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What to Look For When Looking For Tennessee Contractors
Category - Home Ownership Questions - Building Your Home FAQ's

If you're set on a custom home or upgrades to your current home, you should start right so you don't feel the need to switch contractor’s mid-construction. There are plenty of contractors in Tennessee to build or add onto your home, but check out the company first. Look for these things when researching contractors:

1. Qualifications

Do they possess the adequate certifications and qualifications required and recommended by the state of Tennessee? Certification is the industry's way of saying an individual or company knows and follows a basic standard. It's not just a seal of approval, it is the law. Banks and insurance companies will not cover homes unless they are built by licensed individuals and companies.

2. Trustworthiness

Do they offer a free estimate? Bids and proposals have always been a part of the construction industry. There are plenty of companies that will give you their time. Beware of anyone who is so busy they charge to give you an estimate. It takes more time to build your home than it does to talk to you. They might be too busy to complete the job. Will they continue to charge you nominal fees?

3. Quality of Work

Can you view a portfolio or samples of their work? Look at previous homes the contractor has built. Viewing a house will tell you about the quality of a builder's work. A pamphlet can show the layout and design of their homes, but it won't show you if the doors are hung correctly or if the windows have a draft.

4. Experience

How long have they been in business? Older construction companies know what they are doing and have an image to maintain. What do other homeowners say? If a contractor had problems in the past, others would know. Did they build the home in the time they quoted? Were they happy with the final product? Ask around before building your custom home.


About the Company:

Jeff Wilder is the owner of J.A. Wilder Builders. It is one of the leading custom home companies in Tennessee which has been established in 1979. J.A. Wilder Builders specializes in providing superior custom homes of outstanding quality for more than 30 years. They have been serving the Tennessee area with amazing custom home services and craftsmanship in each and every home they build. 
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