6 Things to Expect From Your Utah Home Builder

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Building the home of your dreams will be challenging and at times all-consuming, but it should also be fun. With the right team behind you, building your home will be a productive, exciting experience. But how do you find the right home builder in Utah County? This list will help you navigate your many options.

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#1 They should have experience

By experience, we mean with actual homes of a similar size and style to the home you want to build. Look at their past work, walk through homes they’ve built and see how you feel. Look at the small details, but also the overall design, then ask questions. Your Utah County home builders should be able to answer all of your questions with information about contractors, architects, and craftsmen.

#2 Look for awards and recognition

The market here in Utah County is large enough and developed enough to catch the attention of builders nationally. Look for firms that have won awards like the GuildMaster Award for Customer Satisfaction, a national award that recognizes industry leaders.

#3 Good builders will have good references

One great way to find a good home builder in Utah is to ask a happy Utah homeowner. Customer satisfaction should be one of your highest criteria in choosing a builder, so don’t settle for anything less than rave reviews.

#4 The design process will be cooperative

A builder with experience will be able to offer you a wealth of options on everything from room size and shape, to the hardware on your kitchen cabinets. They will work with you as you select styles and colors and can answer any questions that you have. Superior builders will also have a design studio where you can see and feel your options all in one place and have the freedom to try out different combinations and styles.

#5 They will provide you with a detailed plan

As the homeowner, you should never feel in the dark about anything. From start to finish, you should have a good feel for what is happening to your home, how long it’s going to take, and what the back-up plans are. A good home builder will provide you with a plan that is easy to understand, consistent, and contains a solid timeline and budget.

#6 You can be confident in the budget

Contractors and builders have a reputation for being late and over budget.  The reality though is that building a home is a complicated process with a lot of moving parts, one of which is the weather. Delays are sure to happen, so make sure those delays are built into the budget and your builder is committed to work with you on the price of labor and materials when setbacks happen.


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When it comes to finding a home builder in Utah County, you have a long list of options and potential builders. With McArthur Homes, you can be confident to find all six of these things in one place. We hope you will be overjoyed with your new home.  We are looking forward to meeting you and building the home of your dreams!

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