Friday August 14, 2015
As featured in Central Penn Business Journal's Business Profiles 2015:
Keeping a finger on the pulse of lifestyle trends
Throughout Central Pennsylvania, Landmark Homes is known for providing home buyers with high-quality single family, townhome and 55-plus living residences and thriving home communities. Since 1998, the design and build team of brothers Cliff and Clair Weaver, and their extended family of staff members have been dedicating careful attention to every home built by the company.
Most recently, this has required staying on the cutting edge of new building and design trends.
“We are always looking for the next thing,” said Clair Weaver, vice president of Landmark Homes. “Society is changing and Landmark Homes works hard to meet emerging needs of our current and future customers in an affordable way.”
That means incorporating creative designs into new homes that reflect the way people live today versus in the past. For example, more and more new buyers are looking for homes with flexible living spaces that will work as a bedroom, home office, in-law quarters or a hobby room. Many buyers seek living arrangements designed to accommodate multiple generations. Others have lost interest in a formal dining room, opting instead for an open floor plan that merges a variety of activities taking place both inside and outdoors.
“We are also witnessing an increased demand in ‘smart’ homes that incorporate digitally operated garage doors, security systems and other features,” Weaver added. “Ease and efficiency is key to supporting the busy lives people lead today.”
However, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In addition to incorporating forward-thinking floor plans and design concepts into the company’s affordable home and housing developments, Landmark’s loyal staff continues to offer a variety of traditional, name-brand products that can be viewed in person at Landmark’s design gallery, located at its corporate offices in Lancaster County.
Not your typical showroom, the facility allows home buyers to see styles of cabinetry, lighting fixtures, flooring and other products as they would appear in a home. If a product doesn’t fit the bill, the company offers custom services to fit a specific home or building lot.
“We have never built — and never will build — your typical cookie-cutter homes,” Weaver said. “There is a lot of customization and flexibility offered with the intent of making every home unique without the burden of a hefty price tag. And my brother and I remain involved every step of the way.”