"Finally, we found a Builder who cared to learn how we live in our home, who listened to our ideas, who didn't make us feel stupid and who we truly felt wanted what we wanted."
You and your family deserve the new home of your dreams - and you deserve a Homebuilder who appreciates you, respects you and understands the importance of where your family lives. You deserve a Design/Build Team that works for YOU. Hickory Homes is exactly that Homebuilder.
Don't be afraid to start and don't give up on your new home dreams - our Team of Hicks is here to help.
Our goal at Hickory Homes is to create such a fun, exciting and enjoyable design/build experience for you and your family that you're actually a little sad and bored once your new home is completed.
Building a new home will consume your life for the better part of a year - so please please please choose your Builder wisely. Hickory Homes is here; ready, willing, able and excited to guide you through every step of the way - let's get started TODAY!
Step #1 – From DREAM to DECISION
So much to learn about building a new home – we make gathering the information you need easy, fun and pressure-free. We’ll walk you through the entire build process and answer any questions you may have. Click on the Explore Hickory link above and schedule a casual no-BS non-salesy conversation via phone, Zoom or an in-person meeting.
Step #2 – DESIGN Your New Home
If building a new home with Hickory Homes is the right option for you and your family you’ll be in good hands. We’ll guide you through every step along the way including helping you find the right lot, personalizing your home plan, finalizing your budget and the most exciting part – reserving your dig date.
Step #3 – BUILD Your Dream
When sawdust starts flying all your new home dreams start coming together. Your entire family will get to watch as your new home takes shape more and more each week right before your very own eyes.
Take your first step today and soon it will be time to pop open the champagne and Love Where YOU Live. The memories your family will make in your beautiful brand-new home will last a lifetime. Don't wait any longer.
We help Clients design and build their new homes throughout most of St. Croix and Pierce counties of western Wisconsin. Our Build Zone is about a 25-mile radius around our homebase of Hudson while staying on the “God’s Country” side of the St. Croix River. We're on our projects pretty much every day during construction so a larger build zone would take away from that level of attention.
In St. Croix County we build in the Cities and Villages of Hudson, New Richmond, River Falls, Baldwin, Hammond, North Hudson, Roberts and Somerset as well as the surrounding Townships of Baldwin, Eau Galle, Erin Prairie, Hammond, Hudson, Kinnickinnic, Pleasant Valley, Richmond, Rush River, St. Joseph, Troy and Warren.
In Pierce County we build in the Cities and Villages of River Falls, Prescott and Ellsworth as well as the surrounding Townships of Clifton, El Paso, Ellsworth, Gilman, Martel, Oak Grove, River Falls and Trimbelle.
If you have a lot or land or if you're currently looking for a homesite and would like to build in one of these areas please click the link below and drop us a quick note. We've been doing this a long time and we know the area really well - let us help you get started on your new home journey today.
Most Builder will tell you it takes between four and five months to build a home – and that’s not lying. However, there’s a “the rest of the story” lurking behind the scenes that you to need to know. Here’s a timeline overview of how the entire build process typically works.
Months 1 and 2 - Phase I – EXPLORATION & SELECTING A BUILDER
Initial meetings, home plan selection, lot/land selection, personalize design, options and upgrades, reserving a dig date and finalize the build costs and budget. This is a fun kickoff to a fun project – the faster we can get through this phase the quicker Phase II can start but remember, patience is a virtue.
Months 3 and 4 - Phase II – DESIGN & PRE-CONSTRUCTION
Finalize construction drawings with your personalized designs, options & upgrades, purchase the lot/land, secure construction financing, complete mortgage approvals and navigate the permitting process – in some cases that can be up to 7 or 8 different permits needed before we can start construction.
Months 5 thru 9 - Phase III – BUILD
DIG DAY is here and this is where the real fun begins as every week your vision becomes an actual home more and more. Our typical build cycles are around five months – maybe a bit longer during winter builds but on average five months is a good rule of thumb.
So, as you can see when a Builder says four or five months they’re leaving out a huge and important part of the story - which impacts YOUR story. The effort before we break ground takes almost as much time as the build cycle. Many Builders will hurry you through Phase I and that’s how you get huge cost overruns, non-stop surprises and infuriating miscommunication issues. Take your time and choose your Builder wisely.
We have a simple goal here at Hickory Homes – to design great homes, to build great homes and to get hugs and high-fives from our Clients at closing. And, for 10 years we did exactly that; creating raving fans one new home at a time.
Then this pesky little pandemic hit the world and it took our Team of Hicks about 18 months to figure out what the hell was going on. It was horrible for us and for pretty much every Homebuilder in the US. We worked around the clock to reinvent and improve every single process within our company - with a single obsession in mind.....our Client’s experience.
Finally, in the latter part of 2021 we got our sea legs back underneath us. We're still navigating this thing called the “new normal” but we're very proud that our customer satisfaction scores are once again climbing the charts. We love what we do for a living and we'll keep working incredibly hard to provide an awesome homebuilding experience for our Clients; their story is our story – their journey is our journey – so their experience is all that matters.
If you’re thinking of building a new home – choose your Builder wisely. “It’s not the measure of a company if they stumble – but in how they get up to fight another day.” We want to be your Builder – we believe you deserve to Love Where YOU Live!
"Every time my Mom and Dad leave from visiting me now my Dad always says 'Love your house' as he steps off the front porch. He never used to say that until he watched Hickory build this home for me as he thinks you guys did it right. I know he was a pain for your Crews but thank you for your help with the near-impossible to achieve approval from my Dad."
Carol in Hudson
"We went with a different Builder as your schedule was already full and I didn't want to wait to get started. We had a horrible experience with the Builder we opted for, their fit and finish is disgraceful and we literally hate our new home now....a fact that my wife reminds me of pretty much daily. We, or I should say I, won't make the same mistake next time."
Abby & Tony in New Richmond.
"For the last several years our youngest daughter couldn't wait to go off to college far far away which made me cry inside every time. But, once we moved into our new home she decided to go to UWRF and even live at home. Hooray! I think she likes having a beautifully finished basement all to herself - and a fully stocked kitchen doesn't hurt either. Thank you Hickory Homes."
Nicole and Anthony in River Falls
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