Building a modular home isn’t something you’d do very often, primarily because building a custom home is a once in a lifetime opportunity! That’s why choosing the right modular home builder is so important – it’s easier to create your dream home when you work with a builder who helps you tackle big decisions, and shares in your excitement.
Plus, buying and building a home is probably one of the largest investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so it’s important to choose a builder who is experienced, knowledgeable, and truly has your best interests in mind.
But with so many home builders out there, how do you find a custom home builder that’s perfect for you and your family?
If you’ve been wondering how to find a custom home builder that’s right for you, you’re in luck.
We’ve gathered the five most important questions you can ask yourself before you chose a modular home builder, so you feel confident in your decision from the start.
5 Questions to ask yourself before choosing a modular home builder:
1. Are they experienced modular home builders?
When searching for a builder, it’s important to find a company with a full resume and decades of experience, so you’ll feel confident in their skillset, and abilities. Some builders may offer to build modular homes as a side option – even if the builder specializes in other types of residential buildings.
While this might seem like a tempting offer, these builders probably aren’t familiar with the various building techniques exclusive to modular construction. When it comes to modular home building, there are a lot of steps involved in their fabrication, and construction. It’s important to work with builders who aren’t just familiar with the building process – they have to be willing to take the time to walk you through it, step by step, so you feel confident in their knowledge.
By working with a company that exclusively builds modular homes, you’ll get more experienced builders, a higher quality modular home, and you’ll become more familiar with the customization process. That means they’ll be able to advise you on floorplans, and custom features, that would be perfect for your future home.
2. Are they upfront about the Costs of Building A Modular Home?
Choosing to build a modular home definitely saves you money, and time, when compared to traditional ‘stick built’ homes. Because modular homes are built in a temperature-controlled environment and can be assembled in a shorter amount of time than stick-built homes, your modular home builder should be able to give you a more exact cost estimate. That means you’ll be able to start the project sooner rather than later, and work with your builder to create the perfect home floor plan, once you’re given an initial quote.
At Carolina Custom Homes, we want you to feel confident in your decision, which is why we’ve broken down our entire home building process from start to finish. It’s not just about partnering with good builders – it’s about finding the peace of mind, transparency, and affordability you’ve been looking for.
If your potential builder can’t provide you with a comprehensive quote, it’s better to move on to someone who can. The advantages of custom home building are too good to pass up – it’s better to work with a builder who can keep their promises, and constantly deliver incredible results.
3. Do you feel like they have your wants and needs in mind?
When you decide to build the home of your dreams, it’s a time of celebration, excitement, and perhaps a few nerves. But does your builder view your home that way? If not, it might be time to work with a builder who’s as excited as you are.
When you decide to build a home, it’s a big step, and should be treated as such. Working towards a common goal – moving into your dream home – should be the primary focus of you and your builder. So if they seem less excited or unresponsive, they’re not going to provide the quality customer service experience you deserve. It’s important to receive regular updates from your general contractor throughout the building process.
Working with local builders, like the team at Carolina Custom Homes, means you can expect regular over the phone or in-person meetings with your builder, so you can receive updates on how things are progressing throughout the build. If you happen to think of something you’d like to change, give us a call. We’ll put our heads together and come up with a plan that guarantees everything you’ve been looking for and more.
So, remember to look for a builder who will take the time to make sure you’re happy and confident about every decision, and discuss the best building options that fit your needs.
4. Have they explained all your options?
When you begin building a custom home, it’s important to feel confident in your choices. But, how do you know if you made the right decision, without knowing all your options? It’s important to feel confident in your choices, but without the right builder, you might feel uncertain rather than excited. So it’s a good idea to keep these two thoughts in the back of your mind, before you hire your modular home builder.
- When you talk to your builder, do you feel informed about your decisions or are you just being presented with the cheapest options available?
- Are they making suggestions based on your wants and needs or do you feel like they’re trying to rush you through the process so they can get paid?
If you feel like you’re missing some key facts, then it’s best to move on to better options, and find a builder willing to work with you. At Carolina Custom Homes, we love providing our potential and current clients with all the facts they need to get started, and offer a variety of exciting customization options! After you find the perfect floorplan, together we can help you select the customizations that will make your home feel like home, including:
- Moving and Relocating Interior Walls
- Selecting Doors and Windows
- Finding Countertop Materials
- Flooring and Carpeting
- Paint Colors
- Home Fixtures
If you’re looking for more clarity prior to the construction process, that’s completely understandable! Building a modular home is a big decision, so if you still have questions, check out some of our eBooks. They are completely free, and yours to keep!
Our eBooks can help you find the answers you need right away, and help you get a clearer understanding of all your available options. Some of our favorites include:
- How To Choose a Floor Plan For Me and My Family
- How Long Does it Take to Build a Modular Home
- 5 Steps for Building Your Own Home
Just remember to take the time to find a builder who will work with you, and helps you understand all your options when it’s time to build your home.
5. What can you expect from their quality of work?
When you’re searching for a custom home builder, be sure to look through their previous projects, so you can get a better idea of their quality of work. Waiting to find out for yourself could be risky, and sometimes, your design ideas and their previous projects could be misaligned. Make sure you’re choosing the right builder by doing your homework first. If you want to learn more about your potential builder:
- Check online reviews on Google and look at their social media, to see what people are really saying
- Contact the builder and find out if you can take a tour of any model homes
- Go through their online floor plans to see their designs
- Review their photo galleries to see their finished homes
Once you’re able to establish their work quality, it’s easier to confirm that they’re the right choice for you. To help you get a better idea of our floor plans, take a look at our virtual tours, so you can walk through our beautiful display homes for yourself.
Instead of wondering how you’ll find a custom home builder that’s right for you, take a moment to read through the 5 Reasons to Choose CCH as your premier modular builder. We want you to feel confident in your decision, so if you have any further questions, explore our New to Modular Home Buying page to familiarize yourself with what to expect throughout your journey.