June/2020 – Shelly Ahrens – Sound Landing.
Highly likely to recommend
I consider myself unbelievably fortunate to have connected with Raju. I never anticipated building a house when I started looking at properties in the Outer Banks; however, when I met Raju, toured the houses he had developed and viewed the lot and neighborhood, the decision to go with him was an easy one.
From the very beginning, Raju made the process easy, transparent and most of all FUN! From evaluating and tweaking the house plans to making design choices to tracking the building process along the way, the process was so seamless that it took out all the stress and let me focus on the joy of creating my new home. Raju is so well-connected across the area and has built such good relationships with businesses and vendors that not only were the interactions with the cabinet, tile, and flooring companies easy to navigate, but he also connected me with furniture distributors, vacation rental agencies, and pool and lawn services that helped me get set up as well.
Tracking the progress each week through the online collaboration tool, basecamp, was also a great way for someone out of town to feel very connected to what was happening. Each week, I would look forward to updates and new pictures that were posted every Sunday without fail.
Raju always treated me like I was his only and most important client. He is incredibly responsive. Not only in terms of quickly getting back to me, but also in terms of his attention to detail and actively anticipating my questions or needs. Over and over, he went out of his way to be helpful or do something extra. His guidance and advice were invaluable. Not only does he have integrity, but you can tell that he genuinely wants to make his clients happy.
COVID-19 occurred toward the end of my build and had the potential to derail things in a number of ways, and yet, Raju partnered with me to find solutions and continued to find ways to keep the project on track. In the end, he still managed to deliver the house a week early.
The house is gorgeous and so much better than I had anticipated—I also built a new friendship along the way. I couldn’t recommend Raju any more enthusiastically, and I certainly wouldn’t let any of my friends or family work with anyone else!