Tips for discovering a reliable builder who is right for you.
When it comes to renovating or building your future home, it is important to choose a quality home builder that is trustworthy. This is reflected through their character, practices, and craftsmanship.
Do The Research Yourself
It may seem easy to hire a builder that a friend, family member, or co-worker recommends. But not every client-builder relationship will be the same. Deciding factors will vary depending on your scope of work, budget, and personality. Different projects require different levels of experience needed when building a new home or renovating. Take the time to review your options and find out which builders are willing to go above and beyond to provide quality service. Look for a true custom builder, not one that limits you to their floor plans.
Truly Custom or Cookie-Cutter?
Ask yourself what type of home you really want. Do you want a home that fits your dreams? Don’t settle for the basic options that come with a cookie-cutter style home! Some builders use the label “custom” but only allow limited choices on what you can customize about the home. Choose a builder who is willing to truly give you a custom home based on the design you want.
Get References & Read Online Reviews
Request a list of 4-5 references: a client who is currently in the process of building, a client whose home was recently completed, and a client who has been in their home for a few years. This will give you a range of responses. Ask how the project progressed from beginning to end. Ask how the selection process developed. Ask about their satisfaction with finished space. Find out how their home is holding up after a few years, and how the builder handled any warranty issues.
Read reviews online to see what’s being said about the builder. Keep in mind that it’s difficult for a company to never have a complaint about something. The important thing is how the issue was handled and resolved. You want to make sure the builder you select understands the value of not only correcting a mistake but doing so in a timely manner to keep the process moving along.
When building your dream home, don’t settle for less than the highest quality. Doing your research in these areas will give insight into how a builder runs their company and how they will treat your family’s home.
At Gibraltar Custom Builders, we are focused on our customers and provide only the highest level of quality and craftsmanship in every part of your home. Whether you are thinking of building now or in the future, we invite you to work with us.