Recently, a potential new client expressed his concern about Covenant Custom Homes ability to provide cost effective construction for a new home he was considering. His thinking, which was entirely logical, was that because Covenant Custom Homes is a relatively small builder we could not provide the same value as a high volume home builder might.
Well, this is a question that we are asked more than a few times a year so we decided it might be beneficial to deal with it, right here. In our area of Southern Johnson County, Overland Park and Leawood there are numerous home building companies; some are bigger and some are smaller. Covenant Custom Homes, however is one of only 16 builders in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area that are part of the Affiliated Builders Group (ABG); in fact we are one of ABG’s founding members. ABG was started 10 years ago as an effort to provided “small builders” an opportunity to purchase materials at the lowest prices. Currently, the ABG membership consists of a variety of companies including some that are the largest builders in Kansas City.
Even better, ABG now operates in 7 markets nationally. Last years combined purchases totaled more than $90 million .
The bottom line is that Covenant Custom Homes enjoys the same incredible volume pricing that any large volume builder could hope to get. In fact, there are really only a handful of builders in the metro area that buy as competitively as we do.