During the nineteenth century, there was a boom in population in Cincinnati, and you might be surprised to find that the city is still rich in Victorian-era architecture as a result. Students and connoisseurs of architecture will find a lot to study and ponder in this beautiful Ohio city: a broad range of historic properties and architectural designs can be enjoyed here including Art Deco, traditional, French Eclectic, and modern homes.
According to Zillow, home prices in this area range from $99k to $800k. Buying a new home is a great idea, yet being able to customize your own is even more exciting. If you’re moving to the area and want to build your own home, contractors in the area offer a variety of styles, from historic to contemporary.
If you’re looking for a Cincinnati contractor, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked the top 14 custom home builders serving Cincinnati and the greater metropolitan area. We looked for contractors that have won awards, who have experience working with historic builds, and who has worked with a variety of home styles. Whether it’s a simple home remodel or a major custom home project, there’s a contractor on this list for you.
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.
2841 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
This modern 4,180-square-foot home on Walworth Avenue spreads four bedrooms and three full and two half baths across four floors connected by a staircase and an elevator. From the two-car garage, the first floor leads to a spacious family room with a wet bar. The second floor houses the main living space: the marble countertop kitchen, the dining room, the ribbon fireplace living room, and the study. On the third floor is the owner’s suite: dual walk-in closets, vanities, and a spacious bathroom. Two more bedrooms share a large bathroom and a laundry room on this floor as well. The main entertaining space sits on the top floor, with a guest bed and bath, an indoor bar, and a rooftop lounge and grill around a fire pit.
The stunning home was built by Redknot Homes, led by Founder and CEO Mark Pottebaum, who turned his lifelong hobby of construction into a business in 2007. Pottebaum blends his corporate experience into a streamlined seven-step custom home building process that incorporates well-researched techniques and innovative products. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified team builds everything from Victorian to Modern Farmhouse structures throughout the tri-state area.
J & K Custom Homes
7259 St Ives Pl., West Chester Township, OH 45069
J & K Custom Homes is a firm that uses creative ideas to solve real-time home building problems. Based in Ohio, the team knows the ins and outs of building in the greater Cincinnati area.
J & K Custom Homes’s stellar works have been recognized by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBAGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). These homes aren’t just eye-pleasers, they’re functional spaces where people can come together and enjoy the serenity created by great design. The firm finely crafts homes that exceed clients’ expectations. Visiting the firm’s online gallery is a great way to become familiar with J & K Custom Homes’ aesthetics, and the skilled team that makes it all possible. Featured below is one of their charming, traditional homes.
Copper Creek Homes
11591 Grooms Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
Copper Creek Homes (CCH) is a custom home builder that serves all of Cincinnati. It has been the firm’s goal to serve Cincinnati with luxurious homes that will endure for generations. Ranjit Sharma, the Cincinnati native, founded CCH after working in the construction/building industry for more than 20 years. He used his knowledge, experience, and passion to put together a team of professionals who improve people’s lives through building these beautiful homes.
Traditionally styled homes are a common sight in the firm’s portfolio, although CCH’s versatility is not limited by any one home style. Note this intricately built traditional home, featured below: it features a unique design facade with stone bricks and a hint of a Tudor style in the exposed woodwork. This home manages the rare trick of being both grand and cozy at the same time.
Chris Gorman Homes
550 Wards Corner Rd. Suite #202, Loveland, OH 451140
Chris Gorman Homes will build you a traditional home, but always with a bit of a twist. The firm’s founder, Chris Gorman, has an extensive knowledge of Landscape Architecture which enables him to put together beautiful, functional homes that feel like an extension of the landscape.
The firm has maintained its affiliations with professional associations including NAHB and HBAGC through its professionalism and its work ethic. The firm’s portfolio beautifully presents the range of home styles it offers. Featured below: this traditional-style build is playful with textures and features gabled roofs. It also offers an open-plan floor layout that provides smooth transitions from room to room. The overall result is pure charm.
5982 Boymel Cr., Fairfield, OH 45014
Wieland Builders’ solid approach to construction comes out of over 65 years of experience building luxurious homes. Jeff and Mike Wieland are builders who grew up alongside the building industry, as they come from, and continue, a tradition of family building.
