“Kansas City home builders recognize Forner – La Voy Builders as the leading custom home builder in Kansas City.  We specialize in new custom home construction, teardowns, and remodeling.”

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Building Your Dream

At Forner – LaVoy Builders, we make your dream come to life. You will see the tangibles – the design & layout developed, the colors & fixtures you chose, the textures you selected – but you will experience the intangibles that other Kansas City home builders don’t bring to life. It is often difficult for our customers to put into words the emotion and personality they want from their custom home. We understand. We know. We grasp the unspoken, the abstract – and we work with you to make it real. If you ask our customers to describe their custom homes, they will talk about how, as they return home and wind down their drive, a small smile begins as the burdens of the day begins to lift. They describe the comfort felt as the familiar sounds and smells of home stimulate their senses. And how the sight of their family gathered together baking, doing homework, or just relaxing evokes the calming effect of contentment. Or how the roaring fire and that private time in the old comfortable chair each create a form of warmth to melt all stress away. We help our customers create and customize their own private retreats – their own sanctuaries. We can help you make your dream come true too. Thank you for visiting Forner – LaVoy, premier custom home builder in Kansas City…and welcome home.

Our Approach To Building Your Dream

Designing & building a custom home or renovating a home is a complicated undertaking. There are many moving parts to manage – numerous vendors, suppliers & tradesmen, material acquisitions, pricing of bids, financial & banking relationships, building codes & inspections, and project schedules. It requires years of experience to be able to manage and navigate this labyrinth to successfully design and build a home. Simply sequencing the stages of construction is not enough. A comprehensive project & construction management methodology must be employed and is what separates a true custom home builder from a here-today-gone-tomorrow contractor. While many contractors hope for a successful outcome for you, we know that hope is not a plan.

At Forner – LaVoy Builders, we have combined Rick Forner’s home building & construction expertise and James La Voy’s client service & program management expertise to develop a methodology we call “Building Dreams” — a state-of-the art, customer-centric and quality-minded approach to constructing your home that delivers a truly exceptional building experience for you. “Building Dreams” was not developed based on hope but instead through thoughtful deliberation aimed to ensure your success. Learn more below about how we plan for your success rather than hope for it.

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Understand How ‘Building Dreams’ Succeeds

When building a custom home, delivering the quality & customer experience you deserve & expect requires much more than simply overseeing the stages of construction. It requires coordination of the varied facets of a building project in a fashion that ensures success — success defined as an on-time and on-budget project combined with an experience that you enjoyed. That is the outcome you deserve and the outcome we strive to achieve with every homeowner.

We developed a series of management disciplines to achieve that outcome and integrated them into our ‘Building Dreams’ methodology — disciplines that envelop and support the traditional steps to constructing a home. And disciplines rooted in structure, communication, technology, planning, creativity and information sharing. Learn more below.

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