Builder Dale Schulz stands in
front of a collection of faucets on display Tuesday at
Wausau Homes in West Bend.
WEST BEND - Dale Schulz has been in the
construction business for 39 years and brings his expertise to
West Bend through Wausau Homes West Bend, which specializes in
building customized homes.
Schulz is a
fourth-generation home builder and received a recruitment letter
in the mail from Wausau Homes about a year ago. He said after an
interview and background check, it developed into Wausau Homes
West Bend, which opened last week.
Wausau Homes West Bend,
2032 S. Main St., at a table near light fixtures, exterior
finishes and interior finishes that Wausau Homes offers Schulz
said that Wausau Homes has been around for about 60 years.
“There are a
few people that think of Wausau Homes from the ‘70s where it
came like two halves,” he said. These homes were ready inside
The houses are
panelized framing packages with the remainder being built as a
stick built house on site, Schulz said.
designs are engineered on a 3-D computer system. Material is
ordered though an order management system. Floor panels, wall
panels and roof trusses are built in production facilities, the
components are loaded onto trucks and delivered to the job site.
will put in the foundation and supervises a subcontract crew.
Schulz said he uses local contractors.
house is built, customers come to Wausau Homes West Bend and
meet with Schulz’s daughter Kristina Schulz. She said she asks
customers a lot of questions to determine what features they
want in their home.
There are 119
floor plans listed on Wausau Homes’ website,
“That works as a starting place. We can do a custom plan if they
want to start from scratch,” Dale Schulz said.
Schulz said the house can be built in as fast as three months,
but Dale Schulz said the time depends on the plan. The price of
the home also varies.
home in that amount of time is on the fast side, Dale Schulz
said, but more time is spent up front getting everything
organized and ordered.
to make it stress free by picking out everything ahead of time,”
Kristina Schulz said.
“It also helps
with having a firm price. You’re picking out a lot of this ahead
of time,” she said. “The whole process goes much smoother. Once
it gets going it flows. They know ahead of time the final cost
and they have a firm move in date at the end.”
West Bend is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by
appointment. For more information, call (414) 581-6378.