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Kay Builders takes part in the Camp Fowler Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Categories: Interest Rates | Posted: August 6, 2021
The Camp Fowler Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrated the completion of 
Valley Youth House’s $1.8 million cabin renovation project.

Kay Builders strives to make a difference in the communities we serve. Valley Youth House (VYH), is a nonprofit organization committed to collaborating with vulnerable, abused and homeless youths to build a foundation for success. VYH understands that everyone’s needs and situations are unique, compelling them to offer responsive programming created to fit the needs of every individual they work with. Because no two situations are identical, no two programs are identical—providing young people with the customized care and direction they need to find meaningful support and develop necessary skills. The wide-ranging programs ensure that VYH can remain a constant in the lives of those they serve, from childhood to adulthood.

Pictured in Center: Owner/President of Kay Builders

Kay Builders recently took part in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Camp Fowler on July 20, 2021 to celebrate the completion of their cabin renovation project. The entire project was made possible through the support and philanthropy of local companies including Kay Builders, Inc., Majestic Realty Co., Commerce Construction Co., L.P., Brooks Development Group, Livengood Excavators, Inc., and many other businesses and individual contributors.

The project, valued at over $1.8 million, began in November 2019. Now, at the completion of the project, Camp Fowler has six new sleeping cabins, as well as a two-story cabin with staff offices, sleeping quarters, and a sensory room. All of the new cabins for campers feature heating, air-conditioning and indoor plumbing, which expands the possibilities for year-round programs. These renovations will not only improve the safety and usefulness of Camp Fowler for Valley Youth House’s clients, but will also benefit the community groups that utilize the camp.

Additional new features include refurbished basketball courts, a brand new archery range and the Sensory Room, which provides a safe environment for campers to receive counseling from masters-level therapists.

The Fields at Indian Creek – Tour Virtually or By Appointment

Categories: Active Adult, Indian Creek | Posted: January 28, 2021

If you’re over the age of 55 and looking for a new home in the Lehigh Valley area, we have just the place for you. The Fields at Indian Creek, a Kay Builders community designed specifically for active adults, has homes starting in the upper $200s. We’re currently offering tours of the functional floor plans and unique amenities virtually or in person. Check out some of the details below to see what this community is all about.  

Central, convenient location   

The Fields at Indian Creek was built close—but not too close—to multiple major roads, including I78 and the Pennsylvania turnpike. This central location makes all of the nearest attractions only a short drive away, including upscale shopping malls, retail centers, movie theaters and restaurants of all cuisines and styles. It is also 2 miles from the largest Hospital in the area. Residents have also come to appreciate the quaint town of Emmaus, with its farmer’s market and historic town square. 

Amazing amenities   

Featuring a lush landscape filled with mature trees, 39 acres of open space, paved trails for walking and biking and part of Leibert Creek, The Fields at Indian Creek is perfect for people wanting to be surrounded by nature. The two-story, state-of-the-art clubhouse is a thoughtfully designed space which aims to keep residents healthy, relaxed and give them the opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors. Play a few matches of pickle ball or bocce ball, find peace at the yoga studio, focus on fitness in the gym and go for a swim in the resort-style pool. You can also bring your furry friend to the on-site pet park for playtime with others. 

Fantastic floor plans   

Expertly designed for active adult homeowners, the 18 CUSTOM-i-ZABLE floor plans in The Fields at Indian Creek all feature a first-floor master bedroom. We have gone above and beyond the market by including other thoughtful components to make living in our homes stress-free for those 55 and older. Any floorplan can be changed to meet your individual needs. Easily accessible and climate-controlled crawl spaces under your home make for a warmer living space above, are easier on feet and back than homes built on slab, and free up living space because mechanical systems are installed there. Wider hallways and doors, minimal and rampable steps from exteriors, two-car garages, lever-style door handles, comfort height vanities and so much more will help you live comfortably and safely in the space. For further accessibility features, some plans include raised washers and dryers and wide, seated showers. 

Kay Builders also prioritizes energy efficiency in all of our communities. We know this will not only make homes more comfortable and save our homeowners money in the long run, but it also helps us (and our buyers) feel better about the homes we build and how they’ll impact the Lehigh Valley area for years to come. 

