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Thursday, January 22, 2015


Mike Brown Construction LLC

Yesterday I signed off on a Construction Contract with Mike Brown Construction LLC for the 3142 Parkview house, officially bringing Mike Brown and Richard Brown on board as the builder for the first Starter Home 2.0 project. I first met with Mike Brown Construction in October and one of the things that stood out to me was that rather than just bidding the drawings that I gave them like other builders did, they questioned different aspects of the design and offered up suggestions to reduce unnecessary costs and provide a superior end product to what was originally shown. There were some recommendations that I decided against, but many of them have since been incorporated into my drawings, like revising the HVAC ductwork and exterior wall framing in a way that allows me to switch from open web floor joists to 2 x 12 floor joists. The company also has a great reputation in the community that dates over 30+ years. Everyone from the lenders I talked, to other builders, to past clients, have had nothing but good things to say about Mike Brown Construction LLC and I look forward to working with them over the next several months on this project.

(Above) Not the Starter Home 2.0