For value, quality, dedication, and trust that is dedicated to you, contact us at Cook Builders to build your home your way.
Whether you are looking to build your dream home or finish a basement or bonus room, we can help you design and build based on your budget. We use the same contractors that we have worked with for years so that you have peace of mind knowing that we have a great working relationship with our contractors.
We have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
What is green building and are you a green builder?
A green builder does things like build with recycled and energy efficient materials, use heat from the earth, recycle rain water, and utilize solar heat. Our homes are inspected by an independent company which rates the energy efficiency of our homes. Richard Cook is a Certified Green Professional and we have been recognized by ENERGY STAR as 100% of the homes that we build meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines. Nearly every one of our homes receive the highest possible energy efficiency rating possible at 5+ STARS.
Utilize our 3D rendering capabilities to show you your home and to give you the comfort that you need. This is an actual rendering of The Monterey.
Cook Builders is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Building Industries Association of Northwest Indiana, ENERGYSTAR, Indiana Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders.
Whether this is your first time building your home or your last, we can walk you through the process and provide you with the comfort, trust and excitement that is absolutely necessary to build your new home.
We love what we do, and love seeing the smiles on the faces of the people that we have helped get into their dream homes.
Who are you and how long have you been in business?
We are a Northwest Indiana home builder that has been in business since 1974 - for over 34 years. We have developed an excellent reputation in the area, relying heavily on referrals and word-of-mouth from our customers.
We build custom homes throughout Northwest Indiana. The majority of them are in the $400,000-$1 million plus range, though we do provide a number of affordable homes in the $200,000+ range.
Will I be able to get in touch with you? I like a quick response.
We have customer service personnel dedicated to our homeowners so that you can reach someone when you have a question or to help with an important decision in your new Cook Builders home. We can be contacted via the phone or email. We dedicate ourselves to our customers to provide responsive customer service, so that any questions or concerns are dealt with as quickly as possible.
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WIll you build on our lot or only your lots?
We build about half of our homes on lots that are owned by people such as you. We also have a great selection of properties that you can choose from in various neighborhoods in Northwest Indiana.
What do you typically included in your homes?
We typically finish our homes at a higher level than many builders would include. Your needs and budget will dictate which items are included in your home. Our homes typically include the following:
Andersen Low-E Windows
Vaulted and Tray Ceilings
2x6 Exterior Wall Construction
Blown-in Cellulose R-21 Insulation In Exterior Walls
R-30 & R-40 Insulation In Ceilings
5" Trim Base and 3" Trim Casing
30 Year Dimensional Shingles
Full 9' Basement
75 Gallon or dual 50 Gallon Water Heaters
Solid Wood or Painted Masonite Doors
Substantial Flooring Allowances
10 Year Major Structural Warranty
Free Drywall Touch-ups After One Year
I've seen a nice home, but it's not exactly what I want. How do I get exactly what I want?
We have a CAD program that we use to create blueprints based on any document that you bring in or any description that you can give us. If you already own a lot or are looking for a great neighborhood where you can settle down and call home, we can help you from the very beginning. We provide professional home plan design services ONLY for our homeowners, so that we can dedicate our time and energies on those who have dedicated themselves to Cook Builders.
I'm not confident that I can make all of the decisions that will end up with a color coordinated home. Can you help me?
We have access to several interior designers that will assist you as much as you want to coordinate everything on the exterior and interior of your home. They also give our homeowners preferred pricing.
How do we finance the home while we build?
You are free to get construction financing wherever you wish. Keep in mind that we have preferred financing with First Financial Bank where we pass through the discounted costs of the construction, so that you don't have to worry about finding any financing other than the mortgage. With their help, we provide an amazing construction financing package that has saved our homeowners an average of $1500 each versus typical bank-supplied construction financing. The only financing you need to address is the end mortgage - we will handle the rest for you.