The National Association of Home Builders suggest using a checklist and doing your research up front so you have a more successful home building experience. The following is a summary of the recommended list:

  • Confirm the Builder is a member of the Builders Association
  • Builder should have a permanent location and a good reputation with past customers lenders and material suppliers.
  • How long has the Builder been in business? It usually takes about 5 years to get established.
  • Check out the Builders rating with the Better Business Bureau.  You can see Fine Line Homes rating at http://www.bbb.org/washington-dc-eastern-pa/business-reviews/home-builders/fine-line-homes-lp-in-winfield-pa-235973799/ 
  • Builder should maintain sufficient workers compensation and liability insurance or you may become liable.
  • Make sure you are provided a clearly written and easy to understand contract spelling out what is include in the price
  • Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. This may indicate a potential problem. Less expensive does not necessarily mean better.