October 9th, 2017

Making the Most of

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So, you made it to the CustomBuilders website. What next?!

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled your road map of CustomBuilders online. Keep reading for our top tips on using the CB website, whether you’re a buyer looking for a new home or a builder researching the competition.

For Buyers

Getting Started

The CustomBuilders homepage mapBegin with the map on the homepage. From here, you can quickly and easily select the state you’d like to build in – whether it’s where you currently live, or in another area.

Once you’ve drilled down into an area, you have two choices! Either scroll through the overall list of builders in that state, or narrow it down to metro area. This will help find a builder who can construct your custom home in your desired city.

Navigating the Builder’s Profile

Found a builder that looks promising? Click into their profile to view more details! Here, you can read a bit about what they do, see photo examples of their work, as well as view the various areas they build in.

To get more information, either visit the builder’s website or fill out the nifty contact form right on the page.

Tips & Tricks

Not ready to look at a specific area yet? No worries! In the photo gallery, explore images from all the builders to get a better idea of what style you’re wanting. Broken up into categories, you can easily filter by just exteriors, or even take a look through kitchens to find your dream design.

For overall tips, advice, and builder profiles, visit the CustomBuilders blog. Search by news articles, builder highlights, homeowner resources, and more.

For Builders

Claim Your Free Listing

First things first, do you have a profile A sample listing by CustomBuilderson CustomBuilders? If not, you’ll want to claim your free listing right away. The CB team will reach out to get more information and set up your profile. Make sure to have these items handy for when they do:

  • Your company description
  • The link to your company website
  • Your company address and phone number
  • The e-mail address you’d like notified if someone fills out the CB form on your page
  • At least 5 photos to include on your profile

Scope Out the Competition

Once you have your listing, use the homepage map or metro links at the bottom of the web page to check out the competition in your area. Easily search by entire states (like Texas) or filter down by exact metro areas to see what other builders are up to. If the builder has a website, we recommend clicking through to see how they’re showcasing their custom home product.

The CustomBuilders blog can also be a resource – visit the Custom Homebuilders category to explore profiles and highlights on various custom builders!

Good luck, and happy searching!


May 28th, 2014

Rouse Chamberlin Homes: 35 Years of Award Winning Communities

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Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 4.25.38 PMRouse Chamberlin builds single-family homes, townhouses, and carriage homes in Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. Bill Rouse and Steve Chamberlin founded the company in 1978. Ever since then, they have been building homes of the highest quality and value, and trying to make the homebuilding process as enjoyable as possible.

Rouse Chamberlin currently builds in Penn Manor at Sandy Run, Kedron Station, Century Oak, Franklin Chase, The Links at Raven’s Claw, Parkesburg Knoll, The Enclave on Upper Gulph, Cowan Estates, and The Woods at Clarelyn.

The Penn Manor at Sandy Run community is in Fort Washington, Pennslyvania. It offers luxury carriage homes conveniently located near route 309 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. These new homes feature things like dramatic stone and siding elevations, two-car garages, designer kitchens, and much more.

It feeds into the Springfield Township School District, so your kids will gain access to a terrific education. They will attend Enfield Elementary, Springfield Middle, and Springfield High School.

This homeowner from The Links at Raven’s Claw said, “Ellen was so comforting throughout the process,” and how about — “Rouse Chamberlin has restored my faith in the home building business. After dealing with an unreliable competitor of Rouse, prior to building our Rouse home, we were nervous at the idea of jumping into another home building contract. Their professionalism and compassion truly made a difference. They worked very hard for our dream of owning this home to come true.”

Contact Rouse Chamberlin today to get started building the home of your dreams! Working with their team is sure to be a fantastic experience for your entire family.

April 21st, 2014

Summit Custom Homes: A Kansas City Custom Home Builder

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Screen Shot 2014-04-21 at 10.56.18 AMSummit Custom Homes was founded in early 2002 in the greater Kansas City Metro area. They are the largest new homebuilder in the area, and have built nearly 1,000 single-family homes. They pride themselves on offering high quality homes with long-lasting value.

