Building Better Homes and Stronger Communities
For this new home builder, value and a world-class customer experience are always in the design.
If you are ready to make a residential move in life, Summit Homes can certainly show you the way home. Whether you’re looking to move up, down-size or just looking for something new, exciting and fun, it’s time to head towards the stylish, innovative and desirable communities at Stoney Creek in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
This fast-growing and highly-desirable master-planned community has everything families are looking for. A neighborly network of three unique and distinguished communities – The Manor at Stoney Creek, The Reserve at Stoney Creek and the Villas at Parkwood – this could easily have been the place to which Dorothy was referring in the Wizard of Oz, as residents soon discover there truly is “no place like home,” especially when built by Summit Homes and located within Stoney Creek.
Boasting two playgrounds, two swimming pools with covered cabanas (and a third pool soon to be installed), a sand volleyball court, and miles of walking trails, the neighborhoods within Stoney Creek are harmoniously intertwined while simultaneously conveying their own distinct personalities. Located just of 150 Highway and situated about two miles west of 291 Highway, families in Stoney Creek enjoy quick and easy access to shopping, schools, emergency services, churches and more. The Stoney Creek communities are also close to the historic downtown Lee’s Summit area. Each community is in close proximity to Osage Trails Park, giving residents ample opportunities to enjoy additional walking trails, picnic areas and a playground. And for those who truly embrace the outdoor life, three golf courses and numerous places to hike, fish, boat and camp at Longview Lake and James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife area are conveniently within arm’s reach.
Stoney Creek is located within the acclaimed Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, with children in the community attending Summit Pointe Elementary, Summit Lakes Middle School and Lee’s Summit West High School.
But it’s not just the surrounding areas that draw folks to this charming place. It is the authentic feeling of community here that speaks to each homeowner. When families choose to build in a Stoney Creek community, they learn that Summit Homes, an award-winning builder, wants only the best for them. The Summit team is not only committed to providing a beautiful, functional home at an exceptional value, but also delivering a world-class customer service experience tailored to each family’s lifestyle, desires and tastes.
“We offer different styles of homes in each community,” explained Whitney Rinne, Marketing Manager for Summit Homes. “And every community here is a Summit Exclusive Community with its own Personal Builder, who fulfills the traditional role of a project manager but also serves as the go-to contact for the family.”
As part of that personalized experience, the builder assigned to each development will initially meet with each family to explain the overall building experience and will remain hands-on every step of the way. Homeowners are continually kept in the loop regarding progress and timelines, preventing any unwelcome surprises and keeping confidence throughout the entire building process at an all-time high and actually quite fun.
“Our Personal Builders call clients weekly to let them know what has been completed in the past week and what is expected to take place during the coming week with respect to the process of building the home,” said Rinne. “This allows us to build a connection with each family and to become a part of their new home journey. It’s an exciting experience and we strive to make it smooth and enjoyable.”
Homeowners are also invited to attend on-site meetings with their Personal Builder whenever they like, as Summit Homes prides itself on remaining 100% honest and completely transparent.
“Our Personal Builders, who are experts in their field and have years of experience, are on-site every day in each community and take ownership of their community so no detail is missed,” indicated Rinne.
Additionally, Summit has worked to make the seemingly overwhelming aspect of the interior design statement of the home become uncomplicated and exciting with the development of their popular Lifestyle Collection, offered in the Manor at Stoney Creek
“We have an amazing in-house designer, Darrell Naeger, who has pre-selected design packages from which to choose,” noted Rinne. “All of the samples are kept in the Community Information Center at the Manor for a simple, one-stop shopping experience. It saves families time to make all their selections in one place, and it gives them total confidence that every finish and fixture in their home is going to perfectly complement the overall design.”
New homes in the Manor at Stoney Creek start in the $280s with highly desirable floor plans ranging from 1,718 square feet to 2,277 square feet each with innovative front elevations from which to choose.
The Villas at Parkwood, located off MO-150 near Ward Road, is a low-maintenance community featuring five exclusive ranch floor plans from Summit’s Villa Collection. With plans that include two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms ranging from 1,409 square feet to 1,910 square feet, homeowners can relax a bit when it comes to taking care of those routine tasks, as lawn maintenance, snow removal, and trash and recycling service are all provided. Enjoying life to the fullest just got a bit easier.
“This particular community is perfect for those families whose kids have grown up and moved out or even for the single-parent family or busy professional who travels frequently,” expressed Rinne. With home prices staring in the $320s, all of the homes enjoy tile roofs and stucco exteriors. While many of the homes here have a cozier footprint than some of the homes in the other communities, the second phase is introducing larger floor plans as the demand for more space increases. Additionally, each floor plan has an optional predesigned lower level finish. The Villas are considered a luxury product with strict attention to design details and the incorporation of designer appliances.
The Reserve at Stoney Creek, offers coveted treed lots and Summit’s award-winning Signature Collection of floor plans starting in the $330s, offering anywhere from three to five bedrooms and up to five bathrooms; and a longer list of standard features with a strong focus on energy efficient building methods.
“Each home in the Signature Collection is independently inspected and assigned a HERS rating,” said Rinne, indicating the average HERS rating for a Summit Home in 2016 was 65, far below typical industry standard. By incorporating the latest in energy-efficient technology, each family is provided healthier indoor air quality along with energy cost savings that are realized on a daily basis.
“Our homes are about 30% more efficient than a standard-built home and homeowners will realize significant savings on their utility bills as a result,” explained Rinne.
More than just a reputable home builder, Summit Homes, is recognized as a strong leader within the industry The largest new home builder in the Kansas City area, this company is genuinely committed to superior customer service and lasting value. Summit Custom Homes is known for its innovative floor plans, quality craftsmanship and an extensive list of standard features all perfectly designed to meet each family’s needs. Not only does this experienced company build homes, it also creates strong communities and continually keeps a finger on the pulse of each development, nurturing it not only from conception and design, but continually through each phase and throughout the ensuing years, as families settle in and put their own roots into the communities. Summit Homes develops each community from the ground up, ensuring lasting value in a family’s new home investment for years to come. Established in 2002, Summit Homes has built more than 1500 homes in Kansas City. In 2016, the company joined the Clayton Properties Group, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.
“At Summit Homes, we want to build a strong community,” said Rinne. “We foster connections between neighbors by helping organize various events throughout the year, from wine clubs to block parties and more. It’s about building beautiful, functional homes in communities with great amenities, giving families a place they love to call home and neighbors they can call friends.”
Summit Homes also enjoys a long-standing partnership with the experts at The Rob Ellerman Team with ReeceNichols. The Community Manager for each Summit Exclusive Community is part of the award-winning real estate team and has years of experience helping families find the perfect home for their needs. Together, they have successfully delivered the true meaning of coming home to hundreds of families throughout the metro area.
And there is still time to find your own way home. The excitement continues to build as the phases within these communities expand and thrive.
“Our team is working diligently to develop new phases in Stoney Creek as demand for this popular area of Lee’s Summit grows. We look forward to helping families build their dreams here for years to come,” smiled Rinne. (In other words, Summit Custom Homes is here to stay and will continually deliver on their promise of exceptional value and premier service.) Building with Summit Homes equates to uncompromising quality, top-notch service and peace of mind. It truly is the experience of a lifetime.
For more information on Summit Homes, visit them online at summithomeskc.com or call 816.246-6700.