Lokal Homes closed its 1000th home on February 28 in its Estates at Buffalo Run Community in Commerce City. To mark the occasion, David Lemnah, along with his executive team and division officers were on site along with sales counselor Mike Schaefer who presented the new homeowners with a $1000 check.
Brad and Sarah Stilwell selected the Ryan design for its abundance of windows and open floorplan. Of the building process, Mr. Stilwell said “We were in the loop the whole time. We were always moving forward and there was something to always be excited about. We got everything we wanted.” Estates homes are base-priced from the low to mid $400s.
Though Lokal built just 12 homes in 2014, today it builds from Colorado Springs in the south to Fort Collins in the north and is slated to finish 400 deliveries in 2020. Lokal is committed to providing Coloradoans attainable housing while not sacrificing the bells and whistles that go into a new home such as granite counters and Samsung stainless-steel appliances.
Headed by co-owners and building veterans Lemnah and Ryan Lantz, Lokal offerings include single-family residences—approximately half of which were delivered in the Buffalo Run masterplan—as well as townhomes and condominiums along the Front Range. Year over year, Lokal Homes has been repeatedly recognized for its growth by the Denver Business Journal, Denver Business magazine, Big Builder magazine, Professional Builder magazine and the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver.
“It simply comes down to listening to what homebuyers want and then taking a measured, smart approach to meet those needs and building value-driven, sustainable, attractive homes,” said Lemnah.
Lokal Homes Vice President of forward planning, Tommy Pucciano concurred. “We always choose our future community sites with an eye on location so buyers can always anticipate really important benefits like great schools,” he said. “We’re adding sustainable value to the community as a whole. We want to be in business for many years to come and we see supporting the community as laying that foundation.”
Pucciano said that Lokal’s exceptional value can be credited to efficiencies in materials, smart land planning and a streamlined building process that helps keep its prices affordable. “We offer an alternative, attractive, hard-to-find price point without compromising the finishes that homebuyers have come to expect in a new home,” he said.
Despite its transformation from a small batch builder to one of the metro’s major players—with revenues multiplying more than tenfold from its inaugural year—the company’s commitment to the community remains. Lokal donates a portion of each closing to support both the Challenge Foundation which assists high-achieving, middle school to college-aged students from low-income backgrounds on their path to earning a college degree as well as Brent’s Place in Aurora, which provides housing for immune-compromised patients and their families, offering a safe living environment during their healing and recovery.
“It’s simple,” added Lemnah. “When you’re as fortunate as we are, we feel it’s morally imperative to share. And that spirit is reflected in every fiber of this company from the top-down and from the bottom up.” Lemnah noted that its customers seem to genuinely appreciate being a part of its outreach too, seeing the importance of buying a home from a company that is deeply invested in the community as a whole.
More information is available online at lokalhomes.com or by calling (720) 656-4512.
Written By: Allison L. Schuchman
The Hickok Marketing Group, Inc.