Custom Home Builder or Your Own General Contractor?

Custom Home Builder or Your Own General Contractor?

There are many reasons to hire a Qualified Home Builder. Talk to anybody that has taken on the task of being their own General Contractor on their own custom home build. Some have had a pleasant experience and others a disaster. Should you be married, a custom build can be a daunting task that can put undue pressure on even the best relationship.  The role of any Home Builder is to remove as much stress as they can from the build process.  Given the fact that a Custom Home Builder is in the trenches doing this type of work on a daily basis, their experience can help you avoid costly mistakes.  A Home Builder’s role, in most cases, will take care of your build from design, permit, and foundation to interior and exterior completion. Step 1 to Done. As you will establish a relationship, that can span at least a year or more, it is important to choose a builder that you feel is a good fit for you. Trust has to be the start. Communication is key to a successful build. One of the most exciting aspects of hiring a Custom Builder is that your input and ideas will be incorporated into the final floor plan. Most Custom Builders have long term relationships with trades and suppliers, bring competitive pricing to the build. Flexibility to make changes on the go is another plus. A little known fact is that some Custom Home Builders have flexible terms. If the client does not yet own the land the Builder can obtain the land and enter into an agreement for monies to be paid at the end of the build. This is done by way of the Custom Home Builder entering into a contract with the customer and carriying the Mortgage so as to take the pressure off the client having two Mortgages.  So in short if you are considering choosing a Home Builder or just have any questions about the process we welcome you to check us out at the South East Home Inspiration Show or check us out at www.heritagelanebuilders.com

Doug Dyck

Heritage Lane Builders

“Experience Quality”