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Business Philosophy 01: Communication

Business Philosophy 01: Communication

 This video briefly introduces the five areas of Epic’s business philosophy and goes into detail on the first and most important philosophy – Communication. The challenges presented by designing and building a truly custom home mean that the builder must be able to...

Business Philosophy 02: Education

Business Philosophy 02: Education

 In part two of the Business Philosophy Series, owners Jeff and Kirk discuss education as it relates to their business and their customers. The importance of educating the customer on best practices, finding the right way to meet the customer’s needs, and helping...

Business Philosophy 03: Value

Business Philosophy 03: Value

 In part three of the Business Philosophy Series, Jeff and Kirk discuss the value you receive from Epic Custom Homes. This video covers the importance of value exceeding the cost and how Epic works with customers from the design and architectural process through...

Building Process 01: The first meeting with Epic

Building Process 01: The first meeting with Epic

 This is the first video in a series of videos that walks you through the process of working with Epic to build your custom home. The initial meeting with Epic covers more than simply picking a house from a collection of designs on a web page. Getting an idea of the...

Building Process 02: Budgeting: Part 1

Building Process 02: Budgeting: Part 1

 This is the second video in the Process Series and covers the basics of budgeting. In this video, Jeff and Kirk discuss how critical it is to have an accurate and well thought out budget that lets customers make well informed decisions about every aspect of their...

Building Process 03: Budgeting: Part 2

Building Process 03: Budgeting: Part 2

 This is the third video in the Process Series and covers additional budgeting concerns. The guys explain how building with Epic isn’t about a specific set of features, but about picking a variety of elements and grades for each section of the house to get an...

Building Secrets 01: Introduction

Building Secrets 01: Introduction

 Jeff from Epic Custom Homes kicks off this controversial series by introducing you to a peek behind the curtain of the building industry, exposing the disparity between perception and reality when it comes to building a home. This series covers subjects like how...

Building Secrets 02: How Builders Make Money

Building Secrets 02: How Builders Make Money

 In part 2 of the Building Secrets Series, Jeff and Kirk from Epic Custom Homes compare their transparent, up front pricing structure to the typical way builders make money off a building project. Hidden fees like change orders, upgrades, margins on wholesale and...

Building Secrets 03: Bait and Switch

Building Secrets 03: Bait and Switch

 In part three of the Building Secrets videos, we discuss one of the most common techniques some builders use to increase their margins. Ambiguity about materials, equipment, and features can really make a buyer think they are getting the same value for less money...

2010 St. Jude Home Rough-In

2010 St. Jude Home Rough-In

 Jeff Starkweather of Epic Custom Homes takes you through the Rough-In stage of the 2010 St. Jude Dream Home. He details fixtures, wiring, duct work, and more.