When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that people will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our parents did for us."
- John Ruskin
In 1982 Dan Armor started Home Tech in Malibu, CA with a passion to make the construction industry a better place - making the building experience something to cherish instead of regret. To create something from nothing with integrity and skill and be proud to have been a part. Now in Virginia since 1991, Dan resides in Sperryville with his wife Michelle and their 10 children (3 in college not shown).
THE HOME TECH PHILOSOPHY-
UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER
Dan Armor established Home Tech with the idea of bringing together time-tested construction techniques and the latest technological advances for the home. Then he added one more dimension, the ability to listen to the needs and understand the desires of the customer. The result has been quality, state of the art homes, but most importantly according to Dan,
"I have always developed a very successful working relationship with every customer for whom I have built a home."
Dan attributes these relationships to the fact that he carefully explores the needs and expectations of the client and dedicates his organization to exceeding those expectations.
Communication is the centerpiece of the success of Home Tech.
"When all the parties are clear on the final product, the rest is easy. The key is to find and use the best sub-contractors in their respective trades and suppliers who know their product. Our team then communicates your vision for your dream home."
While building for a client, Home Tech provides the latest in product information, and also provides the current cost data necessary to keep the customer knowledgeable of exactly where they stand. This helps to keep the project on budget and gives the owner the information necessary to make decisions, ultimately providing the finest custom home with the highest value.
Building a custom home is an evolutionary process. As it evolves, Home Tech strives to add value to the construction process by being flexible and creative, in order to accommodate the wishes and desires of the owner. Periodic meetings are scheduled with the owner and architect to make certain the original vision of project is being followed.
From Dan's viewpoint, the ultimate measure of the success of a project is that the following questions can be answered with an unequivocal yes:
Dan says, "ABSOLUTELY YES!"
Did the clients get everything they expected? Did they enjoy the whole experience? And, can they say, as clients Bruce and Kathy Allison said: "Dan came to us a builder and left a good friend"