Summit currently builds in Belmont Farms, Benson Place, Brooks Farm, BluHawk, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek Highlands, Eagle Creek, Edgewater at Creekmoor, Estates of Forest View, Falcon Valley, Foxberry Estates, Fritchie Bluff, High Point at Creekmoor, Highland Meadows, Hills of Forest View, Lakeside at Chapman Farms, Mill Creek of Summit Mill, Parkwood at Stoney Creek, Persimmon Pointe, Riss Lake, Riverview, Seven Bridges, Shores at Chapman Farms, Staley Farms, Stonebridge Park, Stonebridge Trails, Timber Trails, Westbrook at Creekmoor, Wilshire by the Lake, Woodland Shores, and Woodneath Farms.

Summit Custom Homes has nineteen of their model homes up for show in the 2014 Spring Parade of Homes. The Spring Parade of Homes takes place April 26th through May 11th. The model homes are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free!

This is a great opportunity to come tour a variety of Summit’s homes across many of their different communities. They will be showing in Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Lake Lotawana, Shawnee, Lenexa, Platte City, and Olathe. Their models range from 1,753 to 3,222 square feet, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your family.

These happy homeowners said, “We had a great experience with Summit. From start to finish Summit went above and beyond our expectations. We share our experience with everyone who is talking about building.”

Contact Summit Custom Homes today to get started building the home of your dreams. Working with their team is sure to be a fantastic experience for your entire family.

March 31st, 2014

Essex Homes: The Key to Better Living

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Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 1.52.01 PMKarl Haslinger founded Essex Homes in Columbia, South Carolina in 1993. In 2009 they expanded their market to the Charlotte region in North Carolina. What started as a small business building close to 25 homes per year, has grown into a well renowned company that builds over 600 homes each year.

Essex Homes currently builds in Colony Ridge, The Preserve at Rolling Creek, Waterford Corners, Ashland Falls, Pinnacle Ridge, Ashland Grove, Ashland Downes, Foxchase, The Enclave at Silver Creek, Indian River, Hampton Park, Manchester Park, Carrington Place, Orchard Pointe, The Oaks at Summerlake, Hallman Meadows, Persimmon Hill, Turner’s Point, Tri-Springs, Copper Bluff, Pisgah Flats, Larkin Woods, Manors at White Knoll, Fox Meadow, Heritage Forest, Club Colony, Deer Creek, Abney Hills, Saddlebrook, Winchester, Wedgwood, Rivers Station, Lincrest, Cobblestone Park Golf Course, Kelsney Ridge, Sweetbay, and Allan’s Mill in the Columbia, South Carolina area.

Essex has dozens of terrific floor plans to choose from. The Katherine floor plan sits on a spacious 4,283 square feet. It comes with five to six bedrooms, two to four full bathrooms, and a two-car garage. It features a beautiful first floor owner’s suite with his and her sinks, laundry off the kitchen, and playroom that can serve as a sixth bedroom if needed.

If you’re looking for something a little bit smaller, the Wateree plan is perfect for you. It sits on 2,075 square feet and comes with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a two-car garage. It features a second floor owner’s suite with an option for separate tub and shower, with his and her sinks.

This happy homeowner said, “Essex Homes has been exceptionally accommodating. The workmanship that Essex Homes puts into their design reflects freshness and sophistication that any age group can appreciate. We are proud homeowners and are pleased to be associated with Essex Homes.”

If you are looking to expedite the process, they also have many available quick move-in homes in both Columbia and Charlotte. Contact them today to get more information about any of their terrific home options. Working with Essex is sure to be a fantastic experience for your entire family.

March 26th, 2014

Wynn Homes: For All Generations

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Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 11.16.47 AMWynn Homes, formerly known as Wynn Construction, has been building new homes in North Carolina for fifteen years. Bill Wynn started off selling 5-10 homes each year and has grown his business to selling over 160 homes per year. For the last five years, Wynn Construction has been recognized in the top 200 home building companies in the nation by Builder Magazine.

