Testimonials

We were so pleased with Jim of Advanced Homebuilders and the job he did on the remodel of our bike shop that we hired him to do our master bath remodel and he completed both in 2011.
Both projects came in within budget and within the time frame allotted.
We would definitely recommend Jim Whitlock for your remodel or new construction projects.

Moore, Stan and Carina

Medford, Oregon

Jim built our custom home in 2001. He was so easy to work with and really listened to our ideas. We love our home more today than the day we moved in because it is holding up so well. Easy care, easy maintenance...and all because Jim is so conscientious about what is good and long lasting in the building of a home. We are still so pleased; if we ever decide to build again there is only one builder we would consider--Jim Whitlock.

Dean and Virginia Burke

Central Point

When Jeni and I decided to build our new home we wanted to be involved with all phases of the project. Our goals were to perform some of the work ourselves in order to save money and also to learn more about the building process to assist us if and when we built another home. We interviewed several builders to discuss the concept of an owner assisted build. While most builders were not interested in this concept, Jim was willing to work with us.

In order for this type of arrangement to be successful, we had to work closely with Jim to know what projects we could undertake and when they would have to be completed to keep the project on time. There are many small- to medium-sized projects that the homeowner can perform to reduce the overall cost of building a new home. We took on as many projects as possible because we wanted to get the most house possible for our money. Jim assisted us onsite and over the phone with all of our questions and concerns. We could rely on Jim to be there when we needed him, but at the same time to give us the space to be as involved as we want to be.

Another benefit with this type of arrangement is purchasing materials and negotiating with subcontractors. Most builders will mark up materials and subcontractors. Since our cost with Jim was fixed we had a better idea of what our construction costs really were. We paid for all of the materials and subcontractors direct; however, I believe Jim saved us a substantial amount of money helping us negotiate material costs and subcontractors. In one instance Jim was able to save us over $10,000 using a sub he had negotiated a better price with for the same work and materials. While some builders may have profited from that, those savings passed through to us.

We ended up with a beautiful home that was finished on budget. Jim's knowledge, advice and years of experience building in the Rogue Valley helped us achieve our goals. We can't thank him enough for his hard work on this project. It wouldn't have been possible otherwise.

Brian and Jeni Hall

East Medford

We were very impressed with Advanced Homebuilders' professionalism and ability to manage costs. Our house is beautiful and well built. Jim and Carmen had lots of creative ideas to fulfill our "house" dreams all the while helping us fulfill our "budget" dreams. Thanks Advanced Homebuilders!

Lori Bell

Jacksonville

I would highly recommend Jim Whitlock of Advanced Homebuilders, Inc. as a contractor. My husband and I worked with him and his wife on our home in Jacksonville and it was a very pleasant, low-stress experience. Both Jim and Carmen always made sure to keep our own vision and also our budget in mind. Not all contractors will do that.

Valerie Atto

Jacksonville