Oskaloosa, Iowa
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What to Look for When Hiring a New Home Builder November 3, 2018

Oskaloosa, Mahaska
What to Look for When Hiring a New Home Builder, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Choosing to create a new home is a big step and an important investment that requires careful thought and planning. That’s why you need the help of top-notch builders. Simply scanning a list of local contractors isn’t always going to help you find the perfect company. Here, there are three questions to pose when vetting potential builders to help find the right one for your family.

Hire a New Home Builder After Asking These 3 Questions

1. Do You Have a License & Insurance?

Builders should be able to provide their local license to prove that they are approved to work in your area. It’s also a good idea to ask for proof of their liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance to ensure that they will address any issues that occur on your property, take care of their staff, and absolve you of any fault. 

2. Can You Share Some Reviews?

new home Oskaloosa IANew home builders should be able to share positive client experience testimonials upon request. You can also find unbiased info on contractors via websites like Angie’s List and Yelp. Here, you’ll learn what you can’t find on a company website like whether they’re timely, stay on budget, and communicate openly about everything that’s going on with their projects.

3. Do You Have Experience With This Type of Home?

Contractors often specialize in niche areas of building, like creating a certain style of architecture. Make sure to ask potential builders about their experience crafting the type of house you’re looking for. You’ll likely be happiest pairing up with a team that has made many other buildings in the same style you want as they’ll know how to nail everything from the big picture down to little details you might not think about, like trim and roofing materials.


If you’re interested in learning about Iowa’s number one builder of manufactured and off-site modular homes contact Century Homes of Oskaloosa in Mahaska, IA. The family-operated business has provided the community with stunning new homes since 1986. To learn about the process, from blueprints to construction and finally moving in, call (877) 241-3621. Visit the website for information on their modular and manufactured home options and start making your home dreams a reality.

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