What makes a custom home stand out from its pre-built counterparts is the creativity and curated details conceptualized to target the most specific functional needs and design preferences of its homeowners. The best custom home builders in Oak Hill understand this.

For decades, they have helped homeowners design, personalize, and build spaces that answer to modern-day needs. These professionals have worked with local project owners to complete homes that are consistently recognized by the industry’s biggest institutions and publications through awards and article features. These firms have also been commended for their focus on customer service and their efficient building practices that deliver quality projects on time and within budget.

If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.


Castle Homes

5214 Maryland Way, Suite #102, Brentwood, TN 37027

Castle Homes first launched its services in 1993 as a general contractor focused on residential construction. Alan Looney founded the firm and his experience in industrial engineering allowed the firm to deliver a comprehensive list of services to the high-end market. It evolved to cater to remodeling and luxury custom homes as well as homes designed to adhere to the industry’s sustainability standards. As a custom home builder, the firm delivers green and energy-efficient structures recognized by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). These projects have also been featured in magazines like Style Blueprint, House Beautiful, City Lifestyle, and Tennesean. The company’s multi-awarded portfolio includes projects consistently listed in Parade of Home’s annual winners, as well as the Home Builder Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT).

One example of the firm’s work is this single-family residence. The company built a contemporary home that shapes light, space, materials, and geometry to create a structure that fully engages with its environment. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls and tall, expansive window groups allow it to amplify daylight and provide the home’s main spaces with unobstructed views of its outdoor greenery. The home also highlights natural stone masonry, a tapestry of natural tones that add character to the clean façade.


Crane Builders LLC

2931 Berry Hill Dr. Nashville, TN 37204

Crane Builders is one of the most awarded custom home builders in the region. From its Nashville office, the company serves the entire Middle Tennessee region and has been doing so for the past three decades. The firm focuses on luxury custom residential construction and its portfolio presents homes and interior spaces inspired by a wide spectrum of architectures. The firm’s unforgettable traditional, contemporary, Cape Cod, and Tudor-designed residences won the company a place among the best. 

For years, the firm’s work has received recognition: Chrysalis awards, the Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Master Design Award, and the National Associations of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeler of the Month, to name a few. Business partners and in-laws David Crane and Tyler Leuck lead the award-winning family-owned and operated company. Since its inception over 35 years ago, the firm has delivered over 1000 projects and built more than 25 new residences. The firm’s milestones and celebrated work continue to be highlighted by industry publications, including Southern Living and Remodel Magazine. 


Grove Park Construction

7101 Sharondale Ct. Suite #40, Brentwood, TN 37027

Hundreds of custom homes represent Grove Park Construction’s decade of service. The firm’s custom homes range from $700,000 to $1M and can be found across Tennessee’s high-end communities: Forest Hills, Green Hills, Belle Meade, and Brentwood. In recent years, the firm’s work garnered several industry awards, including the 2019 Best Home Builder, Nashville Lifestyle Home Awards, and recognition from the annual Nashville Parade of Homes. Brandon Jenkins, the firm’s founder and principal, is a fifth-generation builder. Coming from a family of contractors and added by his years of practice, Jenkins developed a delivery method that helped the firm cater to the most demanding clients in the region. 

For one of the firm’s luxury custom home projects, the firm built a residence that celebrates the best of French and country architecture. This flawless integration of classic European details with American elements delivers a home that features steeped, multi-roofing sections, white stucco cladding, large windows and window groupings, arched doorways and entrances, chic landscaping, and an elegantly simple palette of white and cool gray. Projects of similar architectural complexity can be found in its luxury custom home portfolio. Some of these works redefine contemporary, traditional, and old-world architectures. 


Forte Building Group, LLC

113 Bridlington Ln. Bren, Forte Buitwood, TN 37027

As a full-service residential company, Forte Building Group delivers comprehensive luxury residential construction and high-end renovations and additions services to the region’s most sophisticated project owners. The firm has been with the industry for over three decades as a family-owned and operated company. The firm’s insight and experience have been passed down from one generation to the next. That continuity has allowed the firm to develop a delivery method that caters to the market demand for design, civil engineering, construction, and construction management services.