Wieland Builders does not only build aesthetically pleasing homes but homes that are energy-efficient. The firm’s awards from the HOMEARAMA® events highlight its excellence in home building. The projects in its portfolio are a window to the professionalism Wieland Builders provides clients.
Behind this home’s simple facade is an intricate, well-planned interior design. This charming cottage was featured in the 2017 HOMEARAMA®. Taking inspiration from custom ranch homes, this house expresses a classic, timeless beauty.
Paul Schumacher Homes
779 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320
With over 14,000 custom homes built since its inception in 1992, Schumacher Homes tirelessly works to build, not just beautiful homes, but beautiful communities. Schumacher Homes construct homes that will perfectly translate, into physical infrastructure, the lifestyle and dreams of each client. The firm employs distinct building techniques to make these homes, which allows it to perfectly realize what the homeowner needs.
Paul Schumacher Homes’s online portfolio gives clients the liberty to scroll through its range of home styles. This charming craftsman style home is a show-stopper. Taking inspiration from nature, the firm built a relaxing retreat; Schumacher Homes constructed this for a couple who loves the outdoors.
Eagle Custom Homes & Remodeling
411 West Loveland Ave, Suite #202, Loveland, OH 45140
A fusion between breathtaking designs and green building is an Eagle Custom Homes & Remodeling trademark. Douglas Feagles built Eagle Custom Homes & Remodeling with the intention to build better homes across Ohio.
Eagle Custom Homes is focused on building luxurious custom homes that meet the upscale lifestyle of its Greater Cincinnati clientele. Douglas’s expertise was acknowledged by the NAHB when he was awarded certification as a Graduate Master Builder. One notable project of the firm is this custom home in Cincinnati, completed in 2014.
1966 Charleston Pl., Lebanon, OH 45036
1984 marked the fulfillment of Mike Hoffmaster’s longtime dream of building exceptional homes across Ohio. Many homes and happy clients later, Hoffmaster Homes is now a leading custom home building firm. The firm captures the classical elements of Traditional and Tudor homes. Although this is a common home-style seen in the firm’s portfolio, each home still possesses distinct characteristics.
Just one selection from the firm’s wide portfolio of homes is this ageless Queen Anne-inspired home. Features include cross-gabled roofing, a neutral palette, and a multi-textured brick and wood exterior.
Robert Lucke Group
8825 Chapel square Ln. Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Robert Lucke Group builds homes of quality and luxury. Since 1953 Robert Lucke Group has been building homes that represent each of its unique clients: they never build two homes with the same design. Robert Lucke Group builds homes that are both classic in design and timeless in functionality. Clients have the liberty to review these classically designed, timeless homes in the firm’s extensive portfolio.
In addition to keeping memberships with the HBAGC and Better Business Bureau (BBB), it also participates in the HOMEARAMA® events and has won awards for its design and architectural excellence. And featured below is a HOMEARAMA® 2014 winner of four categories, The Bordeaux. Behind its simple facade, you’ll find an intricately laid-out interior, complete with subtle details. This gorgeous residence lies in a sea of green scenery that highlights its clean, sharp lines.
Dallman & Bohl
1910 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207
Two-thirds of John Dallman’s life has been dedicated to working with his hands, constructing buildings. Billy Bohl also began his career in construction early when he became a part of a residential framing crew. In 1984 they founded Dallman & Bohl with the intention to build timeless, custom homes.
Dallman & Bohl continually updates its building processes, and in recent years the company has embraced green sustainable building. Dallman & Bohl homes use less energy and do so with elegance and grace. The firm offers clients the option to build green homes or LEED-certified homes.
Take a look at this modern-contemporary project from Dallman & Bohl’s portfolio. This expansive home displays a neutral palette combination of white and gray for its exterior, while the interior boasts a blend of white and wood ornaments. Expansive floor to ceiling windows invites an abundance of sunlight to fill the room and allow residents panoramic views.
Ireland May Ltd.
