When our daughter left for college, we decided to sell our house and began looking for a substitute. We couldn't find one that worked, so we reluctantly began to consider building on property we own in Black Forest. I say reluctantly, because we had never built before and had heard the usual horror stories about designing and building a home, cost overruns, unresponsive builders and subs, delays, and the like. In addition, we had no sense of who the good builders are. After doing some research, driving through neighborhoods, talking with owners of houses Dave designed and built, and, most importantly, meeting Dave, Debbie, Dave Jr., Mike and Trisha, we asked Dave to build our house. It was a very good decision. The horror stories notwithstanding, we never had any trouble from the time we shook hands to when we moved in. Everyone was communicative, responsive, professional, knowledgeable, proud of their work and product, good to their word, and invested in building a good home. When we had a minor dust-up with an appliance provider, Dave personally intervened to get the problem solved. We have been in the home for nine months, and we are just as happy today as we were the day we moved in. It has been a pleasure working with Dave and the company, and we recommend them without reservation.
After looking at other builders in the Colorado Springs area and finding their homes did not meet all our needs our Realtor recommended we look at Hammer Homes. We found a plan that met most of our needs and after working with Dave on the plans we ended up with a home that meets 100% of our needs. We found the entire process was stress free unlike other homes we’ve had built. Dave, Debbie, Dave Jr. and Trisha did a wonderful job working with us making sure we would have a home that we can enjoy for years to come. The quality of the home exceeds any of the last two homes we’ve had built by other builders with standard features other builders consider upgrades. We recommend anyone looking for a quality home to look at Hammer Homes.
After losing our home in the Black Forest fire in 2013, we were reeling with the onslaught of insurance reporting requirements, designing a custom home, selecting an architect, and finding a builder. We found Dave Hammer during the tour of homes, and felt a good fit immediately. Others have written about the quality of Dave’s construction; what meant the most to us was the honest compassion that he, Trisha, and Mike showed throughout the process. Dave has some truly remarkable people working for him, and they made the process of recovery much easier. Now that we are in the house and entertaining often, all of our guests praise the beauty of our home.
This was our first home build and we were living in California. After looking at other builders and their homes, we chose Northgate Estates and a Hammer home. Dave Hammer and his team (Debbie, Dave Jr. and Trisha) are a one-stop builder...from site selection to financing to construction, decor selections, walk throughs, minor change requests, up-grades, landscaping, and comprehensive communications that including immediate responses to questions or concerns. His standards are high and these requirements are passed down to his subs. The quality of our home was tested by a week of sub-zero weather (not a cold spot anywhere in the house); snow that remained on the roof (great insulation and heat retention); and, recently some severe rain with hail (no leaks and good drainage). Plus, it is nice having the Hammers as our neighbors. They are very nice and caring people.
