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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 home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More
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Featured Reviews for Home Builders
Timber Trails Development Company
Home Builders
"We love our brand new house, great quality work. My husband is a carpenter himself and was very impressed with the quality and attention to detail that Timber Trails showed."
- Ella Bazunts
JayMarc Homes
Home Builders
"Pleasantly surprised JayMarc was really easy to work with as a builder. Watching our house building from ground up was really excited and they are very thorough and professional."
- Alice Cheung
Magleby Construction
Home Builders
"Magleby has a well deserved reputation which has established them as one of the principle custom home builders. All based on their impeccable workmanship, attention to detail and project management skills."
- Accents Studio
Celtic Custom Homes
Home Builders
"Lee's a great Contractor to work with. He's detailed and ambitious when it comes to providing a home of distinction to his clients. I'm proud to be doing his designs. -Keith Warford -Residential Drafting"
- Keith Warford
Allan Edwards Builder Inc
Home Builders
"Allan Edwards has built several houses for me. The reason he has is because he is very good at construction, working with clients, working with architects, conscious, quality oriented, and reasonably priced for the level of quality."
- Scott Ballard Architect LLC
Steven Dailey Construction
Home Builders
"Steven is a true professional, very hands on, and he takes the time to understand every detail of the home. The mutual clients we have had speak very highly of him. It's nice to work with talented people who make the project go that much better for everyone involved."
- Steve Norr
TOTAL CONCEPTS
Home Builders
"Total Concepts built our new home for us in Sebastopol. They are a first rate organization, and we had a great experience working with them. From their initial bid, to the actual construction process, and post construction follow up they exceeded expectations."
- Ken Freeman
CMM Custom Homes
Home Builders
"My husband and I had very high expectations when we went searching for a home builder. We knew that finding the very best company would entail equal doses of technical prowess and empathy. We found both at CMM Construction in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ. After evaluating the quality and beauty of their work, we challenged them to bring our new home to a breathtaking status. They understood exactly what we meant and never let us down as we advanced our project. They have made this often frustrating journey for many people taking on this task such a pleasant and memorable one for us. And yes, people passing by never fail to stop us to talk about its WOW factor. We couldn"t have asked for more."
- Janet Obzut
Goldenline Construction Inc
Home Builders
"We recently used Goldenline Construction to remodel our kitchen. The job was completed on time and on budget. We have also used Goldenline Construction on other projects in the past. Each job was completed on time and on budget."
- acslaw
M House Development
Home Builders
"MHouse is a incredible builder to work with. Scott and Elizabeth are very easy to work with, they make the experience easy and fun. Their design estetic is both modern and fresh. I love my home and I am very happy that I found MHouse to build my dream home."
- gianick
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What do new home builders do?


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

A good custom home builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on local 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.

House 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 home building 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 on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to home builders. You can also look through photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it.

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