We are about to build a new house and are working with a local builder who is well liked, his work is good, and are working well with them. He has a dedicated person who draws plans and customizes them. We’d like to show the completed plans to 2 other builders to get their bids/ideas, but not sure how to approach it. Is this a common practice? I’d be willing to pay for the plans if we go with another builder but don’t want to start over with an architect and be out $$$ for nothing. Price is not the only consideration, but we want to get a competitive bid so we have something to compare it to.