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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:38

The Build Process

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The Build Process

Over the years we have met many prospective home buyers that are anxious about finding the right builder and getting what they want within their budget in as little as four months. What we offer is a better way to build a new home through 10 Key Strategies proven to address new home buyer expectations, efficiently manage and help navigate selection process to ensure effective communication between our team and your family.

  1. Build a relationship of trust before building your home.
  2. Invest the time to clarify customer needs and desires.
  3. Document our communication and new home specifications.
  4. Approve final drawings.
  5. Meet with our team of professional home designers/ consultants.
  6. Maintain control providing our craftspeople with systems that keep the project on time and within budget.
  7. Stay connected with regular client construction conferences.
  8. Complete final orientation walk through.
  9. Provide comprehensive homeowner's manual.
  10. Provide service after the sale.

Click here to view a slide show of one of our homes being built.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00

Coming Soon To Beautiful Kitzmiller Road!

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There's a reason Les Wexner chose to build the second largest mansion in Ohio on Kitzmiller Road. 

Browse nearby property listings on Trulia and find a high-ranked location across many categories as well as glowing descriptions of homes for sale like "...nestled in park-like acres," "Enjoy scenic views of a sparkling creek," as well as "Star gaze from 3 acres with mature trees and gorgeous setting."  However, we enjoy this down-to-earth description from a joyride/motorcycle blog that also hints at why this area just outside Columbus also offers peace of mind and a sense of security.  Its all about living in the country with the convenience of city-living:

Kitzmiller starts at a bar with good drink specials and ends at a pizza joint with good pies. The road is in great condition with some 90 degree turns and lots of trees. Be careful of the speeds cause the law is watching. This road goes through a horse farm, golf course and the homestead of the CEO of Victoria Secrets.

- Troy Rote (1/24/11)

WOW! Look at all The Theados

Congratulations and Good Luck to Katie Theado (front, center), daughter of our President of Sales! Katie has just won a Latin Award at Bishop Watterson and has joined Title First on an exciting internship this summer. Read more for upcoming economic indicators and an update on the Quilt Drive that one of our home owners is undertaking to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research:

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:55

New Albany Fitness Center

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They Call It The CORE, And Its More Than A Gym

That center is an idea built on dreams, too. Its goal isn’t so much to react to illness, but to bolster life and the things that make it great: the best foods and exercise, a fulfilling social network, plenty of sleep and a sunny outlook. New Albany’s 8,000 residents and 12,000 workers will be able to get personalized plans at the center for improving their lives, including diet and exercise. - Excerpt from story by Lori Kurtzman

Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:58

Permit Positive

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New Dispatch, New Report on Housing

How do you like the new Dispatch format?  People we talk to are pretty positive about it and if you saw the front page today, well, its pretty positive too.

"More jobs, low interest rates and rising rents are helping drive home construction. The improving market also means that homeowners are finally able to sell their homes, allowing them to buy a new one."

Here is the Tuckerman Home Group review of this latest news by the numbers...

Michigan Live: "Chad Tough Gets Generous Donation From Ohio State Fan (Guess Who...) During Carr Family's Christmas Trip

The Tuckerman Home Group bleeds Scarlet and Grey despite hiring a Fighting Irish Alumn -- Go Bucks! Its easy to get caught up in friendly rivalries, but when the Tuckerman's met the Carr's in an elevator over the holidays, their inspiring story and the mission of their Chad Tough Foundation quickly overcame college football allegiance. Details of The Tuckerman Home Group's newest philanthropic relationship and a local new story within:

Friday, 21 June 2013 13:45

2013 BIA Parade of Homes by the Numbers

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4: The number of Parades of which we participated in the last 8 years...

Edit: June 25, 2013 I guess we make it an every other year affair.  That allows us to join our clients and neighbors as guests and simply enjoy the showcasing of the latest beuilding trends and fads.   We have proudly participated in parades in 2006, 2008, 2010, and built the Parade Foundation House for charity in 2011.  Those links are to albums on our website, but if you prefer, you can view the albums on Houzz.com/Tuckerman.  Now, down to the numbers, our breakdown of this year's Parade of Homes.

Monday, 02 September 2013 18:49

The Yorkshire

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Exclusively at the New Albany Country Club

I beleive this is our finest floorplan within the category of homes featuring a first floor master suite.  What makes it unique is the combination of a completely Georgian country home exterior with a floorplan built for entertainment and family living.  Its layout and flow does not quite approach those of strict utility; quite the contrary, its conveniences are added bonuses, tastefully complementing an already stately home.  Consider, for example, the powder room off of the drop zone adjacent to the garage.  The outdoor courtyard that empties off of the breakfast and great room.  The private staircase, in lieu of a grand stair hall.  The coat, linen, and walk-in-closets.  This is a home for the good life in 2013.  Continued...

A Report By Chris Kirkham of The Wall Street Journal Had Us Asking...

Just how many housing units are there per person (or 1000 people) in Ohio. We can report anecdotal evidence of a shift in value that our neighbors place upon good, new development, but how much of this is driven by a real shortage of high-quality affordable homes? The article cites the top five and bottom five states for houses/1000 people. If you know Ohio's stat please let us know!