Schedule a virtual appointment today  

For home tours in today’s world, health and safety is our number one priority. Kay Builders encourages all of our potential buyers to schedule a virtual tour of their future home and community, although we are allowing in-person appointments as well. If you’re interested in living your best life at The Fields at Indian Creek, contact us today to schedule your tour and learn more about this CUSTOM-i-ZABLE community. 

Closing out the year with two new Kay Builders communities

Categories: Blog, Community News, The Fields at Constitution Square, The Fields at RiverHill | Posted: December 31, 2020

With 50 years of experience building unique custom homes and communities in Lehigh Valley, Kay Builders has become the expert in the needs and wants of buyers in the area. When we see the need for high-quality, single-family homes and spacious townhomes, we do our research and build communities that will only improve the area, making a better place to live for current and future residents. That’s why we’re excited to announce two brand-new communities in Lehigh Valley: The Fields at RiverHill and The Fields at Constitution Square. 

The Fields at RiverHill 

Located in rural Bethlehem Township, The Fields at RiverHill is nestled amongst acres of farmlands and borders the scenic Lehigh River. This new-construction community is nearby dozens of high-demand amenities—from local shops and restaurants in historic downtown Bethlehem, an outlet mall, casino and entertainment venues, there’s no shortage of things to do around your new neighborhood. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the nearby D&L Rail Trail, a historic pedestrian and bike trail offering miles of well-kept pathway throughout the Lehigh Valley. With easy access to Routes 22, 33 and 78, commuting from The Fields at RiverHill will be a breeze. 

With floor plans ranging in size from 1,651 square feet to 3,600 square feet, Kay Builders wanted to provide original, varied homes with Ranch, Master on Main 2-story plans of varied designs and sizes that can be adapted to each homebuyer’s personal needs and wants. Our CUSTOM-i-ZABLE options allow us to work together with customers to create a unique home in an exclusive community. The homes built in The Fields at RiverHill will be low maintenance and include masonry facades, garages, tall ceilings, gourmet kitchens, large walk-in closets and more desirable features. You can choose from a classic, craftsman or contemporary design.

The homes in this community will start in the $360s, but you can check out the community price list to see the pricing breakdown by floor plan and features. 

The Fields at Constitution Square 

If you’re looking for townhomes of unmatched quality in the scenic and historic town of Perkasie, The Fields at Constitution Square should be on your radar. A borough of Bucks County 35 miles north of Philadelphia, Perkasie’s industrial past paved the way for a truly unique town with beautifully-preserved buildings throughout. The new Kay Builders community is located in the heart of Perkasie and surrounded by plentiful shopping and restaurant options. Nearby major roads and interstates make for an easy commute into Philadelphia and other surrounding areas. 

Our townhomes are designed to maximize on the square footage and create a floor plan that’s easy to navigate and provides enough space for singles, couples or small families. You don’t have to modify your dreams when choosing a Kay Builders home, as we will work with each homeowner individually to ensure the plan is perfect for them. 

These three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom plans with 1 and 2-car garages are priced from the $330s and up.

Be the first to claim your spot in brand-new communities

If you’re kicking off the new year by looking for a new home, why not venture into a new community as well? We can’t wait to welcome you into the Kay Builders family. To schedule a tour, either in-person or virtually, contact us today

Feeling extra thankful for our customers in 2020

Categories: Blog, Testimonials | Posted: November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving and the following holiday season are just around the corner, and Kay Builders has been taking some time to reflect on our year, our business and our loyal customers. While 2020 has thrown curveballs that we never could have anticipated, it brought a new perspective to many industries—including new-construction home building. After six decades of experience and expertise, we learned even more about what’s important to buyers and their families when it comes to floor plans, communities and the overall experience of watching a home be built from the ground up. 

Testimonials from current homeowners prove that the feeling is mutual, and they are thankful for us and our process as well. Our reputation for excellence, innovation and quality has withstood the test of time, and we have reviews from happy customers to prove it. 

