How to Choose the Right Home Builder

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Shopping for a home builder should be done with great thoughtfulness and care. There are many home building firms out there, and they all have something to offer. You have the challenge of selecting one that fit your needs and can give you the home of your dreams. But how do you go about choosing the right home remodeling contractor? It is no simple undertaking; it takes time and effort when making such an important decision. Here are a few tips that can help you find a contractor that will leave you satisfied with a home where you can make great memories.


A good starting point when choosing a contractor is to decide on the type of home you desire and how much you are willing to spend to make it a reality. You may want a custom home, or seeking to move up into a bigger house; regardless, you need a builder who can work within your budget and build the type of home that you want. The builder has to be able to fit your needs and be able to understand your vision.

This is the most important step in choosing the right home builder. You need to know exactly what you are looking for before settling on the right home remodeling company. Are you looking for a one stop shop with design included? Then a design-build company is the right choice. The designer will work directly with the lead carpenters to make sure everything goes to plan. Or are you looking for a low-budget touch up with no design needed? A smaller home remodeling business might work  for your smaller budget.  It’s important to have these factors in mind when calling around to home remodeling companies. Have a budget and an expectation of the project in mind before making those calls. 


Do your homework when searching for a builder. Every builder will tout how great they are at their job, but that could be far from the truth. There will be several choices in homebuilders when you start your search, and you should have criteria for selection. See if the builder has an online presence and how established they are as a contractor, or if they are relatively new to the market. Check out customer testimonials that can provide an unbiased view of the quality of a builder’s work. A builder should be able to show you finished pictures of their work, as well as floor plans, or even offer model home tours. Conduct thorough interviews and ask the tough questions, and find out about a builder’s license and insurance.

If you are interested in working with us here at Ryann Reed Design Build, you can find some online testimonials on our website, Google and Houzz. Click on the links to see what past clients have said about us. You can also find past projects on our Instagram & Facebook. Be sure to follow along to learn more about our company and our projects!


The quality of a builder’s work should be given considerable attention. You want to ensure that your home will be built well to your specifications, up to code and with quality materials. You want to avoid the possibility of having to make difficult, extensive and costly repairs in the future. Be sure to ask the builder for a tour of past projects and about the structural materials for building the home, and double check those references. 

Learn more about our process revolving around high quality materials and craftsmanship and our two year warranty here.

Even if you don’t choose Ryann Reed for your next home remodeling project, we hope that this blog was helpful in finding the home builder that works best for you. We understand that we aren’t the right company for everyone or that we may not fall into everyone’s budget. Here at Ryann Reed Design Build, we aim to educate rather than trick and self-promote. That means bringing a level of honesty from the very beginning of the process. 

If you are still interested in having Ryann Reed take on your home remodeling project, fill out our contact form or call 215-372-0040.