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Builder Company Name
Top Cities Served
Year Est.
Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Danville, Indianapolis, McCordsville, New Palestine, Noblesville, Pendleton, Westfield, Zionsville
1954, Miami, FL
Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, McCordsville, Noblesville, Plainfield, Westfield, Whitestown, Zionsville
1950, Detroit, MI
Avon, Brownsburg, Franklin, Fishers, Geist, Greenfield, Greenwood, McCordsville, Plainfield, Lebanon, Westfield
1980, Kentucky
Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Indianapolis, Noblesville, Westfield, Whitestown, Zionsville
1976, Columbus, OH
Greater Indianapolis Region
2009, Indianapolis, IN
Greater Indianapolis Region
1928, Kentucky
Indianapolis, Carmel, Noblesville
2015, Indianapolis
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield
1976, Houston, TX
Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Johnson and Madison
1992, Anderson, IN

What qualifications and certifications should a good home builder have?

A good home builder should have the following qualifications and certifications:

State Licensing:
In most states, home builders are required to hold a valid contractor’s license. Licensing requirements can vary by state, but typically include passing an exam, providing proof of insurance, and meeting certain experience requirements.

Home builders may be required to carry certain types of insurance, such as liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, to protect themselves and their clients in case of accidents or injuries on the job.

Home builders should have experience in all aspects of the building process, from design and planning to construction and project management. Many home builders have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, or construction management.

While not always required, certifications can demonstrate a home builder’s expertise and commitment to quality. Some relevant certifications for home builders include:

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB): Focuses on effective management in the office and on the job site, examining all stages of new home construction.

Certified Green Professional (CGP): Recognizes builders who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction.

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR): For remodelers with at least five years of experience in the industry.

Graduate Master Builder (GMB): The ultimate symbol of the building professional, for experienced veterans only.

While not always necessary, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as architecture, engineering, or construction management can be beneficial for home builders. Important skills for home builders include time management, financial management, and leadership. Consider minoring or taking a few classes in business and finance, as well as a course in public speaking.

Additional Construction Certifications:

Home builders can also consider obtaining construction certifications that are not specific to home building but can enhance their skills and knowledge in the industry. Some examples include:

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What questions should I ask a home builder before hiring them?

Here are some questions to ask a home builder before hiring them:

  • Experience and Qualifications:
    • How many years have you been in business?
    • How many homes have you built?
    • Are you licensed (where required) and insured?
    • Do you have a portfolio of the finished homes you’ve built?


  • Building Process and Communication:
    • Who will oversee the construction of my home? Who should I contact with any questions I may have?
    • How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during construction?
    • What happens if there are delays in the build?
    • How and when will the final price for my home be determined?
    • How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?
    • How will we communicate during the home building process?


  • Customization and Design:
    • Have you built homes in the style I’m looking for before?
    • Can we make changes to our home during the building process?
    • What type of warranty do you offer?


  • Quality and Energy Efficiency:
    • Do you use contractors?
    • Do you use sustainable materials to make energy-efficient homes?
    • Can you make my home energy efficient?


  • References and Past Projects:
      • Can you provide references from past customers?
      • Can you put me in touch with past customers?
      • Do you have any open houses where I can see your work

How much does it cost to hire a home builder for a custom home?

The cost of hiring a home builder for a custom home can vary significantly depending on several factors, including location, the size and complexity of the project, the materials and finishes used, and the builder’s reputation and experience. On average, you can expect custom home building costs to start at around $150 per square foot and go up from there. Here are some key factors that can influence the cost:

1. Location: The cost of building a custom home can vary greatly depending on the region or city where you plan to build. For example, urban areas tend to have higher construction costs than rural areas.

2. Size and Layout: The size and layout of your custom home will have a significant impact on the cost. Larger homes with complex designs will generally cost more to build.

3. Materials and Finishes: The choice of materials and finishes for your custom home, such as flooring, countertops, appliances, and cabinetry, can significantly affect the overall cost.

4. Architectural Design: If you require a unique and complex architectural design, it may involve additional design and engineering costs, which will be reflected in the overall price.

5. Site Preparation: The condition of the building site and the need for any excavation, grading, or special foundation work can also impact costs.

6. Permits and Regulatory Costs: Permit fees and other regulatory costs can vary depending on your location and the specific requirements for your project.

7. Builder’s Experience and Reputation: Established and reputable custom home builders may charge higher fees for their expertise and quality of work.

8. Scope of Work: The level of customization and the features you want in your custom home, such as specialized technology or energy-efficient systems, can also affect costs.

9. Market Conditions: Economic conditions and fluctuations in the construction industry can influence pricing.

It’s essential to obtain detailed quotes from multiple custom home builders and discuss your budget and specific requirements with them. This will help you get a better understanding of the expected costs for your custom home project. Keep in mind that custom home building is a significant investment, and it’s crucial to work with a builder who can provide transparency and a clear breakdown of costs to ensure that your project stays within your budget.