“My husband and I can’t say enough nice things about our Sales Manager Frankie and Kay Builders. We are truly grateful and are eager to move forward with the building of our new home. Thank you for making this process painless and for having the patience in answering all our questions. I’m sure we’ll have plenty more but feel confident that you’ll always guide us. We anticipate the day when we are able to move into our new home. Saying thank you is not enough! A million thanks to Kay Builders.” – Gonzalez Family

“I had a lot of good experiences building my home with Kay Builders. The personnel that I worked with during the process, and even after moving in, were very accommodating and helpful. Kay Builders allows you to customize your home, and once I saw the floor plan I wanted, I knew there were several things I wanted to adjust: the size of a room, making a door into a window, moving a window into a door and so forth. They were very accommodating in making the changes for me.” – Rita

I have purchased TWO homes from Kay builders now and I can fully say this was the best transaction and Kay absolutely has grown and learned from where they were at before when I bought my old home. Kay continues to put the RIGHT people in the RIGHT positions and this makes life as a potential homeowner much more comforting.” – Fluck/Finke Family 

“I did shop other builders in the area, but they didn’t have the features that I really liked when looking for a home, or the area I really wanted to live in. I feel really comfortable living in this community, and although you can customize your home, the plan I chose already had all of the options I wanted and I fell in love with it. What I like about the Kay Builders community was how friendly everybody is, it’s very open and safe to be in. I feel safe walking my dog at night and it’s just all-around beautiful.” – Lisa 

“We’ve been out on the market looking for several months to find exactly what we were looking for, and we could not find all of the things we wanted in a home. We came to Kay Builders and were able to work with the sales team and get exactly what we wanted.” – Brian and Anna 

Even after 60 years of service to Allentown and the surrounding Lehigh Valley suburbs, we never get tired of hearing that customers appreciate our CUSTOM-i-ZABLE home options, thoughtful community placement and overall quality of service. We’re so thankful for the opportunity to build in the areas we love, and of course for the homebuyers who make it possible. 

If 2021 is the year for you to move into a new home or townhome that’s affordable, high-quality and the perfect fit for your family, look no further than Kay Builders. Contact us today to get started on the process. 

Find Your Perfect Place in The Fields at Indian Creek – Lehigh Valley, PA

Categories: Interest Rates | Posted: November 17, 2020

Kay Builders has created one of the most sought-after active adult communities in Lehigh Valley with The Fields at Indian Creek. Accessible floor plans, unique amenities and a convenient location gives every person over the age of 55 something to love about this community. 

Floor plans 

The community was expertly designed with active adult homeowners in mind. All 24 floor plans in this neighborhood feature a first-floor master bedroom—a rarity in this part of the country, but we recognize their value and have designed dozens of functional floor plans around this concept. Easily accessible and climate-controlled crawl spaces make for a warmer living space above, are easier on feet and back than homes built on slab and frees up living space because mechanical systems are installed there. We designed these homes with comfort in mind, and included features like wider hallways and doors, minimal (and rampable) steps from exteriors, two-car garages, lever-style door handles, comfort height vanities in bathrooms and more. Some plans also include raised washers and dryers and wide, seated showers. A priority on energy efficiency not only saves our homeowners money in the long run, but helps us feel better about the homes we build and how they’ll impact the environment for years to come. 

The homes in this community start in the high $200s and range in size from 1,420 square feet to a little over 3,000 square feet. These home feature unbelievable curb appeal and allow you to build your CUSTOM-i-ZABLE Home like no other builder for a great price! With so many plans to choose from starting at an affordable price, we know you’ll be able to find the perfect place to spend your days in The Fields at Indian Creek. 

Amenities

The Fields at Indian Creek features a lush landscape with mature trees, 39 acres of open space and paved trails for outdoor activities like walking or biking. The tranquil waters of Leibert Creek run partially through the property, giving residents access to fishing. The spacious community 2-story clubhouse features mountainous views cultivates friendships between neighbors and offers a place to partake in various activities to keep residents healthy and relaxed. Take a dip in the resort-style pool, focus on fitness in the gym, relax at the yoga studio and even show off your competitive side with pickle ball and bocce courts. 

