FREDERICK ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO, LLC
Commercial – ARCHITECT – Residential
10808 Gas House Pike – New Market, MD. 21774 Phone: (301) 788-0819
August 8, 2018
South Mountain Builders
9710 Mt. Tabor Road
RE: Schroeder House
My wife Kris and I would like to thank your team, your family and especially you personally for
building our house. As it has been 10 months since we moved in, I can tell you that we have
enjoyed every day of living in the home that you built.
As an award winning architect who has been working in Frederik County for over 30 years, I had
the opportunity to have any builder build my home. My wife and I are certain after being here for
10 months that we absolutely made the right choice by having South Mountain Builders as our
Introducing my wife to multiple builders was an important aspect of the process. While visiting
the homes that you had under construction we were impressed with the care that was taken in
building those homes. The simple things that separated South Mountain Builders from other
builders was the level of professionalism. The jobsites were always clean, free of debris and kept
in a manner similar to the way you would keep it yourself. That certainly shows respect for the
homeowner, the process as well as the team that is building the home. Quality subcontractors,
materials and suppliers were all integral parts of the team. The fact that you brought your family
out to see the house shows there is pride in the building you do. Those are qualities that I see
absent from jobsites on a daily basis.
What impressed me the most in the process was the “building system” you have. Most builders
have a spread sheet and calendar. Their allowances are based upon previous homes and 6 to 8
months later you move in with lots of cost overages. As you are aware, we priced out our
allowances with your suppliers prior to signing the contract. Your numbers were spot on. You
took the time to listen to what we wanted and provided us with allowances to get exactly what we
wanted – at no additional cost. You provided us with an on-line calendar that was updated weekly
and delivered our home in 3 ½ months! Your team was able to get us into our house on the day
you told us when we started. Include the fact that date was the week before Thanksgiving and
the word unbelievable comes to mind. Having the holidays in the new house was incredible.
We love our home and have you to thank for it.
With best regards,
Roger L. Schroeder, A.I.A.