Once you make the decision to hire a custom home builder, you need to know what to look for. You know what you want, you know what you need, and you’re ready to make your dreams of owning a custom home come true. The difference between a wonderful experience during the building process and one that leaves you feeling as if buying would have been a better idea is a great custom builder. Here’s what you should look for when it’s time to hire a builder.


Everyone gets their start somewhere, and there certainly isn’t anything wrong with a brand-new builder who is just starting out building their career. However, that’s probably not who you want building your dream home. You want a builder with experience, with expertise, and with a long list of beautiful homes to their name. You want to see homes they’ve built, and you want to know they have the experience it takes to learn hard lessons, easy lessons, and to deal with the many things that could go wrong during the process.


You want a builder with an excellent reputation. Alair Homes Orlando is one of those builders with an excellent reputation building quality homes for buyers who want everything done well. You want to know people have used this builder and are happy with their work. Talk to people who own one of the builder’s custom creations and worked closely together. These people can tell you how the builder handles problems, how they work with the client, if they make working together easy or a bit of a problem.

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The most important thing you want in a new home builder is knowledge. Have they worked in the area before? If you’re building in Orlando, you want to know if the builder has the knowledge to build a home that’s going to meet code, stand up to hurricane-force winds, and withstand the heavy summer rainstorms that can cause flooding in an instant. You want to know they are licensed, insured, and willing to own their mistakes if they’re made.

You want someone who can look at a problem and come up with a way to solve the problem without making more mistakes. Someone with knowledge can help you work out the kinks in the floor plan you want so it works better for you rather than allowing you to build what you want even though it might not flow well or work. A good builder helps you understand why your design might not work and offers help.

A custom builder should be someone with all of these qualities, but they should also be people with whom you get along with and enjoy working with. You cannot work with someone who doesn’t listen to you, call you back, or respect your decisions. You must like your builder, or the process is longer and less enjoyable. Meet with builders you hear good things about. Check out their work, and get a personal feeling for them and their work. Go with the builder who meets all your expectations and who makes you feel comfortable and excited about the process.