We all know that building an ADU is an investment that takes a lot of consideration. Finding the right builder for your specific requirement can be  daunting especially where there’s a lot of options to choose from. With so many builders out there, how can you be sure that you’re picking the right one? 

Today, we’ll look at four qualities that are essential for any reliable ADU builder. 

1. Responsive

We consider this one of the most critical yet overlooked qualities in the industry. Most ADU companies are always handling multiple clients – sometimes making it difficult to get an immediate response from them. Though completely understandable, we believe, especially with our team, that responsiveness should always be at the forefront of every reliable builder – no matter how big or busy one company gets. As the demand for ADUs continues to rise, what separates a reliable builder from the rest of the competition is their capability to accommodate that demand efficiently. You’d want a builder that can and will make time to attend to your concerns and questions – always sincere in helping you establish your ADU dream.

2. Continues Research of Local Codes

It’s important for an ADU builder to always be aware of the ever-changing local area codes and guidelines. Knowing which permits are required and how to go about getting them has always been a necessity for a smooth build process. With every jurisdiction having their own set of regulations, it’s important to have an ADU builder that is always up-to-date with the latest information about the industry and the laws affecting it.

3. Honest and Transparent

No one likes to feel like they’re being lied to, especially when it comes to something as important as a secondary dwelling place. That’s why it’s so important for an ADU builder to always be honest and transparent with their customers.

This can mean disclosing any potential risks or possible mishaps. The goal of a reliable builder is to ensure that the homeowners understand what they’re getting into. By being upfront, one can avoid any misunderstandings or hard feelings down the road. Plus, it ultimately builds trust between the builder and the homeowner, which is essential for a lasting business relationship. 

Building an ADU can indeed be a daunting task, but with the help of an honest builder, it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. So if you’re considering building an ADU, make sure you find a builder you can trust.

4. Warranty Provision

Working with a builder that provides warranty allows you to have more peace of mind –  knowing that you are protected in case of any problems or damage that may occur down the road. When it comes to your home and your ADU project, it’s always worth it to choose a builder that offers structural warranty. 


ADU.Works recently partnered with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty to ensure that all their models come with a warranty plan that’s simple and most importantly, affordable for homeowners. 


If you’re looking for an ADU builder, make sure to keep these four qualities in mind. Your ADU doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive to be of quality, but by choosing a builder that possesses these four, you’ll be ensuring a successful build and years of happiness with your new space. 

ADU.Works is a full-service builder that provides low-cost ADUs without compromising build quality and materials used. You’ll be taken care of every step of the way, making sure you’re informed of all details in a transparent way.

If you’re interested in a quick but comprehensive demo, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us or give us a quick call through our number +1 (650) 227-4810. We would be happy to help you get started on this exciting project!

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