Building your dream home was once something of a daydream – a long-awaited goal that took decades to attain. Now, however, home buyers in their 30s are finding out what many already know – that the home of their dreams is within reach, as long as they find the right builder. Many are finding that builder in Lambie Custom Homes Inc.
Lambie Custom was founded by Jim Lambie nearly 38 years ago. The company offers ranches, maintenance-free villas, 1.5 stories, reverse ranches and two story options, and within each model there is plenty of room for customization. Seldom do they build any one of their designs without making alterations to suit the client’s needs. At Lambie Custom, they enjoy the process of working directly with a client and architect to design and build a completely original house. Working with architects allows Lambie Custom to continue innovating and designing homes that are on the cutting edge of energy efficiency and user friendliness for people from all stages of life.
Lambie Custom Homes are primarily in Southern Johnson County, but they can and have built throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. With prices ranging from the mid-$300s to $4 million plus, Lambie Custom homes are truly accessible to clients in any price range or stage of life.
His son, Steve, has joined Jim Lambie in the business. At age 37, Steve says that he understands why younger homebuyers are investing more in a home at a younger stage of life.
“Many are professionals that are just hitting their strides in life and they want something custom. This next generation is in the mindset of less is more—they want to live where they want to live regardless of the house size with amenities that they will truly use,” say Steve. “My family members have grown up in Prairie Village and are excited to see new growth. We are producing a quality product that we would live in. We pride ourselves with maintain the same character to the surrounding homes.”
In fact, he sees a growing trend toward custom amenities in lieu of massive square footage. Location is truly king with younger buyers and Lambie Custom has a wide variety of locations to suit any budget. A project in the south Overland Park area may boast larger square foot area for a lower price and for many that are looking for a larger residence, that is ideal. On the flip side, he sees many gravitating toward the city center to take advantage of more easily accessible amenities.
Jim Lambie says that many people are not content to wait to build their dream home – they want to create their ideal environment now.
“I see many more young professionals that are waiting until later to get married and have families so they are ready for that dream home much earlier. They have more financial stability and would rather build what they truly want now, something that accommodates their growing families. And we are happy to work with those dreams, “ says Jim.
One thing that sets Lambie Custom apart is Lambie’s continued involvement in development in his key areas of construction – Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa and coming soon, the Crossroads.
Lambie holds a Broker’s license and develops new projects all the time. Through his land development and property management company, he’s always on the hunt for a great piece of land that holds the potential for a happy home. Lambie Custom doesn’t limit their scope to new neighborhoods either. Even established neighborhoods are great contenders for a tear down and rebuild to a client’s specifications, all while maintaining an aesthetic consistency with the surrounding areas.
What truly sets Lambie Custom apart is their commitment to personalized care, finding the right fit, no matter what the age bracket. Jim Lambie meets with each potential client personally, learning their likes and dislikes and finding the best solutions to their unique housing needs. Through long-standing relationships with highly qualified subcontractors, Lambie Custom has a team of craftsmen that they trust but that doesn’t stop Jim from doing site inspections and walk-throughs himself.
“It’s just a matter of pride in my work. I want each client to be completely happy with his or her new house. One of the things that I’m the most proud of is how many people come back to us after years in a Lambie home and tell me, ‘we loved working with you the first time. Let’s do it again.’ That kind of repeat business is how I know that we are doing a good job,” says Lambie.
Lambie Custom Homes Inc. is continuing to grow and change to meet the needs of the community.
Lambie Custom Homes Inc.
More information: For more information or to see available floor plans, visit http://www.lambiecustom.com/or visit their office at 8712 W. 151st St. in Overland Park.