From lot sales to custom home building projects -- 2022 has been a busy year at Diamond Tail. As a result, we have received many inquiries about which building companies we recommend. Instead of making recommendations, we thought it would be easier to share information about each builder who has either built a home or is in the process of building a home in the Diamond Tail community: New Haven Homes, Prestigious Homes, Lowe-Bo Homes, Enchanted Spaces, Joseph Custom Homes, PWKI Design & Build, Sun Valley Custom Homes, M-ART Building Company, Quality Builders, and Modern Dwellings.
Items to Consider When Choosing a Builder
Long-Term Relationship: find a builder with a team you can envision working with on a long-term basis. From the planning stages to post-construction support, the project may take up to 12 months. During that time, it's very important to feel comfortable with your builder and know that they share your vision for the project.
Cost Per Square Foot: some builders will quote a cost per square foot of heated space, while others will quote based on total square feet under roof (house, covered porch/deck, garage). Builders may quote a cost per square foot that includes all costs of the project or they may have some line items, such as architectural design, earth work, or septic, that are not included in the price per square foot quote. The key here is that if you are comparing building companies, make sure you are comparing apples to apples, not apples to oranges.
The cost per square foot is dependent on many factors, including the size of the home, the exterior materials, and interior finishes. In general, a larger home may cost less per square foot than a smaller home given that the plumbing and materials need for the kitchen and bathrooms are more costly than bedrooms, an office, or an art studio. For instance, a 3000 square foot home may cost $250 per square foot and a similar 2000 square foot home may cost $280 per square foot. Another example would be that a 2500 square foot home with 3.5 baths will have a higher price tag than a 2500 square foot home with 2.5 baths.
Floor Plan: Every lot at Diamond Tail has unique topography and unique views. It’s important for the designer to take this into consideration as they design your home. The designer will be able to create privacy while making sure windows are capturing the best near and far view corridors. The design should also reflect your desires and your lifestyle so make sure to share these with the designer.
MEET THE BUILDERS
New Haven Homes -- https://mynewhaven.com/
Owner: Bill Reynolds (505) 890-5476
New Haven Homes will help you Design and Build a home that is uniquely suited to you, your lifestyle and budget. When you visit their website, you’ll find they build sophisticated, elegant homes of distinction, with emphasis on green building and sustainability. You’ll also discover that their design/build expertise saves you both time and money. Plus, they do everything possible to ensure your experience is rewarding and enjoyable, resulting in a comfortable, inviting home you’ll enjoy every moment of every day for countless years to come.
New Haven Homes has won many awards through the years at the Parade of Homes events and from other organizations. They have built nine beautiful homes at Diamond Tail and are planning to break ground on another home in the next few months.
Client Comments: “Without a doubt, your professionalism, creative skills, attention to detail, patience, and problem-solving abilities have done much to make our home building adventure not only exciting and enjoyable, but delivered a home that truly surpassed, our initial expectations and vision. It is our pleasure to own a New Haven Home.” – J. Dusseau
I am the proud owner of a home designed and built by Bill Reynolds, President of New Haven Homes. In my opinion, Bill is one of the best builders of top quality, custom homes in the entire state of New Mexico. Bill Reynolds and his New Haven Homes team excel in all aspects of home building and design. Further, Bill is a person of great character and integrity. I recommend Bill to anyone who is seeking to engage a top-notch builder of custom homes in the Land of Enchantment.” – W Steadman
Prestigious Homes - https://www.prestigioushomesabq.com/contact
Owners: Richard Ayala Jr. and Richard Ayala Sr. (505) 554-9916
Prestigious Homes is a boutique custom home building company. Our goal is to create one-of-a-kind custom homes that our clients will enjoy for a lifetime. What you live in and are surrounded by has a strong impact on your day to day living. Each home is custom designed by a leading architect, who meets the specific and individual needs of each client. We incorporate green building practices as directed by clients and assist in selecting interior design finishes. We take pride in exceeding homeowners' expectations in our ability to craft a custom home built uniquely for them. We believe that each client has specific needs when building a custom home and it is our intent to fulfill those needs to our highest capacity in every aspect from communication to construction and everything in between.
Prestigious Homes has won multiple awards at the Parade of Homes events. They have just started construction on a home in Phase I and are in the design stage of a home in Phase II B.
Client Comments: “We had the pleasure of building our beautiful custom home with Prestigious Homes, they were amazing since the beginning! They listened to everything we wanted, helped us find the best options for our price range and built us the home of our dreams……. The entire team was always reachable, patient and beyond attentive, we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build.”
