He has made the process extremely enjoyable.
Prior to contacting Grant, we had looked at several houses that were already built and made offers on two of them. Unfortunately at the time, those offers fell through and left us with a feeling of frustration associated with our house search. As a result, we began to think about building our new home, and this caused us to contact Grant. When we first talked to Grant, he informed us that he was in the process of starting his own business, and he would love for us to be his first customers. Any feelings of uneasiness that we had due to the newness of his business quickly disappeared after meeting with him for the first time. Right from the beginning we felt comfortable talking with Grant and asking him questions.
Grant has been extremely knowledgeable about the details involved with building our home. He has informed us about even the smallest details. Since this is our first home, we had many uncertainties that some people might refer to as “dumb” questions. Grant never responded in that manner. He took every question seriously and answered it to the best of his ability. Grant was also patient in explaining all of our different options to us. When the price he offered us came in at around fifteen thousand more than what we were looking to spend, Grant didn’t try to push us into accepting his offer. On the contrary, he explained why the house that he would be building was worth the price in the long run. As a result, we decided to accept the offer because it included everything we were looking for in a new home.
In conclusion, Grant has done an outstanding job of building our home. He has made the process extremely enjoyable for us. We have no doubt that Grant will continue to be available if any problems would happen to arise after closing. We would gladly recommend Grant to anyone interested in building a new home.
-Daidra & Jarred Jagger
Not only did our project go smoothly, it went brilliantly!
We needed to add-on to our existing home to accommodate elderly parents, and we needed it fast! We literally wanted to attach a second house to our original house. It was a challenging project. We talked to two other builders, and then we talked to Grant Giese. Grant took all the time we needed to answer our questions and make us feel comfortable with the process. We chose Grant, and he launched into action.
Having previously built a home, we expected the worse. Not only did our project go smoothly, it went brilliantly! At every juncture, Grant was there to answer questions, supervise subcontractors and ensure the work progressed properly and efficiently.
Sadly, we lost mom during construction, so we had an even greater sense of urgency to complete the addition more quickly. Knowing our situation, Grant accelerated the project any way that he could. He even stayed late into the night on several occasions cleaning, touching-up paint and doing whatever was necessary to get the house finished.
Dad is now living with us in his comfortable, well-built new home! A big “thank you” to Grant Giese for being more than a project manager; for not just focusing on quality construction, but for understanding the human side of building a home.
Nancy Strack and Barbara Middleton
-Nancy Strack & Barbara Middleton
Grant Giese made our home building experience a breeze!
We often heard horror stories from people about building a house. We have no idea what those people were talking about, because Grant Giese made our home building experience a breeze! He had better customer service than we ever expected, sometimes even meeting with us to go over our house plans in the evenings or weekends to accommodate our work schedules. We designed the house ourselves and Grant helped us mold our ideas into a set of plans that were constructable while still suiting our needs. He always took the time to go over our questions and was extremely patient with our last minute changes and requests. He held to his estimate and schedule all while doing quality work. All of our friends have commented that they have never seen a house go up so quickly. Grant was very good about scheduling work activities at the job site so there was always work going on. The house looked different every day. We have a great house that is green certified (an extra “wow” in our opinion) all because we found the right builder for us. He is an excellent and trustworthy builder. We’ve been recommending Grant to all our friends and will continue to do so.
-Phil & Teresa Reksel
Grant's use of the latest in design technologies really helped us envision our dream home.
From the day we first contacted grant about helping us build our family's new home he was engaged and focused on us and our project. Grant's use of the latest in design technologies really helped us envision our dream home before it was built alleviating any questionable areas. The selection process could have been a daunting task, but Grants years of experience and patience came into play when it was time to narrow down our choices. We had our eyes set on a move in date and Grant exceeded that expectation without cutting any corners. Grant always knew what was going on and was able to answer any questions. The house turned out absolutely wonderful and we are so glad we chose Green Goose Homes as our home builder.
-Greg & Kelli Koutsouros
If you want a quality builder who is fun to work with and always accessible, Green Goose is the way to go!
We love our new Green Goose home! Our new home is beautiful and stylish and fits all of our needs. We wanted a home that was completely wheelchair accessible, but didn’t look like a hospital. We also love that it is a custom home and doesn’t look like everyone else’s on the block. Grant is very easy and fun to work with. He kept us informed every step of the way and even texted us pictures of exciting things that they finished that day while we were at work.
