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Many people choose to build a custom home because they’re interested in creating a place they can truly call their own. It’s awesome to be able to tailor a house specifically to your unique design and style tastes, as well as your own lifestyle. But one benefit that many people don’t consider when they’re building a custom home is the additional support that comes from working with a custom home builder.

Hiring a custom home builder means a whole host of extra services that you won’t get from just purchasing a lot in a new development or building a production home. We’ve explained just a few of those additional home builder services below:


It takes a little something extra to become a successful custom home builder. You have to establish a reputation, and you have to really know and understand the area you’re building in. Custom home building isn’t always the cheapest or easiest route for a builder to take, but know that if you’re working with a quality custom builder who’s made it, they’ve put in years of hard work to get where they are today. They’re local and they know all of the local requirements for building. They’re familiar with the permits you’ll need and they already know which local contractors do the best work. When you hire a custom home builder, your home is guaranteed to benefit from their local expertise.


One home builder service that you’re not often guaranteed is direct communication. The building industry isn’t well known for stellar communication, but all of that changes when you hire a custom home builder. A custom home builder works on your behalf to create exactly the home you want, which means they want to listen to what you have to say and they want you to have a part in the process. When you hire a custom home builder, there’s no waiting or wondering if they’re going to return your calls or approve your request. Instead, there’s an open line of communication between you both at all times.


Another service you get when you hire a custom home builder is total control, and that’s actually a really big deal. Other types of builders might let you choose from a few different floor plan options, and you may have a few choices when it comes to flooring and countertop options, but you’re limited to what that builder provides. With a custom builder, you have total control over every choice, from doorknobs to siding to paint color, and someone to help guide you if you simply can’t make a decision.


When you work with a custom builder, it’s as easy as making the decisions. Your builder will then coordinate with the right people to make those decisions happen. Some homeowners are tempted to undertake their own dream home building process to ensure they get exactly what they want, but that means a lot of work finding contractors, weighing bids, and scheduling each contractor to arrive at the appropriate time. With a custom home builder, you avoid all of that stress. If you want a certain custom stove or a bay window off the living room, you just have to tell them what you want, and where, and your builder will make sure those choices are implemented.


Perhaps the biggest benefit of hiring a quality custom home builder is that you gain a true partner in your home building process. A custom builder will work with you from day one to clearly understand your goals, offer suggestions when you need them, and help you work through the process together. They’ll return your calls and make your style and design choices happen to ensure that you end up with the home you’ve always dreamed of. Working with a quality custom home builder is a partnership, not a transaction.

If you think a custom home builder might be the right option for you, get in touch with Whitmore Custom Homes! A local West Michigan custom home builder with years experience and expertise, we’re here to help you build the home of your dreams. For more information about our process, or to contact us about your dream home project, give our office a call at 616-499-6209 or send us a message online today!

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