Owners Will and Adam Forte guide the firm’s everyday practice and lead major developments as project managers. These works can be found across Nashville, Green Hills, Belmont, West End, Belle Meade, and other nearby cities. One example of the firm’s work is for the construction of an Old English home that features a tapestry of natural stone masonry for its facade. Steep, dark shingle roofing and chimney caps are reminiscent of its Tuscan origins. The dominantly earth-toned palettes allow the structure to unite with its environment. 


Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling

100 Commerce Dr. A, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Hana Custom Homes & Remodeling was founded in 2005 as an answer to the region’s need for a transparent and customer-focused company, characteristics that helped it maintain its Better Business Bureau (BBB) A-plus accreditation. The firm is also a member of the NAHB and an active affiliate of HBAMT. These organizations helped the company connect to a wider client base and establish its relationships with leading subcontractors and manufacturers in the field. 

For one of the firm’s home projects, it constructed a custom single-family residence that combines the nostalgia and comfortable familiarity of the details and forms of traditional architecture with the clean and minimalist styles of modern architecture. The home’s façade features the stark contrast between its white siding against the dark frames and lines of its windows and dark shingle roofing. The elegant wood door and porch columns add character to the home and announce its classic craftsmanship. 


Superior Custom Homes and Remodeling

7105 Moores Ln. Suite #100, Brentwood, TN 37027

Steve Nabrotzky’s extensive background in construction management, as well as his years of experience in residential construction, has helped provide a design-build delivery method that caters to the needs of modern lifestyles. The firm’s process starts with consultation and cost estimates to provide a more realistic and quality-focused approach to construction. Its in-house design team translates these ideas into feasible designs. Prior to construction, the company takes care of the paperwork for a smoother transition into the construction stage and completion.

The result is a construction practice and portfolio recognized by the industry’s leading institutions, and the firm has lifelong memberships with the HBAMT and NARI as a result. The company’s residential projects have received the NAHB’s Builder & Remodeler of the Year awards. Other projects found worthy of industry recognition are easily found in the firm’s custom home gallery. Many of these projects reintroduce elements of traditional architecture by incorporating modern details into its structural and stylistic components. 


RK Junior LLC

555 Marriott Drive, Suite #315,  Nashville, TN 37214

RK Junior LLC was established over ten years ago. It’s an emerging general contracting practice that makes use of the latest in design and building technologies to deliver luxury custom residential projects to the region’s markets. Aside from its projects in the custom home niche, it also provides speculative construction services to developers and project owners. Its portfolio of additions and remodels also highlights how the company provides detailed and thoughtfully designed interiors to a wide range of clients in need of specific style preferences and functions. 

Since the firm’s inception, it has maintained its A-plus membership with the BBB for years, a testament to its stellar services and outstanding business practices. As an active member of the industry, it is affiliated with the NAHB and Tennessee’s HBA. The firm’s current success can be attributed to the experience of its founder and principal Ronnie Kelley and his ability to provide a wide range of architectural and stylistic diversity to every project. The firm’s high-end design-build nature also helps it provide comprehensive services throughout the build, from project conceptualization to completion. 


The Tant Companies LLC

6004 Robertson Ave. Nashville, TN 37209

The Tant Companies is an emerging construction firm that caters to the region’s high-end residential sector through custom homes, remodels, and renovation projects. These new builds and interior spaces represent the firm’s profound understanding of structures, architectures, and designs that cater to the specific needs, in terms of function and style, of its diverse clientele. Mediterranean, farmhouse, classic, and traditional-styled homes can be found in its portfolio. 

The company’s design-build system also presents project owners an opportunity to work with a team that understands every stage of the conceptualization and construction processes. This approach is ideal for high-value and complex projects that demand a detail-oriented approach to building custom homes. The practice is a product of principal builder Mark Tant and his three decades of experience as a builder and home designer.  Under his leadership, the firm’s consistent business practices and client acquisition through repeat businesses and referrals is one of its most commended qualities. NAHB, NKBA, and BBB also recognize the firm’s contribution to shaping the region’s residential market.


Focus Builders – Nashville’s Premier Custom Home Builder

2002 Richard Jones Dr. Suite C304, Nashville, TN 37215

Focus Builders answers to the region’s need for residential contractors that not only provide construction services but also stay with clients from the first to the last stages of development. From lot identification, residential architecture, and design, through to construction and completion, the firm responds to a wide range of client demands, regardless of value or complexity. The company also has the experience and manpower to take on consulting and real estate development work. 

