Husband and wife and business owners Joel and Shawn Anderson have been providing their exceptional services through Monarch Custom Homes for the past 20 years, priding themselves as a true custom home builder, working with their clients closely from the very beginning of the home build process to the end.
From helping guide their clients in evaluating and choosing the right location and lot to site development, complete home construction, interior design help and everything in between, Joel, Shawn and the rest of their Monarch Custom Home team ensure an end result that is sure to amaze each and every time.
What makes Monarch unique from other similar businesses is that they are a small builder, building approximately 14 homes per year. “We really spend our time to make sure our clients’ desires and needs are met,” says Shawn. “We invite clients to be as much involved or as little, depending on their interest.”
Joel was exposed to the business at a young age, as his father and uncle had been involved in the building business while he was growing up. In his early 20s, Joel started working in various trades, from foundations to trim carpentry, eventually starting a framing subcontractor company. It was during this time, as he framed for large builders in the area and watched them build, that Joel’s passion grew, inspiring him to extend the quality he put into framing into the entire home.
“He wanted to challenge himself and create a career and future,” says Shawn. “I was working in banking supporting his endeavors, as starting out was financially tough. As our careers grew, it was time for me to ‘retire’ from banking and join him to truly focus on our growing business in 2006.”
Shawn assists clients with interior design, choosing interior and exterior finishes. Additionally, with her years of finance experience, she is able to help clients in navigating the construction loan options available.
When it comes to what Joel and Shawn find most rewarding about the work they do, they agree that it’s “the clients and relationships that we have developed, and the amazing group of business partners and teamwork it takes to accomplish some of our spectacular houses. It's an incredible feeling to see an empty lot transform into an amazing home. Seeing the awe as clients complete their final walk-through is so rewarding."
Over the years, Monarch Custom Homes has been presented several awards, most recently Builder of the Year by the local NIBCA. They have been involved in the Parade of Homes for the last 13 years and have garnered top awards on every house they have entered. Additionally, they have been recognized by the Better Business Bureau for their top ratings and have been awarded top awards by HOUZZ Internet website. They achieved Registered Master Builder status with the Idaho Building Contractor Association, an application process involving review of Monarch Custom Homes’ financial statements, credit report, subcontractor/supplier reference checks and client satisfaction checks.
Joel and Shawn attribute the success of their business to their mentors (other builders, realtors, investors, bankers, accountants, professionals in the business, and family and friends) who have encouraged and supported them over the years, in addition to superior employees and advisors. And of course, hard work!
“We truly miss seeing our clients when the house is done,” says Shawn. “We feel so blessed to be a part of such an important aspect of their lives.”
If you are looking for something different, you are looking for a Monarch home.
Monarch Custom Homes
5097 North Building Center Drive
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815