Homes by Gerbus - Cincinnati custom home builder

How To Select Your Custom Home Builder

If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home and land. Whether you are building a custom home in an established neighborhood or on your land, you want to know that you are buying a good quality home from a reputable builder. The National Association of Home Builders, suggests these tips to help you choose a custom home builder in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Contact your local home builders association for names of member custom home builders. Homes by Gerbus is an active member of the Cincinnati HBA. In fact, our President, Alan Gerbus, is a past President of the organization.

Ask for referrals from friends and family.

Ask for referrals from area real estate professionals.

Does the builder work with the best trade partners in the area?  At Homes by Gerbus, we work with award winning architects and interior designers for our design work and some of the area’s finest locally owned and nationally recognized trade partners and suppliers for construction.

Find out more about your Cincinnati custom home builder – how long have they been in business, do they warranty their work, do they have references, and are they financially sound?

Do they carry workers compensation and general liability insurance?

Ask to see samples of their work and look for quality and workmanship.

Drive through one of the builder’s established communities on a weekend and stop to ask existing homeowners about their experience and home performance.

Make sure you are comfortable with the builder’s procedures, timeline, written contract, and budget.

Make sure you can communicate with the builder and his team members.  You will be spending a lot of time with them.

Be cautious of the lowest priced bid.

Click here to see samples of our work in the greater Cincinnati area.

About Homes by Gerbus: For over six decades our locally owned building company, founded by Walter Gerbus Sr., has been crafting exquisite custom homes in the greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. Offered in the finest custom home communities or on your homesite, our homes are built on solid family values and a strong work ethic that has guided our company (and family) for three generations. From handshakes at the time to contract, to hugs at the time of closing, we pride ourselves on building homes of uncompromising value, quality, and style. We take great comfort in the accolades that we receive from our satisfied clients who praise our team for listening to their concerns, addressing their questions, and providing a pleasurable and stress free home building experience. The Homes by Gerbus, Inc. family of companies also includes Gerbus Remodeling, Inc. and Gerbus Properties, Inc.

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