D.R. Horton is a recognized national builder that has stood the test of time and is still putting out products that people are proud to own. The fact remains that there will always be problems with any business but the fact that so many buyers are considering a company's product speaks well of their ability to produce a quality product and problem solve.
The comfort level you are seeking may be more reliable if you were to take some time to visit your target community and speak with current owners. I've found that these residents are more than willing to share both the positive and the negative. Planning an evening visit, parking your car, and just taking a walk may get you started on getting good reliable information on your own.
All the best!
Peter is right that they tend to have several floor plans that they repeat with similar materials. But from what I could see, they were using high-quality materials.
If you would like to visit any of their homes and are need of a buyer's agent, let me know so I can make the necessary showing arrangements with the showing manager.
Cortright and Co.
There may be some very good qualities of a DR Horton home, as there are with other area "box" builders. For instance, you do get a lot of square feet for the $ per sqft sales price. However, there should be no confusing a "box" or "production" builder with a true custom builder. My company, Monarch Homes, is a custom builder. We design and build your home just as you want it from the beginning. We nurture our relationships with our Owners to form a partnership in the construction of your new home. Our Owners are involved in every phase of construction, working hand in hand to build your "home"....not just a house. Typically, with a "box" builder, you sit down at the beginning with a sales rep, pick out the options and upgrades that they offer to their limited existing plans, sign the deal and then come back when the home is finished to close.
For more info on Custom Builder please contact me directly. Thanks.
Fairhope Realty Group