We are honored to have won several new construction design and quality awards, but our greatest reward comes from the recognition we receive from our homeowners.
Mr. Scheumann, I am writing this letter concerning two of your employees’ Shane Tyra and Jeremy Butler. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate these two employees.
Shane appears to be talented and patient person. He has gone above and beyond his normal duties to help me with the ups and downs of buying a new home. Let me give you one example. In the main bedroom, the closet shelving completely collapsed to the floor. There was a small amount of damage done to the walls; and, of course the shelving had a few twists and turns. I called Shane. He and Jeremy came over, checked it all out and within a few minutes the manager and the installer of the shelving unit were at the house checking it all out. The shelving manager said he would take care of the situation immediately. Everything was repaired that day. The shelving installer even reinforced all the other closets. Jeremy repaired the walls. His workmanship was superb. You couldn’t even tell anything had happened. I personally think both Shane and Jeremy are a huge credit to Tempest Homes. The position of dealing with the public can be very difficult. I have dealt with the public for over 40 years, and it takes a very special person to do a good job.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
May the Good Lord bless you in the coming New Year.
PS. Also, please thank Chuck Hollie and Andy for all their extra help.
"To everyone at Tempest homes, Rebecca Wright, Barney Scheumann, Shane Tyra and all the workers, thanks for everything you have done with making our home building an exceptional experience. Rebecca helped with all our wants and needs and listened to us while we made our choices, Barney and Shane and all the workers, what a beautiful house you have built. I watched every step of the way and was built perfectly. Again, Thanks for everything!"
“Being a first time home buyer can be a frustrating and an overwhelming experience. Doing your research by picking a builder that is reputable, knowledgeable and reliable can be the key to having a rewarding building experience. Tempest Homes has been that builder for me. I enjoyed meeting with Chris on a weekly basis while going over the initial details of the house building process and choosing the various upgrades. Chris answered any building questions I had and gave valuable suggestions. Grant has been great to work with regarding the pre-closing and post sale sides of the process. I appreciate the time he has taken to coordinate in resolving anything that needed addressed after the closing. Grant values that each of his customers are completely satisfied and happy with their new home. Overall, this has been a very positive learning experience for me. The staff at Tempest Homes has been very forthcoming and pleasant to work with. Thank you and much appreciated, Kimberly Sprout.”
"Rebecca is a great realtor to work with, from start to finish! Her outgoing personality and loads of experience selling and buying real estate make working with her a great experience. She knows both the new and existing home markets inside and out. She listened to what we were looking for and helped us working through the entire home buying and selling processes. We appreciated her communication skills most of all. She kept us informed along the way and was always available (and willing) to answer our questions, honestly and quickly. We love our Tempest Home & are very grateful to the Tempest team for all of their hard work."
"I absolutely LOVE my Tempest Home & am so thankful to Rebecca Wright who helped to take care of us from start to finish through the "build process". From getting our mortgage in place, to getting us to the finish line and moving into our new home, she is the best Realtor out there. She is Incredibly knowledgeable & helped to be sure all our bases were covered. After we moved in, the warranty team has been tremendous. We have had zero need for help but having the 30 day & 11 month follow up walk through's as part of our warranty was another thing we never imagined having with a home. So, thanks to the Tempest Homes crew & Rebecca for making our house our home sweet home!"
"We are very happy with our Tempest Home. Even after several years of living in our home are loving it. Rebecca took great care of us. Oh & we can't believe how low our utility bills are --- when they say the homes are built to be energy efficient, they mean it. The warranty department does a great job of following up too. We had an issue come up on New Year's Day. Thought for sure it would be impossible to get help. Not the case ... as was promised by the 24-hour call number - even on a holiday we were helped quickly & efficiently. I would recommend Tempest Homes & do quite often to friends, family, & coworkers."
I want to extend a great thank you to you and your team. Jennifer and Chris did an amazing job at answering my questions and really made the process run smoothly. I would definitely recommend Tempest homes to anyone!
