Selecting a custom home builder is a tough job, especially when you’re asking the wrong questions. Most people interview potential builders armed with only a handful of predictable questions — When will my home be completed? How much will it cost to build? Predictable questions get predicable answers. They’re important, no doubt, but how do you know the builder isn’t just telling you what you want to hear? What about other aspects of home construction, like communication and quality control? There are a lot of questions you should be asking, and how you frame those questions is just as important as the questions themselves. Far too many smart people have ended up choosing the wrong builder simply because they neglected to ask the tough questions. And the quality of their custom home, and their budget, suffered as a result. Asking the tough questions in the right ways will reveal a lot about a builder.