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After getting your custom estimate from us and then securing the funds, the fun part of the process begins: the building. We aren’t exaggerating when we say we believe building homes is fun. When thinking about how we start with a conversation, move to the planning phase, see the product from the ground up, and then hand over the keys to the homeowner, it gives us a sense of purpose in what we do. However we know the home building process is daunting for many, especially when it gets to the log...
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While a homeowner to be may get bogged down on the pitch of their roof, the best orientation for windows, or the perfect shade of stain for their new stairs, often, financing is the bigger concern and frustration for many. Rarely do we have a family who is ready to pay for their home entirely out of pocket and even those families consider loans for other reasons and purposes. When building with Gerard Construction, you reap the benefits of decades of experience in finance in addition to the y...
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Everything about your experience with Gerard Construction should be custom, from the architectural plans to our interactions and even to the costs you incur. If the details and plans you are making for your new home are unique to you, then the investment you make will be unique to you as well.
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You are imaging the space you will one day live in, your new home. You have a good idea of the lot you want to build on, you have secured your financing, and you are just itching to open the front door and start working on the build itself. In your mind, you turn the knob and what you see next will depend greatly on your floor plan. In fact, before you even get to swing that door open, your floor plan will determine where the door, windows, and walkway are placed. Our team at Gerard Construction...
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Gerard Construction has experience in every component of the home building process and financing is no exception to that. In fact, our team is uniquely poised to walk alongside our customers through the process of researching and securing financing for their new custom build home. Michael Patranella spent over 24 years in banking in the Brazos Valley before founding Gerard Construction. Those years of experience help the team at Gerard to understand the three facets of financing, the constru...
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When we talk about building, we aren’t only referring to building homes. We also mean building a community. Gerard Construction is steadfast in helping people create homes in the Brazos Valley. While we love remodels and renovations, especially in giving old homes new life, building homes from the ground up and the relationship that creates between a homeowner and our team, is something we are passionate about.
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Building, fixing, repairing, and renovating is part of who we are at Gerard Construction. We love the excitement of a new project whether it’s helping a new client find land before starting on the perfect architectural drawings or gutting an existing home for an expansion of much needed space. We also love to hear about our friends and community rolling their sleeves up and getting involved in a few do-it-yourself projects. After all, who knows if you or your child that is helping you might not...
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Silver linings can be found anywhere, even in circumstances like our current ones. Seeing more families spending time, together, outdoors is one of the byproducts of our stay at home orders that put a smile on our faces. We build homes for families with the hope that good memories will take place within and outside of the foundation we lay and the walls we raise. With the increase in time outdoors, many homeowners are looking to find a spot or two for improvement. As long as you are improving th...
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Throughout Texas, it seems we have a fair amount of storms and weather systems that can impact our homes. This is particularly true in the spring, however. Whether rain, hail, or heavy wind, there are a number of ways to protect your family and your home during these times.
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Spring in Texas has a number of reasons for spending time outside. The evenings feel a little longer with the time change, the temperature tends to linger in a comfortable range, and friends and family are ready to come over for crawfish, grilling, or a full barbecue. To make the most of this outdoor time, your patio, porch, and lawn may need a little bit of an overhaul and Gerard Construction can help provide the touch ups you need.
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