Mrs. Smith, just because you've closed on the house doesn't mean you're done with the builder. Every new house has defects and problems that must be fixed after possession is taken, and given the obvious lack of concern demonstrated by your builder, I'd guess you're likely to see many. I sympathise with your desire to keep your ideal house/lot, but realise the trade-off you are making may be costly. This contractor obviously has little concern for quality, no control over his subs, no scruples about decieving buyers, and a childish need to control people through his angry outbursts. What's going to happen when you go back to him in a few months with a list of the things that don't work or are defective? I wish you the best of luck.