To find a general contractor, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Look for a small home builder experienced in sustainable construction. Avoid those unfamiliar with these methods to prevent potential cost increases.
  2. Interview multiple contractors to assess communication, work style, and pricing. Costs can vary significantly.
  3. Ask important questions:
    • Can you provide references?
    • Are you licensed?
    • Will you secure all required building permits?
    • What types of insurance do you carry?
    • What is the expected project timeline? (Our projects typically take at least a month less than typical constructions.)
    • Do you provide a warranty on your build?
    • What drawings do you need for a cost estimate?
  4. Initially, seek recommendations from friends or family. If unavailable, check local sources like your local Chamber, HomeAdviser, Angie’s List, and Houzz.
  5. After identifying a few contractors you prefer, we can provide you with a selection of key drawings from the construction document set to facilitate pricing. Following the contractor selection, we remain accessible for a brief call to address any construction-related details.