Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is Christopherson Properties related to Christopherson Builders?

    Christopherson Properties (CP) and Christopherson Builders (CB) are sister companies. CP is our real estate branch and CB is our construction and development branch. CP can assist you to buy or sell lots and homes. CB can assist you every step of the way to rebuild your new home.

  • Why should you choose Christopherson Builders?

    Christopherson Builders has a proven track record of building some of the most desirable communities in the North Bay. We have built more than 6,500 homes and developed 63 communities. You will not only receive quality, service but clients work directly with one of the Principals of the company, Brenda Christopherson. Nearly all of our in-house, full-time local staff have been working together for decades and have more than 20 years of industry knowledge and experience. Our in-house local design professionals and civil engineers are the best of the best.

  • What are the special features I will get with Christopherson Builders?

    Christopherson Builders has a highly-qualified on-site design studio team ready to assist you personalize your home’s interior and exterior. We have virtual design studio available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • How can I see your floor plans?

    Floor plans are accessible by making an appointment and visiting our office and design studio. We have designed over 50 floorpans during the last 3 years to meet the market demand. All plans are valued engineered and ready to build. We also can work with you to design a custom plan.

    These plans are proprietary and the team, specifically our Principal, Brenda Christopherson, is here to meet with you to learn about your specific customization needs and fulfill them to the best of our abilities.

  • What standard features are included?

    The list is long. Please go to our Design Studio page for a summary and make an appointment to go over the long list including Universal Design standard features.

  • Where is Christopherson Builders office and design studio?

    We are located at 565 West College Avenue in Santa Rosa just west of North Dutton Avenue. Our 5,600 square foot Rebuild Center and Design Studio has a level parking lot and is wheelchair accessible. Our main office houses our rebuild, new construction, commercial, and full service real estate needs, all under one roof. This provides an all inclusive experience.

  • Where is Christopherson Properties Real Estate located?

    Christopherson Properties is located at 565 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • How do I figure out next steps?

    Please call us and make an appointment to meet with one of our Principals, Brenda Christopherson. Brenda and our full-time, on-site engineers will meet with you at no charge upfront. We will research your lot information to have on-hand at your meeting, as well as your zoning and set-back requirements. We will work with you to determine your plan preference and appropriate fit from our library of over 50 plans. We are able to expedite the process with our in-house engineers for lot fits and plotting. Our engineering and construction teams can also perform site inspections for you. The local community knowledge and experience of our team is unmatched.

  • How long will it take for me to build my home once we sign a contract?

    Completion time varies but the average is 6-10 months from foundation start. The time varies depending on multiple factors such as the size and difficulty of building due to site restrictions which we have a lot of experience with.

  • Are you open to customization?

    We are open and will listen to our client’s needs and are flexible and open to customizing our plans to fit your needs. We’re happy to work with you brand new custom plans. We work hand-in-hand with a variety of architects and engineers along with our clients.

  • Are your homes built to Universal Design standards?

    Yes. All of our plans have wider halls and doors and more open space to accommodate an age in place concept. For more information about Universal Design please see the following:

    National Association of Home Builders

  • Please explain how long is the warranty and what’s included. What happens to the warranty if your company goes out of business?

    The structural is warranted for ten years.  All other minor items such as appliances, plumbing, etc. are warrantied for one or two years.  We also provide the 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty. Click here for more information.

  • What about warranty? How will I be sure you and your subcontractors will be there for us in 10 years?

    We have enjoyed a great loyal relationship with our local subcontractors (through generations) for 40 years. They have made it clear they are only interested in working with a few local builders and we are fortunate to be one of the few. They will be here for us (hence, our clients) for the long run in Sonoma County.

    We have a full customer service department available for your service needs through our main office.