Newcomer

Hobbs, NM

#1 Mar 27, 2009
I need names of three good builders in your area to get bids from - on a house I want to build this summer.
Also a question: When a builder figures a price per square foot, is the garage/storage room square footage included in that price?
Any advise any of you have would be appreciated.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#2 Mar 27, 2009
I am a builder that moved up here some years ago.
Most of my business is in Houston but I am building a house on H.C.L. soon and another on some property I have.

As far as pricing, all builders do it different. I suggest concerning your self with the total cost as opposed to $'s per sq'.
Everyone does it different and you don't want to cloud the issue with how they break it down.

Be aware you need to be registered today. T.R.C.C.
state registration.

Lots of things to consider. I have seen some of the crappiest most pathetic building from "Good builder" since I have been here.

Much like me saying whos a good doctor. Just cause they fixed me once doesn't mean they can do it all the time. In other words....I, and most people can't tell you who's good.
Check their work and talk to people they have built for. Character beats a low price all day long.
The country guys come back for extras day in and day out.

As my neighbor said, "These counrty boys will drop those bib overalls and screw you as quick as any city boy"
Newcomer

Hobbs, NM

#3 Mar 27, 2009
I have asked around, everyone keeps coming up with the same name: Broxson.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

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#4 Mar 28, 2009
I have not heard the negatives about them I have from others.

Welco built a house next to mine and I wouldn't touch him....disgusting work.

Keep in mind. A cheaper builder may use cheaper materials. Some of which the average homeowner will know nothing about.
Monarch paint which will last 6-7 years on the exterior as opposed to a quality paint.
Under insulate, no levelling of floors to get them even (passes with most people).

Of course you get those that charge for every little thing and drive you nuts,ex:$125 for dimmer install.

Talk with a few people they have worked for. It will tell you more than anything. Some of us builders have real issues with control and can't get along or become condescending. You want communication.

Are you out of town? Can the builder e-mail pictures if you need to make a decision?

You really don't want to pitch a good builder against a bad builder. The bad builder will be cheaper every time....in the short run.

P.S. I am not trying to sound condescending but being in the business I deal with trashy contractors day in and out. It'd tough to be ethical and the cheapest.
I am sure you will make an intelligent decision but I though I'd throw my two cents in for the heck of it!lol
Newbie

Fairfield, TX

#5 Feb 8, 2010
Can any of you tell me what phone service takes care of the Latexo area? Is it Windstream?
MFC

Whitney, TX

#6 Feb 8, 2010
Newbie wrote:
Can any of you tell me what phone service takes care of the Latexo area? Is it Windstream?
My understanding is yes..according to the kid here at my house from latexo.
Beemer

Hemphill, TX

#7 May 30, 2010
Thanks for all your info, MFC. You helped me more than you'll ever know.

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