They currently build in Hunter’s Mill, Applewood, Carriage Hill, Chesleigh, Anderson Creek Club, Trotter’s Ridge, West Ridge, Village at Rockfish, Millstone, Woodfield, Rennshire, Heritage Hall, Ashton Meadows, Carolina Plantations, St. James Park at Williamsburg Plantation, Canon’s Edge, Watercrest Landing, The Landing at Everett’s Creek, Woods Plantation, and Meadows of Dukes Lake.

If you already have a lot you love, they will also build on your very own lot! They have over forty floor plans to choose from, and will work with you to find the perfect choice for your land and budget.

Wynn Homes has houses available in all styles and sizes. Their available houses range from 1,272 to 3,557 square feet. They come with three to five bedrooms, and up to three full bathrooms. You are sure to find a house that will fit your family’s needs perfectly.

This happy homeowner said, “Scott was so nice and very helpful during his visit. He called me shortly after I submitted my request and scheduled a visit. He showed up on time and made me comfortable with my concern. Just prior to his arrival I started to have trouble with my door and he was so patient and kind that he took care of the problem, even though it was not a part of my original request. He also gave me some good advice and answered all my questions. I really appreciate the great service!”

The entire staff is highly experienced and will help make your homebuilding process as seamless as possible. If you are looking to build or buy a new house in North Carolina, their staff will help turn your dreams into a reality. Contact them today to find your perfect plan and get started.

March 10th, 2014

Fischer & Frichtel: Common Sense, Uncommon Value

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Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 1.01.40 PMDuring the month of February, Fischer and Frichtel celebrated grand openings in three premiere neighborhoods! The brand new 2014 display models are located in Cimarron Forest in Wentzville, Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, and Miralago in Cottleville.

On February 1st, the Sierra display was opened in Cimarron Forest in Wentzville. The Sierra floor plan starts at $129,900 and sits on 1,480 square feet. This Fischer and Frichtel plan features two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a two-car garage. This model is perfect for a first time homeowner and is open daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Cimarron Forest offers two of Fischer and Frichtel’s floor plans from the Lifestyle Collection. It is in close proximity of major highways and is in the highly acclaimed Wentzville School District.

On February 8th, the Wyndham model was opened in Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon. The Wyndham floor plan starts at $425,900 and sits on a spacious 3,752 square feet. This Fischer and Frichtel plan features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a three-car garage. This model is perfect for a growing family and is open daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Wyndgate Oaks offers a number of Fischer and Frichtel’s floor plans from the Estates and Heritage Collections. It offers more than fifty acres of wooded common ground, a pool and clubhouse, parks, sports court, and trails for walking and biking.

On February 22nd, the Whitehall model was opened in Miralago in Cottleville. The Whitehall floor plan starts at $237,900 and sits on 1,820 square feet. This Fischer and Frichtel plan features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. This model is perfect for empty nesters looking to downsize and is open daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Miralago offers six of Fischer and Frichtel’s floor plans from the Manors Collection. It is in close proximity of major highways, the St. Peters Rec-Plex, St. Charles Community College, Old Hickory golf course, and many dining and entertainment options.

Contact Fischer and Frichtel today to go check out these fantastic new model homes, or any of their other amazing communities. If you are looking to build a new custom home around St. Louis, Fischer and Frichtel is the homebuilder for you.

February 24th, 2014

Parry Custom Homes: True Custom. Built Your Way!

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Parry Custom Homes is a Pittsburgh homebuilder with a strong foundation in the construction business. Founder, R. Keith Parry, started his career in the construction industry in 1978 with the Carpenters Union. He passed his homebuilding experience onto his two children, Daniele and Justin, to keep the Parry legacy growing. Daniele runs the Showroom, while Justin heads up the construction, design, and building operations for the company.

