By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2006
Brett Knapp, president of Quality Home Builders, L.L.C., stands beside beautiful Claremore Lake, which is one-half mile from his Prairie Lake subdivision.
One of Rogers County’s best-kept secrets is Claremore Lake. Within one-half mile of this tranquil setting is Prairie Lake subdivision where you can find quality homes at an affordable price. All lots are half acre and larger.
“Claremore Lake has a lot to offer,” says Brett Knapp, president of Quality Home Builders, L.L.C. and Prairie Lake subdivision developer. “The park has jogging trails, a playground, a place to have family reunions and cook out, large mature trees and a heated fishing dock and boat ramp.”
Claremore Lake is the perfect location for those who want to escape the city life for a quieter lifestyle. Moreover, a quality home in the Prairie Lake subdivision is the perfect place to live in Claremore.
“We have two homes, a three-bedroom and a four-bedroom, currently available for immediate move in,” says Knapp.
Around 1,650 square feet, the homes offer many amenities you won’t find in other homes this size and for this price. Knapp points out the glazed cabinets, vinyl Thermopane tilt-out windows, high-efficient heating and air, marble vanities, Delta designer faucets, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and ceramic tile.
“I pride myself on building energy efficient homes,” he adds.
Each Quality Home is designed uniquely with a different floor plan and color selection, according to Knapp.
Prairie Lake subdivision is also centrally located near medical facilities, including the hospital, the public library, churches, tennis courts and the Robson Performing Arts Center.
“We have many seniors and empty nesters from the Tulsa area who have chosen Prairie Lake subdivision because they want to be in a quieter, safer community that has all of the amenities of a larger town and is close to the lake,” says Knapp.
As a professional builder and property developer, Knapp is concerned that the homes he builds have the same quality of construction throughout a subdivision. By selling the lot and constructing the home, he can “sell a superior product for less money to the consumer.”
A Quality-built home could be considered a good investment. “The last home I sold appraised for $5,000 more than the selling price,” he adds.
Knapp’s attention to detail and quality has earned his company repeat business. “I have had customers who have left another one of my subdivisions to move to Prairie Lake,” he says.
“People just love it here in Prairie Lake,” he adds, “and I like to see people who are satisfied with where they live.”
Working hands-on with his buyers, Knapp encourages interested individuals to contact him directly anytime at 261-6181.
Knapp has been a member of the Rogers County Builders Association for more than a decade and has twice served as president of the organization. He is currently filling the position of vice-president.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.