The Builder's Blog

Explore the newest home design trends, read about new homes, and watch videos to learn about the building process.

Questions to Ask Your Home Builder

Choosing the right custom home builder is possibly the most important step in the home-building process. They are responsible for the overall quality of your home, and you will need to have a good working relationship since the process often takes a long time to complete. Asking any potential builder the questions below will help you choose the right one for you and your needs.

How long have you been in business?

It’s important to get to know your home builder when selecting a company to build your custom home. If they have a long history of building homes, then you can be assured they have the experience needed to overcome any challenges along the way. This also means they are trustworthy and can likely give you a list of references from former clients.

Can I make changes to the original plan?

It would be nice to not have any changes to your home’s plan during the building process, but that almost never happens. You should make sure any changes or upgrades along the way won’t derail the process. Remember that things like this do come with a cost, so don’t be surprised later on with the additional charges.

How long will it take to build my home?

It’s normal to want to know how long the home-building process will take. If your builder gives a short timeline, it’s worth asking more questions to avoid any potential fraud. Once you get an estimated timeline, you can use this to check in on its progress and help keep things running on track. Just remember that sometimes delays are inevitable, so patience is key!

Who do I contact with questions during construction?

Find out who will be in charge of managing your project to ensure direct and timely communication. The relationship you have with the builder requires a clear and open dialogue and also a certain level of trust. Ask about when progress meetings should take place along the way so that both you and your builder can discuss anything needed to make the process as smooth as possible.

Do you offer a warranty program?

Every custom home should come with a home warranty. This not only shows the builder stands behind their work but that they also care about your satisfaction. If anything should need to be covered under the warranty, you’ll want to be able to get those issues resolved quickly and thoroughly. Make sure you get information on what is covered and what is not covered in case you need it in the future.

About Paul Gray Homes

Paul Gray Homes has been an award-winning custom luxury home builder in Wichita, Kansas for more than 20 years. At Paul Gray Homes, we combine elegance and luxury with a timeless yet livable design that reflects our client’s needs and lifestyle. Our company’s reputation is founded on the superior quality of our homes and the complete satisfaction of our clients.

Contact us to learn more about building your dream home. Call Paul Gray Homes today at 316-990-0000!