C. Mistric Construction is building houses “the right way”

July 2016: Cory Mistric, owner and founder of C. Mistric Construction in Central, oversees a growing company that completed five projects in their first seven months in business. Although the business is new, Mistric is no stranger to the construction industry; the many years of his job experiences in the field led him to go into business for himself.
“I saw what construction was about and who was doing it, and I got tired of dealing with issues with some of the contractors. I figured I go out on my own and do it myself and do it right,” Mistric explained.

Cory and Jana Mistric outside one of the homes built by their business, C. Mistric Construction.

Cory and Jana Mistric outside one of the homes built by their business, C. Mistric Construction.

He found the perfect business partner in the form of his life partner, his wife Jana, who started a design business upon graduation from LSU in 2006 . She discovered her love for interior design after working with her mother who has been in the design business for over 25 years. Jana handles the customer relations, the design work and selection of the paint and flooring through their “sister” company, Custom Design Concepts of Louisiana (see sidebar story).
“She’s talented and very good at working with people and walking them through the process to give them the design they want,” Cory Mistric said.

The interior of one of their homes shows the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, granite countertops and open floor plans desired by today’s families.

The interior of one of their homes shows the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, granite countertops and open floor plans desired by today’s families.

Mistric considers Central and the surrounding area, with its growth, a great market for homebuilding. With many families settling in the area, he anticipates further growth over the next several years.
“It’s one of the biggest investments people make in their lifetime,” Mistric stated. “That makes our job in home construction that much more important.
“There are a thousand things which go into the construction process for a house, and we take care of a lot of that for our clients. We also handle the permit work, which is a big step in making things much easier on them. With all the transition innovations in building and technology, we try to keep it simple for the homebuyer.”

Quality hardwood cabinetry is another feature of the homes offered by C. Mistric Construction.

Quality hardwood cabinetry is another feature of the homes offered by C. Mistric Construction.

It’s a necessity for those in the construction business to stay in tune with the constant changes the housing industry has seen over recent years, and the Mistrics have followed the trends in the industry.
“Home building used to begin with concrete and ended with shingles, but today it’s more about energy efficiency and an ever-increasing list of building codes to abide by,” Mistric elaborated. “Plus, you have so many regulations for flood control. It’s a much more complex process to build a house, but it’s something with which we assist our clients every step of the way.”
Mistric’s childhood experiences laid the groundwork for the business he is building from the ground up. He worked with his grandfather’s surveying business, starting field work at age 12 and learning the surveying process for residential, commercial and industrial developments.
“I got the feel of things in that business,” he said.
Mistric’s path to his own construction business took some turns along the way. He graduated from Northwestern State University in Health and Exercise Science, but the construction business was still in his blood. He went to work in sales for a lumber company, but he decided he wanted to take things one step further.

An outdoor kitchen is a popuar feature requested by many homeowners. Kitchen can be built as elaborate as the client wants.

An outdoor kitchen is a popuar feature requested by many homeowners. Kitchen can be built as elaborate as the client wants.

He found his way back into construction while working with his father selling grade-control technology. There, he learned the aspects of civil construction, layout, design and elevation. But it was the work in project engineering with a marine construction company that led to his current career.
“That’s where I really learned the scheduling, logistics and what it took to start and finish a job … all the moving parts,” Mistric revealed.
Central is a perfect area for a construction business, but establishing a presence in that area was no easy task, according to Mistric, since the contractors in his area are a tight-knit group.
“To be able to come into this group of contractors and succeed says a lot,” he said. “This is a great opportunity, and I plan on taking advantage of it to build quality homes for people in area communities.”
He also knows that the fierce competition raises the bar much higher on quality, and it’s a challenge that does not intimidate Cory or Jana. They take pride in their attention to detail, something which comes from their common bond.

Details:

C. Mistric Construction, 225-362-1604 or reach Cory or Jana by email at cmistricconstruction@gmail.com.
“We’re both perfectionists,” Mistric said. “We operate that way in our business and in our home, and we instill that same philosophy into every home we build.”
C. Mistric Construction also specializes in remodeling, custom homes and project management. Most of their construction has taken place in the Central area, but the Mistrics accept work throughout the parishes in the greater Baton Rouge area. They completed two homes recently in Denham Springs, and construction will also begin soon on houses in Zachary and Watson.
Mistric hopes to eventually build as many as 30 homes per year, a figure he considers doable.
“The sky is the limit,” he said.


 

Creative interiors offered by Custom Design Concepts
Custom Design Concepts of Louisiana is a company specializing in unique and creative home designs and owned by Cory Mistric and Jana Verret Mistric. With over 20 years of combined experience in the construction and design industries, they offer products and services that are specific to a discerning clientele.

Give your home the look of distinction with these incredible and unique designs such as Armstrong ceiling tiles and decorative moldings.

Give your home the look of distinction with these incredible and unique designs such as Armstrong ceiling tiles and decorative moldings.

In addition to providing design services to their home building clients through C. Mistric Construction, they also offer their services to others as well. They specialize in renovations including plantation shutters, custom window treatments, and decorative ceiling finishes. They will soon be adding outdoor furnishings to their book of services.
They promise that their projects will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism as they believe that service and quality are the highest priority when it comes to clients’ homes.
Jana Mistric stated through their website, “Our interior plantation shutters are all made in the USA. With the best lead times in the industry, very competitive pricing, installation, and a limited lifetime warranty, we truly have the cream of the crop in interior shutters. Call today for an in-home consultation and quote.
“All of our custom window treatments are made in the USA and some are made locally in Denham Springs. We offer the most comprehensive line of window coverings through our network of providers from blinds to outdoor drapery.”
She added, “Just let us know how we can help!”

Details:

Custom Design Concepts; call Jana Mistric at 225.907.0007 or email cmistricconstruction@gmail.com. Website: www.customdesignconceptsla.com

 

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