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"My family and I arrived in the Hampton Roads area house hunting in December 2007. Our search took us throughout Virginia Beach, finally settling in Chesapeake, specifically Dove Acres. Upon seeing information for some new houses off Butterfly Drive, my wife and I decided to take a further look with our Realtor. What we first noticed in our Preston Home is the attention to detail on the interior and the upgraded features offered– (granite counter-tops; custom cabinetry; light fixtures, hardwood floors, etc.) - sort of like that “you read my mind” feeling, if you had the choice to pick out the colors/flooring/cabinets, and the sort.
In addition, while viewing the property on several occasions, the builder, Tara Preston stopped during each visit to answer any questions about the property. Tara was very professional and very knowledgeable of her custom homes and their features, and was willing to discuss further options to make us feel comfortable in our choice, to include the potential for any changes. Our experience with Preston Homes was very positive; Tara was never pushy toward “making a sale” during our purchase process and portrayed a quality that she wanted people purchasing her properties to feel at ease and satisfied with their purchase."
- Steve and Lisa
"You took our initial dream of building this house to a level we never thought possible. Each Step with you was a partnership that always ended in the best possible way – You are the very best builder that we could have ever hoped for. We know you will continue to grow your business because of your dependable reputation that always wants the best results for her clients.
You are not just our builder, but a valued friend!"
- Doug and Dorinda
"Tara Preston with Preston Homes, Inc. built our custom home in 2008. She listened to all of our questions and concerns and gave us her professional opinion. The sub contractors that worked on our home insisted to us that Tara treats every home she builds like it would be her own home. She never tried to talk us out of making a change that we wanted to have done on our house; she would listen and then tell us all of our options. It was a pleasure doing business with her. We never felt like we were being taking advantage of or that she was not listening to our thoughts of what we were looking for in our new home. She has built our Dream House and we are very grateful for all her hard work and doing a superb job."
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tara Preston, owner of Preston Homes for building us such a beautiful home. It was our first time going through the process of building a home. We had met with other builders but once we met with Tara we both knew that we wanted to work with her on building our dream home. Throughout our first conversation you could tell how much she loved designing and building homes. We visited her website to get an idea on the different styles of homes she had previous built. All of her designs are very unique and she really pays attention to her customers likes and dislikes. During the building process she kept us informed every step of the way. Her communication to us meant a lot and it showed us that she cared about her customer, meeting deadlines and staying within our budget. We can’t thank Tara enough for the beautiful home that she designed and built for us. My wife, two boys and I love our home."
- Stephen, Jenny, Kyle, and Matthew
"In 2016, we visited Chesapeake to tour the Homerama in Edinburgh. Our intention was to move back to Chesapeake from Kentucky and house hunt. We toured the Preston Home and met Tara Preston. She made arrangements for us to see several of her homes and we were instantly sold. She makes sure that she hears what you want and delivers. As we worked from Kentucky with her on our plans, she never made us feel as though we were asking too much and was willing to keep changing the plans until we were satisfied. Tara kept in touch with us throughout the planning process and made us feel secure in each decision that was being made. When we would come to town she made time for us to make our selections and made the home available to us as the build was progressing. The workers we met were all respectful of Tara’s style and her integrity spoke for itself. We moved into our home in October 2017 and could not be happier. Tara was committed to every detail and promise she made to us. We would highly recommend Tara and Preston Homes to anyone who wants to build a true custom home with a builder who has not only integrity but has her buyers best interest at heart."
- Robert and Patricia
"When we had the opportunity to purchase property and build a new home, we knew immediately that Tara Preston of Preston Homes would be the builder we would choose. While attending Homearama, on a couple different occasions, we were continually impressed not only with the Preston Home designs but more importantly, the quality of craftsmanship found in each of the houses we visited.
Throughout our home design and build process, Tara was quick to answer our many questions, provide guidance and concepts to ensure our "forever" home would meet out expectations, all while keeping us within our budget. From permits to final inspection, Tara was a calming factor during the sometimes stressful building process. Her knowledge, experience, and commitment to build a quality home included a team of exceptional contractors who were informative and always willing to offer advice when asked.
When construction was complete, we had gained not only a home that far exceeded our expectations, but a builder who we now call a friend."
- Brian and Shelley
"My wife and I wanted to build one more home before our kids graduated from high school. After one interview, we selected Tara Preston instantly. Tara’s input and experience quickly showed at the early stages while meeting with the architect. She looked at every detail, not just from a design and functional standpoint, but from a constructability point of view as well. Her skills continued during construction, and her ability to direct and make infield decisions really impressed us. The experience and attention to detail continued to show during the construction process from foundations/framing to the final finishes, and our dream home quickly became reality. My wife and I are very pleased with the results of our beautiful home Preston Homes delivered!"
- Bryan and Donielle
"We have been enjoying our new Preston Home for a little over three years now. Love it more every day. Tara Preston gave us our dream home, a place where we enjoy life each day with family, friends and especially our grandchildren.
Totally awesome experience working with Tara from the very first meeting through to the day we took possession. Tara is the ultimate professional in homebuilding. She carefully listens to what the buyer wants and needs.
Her exceptional attention to detail and knowledge of the complete construction process and the materials and products available, come together to deliver the perfect home. She has the critically important team of subcontractors and vendors who share her passion for quality craftmanship. We still have not come up with a single change we would make. We are certainly not in any way disappointed and you won’t be either."
- Emmett and Suzanne Smith
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