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The Best Custom Home Builders in Gilbert

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Located in Maricopa County, Gilbert is one of Arizona’s most livable cities. A beautiful place, Gilbert is also known to be a city with low crime rates, thus making it one of the best places to raise a family. Gilbert has an array of home styles, from urban condos and apartments to starter homes and executive housing. These homes have a median price of $307k and can be found in the thriving downtown Heritage District, which is surrounded by carefully planned communities, each with different characters, styles, and designs.

The building firms on this list are the top companies in Gilbert; those with reputations for top-quality construction and excellent customer service. Whether specializing in modern, Spanish, or traditional styles, these companies infuse their homes with Arizona’s heritage and culture.

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.

9) Nu Wavz Homes

7319 S Atwood Suite #107, Mesa, AZ 85212

Since 2003, Nu Wavz Homes has been building both big and small custom Arizona homes, in the Mediterranean, Spanish, and contemporary styles. In addition to building custom homes, Nu Wavz Homes is a full-service general contractor that offers remodels, additions, and inspection repairs. Though the firm was established in 2003, its founders Dan Johnson and Ben Sivert have been in the building industry since 1985 and possess the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of jobs. One notable example of the firm’s work is the Mandarin Court custom home.

A Spanish Revival residence, it has a simple exterior that is dominated by a beautiful front door that exhibits beautiful craftsmanship. Like its exteriors, the interior is simple, yet distinguished and unique. The most striking features of the home are the wooden pillars that seem to emphasize the home’s warm palette.

8) Prestwick Custom Homes

4100 S Lindsay Rd. Suite #122, Gilbert, AZ 85296

One of the things that can make a firm great is exceptional customer service. Prestwick Custom Homes is one of those firms that pay special attention to their clients. In addition, this firm is also recognized as one of the area’s premier home builders, with an impeccable reputation for quality and integrity. The houses it builds are usually custom single-family homes with modern styles.

Prestwick Custom Homes has been in the building industry since 1988 and was founded by Jon and Kim Albrecht. Jon Albrecht is a third generation craftsman who began honing his craft at the age of 14. At that age, he had already read and visualized countless blueprints, giving himself hands-on experience in everything from doorknobs to even the dirt. After graduating from Indiana University, he worked for several construction companies, providing tax and accounting services to contractors. In 1988, he started Prestwick Custom Homes with Kim Albrecht. Kim, meanwhile, previously worked in the service industry, and has a skill for meeting people’s needs. With her skills, clients are able to find the perfect elements to complement and finish home.

7) Reef Builders

228 S Clark Dr. Suite #102, Tempe, AZ 85281

A full-service design/build and remodeling firm, Reef Builders specializes in high quality residential and commercial construction. As a company driven by honesty, pride, hard work, and integrity, the firm has many clients who sprout from referrals. Its founder Brandon J. Millan established the firm in 2012. Long before Reef Builders, he worked as a painter for his father and gained an eye for detail and quality. He grew to love construction after assisting his father and uncle with home additions and roofing projects and also helped build their family cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. Millan also operated one of the valley’s top natural stone countertop fabrication and flooring companies. On top of that, he also became co-owner of another well-known valley general contracting company.

As additions to his experience, Millan worked as a project manager on over $6 million of commercial and residential countertops, over $1 million in construction flooring jobs, and over $16 million of general construction projects. Over the past eight years, Millan has also been rehabilitating and selling distressed properties around the valley to help add value back to the local neighborhood.

6) Halo Development, Inc.

| 4365 E Pecos Rd. Suite #136, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Established in 2004 by Scott Daniels, Halo Development, Inc. is a growing force among Phoenix Valley’s custom homebuilders. With over 20 years of experience, Halo Development strives for building spacious, elaborate and ornate homes that display fine elegance and luxury. These homes are often built in modern, contemporary, Mediterranean, rustic, and Craftsman styles.

In addition to its devotion to the highest degree of quality building, the firm is also committed to providing high-quality customer service. One notable example of its works is a Craftsman home built for a single family. Though simple at first glance, the house is a beautiful residence that has a relaxing feel, most felt within the house. There is also a wide backyard with a pool where children can enjoy an active lifestyle.

