2013 09 23
taz ezzat has been building houses for more than 30 years. he has been a great builder for my home and I think he would be a great builder for any home.
perhaps his greatest motivation is to please his customers.
taz has understood, planned, organized, directed, staffed, and controlled the build almost to perfection. everything about the build process seems to flow together effortlessly!
taz is constructing my house with excellent quality and according to plans. the later is especially important for a house that is to be leed, living building challenge, and passive house certified.
when i have had concerns, taz has addressed them thoroughly; and, by the by, the very large majority of my concerns were allayed with nothing more than an explanation.
as the design of the house developed, the framer we had originally picked decided that the wall specifications were outside of its usual construction techniques and decided not to participate in the build. i thought we were in trouble. it took taz less than two days to get bruce l. jones, who is himself an excellent builder, signed on for the task.
when a front loader developed a small leak in one of its hydraulic lines, taz placed plastic sheet under it to prevent the leak from contaminating the site. when he learned that LEED recommended a spill kit to clean up and protect from spills, Taz provided one quickly.
one of the windows wraps around a corner. it will be difficult to install. as has been the case in several other instances, taz devised an innovative method to accomplish this.
the house requires the careful control of materials. taz has gone out of his way to see that this gets done. as an example, the house foundation needed to be protected against moisture; but the living building challenge consultants had not specified a material required for this. Taz asked before specifying the material.
this list goes on and on.
taz’s company, maryland custom builders inc., has a website at: