Finding a trustworthy home builder who falls within your price range and is a pleasure to work with can be a difficult task. But investing the time up front to do your research is well worth your time, as the building process is so much more enjoyable when you’ve found exactly the right partner! Here are some tips for selecting the right custom home builder for you.
Ask for Referrals
Ask friends, coworkers and neighbors for referrals for builders they have worked with and would recommend. Read through reviews from previous clients on Facebook or other third-party websites.
Search By Specialty
Take a good look through each builder’s portfolio. You’ll notice different builders excel at different types of projects. Finding the right building partner is all about finding the one who has experience that’s relevant to your particular projects. For instance, Compass Homes specializes in building new homes on your lot.
Take a Field Trip
Ask if the builder has completed similar projects recently, especially projects with a comparable budget and complexity. Your construction company should be able to show you examples of past projects similar to yours, as well as share testimonials from clients who have worked with them in the past.
Interview Potential Candidates
When embarking on a long-term project, it’s essential that you’re working with a team you trust and respect. That’s why it’s important to schedule an in-person interview to meet the team—and not just the owner or salesperson. It’s important to meet the building crew, as well, and make sure you have a good rapport with and feel you can trust the team that will be working on your project on a daily basis. Compile your list of questions ahead of time to be sure you get all the answers you need.
Evaluate Management Style
It’s always best to work with a builder whose management style matches your preferences. For instance, if you’re a client who anticipates being very hands-on with the project, you’ll want to seek out a custom home builder that is open to working together. And if you prefer to leave things to the experts and don’t want to get overly involved, you’ll want to look for a team known for managing itself.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but your construction company should be licensed to operate in your city or state and should be able to provide safety procedures and bonding capacity details.
Ready to get started on a custom home building project in Central Ohio? We’d love to fill you in on what sets Compass Homes apart from the rest. Contact us today!