If you are on the lookout for a new custom home, you should be very careful in choosing the builder for your custom home because it is not the same as any other spec home. The builder should be reputable and experienced.
You need to create a list of potential custom home builders by talking to your friends and relatives, browse through the internet and so on. Once all of the potential custom home builders have made it to your list, you should then start the filtering process. You should start talking to each of the builders in your list and interview them. You need to make sure that you ask the right questions to the builders.
Once you have identified a bunch of custom home builders who can potentially handle your project, you should consider visiting the properties built by the builders. However, during this pandemic, it may not be a great idea to visit them in person. So, you can at least consider doing an online virtual tour of properties showcased by custom home builders.