A reputation for integrity, superior planning and quality construction
Builders and designers of custom homes in the Kansas City metro area for over 12 years, brothers Kit and Gerry Starr of Starr Homes have developed a reputation for integrity, superior planning, quality construction/materials, and saving their clients’ money through energy-efficient building techniques.
Both have unique strengths to help clients realize their dream of a new custom home. Kit Starr triple majored at Graceland College in accounting, construction management, and economics. He also has an MBA from Creighton University. Kit’s main role is management over the production of construction. He ensures the quality, timeliness, and satisfaction of a Starr Homes built home all the way through the closing and warranty.
“Designing a home that ‘just feels right’ every time you walk into a space requires merging function, art-form, and engineering into a practical plan. My strength is the ability to bring that vision together; pulling from my design and engineering background into a cohesive set of plans,” said Gerry, who has two engineering degrees from the University of Missouri.
“I love working with clients and our architects through the custom design process,” he added. “We believe our process and people are the best in Kansas City. Starting with a wish list, a piece of land, and usually some inspirational photos from our clients, we begin to forge the design that meets their needs. Life is short, you should live it the way you want to and in the spaces that give you the most joy out of them.”
The brothers pride themselves on helping clients achieve all of the functionality, character, and beauty they are seeking in their home – ensuring the design has a great flow and feel to it. “In every home we design, we listen very carefully to our client’s needs and wants. Many clients cannot fully visualize how the home will look when it is completed, so it is our job to make sure that the flow, sizing, function, and lighting of every space is just right for them,” said Kit.
From architecture that takes advantage of the land and views, creating internal living spaces that just feel and function great, and installing engineering and mechanical systems that make the house live better and healthier, to the details on final finishes such as cabinets/trim/appliances, they believe an Artisan home is a home that brings the best quality, design, and value forward.
“We want the process of designing and building a new custom home to be as enjoyable as possible, from the first design meeting to handing over the keys at move-in,” said Kit.