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Testimonials

My wife and I always loved the idea of building a home. We would joke about it, but never considered it becoming a reality. That all changed when we came across a new construction listing and reached out to Lauren and Mike.

Admittedly, we were a little apprehensive at first. As a tradesman, I have been in many homes and businesses where things weren’t done right. The first time we met Lauren and Mike, we knew we were in good hands. They showed us the property and then brought us to see a house they were building. The house was beautiful, and I noticed the quality immediately, from framing to finishing work.

They were easy to talk to and answered all of our questions. We decided to move forward with Lauren and Mike, and we couldn’t be happier with that choice. We really enjoyed the process just as much as the final product. We worked closely with Lauren and Mike to customize the house in almost every aspect: floor plan and layout, windows, paint, trim, kitchen design, flooring, roofing, siding, and everything in between. They were very accommodating, punctual, responsive and communicated well throughout the process. They made our ideas come to life, offered suggestions along the way, and never cut any corners.

We really enjoyed working with a smaller builder because of the intimate experience, excellent quality, and the ability to focus on us and our house. It only took about 7 months from settlement to the day we moved in, which was faster than we ever expected. We have friends who were buying new homes in developments, and it took over two years for them to move in. Some of them are still waiting!

In the end, we not only have a new house, but a home we love and are grateful we got to help design and build. If you’re considering new construction, we couldn’t recommend Mike and Lauren enough. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

– Mike & Holly

We had a great experience with ML Homes. Once we were under contract on our lot the team wasted no time in breaking ground. Lauren and Mike were incredibly accommodating of our ever-changing ideas and desires. They did an excellent job building our dream house, seamlessly incorporating our customization requests into the design.

Throughout the construction process, Lauren and Mike kept us informed with regular updates on the progress of our home. Their communication was clear and timely, ensuring that we were always in the loop. Lauren and Mike’s flexibility and willingness to work with us as our preferences evolved throughout the process were truly appreciated. They listened attentively to our feedback and adjusted accordingly, ensuring that the final result reflected our vision perfectly.

They made the entire experience smooth and enjoyable, and we are thrilled with the outcome of our home. Thank you to the ML Homes team for their patience, expertise, and commitment to making our dream home a reality.

– Chris & Kristin

We had a fantastic experience working with ML Homes to build our new home. From start to finish, they were a pleasure to work with. They communicated clearly to us throughout the whole process and were open and accommodating to our needs. What really stood out was their flexibility – they were cooperative in providing options that matched our preferences and the vision we had for our home.

Despite the inevitable stresses of home building, ML Homes made us feel supported and listened to every step of the way. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ML Homes to anyone planning to build their dream home.

– Rod & Janine

We cannot say enough about the Arechaga family! The Arechagas guided us through the sale of our home, assisted us with our land acquisition, and they also built our dream home. Mike and Lauren’s vast knowledge of real estate and construction is unparalleled.

Mike and Lauren provided honest feedback on the construction of our home, and they are always willing to go the extra mile for their clients. Mike even helped us move our cabinets out of storage. Lauren always answered all of the questions we asked, and we are forever grateful for everything they did for our family.

The Arechagas never pushed any upgrade on us, and if you can dream it, they can do it! We love our home so very much, and we won’t move unless the Arechagas are building our next one too!

– Cory and Kiera

Mike and Lauren were a pleasure to work with. Their knowledge and expertise was evident throughout the whole building process. Mike and Lauren handled everything from acquiring the land, getting all the building permits and dealing with everything up through the final closing. Mike and Lauren were easy to work with through the whole building process while constantly adjusting to different, custom requests while staying on time.

They were able to move walls and closets without having to do any redesigns. We were able to bounce ideas off of them to see what would and would not work, while they offered suggestions on how to improve the house. The experience was outstanding, and we cannot thank them enough.

– Kirk and Kelly

We met with a few local builders before deciding to work with ML Homes to build our forever home. From the first time we met Mike and Lauren, we felt immediately at ease and excited about partnering together.

Mike and Lauren took their time in sharing the floor plan with us, went over the process/timeline of the actual build and made us feel comfortable and assured that they’d keep us informed along the way. Having one floor plan to work with made us feel less overwhelmed with choosing a design. And we were able to completely customize all of the finishes – both interior and exterior.

Throughout the process, we always felt like we knew what was going on, we had a good handle on the schedule, and were always able to access Mike and Lauren when we had questions throughout the process. Both were also helpful when it came to design details and decisions that needed to be made. We never felt “in the dark” or “on our own” in the process. We are so happy with the finished product. The first floor is open and inviting. And the second story offers a generous master suite that we love so much! Plus, we have space to grow in the future should we choose to finish our basement.

Even after moving in, Mike and Lauren have been accessible and available to address our post-construction needs. We tell all our family and friends what a great experience we had working with a small, local home builder. And we firmly believe that made the difference in the process being smooth and seamless. Mike and Lauren feel more like treasured friends and we are grateful for the experience we had designing our dream home.

– Loren & Sarah

My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Lauren while purchasing our beautiful home. We were able to start negotiations just in time for us to pick all of our finishes and really put our own touch on everything. This did mean we had to really buckle down and pick out everything over the course of only a few weeks which was quite a daunting task. Thankfully, we had Lauren to keep us sane and on track to getting everything picked out in an order that made sense. Because of her we were able to settle on time. Not sure how we would have been able to do anything without her help. Lauren has been patient, fair, honest and responsive. Everything we could have asked for.

– Andrew & Mary Jo    

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arechaga’s for helping us to move into our dream home.  The architecture of the home with the gorgeous stone on the front of the house, high vaulted ceilings and open floor plan are just some of the things we enjoy living in everyday.  Lauren Arechaga and I worked closely together to make sure all of the finishes and details of our new home were exactly what we were looking to achieve.  Lauren always answered all of my questions quickly, which made the new construction process much easier on my husband and I.  When we unfortunately hit some unexpected hiccups with a government agency (not by the fault of the Arechaga’s or ours) the Arechaga’s worked with us and helped resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  We no longer enjoy our hotel rooms on vacation like we used to and always look forward to coming back to the home we absolutely LOVE.

– Tara & Roy 

The building process can be difficult one.  With time lines and many details and concerns. What has made our building experience work?  By having open communication with both Mike and Lauren we have been able to resolve any issues that arose.  One of the most important qualities for Stacy and I, is follow up.   After we moved into our new home,  Mike was prompt with issues that came about after we moved in.   He resolved those issues.  I would feel confident in recommending ML Homebuilders for your new construction. 

– Greg & Stacey 

Our home is beautifully designed with attention to even the smallest of details. On top of loving our home, Mike and Lauren were great to work with. They were always available helping us with anything we needed to ensure we were happy. Mike even cut our grass once before we were able to buy a mower and helped hang our lights! I doubt you would get this amount of personal attention from a large builder. Thank you both!

– Jeremy and Alicia

When Kevin and I decided to purchase new construction, we compared a few different options. We realized that the “big builders” seemed to be more rigid and made us feel like we were just a number. With Michael and Lauren, it was different – we dealt directly with them throughout the whole process and they were able to answer all of our questions. They were helpful with customizations and responding to all of our inquiries over the course of several months. The level of attention and communication made the daunting process of building a home more manageable. In the end, we love our home and feel fortunate that we were able to put personal touches on it with the help of Michael and Lauren.

– Kevin & Jillian