Now that we have lived in our home through the hottest summer in years, we can attest to the fact that his insulation process is well worth it! Our electric bills for the hottest summer months were lower than our budget bill for our old house despite the fact that our new house is bigger. Our electric bill at our old house would have easily been $100 more for those really hot months. We can’t wait to see how we do in the winter months.
If you want a quality builder who is fun to work with and always accessible, Green Goose is the way to go!
-Erik & Katy Props
Grant helped our dream come true!
You know those horror stories you hear about building a home? Not from the Azpells, you won’t. We were a high maintenance little family; building for the first time. We were looking to build a green home (as green as we could afford) that still met our family’s needs. We designed our floor plan and Grant helped our dream come true. Every project has hiccups; ours was no exception. These were out of anyone’s control, and Grant’s calm and reassuring presence made it all so easy. Our experience was wonderful, and if we weren’t in our home for life, we’d do it AGAIN! Grant worked with us from beginning to end (and beyond). Grant is patient, kind, experienced, insightful, customer and quality oriented. Our home was certified a Gold Level Green Home. We were so pleased with our results that we left the Green Goose Homes sign in the yard for 4 months. We would like everyone to have the opportunity that we have had.
-David Azpell & Kelly Murray
Mind blowing built-in shelves and nooks....I love everything about my house.
In the summer of 2011, I went with my real estate agent to look at homes in the 400,000 price range. They were all not at all what I thought a 400,000 home should be. I saw cheap finishes, crooked work, and leaky old windows. THEN, we went to see a brand new Green Goose home. There was granite in bathrooms and kitchen, wood floors, and mind blowing built-in shelves and nooks. I was blown away. On top of all that, the house was green. Solid argon filled windows, extra insulation, water restricting faucets, and tankless water heater, were prominent winning features. THEN, I met Grant Giese. He is honest, conscientious, kind, friendly, and hard working. I now live in a brand new Green Goose home. I love everything about my house.
-Karen & Peter Ansorge
He either met or was ahead of schedule throughout the whole project.
Green Goose Homes built us a custom home that we absolutely love!!
Grant listened to what we wanted, let us do what we wanted to do and helped guide us through a process that could have been overwhelming. He gave us a schedule and a "list" of what decisions he needed from us and he either met or was ahead of schedule throughout the whole project. He provided itemized billing and always answered all of our questions. One of the hardest things to do when building is to visualize how all the pieces, colors, and textures will come together. Grant had a great selection of examples and/or pictures for us to choose from and he introduced us to people who had expertise in whatever we were trying to decide on.
He and all the people who work for Green Goose Homes were professional, courteous and did beautiful custom work. His attention to detail and willingness to care for the customer’s needs/wants, is one of the reasons Grant is so fantastic to work with.
We are very pleased with our home and highly recommend Green Goose Homes.
Scott & Christy
-Scott & Christy Shives
I was impressed by his creativity, attention to detail, communication and honesty.
The homebuilding process with Green Goose was positive in every way! As a young widow, building a house by myself could have been an exhausting and overwhelming project, but that was not the case with Green Goose Homes. From the planning stage through completion Grant guided me through the process resulting in a home that fits my needs perfectly! Grant went above and beyond and I was impressed by his creativity, attention to detail, communication and honesty. My new home is everything I wanted thanks to the high standards set by Green Goose Homes. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have built with Grant!
If we were not so happy with our home, we would build with Green Goose Homes again!
When we started the process of building our new home, we knew what we were looking for in a builder. We were looking for a builder who would build a quality, energy- efficient home. Thankfully, we found that builder quickly in Green Goose Homes. We have lived in our Green Goose Home for about 9 months. We just love it! Grant did a wonderful job of being part of our home from its conception to its completion. He oversaw every element of the building process, and not one day went by that someone wasn’t working at our house during construction. Grant held true to his completion date and was available throughout the entire building process and beyond. Any questions we have had over the past 9 months are answered quickly and professionally. Everyone who worked on our home was courteous, professional, and helpful. Our utility bills have been extremely low in our new “Gold Level Green Home.” We have yet to have a combined gas and electric bill over $200 (and we heat and cool over 3000 square feet of living space). We think this is incredible! Our home is quiet, well-built, and a joy to live in. Our children love the special features Green Goose Homes uses in their homes—tankless water heater, fancy light switches, and the touch kitchen faucet. Our entire family has been very happy in our home for many reasons. We highly recommend choosing Green Goose Homes to build your next home. If we were not so happy with our home, we would build with Green Goose Homes again! It was a great experience that we recommend if you are interested in building a new, quality, energy-efficient home.
-Joel & Desiree Mulder
Grant did a great job incorporating our design and material purchases with his knowledge and expertise in building.
