Building a custom home is an exciting and significant investment. At Buffum Homes, we understand that choosing the right builder is crucial to bringing your vision to life. Here are the top three questions you should ask any builder before committing to a custom home project, and how Buffum Homes is uniquely positioned to provide clear, confident answers.

1. What Is Your Process for Managing Budget and Timeline?

A well-defined process for managing budget and timeline is crucial for any custom home project. Transparency in these areas ensures a smooth building process and helps prevent any unpleasant surprises.

Why Ask This?

  • To ensure there are clear and upfront cost estimates.
  • To understand how the builder handles potential changes and unforeseen challenges.
  • To gain confidence in the projected timeline for completion.

Buffum Homes’ Approach: At Buffum Homes, transparency and meticulous planning are at the core of our operations. Our experienced and qualified Project Managers play a pivotal role in this process. We provide detailed budget estimates and timelines from the outset, regularly updating you as the project progresses. Our Project Managers are dedicated to maintaining open communication, ensuring you are always informed about costs and timelines. Utilizing advanced project management tools, they do everything to keep the project on track, ensuring your custom home is completed in a timely manner and price conscious.

2. How Do You Ensure Quality and Address Issues During Construction?

Ensuring quality and having a proactive approach to addressing issues are critical aspects of the custom home building process. Your builder’s commitment to these areas will greatly affect your satisfaction with the final product.

Why Ask This?

  • To confirm that high standards are upheld throughout the build.
  • To understand how the builder deals with construction issues and changes.
  • To ensure that the final product meets your expectations.

Buffum Homes’ Commitment to Quality: Quality is the cornerstone of Buffum Homes. Our stringent quality control measures include regular site inspections, detailed checklists, and the use of premium materials. Our Project Managers are instrumental in maintaining these high standards. They are proactive in identifying and addressing any issues that arise, ensuring that your home is built to the highest standards, the Buffum Homes Standard. Post-construction, we offer comprehensive warranties and support, standing by our work to ensure your continued satisfaction.

3. Can You Provide References or Testimonials from Past Clients?

Hearing directly from past clients can provide valuable insights into a builder’s reliability, quality of work, and overall customer satisfaction.

Why Ask This?

  • To gauge the builder’s reputation and reliability.
  • To hear firsthand about other clients’ experiences.
  • To assess the builder’s ability to meet expectations and handle challenges.

Buffum Homes’ Client Satisfaction: At Buffum Homes, our greatest pride comes from the satisfaction of our clients. We are happy to provide references and testimonials from past clients who can speak to their positive experiences working with us. Our Project Managers ensure that each client’s journey is smooth and satisfying, resulting in long-standing relationships and repeat clients. We post these testimonials on our website and are excited to soon share them on social media as well. We believe in the power of our clients’ voices and are eager to showcase their experiences with Buffum Homes.


Building a custom home is a monumental journey, and asking the right questions can significantly enhance your experience. Buffum Homes, with our experienced Project Managers, transparent processes, and unwavering commitment to quality, is your ideal partner in this exciting venture.

Ready to bring your dream home to life? Contact Buffum Homes today through our website, social media, or over the phone. Let’s turn your vision into reality with the confidence and craftsmanship that defines our legacy.

Picture is from the Thompson plan.