uilding a home can be a joyful and rewarding experience.
Choosing the style, floor plan, size and location is both challenging and daunting.
Once you have decided on the home you want to build and where to build it, you
now have to make, perhaps the most crucial decision of all; who to select to
your builder. How do you choose the builder?
Just like the many different styles and types of homes available there are different
types of builders. We generally view them in three distinct classes; Production
builder, semi-custom builder and custom builder.
The production builder is the high volume, tract home builder. These builders
are typically large, national or regional companies and are building in large
subdivisions or communities with hundreds of lots and various locations. They
usually have several models, in various price ranges, available to tour and you
can select from one of their models and lots. Changes to these models tend to
be very limited and very expensive.
The semi-custom builder does small to medium volume building and can typically
be found in smaller subdivisions. Many semi-custom builders have model centers
located in the areas they build in and you can tour these models to get a feel
for the quality and pricing of their homes. They may have several
of their standard model and offer various other homes, already priced to be built
on your private lot. Changes to these builders homes are easier to make but can
become expensive based on the complexity of the change.
Custom builders are the "start from scratch, build what you want" type builders.
These builders typically construct very few homes per year and work one on one
with you, your architect, designer, engineers, etc. Selection of this type of
builder is more critical then others because of the relationship required to
construct the home from thoughts to completion. A knowledgeable custom builder
can help you with all facets of building your new home.
Alexander Building Corporation is a custom builder. We have constructed some
of the area's finest homes and each customer referral speaks for itself. So,
if youíre looking for a custom builder to help guide you through the many decisions
and endless choices available, contact us
and letís begin building your dream