Iowa’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Stonegate Custom Homes

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Stonegate Custom Homes is an award winner for home contractors in 2019.

If you are looking for a full-service custom home builder, look no further than this award-winning company!

Stonegate Custom Homes has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five home contractors in Iowa!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We couldn’t be happier with our new home and the process of building it with Stonegate Custom Homes. Brian was great to work with, and he was very responsive, available, and transparent the entire way through. Whenever we had questions, Brian always took the time to explain whatever it was so that we were fully aware of what we were getting. When we sold our current home faster than expected, Brian was very accommodating and was able to meet the quicker deadline, saving us a lot of trouble of otherwise having to move twice. Overall, we’re happy with the experience, and if we had to do it all over, we’d absolutely choose Stonegate again!” – E.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Stonegate Custom Homes is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contracting Company

We were excited to learn all about Stonegate Custom Homes and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Brian Ophoff, who has owned the company since 2005 and has been in the building industry since 1989.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Stonegate Custom Homes stand apart from its competitors. Brian told us:

“I value price, product, and service. When putting all three together, you are able to provide the highest value. We personally sit with each customer, help them design their perfect home, price it to fit their budget, and conduct all construction management, ordering, and quality control activities. I keep in close contact with our customers every step of the way to ensure the utmost quality and satisfaction.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Stonegate Custom Homes has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Brian how they have managed to grow their business and get such incredible online reviews. Brian told us:

“If you do a good job, clients don’t mind leaving a review.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Stonegate Custom Homes has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, by having an excellent website, and by utilizing a third-party marketing company that helps keep them on the first page of Google.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Stonegate Custom Homes has managed to. We asked if Brian could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Start with customer service. Provide the very best you can. Establish realistic expectations and work really hard to exceed them. I check up on my clients constantly to make sure they’re happy and ask for reviews/feedback.”

Brian concluded our chat with this special shout-out:

“Special shout out to Roger Gerstad. Thank you for allowing me to shadow you to gain the tools I needed to build a firm foundation.”

Congratulations to Stonegate Custom Homes for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Brian for taking the time to speak with us!

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