There is nothing more exciting to a homeowner than to be involved in the building process from the ground up as you create your one-of-a-kind home. Why live in a home that contains someone else’s mistakes, or someone else’s idea of a good kitchen traffic pattern when you could have a say in things from start to finish and have everything in your home exactly where you want it and at your fingertips? But building your dream home can quickly turn into a gigantic nightmare if you don’t select the right builder. Know what you want in a design, how much you can spend, and what you expect from a builder before you narrow your selection of Burleson Custom Home Builders.
What to Look For
- You want your builder to be a designer, too. They should be open to adjusting their standard floor plans to incorporate your ideas. Make use of their staff interior designer and engineer to make certain your plan is sound and that the overall design will be cohesive.
- Look for a full service company who has a long track record of offering high quality service for a sensible price.
- If possible, view some of the company’s homes currently under construction to verify they are using materials of the highest quality throughout the home.
- The company should be a member of a professional organization such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), since they ensure continuing education for their members to keep on top of innovations in the field. They should also have some local affiliations, too, such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- Do a complete background check on the company and check their credit history. The company should be able to provide a history of operations for at least five years.
- Package pricing should include septic and sewer hookups, landscaping, grading, driveway installation, culvert installation, an engineered foundation design, and framing which includes wind bracing and the installation of HVAC systems that are the right size for the home.
- The builder should have the proper licenses and insurances–liability, builders risk, workers compensation. Their crews should be employed directly by the company and not sub-contractors.
Knowing what to expect from the company going in will help both you and the builder be able to meet your expectations. These are things to consider when investigating Burleson Custom Home Builders.