Lowe-Bo Homes - https://www.lowe-bohomes.com/
Owner: Ted Lowe (505) 991-2555
LOWE-BO Homes is a full-service company offering a personalized approach to architectural design and interior design. We enjoy working with customers on all types of designs from modern Southwest to traditional pueblo. We pride ourselves on our experience, honesty, and transparency. We pay special attention to sustainability. Almost all our homes are green certified and eligible for state tax credits. We are members of the green build council of New Mexico and the Custom Home Builders council. Please call for references – we have many satisfied clients who are happy to share information about their experiences. LOWE-BO Homes is the winner of multiple Parade of Homes awards.
Client Comments: “Ted has an amazing attention to detail before building begins which makes working with him very easy. Ted was the only builder we talked to who was willing to build the home we wanted not the house he wanted.”
Enchanted Spaces - https://enchantedspacesllc.com/
Owner: Mike Danzer (602) 882-0446
Enchanted Spaces is a luxury home building contractor with more than 35 years of experience. They specialize in affordable homes with high-end designs and amenities. They combine artistry with ease of use and everyday living in mind. No two homes, or their owners, are ever quite alike and they specialize in providing services that are specifically tailored to you. They take the time to learn about you, your life, and what you love. Then, they work with you to create a high-end home design that reflects your preferences. The result is a beautiful property that is built for you and your lifestyle.
Enchanted Spaces homes are designed to bring the outdoors in. All of their homes feature numerous, large windows to assure scenic views from every room and are known for creating expansive patios to enjoy outdoor living.
Enchanted Spaces has won multiple Parade of Homes awards and they are currently in the process of building two homes at Diamond Tail.
Client Comments: “We purchased a home from Enchanted Spaces. My husband and I are very impressed with the quality of construction and attention to detail. We highly recommend Mike Danzer and Enchanted Spaces to others who have a dream of building/purchasing a unique custom home. Our experience with Mike has been extremely positive.” – Cheryl W, Homeowner
Joseph Custom Homes - https://www.josephcustomhomes.com/contact
Owner: Greg Joseph / Lead Designer: Miriam Joseph 505-890-5000
Joseph Custom Homes is an award-winning industry leader with an outstanding portfolio of over 250 homes over a 30-year career that incorporates architecture, design and construction. Build with confidence and ‘Peace of mind’, knowing that the Joseph Custom Homes professional builder, architects and designers work together, producing a seamless extension of the custom homebuilding process.
Known for being honest, straight-forward, and very accessible, Joseph homes only focuses on the highest quality -- in the design, structure, and finishes. They are in the design stage of a home in Phase II A.
Client Comments: “We built hour home with Joseph Custom Homes and had a great experience. From the initial design phase and through the construction process, it has been great to work with Greg and Miriam Joseph. They are dedicated, hard-working professionals who take pride in their work. We love our home. If we ever build another home in Albuquerque, we would choose Joseph Custom Homes again.” --G.F and D.F. homeowner
PWKI Design and Build -- http://www.pwki.com/
Owner: Paul Kenderdine (505) 867-1765
PWKI specializes in custom residential, light commercial construction, and remodeling. We produce some of the finest and most recognizable homes and buildings throughout the Southwest, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. PWKI works tirelessly to achieve your goals utilizing the most innovative methods of design and architectural technique. We are dedicated to creating products of the highest quality. We seek to fully understand your needs and are committed to turning your visions and dreams into a reality.
PWKI has won multiple awards in the Parade of Homes events. They are in the construction phase of a beautiful Predock Architect design in Phase II B and the design phase of a home in Phase II A.
Client Comments: "Paul’s experience in the industry is unparalleled. Some contractor’s simply build homes. Paul designs esthetically pleasing homes that incorporate fundamental aspects of space, flow, and function. He is very knowledgeable in the latest trends and his creativity and innovative ideas help produce an artistic masterpiece.” – Elizabeth de Witt
Sun Valley Custom Homes - https://www.sunvalleycustomhomes.com/
Owner: Wade Wingfield (505) 301-1747
Established in 2009, Sun Valley’s mission is to be the premier custom home builder in New Mexico. They are an award-winning builder, committed to high quality, energy efficient homes that are built on time and within budget. Our goal is to provide our clients with a positive experience through integrity, honesty, open communication and outstanding workmanship. Sun Valley Custom Homes has an experienced team of builders along with architectural and interior designers that are available to assist you with designing and building your unique, one-of-a-kind custom home.
