When it comes to your custom home, you will be working closely with your builder. You want to find a quality builder that you can trust and enjoy working with. Here are a few things to look for as you start your search.

Basic Information

You should gather a few bits of basic information about potential builders before you discuss any details with them. The two most important things to know are whether or not they are licensed and if they have insurance. Next you should find out their level of experience. It may also be important to know what trade organizations they belong to. These details will confirm that the builder has a reputation you can count on.

References and Models

Once you have the basics down you can dig a bit deeper. Don’t be afraid to ask you builder for references and be sure to follow up with them. NewHomeSource also suggests that you tour model homes or past projects. Seeing their actual work will give you an idea for their design style and level of craftsmanship.


It is also important to consider your desired style of home. You want to find a builder that has either experience building the style you want or experience with a diverse range of styles. Ask to see a portfolio of past projects and discuss your design ideas thoroughly to make sure you and your builder will be on the same page when it comes to design.

Trust and Confidence

Your comfortability with the builder and the builder’s staff should also be a criteria when selecting a quality builder. Have you had positive interactions with the builder and their staff. Have you been treated respectfully and promptly? Do you feel like your questions are legitimate and receiving thoughtful answers? Your builder will be executing important details while constructing your home. Will you trust them to deliver what they promise?

Get Started

Don’t take the search for a custom home builder lightly. You will be working closely with this person to develop the perfect home for you and your family. You want to feel comfortable working with your builder and confident about their ability to construct an excellent home. Brendon Homes offers years of experience and satisfied clients. Contact us to see if we might be the right fit for building your custom home in the Southborough, MA region.