|With a 34 year history of constructing custom homes, Prete Builders, Inc. has introduced a new approach that focuses on the needs and desires of the upscale buyer. Company founders, Paul and Debbie Prete, established a Gold Key™ Program that facilitates a "team" approach where the builder, architect and realtor work together during the planning & design phase of construction.
Paul Prete explained that by bringing both the builder and architect into the decision making process early, a better fit of house and site selection can be achieved. Experienced architects and builders typically attest to incidents where a client has purchased land that is a poor fit for the style or shape of home desired. The Gold Key™ Program is designed to avoid such pitfalls.
The Program provides for interface between realtor, architect and builder before decisions are finalized regarding site selection and/or home design. So often, sites with character are not considered since “flat” sites are the norm. An interesting site due to topography and nature can lead to imaginative planning.
Prete Builders, Inc. continues to focus on custom homes with water access. Often properties on the water offer unique challenges as to house placement. Moreover, Prete Builders, Inc. and their affiliated architects seek to make the home design a visual extension of the beauty reflected along the shoreline. Bringing all the resources together in this endeavor in an orchestrated manner is what the Gold Key™ Program is all about.
Paul and Debbie Prete believe a better product and a more positive home building experience result from early communication and planning. By presenting the buyer with site options tailored to fit their design goals, it takes the guesswork out of site selection and shortens the selection timeline and construction process. It's their belief that you should show a buyer three home sites that will work rather than a dozen sites that "might" work. This is where having a professional realtor working with a like-minded architect and a specialized design-build contractor such as Prete Builders can play a key role.
By networking with area bankers, realtors, developers and architects, Prete offers a unique service to potential home builders and the opprtunity for a very personal approach to new home construction.
Site selection, if needed
Design and style
Cadre of architects and interior designers
Marriage of site and home
Attention to every detail
A REFLECTION OF YOU
Combining your good taste and style with architects and designers selected to support your personal tastes
Paul and Debbie are committed to making the Prete Builders building experience enjoyable. This means recognizing YOUR time constraints, YOUR ideas, and YOUR role in the process.
GOLD KEY™ RESOURCES:
SELECTED HOME SITES:
Several sites are presently for sale in the north shore area. Working with local professional realtors, we constantly monitor site availability. The sites are prescreened as to investment quality, physical attributes and location. The resulting GOLD KEY™ "inventory" offers you a broad selection without the large investment of your time. Moreover, these sites will be further screened prior to presentation to fit your design goals for your custom home.
Clarifying your design goals in a way that enhances site selection requires the services of a licensed architect. A host of area architects meet GOLD KEY™ criteria for experience, talent and reliability. Each one offers their own unique approach to both architectural design and style. Working from our list of affiliated firms, we can match the buyer with an architect that best fit their style, tastes, desires and ideas. You, as buyer, may want to interview two or three; However, we highly recommend this selection take place before site selection is completed.
Our recommendations in the design area are determined based on your style and taste. They are also based on pre-selection parameters of designer reliability and value. Our role in design and style spans the entire project but our knowledge of area design professionals and what they can add to the process is foremost.
Feel free to browse through our past projects in the Gold Key Home Gallery. This program can work for homes of any size and style as the whole process is customized to fit your very own needs.