Building a custom home is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences any homeowner can have. Full of opportunities to create your perfect space, the custom build process is highly collaborative, with everyone working closely together to design a result that brings your vision to life. Choosing the right home builder to partner with is one of the most important aspects of your custom project, and, with so many options available, it can often feel tricky for homeowners to decide which team is the best fit. If you’re considering a custom build for your next home and are in the process, below are some of the key aspects you’ll want to keep in mind when selecting your home builder.

Always Look For Quality

Quality is something you should never have to compromise on where your home builder is concerned. From using the right materials to having a proven process in place that helps ensure that construction proceeds on time and on budget, the right builder will have the bases covered, and will be eager to back up their promises with tangible examples and results. Ask to tour the existing show homes and development sites of prospective builders, as well as permission to speak with previous clients. Look for clear information as to how they complete projects, manage expectations, uphold your budget, and handle any unexpected delays in the process.

Experience Matters

Simply put, there’s no substitute for experience, especially when it comes to custom builds. An experienced home builder will be able to help you design a house that embodies your sense of style, meets any special requirements you may have, and stands the test of time long into the future. Ask about any particularly challenging projects they may have undertaken as well as how they overcame difficulties, along with a thorough overview of their qualifications and more.

Transparency

Transparent communication is an invaluable asset for any construction process, but becomes an absolute necessity during custom builds. Partner with a home builder that practices transparency throughout their projects, along with one that makes it easy to communicate every step of the way. This will save you endless headaches, frustration, and go a long way towards ensuring you are satisfied with the final result.

Reputation and Community Involvement

Word of mouth and reputation are particularly important when choosing a home builder. Don’t be afraid to ask around to see who your friends and family members have worked with in the past (and why), as well as check out reviews from reputable sources. In addition, look for builders with a long history of industry-relevant awards that speak to exceptional practices where customer service, building, and process are concerned.

Choosing to partner with a builder that is actively involved in their community is typically a wise decision, as it indicates that their commitment to quality extends far beyond their own work and into helping to develop the areas in which they work. At Abbey Platinum Master Built, for example, our team is proud to be a passionate contributor to and supporter of causes within the Central Alberta Region. Our Vice President, Terry Loewen, was previously named Red Deer’s Citizen Of The Year, and has been extensively involved in efforts that support children’s advocacy and development throughout the region.

About Abbey Platinum Master Built

At Abbey, we understand just how important each build is to our owners. Our passion is crafting exceptional homes that help bring your vision to life while also giving you safety and peace of mind for the many decades to come. Our customers truly are the heart of everything we do, from custom home builds to luxury estates, acreage homes, quick possession homes, and more. Contact us today to learn how we can partner with you to make your next custom build a success!