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Find home builders in Pittsburgh, PA

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Find home builders in Pittsburgh, PA

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Top 10 home builders in Pittsburgh, PA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
J&J Construction 1

J&J Construction 1

5.0(1)
Serves Monroeville, PA
We are a top line company we have 150 years of experience in home remodeling and home building fully insured small business we care about how work is done and we do it the right way first
Parkside Contracting

Parkside Contracting

New on HomeGuide
Serves South Park Township, PA
We strive everyday to produce the highest quality product for our customers, while doing it in a safe and timely manner. The challenge of applying industry knowledge to make each customers unique project truly worth the expense.
Koogle Design

Koogle Design

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Kent, OH
KOOGLE DESIGN CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Koogle Design works with owners to custom design homes, additions, and renovations. Finding out what is important to each client and completing a plan that works efficiently with their lifestyle is an exciting process. The planning of your home should be your favorite part of your project. We can meet at your site so that you gain the information needed to help you make a decision about what path to take with your ideas. By the end of the session, you will be grateful that we have talked about what you want to do and will feel prepared with the direction you’re taking. We would cover your ideas, s...
Rozzo Construction

Rozzo Construction

New on HomeGuide
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
We are a small company that takes the time to pay attention to detail. We listen to our customers and find a way to make their dreams a reality while working within their budget.
Janney Construction Company, LLC.

Janney Construction Company, LLC.

New on HomeGuide
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
WHY CHOOSE US? **HIGHLY EXPERIENCED** *HOURS: M-F 8 TO 5PM** *ATTENTION TO DETAIL** *FULLY INSURED AND LICENSED** *OWNER SUPERVISED JOB SITES *PROMPT PROJECT COMPLETION **FREE ESTIMATES** *Personalized Service Greg or Kim Janney PH# 412-458-1594 FAX# 412-771-0150 WEBSITE: janneycc.com EMAIL: [email protected] **ALL WORK HAS A ONE YEAR GUARANTEE**
Castelucci Construction Inc.

Castelucci Construction Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Serves McKnight, PA
A carpenter by trade, I work on the jobsite with my guys to get the job done right
Scarmazzi Homes

Scarmazzi Homes

New on HomeGuide
Serves Houston, PA
Scarmazzi Homes is a patio home communities builder in both Allegheny and Washington, Pa Counties. Providing single-level living coupled with lawn services, our homeowners are afforded more time to do the things they want to do...not have to do! - Scarmazzi Homes is ranked as Pittsburgh's 11th Largest Homebuilder by The Pittsburgh Business Times. - 2017 winner of Best 50+ Detached Home by The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh - Guild Quality Recipiant for above industry average Homeowner Satisfaction....
James Yeager Homebuilders Inc

James Yeager Homebuilders Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Stow, OH
As opposed to a ”bigger is always better” philosophy, and stamping out mass quantity, “cookie cutter” homes, James Yeager Homebuilders Inc aims at building a few homes a year. This model avoids the cost of employees, supervisors, sales people and the overhead burdening most home building companies. The founder’s goal is to personally oversee each phase of work and concentrate on the most important aspect of the homebuilding experience: the relationship with the customer. Aside from the obvious accomplishment of constructing a building that will likely outlive us, we love the intangible benefits of working with people from all walks of life....

Your New Home Construction questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

The average cost to build a house is $155,000 to $416,000, not including the land or lot. Building a custom home costs $100 to $155 per square foot, depending on the location, size, finishes, and customizations. Prefab or modular homes cost $80 to $160 per square foot to build using a pre-designed floor plan.

Building a home takes 6 to 12 months on average, including obtaining the permits, drawing the architectural plans, and construction. Bad weather conditions, changing finishes, or a shortage of laborers and subcontractors can increase the overall building time.

Custom home builders and general contractors manage the entire house building process, and adhere to zoning regulations and building codes. The best home developers do the following:

  1. Consults with the customer to plan their new home.
  2. Estimates the total cost of materials and labor.
  3. Hires and manages dozens of subcontractors such as architects, carpenters, plumbers, and roofers.
  4. Schedules and coordinates the subcontractors' work.
  5. Oversees the construction process from start to finish.

Real estate agents are not required when building a new home, but they can help with contracts and negotiations on upgrades. Plus, realtors can provide information about a neighborhood or city and connect you with lenders and home inspectors to make the process seamless.

Here are the steps and what you need to know when building a house:

  1. Figure out the house style wanted and start looking for land.
  2. Create a budget and get feedback and estimates from home builders near you.
  3. Purchase the plot of land.
  4. Hire a new home builder or general contractor to build and manage the project.
  5. Develop the architectural plans.
  6. Get the required permits and inspections.
  7. Consider purchasing insurance to cover the project.
  8. Start the construction.
  9. Schedule the final inspection before moving in.
  10. Finish by landscaping the lawn.

Custom home builders and general contractors build houses. Custom home builders have an in-house team of contractors from start to finish, while general contractors hire and manage dozens of subcontractors. Both choices are common and have similar fees of 10% to 20% of the project cost.

To find the best home builders in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from home developers to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

Ask the following questions before hiring home building contractors.

  • How long have you been in the home building business?
  • What types of homes do you build?
  • Will you work with me to create a floor plan?
  • How many similar homes like mine have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio, or can you give me the addresses of houses you've built?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager, and will you use subcontractors?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Is landscaping included?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?
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