After many years of watching Ken Walters build beautiful homes, we decided to break ground on our home in Bozeman, MT with Ken as our contractor. At the time, we lived in Las Vegas, NV and were not able to be on site more than a few days every six weeks. This would have been an unnerving task, but Ken was remarkable to deal with long distance. The communication was constant and not once did we feel that things were not going as planned. The workmanship was outstanding and the end result was more than we had dreamed of. Ken Walters is an honest and hardworking man, who we would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to build a home.
– The King’s
Ken takes exceptional extra effort and personal touch
It is our sincere pleasure to write this review and recommendation regarding our building experience with Ken Walters and Ken Walters Construction. We started our building project with Ken in September 2015. We have purchased many homes over the years, but never built one from the ground up. When we decided to build our retirement home in Bozeman, our search began for a reputable builder that we could trust to do a quality job on our custom dream home. To add an additional challenge to this experience, we were building our new home in Montana while we lived in Pennsylvania. We interviewed several builders in the Bozeman area. Many showed interest in our project, but none of them took the time or displayed the sincerity of Ken Walters. Ken’s professionalism and genuine caring attitude was unmatched. Ken showed us several quality custom homes that he had built, and one model had many of the features and characteristics that we were looking for in our home. He explained in detail the process and procedures he would use to ensure a quality build and allowed us to tour the homes many times and addressed many questions, while patiently showcasing the numerous options and quality features that he would recommend for our custom home. After spending a couple days with Ken, it was clearly an easy choice for us to select Ken Walters Construction for our build project.
Building the home from 2500 miles away could have presented a significant challenge, but with Ken’s constant oversight, the project was initiated and progressed with ease. Ken was instrumental in helping us pick out an architectural plan that met our needs, while making several good suggestions for layout and structural changes that added a tremendous amount of character and function to our building plan. Ken’s extensive construction knowledge and years of practical building experience were a tremendous asset throughout our project. Above all, the distance posed no problem, as Ken’s steady communications and weekly updates kept us in the loop on the progress of our project from groundbreaking to final finishes. Ken used a unique and very personal touch to his progress reports by sending us 20 to 30 pictures of our project every Friday night and a summary on the build progress by email. It was a fantastic way to keep us posted on the progress, but most importantly, we could “see” the build happening despite the great distance between us. We have well over 1,000 pictures of our home project (from groundbreaking to final finishes) thanks to Ken’s exceptional extra effort and personal touch.
We have been in our new home now for about two months and couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our build project and the quality of Ken’s work. The home is absolutely beautiful, and the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Ken puts into his work is highly evident throughout our home. Our stone and tile work, cabinetry and trim finishes, ceiling beams, and wood flooring is installed with exceptional care and professional quality. Ken takes great pride in his work and holds his dedicated subcontractors to the same high standard.
In summary, our experience with Ken Walters and his associates has been truly exemplary. Taking on a building project as an absentee owner from a long distance could have posed many challenges had it not been for Ken’s exceptional commitment and outstanding support throughout our project. His trustworthy and honest demeanor, consistently open communications and 24/7 availability, and personal commitment to the project was unparalleled. Ken is a consummate craftsman, devoted family man, and respected community leader. We cannot say enough about our outstanding experience with Ken and his team. Great people, craftsman pride, and quality work that is second to none.
With our highest recommendation,
– The Miller’s
The most collaborative builder we’ve ever worked with
Our experience working with Ken Walters was absolutely brilliant!
The biggest concern we had initially was the +2000 mile difference between Atlanta, Georgia and Bozeman, Montana. In addition to that, working in various cities around the world with as much as a 12 hour time differerence. However, Ken easily bridged the gap with solid communication, including weekly photo updates. Because we were so well informed, we were easily able to schedule periodic visits as necessary.
Ken is by far the most collaborative builder we have ever worked with. He quickly understood our taste/style and made recommendations accordingly. He was very flexible in customizing every aspect of our home in order to accommodate our lifestyle. His situational knowledge of the local market and contractors ensured that the end result was a superior quality product. Our home was completed on time and within budget with all warranties spot on, thus ensuring a very minimal punch list. The house and windows were spotless and ready for move in @ closing.
Ken’s strong family values were readily reflected in his offer to monitor our home for us for a period of time until we moved to Bozeman full time. He was the local contact for security issues, etc. – which went way above and beyond our expectations. Needless to say, we would recommend Ken Walters to any/all prospective clients☺
– The Friedl’s
Happiest Montana Homeowners Around
It has been one full year since our dream log cabin home, has been completed by Ken Walters Construction. From the moment we first sat down at breakfast and discussed plans with Ken and Beckie Walters, to presently, we have felt like a part of their family.
The process of building our dream retirement home in Montana would have normally been very difficult for many builders and land owners due to us living full time in South Carolina. However, the communication from Ken was impeccable. He used every imaginable social media device to keep us fully engaged and a part of the whole process. Never once did I regret living out of state, due to not being able to be physically present, because he was very aware and proactive to our desire to be an integral part of the whole process.
Ken and Beckie made it seem natural, as though this was an ever day occurrence that all decisions were predominately made over long distance mediums. Ken’s creativity, designs, skilled craftsmanship and ingenuity surpasses our wildest dreams of what the cabin would look like in the end.
But far more importantly than that, is that we have made lifelong friends. The Walters family cares about our place and checks up on our place and shows an interest in staying in touch. Most builders after you close on the house really have no part in your life. Their family has fortunately become forever intertwined with our family and we are very blessed to have had the opportunity to be introduced to them three years ago.
Sincerely the happiest Montana home owners around,
– The Palm’s
We have had the great pleasure over the years to get to know Ken Walters as both a friend and as a local custom home builder. Building a home can be a wonderful time in life when you are working with the right builder. We know from personal experience that Ken believes that it is of paramount importance that his clients expectations are met and exceeded throughout the building process. Ken has many positive attributes including excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to make well thought out suggestions to his clients. We would without reservation recommend Ken Walters Construction to anyone that is considering building a quality home. When you hire Ken as your contractor, you will experience true craftsmanship that transforms a set of house plans into a home that you can be proud of for years to come.
– Dave & Reiné Broome, REALTORS®, Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
One-of-a-kind homes in Bozeman and Big Sky
Ken Walters is a one of a kind man building one of a kind homes in the Bozeman and Big Sky areas. I have personally seen several of his creations in progress and the results are absolutely stunning. No two homes are the same as each is creatively designed by Ken. I purchased one of his gems in the Bozeman area, and the only thing more impressive than the beauty of this home is Ken’s honesty and integrity. He truly cares about every home he constructs.
– Dr. Weintraub