Sunday, 05 January 2014 21:19

40 Tips for 40 Below

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No Joke - Information from The American Red Cross

We've included all the preperation and response advice, not just the home maintenance ones.  Stay safe out there!

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:00

2013 Lighting Trends

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Layering, LED's, Landscaping, Traditional Fixtures...Which Does Not Belong?

September 18th is National Ceiling Fan Day, and we thought that before you breeze your way right through the holiday, we could bring you industry news and customer feedback regarding lighting design, fixture styles, and new products.  The top trend this year as reported by experts far and wide is that 2013 will be the year that LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting comes in full force to practical residential applications.  The technical and cost barriers have finally broken down, and while the quality of the light emitted by these diodes has improved, here is a word of wisdom from a local home inspector:

Homeowners should look for Energy Star rated LED bulbs, which have been tested to meet EPA standards of color quality and consistency, energy efficiency, and stable performance. Inferior products may make a lot of promises but may not deliver. By replacing the bulbs in their most-used and hard-to-reach fixtures, homeowners can start saving energy - and money - right now..

- Tim Buell (8/27/13)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:35

Since...1992!

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Choosing the right Central Ohio builder is important.

Protect your peace of mind & finest investment with assurances of an easy & honest process led by a professional team, together since 1992. We build our reputation one home at a time. Thank you for your trust & confidence over these 25 wonderful years. Read our blog here.

 

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Craig and The Tuckerman Home Group built my home in 1997. They ere wonderful to work with. They were flexible, patient, accommodating and always professional. Their work was on-time, and the quality and pride in their work was evident. The Tuckerman Home Group creates a relationship that goes beyond the construction and warranty of your home. I have used two other builders in the Columbus area and after the warranty period you never heard from them again. The Tuckerman Home Group touches my life twice a year with their spring and fall Home Maintenance Reminder List. If you are not a "DYI" person they offer services or referrals to keep your home maintained ... no other builder does that! If you are considering building or buying a new home, I highly recommend Craig and his team at The Tuckerman Home Group. They are not just a builder... they are your friend.

- Una Barbee

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:37

Quality & Customer Service

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These are our strongest reasons to build with us. 

Quality:

1.   Higher quality homes and superior customer service is what sets us apart.

2.   Talk to one of our buyers--you'll find they talk about the knowledge, selection, and care that we give our homes and the careful attention we pay to client service. Those are the reasons we're often chosen over other builders.

3.   We like to think of each home as if we were going to live in it ourselves.

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The Tuckerman Home Group worked with us in designing and building our beautiful home. They were extremely accomodating and provided excellent assistance to us as we transferred from out of state to the Columbus area. Their workmanship, customer service and follow-up activities were outstanding. We would highly recommend them to any prospective client interested in building.

- Rob Dillon

Monday, 01 October 2012 14:56

August and September

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August and September were full of good news for the Columbus housing market. 

September 19, 2012— Central Ohio home sales climbed to their highest level in five years during August, as buyers snatched up a steadily shrinking number of homes on the market.  During the month, 2,326 homes changed hands in the Columbus area, 12.3 percent more than in August 2011, according to the Columbus Board of Realtors.

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Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Tuckerman Home Group is great to work with -- the process went smoothly, they were always available to explain things to us and were responsive, quality is very good, very reliable, we are very happy with our home. They went above and beyond in several areas. The reason for not giving 5 stars is that there were a few times when communication could've been better about certain things and that a few of their sub-contractors were not responsive or helpful (many of them, however, were fabulous). Overall, we are very happy with our home.

- E. Walter

Inventory, New Starts, and Mortgage Rates So Low That Prices Cannot Last

"Sellers could be soon be riding a perfect storm of pent-up demand, historic low rates, and very few new homes for sale or coming soon," said Craig Tuckerman, President of The Tuckerman Home Group as he finished tidying the grounds of his company's latest sale, a single family home at 6326 Artesian Run in Lewis Center.

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:44

New Albany: A Letter from Jack Kessler

Read What The Co-founder of The New Albany Company Has To Say About New Albany in 2016

"Co-founder and chairman of The New Albany Company, Jack Kessler is one of central Ohio’s most accomplished real estate developers and influential civic leaders.  The developer of numerous residential communities across the country, Kessler’s commitment to the evolution of New Albany was both professional and very personal.  Along with his cofounder, Les Wexner, Kessler was among its first residents." Read more for his entire letter:

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 16:17

WSJ: Housing Outlook for 2014

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As Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Supply-Demand Balance Should Encourage Building

"Expect the mix of buyers in the coming year to shift to a combination of families moving up or buying their first homes—rather than the cash-only investors who have been driving sales in many cities"- Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia.  From the Wall Street Journal article below

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The Tuckerman Home Group built my home during the Columbus Parade of Homes several years ago. What could have been a very stressful time instead was a wonderful experience. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of materials and workmanship. No job is complete without a hurdle or two, but these were handled promptly and professionally to my satisfaction. My family and I love are home. I highly recommend this home builder!

