Choosing a Great Custom Homebuilder

The decision to custom-build your home is not a casual one. You’ve put in months of research considering where you want to live, the amenities you can’t live without, and all the special touches that will make your house the forever home you’ve always wanted. But how do you find a homebuilder who’s right for your family and your custom home?

1. Find a Custom Builder who Specializes in the Style of Home that You Want

You know exactly what kind of home you want, whether it’s traditional, Mediterranean, modern or another style entirely. Find a builder with years of experience doing exactly what you want. They should have plenty of examples in your chosen style, both interior and exterior, available on their website. See if you can even tour a model or recently completed home for an idea of their stylistic expertise.

Modern Home Exterior2. Find a Homebuilder Who Takes Time to Explain Their Decisions

A homebuilder who blows you off when you’re confused is not taking the time to serve you, the customer. Your homebuilder should translate what they’re doing into layman’s terms, and make sure you’re totally at ease with the process of building your home. After all – you’re the one living there! You should be clear on the entire process.

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3. Find a Custom Homebuilder Who Understands Your Family’s Needs

You’re not buying a home for yourself – you’re buying a home for your children, and maybe even their children. Throughout the building process, your custom home builder should have an interest in the children’s rooms, play spaces, pool safety features and other elements of a family home. The emphasis should be on solid construction and lasting features. A builder who tries to sell you on flashy but impractical trends is not right for your family’s needs.

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4. Find a Builder Who Makes Your Details Feel Important

As a customer, you should feel heard by your custom homebuilder. No detail is too small for the home where you’ll spend the rest of your life. A good homebuilder will be honest about what is possible within your budget, but they should also make their best effort to give you your perfect home.

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5. Find a Builder Who Helps You Through the Whole Process

Does the builder lay the final brick, throw up their hands, and say goodbye? Or are they there to walk you through financing, closing, even design finishes? A custom builder who is truly invested in your home will see you all the way through– above and beyond their basic construction duties.

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When you’re choosing a custom homebuilder, you’re not just choosing a company. You’re choosing someone to partner with six to twelve months. You’re choosing someone to do their best work for you and your family. Ultimately, you’re trusting them to give you the home of your dreams. If you think CKC Custom Homes might be the builders for you, contact us and set up a consultation. We would be honored to build your forever home.

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  • Daron

    Choosing a great custom homebuilder company not a very easy task as well. Understanding is important when dealing with them. You described completely professional and amazing. Thank you.

  • Megan Earl

    I’ve always dreamed of getting my own custom house built. I love your tip about choosing a home builder who takes the time to explain their decisions. I definitely want to make sure that I’m involved in the decision making process. My husband and I are going to be moving out of our apartment in a couple of months. Maybe I should bring this idea up to him!

  • Erika Brady

    I agree that it is smart to find a custom home builder who will specialize in the kind of home you want. My husband and I are currently looking to find a custom home builder, but we want to make sure he or she has experience in the kind of style of home we want. This way they will have examples and ideas that we don’t have, and we feel like it will help the process go a lot smoother.

  • Marie Watson

    Thanks for recommending some tips for choosing a custom home builder. I really like that you suggest finding someone who understands your family’s needs. You make a good point about how your home has to accommodate you and your children. My husband and I would like to build our own home, so we will have to consider hiring a builder who can understand our needs and communicate well with us.

  • Jasper Whiteside

    There are many steps to building a house exactly how you want it. I would agree with the article that says to find a builder who is there to help you with all of your questions no matter the phase the project is in. It would be good to find a builder with good communication skills so that they will know what you want and you can know exactly what they need.

  • siaosi

    I would love to get someone that can build me a custom home. I think it would be awesome like you said to find someone that can help me through the whole process. I would like someone that is easy to work with and who is understanding.

  • emily bennette

    Finding a builder that will help you through the whole process. Building a custom home can be a tricky thing to do. So, having a builder experience more with custom builders.

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  • Olivia Nelson

    I agree that a good homebuilder would take the time to explain their decisions and process. I would imagine that if you are able to find someone that is transparent with you that would be ideal. I’m looking for someone to help me build a new home so I’ll have to find someone who is transparent and will explain their decisions.

  • Olivia Nelson

    I agree that a good home builder will help you through the entire process. I would imagine that someone who sticks around for longer than just simply the bare minimum would be more valuable. My sister is looking to build herself a new home after her divorce so she’ll have to find a builder who will help her through the entire process.

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