Are you dreaming of building the perfect home for you or your family? Imagine working with a kind, smart and humble builder, who will guide you through the entire process. Nick Bradshaw, the impressive owner of Iron Point Construction, designs innovative, functional and exceptionally beautiful homes. We had the pleasure of speaking with Nick, learning more about his business and what sets him apart from other companies around the state:
"If I could select a style it would hopefully be 'timeless,' but I think the reality of that is almost impossible. Trends in the building industry change as often as clothing styles, so with that in mind, my style would tend to be more along the current trends of building. I do really love the rustic yet contemporary feel with white/bright and airy kitchens with accents of darker features. The houses I prefer to build would be anything that I stand back and feel proud about the end product. I know it seems so cliche, but that really is it. I do really enjoy houses that feature specialty architectural features that bring a lot of character. I guess with that in mind, I really enjoy houses that include originality and a lot of character!"
What can a client expect from you personally when they hire Iron Point?"
A client can expect a personal and direct relationship with me from the very beginning to the very end (and beyond). They can expect honesty and transparency, which in this industry is an absolute in my opinion. I hope to think a client will be catered along with way and made to feel special. Each project is treated with the utmost importance and I believe it is reflected in the workmanship and also in the manner the client is treated."
What's a typical day like for you?"
Lots of phone calls, texts and emails haha! Thankfully, its a lot more than just that. A normal day is very difficult to even describe because there just doesn't seem to be a 'normal day,' which is great. Every day is exciting and different, which is one of the reasons I love what I do. It may consist of any and all of the following: site visits, checking on work or maybe even picking up trash, spending time with clients discussing plans, wishes, and budgets, meetings with banks, suppliers, architects, and designers, creating cost estimates and proposals, internal design work where I draw out house plans, layouts, or interior design aspects and of course, business related items such as paying invoices and labor. I was talking with a friend of mine the other day and actually was describing all of this and even suggested he do a 'ride-a-long' with me one day just to take it all in!"
How does your family inspire your work? With children do you focus more on function or style? Or a marriage of both?"
From a design standpoint the family most definitely inspires me. As you mentioned, I think I would naturally draw more towards function as opposed to style, but the key is to try and create the function without compromising the style and I believe that is possible. Having my own growing family I understand how important spaces are for each child, whether that be a young girl's closet, a large shared bathroom space, or a bunk room in a playroom."
I believe what sets me apart from other builders is that I genuinely care about people and try to make them happy. It starts there, before we even move to the actual building or design aspects. I am very easy to get along with and often act a little like Chip from Fixer-Upper. In fact, I'd like to think I am a healthy blend of JoJo and Chip...wow, that's weird for me to be a blend of a girl, but whatever, she has great design ideas implementation! I am easily accessible and always answer my phone or texts and am constantly checking on the quality of work on site. Along with this, I am constantly looking for ways to better the project, create more uniqueness for the client and push them to be more daring."
Nick adds, "I would say more than anything, that my family and faith are of the utmost importance to me. With that in mind, I am not looking to become a mass producing builder, as it would take away from those two items. I put a lot of effort and time into each project and am therefore selective in which ones I choose. I would love to discuss any ideas with individuals who may be interested in building and see if it is a partnership worth pursuing. One thing I have learned - it's never to early to begin those discussions! You can call or email me anytime. Ideally, I want to spend as much time with my family and participate in church events such as mission trips where feasible. I am even starting a non-profit organization in which the program assists people in participating in a camping/hiking/adventure trip where the goal is to establish relationships, share the gospel, and experience God's wonderful creation in nature."
Thank you, Nick, for sharing more about yourself and Iron Point Construction with us today! To learn more about Iron Point and view their incredible portfolio of homes, visit the Iron Point Construction website here!