- Maria Van Huffel

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We had a two day house search in April 2011. We saw 26 houses in two days. I fell in love with the Tuckerman built home but thought we couldn't make it work as we needed a 5th bedroom. Our realtor called the Tuckerman group and Craig met us personally at the home the next day. He gave on the spot ideas for changes he could make to the home to make it work for our family. We made an offer the next day. It was quickly accepted, the minor construction changes were made and we moved in on time 6 weeks later. The company has been responsive to every little question and concern we had since moving in.

One of my kids even pulled a window off track and the maintenance man came over right away and fixed it! We aren't currently in the market to build, but I wouldn't hesitate to ask the Tuckerman Home Group to build our next home!

- Jennifer Hartwell

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:54

Builder Client Relationships

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Our Guarantee

  • We want to be as proud of our homes years down the road as we are during construction.
  • For that reason, you can rely on The Tuckerman Home Group warranty to keep your home beautiful and efficient.
  • We're always available for general and specific questions, keeping our homebuyers' files for accurate records and assistance when needed.
  • It's for these reasons that our clients are proud of what we've created together. And so are we.

Our reputation lives with your home.

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We are very pleased with our home. It is not often that you find a company that has so many professional and caring people. Thank you to each and every one of you.
-Kathy D.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:52

Coming Soon to Central College Road

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Welcome to Wentworth Crossing, New Albany.

A dozen beautiful home sites from the Tuckerman Home Group located in the heart of the New Albany links area, with exclusive and unique zoning and architecture. Also enjoy access to highly acclaimed New Albany-Plain schools featuring state of the art facilities and outstanding academic and athletic programs. Near several Fortune 500 Airport and downtown Columbus.

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With The Tuckerman Home Group, building our home was so easy, it was actually fun. They're down to earth, approachable, and accessible. It went like clockwork…and it needed to. We were married one week and moved in the next! If we ever build again, it will be with The Tuckerman Home Group.

- Margaret & Jeff Gray

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To Whom It May Concern:
 
It is my understanding that The Tuckerman Home Group, Inc. has been nominated for some distinctive awards within the building industry and as a supplier for their organization I wanted to share a few comments about my experience with them as a customer.  I have been working with Craig Tuckerman and his team for a little over a year now and I can say that the most distinctive quality that permeates their entire organization is professionalism.  It extends from Craig to Phil, his job superintendent, to Lisa working in the sales model and to the other crews working on the site; everyone always handles themselves with the utmost degree of professionalism.  Having worked in the building/construction industry for over 10-years, this is not something I always get to see and appreciate in my customers.  
 
Looking at their company from a vendor standpoint The Tuckerman Home Group, Inc. is excellent at communicating with me frequently and in a timely manner.  In my business as their lighting supplier my success greatly depends on open communication between the builders and myself.  With open communication the projects get quoted, bid, sold and installed with minimal interruptions or delays for the customer or the builder.  With Craig and particularly with Phil, this is almost always the case.  Phil is always on top of the project scheduling and as a result the jobs we work on together seem to flow smoothly and effectively both from their end and our end which is of course the ideal relationship.
 
Finally, I am their vendor so once the job is done being able to collect our receivables with minimal effort and interruption is crucial.  With The Tuckerman team, bill payment is never a problem.  Their bills are paid on time and in full.
 
I truly enjoy the relationship I have been able to build with Craig and his team and wish them the best of luck in this awards process.  Good luck!
 
Sincerely,

 

Ron Welch, LS

Sales/ALA Lighting Specialist

Capital Lighting Inc.


 

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Craig was able to take my plans and build two awesome town homes. Both units have always been fully rented - a fact I attribute in large part to the build quality. Craig was also able to build the units on a tight urban lot and work around difficult neighborhood issues. Craig was always professional and always available even years later when I had questions. I highly recommend him!

- Nate Mellman

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The Tuckerman Group has built two of our homes and will hopefully be building a third for us soon. Their work is outstanding, all of the employees are helpful, and their honesty and integrity throughout the building process is why we continue to come back to them to build.

- M. Holmes

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:44

Customization

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Customization

  • "Custom Homes" that are affordable without compromising quality
  • We don't think of this as a one-size-fits-all type of business. A custom home isn't a matter of price, but of choices, changes, options.
  • It's details and fine touches … And uncommon flexibility.
  • Show or tell us what you like, and we'll try to make it a part of your home.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:11

Wexner Medical Center

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio.

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Because everything in our house was customized, we chose to make all the decisions -- sometimes causing delays. Craig never complained. He was always flexible, and very understanding. We particularly appreciated his suggestions and skill with details. It was a fantastic experience. We recommend him all the time.

- Hiten and Heena Shah

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:39

Don't Miss the Parade!

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If you plan on visiting the 2013 BIA Parade of Homes...

