Thoroughly enjoyed working with Hemme Construction in building our first home. Everyone we've come into contact with were super friendly and helpful. Emalee was ALWAYS accessible to answer any questions we had or notify of any issues we noticed. Jeff was also always prompt with fixing any issues that did come up, answering questions, giving advice and overall was a pleasure to work with. Even after we closed on our new home, Hemme was super willing in helping/fixing any issues we came across and that's BEFORE the 30-day walkthrough that they provide if you notice any issues! On top of that, they provide another 11-month walkthrough to fix any of your issues and a 10-year warranty! That was better than any construction companies that we talked with in Columbia! I 100% recommend Hemme Construction if you're considering building your own home! We're thoroughly enjoying living in Nursery Heights and look forward to using them again when we build our forever home!
Jeff and Emalee were AMAZING to work with. Incredibly informative, helpful, respectful... we had many questions and requests throughout the process, and plenty of ignorance about the home building process - Hemme was so great. Everything came out on time and Jeff was consistently upfront about costs and choices, as well as recommendations. We did not feel pressured into making decisions we weren’t sure about, and the whole time we felt good about the process. If something was off, he acted quickly to make it right. Jeff was personable, honest, and knows what he is doing... I can’t overstate our recommendation of Hemme! You won’t regret it if you get to work with him.
On this day (Wednesday), one year ago, we closed on our new home and began moving in. The date was July 12 and we actually spent our first night there, the next night, Thursday. However, it was a year ago this week that we moved in.
We want to thank you for making the home building experience a positive one for us. We still think of this as "our new house" and we love everything about it. This is such a nice neighborhood and we really enjoy our location within the subdivision. It's been fun getting to know our neighbors and watching the new houses go up and new families move in.
While this day might go by unnoticed by you, on this our 1-year anniversary in our new home, I wanted to let you know how thankful and blessed we are to be living in this house, in this neighborhood, in Columbia, MO.
Thanks for everything!
Dear Future Homebuyer,
I highly recommend you consider Hemme Construction for your new home. Jeff, Bill and their team were a pleasure to work with throughout our entire home building/buying process. While most of our home was completed by the time we found it, we did decide to add on a few options and finish the basement. Jeff and Bill were very accessible throughout the entire process and we felt that we were always kept in the loop. Once the build was completed, which was ahead of schedule, the closing process was a breeze. We would certainly use Hemme Construction again, if we decide to build in the future and I recommend you consider them for your upcoming build.
We have worked with Hemme Construction on several occasions and each time it has been a quality experience. Our latest project with Hemme Construction was our personal home and we are very satisfied with how it turned out. With Hemme, you will get a quality home built the way you want it. You will work with people of integrity who also know and understand the building process from beginning to end. You will be satisfied of a job well done if you choose to work with Hemme Construction.
Though they had many other homes they were working on, we never felt ours was left behind and amazingly, they stuck to the timeline, to the day we agreed on. We are more than 100% satisfied with the quality of our home. We never felt they took “short cuts” on quality and fixed every single thing we asked for on the walkthrough at the end. Two years later, we have zero complaints and are beyond thrilled. We met with several other builders and we could tell right away that Jeff was a good guy and wasn’t going to try to rip us off or cut corners. And he didn’t. He is a really good guy. He was easy to work through disagreements with (we had one and he was very understanding and flexible).
His referrals spoke really highly of him. I emailed a whole slew of names he gave us & I think 14 of them all wrote me back in a day or two and all had wonderful things to say. That was what pushed us over the edge to choose him initially. Now we feel the same way. He worked with us to give us exactly what we wanted. And at a very fair price. B
eing in ministry, we wanted a finished basement with space for college kids. But we also have all our family living out of state, so we also wanted spare bedrooms for them to visit. He managed to give us that, plus an office for Chris-- all in our tight budget. It was more than any other builder was going to give us. He never skimped on quality and was extremely responsive. I loved how quick he was to email back right away. Other builders were inaccessible-- not Jeff. He always emailed back promptly. We didn’t work with a realtor, so we could go directly with him. Since he has his license, he applied the $10k he would’ve paid our realtor back into the house, so our money went further. He was also willing to change a few things in our contract we felt were in our best interest.
