Choosing a Builder

Choosing the right builder can be difficult, but the results are well worth the effort. Don’t rush this step. A good builder will use his experience to make sure things go smoothly, ensuring that you get the service you want. Before making any phone calls, put some thought into both your project and your budget.

What to look for when choosing a builder. Ask yourself these questions. If you are not satisfied with the answers you might consider selecting another contractor.

1. Do they return your phone calls promptly? Nothing can say more about a company than how well they deal with returning calls, emails and staying in-touch with the homeowner.

2. Do they hold accreditations or memberships in Professional Building Organizations? Will show accountability and dedication to the industry.

3. How was their presentation? Product knowledge is hard to fake. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to. A good builder knows that well informed consumers turn into satisfied customers.

4. Is the builder bidding the job you are looking for, or the one he would like you to do? A good contractor will listen, figure out your intended goals, and advise you on how to best accomplish them.

5. Does you builder inspire confidence? He should provide intelligent ideas, creative thinking, and good advise. His knowledge and experience may tell him that there is a better, more cost-effective way to complete the project.

6. Can you trust him/her? This person that you will hire will be working on and around your home and family. Obtain references, not only of their previous home projects but of their suppliers and subcontractors.

7. Do you actually like him? Good builders are never pushy, arrogant, or hard to talk to. Look for someone that is reasonably relaxed and not in a big rush.

Choose someone that encourages your ideas and enjoys your input. Always try to maintain an open mind and listen to suggestions, after all, it is his trade and business experience that you are really paying for. 

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