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Did someone say BASEMENT?!?!

What do you think of when you hear the word "basement?"  An extra space for the kids to play?  Additional storage for those items you just can't bare to part with?  A refuge from storms when they roll through?   The basements of your childhood have gotten a makeover!  Long gone are the dark, drab spaces where Kevin McAllister did his laundry.  Basements today are versatile and highly desired!  They are also something that you don't find in every community, so your house can really stand out.   Whether you want an additional hang out space for your family, a guest bedroom and bathroom, a virtual schooling space, or a theatre, we've got you covered with our basement homesites available in Pennwood Estates and Dispatch Station. To find out more about the private basement homesites available in our communities, or learn more about building a basement home on your own land, email sales@shurmhomes.com or call 804-929-4297.

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Getting to know Demi!

At Shurm Homes our employees are like family (and many are literally related).  We are so excited to introduce you to one of the newest members of the Shurm Homes sales team, Demi! We asked Demi a few questions so you can all get to know her! What is your relationship with Shurm Homes? What do you love most about working with them? I am the new home sales assistant. I love working with Shurm Homes for many reasons, but most importantly, I love that it is a family business. There is something so sincere about being a part of a family business. My colleagues and I get to have a relationship that is more genuine than just rubbing elbows at a computer desk. That same level of caring and respect gets passed very fluidly to our clients as well, which is one of my “musts” when looking into working with an employer! Where did you grow up/tell us about your family! I grew up in an extremely close immediate and extended family! I am the oldest of three girls and we grew up in Midlothian Virginia. Although, my parents are from the West Coast and all of my family other than my parents live in Texas or Arizona. I consider Phoenix my second home, and I love it out there! – Go Suns! How do you spend your free time? Or What do you do to relax? In my free time I love to write. Creative writing has always been a passion of mine. I also play guitar, ukulele and piano. Whether it is music, or stories, I love to put a pen to paper and create. I also love trivia nights, interior design and fashion blogs, reality television, watching football/baseball/basketball/ hockey, video games, cooking, movies, and you cannot keep me away from a good pool party! What do you wish other people knew about Shurm Homes? How meticulously and thoughtfully every home is built. In the same way that every lot we build on may have a different floor plan and different features, we honestly see that every family has a different plan as well. We know that the process of building a home is not a “One-Size-Fits-All.” We will never see our clients as a number. We want to know you, your kids, your pets, how we can take any stress off you and smooth out every bump that you see in your way. From the time that you come into a meeting with an idea, to the time that we get to hand you the key to your new home, and all of the years after that, you are a part of this family too. We want this to be an exciting adventure for you because we don’t want to build you “a house,” we want to build you “YOUR HOME.”   Tell us about someone you admire. One of the people that I admire more than anyone else on the planet is my mother. I know this seems like a cop-out—but stay with me. My mother is the most hard-working woman on the planet (I may be slightly biased). She went through college with three kids in her lap and graduated with the highest honors and a recognition by the governor at graduation. All the while ran the HOSA program at the school and was head of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society. The best part of all is that she still ALWAYS put family first, and never stopped being unapologetically herself! She is and always has been the most perfect model of a mother, student and employee that I could ever hope to have.   What’s your favorite snack? Outshine popsicles in the “LIME” flavor! What is your favorite place of all the places you’ve traveled? Treasure Cay, Bahamas. If you want a beautiful, quiet beach destination, this is a 10/10 recommendation! If your life was a movie, what would your theme song be? “Into the Unknown” from Frozen Two, because I like to go through life throwing myself into the next adventure head-first! ….and honestly it’s really fun to scream the “UNKNOWWWWWWWWWN” part on the top of your lungs. You may see Demi, or one of our other team members in one of our great communities!  To learn more about where we build, visit www.shurmhomes.com/communities or call 804-929-4297.    

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