Can anyone recommend a good contractor / home builder in the Boston / Metrowest area?
We're still in the design process with the architect but in another month or two we'll be needing a contractor. I've heard all the horror stories so I really want to do my homework (no pun intended) to find someone who not only doesn't suck, but will work well with our architect and who will understand our vision.
We're especially looking for someone with experience building custom, energy efficient / green / super insulated
homes, though we won't be going crazy with green features. (no organic free-range tofu insulation) Experience with ground source heat pumps a plus, though we expect we'll need to bring in a specialist for that one.
I'll take any recommendations though, not just certified green builders. From giant home-building corporations to A Gal or Guy With A Truck. As long as they can knock down a home and build another one in it's place. If anyone has contractor horror stories, I'll gladly take those via email so as not to publicly trash anyone. Knowing who not
to hire is also important.
General advise for hiring a contractor is also appreciated.
And to tack on a mini-followup to this question
, budget permitting, there will
be a couple MeFi inspired features, though since we're not finished with design I won't yet say which ones.