Questions you should ask when searching for a homebuilder:

  1. How long have you been in the home building industry?  Can you provide references? 

JMJ has over 27 years of experience building custom homes throughout Western Kentucky. We include several references from past clients and a variety of photographs of our previous homes on our website. Check it out at!

Here is an example of our most recent review from a happy homeowner: 

“We recently moved into our forever home built by Rick and his team. From the first meeting he was open and honest about what to expect from him as a builder. His honesty is what led us to selecting him as our builder. We couldn’t be happier with that decision. They are excellent at what they do and will tell you exactly what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear. The app they use is great as well, it really helps you see the progress of the build without having to physically be at the site! I would completely recommend JMJ to anyone looking for a home that exceeds expectations.”

2. Can you assist with the Plan Design and Printing?

Rick Bivins, owner of JMJ, has a true talent in designing custom floor plans. He can start from scratch on your home design or adjust your floor plan to perfectly fit your needs and budget. JMJ builds homes of all different shapes and sizes. Our goal is to offer our clients quality-built homes at the most efficient price. 

3. How will the communication process work throughout the homebuilding process?

Communication between the builder and homeowner is essential from the beginning to end of the building process. JMJ uses an app that keeps our homeowners up to speed throughout the entire process. This app includes all your information and documents from the contract, final selections, invoices, etc. JMJ keeps the homeowners updated and involved throughout the building of the home. Honesty and open communication are very important components when building custom homes. 

4. How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during construction?

JMJ Custom Homes allows our homeowners to have full control over the selections they choose for their home. We have our clients review and sign each product they select for their home to ensure we are customizing to their specifications. Our building app is another key tool for communicating changes and upgrades at all stages of the building process. 

5. What steps do you take to ensure your homes are energy efficient?

JMJ Custom Homes spent many years being trained on how to build energy efficient homes. We are very passionate about this aspect in each of our projects. We use Nu-Wool Insulation, which provides a 10-year guarantee on the homeowner’s heat and air bills. If the bill ever exceeds the guaranteed amount, Nu Wool agrees to reimburse the buyer 50% of any excess over the said amount.  JMJ also only uses Pella windows in all our projects. We have found that the products Pella offers make a large impact in energy saving costs. JMJ Custom Homes is constantly researching ways to improve energy efficiency and we keep our clients informed on the latest trends and technology throughout the process.