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#1 - Development and Construction Management

 Financial Management  Public Relations and Advertising
Related Occupations and Career Areas...

Accountant
Advertising
Auditor
Business Owner
Construction Financing
Data Base Administrator

Human Resources
Land Developer
Lawyer
Marketing
Paralegal
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk

Personnel
PR Manager
PR Specialist
Publicity Writer
Secretary
Training and Labor Relations

#2 - How Should It Look – The Design

 House Design  Interior Design  Site Selection
Related Occupations and Career Areas...

Architect
CAD Operator
Civil Engineer
Computer Programmer
Draftsperson

Engineer
Engineering Technician
Fabricator
Interior Designer
Manufacturer
Merchandise Displayer

Procurement Clerk
Re/Wholesale Buyer
Residential Designer
Structural Engineer Surveyor

#3 - Where to Build – Breaking Ground

 Determine Material Costs/Purchase  Zoning and Permits  Site Prep
Related Occupations and Career Areas...

Construction/Building Inspector
Cost Estimator
Excavator (grading)

Heavy Equipment Operator/Mechanic
Legal Assistant
Purchasing Manager/Agent

Regional and Urban Planner 
Systems Analyst 
Wholesale/Retail Buyer

#4 Laying a Firm Foundation

 Purchasing Building Materials  Identifying Suppliers (Retail/Wholesale)  Laying the Foundation/Pest Control  Framing
Related Occupations and Career Areas...

Building Supply Sales Person
Carpenter Framer
Concrete Pourer
Construction Manager
Craft Laborer

Credit Agent
Credit Authorizer
Credit Checker
Exterminator
Finisher

First Line Supervisor
Framer
Loan/Credit Clerk
Purchasing Manager and Agent

#5 Making the Parts Work – The Interior

 Electrical Wiring  Plumbing Septic Tank Sewer  H.V.A.C. and Insulation  Smart House Enhancements  Drywall and Tapers
Related Occupations and Career Areas...

Dispatcher
Drywaller
Electrical Engineer
Electrician Plumber
Electronic Engineer and Technician
Environmental Specialist
Helper

HVAC Technician
Duct Installer
Insulation Installer
Laborer
Lather and Helper
Pipefitter
Plasterer

Product Specialist
Septic Tank Installer
Smart House Technician Structural
Reinforcement Iron Worker
Taper

Home ownership is the most significant investment most people make, and, when choosing to build your own home, the stakes are raised further.  Who can I trust to build my dream home? Who will stick to vision, my time frame, and my budget? What should I know before signing a contract?

The Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) has developed a list of important questions for consumers to ask any prospective homebuilder that can reveal a great deal about the builder’s quality, reputation, and trustworthiness before ground is broken.

For example, consumers should never be asked to pull building permits themselves, and should always ask a prospective contractor to present proof of their Dwelling Contractor Certification and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, two credentials required by Wisconsin law that prove a contractor is carrying the proper insurance and is up-to-date on the latest building practices. 

Prospective contractors should also be willing to present a variety of references, including past clients and other companies they work with (e.g. local suppliers, banks, subcontractors), as well as show current projects they are working on, both completed and in progress. Consumers can also ask whether a prospective homebuilder has ever been sued, whether there are any liens against properties they have built, and whether they are a member of a trade association or hold other industry designations. 

“While online reviews and personal referrals can give you great information, the critical questions you ask when you first meet with a builder can give you a far better impression of how that builder will work for you personally,” said 2018 WBA President Steve Atkins.

It is the American Dream to own your own home. Many people think they will save an enormous amount of money by building on their own, but this could end up being a costly mistake, financially, emotionally, and physically. Your home is the single biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Do you have the expertise to make sure this home will last your lifetime? Ask yourself the following:

  • Do I have the time to undertake a time-consuming project? Is it worth that time?
  • How stressful will this be for my family?
  • Do I have the skills to properly build a home?
  • Do I have the correct tools for the job I plan to do? If not, how much money will those tools cost? Will I use them again once the home is completed?

Hiring a WHBA member is a smart choice

Members of the Winnegamie Home Builders Association:

Our members invest time and money back into their business by educating themselves to stay current in the building industry and to be the best in their field. >Because of WHBA members’ professional development and training, you will have peace of mind that you are working with someone who will make your residential construction project go more smoothly and be more enjoyable. Members are up to date on new regulations and laws that affect the residential construction and remodeling market. >Members save you time and money in the long run, with a better built project. WHBA members are held to a higher ethical standard. Members of WHBA are continually involved in community projects to improve quality of life for us all.

Winnegamie Home Builders Association offers Value, Credibility & Resources

The Winnegamie Home Builders Association provides a service in mediation/arbitrating disputes between contractors, who are members of WHBA, and home buyers/owners.

It is intended to provide an alternative to legal action and help resolve.

Why You Should Use WHBA Arbitration

  • Builder-Buyer disputes can be resolved quickly, fairly, and inexpensively.
  • Experienced Builders serve as arbitrators.
  • All arbitration rulings are confidential and are not made public.
  • Arbitration could save you thousands of dollars in legal fees

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