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By: Peter M.
Elliott Homes-The Emeralds Sales Office
We have purchased two Elliott homes and lived in them both for a total of 11 years. They build a solid and innovative home and Elliott Homes will stand by their work well past what I ever expected. The problems are few, but for the couple of items we have contacted them about they were prompt to answer our questions and just fixed the problem with no issue. I recommend Elliott Homes.
By: Erin P.
K Hovnanian Homes
We love their home designs. A little disappointed in their follow through with the year warranty. It takes a long time to get phone calls returned and we have to contact them when it is time for our walk throughs. Would have appreciated better customer service.
By: Regina D.
JMC Homes
I purchased my home from JMC and they had the best customer service. Debbie was able to get me in a home with added perks. The associates at the showroom that helped me pick my upgrades were very knowledgeable. I love my home!
By: Sarah S.
Lennar At Chateau At Diamond Creek
Beautiful homes with a professional and courteous staff. They helped us find a beautiful home and one for my parents as well!. Ask for Rowena and tell her a fellow LENNAR customer, Sarah referred you!
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By: Tricia C.
Elliott Homes-The Emeralds Sales Office
When we were looking at purchasing a new home and was discussing some of the options with the office staff, they were rude. I know they own 1/2 off Roseville, but their homes are that great.
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By: Josh J.
JMC Homes
I've Botton three Lennar homes over the past years and just recently purchased my first JMC home needless to say we are very happy. Thank you Debbie Powers for all your help.
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By: Amanda aj G.
L B Construction Inc
Lb Construction did an amazing job on my remodel last year! They were super professional and always on time!! I would definitely recommend them in the future to anyone!
By: Pete M.
Elliott Homes-The Emeralds Sales Office
Best customer service and after my purchase the best warranty of any home I have ever bought. I have owned and lived in Elliot Homes for over 6 years.
By: Cynthia C.
Teichert Construction
We've done business with Teichert on many occasions. They are extremely knowledgeable and very professional. The end product is high quality.
By: John H.
Watry Construction
Great service, great crew, and great design help. Professional and courteous. Extremely helpful in picking out granite and backsplash.
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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