Master Builder

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Home Building and Remodeling Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Master Builder, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Master Builder commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Master Builder? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Home Building and Remodeling Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Master Builder - FAQ

Q How do I get good Home Building and Remodeling Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.


Q What should I expect to pay for Home Building and Remodeling Service?

A Most Home Building and Remodeling Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Master Builder ranges from $80 to $119 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Master Builder.


Q Do I need to use a licensed Master Builder for my job?

A A professional Master Builder must be licensed to provide most Home Building and Remodeling Services. To check a Master Builder's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.


Q Should I use an insured Master Builder for my project?

A Your Master Builder should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Master Builder should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.


Q Does my Master Builder need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Master Builder. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Master Builder's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.



Master Builder - Common Projects

A Master Builder can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Home Building and Remodeling Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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Master Builder - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Master Builder

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Master Builder? If so, it is important to find a Master Builder matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.


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