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What to Look for in a Home Builder

27 October

Building a new home is a significant investment, both emotionally and financially. It’s paramount to find a reliable and skilled home builder to bring your dream home to life. In this blog post, we’ll explore some critical aspects to look for in a home builder.


Certifications are a testament to a home builder’s skills, knowledge, and dedication to their craft. Certified builders are often required to undertake rigorous training and pass exams to certify their expertise in the field. A home builder with relevant certifications is more likely to deliver a high-quality outcome.

-Look for credentials like a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Graduate Master Builder (GMB).

-Other relevant certifications include Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).


When selecting a home builder, it’s crucial to verify that they are licensed. Unlicensed builders can put you at financial risk and may not adhere to local building codes.

-Licenses signify that the home builder has met certain industry standards and regulations.

-Always ask for the builder’s license number and verify it independently.


Construction is fraught with potential risks, from accidental injuries to delays due to unforeseen circumstances. A reputable home builder should carry insurance to shield both themselves and their clients from these perils.

-Check for both liability and workers’ compensation insurance.

-Ask for proof of insurance and validate it with the insurance company.


A good reputation is a strong indicator of a home builder’s dependability, professionalism, and work quality. Assessing their status within the community can give you a gauge of their overall performance.

-Look for online reviews and testimonials from past clients.

Check with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) for any complaints or unresolved issues.

Team and Subcontractors

The team and subcontractors a home builder works with are as important as the builder themselves. They contribute significantly to the quality of work, timely completion, and overall satisfaction of the project.

-Ask who the builder’s regular subcontractors and laborers are and their experience level.

Choosing the right home builder can dramatically shape the experience and final product of your home construction project. Certifications, licenses, and insurance are all crucial qualifications to look for in a home builder. Remember, building a home is an investment, and the right home builder can bring your vision to life while ensuring the building process is stress-free and enjoyable. Do your due diligence and choose your builder wisely.


Looking for a trusted builder? 

Madison Builders has built a strong reputation over the years as one of the most reliable home and ADU building companies in California. With several decades of experience under their belt, they bring a depth of knowledge and proficiency that’s hard to match.

When you choose Madison Builders, you’re not just hiring a builder; you’re partnering with a dedicated team who places your satisfaction and the realization of your dream home at the top of their priorities. Trust Madison Builders to handle your building project with professionalism, expertise, and a personal touch that sets them apart. Contact us today and we’ll help you build the ADU or home of your dreams, the right way.


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