His foreman Alan fixed every single thing we asked within our first year. No questions asked and fairly promptly. Things like our grouting in the kitchen was cracking, we had a few cracks in the walls from the foundation settling, the carpet was buckling a bit in the basement in some spots, they forgot to put a lock on a couple of our doors, our fireplace flame was really low, the seams in the crown needed to be fixed a bit, random other things. They fixed every single thing. Alan worked miracles to give us a huge, flat (as possible) yard, while still draining the water perfectly. Seeing other yards that weren’t developed properly makes us very thankful for this! He wanted us to love our house and we do.
A year and half later & we still pinch ourselves because we get to live here.
Always on time and done exactly as requested. Excellent quality! High end finish. Excellent customer service, requests completed immediately, very pleased with the customer experience. Excellent service makes you feel like you are the only customer with the attention they provide. Use them! You won’t be disappointed! Great quality house and excellent service. We love our open concept living room/kitchen because we are all able to interact with each other from each room. We love the high-end finishes and attention to detail/thought that went into the completion of our home.
Hemme Construction made sure to stay in contact with us both before construction began and after to make sure that we had the right decisions made. This helped keep us informed on progress being made as well as helped to keep the sub-contractors on a predictable timeline. We are very pleased with the attention to detail. If there was something that we let Jeff know was important, he made every effort to address that concern and assure us that it would exceed expectations. Jeff & Alan were excellent about staying in communication. Even if they were very busy with other projects, they took the time to respond in some manner to make sure that our question/concern was being addressed. Jeff & Bill are both committed to make sure that you are happy with every decision made. They’re both extremely professional pleasant, and flexible to work with.
Hemme Construction is going to build you a house that you’re happy with and they are going to stand behind their work. They are careful in building relationships with sub-contractors and have worked with many of them for many years. Hemme Construction is also open to your ideas. We had lots of ideas of our own during the process and Jeff would not hesitate to give his opinion of why it would work, would not work, or otherwise. This happened many times during our building process and I always felt that the decisions that we came to were well thought out, deliberate, and yielded results that everyone was happy with.
We don’t have a favorite room per se. Jeff helped mold our plans into what we envisioned from the very beginning. We took some advice from him and made adjustments that we didn’t know were possible and necessary, and he also gave us great ideas all around the house that have resulted in a greatly functional as well as beautiful home. We really like our back patio and built-in fire pit. It’s understated and not something that we originally had planned for, but it’s a great feature for entertaining.
Hemme Construction successfully made every effort to complete our new home on time. Hemme Construction builds high-quality homes. Hemme Construction is serious about providing excellent customer service. Jeff Hemme and Bill Barker are men of their word. If they say something will be done, clients can rest assured that it will be done. If you want to work with an honest, reliable builder, I recommend Hemme Construction.
We have been pleased to work with Jeff Hemme in building our home north of Booneville, MO. Jeff is well informed, attentive to detail, and was always prompt in returning our calls and messages.
He was helpful in pointing out value-based alternatives for our consideration in any number of areas, while always leaving the now-informed final choice up to us. Our banker commented most favorably on the thoroughness, order, and accuracy of the financial documents submitted throughout the construction process. We received no financial surprises during the construction and Jeff's overall original cost estimate proved to be remarkably reliable. He alerted us in a timely manner to the many product and equipment decisions we needed to make and recommended suppliers or merchants that we could work with when making our selections.
Jeff effectively coordinated sub-contractors, delivery of supplies, and labor for a construction project some 35 miles from his home base in Columbia, MO. The number of problems encountered were few compared to the typical construction project and what problems were encountered were addressed in a responsive and mutually agreeable manner.
Overall, we are well satisfied with the quality of workmanship on our home and its comparatively favorable cost, as well as with the construction experience. We recommend Hemme Construction most highly and with confidence.
