Bickimer Homes was blessed with remarkable success in 2014 and they anticipate 2015 to be just as busy, if not more so.
“Interest rates continue to run at historic lows and the housing market is in the best shape it’s been in since 2007,” said Tommy Bickimer, vice president of operations. “Construction costs traditionally increase this time of every year, but we’ve been able to negotiate price concessions with our subcontractors for a limited number of new homes. I’d encourage families thinking about purchasing a new home to take advantage of the low rates and the special pricing we’ve been able to lock in for our customers.”
Bickimer Homes is a family business dedicated to helping families build their dreams on a solid foundation. In 1982, Tom and Mary Bickimer started their company with the singular goal of building a business based on the principals of integrity, customer service and quality construction. Now in its fourth decade of business, Bickimer Homes and its affiliates have overseen the design and construction of homes and communities for more than 1,000 families in the Kansas City area. Today, three of Tom and Mary’s children work alongside them and a staff of experienced professionals dedicated to the mission of Bickimer Homes.
The construction of just one house requires the coordination of more than 50 different trades and suppliers. Making sure all those people and materials go together smoothly is all in a day’s work for the Bickimer family.
“Over the years we’ve developed detailed systems and procedures to ensure the highest quality new homes,” said Tommy Bickimer. “Our dedicated staff has quality controls in place to help us earn our customers’ complete satisfaction and trust. Each home we build is backed by an assurance that we will be there for the new homeowner today, tomorrow and the next day, just as we have for the last 32 years.”
The company is licensed and fully insured, and one of the longest-standing members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.
“Bickimer Homes enjoys a solid reputation in the real estate community for quality neighborhood development and new-home construction,” said Tommy Bickimer, adding that attention to detail, service to the customer before and after the sale, and a wide variety of floor plans are hallmarks of the company’s success.
“Our job is not done once you move into your new home,” said Brian Patenaude, head of customer service and marketing. “For the next year our customers are protected by a comprehensive one year written warranty program. It’s important to the Bickimer family and all of us involved with the company that we stand behind every home sold, whether a client buys an existing new home or hires us to build a house from the ground up.”
Though Bickimer has built homes all over the Kansas City area, they currently have a number of homes for sale featuring 11/2-story plans, reverse ranches and two-stories in beautiful neighborhoods throughout the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa and Shawnee. Bickimer Homes is continually striving to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.
“We’ve introduced several new plans recently that have been well-received,” said Tommy Bickimer. “I’d encourage interested folks to go to our user-friendly website to see all our plans and view photos and videos of the various finishes and decor features in our homes. Check us out and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on promotions we may be running and the area’s latest real estate news.”
Bickimer Homes is not only dedicated to the families for which they build, but the community as well. The company is a proud supporter of The Promise of Learning Foundation. The primary mission of the Foundation is to provide time, talent and financial assistance to those individuals, institutions and programs who share the family’s belief that education offers the greatest hope and best means for underprivileged children to realize their potential and dreams. Visit its website at thepromiseoflearning.org to read about the many projects the foundation supports.