The word “boutique” is thrown around a lot these days. It no longer refers to a small shop where women buy clothing, though that term is still used. In other industries, “boutique” refers to a small company offering highly specialized products or services. Hence, you’ll find the word attached to several different kinds of businesses, from hotels to wineries and many others. Another boutique business is a boutique custom home builder.

So…what’s a boutique custom home builder?

Like other boutique companies, a boutique custom home builder is highly specialized. As such, they generally have a very specific customer base. They’re not the typical customer looking for a “tract” home you can find anywhere. Boutique custom home-building businesses focus more on the unique and unusual rather than the simple and mundane. As such, their customer base is often very narrowly defined.

In addition, a home builder that considers themselves “boutique” will generally build a very limited number of homes per year. This allows the builder to give the buyer plenty of individual attention. The owners and employees/subcontractors will go above and beyond to ensure the home is the perfect dream house for the purchaser.

Exceeding the client’s expectations

A boutique custom home builder like F.M. Construction prides itself on superior craftsmanship. Personalized service is essential and is at the forefront of any building project. It’s customary for the company owner to be intimately involved with the details of any new home project the company accepts. The company’s principals are actively involved in the build from beginning to end. A boutique company stakes its reputation on the quality of your build. Therefore, attention to detail and getting things right the first time is paramount.

Furthermore, a custom boutique builder is willing to be as creative as customers want. That means going out on a limb as far as design and details are concerned. The more creative, the better! A custom builder is there to guide customers in choosing a design that’s right for their needs and wants and stands out from the rest.

Passionate about the process

No one gets up one morning and decides to build a custom home. Anyone moving in this direction rather than buying an existing home has no doubt thought long and hard about taking the next steps toward the home of their dreams.

With a boutique custom home builder like F.M. Construction, you can also be assured that we think long and hard about the process. We delight in the opportunity to design a home that’s just right for you, whether you’re single, a couple, or a growing family. From day one, we’ll hold your hand, sharing our thoughts for your home and melding those with your ideas for the perfect place to live.

Our experience has allowed us to become experts in the overall process, and we can advise you on everything from architectural style to the heights of your counters and the color of your front door. And while financial control is always in your hands, we are with you at every stage of the building, eager to answer your questions and offer suggestions that make sense for you and your budget. Along the way, a trusting relationship forms between the boutique custom builder and their clients. It is comforting when you’re making what’s likely to be one of the largest single purchases of your lifetime.

Most importantly, in the end, you end up with a home that reflects you and your style rather than that of someone else. You’ll enjoy a home that’s been lovingly tended through the entire building process and one that will serve you and those you love for years to come.


For more information on our boutique custom home building services, contact F.M. Construction at 604-880-4081.