I just wanted to say thank you again for all Chris, Barney and Jennifer have done for us in the last few months. You all really went out of your way to help us and it was so very appreciated. We love our new home....the neighborhood...and neighbors.....we finally feel like we are home now. You three have all touched our lives as cheesy as it may sound but we now have experienced what buying a home should really be like. Chris...now I know why so many people referred me to you......you went above and beyond to answer all our questions and not just sell us a house.....but a home.......Jennifer you answered countless phone calls and I am not sure how many questions and always were so kind and polite..that really meant so much...more than you could know....and Barney.....although I have never spoken directly to you I appreciate all you've done as well. Thank you all for working with us and turning this into such a postive end of year..Bring on 2009! Thank you all again. Andre and Brandi Baxter
"I purchased a Tempest Home in Lindberg Village when I moved to West Lafayette from Washington state a year ago. Why did I buy a Tempest Home? Four reasons: quality construction, professional personnel, an excellent location, and a safe neighborhood. First, construction selling points for me were energy efficiency, a slab foundation, and upgrades like tile and cherry cabinets, and since my purchase was completed long-distance, I needed professionals to assist me. Tempest Homes personnel and my realtor, Kathy Mercer, F.C. Tucker Realty, made the experience successful. Next, location and neighborhood were very important to me as well. Lindberg Village is located next to the new Klondike/Lindberg library, and the new Klondike firehouse and Purdue University are just down the road. Finally, I wouldn't love my new home if it weren't for my neighborhood: safe and strong with an old-fashioned feeling of friendly neighbors helping each other." Inga M Spencer
I would recommend Tempest Homes to anyone that is looking for a professional, first class builder. From the beginning I was treated with respect, my ideas were listened to, and my questions answered. I love my home! The floor plan is perfect for now and for years to come. The materials used were of extreme quality and the workmanship followed suit. Everyone I met from the beginning through my closing date was helpful. I would recommend Tempest Homes to anyone looking for a builder. They are affordable, classy, and the best choice by far.
Creating a new neighborhood amongst existing historical neighborhoods close to Lafayette’s downtown has been exciting and fun. I love the idea of having a new house, yet looking out my window and feeling like I’m part of an established neighborhood. The Erie Street project was, and is, a perfect fit for me, and Tempest did a great job on my house. But the very best part of the whole deal is the neighbors. An absolutely wonderful group of people have chosen Erie Street, from retirees to single people to families with young kids. Three babies have been born in our “hood.” We visit back and forth, help each other out and have had an annual Labor Day picnic from the very first year! Kathy Matter
My experience with Tempest Homes and sales rep Chris Scheumann was overwhelmingly positive! As a single mother of three boys, I was in a position where I needed an affordable home in a respectable area in a timely manner. Thanks to Chris Scheumann and his team, that's just what I received. We love the convenience of the location and the quiet, safe neighborhood community is perfect for my three boys. Chris was readily available when questions arose, as was John Miller, in the service department. On the 30 day walk through John went over and above my expectations. Buying my home from Tempest was the best choice I've made since having my three sons!
"My name is Sue Ellen Irwin and my husband and I would like to take a moment to tell you about our wonderful experience working with Rebecca Wright of Tempest Homes. We have lived in a home for 30 years that has brought us wonderful memories and the many people only dream about living in. It became time to downsize and we felt completely overwhelmed about how to proceed. We had an opportunity to sell our home to someone we felt would love and care for it as much as we did. In our search for what we needed for our future we had the good fortune to meet Rebecca. She started out by asking what our vision for our future was. After we explained where we had been and where we saw our future going she did not rest until she has us finding exactly what we thought would work for us. She has been there for us every step of the whole process and gone far above any of our expectations. Our whole selling, buying and moving process has been a good experience because of Rebecca. I just wanted you to know how blessed we feel because our paths crossed. How lucky you are the she works for you."
I just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am with my new house built by Tempest Homes. It is such a warm and comfortable house. They did a wonderful job in building it. Tempest Homes went above and beyond in making sure my house was as I wanted it. They even did extra little things like installing cabinets in the bathrooms that I had bought to go over the stools. Chris was always there to help me in making choices if I needed him to by letting me know where I could go look at a house with the items in it that I thought I might like. I would highly recommend having a house buillt by Tempest Homes. I'm sure you will well satisfied.
