Tips and Advice

Before you break ground on your new home construction project, there are some things you should know. We have compiled some of our most commonly seen household planning problems for you to make sure you get started on the right foot.

Detailed Budget

This is one of the most important parts of the planning process. You should know how much your project is going to cost before you begin. There can be big problems with stopping a construction project before it's complete, especially if it's because of something as simple as a lack of planning.

Written Quotes from Sub-Contractors

Many assume that the only big costs of building a home are on the exterior and interior building itself. This can be very misleading. Many do not consider that an electrician, plumber, etc. must be hired to complete the project. Not only are these services costly, but the materials to complete this part of the process can also be very expensive. Don't get caught in this trap when building your home, get estimates from your sub-contractors before you begin and add those figures into your budget

Picking a Contractor

The contractor is the link between what you want and what your going to get. He's responsible for getting the job done, and having the appropriate people do those jobs. Therefore, when picking a contractor you should pick very wisely, after all, he's responsible for building the home your going to be staying in for the next 40+ years.

Get information from your local suppliers about your prospective contractor. Your contractor does business with these suppliers, such as Howard Lumber & Supplies, and we are familiar with the work he/she has done in the past. Also, if you know someone who has recently built a home, ask them about their contractor experience.