If you’re thinking about building a house, you want to choose a home builder you completely trust. Your house is, after all, likely your largest investment! If you’re in the process of researching home builders in Kansas City, you might be overwhelmed. How do you know which company to choose? In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of selecting a home builder. 

Is this your first time stumbling across Hearthside Homes? Welcome! We are a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. Our construction and design teams work tirelessly to provide an efficient and stress-free home building experience. We currently build in Liberty, Kansas City, Kearney, and Parkville. Click here to learn more about our communities. 

No matter what phase of life you’re in, we offer a wide range of functional floor plans for you to choose from. From newlywed life to raising teens, and enjoying your golden years, Hearthside Homes has a floor plan that will fit your needs! Click here to check out our 2 story1.5 storyreverseranch, and split style floor plans. Our homes range in price from $350k-$700k. Click here to check out our current inventory. 

But, enough about us! Let’s dive into a few things you should consider before committing to a home builder in Kansas City. 

Ask For Proof Of License & Insurance

You would be surprised by the number of handymen that call themselves “builders”. Make sure your home builder is licensed and insured. You want to rest assured your home builder is equipped to handle a project of this magnitude. Of course, years of experience and industry knowledge are also key factors to consider. 

Building a house is not the time to DIY. Some homeowners may be tempted to be the general contractor for their own project. However, if someone gets hurt on your property you could be liable. Plus, there is so much more to building a house than a rookie could ever expect! Save valuable time and stay within budget by hiring a pro. 

Read Google Reviews

Before hiring a home builder, be sure to check out their online reviews! Good builders will have dozens of clients that back up their work. Think about it, you wouldn’t buy something on Amazon that had poor reviews – let alone trust someone with your home! The key to a stress-free home-building experience is knowing what to expect and feeling confident in your decisions. 

Click here to see what some Hearthside homeowners have to say about their home-building experience! 

Cameron Says: “What a great experience we had. The building schedule from groundbreaking to closing did not change. Hardly a day went by where something wasn’t being built on the home. With their app you can see the whole process. These folks are dialed in. We met Jamie our realtor through Hearthside and she was just great. She was with us every step of the way and also sold our old home for well over our asking price at a reduced commission. We have been in our home 2 weeks now and it’s still a dream. Such a beautiful house. We couldn’t be happier. We are watching homes being built by other builders all around us and weeks go by without anything being done. I imagine it is very frustrating for those people waiting. We are so thankful we chose Hearthside. Did I mention we absolutely love the house?”

Watch Video Testimonials

Hearing what previous customers have to say can help you decide if a home builder is right for you! Video testimonials are a great way to gauge customer experiences. Videos can also help you see the quality of the work the builder is capable of. 

Click here to watch testimonial videos from Hearthside homeowners!

Who Will Be Overseeing The Construction?

What is the home building process like and who will be overseeing construction? What kind of inspections they will be doing to ensure quality control? If any issues arise, how will they be handled? Do you thoroughly understand their process? How long will the project take?

Click here to review our home-building process. 

Will You Make Material Selections?

Will you be responsible for making material selections If so, what does that process look like? Will an expert designer be there to walk you through every step of the way? What if you’re not sure what to choose? Does your builder have a showroom where you can see all your options in person?

Click here to take a tour of our Design Center!

What Does The Warranty Look Like? 

A good home builder will stand behind their work. Although no home is ever without flaw, a home builder should offer a warranty. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what the warranty includes.

At Hearthside Homes, we’re proud to offer a 12-month warranty on all of our new homes.

Ask For Photos Of Completed Jobs 

Does the builder have several photos of their completed homes? Make sure they do quality work that aligns with your style! Click here to check out our gallery. 

How Do They Keep Their Clients In The Loop? 

Communication is so important throughout the home-building process! Some builders aren’t great at communication, and this understandably causes a lot of unnecessary frustration. Good builders have excellent communication skills and keep their clients in the loop every step of the way.

At Hearthside Homes, our clients love having 24/7 access to our online client portal, Buildertrend. We share frequent progress photos from the job site as well as live scheduling updates.

Choose Hearthside Homes

We hope this blog post empowered you to choose the best home builder in Kansas City! If you’re ready to work with a home builder you can completely trust, look no further! Since 1985, we’ve built over 1,500 homes. We build in several communities in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, including Parkville, Kearney, and Liberty.

Currently, we build in The Woods At Creekside, Barry Brooke, Benson Place Landing, Brentwood, Cadence, Chapel Ridge, Davidson Farms, Homestead, Meadows at Greenfield, Prairie Field, Reserve at Riverstone, Riverwood, Tiffany Woods.  Click here to learn more about our communities

Once you pick the community you want to live in, you can choose from one of our many floor plans. Click here to check out our 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style floor plans. We have many options for all different family sizes!

After you choose the perfect floor plan for you, you can head over to our Design Center to pick out the details for your home! The details that can be found here include various material displays, including cabinetry, doors, flooring, faucets, and much more. Click here to learn more about our Design Center that can be found at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068. 

Consider Spec Homes: Faster & More Affordable! 

We know not everyone has the time to build a new construction home from the ground up, so we also offer spec homes. They make the home buying process faster, more affordable, and easier. Our talented design team works hard to make sure all of our spec homes are beautiful, functional, trendy, and timeless! These homes are built with the same detail and care, and we will choose many of the designs and details based on what is on-trend and functional for the home. This offers our homeowners the stability of a new home, and allows them to know exactly what home they are purchasing beforehand. Click here to check out current listings. 

The Proof Is In The Pudding! 

Click here to read Google reviews from our satisfied homeowners!

Kedra says: “Not a day goes by that either myself, or my husband, makes the comment, “I still love our new house/I’m so comfy living in this house/I’m so glad we went with this house/I love coming home to this house”,  etc! Seriously, we have had so many people/walkers/passing by people tell us that our lot is beautiful, and the house is “warm” on the inside. If you are looking or entertaining building a new house, do yourself a favor, and get in touch with these people. You will not be disappointed,  you will be smart and convinced, you made the right decision.  Service, communication, product, and follow up are this company’s character. As a realtor, my husband suggests clients visit with Hearthside because of their commitment to a quality product and service. Do it!”

If you have any questions at all about our home building process or want to get going on your new construction home, feel free to fill out the form on our website or give us a call at (816) 781-0234Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and last but not least Pinterest! We would love to be your go-to home builder in Kansas City!