68 Homes provides cost-saving concierge solutions for discerning homeowners who don't have the time or expertise to manage a custom home-build on their own. We invented the Home-Build Concierge(sm) method. Click below to learn more about us and our services.
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68 Homes Services
Solutions for your Home-Build Challenge
There’s a lot to be done and keep track of when building a home. We can help you with as much or as little as you want. Our service offerings and pricing structures are designed to suit your specific needs and budgets. Our goal is to take the stress out of your home building project, so we’re here to work with you as your agent to make your dream home a reality. At 68 Homes, we are your Home-Build Concierge.
The Home-Build Concierge services provided by 68 Homes are organized in three phases and include:
We help you define your dream home—room by room, detail by detail.
We consult with you about property selection and siting.
We research and present options for flooring, trim carpentry and mouldings, cabinetry, appliances and fixtures, landscaping, water treatment, solar panels, security systems, and much, much more.
We faithfully document your choices and their costs, to help you stay on budget.
We assist with vendor and contractor selection, then work with your home-build team, ensuring that permit applications and other paperwork are properly handled.
We offer home staging referral services for properties built to sell.
We consult on special needs accommodations: elderly care, disabled household members, etc.
We track delivery and installation of all materials, appliances, and fixtures needed for your home-build.
We conduct regular site visits, acting as your agent with your builder and contractors to help ensure that your budget and timeline are on track.
We help with space planning, including locations of electrical outlets, light fixtures, built-ins, etc.
We schedule any installations not coordinated by your builder.
We coordinate your movers, interior designers, and furniture deliveries.
We consult about home organizing based on a thorough family needs analysis.
We recommend and coordinate home services vendors: housekeepers, water treatment services, landscaping experts, pest control companies, security monitoring firms, etc.
We assist in the development of and maintain a homeowner punch list for your builder.
We follow up on closing permits with your contractors, making sure you're left with no loose ends.
Why a Concierge?
With over 25 years of project management experience and 20 years of having custom homes built, Rami Dalal and his Home-Build Concierge team have the experience you need to get your dream home built your way with minimal stress.
If you know what you want and simply don't have the time or know-how to manage the process, the Home-Build Concierge team is here to help you. As one client recently wrote, "Where else can you coordinate a project manager, designer, builder, architect, organizer, home stager, contractors, and personal assistant with one-stop shopping? When you can't be in 5 places at once, you need the Home-Build Concierge." Your Home-Build Concierge is here. Schedule your meeting today.
Founder and President
Starting with his very first home, when he was in his mid-twenties, Rami Dalal learned quickly that when you build a new home, you should build it for your specific needs and decorate it with your sense of style. When the time came to sell that house, Rami realized that a well-built, unique house with well thought-out decor commands a much higher price than the "market price". That's when his passion for creating beautiful homes started. Since then, Rami’s work in custom homes has also raised the bar for communities throughout the nation’s capital, consistently resulting in record-setting increases in community home values.
His success and love of managing custom home projects and renovations could no longer be contained and fulfilled with personal home projects. When his friends and family would question his very frequent moves, he explained that when you're good at what you love to do, it is not stressful -- it is fun. He is excited to now share that skill and passion with his clients through his innovative Home-Build Concierge services.
Rami Dalal’s home designs and residential projects have won awards and recognition around the United States, mostly in the Washington, DC area as well as South Florida, where he won the prestigious City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Award for his residential design work. The Community Appearance Board Award was presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are working to enhance, improve and beautify the Fort Lauderdale community.
Your 68 Homes Team
We are pleased to present our Strategic Partners and Consultants. From our network of trusted professionals, we have selected premier partners that are uniquely qualified to bring you the best in custom homes and renovations while managing the process to suit your lifestyle and budget. Of course, we will work with you to find the best solution for your project and are happy to work with your preferred builders and contractors as well.
ReMax International Lifetime Achievement Award
ReMax International Hall of Fame
Platinum Club – ReMax International
Sandra von Kampen
La Mansión del Brami
We took a new Santa Barbara style house in the City of Phoenix and transformed it into a luxurious home with a Mediterranean resort-like oasis in the desert.
Every detail from flooring, lighting, and furnishings to landscaping, hardscaping, and water amenities was reinvented.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Custom Farmhouse Revival city home in Charlotte, NC. Featuring 4,667 square feet of the finest finishes while maintaining function and the latest technologies.
In cooperation with the builder, our design team, and our vendors, Home-Build Concierge finished the product including furnishings, window treatments, floor coverings, technology (A/V, mechanicals, etc.), and all the details that made this custom-build an urban dream-home.
Nearly 10,000 square feet under roof, on nearly 4 acres in a rural setting, this completely custom home was built with no expense spared in the pursuit of the best materials with incredible craftsmanship, quality, and timeless style.
From material selection, to design, project management, and coordination, our full suite of Home-Build Concierge services brought this monumental project to fruition.