Parry Custom Homes currently builds in Mountain Ridge Estates, Crimson Pointe, Foxfield Knoll, Oakton Manor, Bella Mia, Atwood Estates, Oak Farm Estates, Fox Run, Penn Glade, Meadow Ridge, Moreland Manor, Allegheny Woodlands, Foxtail Court, Shannon Mills, Sienna Ridge, The Trails, Ravenwood, Tintsman Estates, Weatherton Farms, The Overlook, and Villa Maria in Pennsylvania.

Aside from all of these fantastic communities, Parry will also build on your private lot. If you have already found the lot of your dreams, they can come in and build the home of your dreams on it!

The Mountain Ridge Estates neighborhood is located within the North Huntingdon Township Westmoreland County. It sits atop the ridge of a mountain with picturesque views and wooded backyards. It boasts the low Westmoreland County taxes, while also being extremely accessible to downtown Pittsburgh.

Mountain Ridge Estates feeds into the Norwin School District. Your children will be in great hands growing up in Stewartsville Elementary, Norwin Middle, and Norwin Senior High School.

Go visit the Showroom and Design Center to view their home designs or to get help creating a design of your own. When you are ready to customize the features of your new-home-to-be, Parry will offer you limitless options to make your home as personalized as possible.

Matt and Loren said their area of satisfaction is, “the house. The quality of construction and the final product were exactly what we hoped to get when we signed with Parry homes. Whether it be our family, friends or ourselves, we get nothing but positive feedback about how beautiful our house turned out.”

Contact Parry Custom Homes today to find a time to go check out their showroom. You’ll know they are the Pittsburgh new home builder to work with, once you meet the Parry team.

February 19th, 2014

Bella Vita Custom Homes: Your Luxury Texas Homebuilder

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Bella Vita Custom Homes craft beautiful and luxurious custom crafted homes in Texas. Their homes offer open areas for entertaining guests, incredible libraries, and master’s suites that few can compete with. They handpick the finest subcontractors, suppliers, and artists, so you can be sure that your home will be built to the highest standard of satisfaction.

The Bella Vita sales team has collectively sold over $77 million in custom homes. They pride themselves in patience and integrity, and consider those traits incredibly important to your homebuilding process. The want each of their clients to buy on their own timeline, and fully enjoy their entire experience.

Bella Vita Custom Homes currently build in River Place, Rolling Wood, Hyde Park, Cat Mountain, Rosedale, Old West Austin, Cimarron Hills, Rough Hollow, Dripping Springs, Tarry Town, The Reserve at Lake Travis, Spanish Oaks, Steiner Ranch, New Braunfels, Lake Travis, and Barton Creek in Austin. They also build in Highland Park in Dallas, TX.

Highland Park offers fantastic perks like an Arts District, neighborhood parks, local boutiques and nearby shopping, convenient access to highways, and much more. Your kids will be in great hands at the Highland Park Independent School District. They will attend Armstrong or Bradfield Elementary, McCulloch Intermediate or Highland Park Middle, and Highland Park High School.

Seth Koppel, owner of TexHomes Realty, said, “As a Realtor who focuses on new construction, I can say with confidence that Bella Vita Custom Homes offers everything I and my clients want in a custom builder:

1. An eye for creative design blending luxury elegance & style with practicality.
2. An unrelenting desire to vastly exceed my clients’ expectations so they become raving fans.
3. Unparalleled experience & “know-how” for construction quality.
4. A strong network of suppliers & trades, along with vertical integration structure that enables them to crush the competition on the value provided for dollars spent.
5. Financial strength that 95% of builders will never attain.
6. Plain and simple Integrity.

I recommend them without reservation.”

Bella Vita Custom Homes will take your dreams and turn them into a reality. That’s the benefit of working with this custom home team. Your home will be designed exactly how you’d like, and you’ll have a fantastic team to help you every step of the way. Contact them today to get started.

