After careful evaluation of multiple contractors, Cristee-Meade (Locke Construction, LLC) was selected because of Tate Locke’s solid construction background, his knowledge of the most recent “green” technology, his congenial manner and ability to communicate. In consultation with the architect, Tate, ideally located the house on a challenging site.
It was built as a comfortable, relaxed, “greenhouse” with many of the latest technical features to include: hyper insulation, geothermal HVAC and air exchange, CIF basement walls, double pane windows, solar panels and whole house soundproofing. HERS rating is 22.
Spatial arrangement of the house was ideal. Tate is able to tweak blueprints for maximum use of living and storage space. In his effort to make our vision a reality, he drew on his problem-solving and creative talents. For example, he included material harvested on the land in railings and other aspects of the house. His base is carpentry, and it shows throughout the house , ranging from cabinets to custom-made furniture and bunk beds. He stayed on budget, played well with others and stayed close to the timelines.
In the end, a beautiful, harmonious and impressive home was built. We are most pleased and appreciative and look forward to enjoying our home and in creating memories for years to come.