I just want to say THANK YOU!!! You have no idea what a rotten day I've had and I just logged into co-construct and looked up my lighting budget after Rosie sent me the latest quote. I was feeling so overwhelmed with all we have going on right now and was super stressed about the lighting. Your email brought tears to my eyes. I am thrilled that all of the time I spent looking at hundreds of fixtures wasn't all for naught...and that my husband won't be frustrated with me. :) Thank you so much for your kindness. I am so grateful and thankful that we chose you and Hammer Homes as our builder. Thanks again,
To Whom It May Concern: This memo is written to provide our strongest recommendation for Hammer Homes. My wife and I had our forever/retirement home built by Hammer Homes. Our experience in all three phases: Design, construction and post-construction have been extremely positive. Our experience with Dave and Debbie in the design phase couldn’t have been better. Dave guided us through the design and cost and provided valuable insight into upgrades that were very important for us. Debbie helped with all the color and material selections. Her talent with blending tiles, grout and paint were fabulous! During the construction phase, David Hammer, Jr. was the on-site superintendent. David was extremely patient and responsive to our needs. He met with us regularly. He took the time to help walk us through and explain things…in ways we could understand. In addition, he made field recommendations and adjustments that were amazing. There were things we didn’t plan for nor even consider. We were very impressed with David’s suggestions and implemented every one of them. Today, when we reflect on the field adjustments we made (based on David’s recommendations), we couldn’t be any happier. Additionally, David provided the day-today leadership and oversight of subcontractors. David ensured all work was completed on schedule and with superb craftsmanship. Thanks to David, we were able to move into our new dream home on schedule….which reduced our stress considerably. We would recommend David as the on-site superintendent for any new home construction. During the post-construction phase, David Hammer, Jr. was equally impressive. He helped answer questions and diligently worked to address minor punch list items. One example of David’s talent is when he was able to help us to isolate a landscaping water problem. While this was not Hammer Home’s responsibility to help us with this problem…they did. David walked us through troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem and enabled us to contact the landscaper and articulate the problem…which was quickly rectified. We’ve never had a home built before…. this was our first. It was such a great experience with Hammer Homes that we would recommend for anyone considering building a new home that they choose Hammer Homes. We would be willing to show our new home any time and discuss with any new client why we chose Hammer Homes. Sincerely, Milissa & Mike
After losing our home during the Waldo Canyon fire, we were trying to decide whether to rebuild or buy. Our realtor, Bill Kemp, showed us a home being built by Dave Hammer. We immediately loved the floor plan and how well the home was being constructed. It wasn’t hard to decide to rebuild after looking at the home. Working with Dave has been great. All of the upfront planning and scheduling Dave did made the process much easier than I ever expected. He worked with us to ensure the things we wanted incorporated into our home happened and there were no financial surprises. His wife Debbie is an outstanding resource for color choices and in the end we ended up with an absolutely beautiful, well-constructed, energy efficient home. Dave takes great pride in the homes he builds and it shows in all of the details. He keeps his clients well informed throughout the process; he is responsive and has a high level of integrity. His son David is knowledgeable and instrumental in making the whole thing come together. I would highly recommend Hammer Homes to anyone looking to build a new home.
Last year we found ourselves among the 346 who lost their home in the Waldo Canyon fire. My husband and I started our builder search immediately. A mutual friend put us in touch with Dave and Debbie Hammer. We were so blessed to have met them. Dave and Debbie were compassionate and willing to accommodate all our desires. We did our due diligence and met with other local builders, but we just did not get that same comfort level. After looking at the many Hammer Homes plans, Dave assisted us in creating a new plan combining different features from each. The end product is gorgeous and just what our family needed. The build process was smooth, quick, and easy. Their standard finishes are high end and usually upgrades with other companies. Many of our neighbors chose different builders and encountered numerous delays and hiccups. We could not be happier and highly recommend Hammer Homes for your new home.
When we first met Dave and Debbie Hammer we were at a low point in our lives: the home we loved so much had just been lost in the Waldo Canyon Fire. After meeting with them we felt right away that we were in good hands. Our daughter needed special features that Dave understood, and he made sure she had what she needed to have a spectacular, special, accessible home. They were there for us through the entire process. We now have a wonderful new home, more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you Dave for always taking our calls, for being patient with us during a difficult period, and for building us a home we can make new memories in.
We lost our home in the Waldo Canyon fire. A neighbor of ours suggested we consider Hammer Custom Homes as our builder. After seeing a few of their model homes and meeting with Dave Hammer, we decided to move forward with him on a custom plan for our home. Dave made the building process so easy and was always available to answer questions and keep us updated on the construction process through both an online program and via personal communication. He’s not a one-size-fits-all builder. He was able to design a home around our needs and wants, and suggested things we had not even thought about. It was obvious to us that Dave takes pride in his work and believes his homes are a reflection of his abilities as a builder. He delivers on his promises, and does over and above what is expected. We so appreciate our beautiful home and highly recommend Hammer Custom Homes to anyone looking to build the home of their dreams. It truly has been a pleasure working with Dave and his wonderful family.