We knew we wanted to build an energy efficient/eco-friendly home that we would spend the rest of our lives in. Luckily we stumbled across Green Goose Homes, at the time, a fairly new player in the custom market and immediately our plan was set into action. Nine months later we continue to be thrilled with our beautiful home. Our home encompasses many unusual/contemporary features and likely some first time things for Grant as a builder (though this did not deter him). Grant did a great job incorporating our design and material purchases with his knowledge and expertise in building. He was always readily available to answer questions or concerns and immediately put our minds at ease. Grant is great to work with; he is patient, kind, has an excellent eye for detail and is very informative. We are very happy with our home and would recommend Green Goose Homes to anyone looking to build.
-Juliet & Bruce Schehlein
Today, I wake up every morning and go to sleep every night feeling thankful that I chose Grant as my builder.
Two years ago, our family shared a dream. We wanted my grandchildren to grow up with extended family and love all around them. My daughter and her husband found beautiful property just west of Mulberry, Indiana complete with their perfect home and five wooded acres. The day they closed on their house, our journey began.
To me, choosing the right builder was the most important step in the journey. I wanted a “green” home nestled in the woods and everywhere I turned, Grant’s name came up. Our first meeting focused on what I really wanted in a home; and when I saw the blueprint and specifications, it was evident he had listened. With a few modifications to meet my budget, we were off and running.
Imagine, a shopping trip complete with your own personal assistant, picking out the siding, brick, floor coverings, cabinetry, doors, lighting and paint, all the time knowing that you are shopping within your budget.
That month, we broke ground and never looked back. On Labor Day Weekend, less than four months after the first bulldozer arrived, Grant handed me the keys to my new home and a notebook containing my ‘green home certificate;’ his guarantee, complete with 30 day and one year reviews; and, the name and contact information for every subcontractor who had worked to provide me with my perfect home.
Today, I wake up every morning and go to sleep every night feeling thankful that I chose Grant as my builder. Do you have questions; give me a call – Aadron 765-418-0859 – wishing you the best in your “forever home!”
We have been in our Green Goose home for almost a year now and could not have been happier with our choice of builders!
We have been in our Green Goose home for almost a year now and could not have been happier with our choice of builders! Having built many homes over the years and worked with many different builders, we must say that this was the smoothest and easiest process we have gone through. Grant is extremely knowledgeable about the building process and has a wonderful eye for design. He surrounds himself with a great team that are all delightful to work with. Nothing seems to rattle him - he can come up with a solution for any problem and is definitely a man of his word. We love our home and wouldn't change a thing! We have had many compliments on our home and we gladly tell them it is a Green Goose home!
-Richard & Rhonda Gelineau
Grant truly cares about his buyers and wants them to be 100% happy with the results.
We are the (very) proud owners of a Green Goose Home! Grant and his team built our home in 2012 and we could not be happier with the results. Grant and Andy were on the job everyday overseeing every detail of the construction. I would venture to say the customer service we received cannot be found with most other builders. Grant truly cares about his buyers and wants them to be 100% happy with the results. Our guests have marveled at how beautiful our home is and we couldn’t agree more. Grant and his team are A#1 in our book!
-Todd & Jane Harper
Grant answered our questions and responded to our requests promptly, patiently and thoroughly
Since we were not from the Lafayette area, building a house in an area where we knew nearly no one at first seemed nearly impossible. Then we found Grant. When we met Grant, we had a rough house plan and no lot. Grant spent time finding appropriate lots before we traveled to the area. He made the selection process for items such as fixtures, cabinets, appliances, paint colors and the like into an enjoyable process by scheduling meetings with knowledgeable, helpful suppliers during several of our visits to the Lafayette area. Once the construction began, Grant kept us posted on progress through frequent emails, pictures, and phone calls. But even more importantly, he scheduled time with us on those days that we were in the Lafayette area. Grant answered our questions and responded to our requests promptly, patiently and thoroughly, and when changes were in order, he followed through that entire process. When we visited the house during construction, the interior and exterior were neat and uncluttered, and the subcontractors were courteous and very competent. Our house was completed according to Grant’s detailed Gant chart, so we always knew what was happening at any given week. We appreciated the thirty-day and one-year walk through, clear evidence that Grant stands behind his work. The Home Owners Manual that we received at closing has been a valuable resource for information about our home, and we appreciate the time and effort spent in creating it. Would we recommend Grant to a friend??? Absolutely!!
