Testimonials


  • “Todd is a man of great character…” March 7, 2010
    XTodd is a man of great character and integrity and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to receive the best of care in a home building or remodel experience. It is with great pleasure that I give Todd my highest recommendation.
    John Heller
    , Owner & Founder , Seattle Street of Dreams, Inc. worked directly with Todd at Lockie Homes, LLC.
  • “Todd builds a great home and pays close attention to detail…” February 2, 2010
    XTodd is intimately involved in every one of his projects and most importantly, Todd has a high degree of integrity and is a man of good character.”
    Grey Lundberg
    President, Grey Lundberg, Inc. (colleague)
  • “Lockie Homes excels…”
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    To Whom it may Concern;
    Buying a house is an emotional experience; on one hand it’s totally exhilarating and at the same time, it’s incredibly frightening. Building your dream home starts long before a foundation is poured. For my wife and I, the process started when we first created our dream home in our heads. When we finally decided to build, our next step was to find a builder who cared as much about creating our dream home as we did.

    We went with Lockie Homes, because president Todd Lockie’s view on quality matched our own and we appreciated his approach of working hand in hand with his clients. Todd walked Tarri and I completely through the process from beginning to end. His hands on approach helped take some of the anxiety and fear out of the process of building a new home. Todd was different from other builders we talked to in that he always treated us like valued customers. As issues came up (as they do with any project), Todd was incredibly responsive and what really stood out for us, is that his decisions were ultimately made on what was best for the customer. I believe this is an extremely rare and differentiating attribute of Lockie Homes.

    An added value to going with Lockie Homes we didn’t expect but were extremely grateful for was the involvement of Mary Lockie in our interior design. Mary’s talent for putting colors & patterns together for our interior design played a large part in the final look of our home. The result was better than anything my wife and I could have conceived on our own. She was great at listening to our needs and then giving us suggestions about surfaces, designs and then working these ideas into our budget. Having this expertise available to us was a pleasant surprise and it turned out to be critical component of building our home.

    When you make the choice to build a home, it’s important you to choose a builder who prioritizes quality, demonstrates craftsmanship and treats you like a valued customer. Lockie Home’s excels at these attributes.
    Regards, Randy & Tarri Bunker

  • “Todd, we want to thank you for such a wonderful home.”
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    LockieHomes84523021Not a day goes by that ?we don’t sit with our coffee and benefit from the attention to detail ?and personal touches that you put into this home. We looked at many ?new homes and none had the personal detail or build quality that ours ?contain.??After meeting you, it is clear why our home is incredible. You love ?what you do, and you are dedicated to a quality end result. Even after ?we purchased the home you have ensured that everything is working as ?you intended. Thankfully the home is working perfectly which gives us ?great confidence in the long term value and enjoyment of this home. ?This home is definitely set apart from the others, and it is directly ?related to your execution of excellence.??Thank you again for building such a wonderful home, and we looking ?forward to calling you to build our next home.

    Sincerely, ???The Nowlan’s

  • “Laura and I are so impressed with the quality of craftsmanship…”
    XDear Todd,

    I wanted to write to you to thank you so much for building our house. Laura and I are so impressed with the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail in the home. We are particularly amazed at the quality of the finishing work. We looked at homes for a long time before finding your home in Storm Lake Heights; we did not find any homes in the price range that came close to the quality of the home you built, particularly the interior finishing.

    Probably of even greater importance has been your follow through. I have heard so many horror stories about people who build new homes and once the house is closed the builder will not deal with any latent problems that come up. We have had very few issues with our house but you have dealt with each one of them promptly and professionally.

