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Steve Child, Home Buyer in Idaho

We are contemplating building a 4000 to 6000 sq' home in Weiser. It would have a very open floor plan with

Asked by Steve Child, Idaho Mon May 19, 2008

few custom features. Can someone estimate the construction costs per ft without the lot/acreage? I also need referrals to competent builders. Thanks.

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Cost per square foot is going to vary greatly depending on what materials you want to use. Start at a low of $75.00 per square foot if you are your own general contractor and can do much of the work yourself and it will climb from there.

That is actually a really low cost per square foot. Most builders do a cost plus 10% model or something close. I have some clients that recently completed construction on a $600,000 home and worked as their own GC (general contractor) when all was said and done they figured the savings a decent contractor would have netted them by making fewer mistakes and having better access to wholesale pricing they could have paid the builder and saved the headache. Keep in mind there are going to be many sub contractors on a build job and a experienced builder will know who to use and what the going rates are.

I do have some local builders that I could recommend. Stop by my website, shoot me an email, or give me a call. I can at the least put you into contact with some people who will give you some solid advice and insight.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2008

If you still are in the market to build in Weiser and need builder references, please contact me at your convenience. Several reputable builders are located in Weiser. Unfortunatley, the contractor who built my home 8 years ago has retired from the trade. Cost per square foot will vary dependent upon the finish products you plan to use. It would be best to have a floor plan in mind and specifications for products you want in the home, i.e. brick vs. frame, comp shngles vs. arch grade, granite vs. tile, etc. Then sit down with 2 or more builders and have each one bid apples for apples according to your specs. Remember, the cheapest may not be the best. Most builders should provide you with references, so that you can see the finished product and talk to their previous clients. You may be so lucky as to find a builder who is in the process of building a home so you can inspect the product from the ground up. My wife and I have built 2 homes in our life, both have been great experiences, although there are hitches along the way.

I have been in Weiser for nearly 8 years, having moved from Boise in 2000. I have been a licensed Realtor since 1982 and am an Associate Broker with Selecet Properties LLC in Weiser. Hope to hear from you.

Skip Davis, GRI, CRS
Associate Broker, Select Properies LLC
524 E 7th Street
Weiser, ID 83672
208 549 2112
208 550 1420 (cell)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
I am an architectural engineer. I, too, live in Weiser. I don't know any builders, but I have over 30 years experience with design and engineering. If I can be of help email me at
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 24, 2013
Hi, Wilderness Falls Building, LLC is a small, family owned company and offer personalized service at very competitive prices. We built a gorgeous log house on the river in Weiser that we provide a tour of if that would be helpful. You can see pictures on our website at We build custom stick built and Energy Star certified homes as well. We could also provide references for other happy customers in the area. We could give you a much more accurate (but free) quote for a square footage price if we had a little more information on the finishes and options that you are envisioning. You can email for more information if you are interested. There's no pressure or obligation if you would like to discuss options.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2013
We are custom homebuilders and have been in the business for over 30 years. Please check out our website at
If you have any questions, please call me at 208-550-0210 my name is Gene Wyss and I own and operate the business.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 19, 2011
Hi Steve! Mindy Sands here. Check out for a builder that can do great custom homes. His name is Nate Mulkey. Another contractor in Weiser you might try is Mann Creek Construction. That number is 208 550-0210. Let them know I said to look 'em up!

Mindy Sands- Your source for speciality properties!
Coldwell Banker Classic Properties
(208) 550-2413
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 30, 2009
Check out this website for a one stop design/build service:
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 3, 2008
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