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Best Home Builders in Boise, ID

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Building a home is a major undertaking. One of your most important tasks is selecting a qualified home builder with a reputation for highly skilled craftsmanship, honesty and transparency. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home builders in Boise so you can start the process of becoming a new homeowner.

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  • Tiny home builder
  • Homes are built to federal HUD Code building requirements
  • LEED certified
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Highland Homes
Highland Homes
Features
  • Over 75 years of combined experience
  • Builds homes of all shapes & sizes
  • One-year builder warranty
  • Local model homes
Location
9217 W. Mirror Pond Dr.
Boise, ID 83714
(208) 288-2722
#3
Brighton Homes
Brighton Homes
Features
  • Registered Idaho contractor
  • Thousands of homes built across Treasure Valley
  • 25 years in business
  • All homes meet ENERGY STAR standards
Location
2929 W. Navigator Dr., Ste. 400
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 908-7533
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Todd Campbell Custom Homes
Todd Campbell Custom Homes
Features
  • 125 homes built in 2018
  • Online 3D tours & galleries
  • Homes built in six months
  • NAHB & IBCA member
Location
2560 N. Stokesberry Pl.
Meridian, ID 83646
(208) 941-8607
Hallmark Homes
Hallmark Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • hallmarkhomesidaho.com
Location
1895 N. Lakes Pl.
Meridian, ID 83646
(208) 887-9090
Tresidio Homes
Tresidio Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • tresidio.com
Location
13999 W. Wainwright Dr., Ste. 203
Boise, ID 83713
(208) 917-7500
Boise Hunter Homes
Boise Hunter Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • boisehunterhomes.com
Location
729 S. Bridgeview Pl.
Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 577-5501
Alturas Homes
Alturas Homes
Features
  • M-Th: 8am - 5pm
  • F: 8am - 2pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • alturashomes.com
Location
500 E. Shore Dr., Ste. 100
Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 391-4445

How to choose a home builder in Boise

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When choosing a home builder in Boise, read reviews to learn if customers are satisfied. Also, find out if friends and family have recommendations.

Contractors who build your home should be registered with the State of Idaho. Check registration with the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses. You can also see if any disciplinary action has been taken against a contractor by the Idaho Contractors Board. Plumbers, electricians and heating, venting and air conditioning specialists working on your home should have a license from the Idaho Division of Building Safety.

Your home builder in Boise should also be insured. Ask for proof of active liability and workers’ compensation insurance.

Don’t choose a home builder in Boise without asking for a list of references, including contact information. You can also request a list of addresses of homes completed in the Treasure Valley area.

Your home builder in Boise should take time to discuss your vision of the new home, design, available materials and products, budget, construction cost, financing, compliance with local laws and regulations, timeline, project supervision and warranty.

Questions to ask a home builder

Choose several home builders in Boise for a consultation. Be sure to ask these questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have building homes in Boise?
  • Are you licensed, insured and bonded?
  • Do you have a list of references and addresses of homes you’ve built?
  • Do you have a designer on staff? If not, will you work with a designer I select?
  • Are you able to build the type of home I want?
  • Who will be constructing the home?
  • How do you choose subcontractors?
  • Who will be overseeing day-to-day construction?
  • Who will answer my questions while the home is being built?
  • How much will home building cost?
  • How long will it take to construct the home?
  • Will you take care of obtaining from the City of Boise the necessary permits, inspections, etc.?
  • What warranty coverage comes with the home?
  • Will you provide a comprehensive estimate, sample contract and sample warranty?

How much does it cost to build a home in Boise?

The cost to build a house in Boise depends on many factors:

  • Home type
  • Square footage
  • The price of materials and products
  • Labor costs
  • Land costs
  • Permit fees

Home builders in Boise charge anywhere from $70 to over $150 per square foot, so prices vary widely. Fully custom-built homes usually cost at least $300,000. Speak to several different home builders in Boise to get price estimates, and contact references to find out if total costs were in line with projections. Avoid builders that don’t offer complete, detailed estimates or require large down payments before construction begins.

Clayton

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Clayton has been building homes for over 60 years. The company offers different types of homes, including site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured homes and tiny homes. Contact the company to speak with knowledgeable and friendly consultants. Customers like Clayton’s variety of designs and features and its comparatively low prices.

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