Renaissance Builders in Huntsville, AL with Reviews -
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By: Howie L.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
Mark and his team built our house and they really made it a great experience. He went above and beyond.
By: Chris M.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
We had a positive overall experience with Mark Harris Homes. The project they did for us was started and completed very timely.
By: Connor S.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
Mark kept us very well informed. Him and his staff were all very friendly. The overall experience was good and we didn't have any issues.
By: Nancy S.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
I would say the building and buying process was a very pleasant experience. They do they say they're going to do.
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By: Stephen Y.
Mundo Homes of Alabama
When buying a new home, especially when spending over $300K you expect quality. The homes are nice and large, but the quality is not there. Their trades are abismal at best. Our ceilings are different shades of white in different rooms, our trim is different shades of white throughout the house, every drywall seam is visible, every ceiling seam is visible (and am told this normal, even though I don't see it in any other builder, or in my past homes), the concrete is the worst concrete I have ever seen in my life I have 10 times the cracks in my garage and on my porches than I had in my 20 year old home with original concrete. My cabinets look like they were taken off the defect shelf, and once again told tiger striping and the appearance of missing stain is normal...... not seeing it anywhere else. If you want square footage Mungo all the way, if you want a quality build I suggest looking.
By: Allen B.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
We are very pleased overall with our new home - the design, quality, and location. Everyone is friendly and helpful on staff.
By: Dixon J.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
I feel pride knowing that my home is a custom Mark Harris Home. They do beautiful work and my home is better than I could have imagined.
By: Blair H.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
The staff from Mark Harris Homes truly cares about what the customer has to say. They kept us really involved in the process, and valued our input. We were more involved than I thought we would be.
By: Mike S.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
I had a custom home built by the team at Mark Harris Homes. The entire team went above and beyond my expectations when they were doing the work for me.
By: Bruce T.
Mark Harris Homes LLC
I though the communication between the team from Mark Harris Homes and myself went really well. I was never left in the dark, but they didn't overload me with information either.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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