Best Residential Builder in Jonesboro
THE ONE THAT KNOWS

Jonesboro, AR

#82 Oct 4, 2008
WAYNE KOEKEMOER IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST BUILDER IN JONESBORO FOR ONE REASON AND ONE REASON ONLY HE CARES ABOUT THE CUSTOMER AND KNOWS WHAT HIS DOING MOST OF THESE BUILDERS SUB EVERY THING OUT AND WHEN YOU ASK THEM A SIMPLE QUESTION THEY HAVE TO MAKE A PHONE CALL TO GIVE YOU THE ANWSER THERE ARE BUILDERS AND THEN THERES WAYNE (I WAS PICKING OUT INTERIOR DOOR LOCK LAST NIGHT FOR THE HOME HE IS BUILDING FOR MY FAMILY AND I HAD A PROBLEM SO I CALLED HIM ABOUT 8.30PM TO HELP ME EXPECTED A ANWSER OVER THE PHONE FORGET THAT HE CAME OUT LOWES AND HELPED ME. ANYBODY CAN PUT STICKS AND STONES TOGETHER BUT IT TAKES A BUILDER WHO CARES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOURS .................
stephanie

Hampton, AR

#83 Oct 6, 2008
ranchmama wrote:
Why is that,was he too honest with you about what you could afford and couldn't within the budget you gave him? Was he too upfront about the actual cost of a dream home and the reality of what YOU wanted to spend on one?
He built ours,and,it's sure NOT a "dog house." I'd rate him with any of the good ones such as Joe Little,ect and above a whole lot of the others.
At least 50% of his work force was "in lala land" he put on the wrong siding, he ordered the wrong brick, windows, a/c unit, roof leaked was fixed twice, floors are crappy, cracks in cieling. windows leak air, can lights in shower litteraly falling out of cieling there was 20 things that he did repair before the year warranty was up, but there were 11 things within that first year he flat out refused to fix. I have many awful pictures if you would like to see them. Being honest was the least of his best traits. money was not the issue.
ranchmama

Cleveland, OH

#84 Oct 6, 2008
I think I know which house you are talking about,it is the one with the front door on the end of the house.
My house that James built is NOTHING like you've described.
stephanie

Hampton, AR

#85 Oct 7, 2008
I pray your house is nothing like mine. I'm glad you had a good experience, I was just voicing my opinion and I definately did not have a good experience with him.
Jonesboro girl

Jonesboro, AR

#86 Oct 7, 2008
NO DAVID ONSTEAD! He may build a beautiful house, but good luck getting him to answer the phone or return phone calls, OR FINISH THE HOUSE.

I have plenty of experience with him....

Also NO KELLY COPELAND. He built my Mom's $500,000+ house... as soon as they closed he took the money and ran.... NEVER FINISHED! Cabinets weren't finished, paint wasn't finished, concrete wasn't finished. He let (used to at least) his nephew run the show and boy that was a mistake!

As far as Sugg homes... Brittany is a cutie and they build a beautiful house.. now don't expect it to be done on time... but that is any builder. I think the bigger problem with Sugg is the realtors they choose to represent them..... talk about no lights on upstairs.
Jonesboro girl

Jonesboro, AR

#87 Oct 7, 2008
Yep wrote:
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I don't know about the "best residential builder" but Kent Arnold definately built what most people were in the market for. He made a killin' off of those houses! Smart man!
I'm surprised Kent's houses are still standing! Ask anyone who worked for him at the time he was building, they would NEVER live in one of his houses. An exact quote "if he could cut a corner, he would."
Yep

United States

#88 Oct 7, 2008
Jonesboro girl wrote:
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I'm surprised Kent's houses are still standing! Ask anyone who worked for him at the time he was building, they would NEVER live in one of his houses. An exact quote "if he could cut a corner, he would."
Oh, I definately agree with you! It is a wonder they are still standing because they were very cheaply built. I just meant that he knew that he had a monopoly on that price range house and he made money hand over fist! He just kept on building them and they just kept buying them!
my2cents