Using the firm’s delivery method that principal builder Seth Argo has been developing for over the last 13 years, the company has produced some of the most stunning residential properties in the region. These homes often derive inspiration from the grand and timeless concepts of Spanish, French, and Tuscan architecture. These projects introduce the allure of familiar, approachable, and light styles of farmhouse, traditional, and classic American architecture. 


Legacy South

2305 Cruzen Street, Nashville, TN 37211

Custom home building and residential renovations dominate Legacy South’s portfolio. Since the firm launched its practice in 2013, it has secured a loyal client following from the region’s mid-range and high-end residential market. The firm’s homes are celebrated by the design and building community for their nod to old-world and traditional craftsmanship: the firm incorporates modern and contemporary functions and styles into every home. Nashville Post highlighted the firm’s work as well as its contribution to the surrounding cities’ residential landscape.

Bailey Neal leads the firm’s everyday operations. From its Nashville headquarters, the firm responds to the region’s demand for builders that pay homage to the style, materials, and the local architectural context. One example of its work is a single-family home that hints at its traditional origins through its choice of wood siding and signature overhang roof over a patio. Contemporary details include large, tall windows that connect the indoors to the outdoors and bring in ample sunlight. The use of a simple white palette for its interior and exterior spaces amplifies the flow of natural light and across the interior spaces, creating a more expansive and airy atmosphere inside the home. 


Britt Development Group, LLC

1033 Demonbreun St. Nashville, TN 37203

Britt Development Group’s primary goal is to provide modern-day residential homes and spaces that cater to the everyday needs of its owners, especially in terms of performance, function, and future adaptability. Sarah Britt leads the company’s everyday practice. Aside from her vision of the future through homebuilding, her firm’s work pays tribute to the craftsmanship and traditional architecture of the past through its historic restoration services, especially for homes that have been a part of the region’s historic past. 

The firm’s overall portfolio has also been commended for blending in with the surrounding local and architectural context. That’s true for both the firm’s custom home projects and its speculative homes. One of its most unforgettable spec home projects was a 3,917-square-foot residence that accommodates four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The home was celebrated for its classic craftsmanship on the exterior, the hardwood interior, and the red tile tapestry façade. The home’s expansive, full-glass windows allow the main areas of the home full access to the beautiful landscape outside and bring plenty of natural daylight inside.


Oak Tree Builders Inc.

641 Old Hickory Blvd. #127, Brentwood, TN 37027

Principal builder Bonn Latimer established Oak Tree Builders Inc. over 35 years ago with one goal in mind: to deliver a homebuilding practice that puts emphasis on quality materials and craftsmanship, especially in constructing custom homes, house renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, interior and exterior painting, and roofing. One example of its project in custom home building was for a luxury residence that features the elegant elements of Victorian red brick tapestry and dark roof shingle.

The facade’s focal point is its main entryway framed by huge columns and a grand entrance hall. The stunning two-story home is set in a reddish-brown wall that complements its dark mansard roofing. This serves as a canvas to its identical long, thin windows, and an asymmetrical form dominated by color tones reminiscent of the beloved 19th century home style.


Jadore Luxury Homes, LLC

Hume St, Nashville, TN 37208

Jadore Luxury Homes was established by a Nashville native over 15 years ago. Jason Gullo’s familiarity with the local housing market as well as the needs of the surrounding communities allowed the company to provide a more thoughtful and detail-oriented approach, especially to residential construction. The firm’s work has been recognized by the industry’s biggest institutions. For instance, in 2019, the firm received the Nashville Construction Company Award for one of its homebuilding projects.

Custom homes, renovations, new home construction, and house flipping projects make up the firm’s diverse portfolio. These residences highlight the familiar and comfortable elements of traditional American architecture in its dominantly wood materials. Other projects embody the neutral palettes and minimalist interiors and exteriors of modern and contemporary designs. Some of these projects combine the best of what the old and the new have to offer and provide transitional style interiors known for the hybrid textures and textiles of traditional and modern design.


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If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.