Most Commonly Asked Questions
Q: What goes into pricing a custom home?
A: It seems that RCB is constantly fielding questions from customers about how much a custom home costs. The best answer we can give without being able to see a set of architectural plans first is to ask how much a car costs. Though the two concepts may not seem related at first glance, I ask you to take a moment to consider the following:
There are a variety of items that go into the making and price tag of a car, including an engine, wheels, doors, steering wheel, brakes, and an accelerator. But the cost of the car is determined by the price of the materials that go into its construction as well as the labor and time required to build the car and ensure that it is in working condition.
The same holds true for the construction of a home. When a builder tells you he can build a house for X amount per square foot without even taking a look at the drawings or considering the cost of materials involved, you may want to proceed with caution.
Q: Is getting several bids the best way to choose a builder in today's market?
A: RCB suggests that you spend your time wisely by putting a team together instead of bidding out a project, since this is often the most critical part of having a successful build.
Builders are often given a set of plans that may or may not be the final set of drawings. During the bidding process, builders know they are in competition with other builders of varying levels of expertise, which may be reflected in the price. Bidding will not help you with what should be your top concern: the quality of the house one builder can offer over another.
Often the lowest bidder is the guy who is the least busy, and it’s important that you ask yourself why.
If your goal of bidding is to get a better idea of how much it will cost to build your home, you may want to reconsider. In reality, a builder will only bid exactly what they see on the set of plans and nothing more because they know that all the other builders will do the same. The problem that occurs here is that it is unrealistic to think that an architect will call out every detail on your plans. This is why the items are not accounted for in the bids that you receive back. If there are grey areas, many builders and subcontractors will not bid on those areas, or will give a low estimate in order to get your business. The reality of the situation is that the number you receive from the builders is a guess at best.
When we Build, we take our design cue from the top architects and designers to meticulously create a unique structure that is unique and tailored to the clients. The highest compliment we can receive is having our structures be in harmony with their surroundings and with our client's lifestyle.
The managing team of Resort Custom Builders many years of passionate experience with building architecturally significant structures in resort communities. With our combined experience and contacts with the best artisan craftsmen we can build any home with the highest level of detail. We only work with craftsmen, designers and managers within our company who have a passion for building. Resort Custom Builders believes the following philosophies:
RCB is a unique blend of highly experienced, educated, and talented professionals who believe in our ability to deliver a high-end product with a cost-competitive and lean approach. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with the utmost level of knowledge, innovative solutions, hands-on leadership, and predictable results. Our established industry relationships add significant value to each project through increased efficiencies and streamlined processes that place the owner’s best interests at the forefront of every decision made.
Our breadth of industry understanding allows us to serve as a true partner from project start to completion. It is our mission to offer the highest level of team communication, design coordination, pre-construction, and construction services in the industry. We work together with our clients and an entire project team to continually add greater value and integrity to each project we build. We pair this collaborative effort with the employment of state-of-the-art tools to optimize productivity and create a better building experience and finished products.