The following checklist can be helpful if you are planning to choose a custom builder or re-modeler inBrazos County to build or remodel your home:

  • Contact the local Home Builder’s Association and ask for a list of local member builders and remodelers. You can also ask for recommendations from family members, friends, neighbors or coworkers.
  • Make sure the custom builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location in Brazos County and is in good standing with banks and suppliers in the area.
  • Find out how long they have been doing business under their current name and address. Usually, it takes about three to five years to establish a business that is financially strong. You have to make sure they will be able to service warranties after the construction is complete.
  • Contact the local Better Business Bureau in Brazos County and check the company’s rating and look for any complaints filed against it.
  • Make sure the custom builder/remodeler has general liability insurance in Brazos County. Only financially stable builders will be able to obtain liability insurance.
  • Ask the custom builder/remodeler to provide you with a list of previous customers. If they don’t, stay away. If they do, ask the clients if they would hire the custom builder/remodeler again.
  • Ask if you can see the custom builder/remodelers homes in Brazos County, both completed and work in progress. Check for quality of materials used and the workmanship of the craftsmen.
  • Do you feel you can easily communicate your requirements and concerns with the custom builder/remodeler? Remember you will remain in close contact with them throughout the project and later as you live in your new home in Brazos County.
  • Make sure the custom builder/remodeler provides you with a detailed and clearly written contract. The contract will to the advantage of both of you. If you are building a new custom home, get a copy of the home warranty and carefully review it, as well as the homeowner’s manual.
  • Be wary of low-priced bids that are too good to be true. If the custom builder/remodeler can’t pay for the labor and materials as the project proceeds, this may signal a potential problem. Keep in mind that cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better!