If you are considering building a home, it's important to check out the builder. Deal with someone whose work is well known, check with friends, neighbors, and associates and make sure to check the work and make sure to ask the homeowners questions about their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the contractor and his work. In Florida The Department of Professional Regulation would regulate contractors check to see if there have been any complaints registered. 1 850 487 1395. Make sure that your chosen contractor has written liability and workmen's compensation insurance covering employee injuries. Before you sign the contract, it's a good idea to drive by his business address to make sure it's not just an answering service or a vacant lot or building. A written contract should be easy to read, with all the services to be spelled out, all materials listed by model number, a starting and completion date, and written materials. It would also be a good idea, especially for a home building contract to have your attorney review it completely before you sign it.