150 Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
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Big Twig Homes LLC (207) 576-5500
Poland, ME, 04274
28 miles from Portland
Builder of custom log homes, timberframe, SIP (structural insulated panels), traditional stick built homes and super efficient homes. We offer products from Katahdin Cedar Log... Read More
Wright-Ryan Homes (207) 773-3625
Our talented group of craftsmen possesses commitment to quality, timeliness, & unrivaled customer service both during the building process & for years to come as your maintenance needs change.
New Gloucester, ME, 04260
21 miles from Portland
Davis Fine Woodworking has been building and renovating homes in Southern and Coastal Maine since 1995 Read More
Richard Moody & Sons Construction Co., LLC is a fourth-generation fine custom home builder who has been building and renovating distinct properties along coastal Maine and New Hampshire for 65+ years.
Hunter Homes Inc. (603) 364-4663
Alton Bay, NH, 03810
50 miles from Portland
Hunter Homes Inc. has been a trusted custom home builder in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1988. We continue our heritage as a family operated business and commit... Read More
Estes Custom Builders (207) 828-4663
Portland, ME, 04101
At Estes Custom Builders of Maine we don’t just build houses, we build homes. We take pride in the high quality homes we build and our detail oriented team is ready to communicate... Read More
York, ME, 03909
41 miles from Portland
Maine Coast Builders builds high quality homes implementing only the highest quality of craftsmanship in each and every step. Read More
Main Eco Homes (207) 647-3883
Bridgton, ME, 04009
36 miles from Portland
Main Eco Homes designs, constructs and provides admirable custom homes that support healthier living, are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and less expensive to... Read More
Scarbough, ME, 04074
8 miles from Portland
Russ Doucette Homes' key skill is listening. Russ and his staff are expert builders and designers, with over 25 years of experience building personalized homes in Southern Maine.... Read More
Gray, 04039
17 miles from Portland
We are a local builder with social responsibility and we are proud of our commitment to customer satisfaction. Rideout & Turner, Inc. was founded by brothers Steven and Kevin... Read More
Home Construction, Inc. (207) 892-4663
Windham, ME, 04062
13 miles from Portland
Maine's premier custom home builder Home Construction, Inc. has been building fine homes in Greater Portland and Lakes Region area since 1991. Specializing in custom homes and... Read More
Shawn Gray Designs (207) 749-3606
Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107
5 miles from Portland
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The Woodville Group Inc. (207) 712-3636
Falmouth, ME, 04105
6 miles from Portland
At The Woodville Group we believe no project is too small. For over 30 years we have been custom building beautiful, quality homes, developments and renovations in southern and... Read More
Riley Woodworks, LLC (207) 415-6225
Windham, ME, 04062
13 miles from Portland
Riley Woodworks has been in business for 14 years. We are fully insured and offer free estimates. If you want a cottage by the lake, a log home in the mountains, a timber frame in... Read More
Paul E. Morgan- Builder (207) 729-9272
Harpswell, ME, 04079
16 miles from Portland
Since 1975, Paul E. Morgan has not only been building some of the finest homes in the Harpswell area, but has also been building the fine reputation for quality craftsmanship and... Read More
Steve Brann Building (207) 671-7353
Freeport, ME, 04032
16 miles from Portland
Steve Brann, Sr. oversees all aspects of construction. From the first client contact to the punch list, he aligns people and resources to complete the homeowner’s vision. Steve... Read More
Sebago, ME, 04029
28 miles from Portland
Kurt Christensen (Custom Homes, Inc.) has been in business for over 25 years. He received his business degree after high school and went on to work for several reputable builders... 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 Portland, ME market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME new home builders. You can also look through Portland, ME photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in West Scarborough, South Portland, South Portland Gardens, Biddeford and Saco.
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