How many years have you been in business?
Our family has been in the business for four generations. 100 years this year! A. DeRose and Sons, LLC has been building homes in the Williamsburg area since 2001.
May we see a few of the homes you have built?
We are always happy to provide a list of names and numbers of every client we have built for in this area. Many will welcome you into their homes even on a short notice.
Where do you build?
We build homes all over Virginia, including Williamsburg, The Middle Peninsula, The Chesapeake Bay Area, Carter’s Creek, Northern Neck, Virginia Beach, Richmond, York and Middlesex counties.
How many homes will you have under construction at one time?
As a smaller custom home builder, we will only have a select few homes under construction at one time.
How many supervisors do you have to oversee your homes under construction?
We do not use supervisors. Anthony, Mary Beth and Gerald DeRose visit every home under construction each day.
How easy is it to reach you by phone? And, when could I expect to hear back from you if I have to leave a message?
All of our clients have our home/office number as well as our cell numbers. We will always try to answer all calls, even if we are unable to speak for long. If you have to leave a message we will reply the same day.
Do you use the same sub-contractors consistently?
Yes. Many of our sub-contractors have been working with us from our start in Williamsburg. This makes the process much smoother as they know what we expect in craftsmanship.
Do you have stock plans we are encouraged to choose from?
No. We have a wonderful architect we can recommend, with whom you may choose any plan you like and customize it to meet your specific needs, creating a home you love.
Does anyone provide guidance during the design and entire selection process?
Mary Beth DeRose is available to guide our clients throughout the process from meeting with the architect, to picking out cabinets, granite, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc. She strives to achieve the highest quality results for a home’s design, while remaining mindful of the client’s budget.
How long does it usually take to build the home after breaking ground?
We allow ourselves one year in our contract; however, we frequently finish our homes within 9 to 10 months.
Do I have to be present at any point during construction?
We encourage our clients to be on site during the building process. We ask our clients to be present at three specific points…during the kitchen design and selections, the framing, and at trim.
What are the standard ceiling heights throughout the home?
We assume 9′ ceilings through the entire home.
What type of and how many heating and a/c systems do you typically use? What are their efficiency ratings?
We use high efficiency heat and air conditioning systems, minimum of 2 zones.
Are punch-list items completed in a timely manner?
Most punch list items are taken care of prior to our clients moving in to their home. We have a very dedicated staff and are very quick to respond to any items that may come up over time.