Jonesboro, AR

#89 Oct 7, 2008
fooled again wrote:
Do not use SUGG HOMES with Brttany Ragsdale. There is NO ONE HOME upstairs. She is a TRUE BLONDE. She has no clue what she is doing. She takes your $$$ and doesn't pay her subs!!!...then no one shows up to finish. How many people do you know that blow million dollar jobs!!!! Look at her past jobs.....the slurry is a mess!!!! Now she can only get MEXICAN labor!!!
very true, she sucks not in a way you guys want either
New to Jonesboro

Victoria, TX

#90 Oct 7, 2008
Jonesboro girl wrote:
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I'm surprised Kent's houses are still standing! Ask anyone who worked for him at the time he was building, they would NEVER live in one of his houses. An exact quote "if he could cut a corner, he would."
I disagree with your information about Kelly Copeland and is Nephew! I have lived in a new construction built by his nephew for 7 months and it is a great house. They are amazing to work with. They are very attentive to my needs and when i need something fixed they are right on it. I have lived in 2 new contructions before and it was like pulling teeth to get the builders to come and fix the little cosmetic things. Copeland always returns my phone calls within an hour of me calling and they are at my house within a week to fix what ever i need. I would let them build a house for me anyday. I don't think Copeland was the issue in this particular case!!!!!!!!
JB wannabe

United States

#91 Oct 7, 2008
Try Stonebridge Construction. They mostly build commercially but also do some residential. They have an awesome spec house I saw listed with Doty right now. It is really unique and beautiful. If only I could afford it...
mr clean

Newport, AR

#92 Oct 7, 2008
i know wrote:
Jennings consturction hands down......
Asked anyone thats been around and they will say norman jennings.....But only get what you pay for when it comes to all the other people posted on here..........
home sweet home

Bossier City, LA

#93 Oct 7, 2008
I don't know the best builders, but I can definitely tell you to avoid: Anyone with the last name Throgmartin
Jonesboro Girl

Jonesboro, AR

#94 Oct 8, 2008
Jonesboro girl wrote:
NO DAVID ONSTEAD! He may build a beautiful house, but good luck getting him to answer the phone or return phone calls, OR FINISH THE HOUSE.
I have plenty of experience with him....
Also NO KELLY COPELAND. He built my Mom's $500,000+ house... as soon as they closed he took the money and ran.... NEVER FINISHED! Cabinets weren't finished, paint wasn't finished, concrete wasn't finished. He let (used to at least) his nephew run the show and boy that was a mistake!
As far as Sugg homes... Brittany is a cutie and they build a beautiful house.. now don't expect it to be done on time... but that is any builder. I think the bigger problem with Sugg is the realtors they choose to represent them..... talk about no lights on upstairs.
I want to make sure this is clear!!! Sugg homes builds a gorgeous house. Brittany is young and has a great head on her shoulders... For being so young and successful, I think any naysayers may just be jealous! And as for thier REALTORS they are true professionals, very kindhearted and know how to get the job done. Anything I have said in the past is simply NOT TRUE and very wrong and hurtful, and I sincerely apolgize.
ADVICE

Jonesboro, AR

#95 Oct 10, 2008
sub contracter wrote:
<quoted text><guest> at least we agree on that.i didnt to mean to jump on you like that sorry for being a jerk.
You need to call the ARKANSAS STATE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD to check complaints before you decide to hire a contractor. All complaints are on file.
my 2 cents

Jonesboro, AR

#96 Oct 10, 2008
Best advice, go around and ask businesses who supply materials to contractors. They will tell you about Sugg homes or they may just shake their heads. It is all catching up to them. You can only do people dirty for so long. They should just pack their bags and leave town in shame. Brittany has ruined the Sugg name and it is not even her last name.

