Family Customizes Home Ownership With KirE Builders

Over the last few years, longtime Ramona residents Glenn and Sheri Gaarder have built a foundation of trust and respect with KirE Builders Inc.

Over the last few years, longtime Ramona residents Glenn and Sheri Gaarder have built a foundation of trust and respect with KirE Builders Inc.

The Gaarders, who are homeowners at KirE's latest semicustom estate home community, Black Canyon Estates, love Ramona and the area around Black Canyon Estates and wanted to take their custom home experience to the next level.

"Our prior experience with KirE went so well that we wanted them to build our home again," said Glenn Gaarder. "Black Canyon Estates has the perfect combination of features for a great price. Their product is executed flawlessly and the standard features in their homes are great; the stock granite is beautiful, the standard flooring is of very high quality and the window coverings have a nice feel."

The Gaarders purchased an 11-acre parcel adjacent to Black Canyon Estates and engaged KirE to build their custom home. "The land was right next door and we enjoyed working with them before, so it was a natural fit to have them build our next home," said Glenn Gaarder.

The KirE team and the Gaarders got together to design and customize their new home, starting with an existing floor plan KirE had built for them previously that they enjoyed.

"We made a few modifications; we added art niches, made the bedrooms larger by a couple of feet per side, added a bathroom, added a sliding glass door in the master, added an outdoor fireplace, and built a niche for a flat-screen television to go outside. On the bottom level we put in two additional bedrooms and a family room," said Gaarder.

The Gaarders have lived in Ramona since 1987 and enjoy the serenity of country living at Black Canyon Estates, as well as the many opportunities to enjoy nature.

"We are outdoor types, so we love the fact that there is a lot of room to spread out. There's Cleveland National Forest next to the community, which has great hiking trails and scenery. Black Canyon is also a great place to go for swimming and hiking."

When asked if he would recommend KirE Builders, Glenn Gaarder sums it up: "Absolutely. The process with KirE has been smooth from the first house we built with them. After it was all completed, our house turned out better than expected. They do great, quality work and build a very nice end product. Plus, I like working with both Josh and Adam. They are good people and do a great job."

Homeowners are afforded the power to choose at Black Canyon Estates. Those who act quickly can reserve their preferred, oversized lot and even select the floor plan perfectly suited for their lifestyle.

KirE is inviting homebuyers to its model grand opening festivities this weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For homebuyers who are under contract in March, KirE is offering incentives of $5,000 toward design center upgrades, which may be applied toward personalizing the home's interior finishes. In addition, homebuyers may have total control over their home with available interior modifications, upgrades and floor plan adjustments, depending on construction scheduling and floor plans. Please see a sales agent for details.

With six exquisitely appointed floor plan options ranging from three to five bedrooms and 2,200 to 2,710 square feet, Black Canyon Estates offers semicustom estate home living at a more affordable price than the surrounding communities of Poway and Scripps Ranch. Each home sits on a 2-plus acre lot and comes standard with a 3.0 kw solar system and integrated in-home pest defense system.

Phase 1 is completely sold out and four homes have just been released in Phase 2, with four more phases planned for release later in the year. Reserve a home today before they are all gone.

Located at 23041 Stokes Road in Ramona, homes at Black Canyon Estates start from the $500,000s. Visit or call 877-612-7465 for more information.


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