5) Sharp Luxury Homes

23008 S 182nd St., Gilbert, AZ 85298

Sharp Luxury Homes began in 1995, then known as Sharp Western Development. By 2013, the firm had grown into the luxury home market and was rebranded as Sharp Luxury Homes. The firm is a home builder for the Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler areas of Arizona. In the 23 years since its establishment, Sharp Luxury Homes has been known to create luxury houses of uncompromised quality, enduring beauty, and lasting value. These beautiful residences are carefully designed and crafted into homes that are perfect for family indoor/outdoor and executive style living. To ensure that these projects are carefully built, founder Carla Sharp personally oversees both the design process and the construction of each home. As an experienced contractor who grew up in a family of contractors, Sharp not only has a lifetime of experience under her belt, but she also has a passion, an enthusiasm, and a dedication that can be seen in every home she builds.

One of these homes is a beautiful Spanish-style home. This residence displays beautiful craftsmanship that is highlighted in the home’s stunning courtyard. A space surrounded by numerous patio doors and warmed by a finely crafted fireplace, the courtyard is perfect for relaxing moments in a cool evening.

4) Amberwood Homes

4320 E Brown Rd. Suite #101, Mesa, AZ 85205

With over 30 years of custom home building, Amberwood Homes has a reputation for exceptional quality, innovative ideas, and commitment to project details. This firm is capable of building homes in all kinds of styles, but its most popular styles are the Mediterranean, Spanish revival, Spanish, rustic, and Craftsman styles. A notable example of its projects is a beautiful Spanish revival-style home.

Founder Billy Johnson started Amberwood Homes in 1985 with his love for building his clients’ dream homes. To keep a great relationship with his clients, Johnson always keeps himself personally involved in every project and is known as a perfectionist—a great display of his work ethic and the firm’s motto: “If you can dream it, we can build it.”

In addition to a passion for building, Johnson also assures his clients with an extension of the home’s structural warranty. Instead of the legal minimum of two years, the homes have an additional eight-year warranty.

3) Alair Gilbert Custom Homes and Remodelers

207 N Gilbert Rd. Suite #001, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Alair is a name widely known for its wide range of custom homes. In addition to building numerous multi-million dollar estates, the firm also builds budget-friendly starter homes that are just as beautiful. In addition to these striking houses, every Alair custom home comes with a two year national home warranty and an Alair homes guarantee that includes complimentary three, six, and 12-month inspections after completion.

These homes are the products of the firm’s long history of construction experience, and the quality client care for each project worked on. Though the firm was only recently established in 2015 by Jeff Gorszczyk and Dan Goglio, Alair has already become well-known to the great communities in and around Gilbert.

One of these stunning homes is the 7,200 square foot Glen Cove custom home. A two-story home, this residence features an expansive open layout, a gourmet kitchen, a personal elevator, and various living spaces that are perfect for family relaxation and entertainment. The main living room features a custom wine storage area, a wood burning fireplace, and large sliding doors that open into the outdoor pool area. In addition to building luxurious homes like the Glen Cove residence, the firm also does remodels and transformative renovations.

2) Starwood Custom Homes

4100 S Lindsay Rd. Suite #122, Gilbert, AZ 85296

Superior craftsmanship is one of the branches that hold up the industry’s best firms. Starwood Custom Homes is one of those firms. Founded in 1979 by the Simonton family, this firm has a team of artisans that possess a combined 100 years of experience. Over the years, the firm has achieved a reputation of exceptional quality, meticulous attention to detail, and its commitment to giving its clients a ‘concierge experience’ that helps homeowners enjoy the building experience.

One of the firm’s most distinguished homes is the Sawyer Residence. Built in 2016, this Mediterranean-style house is perfect for homeowners that love the gleaming brightness of parties and entertaining numerous visitors. Like its fabulous and welcoming exterior, the home’s interiors have striking features that exhibit expert craftsmanship. In addition to designing beautiful luxury homes, the firm also offers its clients pre-priced homes.  

1) RD Enterprises

 | 2451 E Desert Lane, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Started in 1999, RD Enterprises is considered to have a team of great talent that reached Luxe’s 2016 Gold list—a high-style guide to the industry’s exceptional talent in architecture, interior designing, home building, and landscape architecture. The firm was also featured in Phoenix Home Remodel for a home remodeling project and was featured twice in Luxe Interiors and Designs. One article was for the company’s work on a luxury Scottsdale penthouse, and another was for its record appearances on the Gold list.

For 20 years, the firm’s team has collected knowledge, dedication, and experience from the homes it has designed and built. Known for working closely with its clients, the firm guides these homeowners while selecting options that exhibit its attention to even the smallest details. As a firm that is recognized by many in the community, it has already built over 78 homes in Maricopa County, with most of these projects coming from referrals. A great example of the firm’s work is a home in Gilbert. A ranch style residence, this house exhibits magnificent craftsmanship with a striking, dark brick finish that harmonizes with the white wood siding, and works as a balance for the dark palettes.

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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