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The Best Custom Home Builders in Arlington, Texas

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Moving to a new city or even within a current city can be a drastic change. Our new home is often the first thing that gives us comfort when we are settling into a new environment. Finding the perfect home builder who can accommodate all of your needs within your budget can be tough. This is especially true when you’re in a huge city like Arlington that’s packed with sports arenas, theme parks, and universities.

Arlington is one of the best residential cities that Texas has to offer and it’s no surprise that a lot of people want to move here. Located between two prime cites, Fort Worth and Dallas, the city boasts a significantly lower cost of living. The city’s traditional brick-lined homes are a charming sight that will convince anyone to find a house of their own. Luckily, Arlington is full of skilled home builders that are not just capable of making traditional homes, but also excel at building creative modern homes.

This list narrows down all the home builders who service Arlington and its surrounding cities. These are all firms who have received certifications and awards for their stellar craftsmanship. Aside from home building, most of the firms listed are also skilled remodelers.

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.

10) Boyd Custom Homes

7005 Winthrop Dr, Arlington, TX 76001

Boyd Custom Homes is a luxury home builder that aims to lead the future with their high-performance energy efficient homes. The firm’s founder, Steve Boyd, believes that the personal and professional growth of each team member is essential to his firm’s success, which is why everyone in his company undergoes further training and continuing education every year. He also prides himself on having a keen attention to detail and possessing vast connections in the design industry.

Their portfolio is extensive and impressive because they make both upscale traditional style homes and sophisticated modern homes. In fact, Boyd Custom Homes built the 2017 Mansfield Dream Home. Additionally, the firm was recently named the “2018 Top Builder” by Mansfield Magazine and they received a Reader’s Choice award. They’ve also been featured in a handful of publications like Modern Home Builder Magazine and were the cover story of an issue of Building Savvy in 2017.

9) Normandy Homes

2805 Dallas Pkwy Ste 400, Plano, TX 75093

Normandy Homes is a boutique home builder dedicated to building award-winning homes in Allen, Plano, McKinney, and Arlington. They practice open communication with their clients because they want to provide individualized care and classic homes to every homeowner. With more than 30 years of industry experience, the firm’s CEO, Bruno Pasquinelli got his start as a laborer for home builders.

Eventually, he became a land acquisition director and division and regional manager at a prestigious private homebuilder in Dallas. In 2012, he decided to venture on his own so he established Normandy Homes to provide luxury family homes with spacious designs and quality craftsmanship. Normandy’s elegant homes at The Village at Twin Creeks have won McSam Awards including the 2017 Best Interior Merchandising and the 2016 Best Architectural Design. The firm’s Aberdeen home at Mustang Park was the 2016 BSB Design Home of the Year. Additionally, they’ve made the Dallas Business Journal’s Top 100 twice.

8) Gardner Custom Homes

1409 N Cooper St Ste 109, Arlington, TX 76011

Boutique custom builders, Gardner Custom Homes specializes in making sophisticated homes for the refined homeowner. The firm was founded by Bart Gardner to provide customers with excellent quality homes and exceptional customer service.  Their focus on customer service drives their business through word of mouth and they see a referral from their clients as the highest compliment they could receive.

You can easily tell that this firm takes aesthetics very seriously because every detail is well thought out. From the landscaping around the front porch down to the tasteful interiors, everything is polished and consistent with the design’s theme. This has landed Gardner Custom Homes in many publications including Luxe Interiors and Design Magazine and they’ve also been named Best Home Builder by D Magazine in 2017 and 2018.

The firm designs homes that are modern, but have accents of country and craftsman styles. Their modern upscale homes are priced between $500,000 and $3 million. Aside from being excellent builders, the firm also does home remodeling work.

7) Mansfield Custom Homes

1107 Knoll Crest Dr, Mansfield, TX 76063

With over 40 years of experience, Mansfield Custom Homes has both the dedication and the expertise necessary to create dream homes by expertly managing time, people, processes, and resources. Owned by Stoney Short, the firm assures all of their customers that they are deeply committed to the project even after the homeowner has moved in. Mansfield Custom Homes is known for their quality customer service because they make sure all of their job sites are clean and all of their workers are professional. They truly want the client to have the best building experience possible.

MCH specializes in building truly custom luxury homes. Driven by their superior quality, they were named as Living Magazine Reader’s Choice for “Best Custom Home Builder” from 2014 to 2018. They are also accredited members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA), and the Texas Association of Builders (TAB)

6) Larry Stewart Custom Homes

1505 Cherry St, Colleyville, TX 76034

Larry Stewart Custom Homes’ portfolio consists of luxury homes that are catered to their client’s taste and lifestyle. Their homes are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they could also stand the test of time structurally and conceptually. The firm is knowledgeable and proactive when it comes to the privacy concerns that some of their luxury home clients may have and as such, they operate with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. Additionally, the firm has a talented team of interior designers who work with clients to increase the value of the home by consulting on decisions around flooring, fixtures, lighting, and more.

The firm’s goal is always to make award-winning luxury homes. Their designs range from Mediterranean-style homes, inspired by Spanish and Italian coastal styles, and Tudor-style homes that are reminiscent of European Old World influences. Their elegant designs have been featured in Today’s Builder television show. Additionally, the firm was named by D Magazine as the 2016 Builder of the Year.

