Frequently Asked Questions

Home Remodeling & Custom Home Building FAQ

As Tallahassee’s Top Rated Local® remodeling company and custom home builder, our job is to answer any questions you may have about your next home improvement project. For more than 35 years, we’ve been helping Tallahassee-area residents achieve their dream home, whether that be a brand new custom home, a custom home addition, or a bathroom or kitchen remodel. That being said, we know a thing or two about the home building process, so feel free to use Vanguard North as a resource for all things remodeling, renovations, and new home builds.

Why Should I Consider A Custom Home Build?

As custom home builders, we get this question all the time! And it’s no wonder why — building a custom home is a big step for anyone, as it is an investment that takes lots of time, energy, and money to complete. However, custom home building offers you the chance to finally get the home of your dreams — a home that is truly built in your image and fulfills each and every one of your needs. Perhaps your children have moved out and you finally have the time to build your own home, or maybe you’re adding members to the family and need a customized space. The best part is, you’re in charge of all the decision-making, from the initial home design to the flooring materials used to the final touches, like kitchen appliances, paint colors, and lighting fixtures.

How Big Should My Remodeling Project Be?

Of course, the answer to this question is different for everyone, depending on their home remodeling goals, budget, and timeframe. This is where our initial consultation comes in! When you meet with our general contractor and design team, we will discuss your home remodeling ideas in order to determine the scope of the project. There are a lot of factors involved in home remodels and renovations, like how much space you need, what features and appliances you want to include, whether you want to look into eco-friendly (“green building”) options, and so on and so forth. Once we have a solid grasp of your unique vision, we can recommend the ideal square footage of your new space (if you’re doing a room expansion), create an optimized space layout, choose materials within your budget, and get to work!

Should My Remodeling Company Be Licensed & Insured?

Yes. With so many remodeling companies in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas, it is now more important than ever to make sure you’re hiring a team that is experienced, licensed, and insured. Since you are investing so much time and money into your home improvement project, there’s no room to gamble with home builders or remodelers that could leave you with the short end of the stick. Protect your home and family by researching the best remodeling company in Tallahassee and ensuring that they are licensed and have insurance that covers both you and their company. It all comes down to finding a contractor who is honest, dependable, and has your best interests at heart.

Where Do I Start?

When it comes to larger projects, like custom home builds, home additions, and complete home remodels, it can be daunting to try and figure out where to begin. At Vanguard North, we offer a free initial consultation, where you and your family can bring us all your home building or remodeling ideas. This brainstorming session allows us to get a grasp of your unique vision and how we plan on making it happen. We’ll involve you in every step of the process, from the preliminary design and material selection to the very last touches of your new space. If you’re ready to start building your dream home in Tallahassee, get in touch with our general contractor and design team at Vanguard North! We look forward to starting your next home improvement project.


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