January 22nd, 2014

Larson Building Company: Redefining the Standard of Excellence

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Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 1.39.19 PMLarson Building Company builds high quality custom homes around the Kansas City area. They pride themselves in only using the highest quality materials available, and a firm dedication to craftsmanship. This combination ensures that your new home is going to be beautiful and functional.

In 2013, Larson was awarded with as the “Pick of the Parade Grand Award Winner” by the KC Home Builders association, in the Fall Parade of Homes.

The exterior construction is designed for a strong structure with superior insulations. Their building process provides you with exterior framing lumber that have all been caulked with 100% silicone to help with air infiltration. This along with blown in wall and attic insulation will greatly improve the heating and cooling loss to your home. Larson Building Company also use 95% efficient furnaces with humidifier, 16 seer air conditioner, and a four inch Merv 11 furnace filter for better air quality.

Larson Building Company currently builds in the Mills Farm community in Overland Park, as well as the Glen Abbey community in Leawood.

The Mills Farm community is over 300 acres of beautiful terrain and lush landscaping. Residents can enjoy amazing amenities such as a competition-sized pool, community clubhouse with state-of-the-art fitness facility, basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball court. There is also a terrific children’s play area and scenic nature trail.

Your kids will grow up in the award winning Blue Valley School District. They will be in excellent hands attending Timber Creek Elementary, Aubry Bend Middle, and Blue Valley Southwest High School.

Mills Farm is conveniently located near I-435 and I-35 with Town Center Plaza just a few short minutes away. Town Center Plaza offers several restaurants, many desirable shopping locations, and a movie theatre for your family to enjoy.

With many floor plans in all sizes and styles, you are sure to find something absolutely perfect for your family. Whether a growing young family or newly empty nesters, Larson Building Company has a home that is perfect for you. Contact them today to learn more about their high quality new homes, and to get started building the home of your dreams.

December 30th, 2013

Sallee Homes: Kansas City Custom Homes Since 1989

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Screen Shot 2013-12-24 at 12.11.07 PMFormer structural engineer, Randy Sallee, founded Sallee Homes in 1989. In the past twenty-four years, they have developed a solid in reputable building company in the greater Kansas City area. They build a high quality product for the best possible price, and take extremely good care of all of their customers.

Sallee Homes currently builds in Adam’s Pointe Village, Belmont Farms, Canyon Creek Highlands, Chapel Hill, Creekmoor, Dalton’s Ridge, Eagle Creek, Eagle’s Ridge, Grayson Place, Heritage Manor, Highland Meadows, Hunter’s Ridge, Kensington Farms, Montebella, Parkway Estates, Parkway Village, Persimmon Pointe, Prairie Point, Seven Bridges, Staley Hills, The Enclaves, Thousands Oaks, Whispering Hills Estates, Whitney Hills, Woodland Glen, and Woodland Shores.

The Sorano II floor plan is available in their Montebella community. It sits on a spacious 3,344 approximate square feet with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and three-car garage. It features terrific amenities like a full walkout basement, roof covered deck, sculptured staircase carpet, stained bathroom vanities, full yard sprinkler system, and much more.

Your kids will be in great hands in the Park Hill School District. Attending Union Chapel Elementary, Lakeview Middle, and Park Hill South High School, you can rest assure knowing they are receiving a quality education.

In this testimonial Steve and Angie Minshall said, ” Randy Sallee and Sallee Homes built a beautiful house for us. The quality is evident in the craftsmanship throughout the house. Randy and his crew gave us unexpected extras in the design of our ceilings and in the layout of the ceramic tile, particularly in the kitchen. Randy easily accommodated our changes to the original house plan and readily worked with us to help us save money in the build-out of the basement. All-in-all, we had a very favorable experience with Randy as our builder and we are very please with our new home.”

Sallee Homes builds new homes across the Kansas City area and would love to help you and your family build the home of your dreams in your neighborhood. Contact them today to discuss all of their available homes and floor plans, and to find one that meets your needs.

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