Frequently asked questions
Who will be on site every day to supervise the project?
During the home building process, one of our two project managers will be on site every day: Either Patrick Nardone or Mark Levine will be in charge of supervising the site during the course of your project.
How much upfront payment is required for each type of project, and why?
Every project has a different payment structure. Payments are made at different stages of the home building or home renovation projects. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about upfront payments for home building, home renovations and home additions.
What is the price per square foot?
At Gialluisi Custom Homes the price per square foot starts at $200. There is an additional 25% fee based on the quality of tiles and all the other materials we work with in the home building process.
Who performs the building’s quality control?
With an experience in the home building industry that spans over 25 years, our project manager Patrick Nardone is the one in charge of quality control. He ensures our projects meet all the industry’s standard requirements.
What materials do you use?
Gialluisi Custom Homes uses high quality and long-lasting building materials: from the foundation cement to the smallest interior details. All the materials we use are supplied by industry leading suppliers and manufacturers:
- Superior Wall – foundation systems
- Weyerhauser – lumber manufacturers
- Owens Corning – insulation
- Georgia Pacific – gypsum
- James Hardie – siding products
- Azek Composite – trim and moldings
- GAF – roofing systems (RainPro gutter systems)
- Anderson – windows and doors
- Simpson – wood entrance doors
- Trex Composite – decking
- Wolf – railing systems
- Oak – hardwood flooring and stair treads
- Oak – Handrails and Posts
- American Standard/ Kohler / Moen – plumbing products
- Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams – paints
What is the lifespan of the materials you use?
The materials we use come with a lifetime manufacturer warranty. Gialluisi Custom Homes is the only home builder and contractor in Westfield, NJ, to offer unlimited home maintenance services to our clients, years after they move in. We also offer home renovation and a home maintenance services if needed.
Are basements included in the price? What kind of flooring/air conditioner /dehumidifier do you use for basements?
Finished basements are not included in the final pricing. However, we offer fully finished basements in all our new construction projects as an option. The prices range from $35,000 to $50,000, depending on the basement’s square footage.
Finished basements include:
- A/C and heat
- Fully enclosed mechanical rooms for all equipment and utilities
- Storage closets
- Recessed lighting
What appliances do you use?
We offer several appliance packages based on the homeowners’ specifications. We can adapt the appliances according to our customers’ needs and we are open to working with other suppliers. The suppliers we currently work with are:
- Jenn Air
What do you use for sanitary ware (wash basins, toilets, sinks etc.)?
In all Gialluisi Custom Homes we use American Standard sanitary ware. Customers are free to choose their preferred products that fit within the budget allowance, or they can purchase any other brand – we have a wide range of suppliers to accommodate all your needs:
Do you handle asbestos in the case of home demolition?
Yes, and this is written in every one of our contracts. The city of Westfield is very careful when it comes to asbestos pollution, thus our professionals are extremely careful with this aspect.
Who do you use for electrical services?
We work with Kenneth Abraham and his company, Active Electric Inc. They are responsible for doing the electrical work in all Gialluisi Custom Homes, as well as testing all the materials used in the systems they install. All electrical aspects of the project are also reviewed and inspected by the township to ensure proper installation and coded requirements.
Are the vaulted ceilings around the house included in the price?
Vaulted ceilings are included in the price. The crown molding is standard for all homes built by Gialluisi Custom Homes. We only take into consideration the square footage of the ceiling.
What kind of cabinets do you use?
We use high-quality cabinets in all the homes we build. Depending on the client’s preferences and allowance, we can add customized cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms and other areas of the house.
Are the driveway and the pavement included?
Yes, the driveway and the pavers are included in the final price of the property.
Are sprinklers included? How about landscaping?
What happens if we go halfway through and something is not right?
If an unforeseen situation arises during the home building process, our team of professionals will suspend the production to evaluate the situation. This helps them to determine a solution and an adequate course of action to solve the problem. Then they implement the plan in the shortest amount of time possible. Once the issue has been addressed, the project continues according to plan.
Do we get assistance after we move in?
Gialluisi Custom Homes offers assistance and home maintenance years after you move into your new home. This is one of the Gialluisi Custom Homes signature services.