After losing our house in the Waldo Canyon Fire, June 2012, Myles and I did not hesitate to contact Dave and Debbie Hammer to build us our next home. I fell in love with the Parade of Homes 2010 winner Serenity, never dreaming that we would someday need to purchase a brand new house. Everything ran smoothly from the first moment to the end. From models to modifications to color selections to all the building steps in between, we had a fantastic, stress-free experience. They allowed us to move at our own pace in the process due to the emotional circumstances of the fire, and we were still back home before a year was up! We cannot express enough what this experience meant to us. Friends who have visited us have all commented on the outstanding workmanship and quality of our Hammer Home. I can think of only one other neighbor who had as smooth an experience in the rebuilding of our street – and they built a Hammer Home!!
You have made deadlines, returned phone calls & kept your word. I have heard only nightmare stories from my friends regarding their builders in this area. We are very fortunate to have gotten a home from you. It is well constructed, gorgeous and we are well served. Your quality gives you the competitive edge.
We are thrilled with our home and would recommend Hammer Homes to any of our friends or family. In fact, we recently had a visit from relatives who could not get over the quality craftsmanship of our home. In comparing our home’s amenities and price with others we have seen, we believe Hammer Homes provided us with a beautiful, high-quality home at a very reasonable price.
Darlene and I would like to express our sincere thanks for the wonderful job that you and Rick Lane did in the construction of our home in King’s Deer. Friends and associates warned us that construction of a custom home could be a very trying experience. Based on our experience with Hammer Homes, we have nothing but positive things to say about the custom home experience. From our very first meeting in which we sketched out a preliminary floor plan through the completion of construction, you and Rick were of enormous help in ensuring that our home would meet or exceed our expectations. We greatly appreciate your flexibility and never ending desire to satisfy our requests and the constant communication you provided throughout the construction process. We feel very strongly that Hammer Homes provides the best custom home value in Colorado Springs.
Early on in the project I met one of your happy clients who echoed my feelings exactly, ‘You couldn’t have picked two better guys in Dave and Rick to build your home.’ Alice and I looked at other homes built by other builders and met with them to discuss building a home for us and did not come away from those meetings with the same sense that we felt in our conversations with you. You have made us feel like we are the most important people and that you weren’t ‘just building a house’, but ‘our home’ and the quality shows.
When I selected a builder for my home I knew it had to be somebody that I could trust completely as I was only going to be able to be at the site 3-4 times throughout the construction phase. Dave Hammer is that builder and much more. His work provided by far the best value for the money and the entire experience of building my home was worry-free and extremely satisfying. Dave build my home like it was his own and certainly exceeded my expectations in every respect. Throughout this project I have come to not only appreciate Dave as an outstanding builder but as a person who is honorable, extremely dedicated to his clients and can be trusted 100% and we have become friends during this experience. I would recommend Dave without any hesitation to anybody who considers to build a home.
We came from out-of-town to search for a new home in Colorado Springs. We had done our homework, and spent 2 long days going thru 37 homes on the market. Our realtor suggested a serious look at Dave Hammer’s new Cottage Collection. Even though still under construction, we fell in love with the floor plan, the quality of construction, and every detail built into the home. We’ve lived all over the country, and Hammer Homes has built the ideal home for our lifestyle. Thanks!
We had spent the day looking at homes from other builders when we stumbled across Dave’s model. The quality of the house was apparent, but the floor plans did not work for us. Dave presented us with a new design and let us adjust the room layout to meet our needs. We picked the finishes a few days later and went home to Pennsylvania. We decided to treat the process as a “reveal” and did not see any pictures after the foundation was laid. It was nerve-racking to not see the progress, but it was an amazing reveal after closing. Dave was communicative, responsive, and understanding throughout. We could not be happier with our decision.