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. They have been creating dream homes for area families for more than 30 years.
“Bickimer Homes is a family business working for families,” said Tommy Bickimer, vice president of operations. “Over the years we have developed detailed systems and procedures to ensure the highest quality new homes. Our dedicated staff has quality controls in place to help us earn our customer’s complete satisfaction and trust.”
When Bickimer Construction started in 1982 with the goal of building a business based on integrity, customer service and quality construction, Tom Bickimer ran the company and his wife, Mary, served as bookkeeper. As their company grew, so did their family. Three of their children now work alongside their parents. Along the way, they have also assembled a staff of experienced professionals dedicated to the mission of Bickimer Homes.
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. 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 Bickimer. “Attention to detail, service to the customer before and after the sale, and a wide variety of floor plans are hallmarks of our success.”
Though Bickimer has built homes all around the Kansas City area, it currently has 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.
Among the Bickimer homes ready for immediate occupancy is a two-story house on a quiet cul-de-sac in The Estates of Greenview Ridge in Shawnee. In addition to a finished walkout basement, it has beautiful hardwoods throughout the main level, a covered deck, upgraded fixtures, huge pantry and a flex room that could serve as a dining room or study.
Families interested in locating to the award-winning Blue Valley School District will not want to miss the homes nearing completion in the highly desirable communities of Mills Crossing and BluHawk in Overland Park. In addition to an upgraded trim package, the BluHawk home has mixed-width hardwood floors throughout the first floor and granite counter tops in both the kitchen and master bath. The main floor features a spacious mudroom and a fifth bedroom, as well as a flex room that can be used as an office or playroom.
Those homebuyers with a growing family will want to check out the Bickimer homes in Heather Ridge and Prairie Farms where students attend the prestigious Olathe School District. The two-story home in Heather Ridge has four bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms and an inviting kitchen with granite counter tops that opens to a spacious great room. It is priced in the low $300,000s.
Bickimer Homes also will be building in Chapel Hill, which was recently named the “2014 Community of the Year” by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine. Located in Overland Park, the community’s children attend the award-winning, top-rated Spring Hill School District.
“Our job is not done once you move into your new home,” Bickimer said. “For the next year our customers are protected by a comprehensive one-year written warranty program. Unlike other builders in our industry, we do not use a third-party warranty program, choosing instead to directly attend to the homeowner’s warranty needs.”
It is important to the Bickimer family that they stand behind every home they sell, whether a client buys an existing new home or hires them to build a house from the ground up.
“Be assured we are striving to the best of our ability and experience to deliver a quality product at a competitive sales price,” Bickimer said. “Each home 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.”
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. In recent years, The Promise of Learning has expanded its mission to include support for emergency relief services in third world countries experiencing profound loss and hardship from natural disasters or civil unrest.
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