Signs that you Chose the Wrong Custom Home Builder

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Signs that you chose the wrong home builder from McLean & McLean Custom Homes in Leduc, Alberta


Building your own home is an exciting experience - but also a stressful experience. You are a pro at stress management if you don't have a little bit of anxiety when it comes to building your dream home. Your home builder is there to help you get through the stress and ease some of your tensions along the way. 

Here are common warning signs to watch for when hiring your home builders:



No Website? 

If there is no trace of them anywhere online, it could be a red flag! All reputable companies have professional websites that include photo galleries so you can see their past work for yourself and testimonials from previous clients.

Person on computer looking for a custom home builders website

Poor Management

Is your builder always late, not on budget, and constantly ignoring your input? Sure your builder could have years of experience but if they have poor managing skills, you could be in trouble. 


A clock symbolizing a custom home builder who is late.


Cash Payments Only and Ridiculous Down Payments 

Paying in cash is in no why illegal but it can be risky. When paying with cash there is no paper trail with proof of payment showing that you in fact paid. If your builder insists on you paying a large down payment up front opposed to sitting down with you and making a payment plan - you might find yourself at the wrong end of a scam!


Money exploding out of a suit case


Too Good to be True

Everyone's parents have drilled the famous saying into each one of us - "if it's too good to be true, it most likely is." If they charge a very low amount or if they have a short construction timeline - question it. If they don't give you a solid answer or if you can tell they're lying - it's time to go with someone else. Make sure to collect quotes from multiple builders to make sure you're making the best decision. 


Woman contemplating if her custom home builders are too good to be true

Where are the References?

Any reputable construction company should be able to provide an abundance of references from happy customers. If they refuse to give you references it means that they are obviously trying to hide something. This is a huge sign that you should get out now!


A man rating his custom home builders poorly for their customer service


"Just Trust Me"

The last thing you want is a builder that makes choices for you. Saying things like "just trust me" or "you're going to love it" about cabinet colors they chose without consulting you first isn't a sign of a bad builder but a sign of a inconsiderate builder! This is your custom home and it's supposed to reflect your own personal style. 


McLean & McLean Custom Home Builders make sure that their clients are part of all design decisions


It Does Not Feel Right

If you find that you and your builder are not meshing well or if there's just something telling you that this isn't right - don't settle. You and your family deserve the best!


McLean & McLean Custom Home Builders are the best option for your family




Don't let a bad custom home builder ruin your experience! Contact 780-951-6810 today.


"We couldn't be happier with the finishes"
"We were so pleased with the new house M & M designed and built for my husband and I. Every detail that we felt important was included in the project and we couldn't be happier with the finishes. It was like an HGTV show!

~ Greta V.
"Stress free"
If you are looking for a stress-free building experience, look no further for a builder. Right from start to finish, we can't say enough about how smoothly everything went. From the builders to their contractors, everyone was so helpful and easy to deal with. No question ever went unanswered and they stand behind their work. We would recommend McLean and McLean to anyone looking to purchase a custom home.

~ Miles & Kelly Rasmuson
"You have built our dream home!"
We want to thank you for bringing our vision to life. You have built our dream home! You were on site daily to make sure everything was progressing as planned and ensuring no details were forgotten. From the preliminary stages through to the end, we could see the integrity that you have and it is evident through your entire construction team. It was a pleasure getting to know your family and we would absolutely recommend you to any of ours.

~ Ryan and Breanna Rantucci
"Beautiful home with high-end finishes"
We had never built a home before. We got a couple home designs that we liked off of the internet and they had an architect put what we liked best about the two designs together into one house plan. Scott and Michelle were very supportive about what we envisioned and provided their expertise and advice to us along the way. Their crew was excellent to work with and very accommodating whenever we wanted to check in on things. The build was right on time and the end result was as we had hoped; beautiful home with high-end finishes, classic with clean lines and, most of all, welcoming and comfortable for our family, friends and guests.

~ Lori Hiller