Location 

Close to multiple major roads including the Pennsylvania turnpike, The Fields at Indian Creek was situated in a central location to make all of the nearest attractions a short drive away. Nearby is the quaint town of Emmaus, a Farmer’s Market and the Town Square. Surrounding amenities include upscale shopping malls and retail centers, movie theaters and high-end and casual restaurants. Nationally recognized Lehigh Valley Hospitals is 3 miles away from the community. 

Now that you’ve had the chance to learn a little bit more about our prestigious 55 and over community, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a tour and see the benefits of living in The Fields at Indian Creek for yourself. Use the link provided or call us at (610) 395-6857 to get started. 

Community outreach: How Kay Builders gives back

Categories: Interest Rates | Posted: November 4, 2020

For nearly six decades, Kay Builders has influenced the growth and development of communities throughout Lehigh Valley by building the highest-quality custom homes in Pennsylvania. As a family-owned business, we place a lot of value in our people—and that extends beyond our staff. By supporting organizations dedicated to bettering the place we live for the people who live there, we can ensure that our neighborhoods continue to grow and prosper. We’ve listed the organizations we work with below to spread awareness of the work they do, and we encourage you to visit their websites to learn more. 

Valley Youth House 

Valley Youth House (VYH), a nonprofit organization committed to collaborating with vulnerable, abused and homeless youths to build a foundation for success. VYH understands that everyone’s needs and situations are unique, compelling them to offer responsive programming created to fit the needs of every individual they work with. Because no two situations are identical, no two programs are identical—providing young people with the customized care and direction they need to find meaningful support and develop necessary skills. The wide-ranging programs ensure that VYH can remain a constant in the lives of those they serve, from childhood to adulthood. Kay Builders is proud to have helped build upgraded cabins for Valley Youth House’s Camp Fowler. 

Last Chance Ranch 

Dedicated to promoting and educating the public on the humane and responsible treatment of animals, Last Chance Ranch (LCR) is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates equines, farm and domestic companion animals. They provide a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals. LCR rehabilitates the physical ailments of rescued animals and places them into homes where they will receive the love, attention and care they deserve.  

Eastern Pennsylvania Tactical Emergency Medical Service, Inc. 

The Eastern PA EMS Tactical Response team is a team of highly trained, motivated paramedics and physicians that provide premier service to organized police teams throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Their members respond to a multitude of high-risk situations, including barricaded subjects, hostage situations, active shooters, terrain searches and scheduled warrants. 

Upper Nazareth Fire Department

Founded in July of 1942, the Upper Nazareth Fire Department serves the residents of Upper Nazareth Township. With 50 active members encompassing firefighters, junior firefighters and fire police, the department not only responds to calls but also educates the community on fire safety initiatives. 

Cetronia Ambulance Corps 

The Cetronia Ambulance Corps aims to be a leader in emergency medical services, transportation and community health resources for the area. Founded in 1955 by volunteers from Cetronia, a suburb of Allentown, their goal was to improve the timeliness and quality of ambulance service for their families, community and future. In addition to emergency response services, they’re also extremely involved in community outreach throughout Lehigh Valley. 

Alzheimer’s Association 

Kay Builders’ partner facility, Heather Glen Senior Living, has a mission to offer the premier personal care and memory care services within the greater Lehigh Valley area. In support of their causes, we donate and participate in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s—local walks to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association

Bayside Volleyball Club

The Bayside Volleyball Club is dedicated to developing athletic abilities and life lessons through volleyball. Organized sports go beyond learning new physical skills, as they help adolescents with developmental, emotional and social benefits as well. 

Kay Builders is a local builder committed to serving the communities we live and work in. If you’re looking for a new home from a trusted builder in Eastern Pennsylvania, contact us today. 

Looking for a first-floor master bedroom? Look no further

Categories: Active Adult, Indian Creek | Posted: October 21, 2020

Kay Builders has been constructing high-quality, in-demand homes in Lehigh Valley for six decades. We know, more than any other builder in the area, what customers are looking for when they buy a home. And right now, there’s a boom in demand for first-floor master bedrooms. Other builders haven’t seemed to catch on to this trend yet. In fact, we estimate that 80 percent of our competitors don’t offer ranch plans—but we’re way ahead of it. Learn how a master on the main initiative changed the way we select floor plans. 

