The Clean Up

Ask potential builders how they handle site maintenance—do they have a clear answer for you?

When you think about it, your builder’s crew members are the first guests you’ll have in your home. They can’t exactly kick their shoes off and stay for coffee, but they can respect your new home by not leaving a disastrous mess in their path.

Ask potential builders how they handle site maintenance—do they have a clear answer for you? A builder that cares will keep a clean and organized work site. Lumber and supplies should be stacked neatly, which is not only an issue of tidiness but an issue of safety. Garbage should not be blowing around the yard, making a big mess.

Some Builders have a dedicated cleaning crew that is responsible to keep all job sites clean and organized. There are also companies that specialize in jobsite cleaning that can be hired as required.

Cleanliness is professional—something that any reputable builder should exemplify.

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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