For as many excellent custom building companies out there like the team at the Cumby Group, there are almost as many contractors who are good at what they do, but who promise far more then they are actually able to deliver. It is for this reason that when searching for a custom builder you are prepared to put in the time and effort in finding the perfect choice. Many people will tell you the importance of getting a shortlist of possible candidates and interviewing them to ensure that they are right for both you and for the job, but it is even more important that you have a great understanding of exactly what it is that you are looking for.
Communication is going to be one of the most important aspects here because during the build itself there are going to be snags, problems and a great amount of conversation between yourself, the architect and the builder themselves. From the very start of having dealings with a company, even if you are only looking to arrange a meeting, take note of how good they are at communicating things to you.
It may sound foolish but the reality is that you should expect the construction team, or at least the management team, to believe in the project that you are looking to create. This is not just so that some romantic idea of property building can come true, it is because if they believe in what you are trying to create then they are going to be much more bought in to the project and that means that they will take greater care.
Every custom builder will tell you that they can construct any property under the sun and they may very well be right, but there is something extra that you will get if you select a building firm which has already got experience in building the type of property that you have in mind. For example it could be that you are looking to building a property in a Tudor style, it is far more convincing if you sit down with a construction company which actually already has a history of building these types of properties. This is not a must-have but it is always nice if the custom builder can deliver something like this for you.
The reason why you should always look to meet with multiple firms is that you need to get a really good gauge of what your pricing options are here. Naturally you are not going to go with the most expensive firm yet nor will you be looking to go with the cheapest, unless you are convinced that it is a mega deal which you are being offered. Meeting up with construction companies helps you to gain an understanding of the price and what you are going to get for that money.
These are the main things that you should be on the lookout for.