If you’ve decided to design a custom home for your family, then congratulations! It’s a huge step in your life, and you no doubt want to be able to enjoy your beautiful home for years to come.

The Ernst brothers of Arthur Rutenberg Homes have been building beautiful luxury homes around Hendersonville and Nashville for decades, so they know the area and the needs and wants of the local area very well. They also understand that building your own home is a big, expensive undertaking, and you want to make sure you find a builder that’s the perfect fit for your family.

So, then, how do you choose the right home builder? Your biggest concern will be choosing a builder with a good reputation, like Arthur Rutenberg Homes.

The best place to start is to sit down with the builder you’re considering hiring and talk to them about their background. Ask them how long they’ve been in business, whether they’re a member of any professional builders’ associations, and whether they have all the proper licensing and warranties to give you peace of mind about working with them.

Then, ask to see their work. Start with a portfolio of past projects. Ask to see a home in progress, to get an idea of how they run a construction site. Find out about touring a model home, which is usually furnished to give you an idea of how to fill and decorate it, or ask for the names and addresses of other people who have bought their homes. If you’re able to get those, go by the houses to see if you like them, and if at all possible, talk to the owners to see if they were satisfied with the experience.

Finally, sit down again with your potential home builder and make sure they can meet your expectations. Are you concerned about building with eco-friendly materials and having a home that will be sustainable years into the future? Ensure they can fulfill that wish. Do you want to have the option for lots of customization, or do you want to be able to choose from a selection of designs and leave it up to the builders? Arthur Rutenberg Homes can accommodate either desire; with have a portfolio of more than 80 award-winning home designs, or a home designed exactly to your specifications. You can build in luxury communities in Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Brentwood, or on your own lot, no matter where it is.

Never underestimate the importance of trust and a great working relationship with your home builder. The more careful you are to make a selection, the smoother the experience will be, and the better able you’ll be to enjoy your custom home for decades to come.

The experts at Arthur Rutenberg Homes will be happy to answer any and all of your questions, and will work hard to ensure you get exactly what you want from your custom home building experience. Contact us today to set up a consultation!