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My Journey To Find The Best Home Building Contractors

My husband and I decided that we were ready to build the home of our dreams. I was so excited since this had been a long time coming, and something that we had always talked about “in the future” but was finally coming true. We had plans that we liked, but we were always open to suggestions. We had a plot of land to build the home on and that was nice, but we still didn’t have someone to build the house for us. I could not wait to start looking for the home building contractor that would help create the perfect house.

I started by looking online for builders in our area. Luckily, there were a few that had amazing galleries so I decided to give them a call and set up an appointment.

My husband and I met with the firstĀ home building contractors and we were blown away by the quality and the options available to us. The builders were so great and had created such nice homes for so many that it was hard to decide who to choose. It would take quite a bit of talking to each other and some time to think before we made our decision. We could do it, though, as we really wanted to have the house built. Stay tuned…

Choose Your Home Building Contractors Carefully

Building a house is a big project. There are so many things that can go wrong, that you can be almost sure you’re going to need to overcome a lot of challenges along the way. This is why you need to be extremely careful from the very beginning, as your choice of building contractors can make it or break it for you.

To make a long story short, I’ve already fired two teams of workers, as they weren’t able to live up to their promise and up to my expectations. The third one seems to be good so far, but I’m afraid we won’t be able to finish the house on time before the bad weather strikes. This is a tough lesson I’ve had to learn. It cost me two months of delay and a big chunk of money that was wasted on low quality materials. Everything seemed to be just fine until they had to install the windows. Suddenly, the whole structure of the house started to shift, the windowsills didn’t fit anymore into their slots, and the floors started to swell. The workers and their manager weren’t worried at all. This made me understand that the sooner I tell them to go away, the better!

Thankfully, all of this hassle led me to looking for another builder. I guess I was lucky when I found Tollberg Homes in Minneapolis ( They were all super nice and actually listened to what I wanted. Their reviews are great too, so I feel like I’m finally on the right track. I’ll keep you posted on my progress with them, but so far, so good.

Building A Dream Home

You can build the home of your dream by choosing the right building contractor. Choosing the right building contractor is extremely important because there are many fly-by-night building contractors who will promise you anything to get the contract. Unfortunately, when they start the job it will quickly become apparent that they are using inferior materials so as to make higher profits. Building a home with inferior materials will come back to haunt you down the road.

There are a few ways to make sure that you choose the right contractor. One of the best ways is to look at homes that he has previously built or that are currently under construction. This will help you to see exactly what type of builder he is. When you do this type of investigation make sure that you talk to all of the sub-trades who are on the job and ask them what they think about the way that the home is being built.

You can also find a good building contractor by asking your friends, workmates, relatives and so forth. A referral from someone else is one of the best ways to choose a qualified builder to build your perfect dream home.

I Think I Hired The Wrong Contractors

My husband and I mutually decided that we wanted to design a house and have it built, so we did some research and found some contractors who claimed they could make it happen. They gave us an estimate of six months to get everything perfect and it has been over a year. Not only are they slower than they said they would be, but they are not even halfway done at this point. I think that we should just walk away from the contract, but my husband is intent on giving them the benefit of the doubt.

While I am all for being understanding and working with people to problem solve, I truly believe that these people are trying to take advantage of us. There are times when they go days without showing up and doing any work, and this is not acceptable in the least. I am going to give them a few more months to get things under control. If I do not see an improvement, I am going to talk to my husband and let him know that we are getting rid of them and we are going to find someone else.

Hello and welcome!

My name is Conrad and I’m a home building contractor. Figuring out who to hire for building your home can be daunting. I’ve had a lot of friends and family ask my opinion over the years about who to hire, what to look for, etc. I thought I’d share my advice that I’ve given to them.

Having someone build a home for you is a project like no other, especially if your goal is to have a well-made beautiful property when they are done. It is very easy to hire a terrible contractor, especially if you are not wise enough to avoid these common mistakes.

Never hire someone over the Internet. Sure, you may have heard that they are the best around, but that is not a good reason to walk into an agreement with your eyes shut. The reality is that the same person can offer two clients very different experiences. Meeting in person will help you determine whether your personalities mesh well enough to work together.

Always get everything in writing. You may have heard that oral contracts are legally binding, but it is not very easy to walk into a courtroom with your word as your only evidence. A detailed contract that includes the work that should be done, a reasonable time frame and payment expectations needs to be signed by both parties prior to getting started.

As long as you keep these rules in mind, you should have an uneventful experience. Before you know it, you will be in the home of your dreams. Below is a story from my friend Joe, who gives his input on his experience finding the right contractor.


Finding The Best Home Building Contractors

I decided that I was ready to have a house built. This wasn’t something that had just come to me, I had been thinking about it for a very long time. I was ready, though, and I was going to look for the very best home building contractors I could find. I pretty much knew what I wanted, but I wanted input, too, from someone who had built many homes.

I started my search by asking my friends for recommendations. I was so excited to get some names of those who built homes in the area. I drove around and looked at the contractors’ work so I could get an idea of the types of homes they built. It was so cool to see the different homes and to imagine myself living in a home that I had been dreaming about for many years.

After looking at the homes built by the contractors I learned of, I called them to make an appointment to meet with them and discuss what I wanted. I could not wait to have the meetings and start to make my dream into a reality. I knew that it would be more than amazing.