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Are you planning to build a home? The most crucial step you'll take is hiring a good residential construction company. Though there are several out there, they're not all created equal. 


While searching for the perfect candidate, consider the following:


Personal Connection


This may sound trivial, but remember that you will be spending at least six months of your life with this residential construction company. That's too long to spend with people you don't even like, especially if they're building your house! Most probably, you will not be as cooperative as you should be, there will be no healthy exchange of thoughts or inputs, and bad vibes will just be all over the project. Obviously, that can have a negative impact on the results of the project.  As you may know, building a home requires a large investment. If you get those bad vibes at the start, look for another residential construction company.


Past Work


Do you like the work that the residential construction company has done before? This is among the best signs that you will like what they will do with your project as well. Yes, be meticulous if you have to. Check their portfolio from every angle, and ask any questions you may have. Good work will survive scrutiny, and a good residential construction company will understand why you have to ask questions. Go to for more info. 




Prior to and during construction, you will likely have a lot of questions and concerns to raise. The residential construction company you choose should be easy for you to get in touch with. While these people are understandably busy, they should always find time to respond to their clients' needs. If they're not answering or returning your calls, that's a red flag.


Subcontractor Relationships


The handiwork of a home boils down to the abilities of the subcontractors in the project. Know who the subcontractors are, the amount of experience they have in the industry in general and in their particular areas of expertise. A good company will never settle for a team that is unreliable and inexperienced. 


General Reputation


Finally, consider the residential construction company's overall reputation. There are several websites and consumer advocacy groups that will help you screen prospects before signing on. Two examples of these groups are Homeowners Against Deficit Dwellings (HADD) and Homeowners for Better Building (HOBB), which provide resources that will be helpful as you choose the right candidate. Again, there are several of these organizations, and they're a Google search away. 


Even if you stumble upon a really impressive home construction company, you can never tell if they're indeed the best for you if you have no point of reference. In other words, don't focus on only one prospect. Consider at least three or four, compare them, and then decide who meets your needs and budget best. Get started at