[Video] Custom Home Builder Review: From a Bubble Sketch to Reality

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Kevin Estes

Custom home in Sequim, WA

When the Torgesens decided to build a custom home in Sequim, WA to downsize from their larger home they knew exactly what they wanted… kind of. Like many of our customers when they first come to us, the Torgesens could clearly envision some aspects of their new home while other design elements were a little less clear. By working directly with our architect and team they were able to start with something as simple as a bubble sketch and turn it into their dream home.

See what they had to say about their experience with Estes Builders.

Like many of our customers, building a custom home was all new for the Torgesens.

“I had no idea what we were getting into,” said Mrs. Torgesen, who admits she didn’t understand a lot of the building process at first. “We literally started with a blank piece of paper.” Mr. Torgesen agrees, saying, “On the second day we were there we just drew circles where we wanted rooms.” From these simple beginnings, the Torgesens worked with our team until they had a fully realized vision.

The Torgesens had several things on their wish list, like solid wood windows, that the team worked with them to incorporate into the final design. The team even researched and found a specific garage door that the Torgesens saw in another state.

Once construction began the Torgesens found that every problem, question and request was handled promptly, sometimes even on the same day. “Every time we had a question you responded, and very quickly too,” said Mrs. Torgesen of working with the Estes Builders team.

On behalf of the entire Estes Builders team, we’d like to thank the Torgesens for the honor of building your new dream home.

Are you ready for a new chapter? Contact us to find out more about how to schedule your own free Project Analysis.

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The design has turned out to fit our lifestyle just right.


The plans were drawn better in one week than another designer/builder did in two months.


From the start of this process to the completion, it has been fun.


Our sketches and ideas were translated into a viable floor plan, and adapted perfectly to the slope of the lot


Your in-house design team made it a snap with their knowledge and expertise


Estes took care of things that we didn't even think of.


We have a “showplace” home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Honesty, integrity and genuine interest to listen.


Our home was completed on time with no surprises.


Each of our concerns was yours too. Once again Thank You for this endless consideration


My mother in Ohio loves checking up on our home via the website! What a good idea!


We have a "showplace" home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Exceptional choice, quality, delivery, service and value describe our experience with Estes Builders


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259003 Hwy 101
Sequim, WA 98382




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