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Timothy Stonestreet is the President and CEO of Six Star Construction Inc.

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Why You Need a General Contractor

By: Tim Stonestreet

Owner-builders are a current trend in custom home building. Many systems and books exist that claim to help you reduce the cost of building a home by serving as your own contractor. While it is possible to be an owner-builder, there are several distinct advantages to hiring a custom homebuilder like Six Star Construction, Inc. to serve as a general contractor. 1. General contractors are experienced experts. They take care of all of the necessary permits, paperwork, and inspections that can often frustrate owner-builders. 2. General contractors have established relationships with professionals and sub-contractors for all aspects of building. 3. A general contractor can help by assessing the feasibility of the home you would like to build, establishing an initial budget, selecting regionally appropriate designs, and finding undeveloped property that will meet your specific needs and requirements. 4. General contractors often receive discounted prices on materials. Owner-builders, who only buy materials for a single job, will often pay significantly more than general contractors, who make bulk purchases for several projects at a time. 5. General contractors can help manage the building timeline and keep an eye on your budget, bringing your home in on time and on budget without cost overruns. 6. If your budget determines that you need to compromise on some of your choices, your general contractor can help you find acceptable and affordable alternatives. 7. General contractors are experts at sub-contractor management. 8. Building a custom home is a stressful process. A general contractor can help remove a great deal of the stress by managing the day-to-day operations of the project. 9. General contractors supervise the quality control of your home, ensuring that you get the high quality you are paying for. 10. A general contractor can make sure your home complies with local laws to avoid problems down the line.

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Golf in Summerlin

By: Tim Stonestreet

As the owner of Las Vegas construction firm Six Star Construction, I’ve built numerous custom houses in the Summerlin master-planned community, which offers a park-like setting with European-style villages and several world-class golf courses. The community features the Jack Nicklaus Bear’s Best course, two Tournament Players Club golf courses, and five others. Voted Best Golf Course in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal and one of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest, Bear’s Best Las Vegas uniquely groups together 18 of Jack Nicklaus’ favorite holes from a long and notable playing career. In designing the course, Nicklaus and his experienced design team pored over literally thousands of photos and plans of some of the most challenging holes he ever faced. These range from holes at former PGA Tour stop Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado to a hole at Old Works Golf Club in Anaconda, Montana, which Nicklaus himself designed in 1997. The first and last holes at Bear’s Best Las Vegas feature large water hazards and come from Nicklaus’ Private and Resort Courses at The Club at PGA West. The grounds conditions at Bear’s Best Las Vegas are reputed to be some of the finest in the greater Las Vegas area, and the courses include firm and fast bentgrass greens. Many of the holes feature a view of the nearby Red Rock Mountains, while two holes face directly toward the distant Las Vegas Strip. Due to the course’s initial success, another Bear’s Best course opened in Atlanta a year later featuring different holes. Nicklaus commented that the process of designing Bear’s Best Las Vegas, when all was said and done, took more time than simply designing a new course. I am of the opinion that the effort was well worth it. The outstanding attention to detail makes a Bear’s Best Las Vegas golf experience world class, which Nicklaus fans and Summerlin residents alike have come to expect.

About Tim Stonestreet!

Six Star Construction Inc.

Six Star Construction Inc.

Tim Stonestreet is a 20-year veteran of the custom home construction industry and the President and CEO of Six Star Construction, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trained and certified as an unlimited general contractor, master planner, developer, and residential designer, Tim Stonestreet has been one of the foremost figures in residential real estate development in the Las Vegas area for more than two decades. Through his company, Tim Stonestreet has personally led the development of more than 600 homes in the Las Vegas area. In the last 17 years, Tim Stonestreet has also personally overseen the construction of 48 super custom homes, specially designed for a diverse array of celebrity clientele. As President and CEO of Six Star Construction, Tim Stonestreet works with his clients and crew to ensure that all aspects of the construction process go smoothly. Tim Stonestreet begins a custom build by sitting with his clients to create a detailed and comprehensive plan for the home. Next, Tim Stonestreet begins the construction process, working only with the most trustworthy and dependable team of builders to ensure utmost precision and expediency. No matter what amenities his clients request, Tim Stonestreet dedicates himself to delivering on his promises and even runs a separate business, Six Star Interiors, to help guarantee the home looks exactly the way his clients expected. Tim Stonestreet is interested in both home building and community building. As such, Tim Stonestreet frequently participates in charitable endeavors throughout Las Vegas. Currently, Tim Stonestreet supports several worthwhile organizations.

Six Star Construction Inc.

Six Star Construction Inc.