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The 9 Best Custom Home Builders in Harrison, New York

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A fact prominent of Harrison is its great quality of life. Its easy commute, vibrant downtown neighborhoods, and magnificent homes situated on sprawling acreage are a few reasons why Harrison is great.

In curating the list for The Best Custom Home Builders in Harrison, New York, we searched for the firms that have built homes that mirror the magnificence of Harrison’s culture. We looked into their portfolio, recognitions, client reviews, building processes, and integrity throughout their service.

Dibico Inc.

264 Selleck St., Stamford, CT 06902

As a firm with a humble beginning, Dibico aims to provide the high level of attention and quality service it had when it started as a small woodshop. It ensures this by being present, from finding the perfect piece of property and designing a new home, through every meticulous detail of the completion stage. It demands the same level of commitment from all its in-house team and its local, licensed, and fully insured company partners. Dibico also offers a comprehensive suite of luxury building and lifestyle services that include home management, scheduled preventative maintenance, repairs and lifestyle concierge, luxury renovations, and the exclusive House-LiftTM program. 

Dibico productively uses its craftsmanship and expertise to make an impact on its clients’ lives. Today, it is honored to receive numerous industry and media recognitions. One of their best wins is a record of ten Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards in 2018 for the home displayed in this article. A few of the ten awards include the best interior feature, best outdoor environment, and the 2018 Custom Home of the Year award.

Legacy Construction Northeast, LLC

10 New King St. Suite 208, White Plains, NY 10604

Designed to appear emerging from the bedrock, the Treetop Lodge is sited uniquely atop a rocky terrain in a natural woodland setting. Its exterior comprises native stone, reclaimed timbers, and siding cedar board and batten with wood stain inspired by tree bark. This weekend home conceived from raw land is a recipient of the 2019 Best Custom House 6,000 – 7,000 square feet HOBI Award and High Honor Excellence in Design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Westchester and Hudson Valley, Design Awards.

This award-winning project exhibits how Legacy Construction brings value and quality to its projects. The firm is also an advocate of a transparent and enjoyable home-building process. From the very first project meeting through the completion, it strives to develop long-lasting client relationships. It extends the same passion, integrity, and attention to each project type, from traditional to modern. Staying ahead of the curve is the foundation of its business, which is why it remains current on innovative and proven methods and trends. Currently, the Legacy team implements smart home integration, building management systems, and energy-efficient sustainable designs.

Karp Associates, Inc.

16 Cross St., New Canaan, CT 06840

A winner of the 2016 HOBI Awards Best Custom Home in the 5,000-6,000 square feet category, this house used materials that are unlikely for most New England homes. Its exterior comprises a partially exposed natural cedar siding treated with a new nanotechnology coating to preserve the natural finish. To add character, Karp Associates (KA)  paired this with a cement board panel system set over a rubber membrane and framed the triple-glazed doors and windows imported from Ireland. All these details matter to the owners. Knowing how KA builds homes that suit its clients’ needs and reflect their way of life, the firm made sure it has delivered everything that the homeowners asked.

For over three decades, imaginative design, traditional craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and innovative amenities have been the cornerstones of KA’s success. These and the firm’s strong sense of professionalism have distinguished them to become one of the leading custom home builders. It also intends to build green by integrating geothermal systems, spray foam insulation, and sustainable materials in its building processes.

RS | MANNINO Architecture + Construction

38 Park Ave. 2nd Floor, Rutherford, NJ 07070   

RS Mannino makes ideas come to life based on the appearance and overall character that a client has in mind. More than aesthetics, the firm also focuses on the functionality, safety, and durability of its designs. In the planning phase, the firm strives to abide by various building laws and specific state regulations. Once the design is laid out and approved, the firm ensures in the construction phase that the plan is followed and the design is true to the blueprint. After the home is completed, it also advises and conducts maintenance of the project. 

One of its projects is this contemporary home located in Cliffside Park. The design consists of four main forms; porcelain boxes, glass boxes, metal roof/facade, and concrete stair. The porcelain box holds three full floors of living space and a loft with a large sliding door to a roof-deck. The glass boxes are aluminum-clad projections with windows that intersect the porcelain box at the corners. The metal roof/facade folds over the porcelain box to provide cover on the deck and entryway. Lastly, the concrete stair intends to frame a view of the river landscape for the entrance of the home. 


