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Find the Best Home Builders in Richmond, VA

Richmond residents who want to construct a personalized home turn to an experienced, proven home builder for help. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews and local availability of 54 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top home builders in Richmond.

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How to find a home builder in Richmond

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Finding a home builder in Richmond takes careful consideration. Interview multiple companies to discuss your goals and expectations. Read customer reviews to learn about the company’s record of building high-quality homes on time and on budget. Check if the company belongs to industry associations that set professional standards.

The following are other important ways to ensure you work with a reputable builder:

  • Check contractor licenses with the Board for Contractors of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
  • Look for companies with experience building homes that will stand up to the region’s humid weather and seasonal flooding.
  • Ask about customization and upgrade options you’re interested in, like energy efficiency or custom flooring, and what experience the builders have with these features.
  • Talk about how the company will help you obtain the proper permits for building in the City of Richmond.
  • Discuss water conservation features and the availability of specific utilities.
  • Choose a company with a workmanship warranty and additional warranties that cover exterior and interior components.

How much does it cost to build a house in Richmond?

The average cost of building a home in Virginia ranges from $200,000 to $560,000. In Richmond, the median home price is $265,000, so in some neighborhoods it might be cheaper to build a new home than to buy one. In general, though, building a new home is typically more expensive than buying an existing one.

The cost of building a new home depends on location, home type, materials, design and customization options. A luxury, high-end home costs more to build than a new tract home with prefabricated components. Upgrades like custom flooring, granite countertops, premium appliances or dual-pane windows raise the price of a customizable home.

Types of home builders and homes in Richmond

Richmond home builders specialize in luxury, custom, tract, mobile and manufactured homes. Richmond is experiencing an increase in new home building in planned neighborhoods and 55-plus communities. People are also moving out of the city and building luxury, high-end homes in previously undeveloped surrounding areas. Demand for new homes in Richmond is high.

As you interview multiple home builders in Richmond, ask what types of homes they specialize in, and ask to see portfolios of their work to confirm they build the type of home you want.

Richmond home builders FAQ

How much does it cost to build a house?

Building a custom home costs anywhere from $100 to $200 per square foot. The national average cost to build a new house is about $310,000.

Is it cheaper to buy or build a house?

In general, it’s cheaper to buy an existing home than to build a new one. But in some markets where home prices are high, it can cost less to build a new home on a plot of land you purchase.

Who needs a contractor’s license in Virginia?

According to the Virginia Board for Contractors, a contractor’s license is required if the work being performed is valued at $1,000 or more.

What is the cheapest type of house to build?

Manufactured homes with prefabricated components are typically the cheapest type of house to build per square foot. Tiny homes might cost less overall, but they cost more per square foot because of specialty components and custom design.

How much does it cost to build a tiny house?

A tiny house costs anywhere from $8,000 to $150,000. The average cost is $30,000 to $60,000.

Richmond home builders company information

KB Home

KB Home builds custom homes in planned communities. Choose the features of the new home to meet your needs, and select where it will be within the new community. Dedicated design consultants help you choose features like premium appliances, flooring, lighting, paint, plumbing, countertops and smart home elements. Visit a local design studio to preview options. KB Homes build Energy Star-certified properties. Homes come with a 10-year limited warranty.

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HomeAdvisor is a free online service that provides listings for local home builders and remodelers, including companies in the Richmond area. Contractors must meet licensing and quality standards to be included in the HomeAdvisor network. Visit the website for estimated costs on home building and remodeling projects in Richmond. HomeAdvisor also lists descriptions of common home building projects so residents know what to expect when building or remodeling a home.

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Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes builds mobile and manufactured homes, with two-, three- and four-bedroom options. Models offer upgraded kitchens and bathrooms and energy-efficient features. Clayton also offers two models of tiny houses. The company prepares homesites if needed. Homes range from $90,000 to $150,000. Financing is available.

Clayton Homes

LGI Homes

LGI Homes specializes in newly built, customizable tract home planned communities near established amenities. Choose CompleteHome or CompleteHome Plus, depending on your taste for design, finishes and style. Features include premium appliances, smart home components, upgraded countertops, finished garages and professional landscaping. Homes come with a 10-year structural warranty.

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Blue Ridge Custom Homes LLC

Blue Ridge Custom Homes LLC is a local home builder offering new homes, additions and renovations. The company can build from a client’s original plan, use or modify one of its 200 existing plans or help a client design a custom, high-end home. It has experience with sizes from under 2,000 square feet to over 6,000 square feet. Blue Ridge Custom Homes LLC is located at 2958 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063.

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Perkinson Homes

Perkinson Homes is a luxury custom home builder and remodeler. Choose an available floor plan and customize as desired. Perkinson Homes develops communities and builds on personal lots. Track the home’s progress, approve budgets and access important documents using PH Construct, an online project management tool. The company is located at 15919 Alsdell Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

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StyleCraft Homes

StyleCraft Homes builds new home communities in areas with access to important places, like schools, shopping and fitness centers. Homes are built around “lifestyle” themes. Gateway homes are affordable for first-time buyers. Expression homes have room for growing families, and Freestyle homes are designed for active, 55-plus adults. Visit the online design studio to personalize your StyleCraft home. The company has an in-house warranty team. StyleCraft Homes is located at 6225 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, VA 23228.

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