I often get asked if I have a builder or tiny house company recommendation for x city.
I’m not able to recommend specific builders or construction companies.
When I do come across one I think looks like they have better building science knowledge and attention to detail than the norm, I list them on my Resource Page.
These are the reasons why I don’t recommend specific builders, contractors or companies:
- It would be impossible to have a list of builders in every city and town in the US and Canada.
- I have never seen an excellent tiny house company. All of the ones I have seen are not up to standards.
- I am a material specifier, I am not there during the build and I don’t usually see building detail pictures during the build. I usually am involved in the beginning and when material decisions crop up. Therefore I do not have enough knowledge on whether the contractors my clients have gone with are good or not.
- It takes many years for mold issues to crop up so even if a client said they were happy with the builder during the process, that doesn’t give me enough information on if they built a mold preventative home.
Good builders are few and far between. The vast majority of builders are not building houses that are holding up to water damage and mold.
Tiny house companies are generally worse than custom home builders.
There are a few custom home builders that are much better than others, but they all need supervision. Their subcontractors, tradespeople and in house team can change at any time, therefore the quality of the build will change over time.
I help folks go through the process of choosing a builder. If that is something you would like help with we can set up a consult here.
If you do have a builder you would like me to add to my resource list please email me about them with details on what sets them apart.
My video on why I never go with a “green” builder explains some of the complications of choosing a high-quality builder.