Want to build a green home but don’t know where to start? Choosing the right builder and architect for your new home can be intimidating and overwhelming. Here are three things to keep in mind as you interview builders and plan for the next steps in building your dream home.
DESIGN AND STYLE
It’s important to ensure that your builder’s style aligns with the vision of your home. Choose a builder that can provide you with the end results you want and need. To ensure their design and style of building lines up with what you want, check out their portfolio to make sure they have experience in building the type of design you’re hoping to achieve. This also will assure that your builder has a strong track record of quality homes and satisfied clients.
At Green Square, we lead with design. Our team’s highly skilled architects have helped perfect our design process. We first determine the program of the building, then create multiple schematic designs to provide options for our client. Next, we work with them to choose a design or piece together several designs to create a new one. Because of our ability to collaborate and the versatility of our team, we build homes with a wide variety of aesthetics and styles.
Check out Green Square’s portfolio to see if our design and style matches what you’re looking for in your new home.
COLLABORATIVE AND CONSCIENTIOUS
Make sure your builder has a reliable communications system in place that keeps you up to date on the design and construction process of your home. This is true for any relationship, but especially in a client-builder one. You want a builder who prioritizes a high level of collaboration and partnership with their clients. This prevents miscommunication that could lead to delays in schedule and unnecessary costs. A good builder is also conscientious of your time, budget and needs.
At Green Square, we seek to understand what factors are most important to you. We make sure our clients are kept in the loop at every step of the building process. We do this through the use of our client portal that allows you to see general information about the project, chat with our team members to get updates on your home, view photos of the construction site, review your budget and schedule, pay bills and even make decisions about appliances and installations in your home.
PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
The right builder is one that’s professional — with certifications and a high level of credibility. Working with a builder that focuses on being efficient, effective, knowledgeable and professional at every step of the construction process ensures that you get the results you want and need. Use designations and certifications, such as Certified Green Professional (CGP), to help identify and select professionals with superior training, real-world experience and in-depth knowledge of their industries.
Jeff Morgan, owner of Green Square, is a CGP, which allows us to stay up to speed on the latest developments on green building methods and technology. Learn more about Green Square’s Certified Green Professional designation and how we can help in the process of building your new home.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Building a new custom home may feel a bit overwhelming. But if you know what design and style you’re looking for and you find builders that are both collaborative and knowledgeable, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your dream home.
We invite you to set up an introductory meeting with us to take the first step toward making your dream home a reality. We look forward to hearing from you!