Frequently Asked Questions

What Warranty or Guarantees Do Texas Custom Home Builders Provide?

Some builders provide a third-party warranty. The State of Texas requires one year for material and workmanship, two years for systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, septic, etc.) ten years on structure and habitability. The builder is not responsible for manufacturing warranties (such as appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, etc.) These manufacturers provide their own warranties.

Can I Make Changes to the Custom Home Design During Construction in Texas?

Most custom builders will allow you to make design changes during construction, however; this will cause delays in construction, as well as a delay in moving into your new home.  In some cases, it is impossible for the builder to determine the number of days your home will be delayed. The custom builder will charge for the actual cost of the changes plus a change order fee.

Can I Build a Custom Home on My Own Land in Texas?

Yes, however; most properties have restrictions that you must follow. Before you purchase any property, please be sure you have a complete understanding of the restrictions on that property.

Can I Choose the Architectural Style for My Custom Home in Texas?

Yes, however; you must comply with architectural design requirements restricted to that neighborhood, if applicable. Typically, most properties have restrictions that you must follow. Before you purchase any property, please be sure you have a complete understanding of the restrictions on that property.

What Should I Look for in a Texas Custom Home Builder?

You should look for reputation and references. Do you feel comfortable with the builder? Can you and your spouse see yourselves working with the builder for an extended amount of time?

Do I Need Permits to Build a Custom Home in Texas?

This varies upon whether you are in a county or a municipality. Permit requirements also vary from county to county.

What Are the Steps to Building a Custom Home in Texas?

Most custom builders have their own process for building a custom home.  Our process is simple: Initial consultation, Lending, Home site selection, Home plans, Design details, Budget & Schedule, Home construction and Completion.

How Long Does it Take to Build a Custom Home in Texas?

There are so many factors that determine the length of construction, including weather and supply chain issues. The builder is relying upon subcontractors to complete the work. The subcontractors typically work for multiple custom builders and will work on homes that are available to work on. In other words, it is imperative that all selections are made at the beginning of construction so the builder can efficiently build your home.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Custom Home Builder in Texas?

You have flexibility in product selection including colors, tiles, flooring, all the way down to the drywall textures. Custom builders have built a wide range of styles and architecture, they will be uniquely positioned to guide you through the custom home building process.

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home in Texas?

Prices vary depending upon the design of the home, topography of the property and interior/exterior selections chosen. It is imperative that the homeowner, architect, interior designer, and builder have a clear understanding of the budget you are trying to achieve. Prices also vary depending on the cost of materials and labor in different regions in Texas. The cost of construction in Houston will vary from the cost of construction in Dallas.

“It’s not just the design, it’s where they build and how the 2 come together. These are uniquely built custom homes so you want to make sure you have somebody that understands all the elements that go into that. JSH gets it.”

Karoline M.

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