I’m Ready To Build. Who Should I Choose To Build My Home?

In this article I will outline some of the options available when choosing a Builder for your project.

Choosing the right builder is one of the most important decisions you will have to make, because the wrong Builder will make your life a nightmare, while the right Builder will be a pleasure to work with. How can I know which is the right Builder for my project?

Without a doubt the best company to build your home would be the one who designed it because:

•    The designer would be familiar with all the issues and requirements discussed with the Owner.
•    The designer would also be familiar with construction issues which were encountered during the process of preparing the plans.
•    The designer would already have built a working relationship with the Owner during the design and plan preparation process.
•    A good working relationship is the key to having a smooth construction process.

If your designer is not a builder then this is not an option, and you need to find the best Builder for you and your project. I always recommend asking yourself: What qualities are you looking for in the Builder you want to work with?

•    Is quality workmanship the highest priority?
•    Am I looking for honesty and integrity?
•    Can I communicate well with this Builder?
•    Do they listen to my concerns? Treat me with respect?
•    Are they reliable? Did they turn up for our meetings on time?

Other considerations would include:

•    Does this Builder want to work with me?
•    Are they experienced in my type of project? Have they built something similar?
•    Do they have good references?
•    Are they available?
•    How many projects are they currently working on?
•    What are their trades like?

Notwithstanding the above, don’t be afraid to trust your instincts. “Gut feel” is important in any decision making process. Your “gut feel” is usually a warning device to be aware of who to avoid choosing. Gut feel is used to eliminate prospective Builders from your list of options.

Conclusion:

Choosing the right Builder for your project will make your building experience a dream one. The wrong Builder will make it a nightmare. So, choose carefully.
– Roman Pazniewski