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Whether you’re looking to design your first home as newly weds, plan out a lake house that’s perfect for your family, or see your dream home finally become reality, working with a custom home builder is an incredible and exciting process - as long as you choose the right home builder.

When you’re dealing with something as special as new home plans, we believe there are certain characteristics you must look for when deciding who will have the honor of helping you materialize what you’ve always envisioned.


When buying a car, most people do plenty of research on the brands and models first to ensure their purchase will be stylish, as well as safe. Looking for a home builder should follow the same process. Talk to friends, do plenty of research, and engage with members of the community to find a home builder that has expertise in the field, and plenty of proof of their good work.

A home is not something worth taking a chance on, so when searching for where to begin, focus on the quality of their previous work first and foremost before you begin narrowing the field based on price.


A custom home should be just that: custom. Some home builders will try to push their ideas on you, and refuse to listen to all the wonderful ideas you have. It is important to work with a home builder who sees the value in what you can bring to the table, and is ready to make those dreams a reality.

While it’s important to have the tools and resources available to guide you in the design process, the home builder should never overshadow your creativity and impose their ideas. Without the personal touches you bring, the house will more than likely end up becoming another cookie-cutter home on the block. Look for a home builder who prioritizes your vision above all else.


For those who haven’t gone through the process of building a home, it can be a daunting experience. There are a lot of moving parts, and it’s easy to feel out of the loop. Find a home builder who keeps you informed every step of the way.

In a custom home, you should be involved in just about every decision. From finishings such as flooring, paint color, and countertops, to simply being updated as the construction goes along, you should always feel a sense of control over the project. This is your home, no one else's!

Extended relationship

Once your home is complete, the only thing you should have left to do is enjoy it; but what if you notice an issue as the home begins to settle? Sometimes new construction homes can face small issues in the first 12 months, such as a little dry wall crack or a nail pop, but you shouldn’t be left to handle those issues on your own.

Try to work with a home builder who is honest about the likelihood of small issues occuring, and continues to maintain the relationship for at least a year after the project’s completion in order to fix any problems. That way, you can enjoy your new home in with complete peace of mind.

At Holland Homes, we pride ourselves on our experience in the industry, as well as the receptivity and transparency that we provide throughout the process, and the guarantee we make to help with any small issues you may face after the keys exchange hands.

If you’re looking for a custom home builder, we could very well be the right fit for you. Feel free to check out our process, and give us a call at 334-332-7157 to start turning your dream home into a reality today!

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