VP of Construction
Vick has devoted his entire career to the residential construction industry. Vick spends his time on location at our job sites overseeing the construction process. He also manages the scheduling and logical systems and ensures the smooth implementation of our quality control process. In addition to the job management and supervision, Vick tracks change orders and allowances on current projects for our homeowners and answers any questions they have. While Vick oversees pricing and the construction process, he points out “my real job is to manage the customer experience as it relates to the Sterling Process. Building a home is as much about building trust and relationships as it is about sticks and bricks.” Vick has been with Sterling since April 1999. Prior to his employment at Sterling, Vick spent six years in the production homebuilding industry starting as a superintendent and working his way to estimating manager. Vick is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Natural and Applied Sciences.
Welcome to Sterling Custom Homes. As an industry leading custom homebuilder, with a 23 year history in Austin, Sterling Custom Homes is proud to have you consider us for your next home. Our goal is to build you the finest quality custom homes in Austin, while providing you with a positive building experience. We accomplish this by always putting you, our customer, first.
Every aspect of our business is designed around creating a positive experience for our customers...from our state-of-the-art automated software systems, to our prompt attention to even the smallest detail both during and after construction. We have spent years developing a better building process. For example, our industry leading website features a private entrance for clients to stay abreast of the progress of your home, and to allow us to interact with you more efficiently. We have been so successful in creating a positive building experience that many of our customers return to build with us again and again. Our dedication to exceptional quality and service has earned us over 100 industry awards, including Texas Custom Builder of the Year an unprecedented 3 times.
Our management team brings to your project a combined total of over 100 years of construction experience. Duke McDowell personally walks every job site on a regular basis during the construction process. In addition to our extensive construction experience, Duke McDowell, Vick Pope & Gary Grambley are all Certified Graduate Builders (CGB). This is a designation/certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which is overseen by the NAHB CGB Board of Governors. The designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, have proven track records of successful project management, complete a comprehensive education curriculum and have continuing education through approved NAHB courses. The top certification level developed by NAHB for builders is the Graduate Master Builder (GMB). Duke McDowell, Vick Pope & Gary Grambley have received their GMB designations. The GMB certification includes the same requirements as for the CGB designation, plus more course work and extensive experience. Both of these designations are voluntarily earned and not required by law. The NAHB believes earning these designations "provide benchmarks of business achievement that consumers can use to measure builders." They also feel that "when you hire a CGB or GMB, you can expect an experienced builder committed to delivering a quality product" and that it shows "someone who is truly committed to the profession - and that could make the difference in a better house." All these are ideals which Sterling stands behind and believes in for our customers and their homes. Sterling is also committed to the environment. Duke McDowell and Vick Pope have received their Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations. This NAHB designation "recognizes builders and remodelers who incorporate green building principles into homes - without driving up the cost of construction. Class work leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry." To learn more about the NAHB and their designations for builders, please visit their website at www.nahb.org.
For more in-depth information about our qualifications, experience and what our customers are saying about Sterling Custom Homes, please browse our website or contact us for more information.
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