Having never bought a house before, much less built one, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Jeff and Bill were incredibly helpful every step of the way, always taking time to give us clear, honest answers to our million questions or talk through any spur-of-the-moment customization ideas we had. From our first meeting, Jeff and Bill told us their #1 goal was to make sure we ended up with a home we loved, and they succeeded. The amazing craftsmanship and attention to every little detail, our massive custom walk-in shower, our beautiful stone fireplace, the huge closets and pantry space, the back deck with its screened-in porch, along with several of Jeff and Bill's suggested enhancements and added "niceties" that we never would have thought to ask for on our own-- all of it is a constant reminder that this has been one of the best decisions we've ever made. If you're looking to build a custom home, talk to Hemme. You'll be in good hands.
Thank you for everything.
Friends At Hemme Construction,
Thank you Jeff and Bill for your help and guidance through the process of building a new home. The process could have been overwhelming to walk into, but you were helpful in everyway as we got to see our first home come to life. I can’t express my gratitude enough--especially when we selected our furnishings. You gave honest opinions based on our budget and that made things so much easier.
Past the customer service, I have to say the house is amazing. My wife and I still walk around our home and say, “I can’t believe this is our house.” The work and craftsmanship is excellent, there is absolutely no part of the house that I am not overly satisfied with.
I would not hesitate for a second to recommend you to anyone and everyone looking to build a home. We had a great experience, now have an amazing home and it’s pretty fun to be able to say, “Yeah, it’s a Hemme.”
Our family would like to say thank you so much for our new home. We are enjoying all of the hard work that your team put into making the house just right for us. The quality of the house is top knotch.
It was a wonderful experience working with both Jeff Hemme and Bill Barker on putting together the house. Both of them were so relaxed, making it quite easy and settling for us. Having found the home in the initial phase of building, it was wonderful to be able to choose many of our options and customize the home to our taste. They were certain to keep us posted on any changes and kept us in line with making timely deicsions to get the home done by our closing date. In addition, all of the sub-contractors were quite friendly and professional, giving us their expertise opinions for making valuable deciions in choosing many of the interior options.
We are thrilled with our new home and can highly recommend your team to others who may be interested in either purchasing a Hemme home or having one built!
Dear Bill and Jeff,
On March 11, 2014 we purchased a Hemme Home in the Thornbrook Subdivision. We are very pleased with the floor plan and quality of the home. Allen, Ted, and the other Hemme employees were (and continue to be) very accommodating in addressing our questions.
The construction of the home is very good with attention to detail in design and finish. The choices of flooring, countertops, and plumbing fixtures compliment the home and contribute to the comfortable feel of living here. We are looking forward to enjoying our Hemme home for many years to come.
Jeff Hemme is the most trustworthy contractor I know and would recommend him in building your home. If you want a solid foundation in your home, a place that you feel is yours, a home that is built with integrity, no drama for you or your family, then he is the contractor for you! I met Jeff through my realtor Susan Meyers on a day I was looking for apartments for my daughter. At the time, I was living in an apartment, and as we were searching for my daughter, we came across some open houses and stopped by to view them. I immediately made a connection with Susan Myers through Weichert Realty and we began looking at houses the next week. She spent three appointments with me in the next week to get a feel of what I liked, did not like, and what my vision was for a home. I quickly realized I was spending a significant amount of money for a home to fix it the way I wanted and asked Susan if I could build a home for the same price range. Susan immediately said yes and called Jeff. Jeff was quick to respond to me. From talking with Susan he had an idea of my vision for a home. Within the next few weeks, he helped me find a lot and a wonderful house plan. By the end of the month with Jeff’s guidance and support I had picked out everything for my new home. The process was seamless. Whenever I had doubts, Jeff would always say, “This is about you, Patti. We want you to be satisfied.” I cannot tell you how happy I am in my new home. It was built in the time frame as promised and I was in by Christmas. Jeff and his team are dependable, trustworthy, extremely organized, and professional. I recommend him to everyone I know because it was such a wonderful experience.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for coordinating the construction process of our new home and being promptly available when I had questions. The house indeed turned out to be very beautiful and I am quite pleased. I would like to particularly compliment your input and guidance for the surround sound/digital wiring during the construction process.
I would definitely not hesitiate to refer anyone to your services and you have my highest recommendations. If you need to bring any clients over to visit the property, please let me know and I shall be happy to accommodate that, schedule permitting. I have also enclosed a CD with a selection of photographs for your convenience.