“We have been in our new house for a year now. It’s the SECOND HOUSE John Herder Building has built for us. We have found John to be the most professional and easiest builder to work with of any that we have known over the last 45 years. He personally worked with us through the entire process from redoing the plans until they were exactly right to helping us with decisions about where to put electrical outlets. He never allowed us to make a foolish decision and often had suggestions to improve on ones that we had made.
The other half of the team, Paulette Herder, helped with all the design decisions from kitchen hardware to paint colors. We are happy with all of them. John used a synthetic stucco that is infused with the house color which means we don’t have to paint the outside for many years. We have a commercial roof, a whole house exhaust fan, zoned HVAC, and excellent insulation which all make for a very energy efficient house. The furnace never was on all of last winter. John has a number of very skilled crews who accomplish the various stages of building. They were all above reproach and artists at their jobs.
During the building of the house my husband had a serious health crisis. John and his crews worked overtime to see that we were in the new house before my husband’s surgery. We are proud to say the John and Paulette are not only the best builders in Tucson but also our friends. We would recommend John Herder Building without reservation to anyone who asks.”
“When looking to build our 4th and final home in Tucson, AZ, John Herder Building got the most recommendations for real quality, attention to details, good listener, having the knowledge and experience to solve problems and deliver everything we wanted in our custom home. Real quality is always cheaper in the long run. That's John Herder's specialty. Our expectations were far exceeded by everyone in the John Herder Building team."
“John Herder is one of the best buiders I know and I would highly recommend him. He built our custom home and was extremely particular about every phase and held his sub contractors to the max quality standards. He is very easy to work with and tries to accommidate all our needs. I feel confident that our home was built to A+++ standards.”
"We are so fortunate to have had our dream home built by the AMAZING Herder Building Company. Our experience has been ALL POSITIVE while we have been allowed to CREATE + choose all the key aspects of our home. Not only does Herder Building use ONLY BEST QUALITY products, they also insist on the BEST processes + standards. If you are wanting to build your DREAM home, you should look no further. There will be very little EXTRA costs that one normally sees with upgrades here as the majority of choices have already been upgraded per the HERDER quality of products. We immensely enjoyed meeting & working with John + Paulette Herder.
This is the fourth brand new home for us in the past 18 years and by far the most EXCELLENT product of all of them!!!"
"John Herder built our first house in 1997. It was our first experience in building a home from the ground up. We are from Alaska so were unfamiliar with stucco houses and the Southwest style of building. Our lot was unusual, situated near a wash, with a magnificent view of the Mountains in the Foothills of Tucson Mountain Park. We lived in this wonderful house for nine happy years.
In 2006 John built a larger home for us, OUR SECOND HERDER HOME...We have a large kitchen, dining and living area in this grand house and best of all guest quarters that are attached to the house with its own separate entrance. It's heavenly for everyone!
The building process for both of these homes couldn't have been better.John has subcontractors that he's used for decades, they're all creative, amiable, trustworthy and hard working craftspeople which results in exceptional homes with John guiding the whole process.
John's wife, Paulette is an important part of the whole process too, she has a creative eye for interior design which manifests itself in interiors that reflect the wishes of the homeowner. You should see my kitchen!!
In addition to two homes that were built by the Herders, they are my friends, I am a huge advocate for them!"
"We've been watching John Herder’s builds since 1999. But it was not until we started our build in 2010 that we came to fully realize John’s attention to detail from the blueprints, to staking out the foundation on the lot to take full advantage of the space and the views, to ensuring that the framing was perfect and even suggesting we adjust certain aspects to contain costs or improve the look, to varying the roof line to make the exterior more appealing, to setting the porch height to provide shade without interfering with the mountain view, to making sure we had the lighting where we would need it (like where exactly are you going to place the dining room table?), to recommending special insulation, to suggesting roof windows rather than skylights, etc , etc. These construction details effectively disappear once the house is completed. What one does notice however are some of the finishing touches that set John and Paulette apart. If we could find a picture of it John could build it. Or if we were after some specific look, Paulette could create it. What we ended up with is a work of art that we can live within and we had fun doing it.
In pursuit of low lifetime environmental impact John incorporated a roof water harvesting system, grey water collection, solar power generation, upgraded insulation and LED lighting that has resulted in a net zero energy home.
On the outside John listened to our desire for a seamless transition from our yard to the desert. He took charge of the landscaping and we have had many compliments on our ‘desertscape’."
John Herder Building constructs outstanding semi-custom homes. John and Paulette make an excellent team and work together from the initial planning through completion of construction. They are bright, creative people who listen and respond to clients. The outcome is an amazing home on time at the cost you expect. The construction is of high quality and the finishes are outstanding; they even assist with interior design to complement the character of your home, if desired. Herder Building stands behind their work even after the warranty period. Great people and a great home
Before we signed the contract to build our home we heard excellent reports from numerous individuals and not a single one had anything negative to say about John, his company, or their homes. John and his wife, Paulette, were very helpful in the planning phase of the project, which took about a month. The construction contract was well written and complete.
We have built three homes over the years, By far, this was the most trouble-free project. John was on top of everything at all times. When we had questions, he always seemed to be a step ahead and consistently made decisions in a professional and quality-conscious manner. We wanted to be around while the house was built, but knowing what we know now, we would not hesitate to have John build a home in our absence. Several of the Herder homeowners we talked to said they had their house built before they moved to Tucson. We can now see how that could be done, with confidence that the “right thing” would be done at each decision point. As an additional plus, John is a really nice guy!
We have been in the house for 2.5 years and everything seems to be great. We have no complaints whatsoever!”
John Herder built us a home while we were at our summer home in WA. Before departing Tucson in April his wife, Paulette, helped us in picking out colors, flooring, counter tops, cabinets and other design features. Returning to Tucson in November, we took possession of our new home. It is all and more than we expected. The finish work, attention to detail and followup with items has been phenomenal. We are extremely pleased with the house and it's features.
We would recommend John Herder to anyone looking to build a home.
My husband and I stumbled into the area when we were looking to relocate to Tucson 2 years ago. We had bought a new construction from a mass builder 20+ years ago so we had some knowledge on new constructions. But talk about the quality.....
John had explained details of what to expect and his philosophy of building with new technology. We were pretty impressed with him and his foresight. I have saved a lot of money on heating during the winter months. The quality of the construction is excellent. Even my relative who is in plumbing business was so impressive and amazed on the details of the tiles, cabinets, bathroom......
Needless to say, we are very happy with John Herder Building. From my interaction with other home owners in the area, some had bought more than one house from them. If I ever need to build another one, I will certainly hire them again. Great Job!
Our home is SO much nicer than we ever expected. In addition to the obvious, we keep finding little extra touches that please us even more.
John and Paulette Herder were great to work with over the last year. They helped us find a building lot, decide on a model, and John walked the site with us to situate the house before any construction actually started. Although we started with a standard model John was happy to do any modifications we asked for and everything turned out great.
Paulette helped us every step of the way with selection of tile, hardware, appliances, window treatments, etc. and she was a joy to work with. Even their after-sale support has been excellent.
The work crews and sub-contractors for John Herder Building were all personable and happy to explain what they were doing and why. The tile work inside and the masonry work on the exterior can only be described as works of art.
Even their after-sale support has been excellent. Overall we are 100% satisfied with our choice of builder! We love our Herder House!
We won't be the least expensive builder you will find but rather the best quality built home you will find.
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