In 2016 my wife and I decided to buy some land and build a custom home. After asking friends and family about their experiences we were a bit skeptical about the process. Many had stories of cost overruns, quality of build issues, delays and overall came to the conclusion that “they would never do that again.” Undaunted, we set out to find a builder who would ensure we had a good experience from start to finish.As I asked around, there were three or four companies that kept coming up in conversation about quality, long-term builders in the central Maryland area. As I reached out to them, it was clear that Viking Homes represented not only the best value but also the most conscientious builder in the group. Cary was involved from Day 1, going out to the properties we had seen, walking them, reviewing the plats and giving me advice on which might be the best one to build. He even helped me with devising an offer that turned out to be a winner.After we selected the property Cary and his team (led by Dan) sat down with us to walk through a process of when and how things would proceed.His team has a tried and true process of what decisions need to be made, and in what order, so that the home would be built on time and on budget. He offered several designs (we wanted a first floor master, craftsman style) and was very willing to customize anything and everything at a reasonable cost. We even discussed options like geothermal and solar power sources in addition to the more traditional ones.After the hole was dug, the timing for the build went as expected. The sub-contractors were great, the deadlines were met and Cary and his team were always on the other end of the phone and e-mail box to answer our questions and/or meet to review things. We moved in 2 months ago and are very happy with the investment we made. Viking continues to support us and check in with us to ensure we are happy with the home. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.
John & Jill S., Mt. Airy
First impressions make all the difference. Viking Custom Homes, Cary, Dan and Sandy, upheld that great first impression throughout our entire build.Their expertise, knowledge, delivery, communication, and follow through were and still are excellent. Dan put so much energy into making sure our home lived up to his and our standards. We cannot think of even one negative experience! Even after we moved in, we have only had to reach out to Dan with a few questions which speaks volumes about the quality of workmanship.The vendors are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. With all the choices available, which can be overwhelming, they helped make that part of build fun and stress free! Our home is everything we imagined and even more! Thank you so much Viking!
Stephanie & Gary I., Marriottsville
Such a wonderful company to work with. We contracted Viking Custom Homes to build our custom dream house on land that we already owned. The professionalism of the entire staff at Viking is beyond compare. We gave Viking rough drawings of what we wanted the outside of our house to look like, and the floor plan we wanted. Viking passed these on to the architect, and in a short time we had a complete set of plans to build our house. We were kept in the loop during every step of our home being built. All of our questions were patiently answered, and we had plenty throughout the process. The entire experience was wonderful. We would call Viking Custom Homes in a heartbeat if we ever needed to have any renovation or new construction done in the future. There are not enough good words to say about the Viking team!!!!!
Gail & Don K., Chesapeake Beach
My husband & I built our home through Viking that was completed in March of 2016 and we could not be happier with the end result. Throughout the process of building our new home, the Viking team was great to work with. Cary showed us the lot (that we purchased through them) and really helped us come up with and finalize a custom design for our forever home. We ended up using one of Viking’s floor plans (the Coventry) but changed it to modify the number of bedrooms and bathroom layout, as well as a complete front facade change. Through the actual building process, Dan was always on top of things and ensured meticulous construction according to the custom designs that we came up with and offered great suggestions along the way, including the idea of adding a breakfast bar in the kitchen that we love. My husband has extremely high standards when it comes to construction (he has experience with building and renovations) and even he was impressed every time we visited the home while it was being built. Even after moving in, the team has been extremely responsive with any question that we have. The whole team is amazing and we would highly recommend Viking to anyone looking to build their dream home. They really are the experts in this industry. We are so thankful for Viking for making our dreams come true in our new home.
Rachel & Dave G., Sykesville
We hired Viking Custom Homes in 2013 and had a wonderful building experience with them. We were not in a rush to complete the project so we were able to work with them to create many custom details that we have always wanted in a home. We have lived in the home for a little over a year now, and we still love the home. The quality and craftsmanship are undeniable. Everyone who comes into our home loves it. Viking Custom Homes was able to make suggestions and changes without adding stress and delay to the project. They are a truly wonderful company that stands behind their work and delivers a high-quality, custom home. We highly recommend them to others seeking this type of experience.
Janet & Steve B., Sykesville
As my testimony to whoever reads this post, the Viking team did an amazing job as evident by the detailed craftsmanship and attention to detail. Although we’ve only been in our house for 2 years, this house already feels like a home. I’m telling you, the carpet looks awesome, the painted walls look great, the hardware floors look outstanding, and the above and beyond standards applied in the garage finish. If you need further testimony, the Stanley Steamer guys cleaning the couches thought our house was the best looking new house they had ever seen.
Kerry & Stephanie M., Clarksville
As soon as I met Cary I knew he was the one I wanted to build my house. You can immediately tell he takes pride in all his work and you are getting the best quality in all aspects. I would strongly recommend working with Viking Custom Homes!
Christina & Mike N., Westminster
We have been working with Viking Custom Homes for approximately two years on a custom build on our own land. Cary Cumberland has been extremely patient and supportive throughout the difficult and long process of preparing our land to build on. He and Dan are always available and ready to answer any questions we have. Sandy is great at keeping us organized with our selections. We trust Viking homes’ quality and commitment and cannot wait to move into our new home!
Stephanie B., Marriottsville
We were a little bit nervous before building our house. Viking really did a good job and made the building process very smoothly. Cary is very knowledgeable about constructions. We recommended his company to several friends.
Daniel B., Clarksville
As this was the first time we were starting from scratch to build a home, Cary & Dan @ Viking Custom Homes were extremely helpful working with us in the planning phase of our home. We built off a template they had in place and were able to adjust some areas which fit us better. Throughout the build we were able to make changes, when needed, and the whole process was very smooth. While there was a slight delay toward the end of the build (was out of Viking’s control), Dan and his team worked hard to get us into the home as close to the originally estimated end date and we are extremely happy with the finished product.
Brian R., Catonsville
When we shared with friends and family that we were building a custom home, everyone cautioned us to be prepared. Be prepared for missed deadlines, be prepared for financial challenges with smaller builders, be prepared to compromise on your dreams. But with Viking, we had to be prepared to make exciting decisions. Be prepared to be included every step of the way. And be prepared to love our home more than we ever could have dreamed! Viking was amazing to work with from start to finish. They were honest and up front about prices, deadlines, and design recommendations. Dan made us feel like we were personal friends! Even in the 9 months we have lived in our house, Viking has been there to offer support and answer questions. I would say we would use Viking again for our next house, but they nailed it so well on the first time we never want to move! Thank you Cary, Sandy, Dan, and everyone at Viking!