Meet our May Builder of the Month, Jed Estola of Wausau Homes Ironwood.
Jed has an extensive background in structural design and residential construction that makes him a well-rounded expert at navigating the homebuilding process. Woodtech Builders is ready to help make every homebuyer’s experience an enjoyable one from start to finish.
Get to know Jed on a more personal level with our Q&A.
How long have you been a Wausau Homes builder?
Woodtech Builders has been a Wausau Homes builder since 2002. I came on as an employee in 2004, and then took over as owner in 2016.
How did you get into the home building business?
Prior to college, I worked construction seasonally. My college design degree opened the doors to a home design opportunity with Woodtech Builders. I filled the role as designer, estimator, and sales for new home construction right from the beginning.
Why did you choose to be a Wausau Homes builder?
I have a long relationship with Wausau Homes prior to owning the business. I continued the business relationship with Wausau Homes because I liked the processes in place and the vision that the Wausau Homes leadership has for their company. I also enjoy the builder network community that is associated with Wausau Homes.
When you're not building homes what do you like to do?
I have a young family, and I love spending time with my wife and children. Our activities depend on the season.
What part of the custom home building process do you find the most rewarding?
I like to witness the excitement from our clients. This happens when the imagination becomes reality; be it the design coming to life with our 3D design software, “Set Day”, build progress through pictures or in person, or the move-in day.
If you were building your dream home what is the one feature you would have to have?
I would have to say that it would be a nice cedar sauna. This would likely be used daily.
What is one tip you would give to all custom home buyers?
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low prices are forgotten!
Are there any home building trends in your area that stand out?
We have a large building territory that covers city property, lake lots, and wooded acreage. All designs take on their own custom details, nothing really jumping out as a new trend.
What has been your most rewarding build to date and why?
I don’t have a particular build that has been the most rewarding. We have been blessed with a large amount of customized builds, which have been challenging and rewarding. Each home has its own level of detail and style, and I enjoy viewing the details and vision through the customer’s eyes and pulling them all together.
What events can interested home buyers find you at in the coming months?
There will be quite a few set days and open houses over the next several months! If you would like to be on our invite list, send me an email or give me a call!