At the crack of the first home run in the final game of the World Series, Michael Markel, founder and president of Markel Homes, welcomed the latest round of North End condo buyers and their realtors to an orientation. Over tasty food and a glass of wine at Louisville’s Empire eatery, the group got the lowdown from Project Manager Chad Kipfer on what’s ahead at North End. Sales Manager Michele Steward encouraged everyone to schedule a hard-hat tour in the upcoming weeks and Cindy Henry reviewed the particulars of the HOA coverage.
Best of all, the soon-to-be residents had the opportunity to meet one another in a casual setting and begin their own community-building process. They’re a group of men and women at various ages and stages in life. Last Tuesday night, they were all ears for updates on the construction process and schedule.
Building Two is currently in the framing stage, with drywall on target for completion later this month. Closing is estimated for early March. Rob King, Construction Manager, had the room’s attention as he reviewed the particulars of Markel’s condo construction process, including steps not taken by most condo builders:
- Energy Star® certification (Markel is the only builder in the area building Energy Star condos)
- Water-resistant Zip System Sheathing around the building’s exterior
- Nest® thermostats in every condo
- High-efficiency furnace
- 2×6 exterior framing
- Perimeter drainage system and plastic wrap
- AC units on the roof to create more living space
- Horizontal, low kitchen plugs for better aesthetics
- Phone and cable hook-ups throughout
- LR and Master pre-wired for ceiling fan
In January the buyers will be invited to a second orientation to learn about warranties and other features common to every unit in the building. When the construction is completed and the condos are ready for occupancy, Rob King will do a final walk-thru with every condo owner to demonstrate how things work and to answer questions.
We’re building one more 12-plex along South Boulder Road in North End. For details and timing, contact Sales Manager Michele Steward at (303) 604-9196 or send her an email. The North End Sales Center is open daily from 11-5 PM (Tuesdays 2-5 PM). We’re located one block north of the 12-plexes at 1805 Blue Star Lane in Louisville.