After a few failed attempts with other local contractors, we saw Hurd Builders banner at the local high school’s stadium, and decided to contact them for a free consultation. Thankfully, Melody rescued our email from her spam/junk folder, and was eager to meet with us and help design our renovation project. While we didn’t have Hurd build us a new big and fancy dream home, they did, however, freshen up our old house beyond our expectations. Our carport was transformed into a great mudroom and the new spacious 2 car garage put the finishing touches on our home. They steered us through the whole renovation process and provided guidance on financing our project through a local lender. There were no hidden charges or cost overruns like we’ve heard others experiencing with their builders. Throughout the course of the construction, Russ was onsite daily to oversee the subcontractors, resolve any problems quickly, and keep us informed of the progress and schedule. All of their subcontractors were outstanding and highly skilled professionals who took pride in their work and left the worksite clean and tidy. The husband and wife team of Russ and Melody were experienced professionals, and fun and caring individuals who exceeded our expectations. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Russ and Melody and actually miss them stopping by checking on things, and socializing with their crews. We highly recommend Hurd Builders for any and all home construction and renovation projects.
“We are pleased to add our endorsement of Hurd Builders to the many other satisfied homeowners that have utilized their services. A real benefit is that Hurd Builders is a husband-wife team, so 2 professionals are on-call to listen, create and execute throughout the building process. Moreover, each partner’s skills, experience and areas of special knowledge complements the other’s. Melody and Russ work very hard to make every project proceed smoothly and without delay to create the exact home that the client desires.”
“It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for Hurd Builders. This was our first new home construction experience, and we were looking for a custom builder that could see our vision and meet our expectations. Mel and Russ were wonderful to work with, and gave us very good advice at several decision points; many of which saved on costs and still delivered everything we wanted in design and function. I recommend them to anyone who is thinking of building their dream home.”
“We were clients of Hurd Builders and would recommend them to anyone that was looking for a well built home. This was our first time with a true custom builder. We had our guard up for what we thought would be the same bad experience we had with our previous builder. Dealing with our previous builder who stated that he was a custom builder and would build a house anyway we wanted it. First of all we never met the builder personally and when it was requested by us and others in the community to meet with him he refused instead we met with a sales representative. Every time we wanted to change or move anything we were told that they could not do this or that. We hired an independent inspector who found several building errors (to include not having the correct support beams in place) things that should have not even passed code. Should we say it was a complete nightmare?
Instead it turned out to be the most exciting and educating experience we could have ever hoped for. First of all it was awesome to be able to meet with the builders Melody and Russell Hurd. They were both very honest with us and stuck to their word. They spent a lot of thought and care into making sure we got the product that we truly wanted. They kept us informed on each stage of the project daily. They addressed our concerns immediately with no delay. We had the same Home inspector which is a retired builder himself come to inspect the house. His exact words to us were “This is rare, they don’t build homes with this type of quality anymore”. We spoke with all the subcontractors thru the building process and they all said that this is the only builder that they would have if they had to build a house because Russell and Melody care about their product. To add you could tell that these same contractors took pride in their work.”
“I can’t believe it has been just over a year since we have moved into our new home. I have been meaning to write you a note since last April and am sorry it took me so long to tell you just how pleased we are with our home. This is probably a huge understatement since the home, as the end product, is only a portion of the entire process.
When Bob and I decided to have a home built, we knew a lot of builders between us. With his contacts as a building products supplier and mine as a Realtor, you would think choosing a builder would have been an easy thing. After lots of discussion, we agreed that of all the builders we worked with, we were not impressed with any of them enough to want them to build our home. When a coworker suggested we speak with Hurd Builders, we were certainly willing to at least have a conversation.
The day the two of you met us at our home site to look at the land, get a feel for each other, and talk about our plans, we immediately knew we had found a perfect match. The working relationship we created together was such a wonderful experience that I would honestly love to build another home with you. The only problem is the home you already built for us is so lovely we would really have a tough time leaving it.
We have such a tremendous amount of respect for the two of you and the manner in which you run your business. The process was a learning experience for my husband and I, and your patience throughout is to be commended. We believe you listened to us very well from the beginning and guided us right to the end of the project. You showed us a better way to do things at times and were so willing to consider alternatives at others.
Should you ever need us to provide any type of reference for you, please be sure to let us know. As we have told you before, you are also welcome to show our home to any of your clients, or prospective clients.”
“When my wife and I were looking to move, we never thought a custom built home was in our future. After going through the same model after model home, we stumbled across a lot and house package by Hurd Builders. We called and could not believe the price was comparable to all the mass builders. The Hurd’s took the time and explained the whole building process in detail.
Mel and Russ Hurd encouraged us to be involved in the entire construction process. They met with us at their design center to review and share information. This process, in turn, gave us the confidence and knowledge of our home through the whole construction. They incorporated our lifestyle and built a house around it.
After two years we are extremely satisfied with the quality of our house. We would recommend Hurd Builders to build the home of your dreams. And in return, you will gain the friendship of two wonderful people!”
“We are very fortunate to have had Hurd builders, LLC build our home. We owned our own lot, but were clueless on the whole building process. Russ and Mel were very professional and very helpful. They took our hands and graciously walked us through the whole process. We were encouraged to be involved during the construction process. It was exciting to see our house being built on a set and strict time schedule. We were always informed of what was happening next, so we wouldn’t miss being there to take pictures. It was so nice to feel so welcomed at the construction site.