The Tuckerman Home Group supports the BIA Parade of Homes as a yearly centerpiece of the Columbus home-buying experience.  We have proudly participated in parades in 2006, 2008, 2010, and built the Parade Foundation House for charity in 2011.  Always an excellent opportunity for buyers and builders, it is also a showcase of the latest trends/feedback, and simply fun.  This year we invite you all to an open house of our new model at Wentworth Crossing, New Albany, OH in the spirit of the Parade.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:53

The History of New Albany

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Our supplement to a Business First article featuring Craig...

Read CBF full article within.  From 1856-1980 the population of New Albany fluxuated modestly between 50 and 414 people.  In those times the great industry of the area was the New Albany Lumber Mill - originally Wilkins Mill - or fishing in the headwaters of the Rocky Fork Creek (To satisfy a nostalgic longing we are eagerly hunting photographs of this timeperiod).  How did the community go from a sleepy Hamlet to a population of almost 8,000 with some of the best schools in Ohio in three decades?  Columbus Business First interviewed Craig Tuckerman while discovering just that. 

One homebuilder continues to mine residential gold in New Albany. Craig Tuckerman, president of Tuckerman Home Group, said he continues to build new homes in New Albany for several reasons. First, new construction and buying continue to garner attention, encouraging him to purchase viable lots. Tuckerman has built more than 30 homes in New Albany, and recently purchased 11 empty lots “because we have faith the buyers are there,” he said. His company is “busy as we have ever been in New Albany,” and he expects that trend to continue. He has heard “a lot of optimism,” including from potential buyers, so said he will continue to build there.

Sunday, 01 December 2013 15:44

Size Less of An Issue...

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Character, Lifestyle Trumps Square Footage

Even among luxury homebuyers, bigger isn’t necessarily better, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. - From The Columbus Dispatch

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 21:05

Sales Soar!

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2012 Optimism & 2013 Opportunities

In September we posted about the strong year for home sales we are enjoying locally. As a followup, we can say due to great reporting from the Columbus Dispatch and Jim Weiker that as a region Central Ohio sold more homes than at any time since 2005. 2005?! That was before the 'Great Recession' so some investigation remains for market dynamics between 2005-2008. Regardless, this is great news for Columbus, Ohio, and the nation as is described below in the source article from the Dispatch. In short, sales, prices, optimism up; inventory, interest rates down. What a combination.

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Paul and I would like to thank Craig for always being prompt when we left a message. Craig has always been professional, easy to work with, and always so thoughtful at Christmas time. The kids loved getting the chocolate!
-Paul & Jackie

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Overall an outstanding experience.
-Bob & Pat

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Phil Hill, service technician, has been great to work with, always so helpful and prompt.
-Steve & Julie

Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:36

Builder's Boneyard: DIYer's Wanted!

Press Release From The BIA's Professional Women in Building Council

Put your unused building materials to good use — donate them to the huge garage sale sponsored by the BIA’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council and help deserving students obtain scholarships. Our second annual Builders Boneyard sale will take place Saturday, August 29 at the The Ohio State University Airport, at the corner of Sawmill and West Case roads.

Friday, 23 November 2012 17:13

Living next to a Tuckerman Construction Site

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Happy Holidays All,

We are happy to convey a first hand report of how we maintain and manage our jobsites from a family living next door to one:

"Mike and I were little nervous with the construction next to our house...

Press Release From The Tuckerman Home Group's Lisa Theado

LET'S DO THIS! Cancer affects everyone one of us. As my grandfather battles prostate cancer and Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis (LC) I am truly humbled by the outpour of support and care. It was an honor and a joy to ride with Team L Brands this year but you better believe my colleagues and I are working on stealing the big 180 mile rider, Craig Tuckerman, away from Team Bexley next year.

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I have been thinking about sending this email for a while but life sometimes gets in the way of things we should do.  I want to send a sincere "thank you" to you and Craig for everything you have done for us and with us over the last 14 months.  It has been great getting to know you and working with you.  I do not have any prior experience building but the experience with Tuckerman has been awesome.

First, our house has very minor things that need "fixed" or "adjusted" but mainly because the customer service has been impeccable.  We have always gotten a return call and our "issues" have always been taken care of quickly.  We have 100% confidence in the product you produce and 110% confidence if something isn't right that Tuckerman will make it right.

Living in this neighborhood and hearing the horror stories from the residents about their builder make me ecstatic Tuckerman was our builder. In this day in age where people generally only complain, I wanted to send something positive that may help remind you that you do an excellent job and are in the business for the right reasons.  So that's all :-)

- S. Pesetsky

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 19:00

Shale Hollow Preserve

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This great Delaware County park is feet away from three of our new lots!

We were so surprised and excited to find that such an impressive and unique natural wonder is right here in Central Ohio; much less a stone's throw from three of our newest listings.  Columbus has many great parks--this one has 40-foot-tall shale cliffs!

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Craig, 

Myself as well as my company has worked with you for a number of years now and I just wanted to write you a note of how much myself as well as my team appreciates working with you and your staff.  You guys are fair, build a great product, and are easy to communicate with.  When issues do arise you are proactive in getting them resolved, but more importantly you work with us to develop ways so the same issues can be avoided in the future.  You are one of the few builders that will always listen to what we have to say and will change what you are doing if it makes sense.  It’s nice to have a partner who listens and adjusts to what we say if it makes sense.  This goes both ways as you have had a number of good suggestions that has made my company better overall.