Frattaroli Development Group

39 Old Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830

For more than 50 years, Frattaroli Development Group (FDG) has been building, designing, and remodeling luxury homes and commercial establishments. Its works stretch from its hometown in Connecticut to Fairfield County and New York. It continues to hone its craftsmanship, balancing years of experience and family traditions with modern technology and opulence, to produce outstanding luxury homes and building modifications.

This craftsmanship is made possible through FDG’s team of leaders in the design and building industry. These leaders dedicate themselves to meeting the quality standards set by the principal when the firm was founded. To gain satisfied clients, they provide exceptional service, superior work, and efficient processes. Throughout the planning, designing, and executing construction, the firm promotes comprehensive communication with clients, efficient construction management, and accurate estimation. In addition to these, the firm also constructs residences with a focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and safety.


76 Valley Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807

As an owner’s representative, Wernert takes the responsibility of making its clients’ interests its priority. It collaborates with the owners to formulate a plan that meets their visuals for the project, the building code requirements, budget, and timetable. The firm also believes that relying on a single point of responsibility helps simplify the design-build process, which is why projects of all sizes, from hanging a door to rebuilding a front entryway, are all managed by its members.

Wernert understands its responsibility of providing a safe, clean, healthy, and enjoyable working environment for all its stakeholders. For the firm, a clean job site is synonymous with a secured job site. To ensure this, Wernert holds and maintains appropriate certifications and licensing with the States to remain compliant with state and local laws. 

Guetta Building

115 Sycamore Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576

This expansive Bridgehampton estate epitomizes the fine East End luxury living. Awaiting on the private hedge-lined driveway is a meticulously-crafted residence, sited on pristine grounds. It comprises a heated gunite pool with sundeck and spa, cabana, gym, movie theatre, yoga studio, and covered porch. Designed by Guetta Building Company, this home raises the bar for lavish yet elegant residences.

Guetta Building Company handles every part of home development. It oversees all aspects, including architecture, construction, interior design, and landscape implementation. Whether building a custom residence or renovating an existing home, Guetta Building Company guarantees that even the smallest of details are accounted for. Its customer-first philosophy, vast resources, and commitment to transforming dreams into reality are what made them one of the finest luxury developers in the area..

Gatehouse Partners

11 Henry St., Greenwich, CT 06830

Gatehouse Partners was founded on the principle that a small company is capable of offering a hands-on approach. Since 1999, it brings plans to life one home at a time through personalized construction management. It shows its commitment to its clients by an attention to detail in each step of the building process. The firm begins a superb builder-architect-client relationship by conceptualizing a vision and identifying goals through a complimentary consultation. They then coordinate with architects and designers to draft every step of the way. When the plan is settled, Gatehouse Partners proceeds with the construction, providing expert craftsmanship with the utmost attention to quality. This process ensures the satisfaction and achievement of goals throughout the entire scope of the project. An example of a result of its quality works is this 12,000 square foot craftsman home. This home features a geothermal HVAC, solar panels, a sports court, an indoor pool and outdoor pool, and a golf green.

Sound Harbor Development

199 Brower Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Sound Harbor Development (SHD) has been designing, building, and remodeling homes for over a decade. It has gained a stellar reputation for its integrity, quality craftsmanship, and excellence in product delivery in a timely manner. The company’s owner, Gerard Lavelle, personally consults, assists and designs all homeowners regardless of the size or value of their home’s project. Each of the firm’s projects is distinct and always built upon the reputation they have gained. Through their in-house design services and on-site building team, they were able to facilitate a streamlined process for their installation of woodworking and cabinetry. 

An example of their project is this unique traditional home that features thoughtfully painted and personalized rooms. SHD painted the majority of the space white, which gave a simple and pristine look to the entirety of the home. This choice of color also helped in having a more spacious feel to an already liberal floor layout. The firm painted the living area blue and matched it with warm lights to balance the cool mood of the space. 


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as a brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at HomeBuilderDigest, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University - Degree in Construction Engineering Management