Home buyers need to understand that Ryan Homes as well as other large builders can supply the most square footage and bang for the buck. They do this by being power buyers on materials and with the labor as well. They will tell the sub-contractor that they will give them all the work they can handle but at a cut rate that may be 25%-50% less than the going rate. The only way the sub-contractor can make money like this is to get the work done as quickly as possible. When that happens you get sub-par workmanship. Home buyers need to understand that before buying a home. No smaller builder can give the square footage for the money as these large builders. If you want quality, you HAVE to stay away from these guys. With a smaller builder you will get better quality, have more control and get better service but the downsize is that you will get less house for the money and it may take longer to build. As you may be able to tell, I am a contractor. Without defending Ryan or any other builder, why would you expect to get the most square footage, the most little bells and whistles and get a house built quickly, all while paying less money. My motto is, good, fast and cheap, pick any two. Buying/building a home is a large investment, do your homework. There have never been many good reviews about these guys, that should tell you something. No one is going to protect you against yourself. Most of us are the same, we want to complain about the "Walmart's" but we all want to get the best prices.