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StyleCraft Homes Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Joined the company a few months ago. Overall, a great family environment where coworkers are familiar with each other's families. They have fun corporate events to try to bring the team together and share awards, acknowledgments and etc. Good onboarding system worked for companies prior where they throw you into the mix, but here they review company values and a quick tutorial of the systems, management touch base a few times to make sure you are comfortable.

    Cons

    If you are not hard working, this is not the place for you. It can be a light-hearted environment to work at however, they mean business. If you are expecting to get through your day with just average effort and workmanship than look elsewhere. They set high goals and believes in work hard play hard mentality.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Just Say Not to StyleCraft Homes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at StyleCraft Homes full-time

    Pros

    They have okay quarterly employee “events” like bowling, skeet shooting, etc. Beyond that, there's not really much else positive.

    Cons

    Can be a pretty hostile work environment. This claims to be a “second generation” family company. While technically that may be true, Richard Kuhn only ever worked for StyleCraft Homes as a contractor prior to inheriting the company upon his father’s untimely death. He avoids speaking to his mother at all costs. Infer what you will from THAT family dynamic.

    To say the leadership of StyleCraft Homes by Richard Kuhn and his group of directors is tone-deaf would probably be too kind. I personally witnessed numerous instances where Richard acted as a spoiled, petulant child. While he’s a very bright guy, he makes many company decisions based on spite or in an effort to get back at somebody. The people who he has decided to put in charge, with one very isolated exception, are poor managers of people, processes and everything else you might expect in the company that builds your next dream home.

    Advice to Management

    You should think long and hard about why so many people are leaving StyleCraft Homes in droves. And then find a mirror.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Pick Another Place to Work. Any Place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at StyleCraft Homes full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at StyleCraft. And I hope that every single one of them gets out before Richard Kuhn and his team of “directors” ruin them.

    Cons

    There’s not one person outside of the group of “directors” who enjoys working at StyleCraft. You have a head of operations who spends a good portion of his time fixing the screw ups of a project manager (who also happens to be his brother-in-law) and another in charge of HR who was thrown out of her last job for serious ethical lapses (you can look her up on Google. Seriously.) She also spends a great deal of her time snooping in everyone else’s e-mail. The fact that these people are in positions of power at StyleCraft drastically undermines the credibility and effectiveness of Richard Kuhn to lead the company. Richard spends tons of money on consultants and supposed experts and little to no time even speaking to his own front-line employees. And, after all that, StyleCraft build homes which are dramatically overpriced for what you get and, depending on the neighborhood, falling down or lighting up the warranty phone lines soon after they’re built.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics, because choking your company with meetings and processes clearly is not working. You are part of the problem. Not part of the solution.

    StyleCraft Homes Response

    Feb 25, 2015 – Director of Corporate Services

    StyleCraft Homes is a second generation family-owned company, and from the beginning our goals have been to run an efficient and professional business while maintaining a family like culture among... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at StyleCraft Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong organization that has the structure and discipline of a national builder without giving up the human element of a family owned company. If you are looking to work hard, grow and be a part of an expanding company then I would recommend this company.

    Cons

    No real challenges as long as your work hard and are their for a career and not just a "job".


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic family owned homebuilding company that rewards hard work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at StyleCraft Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewards those who are skilled, and work hard. There are no free rides here. If you want to be able to make an impact and be recognized for those contributions, then StyleCraft is perfect. Fast paced work environment. Great coworkers. Large, successful family owned businesses are rare in this industry and this company does it well. Very nimble. Lots of internal growth potential. Leadership is extremely fair & honest - they always do the right thing for customers, vendors, and employees.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons, unless you don't like actually working. If you want get paid for doing nothing, you won't last long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great atmosphere


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not sure this is what Dale Kuhn had in mind."

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    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at StyleCraft Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent employees who really care about homebuilding and the customers that they serve. A name that has been synonymous with quality for some time.

    Cons

    Dispassionate greedy management who could care less about employees and treat customers as though they were enemies playing for the other team. Production team is overworked and underpaid and the sales team is underpaid, has low morale and are treated as expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and hire someone from the outside to really transform the potential of the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible. The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    My only complaint is working 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    The managers were very friendly and offered valuable feedback. They always offered their assistance and made sure that supplies and home literature was replenished.