The Story of Burken Punt

The Story of Burken Punt

R-Value Homes is pleased to show off one of our 2023 Homes. The home dubbed "Burken Punt" features stunning detailed craftsmanship and unique custom features. You cannot help but feel the difference when standing inside an R-Value home. This West...
Can I Price My Custom Home by the Square Foot?

Can I Price My Custom Home by the Square Foot?

I need to start by qualifying these comments. The problems below are mostly unique to custom home building. Semi-custom and Production Home Builders, or “spec” builders are structured differently, and can often achieve higher accuracy with square...
How Hidden Site Costs Increase the Cost of your Home

How Hidden Site Costs Increase the Cost of your Home

An unfortunate reality is that many folks get blindsided with the actual cost of their home. We seem to think the only things that make a home costly to build are the flooring and countertop choices. In part 1 we looked at design, in this blog we’ll...
Is It Cheaper to Build a Custom Home or Remodel?

Is It Cheaper to Build a Custom Home or Remodel?

Recently I encountered an interesting study on the real cost of home ownership. I’ll look at the data below, but suffice to say I found it quite interesting, because it reminded me of the main reasons my wife Missy and I purchased our 1893 Victorian...
The R-Value Homes TBL2 process: Design and Stage 1

The R-Value Homes TBL2 process: Design and Stage 1

Every project has to start somewhere. When deciding to build a custom home, people usually begin by exploring current costs to build, land pricing, and more; then deciding if building is right for you.
Factors to Consider when Choosing a Home Builder

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Home Builder

Finding a good custom home builder is the first step in bringing your custom home dreams into reality. You’ve heard plenty of construction horror stories. Use our expertise so that you spot red flags right away and find a quality professional to...
The Inflation Reduction Act & Building Green

The Inflation Reduction Act & Building Green

Green homes often come with a prohibitive price tag, or at least that’s a perception that keeps many homeowners from considering purchasing green homes or pursuing eco-friendly home improvements. The Inflation Reduction Act is not the only...
Parade of Homes 2022

Parade of Homes 2022

R-Value Homes is pleased to promote our 2022 Parade of Homes showpiece. We cannot wait for you to take in these thoughtful features and detailed craftsmanship. You cannot help but feel the difference when standing inside an R-Value home. Nestled on...
Details Your Insulated Concrete Form Custom Home Needs in Grand Rapids

Details Your Insulated Concrete Form Custom Home Needs in Grand Rapids

You’re planning on triple pane windows; you’re deciding on solar panels; you’re scanning the market for eco-friendly appliances! Choosing to build an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) home often begins with a maze of decisions about details to include ...
Myths About Energy Efficient Homes

Myths About Energy Efficient Homes

Your phone won’t work! You’ll constantly be cold! Eco-materials are flimsy! Most things that scare a potential customer off of energy-efficient insulated concrete form homes are complete myths. If you’re interested in a custom home with reduced...