1,434 Elsmere, DE Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right home builder. Constructing a new house is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders you can trust to bring your vision to life, as well as keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and challenges, a Elsmere, DE home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
9 miles from Elsmere
Scott Porter began his career in 1998, bringing his passion for architectural design and craftsmanship to life in the renovation of many historic properties throughout Wilmington... Read More
Chester Springs, PA, 19425
25 miles from Elsmere
Griffiths Construction, Inc. is a team of highly qualified and experienced craftspeople who specialize in building fine architectural residences. We pride ourselves on executing... Read More
Guidi Homes (215) 641-9280
Blue Bell, PA, 19422
34 miles from Elsmere
Guidi Homes strives to stand alone as the premier builder of the finest quality, uniquely customized homes in all construction categories entered by satisfying the most discerning... Read More
19067
50 miles from Elsmere
CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS Read More
Lancaster, PA, 17602
42 miles from Elsmere
In business since 1953, Metzler Home Builders is among the most experienced home builders Lancaster PA has to offer. Since our inception, we have been providing high quality... Read More
Harleysville, PA, 19438
39 miles from Elsmere
Providing answers to the million dollar question: should I build my dream house now to take advantage of record low mortgage rates and construction costs or, should I refinance... Read More
Devon, PA, 19333
24 miles from Elsmere
Spire Builders takes pride in constructing quality custom homes. Every detail of the building process is carefully thought out and installed by a team of dedicated craftsmen.... Read More
Devon, PA, 19333
24 miles from Elsmere
Semerjian Builders and Mark Semerjian is a second generation Custom Builder in Philadelphia's Main Line (Wayne, Devon, Berwyn, St. David, Villanova, Gladwyne, Malvern, Bryn Mawr,... Read More
Malvern, PA, 19355
22 miles from Elsmere
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Lancaster, PA, 17601
45 miles from Elsmere
44 Communities Exactly Where You Want To Be. Keystone Custom Homes is Central Pennsylvania's leading home builder and is one of the Top 100 Builders in the nation. Read More
Edgemont, PA, 19028
17 miles from Elsmere
Custom Home Builder and Remodeler, General Contractor Read More
Berwyn, PA, 19312
23 miles from Elsmere
David Semerjian Builders has been the Philadelphia Main Line's premier builder for over 22 years. We build custom homes and additions that have been specifically designed by our... Read More
Hockessin, DE, 19707
6 miles from Elsmere
Home Builder / Designer/ General Contractor / Remodeler for Residential and Light Commercial Projects, est 6/5/2989 Read More
Kimberton, PA, 19442
29 miles from Elsmere
C. Raymond Davis & Sons is a family owned and operated Custom Builder that has been continuously active in construction since 1928. Since 1994 CRD has won 39 awards including 10... Read More
Berks Homes (877) 856-6267
Mohnton, PA, 19540
42 miles from Elsmere
New homes and communities builder located in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our new home communities span from the State College area to Southern Delaware, including Berks, Centre,... Read More
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What do new home builders do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Elsmere, DE market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Elsmere, DE market, as well as survey the land on which the house will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. They also obtain the necessary permits.

A good builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on Elsmere, DE zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality house. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home builders: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

Builders are responsible for ensuring that the home-building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom and luxury home builders also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some houses you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find custom home builders and luxury home builders on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Elsmere, DE new home builders. You can also look through Elsmere, DE photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in Wilmington, Chester, Newark, Springfield and West Chester.
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