Clear Communication is the Key to Your Dream Home

To build a home that really expresses your wants and needs, your best guarantee is the partnership you form with your builder

You and your builder will be working together for an extended period of time, and a friendly, transparent relationship is crucial to creating the home you envision. 

Communication—lots of communication—is critical. A good builder will provide a detailed plan review before construction on your home even begins. This eliminates any design concerns and makes everyone involved with building your dream home aware of the aspects of the home design that are most important to you. 

As your vision for your home takes shape, it remains important for your builder to make sure they are in tune with your desires. You should have easy access to the project and all contact information for your builder so you can reach them at anytime. 


It’s an advantage to you to have a strong team that can research and implement design changes quickly an easily. A full-service builder that can meet you onsite, listen to your ideas, show you how they will work, and make them happen, is a builder you want to be working with. While changes can incur additional costs, a reputable builder will research and design your changes—and go over any extra expenses before they show up on your bill.

Finally, you’ll find differences in the details. Builders that truly care about your satisfaction will look after the “small” details that other builders won’t—like job site clean-up. Lumber and supplies stacked neatly, coffee cups in the dumpster, garbage put away, and regular, thorough clean-ups, are signs that your builder truly cares.


Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.


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