 

Keep up the great work and thanks for letting us be a part of your team.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Goldberg

 

America’s Floor Source

3442 Millennium Court


Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00

The Market

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Sales soar as buyers compete for homes

Interesting article in the Dispatch on August 23, 2012 about a lower inventory of homes for sale in Central Ohio.  Anecdotedly, I have heard the same from a neighbor who has decided to build in Italian Village because she can't find a home for sale that suits her needs.

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Thanks Craig!!! I don't know what we would have done if we did not build with you guys. Also, we are fine paying for THG service. We feel better knowing that we can trust what's done at our house.

- Sue Lemmon

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Contracted with Tuckerman Home Group to build a house in Powell Ohio. Craig and the entire Tuckerman Home Group staff was very easy to work with. The home was customized from the standard model and we were informed of any changes or modifications along the way. We would strongly consider having Tuckerman Home Group build another home for us, if the occasion ever arose.

- Paul Cory

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:28

Even Better News for Olentangy Schools

Levy passes in Olentangy district, other results mixed

"Olentangy district residents were voting on a combined issue featuring three parts: a 5.9-mill permanent operating levy, a 1-mill permanent improvement levy and a no-new-millage bond issue to build a fourth high school...The operating levy will be used to pay for additional teachers, utilities and supplies. The improvement levy will go to maintain facilities...Olentangy Superintendant Mark Raiff says, 'I keep telling people I'm looking forward to Olentangy writing the next chapter of our great story.'" Dispatch Story by Shannon Gilchrist within.

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We never intended on building a new home. We heard terrible stories and really didn't want the hassle. Tuckerman Home Group changed our views on building and if ever presented with the opportunity to build again, it would be with the Tuckerman Home Group.
-Helen & Adrienne

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The Tuckerman Home Group built my home during the Columbus Parade of Homes several years ago. What could have been a very stressful time instead was a wonderful experience. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of materials and workmanship. No job is complete without a hurdle or two, but these were handled promptly and professionally to my satisfaction. My family and I love are home. I highly recommend this home builder!

- Maria Van Huffel

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:33

CNBC: Builders Not Meeting Demand

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We're Trying!

Some great analysis today on fundamental housing market dynamics as old as the hammer and nail: when demand rises and supply shrinks, prices go up.  While you don't need a degree in economics from The Ohio State University to understand this, CNBC does some great reporting on the finer points.  For instance, market segmentation between distressed properties, used homes, and new builds from builders adds some depth to the picture of rising costs.  Also of note is, despite the local market's hit in 2008, prices are on the rise everywhere--even in those areas not swamped with foreclosures like Columbus.  CNBC claims builders aren't building fast enough--if they only knew what The Tuckerman Home Group was accomplishing in Wentworth Crossing!  Read the whole article within.

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We were very pleased with the customer service we received. Anytime I called with a question between the offer being accepted and the closing, I received a call right back. Everyone we worked with was very professional.
-Albert & Megan

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The Tuckerman Home Group completed a custom built house for us. The process started with us out of state and there were some issues while they implemented a new computer system, but once the build itself started and ever since the completion of the house The Tuckerman Home Group including Craig Tuckerman himself and his foreman Phil Hill have been amazing. They are very respectful, helpful, easy to communicate with, and most importantly builders of a quality home. We have had no major issues since closing with our home and those minor ones we have encountered they have been very helpful to resolve. I would definitely recommend the Tuckerman Home Group to anyone looking to build in central Ohio.

- Nancy Alexander

Sunday, 10 July 2016 14:21

Explaining Mortgages to a 6-Year-Old

"Dad, Can I borrow A Hundred Dollars?"

Me: Why do ask?

Six-Year-Old: Jaiden wants to buy a house.

It was in this way that I became like the Federal Reserve last Sunday morning, making my daughter...Fannie Mae? Although no legal tender exchanged hands, a great educational opportunity presented itself. My attempt at keeping up the metaphor using up-to-date info and her questions and artwork within:

Friday, 22 February 2013 13:25

The Columbus Comeback

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From Time Magazine

If you ever wonder what kind of economic development might be accomplished in this country with more bipartisan cooperation, consider Columbus, Ohio. This low-key, Middle American metropolis of about 800,000 is becoming something of a celebrity city, talked up in a recent New York Times Magazine piece on the success of Ohio and visited more than a dozen times by presidential and vice-presidential candidates. No wonder. After taking a dive during the recession, Columbus has roared back, with the metro area creating more new jobs than any other city in Ohio over the past two years. In many ways, it's a model for what an economy can do when you admit that growth isn't about tax cuts and austerity but about both streamlining government and investing public money in the right things.

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We modeled our house on another existing plan, but Craig allowed us to make major changes. His standard features are of such quality, we didn't find it necessary to upgrade. My biggest concern was that our baby was due the same week as the completion of the house. The house came a month ahead of schedule.