Sun Valley has won multiple awards including Premier Award, Best Kitchen Award, Best Interior Decorating Award, Best Bath Award, Best Outdoor Living Space Award. Sun Valley Custom Homes has completed a beautiful modern Southwest style home in Phase I at Diamond Tail.
M-Art Building Company - https://www.martbldgco.com/
Owner: Martin Romero (505) 610-4778
M-Art Building Company is an award-winning, high performance, custom home builder based out of the greater Albuquerque/Los Lunas area. Our company is committed to making homes that are energy efficient, sustainably built, and beautiful. 2023 will be a pivotal year for M-Art as we begin a new endeavor and offer pre-designed, custom select homes that, in addition to being energy efficient, sustainably built, and beautiful, are also affordable. If you have a specific vision or desire a home with a custom architectural style and floor plan, then we can easily work with one of the many architects with whom we have relationships, to design your perfect home.
M-Art is committed to building high-performance homes that meet or exceed Green Build NM standards. One of Martín’s favorite mottos is “Custom Design – Superb Craftsmanship, it’s not just what you can see, it’s also what is within the walls.” This speaks to his commitment to build sustainable homes.
M-Art has won multiple awards at Parade of Homes events and is currently in the design phase of a home in Phase II A at Diamond Tail.
Client Comments: “Martín and his team helped us with our universal, green-build design, then built a finely constructed home with beautiful details” --Diane and Jim Lindstrom
Quality Builders - https://qualitybuildersnm.com/
Owner: Mike Martinez (505) 869-9075
Quality Builders is a respected industry leader in the home building business with more than 30 years of experience. When you're looking to build your dream home, you want someone you can trust and with experience. Someone who will build your home with you, not without you. We will work together to tailor every element of the home to your lifestyle. Our design-focused approach to superior homebuilding sets us apart from traditional homebuilders across New Mexico. We create gorgeous, unique homes with a wow-factor, and we do it in partnership with you.
We work with several architectural designers and offer in-house architectural design consultation along with personalized interior design. We build homes of all sizes and all types of construction, and make sure to incorporate the latest green building practices.
Quality Builders has won multiple Parade of homes awards. They have just completed a beautiful home in Phase I of Diamond Tail.
Client Comments: "The experience with Mike/Quality Builders was a remarkable one. Mike was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful with every aspect of planning and building our new home. We are extremely pleased and satisfied with the design, construction, detail and comfort. Every interaction, start to finish, was a positive experience. Mike/Quality Builders earned our trust, and we would highly recommend anyone thinking about building a new home to seriously consider Quality Builders.”
Modern Dwellings - https://www.moderndwellingsllc.com/
Owner: Todd Erenstein (505) 459-2834
Modern Dwellings was founded by Todd Erenstein in 2010 with a vision to build the best, most livable, and most beautiful homes in New Mexico. Every Modern Dwelling is built to be of the highest quality with attention to detail second to none. Although we build all types and sizes of homes, modern is our specialty, but our Pueblo Revival is pretty masterful. We work closely with one of the finest architectural designers in Albuquerque, but we are open to other designers/architects if our client has a specific preference. We are cognizant in green building, but let our customers drive the extent.
Modern Dwellings is not your typical contractor. With education and commercial business experience, we intelligently work with our customers to meet every need and expectation. Modern Dwellings promises the best new home building experience available. Todd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, an MBA in International Management from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico, and Project Management Professional Certification through the Project Management Institute.
Modern Dwellings is in the design phase of a home in Phase II A at Diamond Tail.
Client Comments: "We purchased our house from Modern Dwellings LLC in 2013, it was a beautiful dream home, well designed, well-built and extremely functional! The fit and finish of every aspect of the home was perfect for our modern style! We would highly recommend Todd Erenstein and Modern Dwellings to anyone looking for a custom, modern home!" - Laura Fallen
Discover Diamond Tail, an exclusive, low-density, master-planned community in Placitas, New Mexico.
Nestled in the foothills between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Diamond Tail offers unspoiled beauty in a rugged, natural setting. We have 196 large estate home sites on 900 acres, with almost 40% dedicated to open space. These 1 to 5-acre lots have gorgeous views of the Sandia, Sangre de Cristo, Ortiz, and Jemez Mountain ranges, with some offering spectacular evening views of the lights of Santa Fe.
Diamond Tail offers reliable wireless internet, underground utilities, paved roads, private hiking trails, parks and stunning vistas. Star Park provides low-voltage power for telescopes so residents can take in the stunning starry sky.
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