There are many different types of home builders, from those that build a few houses each year (custom builders) to companies that build hundreds and even thousands of homes a year. Production builders are builders, companies really, who build hundreds of homes each year.
There are two different types of production builders:
- Locally based or regional production home builders who develop new home communities in one city or region of the country.
- National production home builders do the same thing, but work concurrently in multiple cities and states across the country.
Benefits of Working with Production Home Builders
The benefits of working with production builders is their stream-lined processes for working with home buyers, and cost savings due to their volume purchasing. The trade-off is less flexibility like the inability to make significant changes to standard floor plans.
Here's how you'll benefit from buying a home from a production builder.
- One stop shopping for land, home design and construction.
- Cost savings based on production home builders buying their land, building materials and products in higher volumes, like hundreds of refrigerators.
- Master-planned communities with amenities like a community swimming pool, fitness center, hiking trails and more open space.
- Production builders strive to create a community with varying home styles, versus a cookie cutter approach. They strive for a mix of home styles, one and two-story homes (called elevation). They also encourage a variety of entrances and siding materials, allowing homeowners to personalize their houses.
- Many production home builders have a design center. It simplifies selection of finishes from roofing and siding, to appliances, cabinets, countertops, bathroom fixtures, flooring and light fixtures.
Community Builders Are Production Builders
Beyond building houses, production builders create entire communities with sidewalks and shared outdoor spaces. That's why they're also called community builders.
My favorite community was in Almaden Valley, San Jose, California where four hundred houses shared a community pool. Our younger son loved the years he spent on their swim team. Wednesday night barbeques meant catching up with neighbors, and a night off from cooking. It was also an easy way to raise money for the swim team.
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