Where to find them 

Designed by professional architects with expertise in building first-floor masters, Kay Builders offers more than 25 different plans with this desirable luxury. Every single community we build features multiple plans with a master on the main, and The Fields at Indian Creek, our active-adult community in Emmaus for those 55 and over, doesn’t include any homes without a first-floor master. 

Why you’ll want one 

We’ve identified the importance of including these plans in our repertoire, and we’ve taken even further steps in ensuring that they help improve the lives of our homeowners. First, we always include a crawl space in our homes with first-floor masters. When built upon a crawl space, homes and their flooring have a bit of a “bounce”, which while just as sturdy and stable as a house built on slab, is much easier on joints. Second, we take the rest of the home’s layout into consideration when including a master on the main. Even if you want your bedroom on the main floor, you still want a sense of separation from your living, dining and working spaces. That’s why we include strategic hallways and foyers in our designs, to offer additional separation while still being functional and not interrupting the flow of your floor plan. 

Where they came from 

Ranch-style homes were popularized in the 20th century, and were dominating the home-building industry by the 1950s in certain parts of the United States. We’re not sure why the demand didn’t quite resonate with the Lehigh Valley area, but we’re happy to be building them now. 

How to buy one now 

If you’re looking for a master on the main in the Lehigh Valley area, Kay Builders has got you covered. You can even filter our floor plans by master bedroom location to help find the perfect home for you in one of our family-friendly communities. For more information or to get started on the CUSTOM-i-ZABLE home process today, contact one of our sales associates today. 

Buying a house? Avoid the competitive resale market

Categories: Blog, Resale Market | Posted: October 7, 2020

If you’re trying to buy a home in the Lehigh Valley area, chances are you know just how competitive the real estate market is right now—Kay Builders certainly recognizes it. Even during a nationwide recession, homes all over Pennsylvania (and the rest of the country) are selling in record times, often with dozens of showings and offers made with 48 hours of going on the market. 

The high demand for homes often results in a bidding war, where multiple prospective buyers are competing for the same house. According to USA Today, 53.7% of home purchases in June were subject to bidding wars. During these bidding wars, terms can get pretty crazy—from offers thousands above the asking price to paying in cash, it’s hard to find a home within your budget that will actually stay within your budget throughout the process. This is where Kay Builders comes in with a major advantage over the resale market.

Buying a new construction home always has its benefits, like improved energy efficiency, fortified foundations and structure, updated interiors and the flexibility to choose your finishes, floor plan and more customization options. But when homes are flying off the market at an unrealistic rate for unaffordable prices, new construction homes bring an even more enticing benefit: no bidding wars. 

For homebuyers, this means you can be comfortable throughout the process because there’s no surprises. You know exactly what you’re going to be paying, and when you’re going to pay it—no settling on a budget and then having to exceed it to beat out someone else for the home of your dreams. Before the construction process even begins with Kay Builders, buyers go through a 10-step purchase process, which includes designating your budget for the project and getting pre-approved for your mortgage through one of our preferred lenders (or your trusted lender). We are very transparent in our process and will keep you to the budget you’ve set during floor plan selection, site selection and customizations. 

The only people who hate bidding wars more than homebuyers? Real estate agents. When agents bring their clients to Kay Builders, they save themselves the time and effort of doing multiple rounds of paperwork and negotiations, only to be outbid time and time again. We’re proud to work with realtors to find the best floor plan, community and finishes for your clients. 

If you’re sick of losing the battle of bidding wars, it’s time to consider buying a new-construction home in Lehigh Valley. We’ve been building high-quality, awarding-winning homes in the area for six decades, serving over 3,500 satisfied customers. To learn more about where we build, our available floor plans and the advantages of building new over buying resale, contact us today.