-Tom & Ann Phillips
He understood that we needed a home that worked for our needs and also the needs of our whole family
When we decided to build a house we chose Green Goose Homes because we wanted a high quality home that was also energy efficient. From the moment we met Grant we knew he was the right builder for us. He understood that we needed a home that worked for our needs and also the needs of our whole family, including our disabled daughter. With that in mind he spent time going over floor plans with us and reworking them until we had it exactly right. The construction process itself went very smoothly and the house was completed a couple of weeks before we expected it to be. We have only positive things to say about our experience with Green Goose Homes. Grant was there with us the whole way making sure we stayed in budget and answering any questions we may have had along the way. We have now been in our house for four months and it is absolutely perfect for our family and everything we had hoped for. We highly recommend Green Goose Homes!
-Brian & Valerie Adkins
Recommending Green Goose to anyone interested in building is a no-brainer to us.
Grant and his team made our first home building experience a positive, exciting project that resulted in a home we are thrilled to call our own. Throughout each step of the process, Grant’s patience and knowledgeable answers to our many first-timer questions gave us confidence that the final product would match our vision. We were uniformly pleased with his organization and dependable follow-up. Grant consistently delivered on his commitments, including all aspects of the pricing, quality, and timing of the build. Additionally, as two working professionals, we were very happy with his ability to meet on weekends and evenings. Since moving-in almost a year ago, we have been so proud to welcome our family and friends into our new place and very pleased to hear their compliments about how lovely the house is. Recommending Green Goose to anyone interested in building is a no-brainer to us. We have complete confidence they will be as pleased with Grant and his team as we are!
-Adam & Dianna Clute
We have been in our house over a year and we are delighted with the choice we made...
We had built a home previously with a cookie cutter builder and did not get many options to make the home ours. We were looking to move and had started out looking at existing homes, because frankly we did not want to build and have to deal with another builder. After looking at what was out there and not finding anything that completely met what we wanted, we started looking at land. We looked at several builders and decided to go with Grant because he was very personable, and built quality energy efficient homes. He uses only certain sub-contractors which we felt was a plus, and he gave us the freedom to build what we wanted. We wanted something a bit different than the plans Green Goose had so we designed our own home. Grant and his team helped along the way with ideas and modifications. My husband and I had fun picking out colors, flooring and all the design factors that went into our home. We have been in our house over a year and we are delighted with the choice we made to build. We love our Green Goose Home…
... upon entering Grant's house, we were blown away
We love our new Green Goose home! When we first began this process during the summer of 2011, we were not sure whether we would build or buy existing. After looking around at our price range, we weren't satisfied that we would find anything that met our needs and/or wants. So we began considering building. Our first exposure with Green Goose Homes and Grant Giese was during the Parade of Homes 2011. We visited several homes, and upon entering Grant's house, we were blown away. The floor plan was exactly what we were looking for, and all the extras that were included was just icing on the cake. The built-ins, granite counter tops, and other amenities were superb. And the green aspect was definitely one of a kind in this area. We began investigating Grant, as well as other builders, and became convinced that he was who we were looking for. Once we met with him, we were sure. As this is our first home building experience, we weren't exactly sure what to expect, but he put all of our worries to rest. As an engineer and interior designer, we both had very specific ideas and wishes, and Grant answered them all. He was also very understanding of our budget, and helped us stay within it. He kept us informed through the entire building process, and answered any questions we had.
We were and are very happy with the choice we made when we decided to build with Grant. If we ever decide to build again (although I don't know why we would ever want to!), we will definitely choose Grant Giese and Green Goose Homes.
-Stuart & Cynthia Niese
The professionalism and high level of quality that Grant, Andy, and all of the subcontractors brought to the table were unparalleled.
We built our home with Green Goose one year ago, and we could not be happier. The entire process went smoothly, on schedule, from start to finish (which was extra important since we were expecting our second child soon after closing). The service we have received from Grant and Andy before, during, and after the sale has been excellent, and has exceeded our expectations. We talked with several other builders prior to choosing Green Goose Homes, but only Grant made us feel comfortable that all of our needs would be met as we built our forever home. We are so glad we trusted our instincts and chose him to build for us. The professionalism and high level of quality that Grant, Andy, and all of the subcontractors brought to the table were unparalleled. People often visit our home and comment on the high quality of construction. Many of our friends and family have built with other builders, and have horror stories about getting problems fixed after closing. Our experience has been the complete opposite. As with any new build, some very small issues have come up, and even the most minor problems have been addressed and fixed without any inconvenience or stress to us. We are so grateful to Grant Giese for building our dream home, and we would highly recommend him to anyone.
-Beth and Casey McCool