Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Stark Homes to build my new home?
We take pride in the work that we do and guarantee that you be left with a high quality home and a positive experience from working with us. Stark Homes is built on a basis of honesty, integrity, and a true passion for the process of building a custom home. Trust is the most important aspect of building for clients and our goal is to create an environment from day one that is both transparent and purposeful for both the client and the builder. You can read more about your home coverage here.
Do you do home renovations?
Stark Homes is primarily a new home construction builder. While we do both reno work and commercial work, 90% of the work we do is in new home construction.
What services do you provide?
We are part of every facet of the project from the excavation, the framing, the finishing, to the interior design.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes, we do. If you are interested in a consultation, please visit our contact page and phone us or send us an email.
What areas do you service?
Stark Homes proudly services Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley.
Can I be involved in the building and design process?
You are an integral part of a custom home build. Your input and feedback are equally as important as the builders. From the initial floor layout to the selection of countertops, your involvement is important and necessary on a regular basis.
How long can I expect my project to take?
Every project is different and each has its own timeline. We will take careful consideration during the planning process to ensure that we set a timeline for your build that is realistic. For more information about our process, continue reading at The Keys to an Exceptional Home Build.
How do you ensure that projects stay on budget?
Once a draftsman has been chosen and drawings are complete, we send the finished product off to trusted trades and suppliers to give accurate quotes and create a working budget for the project. From this point we can fix the price to approximately 70% of the project. The other 30% is given as allowance for in the budget.
We use a budget allowance based on historical trends to create a budget comfortable for both the client and the builder to work together. This prevents any surprises for either party during the building process.
What if I already have plans and I just need a builder?
We can accommodate whatever your home building needs are. However, our speciality is in building beautiful custom homes from start to finish.
What styles of homes can you build?
Our most recent projects are a mix of Craftsman, Prairie and Contemporary styles. However, as a true custom home builder, Stark Homes can accommodate any build style.
Can you build homes that are eco-friendly?
Absolutely. When building custom homes, eco-friendly building practices can be taken into account from the start. Anything in your home from your floors and windows, to your finishes and appliances can be eco-friendly and energy efficient. For more information about how we build eco-friendly homes, read Sustainable Building Practices for an Eco-Friendly Home.