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What type of homebuyer/owner seeks a custom home builder?

Trends in Customer Homebuilding in Orange County

Many people think that all custom homebuyers are wealthy individuals looking to build their dream house in an exclusive neighborhood filled with other custom homes.  While this may be true some of the time, there can be many other reasons for a homeowner to build a custom home. Just recently, we completed a 4,000 sq. ft. custom home in Yorba Linda for a family who lost their home in the Freeway Complex Fire in November of 2008.  This OC family didn’t want to leave their neighborhood and had insurance adequate to complete a beautiful new home to their specifications.


Mark Whitehead, Vice President of Operations for Brandywine Custom Homes

The attention to quality construction and detail that Whitehead brings to his role with our company is one
of the reasons many of our customers have purchased second and third Brandywine homes.

As vice president of operations, Whitehead’s duties include overseeing construction, purchasing and
customer service. Since joining our company in 1995, he has established long-term relationships with
material suppliers and subcontractors which have allowed Brandywine Homes to benefit from master
contracts. This helps to minimize construction costs while maintaining a quality that shows in every
completed home, which is a testament to the quality control and attention to customer service that
Brandywine demands.

Whitehead learned the business from the ground up by working as a field superintendent overseeing daily
operations and construction of various communities in Southern California.

His ability to work closely with municipal officials during the entitlement process sets the stage for
Brandywine and cities to work together to create cohesive communities.