David Frank Builders was awesome to work with. They were very professional and thorough with the work and responded quickly to any questions or requests that I had throughout the project. I appreciate the guidance that I received from David Radford (owner/project manager) and I have a beautiful new 2-car garage.
My husband and I decided to downsize our life. David Frank Builders helped us design our current home focusing on universal design features. They were aware of current market trends and enjoyed the challenge of meeting our specific requests. They responded quickly to any comments always making suggestions and completing requests that kept future needs and our satisfaction in mind. They did a good job balancing design with cost. We would highly recommend this builder.
My husband and I live in Massachusetts. We bought land on Smith Mountain Lake in 2013 and had David Frank Homes build a custom-made house on the property. We needed someone on site during the whole process from purchasing the land, obtaining all the necessary permits, working with the architects and subcontractors, all the way to the completion of the home. David Radford guided us the whole way with unquestioned integrity. He was instrumental in helping us with all sorts of decisions both big and small -- designing floor plans, selecting cabinets and flooring, hiring and supervizing a dock builder, even the decision to use 6-inch studs for optimal insulation. David built us an amazing, solid house. The quality is excellent and, wow, what a house! Thank you, David. You are the best.
An excessively rainy summer resulted in some lost construction time on my home, but I really appreciated the fact that the builder kept me informed of the revised construction calendar throughout the process. Once the weather decided to cooperate, they were able to move ahead quickly and efficiently to complete my new home, which I love! A couple of flooring issues developed during the first year, but both the builder and their flooring supplier responded quickly to work on the problem area. Service after the sale is always a huge plus!
David did a fantastic job at working with us to understand our desires, meet our budget requirements, and follow-through with quality control. My wife and I would highly recommend David Frank Builders as your contractor.
Within minutes of meeting David Radford, I knew he was the builder I needed to make my custom home a reality. He listened attentively to what I wanted to do and was confident he could tackle a rare requirement for a private residence - building an AASHTO HL-93 rated bridge to cross a U.S. waterway. At every step of the process, David Frank Builders helped guide me and stayed true to the cost estimate of the project. I was particularly impressed with their use of Co-Construct software to keep me informed throughout the project. It was easy to respond to builder and subcontractor requests, and easy to submit my own questions and get answers. It made passing "paperwork" back and forth pretty much effortless!David and his father Frank were encouraging and helpful at every stage, and whenever we just weren't sure what to do or choose, they provided expert guidance born of decades of experience in the industry. On numerous occasions, they found innovative ways to keep the project on track and remain on budget. If you are looking for the right team to build your project, you owe it to yourself to meet with David Frank Builders!
My experience with DFB was excellent from start to finish. Almost a full year later and very pleased with my home. I was not really looking forward to the homebuilding process due to previous experiences. They completely eliminated the usual hassles. They utilize a very user-friendly and well-designed web-based software system that enables seamless two-way communication for all parts of the building project. This really did make a big difference in the project. As anyone that has done this before knows, contractors and subs, are not always the best communicators in the world. DFB are excellent communicators and that makes everything much easier and eliminates so many problems. DFB also has a desire and commitment to building quality homes. They know their product and do not shortcut their commitment to delivering that level of a home.This was an excellent experience for me and I highly recommend them if you are building a new home.
After talking to several builders in the area, including Frank Radford of David Frank builders, we selected David Frank builders to build our retirement home at Smith Mountain Lake.David Radford was always a phone call away and very responsive throughout the process. He worked closely with us from the beginning, starting with deciding on the best house placement on our challenging piece of property to having an architect make major and minor changes to our house plan and every step of the way through completion.David was easy to work with and always ready and available to talk to us when we sought his opinion and expertise. As an example, we had a set budget and he worked with us, presenting multiple options to consider to help us stay within our budget.The use of the CoConstruct software package helped throughout the build as well. We were able to see all aspects of the build, including but not limited to the schedule, specs, and selections for each phase. We were also able to communicate and document all communication throughout.David is very energy conscious and builds a superior energy-efficient home. A focus on Low E windows and insulation is key to achieve that goal. He strives to deliver a quality product, inside and out, and he has delivered that with our home.