The benefits of large builders when building a home are well documented. Big construction companies have “deep pockets.” They can leverage economies of scale into supply-chain influence and obtain material discounts (ideally, passing these savings on to the buyer). To read the MainVue Homes Reviews, click here
However, acknowledging these facts without emphasizing the benefits of working with small builders, also known as custom home builders, gives them short shrift. There are several compelling reasons to hire a custom builder rather than a volume builder to construct your home. Five of the most significant are listed below.
1. Custom home builders can construct your new home exactly where you want it.
Typically, custom builders work on only one project at a time. As a result, they are not afraid to investigate options such as urban infill lots, giving you more options for where to build.
Prominent builders, on the other hand, think big. This means they’re thinking in terms of developments rather than houses. Large tracts of land must be located and acquired to construct a story. Your house’s location is limited to these. Unfortunately, these tracts are rarely available near urban areas, so if you don’t want a long commute, a prominent builder might not be your best option.
2. You are an individual who wants your home to reflect that.
A small builder will usually provide almost complete customization. To begin, a custom builder has a broader range of design options and often builds on a single lot. This allows you to choose most of the details for your new home. Furthermore, because a small builder will have fewer employees, he will almost always be on site. Therefore, you will have plenty of opportunities to change things you don’t like. Your builder is also likely to accommodate you in these areas because he lives in the place where he works, and his professional reputation is heavily reliant on your satisfaction.
Volume builders construct homes in large numbers, usually many at a time, from a more limited library of home plans. They will have purchased most of the materials and pre-determined most of the design elements for your home well in advance. You can “customize” your home with your choice of appliances, countertops, and so on, but builders are on a tight schedule and may not be willing to make all the minor changes you desire. In addition, more prominent developers may not share your vision if you’re building in a specialized area, such as on a hill or a narrow lot.
You may have purchased that hillside property to build your home atop it, but your volume builder may disagree, preferring to dig into the hill and create a flat block on which to make one of their pre-created designs.
3. Smaller contractors may be more knowledgeable.
A smaller, more local builder is likelier to have worked on similar terrain. A custom builder who has built in your area will be able to tell you with certainty that, for example, there is rock near the surface of the ground in your area, making excavation impossible. This type of prior knowledge can save you money on on-site costs.
Volume builders may move across the state or even the country between projects, never learning the nuances of the local terrain.
4. Custom builds are frequently of higher quality.
Large builders keep their prices low by having portions of homes built in a factory and then transported to the site, which hurts both the quality and the materials themselves.
Custom home builders are far less likely (or able) to engage in this practice, which often results in a higher-quality home.
5. Smaller builders understand how much space you require.
A volume builder will most likely build you a “McMansion” for a reasonable price, but the future costs of heating, cooling, and furnishing it (not to mention the burden of cleaning it) will be your responsibility. A local builder will be more familiar with local energy costs and other such issues and, once again, have a professional interest in your satisfaction.
To summarize, more prominent builders have the advantage of working faster. As a result, they can provide larger homes at lower prices but at the expense of the individuality that likely drove you to build rather than buy a home in the first place.