Mt. Tabor Pros Ready to Talk “Dream Home” Plans at HBA Home Show
With New Year’s now in the distant past and the first day of spring coming quickly, many people are moving toward thoughts of big changes for the rest of 2017. Some of those resolutions to “build our dream home” or “add onto the house” are starting to move into the “Let’s get started,” mode. For those people we have good news: The Washington County Home Builder’s Association (HBA) Home Show is next weekend!
“We just like to meet people, answer their questions and talk with them from a very relaxed, no pressure approach” says Mt. Tabor Builder’s owner Willie Eby, who will be in booth 222. The Mt. Tabor team has been a regular participant at the wildly popular 2-day show that fills the ARCC building on the campus of Hagerstown Community College with vendors and attendees from around the Tri-State area. Approximately 6,500 people are expected to attend this year.
The best part for Willie is to talk with people who have dreams of their future home or major addition to their current home. It’s the same for Mt. Tabor’s lead designer, Royce Eby. He encourages people to bring pictures to the show that best represent their ideas. He says that with so many image resources on the internet, it is easy to find a picture of what is in your mind’s eye. This is often the first step in the process that ends with a new key to a new door on your new home.
“You should do lots of research and make some decisions,” advises Royce, speaking to those who have decided they definitely want to build. “Know some of the key things you want in your house and make a list. It might be a huge front porch or a big kitchen. A list of those priorities, along with some pictures, is the best place to start.”
While Willie and Royce really enjoy meeting with young families dreaming about their new home, they often find themselves meeting with couples in a much different stage in life. The older couples are downsizing and thinking about the latter stages of life.
“Everyone has challenges, says Willie. “With the young families, they’re having or raising children and are often moving up in their careers. The older folks have any number of challenges: from health issues to adult children with needs and just about anything you can think of. They often ask me for advice or help with making decisions and I really enjoy helping.”
No matter the stage in life or what type of dream home attendees have in mind, they can be assured that Willie and his
team have the experience to produce exactly what the homeowner wants, AND built in the right way. Since the time the company was founded in Clear Spring, MD in 2001, Mt. Tabor’s construction crews have built quality colonial, ranch, timber frame, log, and many other style homes in Hagerstown and the surrounding area.
The team has always used the same effective process for making it easy on the buyer and the building crew. That process starts with a conversation – much like those that will take place at the Home Show – discussing an idea. That idea will be fleshed out at in an initial meeting with Willie and Royce. From there, Royce will create a design that will be tweaked according to needs and best building practices. Once a contract is signed, the banking and permitting process moves forward until the physical home is underway. Mt. Tabor team members stay in regular contact with the homeowner during the construction and right up through the closing date.
The Home Show takes place Saturday, March 18th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday the 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in HCC’s ARCC building. Admission, as in years past, is just $2 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.