In every first-time endeavor—whether it’s having a baby, adopting a puppy, or buying a new home—it can be pretty comforting to hear from those who have traveled the path before you. And actually enjoyed the journey.
Amy Menges and her husband, David, are two of those happy trailblazers. They closed on their new home on July 11, eight days before Stepping Stone’s grand opening. They’d been looking casually at homes for a couple of years, but nothing felt quite right. Until they saw Stepping Stone’s model homes.
“We were amazed at how it checked off everything on our list,” says Amy. “The layout and finishes were beautiful, it had a contemporary feel. And the location was great.”
The Mengeses had lived in Littleton for 30 years, but with their kids grown up they were ready for a change. Main floor living. Contemporary, clean styling. And Parker’s unique vibe, which they fell in love with. “There’s a small town feel here,” Amy says. “It’s fun. They have a great farmers market, summer festivals, an arts center. But in 10 minutes I can be at Park Meadows mall. It’s quick to get anywhere.”
While they are no newbies at home ownership, this was the first time they bought a brand-new home. They first met with Community Representatives Shelby and Judy, whom Amy describes as “not at all ‘sales-pitchy.’ They were open, honest, and you could tell they were really there to help.” The home they bought (model 5001) already had a foundation, so the process went pretty quickly. And efficiently, too, starting with the design phase. At an introductory meeting, they got an overview of the process and the range of choices. They then met a few times with Shea’s designer, Mindee, who Amy says was “excellent. She made it a fun, collaborative effort. Not overwhelming at all.”
Staying on schedule can be a challenge with some builders, but this wasn’t Amy’s experience. “They did a great job of keeping everything on track,” says Amy. “Alan [their Construction Superintendent] is our hero. He bent over backwards to answer all our questions promptly and to make sure we were satisfied with everything.”
She also feels confident in the finished product, because everything was delivered just as expected and Shea offers a solid warranty program that includes visits from a CustomerCare Representative at 1, 5, and 11 months after closing.
Now that they’ve settled into their new home and community, The Mengeses are delighted. David has a shorter drive to his IT job in Parker and Amy works at home in desktop publishing. They enjoyed time at the Lantern House pool, and fall is proving a beautiful time to explore Parker’s many trails. “This has been an incredibly awesome experience,” says Amy. “Every single person in this process has been friendly and professional. And they make you feel as if you’re their only client.”