John Barrett, Owner of Barr Homes, began his real estate career in 1972 and started focusing on new construction over 20 years ago. By working in the housing market and communicating directly with buyers, John became keenly aware of their wants and expectations. Feeling that there was a need for cost effective homes with practical, yet exciting floor plans, he established Barr Homes in 2001.
John’s ability to discern market trends and decipher customer’s real needs was essential in designing staple floor plans and has been the key reason for Barr Homes’ success!
BARR HOMES STAFF
Building approximately 25 houses per year, Barr Homes key office employees are listed below and the remaining staff assists in the finishing details of each home.
John – Owner, Sales
47 years experience in real estate
Becky – Accounting and buyer selections
Greg – Sales and Marketing
Alisha – Sales and office
Jake – Construction Superintendent
Supervising and scheduling the subcontractors
Barr Homes has the best group of hard working employees and subcontractors building high quality homes for its customers. Due to the stability of Barr Homes, the same core group of subcontractors have been working with Barr Homes for over 15 years. This enables Barr Homes to offer quality and consistency to its home buyers.
When deciding on a builder it is important to understand the standard features and allowances included in the base price of the home. Barr Homes has one of the lowest base prices in the area and is still able to offer many standard features that are considered upgrades by other builders. The standard features are specific to the floor plan that you choose. Refer to the standard features on the Floorplans page associated with each floor plan. Barr Homes also has many options and upgrades available as noted on the options list below. For more information and pricing on options and upgrades available, please contact the Barr Homes office.
BARR HOMES OPTION LIST*
- 4 car tandem garage
- Walk-in “hidden” pantry (over 32 sq ft of storage)
- Wood floor in kitchen/dinette/backhall
- 3/4 bath rough-in in basement
- Cottage lap siding on all 4 sides of house (front is standard)
- Hard surface upgrades – tile bath floors, tile shower walls, granite countertops, etc.
- Plumbing fixture upgrades
- Walk out basements with 12×14 cedar deck
- Day light windows in basement
- 9 ft ceilings on main level
- 9 ft poured foundation walls
- White woodwork
- Upgraded cabinetry (oak standard)
- Insulation packages
*Option list shown above is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. Please contact the Barr Homes office for specific option questions and pricing.
One of the most common questions received from prospective buyers is “How long does it take to build a Barr Home?” The answer is roughly 8 months from the date of the purchase agreement. However, Barr Homes builds in many jurisdictions in the area and the turnaround time for permits and inspections can vary. Due to this variability, firm closing dates are unable to be set with a buyer until the initial inspections are completed.
If you are looking for a new home and do not have 8 months to wait, Barr Homes has the solution for you! Barr Homes is one of the largest spec builders in the area. There are homes for sale at all stages of construction all around the Omaha area.
Barr Homes standard warranty program includes a 1 year warranty on all defects, with a 30 day and 11 month follow-up. ProHome of Nebraska manages Barr Homes warranty and follows the guidelines established by the National Association of Home Builders.