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How does KHE build safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

At KHE, prevention is our number one goal. Our work schedules and practices have been updated to meet or exceed NJ state rules. We’ve incorporated:

  • Hand Sanitizer located at the project site.
  • Daily locking of portable facilities.
  • Daily cleaning of equipment & facilities.
  • Mandatory mask and glove usage for employees and subcontractors.
  • Daily assessment of the local news and government requirements.
  • Frequent monitoring of our employees and their families’ health status.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the home building industry on Long Beach Island, New Jersey?

The Home Building Industry of Long Beach Island became incredibly robust in mid 2020, through 2021. This year is just as busy because of the amount of people working from home.

How long is it going to take to build my house?

Typically, it takes eight to nine months to build a custom KHE Home on LBI. The more elaborate the home, however, the longer it can take. Let's chat about your wants and needs. We can then estimate your construction time length correctly.

When do you start and what is entailed?

Homes can be started at any time during the year, weather permitting. Customers usually try to break ground in September so they can move in the following summer. Before construction can begin, however, the architectural plans must be drawn and approved for the chosen lot by the town.

How many homes does KHE Construction build in any given year?

KHE builds only enough houses to guarantee that the master builder, Kevin Engelken, can oversee the project each workday. So the answer is three houses maximum. We are not the biggest builder on Long Beach Island, but the quality of our work is among the best.

How much will it cost per square foot to build my house?

Each project is a custom home experience. While it is true that KHE can work within any budget, the chosen materials significantly impact the cost of a new home. There are many levels of exterior and interior finishes. In addition, there are different levels of architectural details that dictate or affect construction costs. A home with state-of-the-art systems, a pool, masonry, or custom-sized materials such as oversized doors, millwork or flooring, costs more than one without them. However, carefully chosen extras, valued by the owners and recommended by KHE, turn our projects into highly valued homes. Usually, homeowners have a shortlist of what materials they would like to see in their new home. The answer to this question becomes quite clear once those details are discussed.

Why would I choose KHE Construction over other builders on Long Beach Island?

Kevin Engelken is a second-generation builder. Before joining his father, he worked as a draftsman at an architectural firm where he was responsible for designing and planning many new homes. He then joined the family business, came up through the trades, and learned every phase of building a custom home correctly. Kevin learned that producing the highest quality work built more than a house; it forged solid relationships between father and son, client and builder. His work is his passion, and that passion results in fine craftsmanship.

How often will the master builder visit the worksite of my home under construction?

Kevin Engelken will oversee the construction of your new home every workday, approving every phase.

How do I proceed if I want KHE Construction to bid on my custom home project?

There are two ways:

  1. Ask your architectural firm to include KHE Construction in the bidding process. They most likely already know the quality of work done by this firm.
  2. Feel free to contact us directly for an easy, no-obligation discussion about your upcoming project: 609.713.0221 or

How many KHE customers come from repeat business, or from referrals from existing or previous customers?

An astounding 95% of our previous customers have become long-term friends. Many refer us to their friends when they build. Please ask us for

references by email or read our Reviews. We are also very fortunate to work with the well-known and established architects on Long Beach Island. Year-round we are asked to bid on architectural plans they design.

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