Diamond Crest Shines Bright in the Central Valley

Since 2010, Benchmark Communities has been building and designing its high-quality homes across the West Coast, Pacific Northwest and several Southeastern states with the belief that “Everything Matters.” From functionality to type of flooring, the company embraces design input from real families to ensure that each neighborhood and each home is thoughtfully planned down to the smallest detail. Take for instance Diamond Crest, its luxury new home community located in California’s Central Valley.

With input from current Benchmark homeowners in the Central Valley, Benchmark Communities worked closely with architect Jeffrey Demure & Associates (JDA) to design and develop floor plans for Diamond Crest’s two distinct collections of single family homes – the Emerald and Marquise Collections – that met or surpassed their expectations.

“As a result of the customer feedback and fluid communication between each party, JDA created eight progressive and innovative floor plans with spacious master retreats and large gourmet kitchens that are perfect for today’s active lifestyles,” said James E. Jimison, President of the Central Valley Division of Benchmark Communities.

The community of Diamond Crest is located in North Clovis, Calif., one of the most desired areas to live in the Central Valley. Residents living in the community are within the award-winning and prestigious Clovis Unified School District that feeds into Clovis North High School, the newest high school in Clovis, critically acclaimed for its academic excellence and premier facilities.

Orloff Dining Room

Not only does Diamond Crest offer homebuyers the opportunity to purchase an innovative home within a highly desirable school district, but it is also ideally located just a short drive from the numerous shops and restaurants in downtown Fresno and easy access to Hwy 168. Diamond Crest was strategically designed to be one of the most coveted neighborhoods to live in the Central Valley for individuals, couples and families seeking a bold and spacious home in a premier location.

“Diamond Crest offers homebuyers the choice of purchasing a high-quality, move-in ready home, or the option of selecting a spacious home site for which they are able to customize their home from the ground up,” said Jimison.

Every home at Diamond Crest is built using energy efficient features. Homebuyers receive many standard, green options including increased insulation, energy-efficient HVACs and dual-paned windows featuring solar therm. technology and Low-E with Argon. Tankless water heaters, radiant roof barriers, and ENERGY STAR appliances are all included in Diamond Crest homes. In addition, both collections feature the Lyric® by Honeywell, a programmable thermostat. The green features extend outdoors with Xeriscape landscaping in all front yards. Xeriscape landscaping consists of drought tolerant plants that require minimal water, perfectly suited for the Central Valley climate.

Benchmark Communities was honored by Eliant in the 2015 Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for its industry leading commitment to provide the highest level of customer service throughout every step of the home buying process, including “Premier” rankings in six of Eliant’s most prestigious customer-service categories. Benchmark also was voted among the industry’s top-two homebuilders in the Multi-Division category for Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience. Benchmark received awards in both the Large Volume (100-250 closings) and Medium Volume ( over 100 closings) categories for Purchase Experience, Design Selection Experience, Construction Experience, and First-Year Customer Experience. Benchmark received an additional award in the Medium Volume category for Overall First-Year Service Quality.

Devon Douglas is the Assistant Editor for Builder and Developer magazine. She may be reached atdevon@penpubinc.com

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