If you find a builder who gives you a quote and deadline that seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you come across such a situation, you can be almost certain that you will be promised multiple deadlines and prices throughout the project duration. Is it worth risking your dream project for a lower-priced builder?
The reason why more legitimate businesses cost more, compared to one who will offer you the lowest estimate, is that they understand how much everything will cost in order to do the job correctly. To elaborate, more legitimate builders have multiple employees to make the process go smoothly, like project managers, designers, carpenters, and office administration. An entire team operates based on core values, with a passion for clearly guiding you through every step of your project through clear communication, cost control, creative solutions, and complete transparency.
In most cases signing up for the lowest estimate, you are cosigning your builder to start looking to cut costs from the get-go, make your project a lower priority, add cost overruns, and sometimes underpaid employees. One way that contractors can keep their prices low is if they take on several projects simultaneously. This isn’t a great option for homeowners. With their attention divided, your project comes under risk. Deadlines are missed. While you might spend less upfront for labor and materials with a lower bid, a cheap builder might end up costing more in the long run through extended deadlines, add-on costs, and fixing subpar work once the project is complete. When choosing a builder, you should look at experience, quality, and reputation to guide you in deciding the best option.
Significant remodels and building projects can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are not careful. Selecting the right builder at the beginning of the project is often the most significant difference between an excellent result and a disaster. Not to mention, backtracking when a project doesn’t go right is often an even bigger headache. Looking at the initial bid given to you and the cost of all the changes and additional time will be painful. Your contractor is someone who you will be spending many hours of time with for the foreseeable future. You want to work with someone who is trusted, genuine, and willing to answer your questions and get you the high-quality results you want. It is crucial to research the builders you are interested in, call and ask questions and set up a meeting before signing any contracts or starting construction.
With a 35+ year reputation of being the region’s premier builder, Carey has the experience and know-how so that you can trust that we will be up-front, transparent, and have your trust every step of the way. The Carey Way operates based on our mission, vision, and values.