail and fine craftsmanship we could see in the home, even at the early stage of building. It did not take long to figure out that was not a fluke meeting seeing Dave at the house. There were very few times we came out to look at the house that Dave was not there, checking on the process personally. This was one of the many things that impressed us- how aware and on top of things Dave is with each of his homes. He knows exactly who is doing what and when. It instilled a comforting confidence in us knowing that our builder was there, on site, making sure everything was being done to his high standards.

Dave and his wife, Sondra, are such kind and welcoming people. You really feel like you are getting their undivided attention while working with them. Their attention to detail is second to none. Sondra and their decorator have unique and impeccable taste and they know how to bring out the best of an Estes Custom Home.

You often hear terrible tales of the trials and tribulations of house building. This is not the case with Dave Estes. It is a pleasant experience from the start all the way to the closing day and even beyond. We will wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone we hear thinking about building a home and if we ever decide to buy a new home again, they will be the first people we call. Thank you so much for making this such a pleasant experience for us and for building such a beautiful home!"

"Everything we saw was exactly what we were looking for!"


"We first discovered Estes Custom Homes when my husband was on a house search with the realtor. I was unable to travel at the time so I didn't get to see any of the homes in person. When he came back with pictures and information of all the homes he had seen, the Estes home was unlike any of the others. We immediately checked out the website. We really liked the floor plans and everything we saw in the photos: the attention to detail, the designer colors and style, the layout. Everything we saw was exactly what we were looking for! By the time we were able to get the house it was almost complete, so we really didn't get to customize it. Even without doing so we absolutely love it! The first time I saw the house in person was the day we moved in!

We did get to work closely with Dave and Sondra when we decided to complete the basement. They were so easy to work with. We could call, text or email them anytimes and they always got back to us right away to answer any questions or issues we had. If and when we ever get a chance to upgrade to a new home we will definitely give Dave Estes a call."


"Exceptional quality and craftsmanship"


"We couldn’t be happier with our new home!  We were initially drawn to the beautiful design and finishing touches, but made our final decision to purchase an Estes home based on the exceptional quality and craftsmanship, and the personal involvement of Dave Estes.   Thank you for such a wonderful experience.  We look forward to many happy years in our new home!"

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