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Last Chance for Villas at Preston Hollow!

Categories: Communities, New Homes, Shaddock Homes | Posted: June 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Last Chance for Villas at Preston Hollow!

If you haven’t seen our gorgeous community of Villas at Preston Hollow, you’re missing out! This cul-de-sac community is one of a kind. We’ve built low-maintenance homes for those that still want a luxury lifestyle. Preston Hollow features 1-2 story luxury patio homes all within minutes of the best dining and entertainment the city has to offer. Another bonus is that this Plano community is serviced by the highly rated Frisco school system.

This neighborhood has been selling out so fast that we only have a handful of homes for sale, including our stunning model. This Saxony by Shaddock Homes Model is the #1 selling 4440 Plan. Light and bright home features large open living area with 2 story ceilings adjacent to casual dining and beautifully appointed kitchen. Appliance upgrades include professional grade stainless steel apron front gas cooktop and double ovens. Two large master suites, one upstairs, one down. Leaseback needed through 10/31/18.

Catch our model or another Move-In ready home before your chance is gone! Find out more about Villas at Preston Hollow here and go here to view our available homes.

Shaddock Homes Places #1…

Categories: Awards & Recognition, Events, Shaddock Homes | Posted: June 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Shaddock Homes Places #1…

Last night was the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50 awards and we are beyond thrilled to announce that we are the #1 fastest growing middle market company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Shaddock Homes has been working hard to deliver dream homes with superior craftsmanship to all of our homebuyers. Check out this article for more information on the Middle Market 50 and our growth.

The Dallas Business Journal also did a wonderful write up on Peter H. Shaddock which you can find below:

For 50 years, Plano-based Shaddock Homes has specialized in building custom, luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The key to the company’s longevity and growth, CEO Peter Shaddock said, has been building the most beautiful houses. “Quite frankly, we’re better than our competition,” he said. “We have better looking stuff.”

Since 2015, Shaddock Homes has grown its headcount by eight, to 54 employees. Far more impressive is the company’s revenue growth: $89 million in 2015, $126 million in 2016, and a whopping $277 million last year. The company has a strong reputation in the North Texas homebuilding industry, said Ted Wilson, principal of Dallas-based Residential Strategies, which analyzes the Dallas-Fort Worth residential market. “Shaddock Homes is a great story,” Wilson said. “They build a really high-quality house and they’re very active throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.” “The work ethic in that family is unbelievable,” he added. “They know how to make a deal. They have kind of a folksiness about them, but they’re very smart, very shrewd.”

Shaddock Homes faces growing competition in the market, Peter Shaddock said. “What’s happened is the Dallas Metroplex has been so successful that a lot of competition has moved into the area,” he said. “Lots of competition creates shortages in labor supply and higher labor prices because everybody needs (workers). Lot prices rise. Material shortages also cause everything to go up. Mortgage rates are going up, so it squeezes your buyer into buying less house.” To combat some of the problems, Shaddock is building slightly smaller homes to keep the price down, he said. Tradition and homeowner satisfaction in the higher-priced home market, and the focus on building north of Interstate 635, differentiates Shaddock Homes, he said. The company offers a variety of innovative home designs and constantly tries to provide exterior and interior craftsmanship that distinguish it from other Dallas homebuilders, he added.

“Our houses are supposed to appeal to not the average guy, but the average abnormal guy,” Shaddock said. “Somebody who has a good income, like doctors. A lot of people build south of LBJ. We build north of LBJ.” Attention to detail, creativity and the ability to understand homeowners’ needs allows the company to create functional, open floor plans, Shaddock said. The homes accommodate today’s most requested features, including clean-lined design, energy efficient materials and private baths for every bedroom in the house. The family home-building company has the characteristics of a smaller builder with the financial strength of a national homebuilding company, Shaddock said. Shaddock Homes builds in some of the most desired locations and highly regarded school districts, Shaddock said. The company’s communities are located in Carrollton, Celina, Dallas, Frisco, Lewisville, McKinney, Parker, Plano, St. Paul and Wylie.

Bill Hethcock – Staff Writer
Dallas Business Journal

Local Frisco Highlights!

Categories: Communities, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes | Posted: June 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Frisco Highlights!

Selecting your dream home is no easy task. There’s a million factors like school district and commute from your job. But don’t forget the fun part of moving where you get to explore a brand new area! Shaddock Homes currently builds in 17 communities, but 6 of those are in Frisco. So we want to highlight some of the best food and entertainment areas that service those 6 communities.

Legacy West

If you’re in the mood to shop till you drop a great place to explore is Legacy West. This is a 250-acre urban destination housing must-have retail, a vast variety of dining and so much more. The drive from all 6 of these communities is under 20 minutes and it worth every second. The retail space covers a wide variety of offerings from Tesla to Warby Parker. You can find clothes, home goods, accessories and more. If you need refueling while out, there’s also a diverse selection of dining options. You can grab a Starbucks drink while you shop, treat yourself to a sweet something from Sprinkles, grab something quick from Shake Shack or have date night at Toulouse. You can’t lose with choosing a day at Legacy West. Find out more here.

