Why Choose Wardcraft Homes

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Over 5,800 homes Built in 48 Years
As a second-generation family-owned & operated business, we have been honing our skills at building custom homes our whole lives. Our philosophy is centered around building the highest quality while keeping costs affordable. Having built over 5,800 homes over 48 years, we know what works. Starting from the ground up, we design with the highest levels of energy efficiency that meet or exceed building requirements in the strictest climate zone in all the areas we build in. This ensures each and every customer receives the best value available for long-term durability and energy consumption. We show you our construction details, what is behind our walls and why it is important.

Custom Builder with Quality Products
As a custom builder, we know that building a new home can be complicated. Our catalog is designed to make the building process more streamlined, showing our selection of choices up front. This web-site will also show you more than 75 kitchens, a plethora of bathroom options and optional exteriors when possible to help you make decisions easier.  In addition to the cornerstone of a high-quality structure, we have chosen to only include name brands such as Pella windows, Moen faucets, Kohler whirlpools, Onyx sinks and optional showers, Kichler lights, Lennox HVAC, Kwikset locks and hardware. These products have been proven to stand the test of time so our customers have quality features not only 5 or 10 years down the road, but lasting into the next generation(s).

Standard Features All Come From the Biggest Brand Names
While we showcase many of our higher-end options from custom homes built over the years, our standard specifications are thoughtfully designed to be both attractive and affordable. We have redesigned our homes to start with less expensive design features, without sacrificing on quality. We offer custom cabinet choices, Pella® windows, Moen® faucets, Kohler® whirlpools, MAAX® tub/showers, Kichler® lights, Lennox® HVAC, LP® SmartSide® siding, Onyx bathroom sinks, and 30-year asphalt shingles—are all standard on your new home.

Standard Moen faucet and Bathroom accessories with Onyx vanity (one sink standard) as well as standard 2 panel door (your choice of stain).


Floorplans with Options Ready to Go!

We have carefully crafted options to show many different possibilities within the same plan, giving you choices on each aspect of your new home without adding the cost of designing your home from scratch. Under a plan look for additonal bathrooms, windows, showers, offices, cubbies, shelves etc that you can easily swap out or add.. This provides a more customized home for you while also allowing you to see more possibilities of what can be done. That being said, we ARE a custom builder and are happy to build virtually anything into your new, custom home. Many of our customers choose us for our expertise on both ends of the spectrum, bringing the high-end home experience to everyone. We are adding to our floorplans all the time, they are ALL featured on our web-site where as the catalog was limited due to pages and timing.

On the Pinebrook plan you can choose an optional box out in the dining room. The photo on the left shows this while on the right you see the standard dining room.
On the Pinebrook floorplan you have 3 shower options. The standard is on the right(this home had yet to be moved so the glass is missing), on the left is the 60″ Onyx optional shower with Onyx base which can have Onyx walls or tile. The 72″x42″ is not shown however it would take up space where the shelves currently are.


We Show You!

Our catalog that showcases 116 pages of options, photos and floorplans. Our web-site has new plans, photos and inventory homes being added all the time. As a matter of fact if we have photos of a plan, you will see them on the plan page on this web-site. Watch our live stream tours of homes on Facebook. Miss them? No problem, many are actually now linked under each plan. If we have a video, you’ll have an option to click on it (must be logged in to Facebook). We’ll add photos and videos as they become available. We will let you know what cabinets, faucets, tile, colors etc are in the photos, so if you like something, you can easily let your Authorized Wardcraft Building Professional know what you want! We don’t know of anyone else who goes through this much effort to ensure your dreams come true.


You Can Take a Tour 6 Days a Week
We invite you to tour one of our production facilities prior to choosing Wardcraft, as well as during each phase of the construction process. Contact your local authorized Wardcraft building professional to discuss how we can make your dream home become a reality.

Come take a tour 6 days a week and see homes in various stages of production.


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2×6 Exterior Walls
BENEFIT:
Provides greater energy efficiency (over 2×4) allowing more room for insulation and lowering sound transmission from outdoors into the home.
In addition 2×6 allows for deeper walls which results in deeper window wells and door jambs this creates a inherant charm and character about the home at a glance.

2×6 walls allow more room for insulation and create deeper door jamps and window wells.


Systems Built Advantage

BENEFIT: Higher quality construction in a controlled environment where products and materials are protected from the weather.
Every custom home is built to meet or exceed the current energy efficiency codes for the harshest climate zone we build in. Your new home will be built in our climate-controlled work environment with the roof constructed before it is ever exposed to the elements. Highly efficient work areas and enhanced supervision allow framers, electricians, plumbers, roofers and exterior/interior specialty finish workers to have immediate access to their shops and tools, allowing your home to be completed to a higher level of quality than most site-built and all other systems-built homes.

Improved Schedule and Reduced Build Time
BENEFIT: Simultaneous construction on the job site and in our facility.
While we are building your new home in our facility, your local authorized Wardcraft building professional is able to coordinate site work, such as excavating and pouring the foundation as well as setting up utilities. This eliminates lengthy building times, weather problems and delays associated with site-built construction. Once your home is on the job site your local authorized Wardcraft building professional will complete the roof, interior and exterior finish work, garage and porch.

The foundation can be poured while we work on your home. Porches and garages are finished on-site.


Quality, Value and the Power of Volume Buying

BENEFIT: Volume buying ensures higher quality products at a reduced cost, providing more choice for less money.
Because of the large number of homes we build we are able to purchase higher quality lumber and specialized material inventory at higher volume discounts. These superior products are installed by our highly skilled craftsmen. We are proud of our large number of long-term, skilled team members who combine their knowledge and high standards to produce a quality home each and every time.

Engineered Lumber Products
BENEFIT: Built to a higher level of precision providing stronger homes with straighter floors, walls & roofs.
Engineered component floor systems are a combination of I-joists, AFL and/or trusses for increased strength & uncompromising floor integrity. All roof trusses are manufactured in-house for maximum quality control and integrity, strength and accuracy. Dimensional lumber is used in all structural applications, such as walls and truss components.

Custom Design
BENEFIT: Offers the freedom to build your home the way you dreamed it.
Start with one of our many plans. Design your own plan with your local authorized Wardcraft building professional, yes it can start with something scribbled on a napkin or bring us your architect’s floorplan. Wardcraft has extensive experience with complex structural home designs including those with intricate rooflines and site-specific durability features, such as specialized integrated cold roof designs and seismic construction.

Custom Finishes with Choices Throughout
BENEFIT: Aesthetically pleasing, high quality products and finishes allow you to customize your new home with a variety of standard choices as well as many upgrades.

Barn doors (we have 2 different sets of hardware to choose from) and walk-in showers are popular customizations.

We Build Where You Live
Wardcraft specializes in building custom homes throughout Kansas and Nebraska. Our footprint extends to the plains of Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and parts of Iowa and Oklahoma. You get to live where you love, with an exceedingly energy efficient custom home. Many stick builders won’t go to the rural areas we build, or they are exceedingly expensive and have longer build times. We can also build in your neighborhood in town and your neighbors will be envious of your low energy bills as well as the extensive options available.