9441 Main St., Montgomery, OH 45242
Ireland May Ltd. builds homes that will last for generations, or as the firm refers them “Heirloom Homes.” Dam May’s expertise in the home building comes from his long history of working in the construction industry. That experience gave him the knowledge and the skills to bring beautiful, functional homes to life.
Because of the firm’s superb building processes, the city of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce named the firm as the 2011 Business of the Year. And the firm’s works have been featured in publications including Builder Architect magazine, Inspire magazine, and House Trends magazine.
The firm does a lot of traditional-style homes, but they certainly are not limited in their range. Below, you’ll find a traditional home completed by Ireland May Ltd. Note the pleasing symmetry, the hipped roof, and the low-pitched triangular pediments.
Marino Custom Homes
9400 Montgomery Rd. Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45242
With the company bearing his name, Pete Marino builds homes he knows will make a statement both for homeowners and for his firm. Marino Custom Homes has built countless homes throughout Cincinnati over the past 26 years, some of which won an award from the Clermont County and HBAGC home shows.
Marino Custom Homes employs a classic approach to home building, inspired by French and Mediterranean design and technique. Because of the firm’s excellence in design and construction, it has maintained its membership with the NAHB, HBAGC, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Just one prominent project among so many: this custom project that draws inspiration from the Italian Renaissance Revival era. Prevalent features include the formal, imposing structural design and a detailed facade.
Hensley Custom Building Group
3283 W 22 SR 3, Loveland, OH 45140
Hensley Custom Building Group is one of Cincinnati’s leading custom home builders with more than 400 homes built in the area’s finest neighborhoods. The firm’s founder, Tim Hensley, grew up in Cincinnati where he started Hensley Custom Building Group in 1985. His four decades of home building experience gave him a different perspective on what it takes to build luxurious homes.
The firm integrates green building in its processes, and the firm also offers clients multigenerational homes. Multigenerational homes are an ideal way to keep homes open to extended family, including aging relatives.
Located on Indian Hill, this 5000-square feet luxury custom home was featured in multiple magazines for its clean aesthetic design. Other details include folding glass doors that bring in the cool breeze during night and tall windows that allow homeowners to appreciate the natural scenery.
Justin Doyle Homes
6154 Trotters Way, Liberty Township, OH 45011
Justin Doyle Homes is a firm constructing some of Cincinnati’s most beautiful homes. Justin Doyle Homes has won over 80 awards since 2011 and is the most awarded homebuilder in Cincinnati since 2010, most notably “Best of Ohio Custom Home” in 2018. The firm offers a wide range of home designs; Mediterranean, French, and modern are the most common.
The firm has also participated in various HOMEARAMA® events and was hailed as the 2011 to 2013 Award Winning Cincinnati HOMEARAMA® Builder. Its portfolio is a sneak peek into the firm’s building ethics and green building processes.
Featured is the winner of the Best of Ohio Custom Home award over 5000-square feet. Justin Doyle Custom Homes added luxury to the traditional farmhouse style. The first floors of this home boast a sunken home theater, complete with a bar where homeowners can entertain guests. The living area of this home is an open floor plan centered around cathedral ceilings. The home is an immaculate blend of luxury and coziness.
347 Stanley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226
Sterling Homes has been building some of Cincinnati’s finest homes since 2012. In a short amount of time, it has become Cincinnati’s leading luxury, custom home builders. Prior to establishing Sterling Homes, Brad Olinger worked for Pinnacle Custom Building Group. His experience honed his skills and fueled his passion to build homes of the highest quality.
Sterling Homes put a fresh face on classic designs including modern, contemporary, and English Tudor. A mix of traditional and craftsman styles are a common sight in its portfolio, but the firm offers clients a wide range of options on custom home designs.
Featured is a 2016 HOMEARAMA® winner of eight first-place awards, a Kid’s choice award, and a People’s choice award for ‘Favorite Home.’ The classic contemporary craftsman-style home features a seamless blend of materials and textures that go well with the natural scenery. Bay windows, strategically placed, light the home naturally throughout daylight hours and provide gorgeous views of nature in the evening.
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