Hurd builders, LLC have a reliable, neat, and respectful group of subcontractors that take pride in their own work and it shows. They also have a wonderful helper, Jeanette, in their office. With a great team effort, wonderful communication, friendly attitudes, and a willingness to return calls in a timely manner, we always got our questions answered quickly.
Thanks to Hurd builders, LLC we have the home of our dreams and would recommend them to build your dream home. Our home fits our needs as well as our budget thanks to Russ and Mel. We truly got a two for one deal; a wonderful building experience and gained a friendship that will last forever.
“You know the proverbial horror stories — how hard it is to work with those unreliable contractors/builders, so many decisions to make when designing a home, divorce rates, etc. Now that our custom home is complete and we’re happily residing within, I cannot think of any horrifying, stressful or unpleasant memories associated with the building of the house itself. Melody and Russ Hurd were incredibly easy to work with (“user-friendly” I like to say) and made the custom home-building experience one of the best phases in our married lives. I can say with complete honesty, that if we move in the future, there is no other builder we will use … only Hurd Builders.
The unique feature about the company, Hurd Builders, is that it’s a husband and wife team. Both partners serve an indispensable role in the building process and the two personalities and talents meld together for the ideal builder-partnership. Melody Hurd has excellent organizational skills and leads the homeowner through the selection process with finesse and efficiency. Her method of helping us pick out the endless list of things: appliances, faucets, light fixtures, flooring, etc., was done in a structured way so that we ended up with our selections chosen weeks and sometimes months before the product needed to be installed. There was no last-minute rushing and stressing over selections. Complementing Melody’s attributes are Russ Hurd’s decades of building experience, excellent people skills, and high energy & enthusiasm for his profession. The two make an amazing team.
We had the unique situation that we built our home one block from our previous home and we were able to stop in almost daily and watch the process unfold from beginning to end. We were able to meet every person involved along the way and watch him/her working. The trades people, such as the custom-shelves builder, flooring people, painters, plumbers, framers, etc. were stellar in their skills and professionalism.
We recommend Hurd Builders if you wish for a smooth, orderly, satisfying home-building experience and ultimately if you desire a quality home with professional builders assisting you every step of the way. It was a joy watching our beautiful home emerge and a joy to have had the privilege to work with Russ and Melody, who we are proud to say have become our dear friends.”
“Thank you both so much for making this experience, usually a stressful one, wonderful! We have been so happy and pleasantly surprised with how smooth the process has been. You are great at what you do and great, caring, kind people to boot!”
“We were lucky to have Hurd Builders Specialty Projects help us out by building an addition on our existing home — a new master suite. One of the first differences we found in dealing with Hurd Builders Specialty Projects was their willingness to work with us in developing our vision and putting our ideas into workable plans. To put this in context, we had originally discussed our initial vision with 3 different contractors. We were frustrated when these prior contractors would provide us with rough and wildly varying estimates, which lacked even the most basic details on what their estimates were based upon on or how they planned to transfer our ideas into actual construction. In contrast, when we sat down with Melody and her staff, they helped us to draft out some rough plans, discussed their general methodology, talked about what kind of foundation and construction they suggested, showed us other projects they had on-going, and looked at our current structure and discussed issues related to construction, plumbing, and electrical. The different focus they brought to the customer and service was dramatic. They then worked with us to develop a rough draft so we could begin to see how conceptual discussions could become something tangible. At this point we were comfortable with investing in the development of actual blueprints.
Their focus on customer, process and quality continued throughout the construction. One particular concern we had at the outset was the need to make progress once the project got started. We’ve personally experienced projects that never seem to end. Mel did a great job keeping things moving and on schedule. They completed our project in less than 12 weeks from breaking ground to walk through — and we are thrilled with the final product and how well it matches our initial vision, and how well it ties into the existing structure. I think the best example of how pleased we are is reflected by the fact that we recommend Hurd Builders Specialty Projects to our friends, and will continue to do so.”
“It is hard to find contractors who live up to your expectations. We have experienced several that have not. Hurd Builders Specialty Projects, in contrast, exceeded our expectations. Melody worked with us to evaluate problems we were having with our house. She developed and executed a thoughtful, cost-effective solution.
Melody listens to and works with her clients. She brings knowledge, experience, and integrity to the job and she works with subcontractors who believe in the same high standards.
Living in a house amidst construction is never easy. Melody organized the work to minimize disruption. She and the subcontractors made every effort to get things right the first time and to adhere to schedule. The work areas were cleaned up daily. Amazingly, we didn’t have construction dust wafting through the house!
We have recommended Hurd Builders Specialty Projects to friends and look forward to working with them on future projects.”
“I engaged Hurd Builders, LLC to serve as design/build contractors for my custom home. Every step of the way Russ and Mel guided me through each process in a manner that made it easy for me to make design decisions as well as business decisions. They provided me with accurate information as well as solid advice based on their years’ of experience in the building industry. My home was constructed on time, in budget, and with exceptional attention to detail and quality. The Hurds earned my trust, and I recommend their services very highly. Factually, when I decided to finish my basement into a theater and recreation room, I contracted Mel’s company, Hurd Builders Specialty Projects to do the job. Same results.”