- Mindy Drayer & Randy Kortokrax

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:39

Builder Buildup

BUILDING MOMENTUM: AUG 2017

CRAIG FEATURED IN CBF

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I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the wonderful experience thay my wife Sue and I have enjoyed while you and your excellent staff have been building our new home. The superior quality was obvious from the framing to the finishing throughout the entire construction project. Not only are the products you install amoung the best, (like Koehler) but the attention to detail and the skill of your people shines through. From our “bark” ceiling finish---even in the garage,yes! To the beauty of the hardwood floors, Craig, we could not be more pleased.

Also, your flexibility when we changed our minds and your fairness in pricing of our change-orders made the personal preferences and custom appointments a delightful difference. Additionally, we simply must mention her by name, Lisa Theado may be your builder representative, but we call her friend. She was always very supportive of you and your company but we knew when we worked with her, if we had a want or a need she was on top of it. Even when she was unable to do something, she communicated with us so we were always well informed and we knew she truly cared. Your skillful leadership and her compassionate heart, make quite a team!

- Jeff & Sue Damron

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We selected the Tuckerman Home Group because of the quality homes they build. We were impressed with all of the interior trim work and of course with the customer friendship we had with Lisa and Craig.
-Janelle B.

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My wife and I are more than happy with The Tuckerman Home Group. I worked closely with Craig Tuckerman through the entire building process. He was extremely helpful as well as skilled in all the aspects of home construction. If we were building again, Craig Tuckerman would be my first call.

- Steven Schumacher
Westerville, Ohio

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Morning Craig!  Can't believes it's been 1 year in our house, we still love it as much as we did from day 1!  Girls actually celebrated it's one year, any excuse to have a party! Hope all is well with you and your family!

- S. Thakkar

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:37

Quality

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Quality

  • Higher quality homes and superior customer service is what sets as apart from our competition
  • Talk to one of our buyers, and you'll find they talk about the knowledge, selection, and care that we give our homes … and the careful attention we pay to client service.
  • Those are the reasons we're often chosen over other builders.
  • We like to think of each home as if we were going to live in it ourselves.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:33

Do It Yourself Sale! BIA Builder's Boneyard

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Save The Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00am - 4:00pm!

Our very own Lisa Theado is volunteering her time at The Buiding Industry Association of Central Ohio to help pull off this gargantuan sale of surplus and donated supplies from trim, to architectural elements, to windows and doors.  Will there be garden and patio elements? Yes! Firepits, cupolas, tile, stone etc. will be offered at reduced prices and most items are brand new!  Details within/below:

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:14

Walking Around the Village

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Love Where You Live!

One of the most underrated evening activities is walking to your favorite restaurant. Okay, maybe not your favorite restaurant in the entire world, but being able to lace up and walk to something -- be it a restaurant, park, or community event is overlooked as an important part of "the good life."  Check out the Village!  The Village at Hannah Farms that is.  It is not only strategically located at the corner of Gahanna and New Albany, but it also is connected via a pedestrian path to real destinations unlike some of its isolated competitor developments. The picture gallery within highlights some amazing features of this well-planned 'neighborhood' like the truly scenic walk to Hannah Park and nearby restaurants.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:59

What Happens In Vegas, Ends Up On This Blog

2016 National Association of Home Builders International Building Show

The NAHB International Builders' Show is the nation’s largest annual residential housing construction trade event for manufacturers and suppliers of home construction products and services. Our own Craig Tuckerman and Lisa Theado visited this past week and have delivered a photographic report.

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Hi Craig,

We are LOVING the house!  We are so happy to be where we are.

We have been EXTREMELY pleased with the house.  Hope all is well and business is good! 

Todd Walter

 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:55

A Bridge To Somewhere...New Albany

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New Albany Country Club Walking Path To Thompson Park And Beyond.

Curious, we pinpointed exactly where the bridge will will span.  Thanks to New Albany for not disturbing the creek.  Article and map within:

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We were told by many people that our friendship with Craig would be destroyed by building with a friend. It is true that Craig could have made this a nightmare for us like so many people have had the misfortune of with other builders, but instead he made the process fun and exciting and gave us a beautiful home which we are very grateful for. We would definitely build with Tuckerman again and have recomended them to everyone.
-Tom & Erica

Thursday, 07 February 2013 21:08

Mindful Maintenance #2: Concrete Issues in Winter

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Freeze/Thaw & Chemical Attack

Its winter. Water turns to ice and it expands. When this occurs in the tiny pores of the concrete, the concrete becomes distressed and degrades. This occurs more rapidly with each next freeze/thaw cycle. Driving or parking on a snowy surface compacts the snow powder into ice. Thus its important to remove ice and snow from concrete slabs as promptly as possible after snowstorms. Its just as critical to protect concrete from abuse by pet urine, fertilizers, radiator overflow, repeated hosing, or de-icing agents, such as road salt that can drip from vehicles. All of these items can cause spalling (chipping of the surface) of concrete. Never put any calcium or salt products on any concrete surfaces.