    Again, Laura and I want to thank you for building our home. We enjoy it tremendously and we would certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a custom home or high end custom-like home.
    Warmest Regards,
    James and Laura Shipman

  • “The craftsmanship inside and out is absolutely overwhelming.”
    XTodd,

    My wife and I just wanted to convey our gratitude for the extraordinary home that you and your team built for us. The craftsmanship inside and out is absolutely overwhelming. The attention to detail and signature features of the home are too numerous to list and can only be described as “must see”. A few of the fantastic features that immediately come to mind are:

    – Under-cabinet-lighting in the kitchen
    – Crown molding illuminated by hidden rope-lighting in the formal dining room
    – How you wired the ventilation fans to come on during the night to better circulate air
    – Brazilian cherry wood floors and cabinetry.
    – Extended height and size of some of the rooms and the garage to increase the homes square footage, usability, and appeal
    – Oversize garage doors with powerful automatic remote openers
    – Wired for central vacuum and security system
    – Wired for generator
    – 3 Zone heating
    – Matching stainless steel appliances: microwave, double-ovens, 5-burner cooktop stove with overhead ventilation
    – Beautiful stone fireplace and mantle
    – Propane appliances: Fireplace, cooktop stove, water heater, and furnace.
    – Air conditioning
    – High tech Ethernet and Telephone cabling to every room
    – Wrap-around porch
    – Milguard Windows
    – One year warranty

    I know we are failing to list so many more items that were included in the home because they are so numerous. If ever you would like for us to show our home to people that would like to see your finished craftsmanship with their own eyes, we would be glad to do this for you and them. Thanks again for the stunning home!

    Larry and Alicia Kemp

  • “This Lockie home is better than any we’ve had.”

    XMy wife and I bought our current home from Lockie Homes. It is our 8th home, 3 of which we’ve built or self-contracted. We have definite ideas of what we desire in a home. This Lockie home is better than any we’ve had. There’s a view and the home is oriented to take advantage of the view, unusual in a “spec” house. The design is such that we have been comfortable in it right from “move-in-day.” Initially, the curb appeal was excellent, and subsequently the interior finish and appointments were even better. After living here for over a year, we continue to be completely satisfied with the home, and even more pleased with the professional relationship that has developed with Mr. Lockie, the builder. We would recommend Lockie Homes to anyone.

    Joseph G. Downs

  • “Our home is a beautiful work of art”
    XDear Todd,

    This is a quick letter to let you know how much Angie and I love our new home.? Having at one time been a fine art instructor at the University level, I was noted for? telling my students that creativity is a wonderful thing but to make a true work of art requires craftsmanship coupled with their creativity. It is with that thought in mind that I? say that our home is a beautiful work of art. Your creativity with elegant space and line? in harmony with exquisite craftsmanship has created a home that we are extremely proud? to own. Rather entertaining our most discriminating client’s or just having a quiet? evening at home with my wife and our four children, this home meets and exceeds our? greatest expectations.? We cannot express to you how much we appreciate your continuing to follow up? with us to ensure that our home is free of any structural or ascetic imperfections even? months after the closing of our purchase. It is always a pleasure to know and work with a? man of integrity such as yourself. I can only say that I am pleased to recommend you as? a builder, artist, and business man to my most valued family, friends, and cliental.? Thanks so much, Larry and Angie Heinemann

  • “Our strongest recommendation” December 5, 2008
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    “We came to Todd with an idea in our head about what we wanted. No pictures, no solid description, just a concept. He worked with us, with patience and a shared passion and ended up delivering, not a house, but a home. Throughout the process (and beyond) his integrity, ethics and attention to detailed work was above reproach. Our strongest recommendations comes from this simple statement, “because of the excellent work that he delivered, I can tell you, that we will not ever have him build us another house. We have what we wanted, our home.””

    Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity
    Joe North hired Todd as a General Contractor in 2003

  • “I would definitely use Todd again” November 9, 2008
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    “I purchased our family home from Todd. I have never seen such excellent attention to detail and quality within a home, particularly for the value. Perhaps even more importantly, even several years after our work was complete, Todd was willing to come back and do work to fix a problem at no charge. I would definitely use Todd again in the future.” November 9, 2008

    Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity
    James Shipman hired Todd as a General Contractor in 2004

  • “We would recommend this team most heartily!” April 27, 2014
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    “We chose Lockie Homes to handle our extensive remodel in February 2014 after considering a couple other contractors. Todd patiently listened to our objectives and summarized his pricing philosophy. A key reason why we chose Lockie Homes was based on their attention to detail. The company focuses on that attribute and customer satisfaction.
    About three days later, Todd presented us with an extensive schedule with an eight week duration. Our bonus room was excluded from the project, enabling us to function quite well as a family during the project.
    We replaced hardwood floors downstairs, remodeled the entire kitchen down to the drywall, installed cabinets/bookshelves in the family room, changed carpet in the living room, installed hardwood/carpet for the stairs, installed white doors and trim, hallway carpet, and master carpet, light fixtures, kitchen appliances, and remodeled the children’s bathroom. A new interior paint scheme was selected. Our total project was approximately $105,000.
    Todd’s wife Mary was instrumental during the process. As an interior decorator, she helped us select all the light fixtures, carpet, quartz countertops, hardware, etc. Making all these choices can be overwhelming but Mary seamlessly guided us through the process, suggesting alternatives that fit our objectives. Mary took us to the manufacturer of the countertops to show us much larger samples of our initial selections. This helped us tremendously whereby we actually changed course and revised our choices. We really liked the team approach with Todd handling the construction and Mary assisting with the decorating. The two bring forth a very positive experience.
    We were able to observe the great relationships that Todd had developed with his sub-contractors. That aspect was a key reason with chose Lockie Homes. Todd kept us informed of any scheduling changes. Another key issue was Todd’s on-site availability. He was present during the process – a comforting tenet of any remodeling effort to the homeowner.
    The walk through was seamless with any redo’s handled quickly.
    We would recommend this team most heartily.
    Thank you Todd and Mary ( Lockie Homes LLC )!”
    Robert Nelson hired Todd & Mary for Remodel in 2014

  • “Todd is a top-notch builder” December 22, 2008
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    ” His attention to detail is to be valued. He takes pride in his work and is a pleasure to do business with. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone building a home or thinking of purchasing a home that he has built.”
    Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity
    Kim Miller Real Estate Agent that sold Todd’s homes

  • “Todd is a flexible and talented builder” November 7, 2008
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    ” “Todd is a flexible and talented builder who helped Alan Mascord Design create the Seattle 2007 Street of Dreams Copper Falls home together. He was easy to work with and listened to input as well as provided good insight along the project. The finished build project was award winning.”
    Holly Linendoll , Designer , Alan Mascord Design was a consultant or contractor to Todd at Lockie Homes, LLC

  • “We could not have been more pleased” November 6, 2008
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    “Todd built our new home and the results were superb. From the detailed finish work and care for every part of construction to the outstanding communication and professionalism, we could not have been more pleased with the results.”
    Top qualities: Great Results , High Integrity , Creative
    Drayson Nowlan hired Todd as a General Contractor in 2003

  • “2007 Seattle Street of Dreams was a good example of his skill and workmanship” November 7, 2008
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    “I’ve worked with Todd on several projects over the years and know him to do a great job building many of the homes we have designed. The home he built in the 2007 Seattle Street of Dreams was a good example of his skill and workmanship. I would heartily recommend Todd to anyone wanting a home built.”
    Alan Mascord , Owner , Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. was a consultant or contractor to Todd at Lockie Homes, LLC.

  • “Todd did very good work” December 31, 2008
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    “I first met Todd as a fledgling builder who wanted to be the first builder in a plat I was developing in 2003. To make a long story very short Todd did very good work in my plat Storm Lake Heights which has 60 lots. In the end he was the most successful builder in the plat and built the nicest homes in this plat which is a higher end development in east Snohomish County. I would recommend anybody considering building a custom home consult with Todd before choosing a builder.”

    Peter Lance , owner , Skyline Properties, Inc. was a consultant or contractor to Todd at Lockie Homes, LLC