“I have always heard that building a home is a very stressful process, but working with the entire Tempest Team took the stress away from the situation and allowed us to have a very enjoyable experience. Our sales representative Chuck Holle was extremely helpful and patient with all of our questions and concerns and was very flexible with his time. Being first time homebuyers left us with many questions and Chuck gracefully guided us and brought fun into the decision making process. The Team at Tempest’s main office also did a phenomenal job of working together to make sure that no questions were left unanswered and all worries could be laid to rest. Working with Grant Giese, Jennifer Vandame, Andy King and Barney Scheumann exceeded expectations! The expertise and customer service that they brought to the table greatly added to our experience and allowed us to have a wonderful experience and a smooth transition into our new home. Choosing Tempest to build our home was a perfect decision. Our entire experience has been great, and this is due to everybody at Tempest and their ability to work together and put their customers first. If you are looking for a wonderful experience that is worry free while building your home, don’t go with anybody besides Tempest!”
Chuck, You and your company are great! What an easy deal this was. You took care of everything. Came through on every promise. And this is a very well built home. I feel very lucky to have been able to work with you and will absolutely recommend you to anyone I can. Take care of yourself and again...Thanks! Mike Benner ps...Boiler Up!!!!
My husband and I bought a home at Lindberg Village in May, 2008. We would like to extend our thanks to you and your family/company for being so reputable and offering us a beautiful, well built home in a magnificent residential community. You and your company have kept your word every step of the way. We had some very minor work that needed to be corrected or replaced. As your documents suggested we contacted Mr. John Miller each time and he dealt with us in a very satisfactory and fair manner each time we have called. Mr. Miller is a gentleman and he takes care of concerns to our satisfaction each time. It is so refreshing and such a pleasure to have bought our home from a builder with "class", considering the day and age in which we live and the horror stories that we have heard/read about in many parts of the country in which we have lived. A few blocks from our home is the beautiful new library, which we enjoy. We understand from having read an article in the Journal and Courier that the land on which the library was built was donated by your father. Please let him know how much we appreciate his generosity. Again it has been a pleasure doing business with Tempest Homes.
"A House We Call Home with Pride" Our Builder made the difference. We are very pleased with our home buying experience from Tempest. In the past two years, we had the pleasure of buying two houses with Tempest. Chris simplified our new home buying experience and we got ample time from Tempest to explore various options. Feedback from Grant balanced our wants and expectations with reality. Grant's patience and receptiveness has not wavered for over 3 years and were accommodative of our custom changes despite being a demanding customer. John Miller from support and warranty team is prompt and has an affable personality that eases any exigent concerns. I would highly recommend Tempest for their prompt service and response. Tempest as a team is professional and personable. If I have to build a new home, I would go for Tempest - yet again!!! Sagi Family
"I've always heard that building a home was stressful. Working with Amy Moore at Tempest was the easiest experience I've ever had! This was actually fun! Amy was enthusiastic yet not pushy, and so pleasant to work with. I decided to go with Tempest over other builders because it was important to me to get an energy efficient home that was well built but within my budget. My house got a five level Energy Star rating. I absolutely love my new house!"
"A very special thanks to everybody at Tempest homes. Everybody did an amazing job that words can't even describe, thanks again. Also another big thank you to Greg Wheeler my realtor, who hands-down is the best Realtor out there, talk about going above and beyond. Thank you Greg for all your hard work and dedication. It's a one-of-a-kind and very unique. Guarantee no one else has my master bathroom. It's definitely an oasis getaway."
"My son and I recently moved into our amazing handicap accessible home. This home was made a reality by the help and generosity of many over the last few years. This mission began with my dream to be able to provide for my disabled son the necessary means for all daily needs in his home environment. I am proud to say that we have achieved this dream and want to thank everyone whom contributed. We thank all the patrons, and business’s that have participated in the Ashton Aynes Annual Gold Outings, everyone whom shoed their support at Ashton’s Hot Box Pizza night; Linda Chases and Chuck Holle for donating the washer and dryer, Jennifer Vandame for too much to mention; Tempest Homes/Barney Scheumann, all the contractors for building this home and providing so many extras to make it the magnificent home that it is. I could go on and on with those I want to thank Carl Cadwallader, Laurie Wesling, Melanie Collier, Teamsters, Moose Lodge and the list goes on. Please know that even if you are not mentioned here we know who you are, we remember all of you, and you have touched our hearts in a way that will never be forgotten."