The 6 Questions You Need to Ask Your Contractor

Ask Your General Contractor These 6 Questions Before Starting Your Custom Built Home

So you’ve decided to custom build your dream home in Ottawa. You’ve purchased your lot, chosen your architect and luxury builder, and are ready to jump into breaking ground and building the house of your dreams.

Stop right there!

Because we’ve built many a custom dream home in Ottawa, we thought we’d impart a little wisdom before you embark on a journey of high quality craftsmanship and luxury custom building. Below are 6 questions to ask your General Contractor before you start your project. Asking these questions will ensure your expectations are being managed and met, and you know what to expect as your build your custom luxury home.

From our experience in the luxury custom home market, this is the best way to a fruitful project and lasting relationship. (Check out our blog post about our commitment to transparency if you want to deep dive) These questions offer more insight than typical questions around budget, and will also help you manage the project as it moves forward. They will give you insight on what kind of high end builder you are working with and whether their values align with your own.

We know your home is more than just a place to live. This extra step in due diligence is critical to relieve stress and get a good understanding of what to expect as you build your custom dream home.


1 – What is included and what is not included in the contract?


2 – What is your system for communicating and keeping me informed?


3 – Who will be on site every day?


4 – What is our schedule of completion?


5 – What part of my project concerns you most?


6 – What kind of paperwork will I receive once done?


Although they seem simple, a high quality contractor should have no problem answering these questions for you. If you’d like to take us to task, give us a call or drop by our showroom to chat with any one of our specialists.