A Truly CUSTOM-i-ZABLE Experience

Categories: CUSTOM-i-ZABLE, News | Posted: September 14, 2020

For over sixty years, Kay Builders has been constructing quality, innovative executive homes, single family homes, ranch homes, twin homes, townhomes and active adult communities in the Lehigh Valley. While other homebuilders say they’ll build you a customized home, the results often fall short of expectations—but not with Kay. We’ve built our reputation on constructing truly CUSTOM-i-ZABLE homes for our buyers, so they can get exactly what they’re looking for in a dream home. So, what can Kay Builders customers expect from our CUSTOM-i-ZABLE homes? 

Floor plans as framework 

With many builders, the custom home process becomes inhibited from the start. When you build with Kay, floor plans are just a framework to inspire you and help kick off the design process. Customers have the freedom to move walls, modify traffic flows, adjust kitchen layouts, rearrange bathrooms, expand bedrooms, finish basements and place outlets and light fixtures exactly where you’ll use them. To us, customization doesn’t just mean choosing the finishes and paint colors—it means making the actual layout of your home work best for you and your family. 

Expert guidance 

When you start the CUSTOM-i-ZABLE process with Kay Builders, you’ll work with a dedicated sales representative to guide you through the steps and set you up for success. In addition to giving general price guidance that will keep you on budget, they are able to suggest changes and additions that have proven popular with customers in the past and can enhance the floor plan you’ve chosen. We can also identify features you might not have considered, to improve your living experience and make you love your Kay Builders home even more. 

The building process will also connect you with our design studio professionals, who can help you discover the expansive options for finishes in your new home. From cabinets and backsplashes to appliances and more, they are there to assist you in finding the finishing touches that complement your lifestyle and make your home exactly what you’ve envisioned. 

A well-planned community 

Perhaps the most enticing part of a building a Kay Builders home is living in one of our impressive communities. We make it a priority to create welcoming, inclusive places to build your CUSTOM-i-ZABLE home and meet neighbors that will turn into friends. To improve your quality of life, we carefully select locations near highly rated schools, parks, shopping centers and other important amenities to provide priceless convenience. Our intentional strategy when it comes to the homes we build and the communities we design prove to be worth it, especially when the time comes for you to move on from your Kay Builders home—and perhaps into another one. Resale value is always top-of-mind, and homes in Kay Builders communities typically have high resale values for the Lehigh Valley area. This is because of our commitment to quality, value and curb appeal. 

We’ve been around longer than any other homebuilding company in the area and take pride in offering a truly CUSTOM-i-ZABLE experience. To learn more about our process, see houses we’ve built or to get started on your future home, contact a sales associate today or visit us online at www.KayBuilders.com

Community outreach: Upgraded cabins for local youth organization

Categories: Community News, News | Posted: August 21, 2020

When we’re not busy building the best custom homes in Eastern Pennsylvania, Kay Builders strives to make a difference in the communities we serve.

We recently partnered with Valley Youth House (VYH), a nonprofit organization committed to collaborating with vulnerable, abused and homeless youths to build a foundation for success. VYH understands that everyone’s needs and situations are unique, compelling them to offer responsive programming created to fit the needs of every individual they work with. Because no two situations are identical, no two programs are identical—providing young people with the customized care and direction they need to find meaningful support and develop necessary skills. The wide-ranging programs ensure that VYH can remain a constant in the lives of those they serve, from childhood to adulthood.

Valley Youth House owns and operates Camp Fowler, which utilizes a team led by a Master’s level clinician to offer restorative, stress-reducing outdoor therapeutic recreation. The camp promotes healing and growth through adventure-based activities and experiential learning, resulting in positive development that’s not typically achieved in a conventional setting.

Camp Fowler’s cabins were built 80 years ago and in desperate need of a refresh—with damaged flooring, leaking roofs, rotting wood siding and poor insulation, there was a lot to be done. Kay Builders and several other area builders came together to remodel three of the sleeping cabins. The renovated spaces come fully equipped with heating, air condition and indoor plumbing, expanding the possibilities for year-round programs. Upgraded interiors and sturdier exteriors improved the safety and usefulness of the cabins.

Our owner, Rick Koze, served on the steering committee for the project. He saw it as an opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people in his community, and hopes that this contribution to Camp Fowler will help Valley Youth House continue to make a difference for decades to come.

To learn more about Kay Builders, the homes we build and the communities we serve, contact us today.