Dr. Pepper Ballpark

Looking for a fun outing for the whole family? You should consider a Rough Riders game at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Nothing says a great fun fueled day like enjoying America’s Favorite Pass-time, Baseball. The Rough Riders season is in full swing with a full schedule of home games. You can procure single game tickets for between $8-25 with many exciting promotional nights as well. If you get too hot out at the game the stadium offers the most unique water feature in a professional sports venue, the Choctaw Lazy River. Find out more about events here.

Stonebriar Centre

If you need a more diverse selection of just clothing retail, you won’t be disappointed with Stonebriar Centre. This retail location offers clothing options for the whole family in various designs and styles with options like H&M, Macy’s and the Children’s Place. But don’t think Stonebriar Centre is only for clothes, it also offers a variety of entertainment as well. You can catch a movie at the AMC, indoor skydive with Ifly or spend hours gaming at Dave & Buster’s. Find out more here.

Toyota Stadium

This soccer-specific stadium is home to FC Dallas, but that doesn’t limit the events of the stadium. Along with the soccer season in full swing (tickets vary from $25-$75 each) there’s a special event coming up in October. The National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction weekend will be October 20th and features the popular band Imagine Dragons. You’ll be able to see future games and concerts at this amazing 20,500 seat venue. Find out more here.

 

Energy Saving Tips for Your New Home!

Categories: Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: June 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Energy Saving Tips for Your New Home!

We know what to expect as we enter summer here in Texas: toasty weather and higher electric bills. With the impending heat, we would like to give you some energy saving tips for when you move into your new Shaddock Home. We’ve narrowed our tips down to three categories, so we can focus on the biggest places to save energy!

1. Lighting

  • Embrace the dreamy natural light in your home! During daylight hours utilize the natural light in rooms you’re using to cut down on the electric bill, lighting accounts for about 12% of a residential bill.
  • Make sure to use your window shades and curtains on rooms you aren’t in! Be diligent during summer on keeping your shades closed, it’ll help cool your home.
  • Remember to always replace your light bulbs with energy efficient ones with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. These bulbs offer longer lasting light and are more energy-efficient, which will save you money in the long run. Since the average home uses 40 bulbs, switching over to greener bulbs is a great way to save on your electrical bill.

2. Electronics and Appliances

  • If you’re cooking simple meals, use smaller appliances to cook instead of your stove! For example, using a microwave will save more energy compared to your stove.
  • When you do use your oven, don’t peek! Every time you open your oven the temperature drops around 25 degrees and takes longer to cook. But try turning off the oven a few minutes before the cooking time runs out. Your food should continue to cook without using the extra electricity!
  • Wait until night to run the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer! Doing laundry at night will keep your home cooler and reduce strain on the power grid.
  • Shop till you drop at the grocery store! Did you know that your refrigerators and freezers actually run at peak efficiency when full? But be careful about overfilling as that can reduce airflow making the appliance work harder.
  • Have extra time on your hands? Turn off the heat drying portion of your dishwasher and dry your dishes by hand. This will cut down on energy.
  • Turn on your ceiling fans! Running your fans will add comfort to your home without having to raise the thermostat higher.
  • While it might be more convenient, don’t charge your cell phone overnight. It only takes a few hours to charge fully and it wastes energy leaving it plugged in.

3. Water

  • Conserve! On average a single homeowner can save around $150 a year with small habit changes with their water usage. For example: Don’t keep the water running when you brush your teeth or shaving. Only use it when you actually need it. Only wash full loads of clothes, utilizing every instance of running the washing machine. Take more showers and less baths, you can save gallons of water each time.
  • Wash clothes in cold water and you’ll save some cash while you do it. 90% of the energy used by your washer is used to heat the water. Using cooler water for every load will save you energy and money.

Home Trends: The Statement Wall

Categories: Design Trends, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Home Trends: The Statement Wall

Here at Shaddock Homes we strive to build dream homes for every one of our buyers. Because of that we do a lot of research to stay up to date with design styles and trends. One of the biggest things we have been seeing in home design is having statement walls.

Statement walls have always been around, but they are having a revival moment now. There are also endless ways to have a statement wall in your home and also very different ways to do it. This trend is super exciting due to how much impact it can have on a room. Our favorite statement wall designs are: reclaimed wood, shiplap and wallpaper. We’ve utilized these trends in our models in almost every type of room. Which of these styles would you like to see more of? Also, don’t forget to check out our Design Studio here for more information on home design. Or head over to our Pinterest for more inspiration.

 

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