Reviews

Rarely will you find someone who just likes to pay more than he needs to. Our homes cost more than most any other home out there. The natural question is why do we have any clients at all?

I wish I could give you the answers, but in reality, my clients need to speak for themselves.

Below are some of the common and uncommon reasons our clients have chosen to work with R-Value Homes:

Rhonda was impressed with what we did on a previous project

Woody wanted a comfortable basement

We simplify the construction process

Lynette’s previous home burned extremely quickly, so she appreciated the 3-4 hour fire rating of the ICF walls.

Tom and Heather had spent too many years in low quality homes, it was time for something nice

Cliff and Darlene had a bad experience with a previous builder

John T. was on a fixed income, and wanted to protect himself from rising energy costs

Shorter construction schedule

James would be including utility bills in the rent, so he wanted to lower them drastically

Ryan wanted stucco walls

Their previous home was cold and drafty

John Z. wanted to begin construction in the winter

Dr. B. appreciated the significantly reduced sound transfer between rooms

Don wanted an indoor pool, and was concerned about moisture damaging wood or metal walls and roofs

Joe had been in a friend’s R-Value home and loved it

Missy wanted to ensure proper integration of ICF with the rest of the home

The low-maintenance, high durability, and natural beauty of colored concrete floors appealed to their practical side

Hi again Jake. Our experience working with you was very pleasant and we love the house.  We were there in November for a month and lost power for a couple of days.  We used a generator to run the basics but did not use it for the geothermal system.  Even with no heat the temperature in the house only went down about 2 degrees over the two day period.  It was very comfortable and we were thrilled.  
Yalanda A.
ICF homeowner
Jake was the concrete specialty contractor on my ICF home, the 2nd LEED-H Platinum house in Michigan. I worked with Jake and his R-Value crew as the least-skilled part of the contractor's (Hybrid Homes) team, and can attest to the skill and effort that they brought to the job. I have a complete slide-show of the construction process.
Steve S.
ICF homeowner
Jake and his crew did all of the concrete flat work, icf's from footings to trusses and the rough framing of our home.  Jake was a great communicator, extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, honest and fast.  He achieved everything that we agreed on before the start of the project - the work to be completed, the time frame and the price.  Jake resolved all obstacles that presented themselves in the course of the project quickly and to my satisfaction.  If I were to do it all over again I would definitely hire Jake to do every part of the project that he was interested in.
Jeff S.
ICF homeowner/self contracted
Jake has always been my go to guy when I need an experienced ICF installer. I have complete confidence that Jake will deliver when he takes on a project. The job will be done right and on time. He cares about the quality of his buildings and it's clearly evident that his experience will save the owner money but no short cuts will be taken if workmanship is sacrificed.
Paul K.
Sales Representative / Logix
I really don't think it matters nearly as much when you start building with ICFs. We started in the middle of December 2008 during some pretty heavy snow storms. We were dried in by the end of January, and that included lumber delays caused by the bankruptcy and closing of a major lumber distributor. We had three 50 degree days in a row in February and were able to shingle the roof, which was a very cut up design. I spoke with the couple earlier this week and they have yet to turn the heat on--it is still in the 70's in the house.
Josh Zito
Owner / Coastline Building
Jake, I didn't properly thank you. The driveway and stairs are spectacular. Thanks.
Cliff R.
Flatwork client
Jake, I consider the experience of building my first ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) home extremely positive. In this component of home building, literally foundational, the fundamental aspects such as: plumb, square, timely, well planned, quality, all impact not only the overall quality of the home, but the ability to build upon this figurative and physical foundation. There is no down side. Cost, home performance, efficiency, longevity and quality are top of the line. To ensure all the qualities described above are incorporated in what is actually a complex and highly technical endeavor, I would again select R-Value as the ICF contractor of choice. Bottom line, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. In the meantime I look forward to enjoying all the benefits inherent to ICF construction and its many livability advantages.
Cliff R.
ICF homeowner
We had done a 2 story addition on our house with a full basement. R-Value Homes installed ICF walls for all of the exterior walls. They also installed the basement floor, an underground root cellar, the framing for the sub floors, interior walls and roof, and the window installation. They were professional, reliable, thorough and accurate in the estimates and billing, and provided great workmanship. Working with Jake and R-Value was easy and I highly recommend him.
Dan S.
ICF homeowner/self contracted

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