Builder Interview Questions

What Should You Know Before You Select Your Builder?

"The following interview was developed by a homeowner and shared with Buffington Homes. Whether or not our company and your requirements are a mutual fit, the information you may obtain from this list could make the difference between a successful building experience and one that is not. Please call or email if you are interested in our answers. We wish you the best as you select your homebuilding team." Dan Buffington


The Company

1. How is your company structured?
2. How long have you been in business in this area under the current company name?
3. What type license do you maintain? Residential Builder? Or, General Contractor?
4. How many homes are under construction today? The prospective builder should supply the addresses to all of his homes under construction.
5. What service is provided for selections?
6. How many Project Managers does your company employ? 
7. How many homes has your company built?
8. How do you describe your relationship with and approach to trades and sub-contractors? The prospective builder should supply major supplier and sub-contractor contacts.
9. How are you continuing your education as a contractor?

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During Construction

1. What is your process for communicating with your clients?
2. Do you provide a schedule that states when tasks are to be accomplished and the completion date for each task?

After Construction

1. What kind of warranty do you offer?
2. What do you recommend for maintenance after move in?