Before the housing crisis, Centex was a recognized and established company which is why we purchased our home through them. However, in the Richmond Virginia area something happened resulting in a great many poorly built homes. Shortly after our home started to be built, the company began downsizing the staff here, primarily in the area of supervision. The contractors did what they wanted, cut corners and got away with it. Centex constantly put the wrong upgrades such as lighting, doors, stairs, hardwood floors, the list goes on and on. My wife and I ended up managing the project through constant complaints to get the house done correctly. Closing day resulted in a rush to finish the job, and from that day on, we've been fighting (10 months now) to get the house to the point where it should have been at closing. We are going to hire a home inspector, and I thank you Alma for the web link.