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#97 Oct 18, 2008
I am going to have to either say Daniels Construction or Dennis Jaynes construction, I deal with builders on a daily basis, and can honestly say most builders look for the cheapest material and labor, these two do not...
guest

Lake Charles, LA

#98 Oct 18, 2008
has anyone gone to the showcase of homes in Southbend this weekend? Nice homes for a good price.

Since: Oct 08

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#99 Oct 20, 2008
I went and seen alot of nice homes..definately liked the price on a few
nonsense

Little Rock, AR

#100 Oct 20, 2008
I won't say who in MY OPINION is the best builder. But, I can say that Brittney does not use only mexican labor. I know for sure that the skilled trades are local American workers. But, if you are worried about losing your job to Mexican laborers, then work as hard as they do!

Jim Abel is a great guy. I have done several jobs for him too. Always up front with what he expected.

Steve Schmidt is a good guy too. His house in the '06 Showcase was amazing.

Done some work for David Onstead as well. Unfortunatley that is all I can say.

I have done some residential and commercial work for John Perry/Stonebridge. I would choose another builder before John.

Joe Little is a great man. Most of the building population has respect for Mr.Joe. He was in a difficult spot as the inspector and still maintained a lot of respect.

Lonnie Roberts builds a solid home. I have had a minimal experience with him.

I have done some work for Tommy Loverin too. I am glad he doesn't do much in Northeast Arkansas now. He has taken most of his work to West Plains, MO. Sorry, Missouri!

Tim Redden is a good builder. He does what most Americans do! He does his job and tries to make as much money as he can while doing it. But, I have never seen him cut any corners. Ask Dr. Stank. Dr. Stank bought on of his Ridgepointe homes.

Todd Wilcox seems to be great at what he does too.

But, do what you want. Ask the guys at JT White, Ridout and Bartons for referalls. Then call and ask for refernces on a few. But, if a builder doesn't call you back then it's probably a sign of things to come. Just be an adult about it. Quit talking Junior High crap on an anonymous website!

Since: Oct 08

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#101 Oct 20, 2008
Well the problem with asking a supplier who the best is..they always recommend the guy who is going to buy from them..logical business...but addressing the junior high crap...reading your response I think I caught a hint of freshman year in your opinions too? I believe that most builders do a decent job, and you get what you pay for..so if you dont want corners cut..first of all be involved in the process, dont leave all the decisions up to your builder. Any builder or supplier is going to have an unsatisfied client, if they dont, then they havent done enough business. Second, thats what a retainer is for! Hold that final payment until everything is either to your satisfaction or resolved to a point where you feel comfortable handing over that check. Trust me, if the job isnt up to your specifications, the builder doesnt lose the money, the subcontractors do..so they will fix it in order to get paid! Part of the problem with the finishing and details of your new home will either be your lack of involvement or being a victim of the buddy system. Another problem I have noticed is builders doing to much of the work themselves! There are not enough years in a lifetime to learn and master everything needed to know to finish a house by yourself! A builder who frames the house, wires it, does the plumbing, paints, and installs the floors by himself is definately going to have problems..thats like going to your dentist and asking him to install a pacemaker while cleaning your teeth! Find a builder who uses certified, licensed (where applicable) subs! Dont let them use their buddy Joe to do your wiring because he almost has his license and is half price! You dont even get that discount anyway. Do you believe if they can get a painter to paint your house for .50 a foot instead of 1.50 that you get that discounted of your cost? NO! Its just money in their pocket, and thats all of our goal isnt it? So make sure your contractor, whomever you choose lets you be involved in the decision making process, dont worry as much about the builder, but be concerned with the subs he uses, are they reliable?, licensed?, if you want to use a different plumber that costs the same as his plumber..will he allow this? 90% of your house is going to be constructed by subcontractors while your contractor isnt even on the job..so be involved in every aspect of the construction of your home.

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