tips choose custom home builder Splittgerber Professional Builders fort collins

While the saying “the home is where the heart is” can be cliche, it’s most definitely true. Outside of work, you spend the majority of your time at home. It’s where you get up in the morning to start your day, where you return to at night to share dinner with the family, and where you lay down your worries, troubles, and your heart at night. Since you spend so much time at home, you want a home that is comfortable and fits your needs. Not only do you want it to be “homey,” but you also want it to be special, unique, and wholly yours.

Splittgerber Professional Builders offers custom built homes in the Northern Colorado area. Whether you want to remodel an old cabin, or you want a majestic mountain getaway, we can make your dream home come true. We work with you throughout the entire process, building and refining your vision, and then we get started. We utilize an online project management program to not only keep us on track, but also so you can keep tabs on the building process as well. Below, we’ll offer tips on what to look for in a custom home builder. Contact us today to get started!


Referrals And/Or Reviews

When looking for a home builder in the Fort Collins area, the best place to start is with friends, family, co-workers, or others who may have had a custom home built or might have heard of any exceptional ones. Otherwise, do an online search for custom home builders in your area, and read reviews. While first-hand referrals are better since they are from trusted sources, online reviews are pretty accurate as well. There will always be a disgruntled review here or there, but if the majority of the social media reviews are positive, then it’s time to put the builder on your short list.


Experience is important when it comes to custom home building. After all, there are many moving pieces to a home build, and you want someone who can not only coordinate those pieces, but stay on time and on budget as well. This is learned through experience. Another very important reason to look for experience in a custom home builder is feasibility. Many people have many wants and desires for a custom home build. They meet with their builder and make requests that can be either impossible to build or way out of their budget. Having a home builder who can gently take it down a notch for clients is important, especially in the design phase of home building.

Splittgerber Professional Builders has over 40 years of building custom homes in the Fort Collins area. We have an intuitive understanding of the process, and we can help you fine-tune your dreams and turn them into reality. Contact us today to get started!

Top-Notch Quality

One of the main reasons people decide to build a custom home is the quality of the home. Let’s face it, buying a “custom” home in a subdivision where you were able to pick out the flooring and the appliances is just not the same thing. Those builders make money off the number of houses sold and how quickly they can put them up. While most homes are good quality, errors do occur in the rush to get the home to closing so the builders can receive their money. And sometimes these errors can affect the home’s structural integrity.

However, when you partner with a top-notch custom home builder in the Fort Collins area, such as Splittgerber Professional Builders, you can rest assured that you will be getting a home that is unparalleled in quality and construction. You will be getting a home for life. Contact us today to get started!

Impeccable Reputation

Once you enter the custom home building world (whether this is a virtual world or the real world), you will begin to hear things about which builders are a cut above the rest. Most home builders are also members of organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which represents the issues that home builders face.


The trend in home building is to make as little impact on the environment as possible when designing and constructing a new home. There are many ways to make your new home build eco-friendly, such as using recycled materials in the build or installing solar panels to cut down on the use of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. You can also add in little touches that make your home environmentally-friendly, such as energy-efficient light bulbs, windows, and low-flow water fixtures. From Energy Star-rated appliances to designing south-facing windows for passive solar heating, a home builder has lots of tricks to use in your custom home builder to help reduce your carbon footprint on the world.

Trustworthy and Dependable

A custom home build is probably a home that you will spend a long time in, maybe even the rest of your life. Thus, you’ll want to have a great working relationship with your home builder. Splittgerber Professional Builders recommends that once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential custom home builders in the Northern Colorado area, you’ll want to meet with them in person to get a feel for who they are as a person and if you can work with them for months on end. You’ll want to ensure the home builder has a high-moral character, doesn’t overpromise, and listens to all of your concerns. Ask a lot of questions until you are satisfied that you have a good impression of them. There’s a lot at stake in a custom home build, and you want the best.


Splittgerber Professional Builders has spent over 40 years delivering the best custom homes in Fort Collins, the Front Range, and all of Northern Colorado. Our mission is to bring your vision to reality and create a home that you will never want to leave. From custom kitchen countertops to a personal gym and swimming pool, we can build whatever you are seeking in a home. We provide master craftsmanship in all of our home builds with meticulous site planning and superb attention to detail. Our mission is to exceed your expectations by wowing you with the home of your dreams. You’ll be amazed at how your vision is turned into reality. We will work with you to refine your vision and help you find a home designer. Once that is complete, the pre-construction process begins, and soon enough, you will be in your dream home. Contact us today for an initial consultation!