nancy and jeffAbout Us

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS:
Jeff started his residential development career in 1985. Nancy joined Jeff in February 1987, their land development and homebuilding careers are approximately 30 years each. JMS is one of the oldest and most established custom home builders in the Twin Cities. The knowledgeable team at JMS is home to a professional staff of tenured leaders achieving award winning results for JMS clients benefit.

JMS IS BEST KNOWN FOR:
Integrity and professionalism within the industry. JMS is focused on client satisfaction through a well managed and proven process. JMS is committed to innovation in design, custom details and features second to none! The JMS Vision Statement sums it all up: JMS aspires to be recognized and respected as the builder-of-choice for discerning families seeking to invest in a home that best fits their lifestyle and reflects who they are as individuals; healthy and low maintenance homes that enrich, enhance and simplify their lives. Many of our suppliers have been with JMS for decades. We are not new to custom building and over the years for the benefit of our clients, have assembled a great vendor team to deliver satisfaction, facilitating a “no surprises” transaction.

DESIGNER ON STAFF:
Yes, JMS has a great design process and a full feature Selection Center at JMS headquarters. Clients come into our offices to customize and finalize the details of their new home with our professional one-on-one staff for a complete, innovative custom home process. We work with a range of talented
local architects and welcome the invitations to work with third party interior designers or architects recommended by our clients.

WHAT DO JMS CLIENTS REMEMBER:
JMS clients appreciate the positive experience of working with the professionals at JMS and how we carefully listen to them and consistently deliver on our promise to build a home that reflects our clients personality and makes them happy. In the end there are many quality homes built, but it is the
reliable experience creating the home and the well communicated and choreographed process that our clients love. Simply said, we offer optionality and predictability.

DESCRIBE TODAY’S JMS HOME:
We are proud to participate in our presently served communities (SW Twin Cities). In Edina we are the largest home builder in the city based on quantity of custom homes delivered. We continue to differentiate ourselves with our “built to order” and client experience; which offers the ultimate in value and choice resulting in industry leading satisfaction levels per our annual client surveys. On time delivery and precision scheduling yields a competitive advantage. Our average delivery is 105 days permit to certificate of occupancy.

JMS PROVIDES CONSTRUCTION FINANCING FOR OUR CLIENTS:
JMS obtains a construction loan for you to build your home. As work progresses, your home is
inspected by the lender and payments to vendors are approved and dispensed through the lenders approved Title Company. The Title Company process ensures all deposits and payments to vendors are applied directly to each home. The Title Company issues a Title Insurance binder at closing; assuring our clients that all invoices are paid, this is all part of the JMS value rich process.

LOCAL OWNERSHIP:
Our clients have direct access to the principals (Jeff and Nancy) at all stages of the project. Our after sales services range from assisting in the installation of light bulbs in hard-to-reach areas to selecting furniture and draperies. The leadership and staff at JMS all reside in the Twin Cities. We are proud to have a significant impact enriching the communities in which we all call home.

CLIENT BENEFITS:
One of the many benefits of the JMS custom build experience is that our process facilitates opportunities to select customized features our clients want. Together we create special features within every home that achieves specific criteria and desires. A JMS home secures lasting value and outstanding investment.

WHAT ARE THE RECENT ’GREEN’ BUILDING INITIATIVES:
JMS remains focused on sustainability initiatives that increase the value of a JMS home for our
clients. Our new homes are built to MN Green Path standards. We are proud to remain a leader in
sustainability and energy-efficient construction. Our strategy is to help lower the overall cost of homeownership through building energy efficient homes that significantly reduce the cost of home ownership and help conserve energy for generations to come, while reducing current carbon footprints.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR EXPANDING:
We are comfortable with our current geographic focus predominately in the SW and West Metro. We have a strategic relationship with Homestead Partners. JMS land inventories compliment our homes we derive preferential selections through this advantageous relationship. Each site is carefully reviewed for our clients site plan. Proven land expertise is in place to deliver superior home
placement.

HOW DO TODAY’S CLIENT SELECTIONS DIFFER:
The JMS process enables homebuyers to experience a truly custom home building experience, selecting the features and incorporating key details. Therefore, every home has unique elements designed specifically for each buyers’ lifestyle and preferences. At JMS, the client only pays for what they want. Many of our homebuyers have shifted away from investing money on interior décor upgrades, focusing instead on structural options that enhance the livability and functionality of the floor plan, such as special floor and roof truss designs with structural “pop-ups”. We have a solid grasp of what should be included in today’s JMS home.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING JMS NOW:
Ensuring we continue to offer exquisite land inventory. The right design initiatives, the best construction methods, competitive financing and the unique ability to creative thoughtful alternatives for our clients consideration.