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3 Questions To Ask A Potential Custom Home Builder Before Hiring

Building a custom home can be both exciting and stressful. In addition to requiring a large financial investment, many people become emotionally attached to the process since they are often building their dream home that they plan to live in for a very long time. Thus, when it comes to constructing a custom home, choosing the right custom home builder is one of the most important decisions that someone can make. While you may be eager for construction to start, it is in your best interest to take your time when selecting a custom home builder. Always ask the following questions when interviewing prospective builders that you may be interested in hiring.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

One of the first things that you should ask a custom home builder is how long they have been in business and how many custom homes their company has built. When you're spending a lot of money to have your dream home built, choosing an experienced builder is one of the best things that you can do. If a custom home builder has been in business for many years and has constructed numerous homes, there is a very good chance that they are good at what they do.

Can You Provide References?

Before you hire a custom home builder, you should always ask for references. A good custom home builder who takes pride in the quality of their work should have no problem providing you with the contact information of past clients. After the references are provided, take the time to actually contact them personally. Speaking with people who have used the builder to construct a custom home in the past can provide valuable information about the building process as well as the overall quality of their completed home. In addition to asking for references, also carefully review the builder's portfolio and find out if you can see a home constructed by the builder in person. 

Who Will Be Building My Home?

When you meet with a custom home builder, your consultation will most likely be with a sales representative from the company. When going over the construction details, make sure to ask information about who will actually be building your home. A general contractor from the company should oversee the entire project. Some custom home builders directly employ contractors for each phase of building, while others may sub-contract some things, such as installing flooring or putting in the HVAC system. 

To learn more, speak with custom home builders in your area.