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Just thinking about building a new home can be a confusing, daunting and sometimes overwhelming task. At R&B Builders we can take the worries out of home building and make the process pleasing and comfortable. Just ask any of the many folks we recently built homes for. We listed their names and phone numbers on our References page along with a link if their home is featured on our site.

After checking our references please review the handy checklist below. It will help guide you through the building process by concisely presenting most of the choices you will be faced with.

As always, please call or e-mail us with your questions. We look forward to working with you to build the home of your dreams.
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Building a custom home can be a complicated endeavor but we want to make it easy and enjoyable for you. We compiled the following list to assist you in making decisions along the way. Highlighted links will take you directly to our Product Search page so you can research more and visit manufacturer's web sites. You may also open this checklist as a PDF file and print it out. We listed our client's most popular choices but you may bring different choices to our attention.
  • Would you like us to conduct a site analysis and help you determine the best place for your new home, well, septic system and possible outbuildings?

  • Are you using an architect, professional home designer or could we help you design your new home?

  • Most of our clients choose forced hot air heating with air conditioning for convenience and cost. However we also offer radiant floor heating and geothermal heating and cooling.

  • GAF asphalt shingles are durable, warranteed for up to 50 years and come in many colors and styles. Which would you like?

  • Milgard and Weathershield windows and patio doors are specifically designed for Montana's wide temperature variations and will save you money on your energy bills. Your choice?

  • Weather-Tite solid wood siding is carefully crafted from select Ponderosa Pine logs. We also offer cedar lap siding.

  • Messmer's UV Plus is a premium natural wood finish which protects and beautifies exterior wood decks, siding, fences, log homes, and other wood projects. What color would you like?

  • Buffelen doors are custom crafted from the finest wood species. Therma-Tru's patented AccuGrain™ technology gives the look of high-grade wood with all of the durability of fiberglass to their fine line of entry doors. Masonite Wood, Fiberglass and Steel Doors can be used both inside and out. Which doors are best for your new home?

  • Kwikset offers a wide range of good quality interior and exterior door knobs and locks at surprisingly economical prices. Emtek is dedicated to bringing interesting, well made hardware back into American homes. They offer an impressive selection of entry locks, door knobs, dead bolts, hinges, cabinet knobs, electrical switch plates and bath hardware. Your choice?

  • Our cabinet design team from Simkins Hallins will help you create the perfect kitchen and bath. They have decades of design and installation experience and work closely with our professional carpenters.

  • HanStone™ is an innovative new product that combines natural quartz, one of nature's hardest materials, with high quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface countertop. Granite is the strongest countertop material available, is stain and scratch resistant, eternally durable, elegant and beautiful. LG solid surface materials are ideal for countertops. They are extremely durable, versatile and beautiful. With an ever-expanding collection of colors and styles LG acrylic surfaces will blend perfectly into any decor or architectural design. Because LG acrylic surfaces are non-porous, they are easy to clean and repair if an accident occurs.

  • Selecting and investing in a new appliance or electronics component, and then bringing that piece into your new home is an important decision. Vanns.Com is our choice for appliances, electronics, computers and related furniture.

  • Pierce Flooring and Design offers thousands of carpet styles and colors for you to choose from. They will help you pick carpets that will add style and beauty to your new home.

  • Bridger Door carries the finest brands and offers a tremendous selection of overhead garage doors. They work closely with our carpenters to insure a perfect installation and years of trouble free operation.

  • Distinctive Lighting is always adding new fixtures and home accessories to their product lines. Search over 35,000 lighting products by category, size, price and more via their well organized and detailed web site.

  • Moen produces some of the finest faucets, sinks and showers in the world and at surprisingly affordable prices. Moen backs every product with a solid warranty and easily available repair parts. Kohler manufactures exceptionally durable and beautiful sinks, toilets, tubs, faucets, showers, spas and accessories. Their web site offers design ideas, detailed product information and helpful decorating tips. American Standard products are known around the world for their durability, timeless yet stylish design and amazingly economical prices.

  • Bare's Stove and Spa Inc. is one of the largest spa, stove and fireplace stores in the Pacific Northwest. Bring your swimsuit and soak in one of many beautiful spas functioning fully in their showroom. Or relax and enjoy more than twenty live burning stoves and fireplaces.

  • Eldorado Stone produces exceptional quality architectural stone in a wide variety of models and colors that we often use for foundations and fireplaces. Sunset Stone® is light-weight manufactured stone of the highest quality. Durable beauty is accompanied by the additional benefits of low maintenance and weather resistance. It is available in a wide variety of colors and styles.

  • Alumax sliding shower doors include bypass, framed, frameless, and heavy glass door units. Standard units can be customized with side panels or return panels as well as custom sizes.

  • Sherwin Williams paint weathers our sometimes harsh Montana climate exceptionally well and they are available in a wide range of colors and finishes to perfectly match your new home.
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