John Easterling Construction

Northwest Arkansas Home Builder and General Contractor, John Easterling Construction

Choosing the right custom home builder

Choosing A Custom Home Builder:  6 Important Factors to Consider

Choosing the right custom home builder for your project makes all the difference. A great builder can make a complicated project successful.

When you’re considering a choice between building companies list the assets each brings to the project.

#1 – Credentials and education 

Business credentials indicate that an individual is suitable for undertaking a specific project.  Industry associations such as  the National Association of Home Builders or the National Association of the Remodeling industry. Although these credentials are great to have and are a needed factor when choosing the right home builder the real education comes in when the builder has experience working in the field and getting their hands dirty. It is common for home builders to be educated on paper but you want to trust the home builder to keep track of the projects and the vendors supplying the service in building the home. John Easterling of John Easterling Construction started in the field and has ran multiple companies including, carpentry, framing, trim, painting, and foundations prior to becoming a home builder. You can trust he will be on top of the project and making sure all subcontractors are accurate with their work on your new home. 

#2 – Excellent Communication skills 

The average new home construction takes about 6 months to complete after the two months of planning and financing. You want to make sure you can get along well and communicate well with the builder. The builder needs to keep you informed of the status of your project during the entire timeline Mutual respect and reasonable expectations of one another ensure success. You want to make sure you like the person you are working with. After all, you will be in a relationship with them for approximately 6-8 months.

#3 – Knowledge of the costs of construction

For a project to secure a building permit as required in the Building Department stamped architectural drawings must be submitted. Once the architect & builder provides these drawings subcontractors can submit their estimates, and the builder can assemble those costs and provide a range for the entire project cost.  

#4 – Experience in Design Build

Design Build benefits the client because it stresses the collaborative and transparent nature of successful project management from the start.  To be informed and up to date on costs of labor and of materials is critical in construction project management to better advise clients of choices during design.  Design Build means that the architectural design and the construction are both managed by one entity, one single point of accountability. Choosing custom home builders like John Easterling Construction may help alleviate some of the uncertainty in construction scheduling since both design and build are handled by the same company.

 #5 – Value and quality

 Tour the homes built by any company you’re considering, and secure permission to talk with previous clients.   Then have a frank discussion about…

–  how many of their projects are completed on time. If they don’t give a clear answer, dig deeper to find out what their design process is like and how they build.

– Listen for clues. A strong, experienced builder will probably tell you exactly how they manage client expectations and ensure projects are on time and within budget.

– Trust your instincts.   Quality custom home builders are interested in a satisfied customer at the end of the project.  Find a builder who will tell you the truth, even when it is difficult to hear.

#6 – Reputation and Recommendations

Incredible builders have equally incredible reputations.  

Good word of mouth makes or breaks any custom home industry professional, so look for custom home builders whose reputations precede them positively. 

If you are looking for an exceptional custom home builder,  connect with us today. Head to  Http://johneasterlingconstruction.com for your FREE quote on a new custom home build or remodel.

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