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The Norfolk Difference

September 3, 2020

Norfolk Homes is not your typical home builder. When we started our company in 1993, our goal was (and still is) to revitalize and enhance the character of the communities in which we build. By building houses that are reflective of regional characteristics and familiar to the people who live there, we create communities that immediately feel like home. Homeowners who build with Norfolk Homes can expect a noticeable difference in the process, the people and the products- the Norfolk Difference. But what exactly is it that makes the experience so unique?

Layouts that revolve around you

When going into business 27 years ago, we made it a priority to discover what is important to the homebuyer—and we’ve been doing it ever since. We update and roll out new floor plans often—the majority of our 23 plans are new to our repertoire and were designed in the last 18 months by two award-winning architects. In addition to expanding our two-story offerings, we’ve added several new ranch and first floor master plans.  

We’ve modernized interiors to complement what homeowners want today: oversized kitchen islands, mudrooms, walk-in pantries, master suites, flex rooms and ample storage space. With options for finished basements, sunrooms and decks, you can choose how your family gathers in your new home. We’ve also updated exterior elevations, including three new options (Traditional, Craftsman and Urban Farmhouse) to rejuvenate the curb appeal of our homes. 

An abundance of choices allow buyers to design the space to their form and function which is now more important than ever. If you need a home office, a designated space for virtual learning or more outdoor living options, the possibilities are endless. 

Quality products that are built to last

A house won’t be a home for very long if it isn’t built to last, and that’s why part of the Norfolk Difference is using top quality products. From the studs and foundation to the last coat of paint, we build with the best products available and partner with trusted vendors so that you can rest easy knowing your home will remain in excellent condition for years to come. 

Ideas that are one step ahead  

A house can be classic and timeless without being stuck in the past—homeowners can harness the power of technology to make their lives easier and their homes more efficient. Norfolk Homes come standard with the latest smart home features, including: 

  • Select energy-saving Leviton light switches and outlets
  • SkyBell smart video doorbell 
  • Honeywell Lyric T6 thermostat 
  • LiftMaster myQ garage door
  • Pre-wired panel to connect the home and external network, providing superior wireless access throughout the home 

People that set us apart

Perhaps the most noticeable difference when buying from Norfolk Homes is the people you’ll get to work with. Throughout the entire process, different industry professionals will guide you through each step to answer any questions and offer suggestions. What’s more, our employees choose to live and work in the cities where we build—making them experts with true experience. 

Each community has a new homes sales consultant, who is a  licensed realtor specializing in new construction. After working with the sales team to select your desired community, home site and floor plan, you’ll meet with our interior designer at the Design Studio in Ann Arbor to choose exterior and interior finishes for your home. Our interior designer, Riley King, has been helping new home buyers create beautiful spaces for many years, and she will ensure your home reflects your personality, taste and unique vision. 

Prior to breaking ground, buyers meet with the construction project manager. They will communicate and work closely with you and your sales consultant throughout construction to ensure you’re getting exactly what you planned. 

Norfolk Homes is dedicated to making a positive change in the lives of those we work with. We listen to what customers need and want. We’ve developed a sales and building process that keeps buyers informed and involved in every step. We don’t just develop land; we develop trust. We don’t just expand communities; we expand camaraderie. We don’t just build houses; we build futures. If you’re ready to experience the Norfolk Difference, contact us today.

It was great meeting with the two of you the other day. We had a blast picking out our options and are really excited to move forward on our home.

Byran & Rebecca