Friday, 22 February 2013 13:38

WSJ Report on Lumber Costs

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Is the Public Aware of this Trend?

U.S. benchmark prices for lumber could rise around another 25% this year, according to Capital Economics, which added lumber to its coverage of agricultural commodities on Monday. “We think that the price of lumber could rise further this year and possibly reach fresh highs, as three key factors which forced prices higher over 2012 have further to run,” said Tom Pugh, commodities economist at Capital Economics, in a note.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:04

BINNS Report

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Craig is past president of the BIA. Dave Brown, current BIA President hits the highlights of the Columbus housing market in the third quarter:

"I am pleased to provide you with some various market data for the third quarter and YTD for our market area.

Single Family Permits are UP AGAIN
Single Family Home Sales are UP AGAIN
Single Family Lot Sales are UP AGAIN
Condominium Permits are UP AGAIN
Multi-Family Permits are UP AGAIN
Condominium Sales are UP AGAIN
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We worked with The Tuckerman Home Group to build our new home in New Albany, OH. The craftsmanship and quality of the home are second to none and we couldn't be happier with our decision to build with THG! We highly recommend Craig Tuckerman/Tuckerman Home Group as they helped us build the home of our dreams!

- M. Muzi
Westerville, Ohio

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:20

2014 BIA Parade of Homes by the Numbers

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4: Number of THG lots nearby where you can use all those interior design ideas you just gleaned from the Parade!

Did you know Central Ohio has been celebrating the BIA Parade of Homes since 1952?!  We have proudly participated in parades in 20062010, and built the Parade Foundation House for charity in 2008 and 2011.  Those links are to albums on our website, but if you prefer, you can view the albums on Houzz.com/Tuckerman.  This year we will be touring our colleagues' home just like you, but we have some notes... 

Saturday, 26 September 2015 11:18

Children's Hospital Event

The Tuckerman Home Group's Phil Hill and Family Celebrate with NCH's Pediatric Heart Surgery Unit

Phil & his wife Dawn welcomed little Angus Hill in February. Shortly after he was born, Angus was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital for heart surgery. Last month, doing great, Angus and family reunited with the doctors, nurses, and other pediatric heart patients for a fun-filled event at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:13

Two Lots Remain at Wentworth Crossing!

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Lots 35 and 48 are permitted for the popular Madison model

Act now for the trifecta of the new home-buying experience: a great home, at a great price, in a great location!  Wentworth Crossing is conveniently located off Central College Road...I get there by taking Rt 161 to New Albany Road, driving past the Giant Eagle (Kroger, Shmroger) and its 2 minutes down the road.

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Phil is a very professional, cutious, knowledgable, and skilled individual. I appreciate all of his help and enjoyed working with him.
-Lisa B.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:19

Pelotonia

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100% of all funds raised by Pelotonia directly support cancer research conducted at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:34

Rising Prices in the USA Today

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Big City Average: Home Prices Up 9.3%

While this USA Today story covers developments nationwide, several aspects pertain here in Central Ohio.  The highlights: Case-Schiller study shows prices up 9.3% from February 2012; Tight supply of homes is driving force in higher prices; Prices remain 29% below the peak in 2006.  We can add that for a builder of fine new homes, increased prices for lumber, finishes, and labor have begun to trickle down to the consumer.  While not a significant component of higher prices, Ohio residential codes were updated at the beginning of the year and mandate better quality homes.

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We truly appreciated the assistance from everyone involved. We love our home and thank you again for building us our dream home.
-Sue C.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:36

2011 Parade Home

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In June of 2011 the Tuckerman Home Group and the BIA of Central Ohio displayed the BIA Parade of Homes 2011 Foundation House, a Tuckerman Home Group creation.  The 59th Parade of Homes ran June 11-26 to much success at Olentagy Falls, Southern Deleware County.  Take a Virtual Tour Today!

Looking for a brand-new home at the prestigious New Albany Country Club?

Well we have you covered.  3540 Eyre Hall Pass is a 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath 5-level home.  Its floorplan is ideal for entertaining friends and family yet herein we highlight several features that put a focus on raising kids and making the most of downtime.

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Lisa and Craig are extremely trustworthy. We were impressed with the flexibility of the floor plans and were confident we would get a high quality home. We did!
-Sana H.

"LIVE: Craig & Lisa at Important Event

Craig Tuckerman and Lisa Theado are currently attending a joint realtor/builder event at the Columbus Convention Center downtown. We hope to soon inform both clients and partners about this HUGE change in the macroeconomic and regulatory environment for homes being built in 2017-2018. Featured speakers and speculation on tax changes within:

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This is the best house we ever lived in…we really would rather not leave this incredible home but it’s time. I’ll be 70 next year and it’s time to downsize and simplify. And we are spending 4-6 months in Florida each year. Thanks for building such a wonderful home for us.

Sincerely,

- D. Rowles

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:51

Engineering

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Our use of homebuilding science and technology helps hedge against unforseen weather, delays, field conditions, etc.

