How long will it take to build our home?
The standard time frame from the time the basement is excavated is 120 days. It can be a little faster or slower depending on the size of the building, but our contracts state that if the building process takes longer than 150 days, C&M Home Builders will make the mortgage payments until the building is completed.
How do we know our house will be energy efficient?
We want to ensure that even in cold Wisconsin winters, your home is cozy and warm while being energy efficient. That's why we employ a third party, Wisconsin Focus on Energy, to test and report on every house we build. This way you will know you are getting an above average efficiency rating and will have the paperwork to prove it.
Do you have employees, or do you subcontract everything?
We do have W2 employees who work on our framing, trim, roofing, and siding crews. The rest of the work is done by reputable Eau Claire area subcontractors with whom we have long standing relationships. We carry Worker's Comp on our employees and make sure all of our subcontractors have insurance. This way nobody will ever be on the job who isn't insured.
How do I find the perfect building site?
The perfect site can be hard to find. That is why we are always looking at new land for sale. We may own or know of some suitable lots. Once a lot is selected, we can meet with you and your excavation team to determine the best placement for the house.
What if we want to do some of the work ourselves or know someone who would like to help?
We have built a lot of houses where the homeowners provided some of their own labor. It can be a great way to save some money and get more involved in the building process. The best thing to do is sit down and figure out the exact savings ahead of time. This way you will know what items will save the most money and whether it is worth it or not.