How to find a contractor
Building a home is a long a tedious process. With lots of surprises and delays. Its almost like an orchestra how one has to coordinate all the pieces coming together.
An experienced contractor or site manager would make this entire process easier.
Recommendations is probably the best way to find a contractor. Your architect or structural engineer may have some suggestions when it comes to a contractor or site manager. Your local municipality may also have contacts of active contractors in the area. If not ask them for a list of recent new construction projects in the city and contact the contractors on file.
Once you have a couple of leads call them and email them to see how they handle communications. Communications is one of the most important aspects of building a home. Ask the contractor all questions you may have and make sure the answer is definitive. Visit past projects the contractor completed and talk to the clients of them.