5) R.J. Aldriedge Companies

P.O. Box 202494, Arlington, TX 76006

At a very young age, Randy Aldriedge learned the ropes of building through his father, Jack.  His hands-on experience inspired him to establish his own firm in 1984. Today he personally manages and oversees daily operations of R.J. Aldriedge Companies.  He’s often found working with his sub-contractors and construction team on his construction sites ensuring that the utmost quality and care is maintained. Clients feel that they can count on Randy to deliver the best quality homes because he’s Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Master Builder and Aging in Place Specialist.  The firm has built a solid reputation across Arlington, Mansfield, Grapevine, Cedar Hill, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Trophy Club, and surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth communities.

The firm boasts of having a customer-centered building process.  As much as possible, they try to be involved from the lot selection to move-in and maintenance.  He is also heavily involved in the remodeling business. They have built virtually every style of home in many price ranges during the 49 years he’s been in business.  Their elegant homes have been featured in many publications including D Home Magazine, the Dallas Fort Worth Design Guide, Dallas Style, and Design, and have also won the Spring Tour Awards.  The firm was also voted 2005 Remodeler of the Year by the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA)

4) Sean Knight Custom Homes

109 South Ranch House Rd, Ste 107, Aledo, TX 76008

Sean Knight Custom Homes has consistently served the community with excellent service and keen attention to detail for more than two decades. The firm’s president and owner, Sean Knight, became a Certified Master Builder and Remodeler in 1996 and, with over 25 years of experience in building, he’s equipped to take on the boldest visions and ideas for his clients. No home builder can deliver all of its clients’ needs instantly, which is why Sean Knight Custom Homes wants their customers to trust their process because, with time and due diligence, they can execute the desired quality asked of them.

Though the majority of the homes they design are luxurious and elegant, there is still a simple charm to their upscale homes. Their impressive homes have won twelve awards at the Kaleidoscope of Homes including “Best of Show” and “Outstanding Feature Award.” They have also garnered awards from the Spring Tour of New Homes since 1995 and their most recent one was the 2010 Grand Winner Award. Besides their awards, the firm has also been appeared on news shows by the local CBS and ABC affiliates three times in the last year alone.

3) Grand Homes

15455 Dallas Parkway, Ste 1000, Addison, TX 75001

Stephen H. Brooks founded Grand Homes in 1986 because he believed that the building industry needed a company that was led by hardworking people passionate about building homes. The first community the firm built, The Collections at Valley Ranch, landed them their first Homes and Apartment Builder’s Award and they’ve been a driving force as innovators and trendsetters since then. The firm’s vast portfolio includes 400 semi-custom homes built in 30 neighborhoods around the metroplex annually.

In their 30 years of service, Grand Homes has received numerous awards including consecutively winning the prestigious Consumer’s Choice Awards for 11 years, being named “America’s Best Builder” twice by Builder Magazine, and winning 5 Texas Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders. While their floor plans consist mostly of Craftsman style homes, their focus on clients drives them to ensure that homes are customized to their clients’ liking.

2) Sandlin Homes

5137 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

One of the longest running family-owned firms in Texas, Sandlin Homes has been building quality homes for six decades. When J.B. Sandlin founded the firm in 1957, he knew that his company must be rooted in a solid foundation and for him, the best foundation was his family. Now, his sons Mike, Terry, Scott, and their brother-in-law, Matt Speight carry on the legacy that he started. With outstanding credentials and more that 30 years of industry experience, all of them are more than qualified to keep the firm going for the next generation.  Between the four partners, they’ve held leadership positions in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA), the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Certified Master Builders Corporation.

Sandlin Homes is run by accomplished professionals in the field so expect nothing but the best from this firm. They have been winning awards since 1971 and most recently were awarded the 2014 Builder of the Year Award from the GFWBA. The firm received the Energy Star Certified Homes Market Leader award every year between 2011 and 2017 and the 2010 TAB award for Best Interior Merchandising. Despite all their success, Sandlin Homes assure all of their clients that their values remain the same and they will continue to uphold the tradition of excellence that was passed on to them.

1) Ferrier Custom Homes

5017 Byers Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Ferrier family is at the forefront of construction in Texas. In 1881, Alexander Ferrier migrated to America from Scotland to work on the construction of the Texas State Capitol. He eventually went on to work on other infrastructure projects in the Texas community like courthouses, schools, and banks. Generations passed and Don Ferrier followed his grandfather’s footsteps when he established Ferrier Builders in 1984. The firm built the majority of the early generation energy efficient homes across North Texas. In 2004, Don established Ferrier Custom Homes to continue working on his vision to create custom projects for clients, weaving in sustainability and energy efficiency along the way.

Despite its roots in the past, Ferrier’s homes are very modern and contemporary. Their designs stand out from the traditional-style homes that are commonly found in Texas and along the way they have received many accolades through the years. Most notably, they were awarded the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 2012 Remodeler of the Year and 2007 Green Builder Advocate of the Year. They’ve also received 8 Energy Value Housing Awards from 2005 to 2012 and been dubbed as D Magazine’s Best Builder 7 times since 2008. They have many green building certifications such as the NAHB Green Building and Remodeling and they’re a 100% Energy Star Builder.

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This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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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.



  • 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