Checklist for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Do your homework before having work done on your home.

Use this checklist to help you select a home builder or home remodeler to work on or build your home.

- Click Here to view a list of Home Builders and Remodelers who are also members of the ARHBA.  You can also ask family, friends or coworkers for recommendations.


- Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers.


- Find out how long they have been in the building business. It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties.


- Check out the company’s rating and if there have been any complaints filed with your local Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org.


- Make sure the builder/remodeler has sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.


- Ask the builder/remodeler to provide you with names of previous customers. If they won’t, beware. If they do, ask the customers if they would hire the builder/remodeler again.


- Ask if you can see the builder/remodelers work, both completed and in progress. Check for quality of workmanship and materials.


- Do you feel you can easily communicate with the builder/remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home.
- Make sure the builder/remodeler provides you with a complete and clearly written contract. The contract will benefit both of you. If you are having a new home built, get and review a copy of the home warranty and homeowner manual as well.


- Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder/remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not necessarily mean better! Remember that good work isn't cheap and cheap work isn't good.

© 2018 Asheboro Randolph Home Builders Association

Asheboro Randolph Home Builders Association

1037 Hammer Ave, Ste C, Asheboro, North Carolina 27203

(336) 328-0700 • ashraneo08@yahoo.com

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now