|"Jim and Vicki Christo are honest and sincerely want to do the best they can for their customers. We highly recommend Christo Design Build and will no doubt call on them in the future."|
Dave and Karla Tinius, Remodeling project
Home Builders Assoc. of LincolnBuilders Achieving ExcellenceCertified Green Builder
"...One of the best"Founded in 1977 by Jim Christo, Christo Design Build, Inc. is a true custom builder. When Jim started our company, his goal was to be "one of the best builders, rather than the largest."
Recognized in the Building IndustryIn 2009, Jim Christo was honored at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV, by being named Senior Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). To achieve this appointment, Jim attended NAHB board meetings for 20 consecutive years. During this time, Jim was a Remodelers Council Trustee. He also served on the Small Volume Builder Committee and helped write the Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, which is still used today throughout the United States.
Jim also recently earned his CGB (Certified Graduate Builder) designation. He is one of only 2,000 builders nationally and only the second builder in Lincoln to earn this special designation. Jim is also one of only six CGR's (Certified Graduate Remodelers) in Lincoln. These prestigious certifications were earned by completing specific educational requirements and meeting prescribed business standards set forth by NAHB (Natl. Assoc. of Home Builders). CGB's and CGR's also pledge to uphold a rigorous Code of Ethics.
Jim Christo is former president of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln and was named Nebraska's "Outstanding Remodeler" by the Nebraska State Homebuilders Association.
His reputation for building expertise led to Jim's involvement in authoring "Residential Performance Guidelines for Builders and Remodelers" for the National Home Builders Association.
Jim is a founding member of Builders Achieving Excellence, a program designed to ensure that high building standards are met. (Learn more...)
Community LeaderJim has always believed in giving back to the community by providing his time and leadership to business organizations as well as local causes:
Jim has received numerous awards for his contributions to Lincoln including:
- Co-chaired three Habitat for Humanity Homes, Home Builders Assoc. of Lincoln
- Initiated Careers in Construction program at SCC - Milford which evolved into a Careers in Construction Day. So successful, there's a 2-year wait to enroll!
- Make-A-Wish building project, Home Builders Assoc. of Lincoln
- Chaired local building projects for the Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lancaster Youth Softball Assoc. and the "Brad Bell Project", a $47,000 addition for a boy who was paralyzed in a shooting accident.
Christo Design Build was presented with the Better Business Bureau's Integrity Award 2007. Winners of this award must have demonstrated that ethics and integrity is a core value of their organization.
- Environmental Award, City of Lincoln
- Water Conservation Award, Lincoln Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force
- Outstanding Contributions to Recycling, NE State Recycling Assoc.
- Winner of the first "Crystal Christo" award for his efforts to improve the Building & Safety Department
We believe in being involved with the business community:
- 1989 President for the HBAL (Home Builders Assoc. of Lincoln)
- 2004 President and Life Director for the HBAL
- Currently serves on the Board of Directors, NSHBA (Nebr. State Home Builders Assoc.)
- Currently serves as National Director for NAHB (Natl. Assoc. of Home Builders)
- Currently serves on the National Remodelers Council Trustee Board
- Member of LIBA, the Chamber of Commerce, and HBAL
- Appointed Senior Life Director of the NAHB (2009)
Builders Achieving Excellence
To enforce accountability among contractors and remodelers, Jim and three other local builders spearheaded Builders Achieving Excellence. This program offers our clients:
Each client receives a detailed list of items covered by the builder or remodeler, tolerances, criteria for workmanship and maintenance responsibilities of the Owner. Builders Achieving Excellence ensures excellence in building and satisfied clients!
- an assured quality building process,
- a subcontractor quality assurance system,
- construction standards exceeding national guidelines,
- and a personalized written One Year Limited Warranty.
Our actions speak louder...At Christo Design Build, our philosophy is visible in every home, room addition and community building project. If you're looking to build or remodel, call us!