[VIDEO] On the Job with Executive Homes
by Amy Lindholm, January 12, 2017
This “On the Job” segment features Executive Homes, a custom home builder based in Carmel, Indiana.
A broad understanding of the construction process has enabled Executive Homes to flourish over the course of 20 years. “Initially, we were a custom home builder,” explains Pete Gray, president and co-owner. “As the market conditions turned, we got into remodeling and found it to be a great addition to our business.” Pete points out that many remodelers can handle kitchens and bathrooms, but don’t have a knowledge of which products perform best on other parts of a structure. This versatility has allowed Executive Homes to achieve great success.
‘A Great Decision for Us’
Executive Homes has been using LP® SmartSide® siding for about eight years now. Previously, the company had successfully used LP house trim products for many years. “We looked into the SmartSide product and we’ve been using it ever since,” says Pete. “There’s never been a reason to look back. It was a great decision for us.”
One of the first projects where Executive Homes specified only LP SmartSide products was the homes built in The Preserve at Bridgewater, a huge planned unit development in Westfield, Indiana. “The paint has held up beautifully and the homes look great even after several years,” says Pete. He points out four homes with cedar shake and lap siding from LP SmartSide that were all built from six to eight years ago – and still look like brand new homes.
A Durable Product with Better Workability
Pete notes that his crews love working with LP SmartSide products. “My framers love installing it because they are using the same tools that they’re framing the house with, to put the trim and siding up. The 16-foot lengths on the lap siding make it go up faster. There are fewer joints on the wall, which I appreciate, and the durability is great – we just don’t have any damage on the job site. The framers appreciate that they don’t have to cull through material to put the product up.”
For Executive Homes, another benefit of using the LP SmartSide brand has been the versatility of the product line. “We can use these products on residential and light commercial cladding projects as well as remodeling projects. The product line is so diverse, we’ve been able to use the brand virtually exclusively.”
Give Your Business a Cutting Edge with LP® SmartSide® Products
LP SmartSide siding is available at retailers and dealers in your area. To schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative, call our Customer Care Center at (888) 820-0325.
Top image courtesy of Executive Homes