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Best Home Builders in Milwaukee, WI

Aug. 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Designing your home from the ground up offers many benefits, including choosing a location, customizing design and avoiding the competitive housing market. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home builders in Milwaukee so you can start meeting with contractors.

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#1
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Cobblestone Builders

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Cobblestone Builders
Cobblestone Builders
Features
  • Three decades in business
  • Building progress software with 24-hour access
  • Homes come with full 2-year warranty
  • Model home tour in Menomonee Falls
Location
N88W16791 Main St., Ste. 1
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 502-9344
#2
Alesci Homes
Alesci Homes
Features
  • Building homes for over 50 years
  • Custom building experience
  • Variety of model homes
  • Member of NAHB & WBA
Location
3044 S. 92nd St.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 321-6500
#3
Joseph Douglas Homes
Joseph Douglas Homes
Features
  • Custom & semicustom homes using in-house designers
  • Guaranteed pricing
  • Over 400 homes built in southeastern Wisconsin
  • BBB-accredited with A+ rating
Location
N50W13740 Overview Dr., Ste. D
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 783-4700
Belman Homes
Belman Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • belmanhomes.com
Location
1407 E. Sunset Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 544-4648
Korndoerfer Homes
Korndoerfer Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • korndoerferhomes.com
Location
175 N. Corporate Dr., Ste. 130
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 884-9551
Tim O'Brien Homes
Tim O'Brien Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat and Sun: 12pm - 5pm
  • timobrienhomes.com
Location
N27W24075 Paul Ct., Ste. 100
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(262) 542-5750
Jewell Homes, Inc.
Jewell Homes, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • jewellhomesinc.com
Location
S75W17237 Janesville Rd., Ste. 200
Muskego, WI 53150
(262) 971-1002
Allan Builders, LLC
Allan Builders, LLC
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat and Sun: 12pm - 4pm
  • allanbuilders.com
Location
N118W18531 Bunsen Dr.
Germantown, WI 53022
(866) 569-2500
Kaerek Homes, Inc.
Kaerek Homes, Inc.
Features
  • M-Th: 9am - 5pm
  • F: 9am - 2pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • kaerekhomes.com
Location
11600 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 321-5300
Westridge Builders
Westridge Builders
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • westridgebuilders.com
Location
N8W22520-L Johnson Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 547-0326
Trustway Homes
Trustway Homes
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • trustway.com
Location
N25W23131 Paul Rd., Ste. 1000
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(262) 695-6400
Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc.
Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5:30pm
  • Sat and Sun: 12pm - 4pm
  • victoryhomesofwisconsin.com
Location
N118W18531 Bunsen Dr.
Germantown, WI 53022
(866) 705-7000

How to choose a home builder in Milwaukee

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Whether you want to build in the City of Milwaukee or elsewhere, like in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha or Washington County, you need a home builder that:

  • Is licensed, insured and bonded
  • Has experience building houses in southeastern Wisconsin
  • Is trustworthy
  • Clearly and openly communicates and is responsive to questions and concerns
  • Has good judgment
  • Complies with all local and Wisconsin codes and laws
  • Knows how to coordinate and manage a large-scale project
  • Can build the home you want on time and on budget
  • Stands behind the quality of construction

Here are a few tips to follow as you look for a home builder in Milwaukee:

  • Check that a contractor is licensed with the State of Wisconsin and, if necessary, the City of Milwaukee
  • Verify a contractor’s insurance and/or bond
  • Read reviews from previous clients
  • Ask for a list of references and contact them to ask if they recommend working with the home builder
  • Find out if friends, family members or others you trust have recommendations
  • Look for members of local industry groups, like the Metropolitan Builders Association

Questions to ask a home builder

Set up interviews with several home builders in Milwaukee to ask these questions:

  • What licenses, insurance and bond do you have?
  • How much experience do you have with home design and home building in Milwaukee?
  • Do you have a list of references with contact information?
  • Are there are any model homes I can visit?
  • Do you offer fully customized home building? Can I choose my home design, floor plan, etc.? Do you have an in-house designer?
  • How can you make my home energy efficient?
  • How much will it cost to build the home? Do you work with any lenders?
  • How long will it take to build the home?
  • Who will be constructing the home? Do you use subcontractors? If so, how are they chosen?
  • Who will be supervising construction?
  • Will you be obtaining the necessary permits from the City of Milwaukee or other appropriate authority?
  • What warranty comes with the new home?

How much does it cost to build a home in Milwaukee

The average cost to build a house in Milwaukee is around $300,000. Building a completely customized home can be significantly more expensive. The cost to build a house in Milwaukee depends on various factors, including the type and size of home, the degree of customization, the cost of the lot, material costs, labor costs and fees for permits.

Get estimates from at least three home builders in Milwaukee before choosing a contractor. Make sure each estimate has all costs included so it’s a fair comparison. If one bid is considerably lower than others, it’s likely a red flag. Take your time; a reputable home builder in Milwaukee will never rush customers or use high-pressure tactics.

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