Engineering

  • Excavation to closing in an extremely efficient timeframe
  • With well-planned schedules, and on-site management.
  • Time-tested products and contractors to assure consistent, reliable construction.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:05

The Tuckerman Home Group Wins BIA Design Award

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Best New Home Architectural Design By A Custom Builder Priced $500,000 to $999,999

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio hosted The 27th Annual Marketing and Merchandising Award Ceremony.  We brought home the bling in four categories--see photos of The Best New Home Design that was recently purchased in The New Albany Country Club:

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:38

Positive Outlook - BIA Update November 2013

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We were recently profiled by the Building Industry Association.

“The BIA feels more energetic,” notes Tuckerman. “It feels much more like a teaching association than it ever used to -- and we need that, especially with how fast the technologies are changing. We have become more proactive and less reactionary.”--from the article within, or read it on the BIA website http://bit.ly/175dTyk.

Article By Vicki Payne, Photos By The Tuckerman Home Group

Aged bronze, aluminum, antique brass, bright nickel, bronze, brushed copper, chrome, cobalt, copper, distressed venetian bronze, gold, iron, light bronze, matt black, nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, pewter, platinum, polished brass, polished nickel, rust, satin bronze, satin chrome, satin nickel, silver, stainless steel, tin, ultra brass, white enamel, zinc! -- Story & Kitchen Tour Within

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The project was completed in a timely manner with excellent results.  We are very pleased with the quality of our new home.  Craig Tuckerman and his team did a great job and we would recommend them to anyone highly.

- Don Thacker

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:37

Personalization

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Personalization

  • Personalized and integrated packages that include a professional analysis of site, design, and financing.
  • Architects and draftsmen to help modify our current floor plans or create custom designs at very reasonable prices.
  • A design showroom is available with the latest designs and materials, staffed by experienced personnel who can introduce and explain to you our various products and vendors.

"Oooh, I get it now!" Making sense of the 23/270 Interchange

After weeks of water cooler talk & gossip during the holiday season, The Tuckerman Home Group seeks to understand all the construction at the 'top' of Route 270.  We connect the dots between shorter commutes and rising home values in Lewis Center and provide links to photos, videos, animations, and more because this project is really cool! -- Links within.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 23:51

ChadTough

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The mission of The ChadTough Foundation is to fund research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:53

Mindful Maintenance #1: Sump Pumps in Winter

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Easily Avoid Wet Basements and Fried Motors

It's that time of year again, when icy cold conditions can cause a cascading home maintenance nightmare for the uninformed.  Knowledge is power and we learned this one a decade ago while observing a mysterious geyser outside one of our recently built homes in Westerville.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:49

Great News For Sellers!

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We call it Sell-a-topia

So there may be no more exciting news for those considering selling their existing home than that within the front page of the Columbus Dispatch today.  Not only are interest rates uber-attractive, and competition from other homes on the market devestatingly low, but these factors combine to create an environment where homes are selling fast, FAST, FAST!

A highlight of the article includes the anecdote from Worthington of a seller who puts her ranch on the market on a Friday and receives two offers -- one for above asking price -- by Monday evening.

Monday, 14 April 2014 02:46

Mindful Maintenance #4: Spring Checklist

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If you are a Tuckerman home owner, consult chapter 9, Caring For Your Home.

As spring approaches, you can take a few key steps to ensure your home serves you well through the coming months. Please take time to check these items (that pertain) in and around your home and attend to any that need maintenance.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:50

Re-Store

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Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is a discount home improvement store that accepts and re-sells new and reusable home improvement building materials. The store is open to the public and revenue from sales directly offsets the administrative costs of Habitat for Humanity-Greater Columbus.

Number One, change your garage keypad code!

There has been a rash of home burglaries in New Albany and surrounding communities lately, but the good news is that several simple steps can stop the scoundrels in their tracks. - News and tips within.

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It is with a great deal of pleasure that we have the opportunity to express our complete satisfaction with the product (OUR HOME) provided by The Tuckerman Home Group and specifically our great pleasure in working with Craig Tuckerman, our builder, and Phil, the supervisor assigned to our project. We have been in our home for three years now and are so completely happy that it’s hard to put into words. Over the years we have built several houses and commercial buildings and we have never worked with any individuals that were so professional and accommodating as the team from The Tuckerman Home Group. Every small detail was handled promptly and exactly as we hoped it would be. The 6-month and 1 year follow-ups were above and beyond anything we had ever experienced from the building industry before. We have, as a result, recommended to many individuals that are looking for a home to look for one built by The Tuckerman Home Group first, as we can’t imagine any builder building a better home or being easier to work with in all stages of the process. The “no compromise” standard of quality coupled with the personal commitment to satisfying the customer is a rare and admirable combination not commonly found in today’s business world and the Tuckerman Home Group possesses these characteristics in every way imaginable.

- Dr. Donald R. and Marcia J. Rowles

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:30

Outside Columbus, Ohio

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Flying Horse Farms and Tour de Lis are two very worthy charities we became a part of because we know and trust those who tirelessly administer the efforts.

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