The role of your custom homebuilder is to advocate on the buyer’s behalf, as well as be an essential part of the design and implementation team. They are a liaison that works with all parties involved (customer, design team, contractors, inspectors, etc.) making sure a realistic budget is established and adhered to, as well as monitoring the entire process from start to finish.
Choosing to build a new home or do a custom home remodel is a big decision. Be sure you choose a homebuilder you can trust, and be aware of the following responsibilities they owe to you as the customer:
Hire and Manage Subcontractors
The homebuilder is responsible for involving and overseeing any and all subcontractors working on your home project. They should have an excellent detailed knowledge of the building systems and will be in charge of making sure each subcontractor carries out their part of the project in a timely and effective manner, and in accordance with the design team’s plans and building code.
Negotiate Price and Track Project Spending
Once the customer and the builder settle on a price for the project at hand, the builder is responsible for keeping spending on budget, and tracking each cost item as it pertains to the project. Should a project change mid-job, the builder will also be responsible for drawing up estimates for modifications, update contracts, and collect money for said changes.
Another major role of the builder is to obtain and manage all inspections, certificates, approvals, and anything else needed to ensure the project is up to code. This can be a tough job handling multiple jurisdictions and authorities – better the builder than you!
Ordering, checking, and accepting all materials for each project falls under the builder’s responsibility as well. The builder will be able to check building supplies and guarantee the quality of them for use in your home project. Once a project has been completed, the builder will then also review the overall project for flaws and work with the subcontractors to fix the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
Once the project has been completed, the builder will then go over in detail each aspect of the project and educate the customer on proper upkeep and operation of the product.
As you can see, being the builder comes with a lot of responsibilities! Don’t you want to leave all those responsibilities up to someone else? Contact MH Akers, your local Memphis builder, and let us do the dirty work! You just sit back and enjoy the outcome.