5 Reasons to Use a Full Service Builder

5 Reasons to Use a Full Service Builder

Building a Custom Home should be a fun experience, and for most, it will be the largest investment you ever make. Before you choose which builder to partner with there are some very important things to consider such as:

  • Cost + Budget
  • Project Timelines
  • Past Projects Completion
  • The Team

Using a Full-Service Builder offers a whole host of benefits.

The Difference Between Full-Service Builders & General Contractors

Before we begin it's important to understand WHY a Full-Service Builder is different than other home builders.

A Design-Build, or Full-Service Builder, takes you through your project from start to finish, unlike other companies that often just complete one part of a project. They take you through the process from land acquisition, to Design, Engineering, and Construction. Developers, like FLR, can help with Financing, Sales, and Marketing if you choose to sell, or rent, as well.

Now let's explore the reasons to use a Design-Build company over a regular contractor.

5 Reasons to Build Your Custom Home With a Design-Build Company

Accurate Financial Projections

One of the main benefits of using a Full-Service Builder is you can have a better accurate financial forecast of your project. At FLR, we sit down with you and figure out the feasibility of your custom home builder before you ever spend a penny, to help avoid surprise costs down the road.

One Point of Contact

No matter what phase of the project you are in, or what the conversation is about, you will always have the same point of contact during your Custom Home Build. An added benefit to this is you can rest assured that your Design-Build partner has long term relationships with everyone on your project, so this makes communication and implementation that much more synergistic throughout the build.

Benefit of Expertise

Full-Service Custom Home Builders, like FLR, will bring the benefit of their expertise to all parts of your development project. When you find the right company, you can rest assured that they have been through this type of project time and time again, so their expertise can be applied to all parts of your build.

Faster Project Delivery

Because your Home Builder was involved in previous phases of your project, from acquisition, design, architecture, and engineering, this means you don't need to stop and get everyone up to speed at each project juncture, or as more team comes on board. Having the same Developer involved from start to finish means less wasted time and a quicker timeline for you.

Less Risk

If you have a Solopreneur builder working on your project and something was to happen to them, and/or their company, that could mean big project delays for you which can result in extra costs, and delayed timelines. Partnering with a team ensures you take on less risk. At FLR our Partners and Senior Management team understand the importance of hedging your risk by having fluidity in the team leading your Custom Home Build: We've got your back.

Go Full-Service For Your Custom Home Builder

Partnering with a Design-Build Company will provide expert guidance from start to finish building your dream home. Sit back. enjoy the experience, and let our expert team build your Custom Home on time and on budget.

Full Service Building: Frequently Asked Questions

There is not cost difference to go with a Full-Service Builder, over a general contractor. Even when you choose to build with a contractor, there will be different upgrades that will affect the cost of your home. If you choose the same features as a home builder offers, the custom home would be in the same price range. Full-Service Builders are better able to provide you with an accurate financial projection as we can foresee all stages of your home design and construction.

Part of FLR's Full-Service is we can help with financing, and/or provide guidance on the type of mortgage/loan needed for your project. Contact us today for a free consultation.

No, we build all sizes and styles of custom homes. You do not need to build a massive house to benefit from using a Full-Service Custom Home Builder.



Whether you want a beautiful custom home or a multi-unit complex for your investment portfolio, our team of highly experienced building professionals can help you achieve your goals. From initial conversations to design meetings and the build itself, we pride ourselves on being there for our clients right through to handing you the keys and beyond. Headquartered in Calgary, AB we are proud to serve Calgary, Kelowna, and the Columbia-Shuswap Region.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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