Based on 8 Customer Testimonials
Kit’s knowledge, experience and easy going personality shines through from your very first meeting with him. My husband worked as a carpenter to put himself through college. He was impressed with some of Keener Home’s processes that went above and beyond the norm. Two that come to mind are their installation and sealing techniques. We were delighted to find that our electric bills are less than we expected. We lived in a rental house in Tellico Village for a year while building our home. The electric bills in our rental at 1450sf were approximately $50 a month higher than our 2100sf home built by Keener Homes.
Keener Homes equipped us with a detailed schedule of all the finishes we had to choose for our custom home; when they needed to be decided upon and what the allowance was for each item. This made the process easy and it also keeps the building process on schedule. We made most of our decisions early. It is best to have a clear idea of what style and finishes you want ahead of the final design process to avoid costly changes later. Kit’s daughter Krisha runs the office and was excellent at keeping detailed records indicating when we were on budget and when we exceeded it. In the end there were no surprises. Our home was completed as scheduled and on budget.
Often when you have a home built you find that there are things you would do differently but we are pleased to say we would not change a thing. Kit and his whole crew put their heart and soul into our home. They listened to our concerns and addressed them promptly although we can say there were few. They offered their ideas and expertise when they thought a change in the plan might yield a better outcome and we were grateful for their input. The final product is a home we love and plan to live in forever. We would highly recommend Keener Homes to anyone looking for a beautiful well built home.
Having previously built a custom home, we knew the complexity of the process and the importance of having confidence in the builder of our retirement home in Tellico Village. Keener Homes was quickly identified on our “short list” of possible builders because of their long-standing reputation for quality.
As we toured homes Kit had previously built, we found his good reputation was well-deserved. Kit went to great lengths to describe his building process and how we could effectively collaborate with him. He shared his philosophy of getting good quality construction balanced by fair value of pricing. He offered knowledgeable guidance – and respected your choices. He imagined creative possibilities – and was realistic about their cost. We trusted Kit to share our values and indeed he did.
In addition to his attentive relationship with us, Kit’s relationship with the subcontractors, and the professionalism of the subcontractors themselves, made a complex building process much smoother and relatively trouble-free. When problems were discovered, they were effectively resolved or redone.
Of course the purpose of the whole project is eventually to settle into a well-built home designed to reflect your preferences, functions and sense of beauty. We are happy to report that thanks to Kit & his team at Keener Homes, we have been able to start enjoying our new Tellico Village home and look forward to many good years in the Village!
It is with great pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation for Keener Homes. Kit and his team are outstanding professionals whose homes merit utmost recognition.
Bob and I met Kit after purchasing a golf course view lot in the Kahite Neighborhood of Tellico Village. We toured some of Kit's homes that were under construction and we were very impressed with the features he had to offer and the quality craftsmanship.
We had a specific square footage and design style in mind and Kit came through for us. His suppliers were all gracious and very helpful when we were making our selections. His team addressed every detail and made our dream retirement home a reality.
On a personal note, Kit is a warm and friendly individual and he made our building experience a pleasure. Thank you, Keener Homes, for doing such a great job!
It is with great pleasure that we can give a wonderful review of Keener Homes, Inc. This was our eighth home we have built over the years and at the age of 72 we knew this was the last home we would build. Kit has an excellent reputation as a fine home builder. From the moment we met Kit, we knew he was the one. HE LISTENED to what we wanted and gave great input on what he could do to make this the home we wanted.
From beginning to end this was a good experience. They give you a Building Book with everything spelled out as to building costs, allowances, suppliers, time frame to follow, and they gave us monthly reports and statements so we knew exactly where we were in the process. This was an INVALUABLE tool for us.
Doug is the project manager and he also LISTENS to your questions and concerns. He never failed to answer his phone or call back in a timely manner. He cares.
Keeners contractors and workmen have been with him for years. He has the finest and most knowledgeable crew we have ever worked with. Everyone knows what is expected of them and where they fall in the building schedule so that things kept rolling along in a timely fashion.
You can't go wrong with a Keener built home. We would be happy to show our home to anyone considering building with Keener Homes, Inc.
Harold & LaVerne Howard
224 Tuhdegwa Lane
We are extremely pleased with Keener Homes. They provided us with a comprehensive Supplier Selection list along with an allowance list which helped to keep us within budget, yet knowing that we could upgrade and spend more or save and spend less. The different variables were a huge help. Keener Homes uses green materials when possible which are a savings down the road. Many things that other builders would charge extra for, Keener homes puts in as a standard. Some architectural details are their window and door trim molding, interior doors, archways on interior doorways and an extremely quiet garage door. It is all up to you what you choose, but they were there to guide us thru the entire process. Kit himself has a powerful way to see outside the box and invision the entire picture. The sub-contractors are very friendly, detailed in their work ethics and easy to work with through the project manager. Kit and Doug are very detailed oriented in their own work ethics so we knew we had a perfect match to work with. Once construction started, we had workers on the site almost every work day. Our 3200 sq. ft. home took 198 days to complete. We love our new home at Rarity Ridge and strongly recommend Keener Homes, Inc. to build your dream home.
We were totally blessed when we found Kit Keener to build our retirement and final house- our dream house.
We were living in Memphis Tennessee when we found the property we wanted to build on in Rarity Ridge. After meeting Kit we felt an immediate connection with him and knew he was the one who we wanted to build our wonderful home. We felt his genuine love for people and the love and excitement for building houses. He was a true listener of what our wants and needs were. It was an absolute joy to work with him. His site supervisor Doug was amazing. He is a true stickler for detail. He over looked every detail of the job. We were living 5 Â½ hours away at the beginning of the building process but felt extremely comfortable knowing Doug was handling everything. It is a perfect match with Doug and Kit working together-they really compliment each other. The quality of his subcontractors matched the integrity of Keener homes- all were enjoyable, easy to work with, helpful and put out extreme quality workmanship and products.
If this is the type of builder you desire you can't go wrong with Keener Homes. We are soooo glad we did.
1. After interviewing 8 residential building contractors we chose Keener Homes because of their reputation for building a quality home and their honesty and integrity.
2. Although this was the third custom home that we built we learned a lot. Kit Keener and Doug Enger, the Keener Homes On-Site Building Supervisor, guided us through the process by offering innovative additions to our design yet showing a willingness to accept our ideas for changes from start to finish.
3. When problems arose during construction we were able to resolve them fairly and amicably.
4. The subcontractors for Keener Homes were outstanding, friendly and prompt.
5. Building a custom home is an inherently stressful process but Doug Enger, the Keener Homes On-Site Building Supervisor, alleviates a lot of the stress with his calm friendly demeanor. His ability to understand our ideas, needs and points of view, his depth of knowledge and great working relationship with subcontractors gave us the home we wanted.
We do not know if we would have been able to build our retirement home without the wonderful help of Kit Keener and Doug Enger of Keener Homes. When we began interviewing builders, Kit had done the most "homework" and he was very interested in our project. The feeling of Trust came with Kit's personality, and Trust was something we really needed since we were building from a distance. Each of Keener Homes suppliers really knew their products, and were extremely professional and helpful with their suggestions to help us through the selection and building process. When problems arose, Kit and Doug had already worked out several solutions before they let us know, so that we could choose the best answer. All their help made our building process go smoothly and kept a project that could have been very stressful come to a wonderful finish. We wish to thank Kit and Doug and their crew very much for a job well done.