Home Builder Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical timeline for building a new home?

The timeline for building a new home can vary depending on various factors such as the geographic location, housing type, construction process, and market conditions. Here is a general breakdown of the typical timeline for building a new home:

- **Pre-construction phase** (1-3 months):
- Identify a location and purchase the property.
- Prepare your dream home plans or purchase them.
- Get all necessary permits and licenses in order.
- Hire a contractor.

- **Construction phase** (6-9 months):
- Week 1: Groundbreaking, site excavation, and installation of footings[1][2][3].
- Weeks 2-3: Foundation construction[1][3].
- Weeks 4-5: Framing[1][3].
- Week 6-7: Mechanicals (plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems)[1].
- Weeks 7-8: Insulation and drywall installation[1].
- Months 3-4: Interior and exterior finishes, such as flooring, painting, and landscaping[2].
- Month 7: Move-in[2].

- **Post-construction phase**:
- Months 8-9: Final inspections, touch-ups, and addressing any remaining issues[2].

Keep in mind that the timeline can be affected by weather conditions, supply chain issues, and other unexpected events[1][4]. Additionally, the average time to build a house in the US is about 8 months, according to Census Bureau data[6]. However, this can vary widely depending on the type of house, with tract or spec houses taking around 6.5 months and custom houses averaging just over 12 months[3].


What qualifications and certifications should a good home builder have?

See our gallery of window treatments  to have glimpse of how our window blinds, shutters, shades and draperies can make a difference in your home or work space.

Do you provide custom window treatments or is it one- size fits all?

We provide tailored window treatments of the highest quality- including blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies in Whitestown. We start the process by gathering your window measurements and your preferences. This way our window treatments are custom made for your windows. Some of our products can even be installed as soon as within one to two weeks.

What Our Customers Say

C Sibbs
C Sibbs
A job well done . Would highly recommended!! We were working on a tight budget . But so worth every dollar. . Much much more less expensive than other big stores I went to – couldn’t get a real quote from the big chain stores because they charge for coming out to measure . Not with Veteran Blinds , it was free as well as no hidden costs ! Installation was free as well !!! Let’s not forget the AMAZING TEAM !!! Best customer service !! I highly recommend Veteran Blinds and Drapery .
Suchita Undare
Suchita Undare
Very nice service and reasonable cost. Terri was extremely helpful and prompt. I highly recommend them.Thank you.
Abigale Hall
Abigale Hall
I loved how smooth and personable the entire experience was. Let alone how great the blinds look and flow with the blinds in the rest of our home! Overall, fantastic experience!
Sarah Coffman-Bruce
Sarah Coffman-Bruce
Ivan and his crew are highly professional and gave us the best quality blinds! Since we have a new baby, I didn’t want blinds that could hurt the baby if he was climbing on them and he was very knowledgeable about the type of blinds and safety of each. He also knew we were budgeting and gave us all the selections of blinds at all his costs. This company is the local “mom and pop” blinds that I highly recommend!
Mike Maleto
Mike Maleto
Had a great experience – great selection and installation was thorough and excellent!
Jonathan Norton
Jonathan Norton
Update: Veteran Blinds took care of us well in our previous home, which is why we called them when we moved to our new home.
Had a great experience with Veteran Blinds. Ivan, the owner, personally went to quote our new home. He was professional and got to know what style and quality we were looking for to match our budget. They offer the same quality brands as their competitors however they came back much less than the others. Also, being a veteran myself I really appreciate the fact that this company goes out of their way to hire veterans. When it came to install day, Mark called me that morning and was able to schedule something same day. He and Steve are great guys and did great work. Really happy with our new blinds and I highly recommend them to anyone!
Ashley Armstrong
Ashley Armstrong
We have three, very large windows and a half-moon window in our Master Bedroom that we were getting a quote on for shades/ blinds. When my husband called them, the guy basically told us that our project is too small for them and it wasn’t worth their time. I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that a business is turning down potential customers and potentially larger jobs (if we liked the outcome of this project, of doing our entire house later)! We definitely will not be calling for service or recommending to anyone.
Hussein Maryam
Hussein Maryam
I really enjoyed the quality of the products and service. Awesome service!
Sandy Louise
Sandy Louise
Awesome customer service and quality work! I love my window blinds. The installation guy was very friendly, he uninstalled my old ones before installing it, and didn’t ask for extra fee.

Whether Real or Faux. We have wood blinds for all budgets 

After 10 years in business, we know what it takes to deliver quality window treatments and exceptional service at an affordable price. If you’re looking for the very best, look no further than Veteran Blinds.

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