Cliff Joyner Construction is a premier custom home builder and general contractor serving homeowners in Black Forest, Monument, Larkspur and all of El Paso County, Colorado. A quality, dream home is what you’ll get when you hire Cliff Joyner Construction to build your new, custom home.
With over 2 decades of home building experience you get someone how really understands the entire “design-build” process. From the very first stage of cost estimating and architectural design, to the construction phase – you’ll gets someone who is an expert at project management who can provide knowledgeable advice at every step, whether its the selection of building materials, finishes, landscaping, roofing and everything in between. With Cliff Joyner helping you can trust that you’ll get a first class, quality home, on time and one budget, making the entire building process an exciting and rewarding process. Cliff’s vast experience as a general contractor ensures that your investment of time and money will be well spent!
Our first step is to listen. We want to hear what you’re thinking! We listen to your ideas, wants and needs and worth with you throughout the whole process to build an unforgettable home that is built to the highest standards of quality.
Simply put…we build dream homes that will last a lifetime with quality materials and workmanship built in from the foundation to the rooftop.
Telephone: (719) 481-6196
1270 Fawnwood Rd.
Monument, Colorado 80132
When you’re ready to do home improvements or to build a new home, you need to understand that managing a large, complex building project takes a professional. If you want to try to become a general contractor on a large basement remodel or new home you’re asking for trouble and it will likely cost you time, money and headaches in ways you never imagined! That’ why selecting and hiring the right general contractor is a very important – if not – critical decision to ensure your building project will turn out the way you want…on time and on budget without a ton of stress! Before you decide an agreement with anyone – even us, you need to make sure that they have the talent, personality and qualites that are a right fit for you and your project. Perhaps an obvious rule is…don’t just hire the cheapest guy just because he’s got the low bid. Often, in life, you get what you pay for. Remember, if you have someone to a “cheap” job on YOUR house – you’ll be stuck with it as long as you live there!
We’ve come up with several think for you to consider when interviewing and selecting a general contractor, below is a summary to help you with your decision.
You need to know, without a doubt, that your general contractor is listening to YOU! Since it’s your home that is being built or remodeled, you need to know that this guy clearly understands what you want and what you’re trying to communicate. Don’t hesitate to talk about money, time and anything else that’s important to you. If you’re doing a remodel, you’re going to have guys tromping around in your home – are they clean, loud, dirty, etc? Tell the general contractor exactly what you want and need so that he can communicate to his crew the “rules” they need to abide by when in your home.
When the contractor is talking to you, is he understandable and easy to communicate with? He better be! Their job is not to try to convince you to do it another way, it’s to do as you wish. Yes, sometimes homeowners want things done that are structurally impossible or cost-prohibitive so sometimes he’ll need to address these sensitive issues – preferrably with tact and logic. Is this guy a stress case or too laid back – both warning signs. You want someone who is enthusiastic, positive and has the right temperament to manage a crew and be sensitive to your needs. The job of the contractor then is to explain why it cannot be done and offer an alternative that will work in a similar fashion
A good general contractor is someone who will have years of experience under their belt. There are a lot of complexities to a larger building project which simply take years of experience to acquire. Learning about every aspect of construction from basic repairs, remodels, estimating materials and labor costs, timing, scheduling of a project to designing and building high-end, luxury homes – all these things take years to get a good handle on. While most general contractors hire subcontractors, it is imperative that they understand how to do the job themselves. So you should ask them what jobs they know how to do themselves and what “hands-on” construction experience they’ve personally had. A good general contractor will be able to recognize inferior or sloppy work when he sees it and perhaps most importantly he will already have a group of top talent that he knows will do a great job for him. Cliff Joyner takes full responsibility for work thats done, handles all the subcontractor negotiations and project oversight, schedules the work and assures that every subcontractor completes their tasks on time and to the highest level of craftsmanship.
Make sure you ask for references and talk to them. If you have someone that can’t provide references you should steer clear. A true pro should have plenty of references for the type of home construction project you’re interested in. If you’re building a deck, make sure they let you talk to some folks that have had decks built by them. There are online ratings from various sites you can Google as well. The reputation any professional has, including general contractors, is directly proportionate to the quality of the work and service that they offer. The best way to find out how good their reputation is to ask previous clients about them like I just mentioned. You can also check with the local Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau as well.
When you’re talking to these references make sure you ask if their project was on time AND on budget. Did they overcharge for something? Were they prompt to return your calls? A general contractor with integrity will never over-charge a customer and will always do exactly what they say they will. They will also stand behind every aspect of the work that they oversee. That doesn’t mean that there won’t ever be a mistake made, it just means that they will work to rectify the situation quickly. In addition, they will act responsibly when it comes to keeping the work site organized and will dispose of trash properly. The subcontractors should all be respectful and experts in their trade or craft – perhaps that goes without saying?
You need to realize that unexpected things often pop up on a large building or remodeling project. Construction projects involve everything from roofing, trim, carpeting, tile, light fixtures, building materials, framing, plumbing, painting, doors and window installation – all of which involve costs, selection of materials, delivery scheduling and installation time. If there’s a big storm or if someone gets sick it can impact your project like dominones. So everyone needs to be a little flexible and be able to roll with the punches. As the home owner you need to make sure you have a few extra bucks in your bank account from some things that you didn’t take into account or you want to upgrade. If a project gets delayed due to timing, scheduling, sickness, weather, etc, your general contractor should be willing to go the extra mile to help your project stay within the time frame that you set. That may mean working extra hours, weekends and even evenings, but that’s what being flexible is all about.
Hopefully, this helps with your selection and decision process! Of course, we invite you to contact Cliff Joyner Construction if you’re thinking about building a new home or doing an addition, deck or remodel in the Monument or Black Forest area!