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Top Six Questions To Ask Your Custom Home Builder

March 06, 20243 min read

Hey there, it's TJ from Sanctified Homes. Starting the journey of building a custom home is both exciting and daunting. It's a process that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and, most importantly, the right partnership with a custom home builder. To ensure you're making the best choice for your dream home, here are the top six questions you should ask your potential home builder. These questions will help you gauge their expertise, reliability, and commitment to quality.

1. Can You Provide References and Examples of Your Work?

Before anything else, ask for references and examples of the builder's previous projects. This will give you insight into their craftsmanship and the satisfaction level of their past clients. Don't just take their word for it; take the time to drive by completed projects or, if possible, arrange a visit to see their work firsthand. This step is crucial for understanding the builder's capabilities and the quality of their finishes.

2. How Many Homes Do You Construct Simultaneously?

Understanding the builder's workload is essential. It gives you an idea of their capacity and how much attention your project will receive. A builder overwhelmed with too many projects may not provide the high-touch, detailed service your custom home deserves. Ensure they have a balanced workload that allows them to commit the necessary time and resources to your home.

3. What Warranty Do You Offer?

A reputable builder should offer a comprehensive warranty that covers various aspects of the new home for a reasonable period. This warranty is your safety net, ensuring that any issues arising after completion are addressed promptly and efficiently. At Sanctified Homes, for example, we offer a 2-year warranty, standing behind the quality of our work and ensuring peace of mind for our clients.

4. Are You Experienced in Building the Style of Home I Want?

Every home builder has their niche. Some may specialize in modern, energy-efficient homes, while others excel in traditional or high-performance homes. Discuss your vision with the builder and ask if they have experience in that specific style. This ensures they understand the nuances of the design and construction methods required for your dream home.

5. Do You Have Any Certifications or Specializations?

Certifications can indicate a builder's commitment to continuous learning and adherence to industry standards. For instance, being a PHIUS Certified Builder means the builder is trained in constructing homes that meet the rigorous Passive House standards for energy efficiency. Ask about any relevant certifications or specializations that align with your home's goals.

6. How Do You Ensure Quality Throughout the Construction Process?

Finally, inquire about the builder's quality assurance process. How do they ensure that every phase of construction meets their standards and yours? This question will help you understand their approach to supervision, material selection, and craftsmanship.


Choosing the right custom home builder is a decision that will affect your satisfaction with the outcome. By asking these six questions, you'll gain valuable insights into the builder's experience, approach to quality, and whether they're the right fit for your project. Remember, a good builder will welcome your questions and be transparent in their responses.

For more guidance on building your custom home and ensuring you're asking the right questions, explore our resources at Sanctified Homes and Blessed to Build. Your dream home is a significant investment; we're here to help you make it a reality. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more insights into creating your perfect home.

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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