Custom Builder Contracts

Take advantage of one of the biggest benefits of your Custom Builders Council (CBC) membership! The GHBA standardized contracts are available free to all council members who are current with the required contract seminar attendance.

To find out about council membership or upcoming mandatory contract seminars, email Donna Buenik.

NOTE: Links below will direct you to files saved in Dropbox. Please download the file and open from Adobe or Word. This will allow you to type in the form fields.


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Navigating the Contracts

1.1 & 2.1 Construction Contracts—Owner’s Property

  • Residential Construction Contract – Fixed Price (For Use with Homes Constructed on the Owner’s Property) (TAB 1.1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Residential Construction Contract – Cost Plus (For Use with Homes Constructed on the Owner’s Property) (TAB 2.1) [PDF] [WORD]

Addenda:

  • Legal Description (TAB A-1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • (Cost Plus Only) Schedule of Estimated Construction Costs (TAB A-2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Draw Request Form (TAB A-3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Notice Regarding Expansive Soils (TAB A-4) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Final Customer Walk-Thru Approval and Punch List (TAB A-5) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Selection / Allowance Schedule (TAB A-6) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Change Order (TAB A-7) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Real Estate Broker’s Fee Addendum (TAB A-8) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Builder’s Disclosure Statement (TAB A-9) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Waiver of the List of Subcontractors and Suppliers (TAB A-10) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Assignment of Manufactured Product Warranties (TAB A-11) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Special Provisions Addendum (TAB A-12) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Green Building Disclosure (TAB A-13) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Express Limited Home Warranty (TAB A-14) [PDF] [WORD]

3.1 Construction Contract—Builder’s Property

  • Residential Construction Contract (For Use with Homes Constructed on the Builder’s Property) (TAB 3.1) [PDF] [WORD]

Addenda:

  • Legal Description (TAB B-1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Special Provisions Addendum (TAB B-2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Financing Addendum (TAB B-3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in an Owners’ Association (TAB B-4) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Tide Waters Notice (TAB B-5) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Final Customer Walk-Thru Approval and Punch List (TAB B-6) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Selection Schedule (TAB B-7) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Change Order (TAB B-8) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Real Estate Broker’s Fee Addendum (TAB B-9) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Located Seaward of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (TAB B-10) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Assignment of Manufactured Product Warranties (TAB B-11) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Notice Regarding Expansive Soils (TAB B-12) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Green Building Disclosure (TAB B-13) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Express Limited Home Warranty (TAB B-14) [PDF] [WORD]

4.1 Completed Home Contract

  • Residential Completed Home Contract (For Use With Completed Homes Constructed on the Builder’s Property) (TAB 4.1) [PDF] [WORD]

Addenda:

  • Legal Description (TAB C-1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Special Provisions Addendum (TAB C-2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Financing Addendum (TAB C-3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in An Owners’Association (TAB C-4) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Tide Waters Notice (TAB C-5) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Final Customer Walk-Thru Approval and Punch List (TAB C-6) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Change Order (TAB C-7) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Real Estate Broker’s Fee Addendum (TAB C-8) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Located Seaward of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (TAB C-9) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Assignment of Manufactured Product Warranties (TAB C-10) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Notice Regarding Expansive Soils (TAB C-11) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Green Building Disclosure (TAB C-12) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Express Limited Home Warranty (TAB C-13) [PDF] [WORD]

8.1, 8.2, 8.3 & 8.4 Independent Contractor and Supplier Agreements

  • Independent Contractor Base Agreement (TAB 8.1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Supplier Base Agreement (TAB 8.2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Independent Design Professional Base Agreement (TAB 8.3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Authorization to Obtain Department of Public Safety Criminal History Record (TAB 8.4) [PDF] [WORD]

9.1 Indemnity and Bills Paid Affidavit

  • Indemnity and Affidavit as to Payment of Bills and Release of Liens (TAB 9.1) [PDF] [WORD]

10.1 Builder Services Agreement

  • Agreement Between Owner and Consultant for Builder Services (TAB 10.1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Design Agreement (TAB 10.2) [PDF] [WORD]

11.1 Partially Completed Home Contract

  • Residential Partially Completed Home Contract (For Use With Partially Completed Homes Constructed on the Builder’s Property) (TAB 11.1) [PDF] [WORD]

Addenda:

  • Legal Description (TAB E-1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Special Provisions Addendum (TAB E-2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Financing Addendum (TAB E-3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in An Owners’ Association (TAB E-4) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Tide Waters Notice (TAB E-5) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Final Customer Walk-Thru Approval and Punch List (TAB E-6) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Selection / Allowance Schedule (TAB E-7) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Change Order (TAB E-8) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Real Estate Broker’s Fee Addendum (TAB E-9) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Addendum for Property Located Seaward of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (TAB E-10) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Assignment of Manufactured Product Warranties (TAB E-11) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Notice Regarding Expansive Soils (TAB E-12) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Green Building Disclosure (TAB E-13) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Express Limited Home Warranty (TAB E-14) [PDF] [WORD]

12.1 Termination of Contract

  • Agreement for Termination of Contract and Release (TAB 12.1) [PDF] [WORD]

13.1 to 13.4 Lien Waivers

  • Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment (TAB 13.1) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment (TAB 13.2) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment (TAB 13.3) [PDF] [WORD]
  • Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment (TAB 13.4) [PDF] [WORD]

14.1 Lot Sale Addendum

15.1 Architect Addendum

  • Architect/Design Professional Addendum (For Use with Custom Construction Jobs on the Owner’s Property) (TAB 15.1) [PDF] [WORD]

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Staff Contact:

Donna Buenik
Donna Buenik
Director of Builder Programs