The Belle of Victoria Park
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
As if being minutes from the beach and the stylish Las Olas Boulevard in the Florida sun isn't enough, try adding the southern plantation style architecture, stunning finishes, and a lifestyle of luxurious relaxation and ease. That's what we delivered in this new home completion. The finished product raised the bar for the housing values in the Victoria Park neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale.
Our work was recognized by the City of Fort Lauderdale in 2004 with the Community Appearance Award in recognition of outstanding achievement for urban environmental design.
The Gallery Penthouse
N. Bethesda, Maryland
This condo conversion was only a few months old when the owner wanted it completely redone. We managed the process of a complete renovation, material selections, coordinating contractors, condo association requirements, etc. The result was a serene urban penthouse with a transformation that dramatically increased property values for the building.
Reserve at Small's Nursery
This estate style home is an example of a production-built home that we transformed into a custom home. By working with a designer on material selections and finishes and then coordinating the contractors to make the otherwise "cookie-cutter" house into a custom-build dream home, we demonstrated to the community how fine the finished product can be with the help of a Home-Build Concierge.
Since the Home-Build Concierge is a relatively new concept, people ask us all kinds of questions. As your concierge, we're here to help answer them. When it comes to inquiries about how to work with us, here are the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours listed? Don't worry, just contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I afford your services?
Do you have to be wealthy to build a custom home?
No! Believe it or not, custom homes can actually cost less than production-built homes. When you build a house yourself, you pay only and exactly for what you want. With a production-build, your floor-plan and feature options are limited. You may end up paying for rooms you don’t need while sacrificing style or finishes you want because they’re not available. Building exactly what you want ensures every dollar in your budget is well spent.
Can you represent me in a dispute?
We do not offer legal or arbitration services. However, when we act as your representative with your home-build team, disputes are far less likely to arise. This is because we keep clear and thorough documentation of your selections and specifications. If an issue does arise with your contractor or builder, we work to resolve it quickly so your project can proceed as planned, on time and in budget.
Are your services only available for new construction custom homes?
What if I’ve already started building a home? Can I engage your services now?
Certainly! Though we prefer to get involved during the planning stage of your project, we can add a great deal of value both during and after construction: recommending vendors, managing your team, keeping your project within regulations, and much more. It’s never too late to request help, and always our pleasure to provide it.
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Our clients and partners give us compliments and reasons to smile every day. Occasionally, they write their feedback down. We thought we'd share a few.
Client / Homeowner
"When you see the amount of work the Home-Build Concierge puts in to your project, you quickly realize that you never really had time to build a custom home. Their attention to detail, project managment skills, and customer service are exemplary. Their relentless dedication to getting you what you really want while holding contractors accountable and on schedule is commendable. You want them on your side."
Client / Realtor
N. Potomac, Maryland
“I have worked with Home-Build Concierge, Inc. [now 68 Homes] several times over the past few years on various construction projects – both personal and as a resource for my clients. I have always been satisfied beyond my expectations with all aspects of my experience. Rami Dalal always goes above and beyond what is expected by his clients.
As a Realtor, I meet clients all the time who dream of designing and building a custom home, but are afraid of the time commitment and are overwhelmed by the idea of juggling all the design and construction elements necessary to realize their custom home dreams. Home-Build Concierge has consistently been there as a valuable resource, providing guidance in both design and logistics that have proven invaluable. I have been so impressed by Rami and his team that I even engaged HBC to assist me with two personal construction projects over the last two years! I could not be more pleased and I can honestly say that the projects would not have turned out as wonderfully as they did without Home-Build Concierge. “
Client / Homeowner
North Bethesda, Maryland
"After years of renting at a luxury rental building in North Bethesda, MD, I finally decided to purchase a home. As a first-time home buyer and busy medical professional not originally from this area, I was at a loss of who to hire. I turned to Rami Dalal for help. Having been referred to me by a long-time friend and coworker, I knew that he would provide exceptional service. His preferred business partners and contractors (which included a Realtor, carpet store/installer, and moving company) were amazing. They were obviously thoroughly screened and primed for working with clients of the Home-Build Concierge. Each of these individuals/companies treated me as a luxury client in that they were very professional and provided me with outstanding service. For example, my Realtor viewed a condo with me three times in the same day (morning, afternoon, evening) so that I could assess any potential issues that might arise at various times of the day. He also helped me to successfully bid and close on that same condo unit very efficiently and quite painless. Therefore, I would highly recommend Rami Dalal, The Home-Build Concierge, to anyone that needs assistance in the process of making a new home their own!"
Home-Build Concierge is proud to be rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community since 2016.
Client / Homeowner
"I hired the Home-Build Concierge as a Project Manager to monitor a home addition project. As a concierge service the company was hands-on and very professional. The project was finished on time and I was extremely pleased.
Where else can you coordinate a project manager, designer, builder, architect, organizer, home stager, contractors, and personal assistant with one-stop shopping? When you can't be in 5 places at once, you need the Home-Build Concierge."