You made a big decision when you decided to have a new home built. Now there are many more decisions of different magnitudes ahead of you. The next decision is to choose a building contractor. There are many building contractors in Greensboro, so how do you find the right one for you? Here are some steps you can take to help you narrow it down.
- Call each builder on your short list with a set of prepared questions. Find out if they have experience with projects the size of yours, and how many projects they currently have underway. Ask for references from previous customers and financial institutions. Be sure their subcontractors are also trustworthy. Phone interviews with building contractors in Greensboro helps narrow down your list of possibilities.
- Schedule face to face meetings with the finalists. Get a feel for their personality. Be sure you feel at ease, because you will be seeing a lot of this person over several months while your home is being designed and built. Get estimates at this stage.
- Contact former customers. Ask them if they are still happy with their home, how the building process went for them, their overall satisfaction. Visit a current job site of the contractors you are considering to get a feel for the quality of work they provide.
- Get bids from the finalists and compare. Don’t just go with the lowest offer. Be wary of any offer that seems too good to be true. Have contractors break their bids down into categories so you can compare the costs of each part separately.
- Discuss payment schedule. Find out at what points in the process the contractor wants to receive payments. This speaks to their current financial situation and gives you some insurance.
R & K Custom Homes in Greensboro, NC
R&K Custom Homes is a designer and builder of luxury homes in Greensboro, NC. R&K will easily pass all of the steps listed above. We have a long list of satisfied customers for referrals. Our sub-contractors are experienced and affordable when helping you with personalizing your home to your taste. R&K will custom-design your home as well as build it. Browse our online gallery of homes in Greensboro, NC and the surrounding area to see some examples of what we can do. Bring your ideas and dreams to us and we will do our best to make them a reality.
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