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Top 10 home builders in Reading, PA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Omega Contractors

Omega Contractors

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Talleyville, DE
I take pride in my work Pesonal touch to give you what you want
All Done Right Home Improvement

All Done Right Home Improvement

Offers online services
32 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Hampden Township, PA
How do we do it ? With care and quality workmanship from one project to the next !!!.During the hard time we work harder to get projects complete ,due to the cost of materisls and labor we work with the clients according to there budget.
CP Concrete & Sons

CP Concrete & Sons

Top Pro
5 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Building the future with our customer IF you can dream it we can build it. We are a general contracting company that specialize in customization of Concrete/Masonry, kitchen, bathroom, decks, flooring windows,doors and ceramic tile we hold our customer first prior their ideals it want we aim for to satisfy each and every person that enter our office. Really Enjoy The Look On Each Client Face.?????? Before and After😃.Showing My Skills Is A Second Plus an also having a great Crew who are Licensed Craftmens....
Leon Garden World

Leon Garden World

Serves Wilmington, DE
We’re a family-owned business located in Newark, Delaware serving the tri-state area. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial services, including concrete work, hardscape installation, designs, and more. Call us today at 302-544-2086
Iron Gate Builders, Inc

Iron Gate Builders, Inc

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Reading, PA
Custom Designing and Building for Distinctive Lifestyles Working directly with Home Owners and families while making dreams come true!
Iron Gate Builders Inc

Iron Gate Builders Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Mohnton, PA
We are a design build residential contractor with 35 years in the business. Making peoples dreams come true. We are a family owen and operated business.
Polo Design Build

Polo Design Build

1 hire on HomeGuide
At Polo Design Build we pride ourselves in listening to our clients needs and desires. Then we develop plans and oversee the construction of the project always meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients. We enjoy the process of working closely with our clients during all phases of the project. Havng the ability to guide our clients through the process, culminating in a finished project is very rewarding.
Rustic Log & Timber LLC

Rustic Log & Timber LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Beavertown, PA
We build Log, Timber Frame, Hybrid and unusual homes. We build anywhere in the US. We can take you from design to completion or anywhere in between. We don't back away from challenging builds.
Tatasciore Concrete And General Contractor

Tatasciore Concrete And General Contractor

New on HomeGuide
Serves Palmerton, PA
Our quality of work and fair reasonable prices . Makes our business a top choice
Atlas Mountain Construction

Atlas Mountain Construction

New on HomeGuide
Serves New Britain, PA
Voted the second best place in Delaware Valley. To bring over 30 years in experience. Atlas Mountain Construction is a full team of architect, Interior Designer, Engineers in house to build and achieve your own vision and dream home. We work with our customers every step of the way to achieve their unique vision and complete satisfaction. We recognize how critical the business relationship is to success of every project and help build our customers vision to live....

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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