Research and Home Building - Knowledge is Power

As the first point of contact for Sawlor Built Homes I meet every potential Homeowner.

Most of them have heard stories from friends and associates about the pitfalls and horrors of new home construction. They need to understand how this can happen and what they can do to prevent it from happening to them. 

The first piece of advice I would give is to research the potential Builders you wish to quote on your home. All too often a Home Owner who hasn’t spent the time on research will select their Builder based on the only information they have - Price. This will almost always result in both the client and the Builder being unhappy.

In my opinion, testimonials are the most important resource you have to select your Builder.  It takes 5-8 months to build a new home. There are dozens of people involved, working for many different trades and suppliers. Your Builder has to control all of these people and personalities and make sure your expectations have been exceeded. If a Builders past clients have spent many months working thru all of this and they can still enthusiastically recommend the Builder they used, that Builder is the one for you!

Of course, these types of Builders already have a system in place to make sure the end result exceeds client expectations and that is sure to be reflected in a great testimonial.

To see how that works out for Sawlor Built Homes, take a look at what people say about working with us in the testimonial section of our website.

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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