At Floorplanner we are always curious to see how companies from all over the world are using our products. In our monthly Floorplanner meets… series we share their stories.
This month, we are meeting 3CPO, the Dutch company that guides and advises future homeowners on self-build projects. Founder and CEO Léon Houtman talks about the company’s growth, his exciting plans for the future and how Floorplanner helps his clients to realize the house of their dreams.
Can you tell us a little bit about 3CPO?
“At 3CPO we guide the process of self-building projects. We help future homeowners with the commissioning of a building project and together we do the work that otherwise would be done by a real estate developer: we hire an architect, the construction workers, etc. This way, we enable people to be involved with their future home from the very beginning. From buying the ground to closing the construction and receiving the keys; the future homeowners are completely in charge every step of the way. Over the last couple of years, we’ve really invested in our website and the communication with our clients. After all, our product is not the house itself, but the service of facilitating people in their decision making process towards building a home.
How does 3CPO use Floorplanner?
We use Floorplanner to get people more excited about the possibilities of self-build projects. We create and show floor plans in our brochures and on our website. Of course we also let potential clients design their own homes. It’s an important feature, especially for people who are building an apartment, because the one thing they can really influence in the building process is the layout of the space. We try to stimulate all of our clients to use Floorplanner. After all: designing and decorating your future home is one of the most fun aspects of the self-building process.
What are 3CPO’s plans for the future?
We will be expanding our focus to further include people who might not want the full responsibility for commissioning a building project and are more comfortable with co-commissioning. We’re also looking into collaborations with other parties such as construction groups and self-build platforms. As far as our communication goes, we’re planning on letting our clients do more of the talking. We want to share their stories; their experiences with self-build projects from designing the floor plan of their dream house to actually living there.