Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Home building in the Nashville area is, if you’ll pardon our pun, on the rise. Selected by Home Builder Digest as one of the top 15 custom home builders in Nashville, Donnelly Timmons invites you to contact us and ask these top 10 questions every home buyer should ask their builder:

  1. May I tour past projects?

This lets you see the quality of a builder’s work and ask about structural materials you can’t see as well as other products used such as insulation and HVAC systems.

  1. What is the timeline for completion?

Find out how many homes the builder has under construction right now. This avoids unrealistic expectations on when you’ll be able to move in and helps you plan your overall move.

  1. May I have a comprehensive estimate?

Find out how any changes you might want to make late in the building process could affect the overall price.

  1. May I have references from past clients?

Contact the people on the list and ask their opinion on things such as how their home build went, if any problems were fixed promptly and properly, and would they buy another home from the builder.

  1. What type of warranty do you offer?

Because Donnelly Timmons is a Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) Certified Builder, you have an added level of security knowing your home is covered for most issues under a one-year warranty.

  1. Do you have a list of key trade partners and suppliers you regularly work with?

Contact these people to get a feel for their commitment to using quality products and materials as well as their overall impressions of the builder.

  1. Why should I select you over other builders in the area?

Find out what the builder’s experience and passions are and what sets them apart from other custom builders in the area.

  1. What’s your process for inspection at key points in construction, at final walk through, and to address any matters that need to be correction or finalized?

This helps ensure you’re kept apprised of your home’s progress and resolve issues before they become problems.

  1. How often and when will I have access to my home during the building process?

Know when you can safely see and inspect your home’s progress.

  1. Have you been involved with any legal disputes following a previous job?

Because Donnelly Timmons is a HBAMT Certified Builder, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that rare cases of a buyer-builder disagreement are reviewed and mediated by a HBAMT Certified Builder committee.

With more than 25 years’ building experience, Certified Builders Donnelly Timmons’ passion for quality and integrity has earned them an outstanding reputation. We service Nashville and the surrounding areas including Forrest Hills, Oak Hill, Green Hills, Franklin, and Brentwood. Contact Dustin Timmons at, 615-456-7983, or Joey Donnelly at, 615-456-7985, to set an appointment for a free consultation.