Louisville is the largest and busiest city in Kentucky. Old Louisville, the city’s historic district, features restored Victorian mansions. In Downtown Louisville, any tourist or resident can easily spot the remarkable buildings that make up Louisville’s cityscape, including the Louisville City Hall, the Jefferson County Courthouse, and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Many commercial and residential buildings in the city draw inspiration from French Empire, Greek Revival, and Italian Renaissance architecture, but the Modern and Contemporary architectural styles can also be found in the city’s private residences.
This list features custom home builders based in Louisville who predominantly build in the city’s affluent developments, including Locust Creek, Shakes Run, and Norton Commons. We’ve also chosen builders who offer their services and have built throughout Louisville. The builders were chosen and ranked based on years of experience, number of awards received, projects featured in magazines, customer reviews, and value of projects. The background of each firm’s principal was also considered in the rankings.
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. On the other hand, if you want to learn more about the cost of building a custom home in Louisville, check out our cost guide article.
931 E Main St. Louisville, KY 40206
The family-run Eldridge Company has been creating beautiful, modern spaces in the Louisville area since 2011. Director of Design and Construction Chris Eldridge holds a Masters in Architecture from Ball State University as well as a Construction Management degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has worked on over 50 high-end homes. His brother, Matt, manages client and subcontractor relationships and day-to-day project needs as Director of Operations. Their father, Chief Construction Officer Bob Eldridge, has over 40 years of industry experience and managed over $80-million in commercial construction in the state.
Eldridge built this contemporary custom home in horse country with large windows looking out over the woodland. A wooden fireplace wall anchors the double-height living room area. The eat-in kitchen sits nearby, with a matching wooden range hood hanging above the quartz countertops against a marble backsplash. The dining room behind the staircase keeps the wood motif in its eight-seater table. Bamboo floors continue in the loft area leading to the vaulted ceiling master bedroom. The master bath is spacious, including a double shower, two vanities, a freestanding tub, and ample dressing space for two with a washer-dryer and a hair-styling area. The basement houses a full entertainment area with its own kitchen as well as additional living space for guests.
18406 Shallowford Ln, Louisville, KY 40245
Unbridled Homes has been serving Louisville, Bullitt County, and Jefferson County for nearly five years, making it one of the newest custom home builders in the Louisville area. The firm is owned and managed by Ryan Narand—a third-generation homebuilder who learned the art of custom home building from his father.
Unbridled Homes is currently a member of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Kentucky and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm has built homes in the Modern, Craftsman, and Traditional styles, and most of its work features custom cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, granite countertops, and dark wood floors.
Jack Band Builder
8609 Glenhope Dr, Louisville, KY 40291
Serving Louisville for more than 40 years, Jack Band Builder offers custom home building, remodeling, and other general contracting services. Since its establishment in 1977, the company has completed 300 custom homes in several different styles, including Traditional, American Farmhouse, and Craftsman. In building custom homes, the firm is detail-oriented and dedicated to quality craftsmanship. Its owner, Jack Band, and his team use state-of-the-art materials and building practices to produce excellent custom homes.
A member of the NAHB and the HBA of Kentucky, Jack Band Builders is well known for being easy to work with and responsive to changes during the building process. An example of the firm’s work is a custom home located in the suburbs of Kentucky. This Traditional Farmhouse features a combination of white- and dark-colored furnishing and decorations with a few light blue accents that add a pop of color.
12707 Old Henry Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
RALLE Homes is a family-owned business that has been serving neighborhoods all across Louisville—mainly in Sanctuary Bluff, Lake Forest Legacy, and Arborgate Village. Although the company is relatively new in the industry, its team of skilled craftsman, project managers, and designers have nearly 150 years of combined experience in building luxury custom homes. Whether it is a 3,000 square-foot country cottage or a 5,000 square-foot stone ranch, RALLE Homes has the knowledge and experience to build any type of home to best suit for clients’ needs. The company is owned and managed by Stephen and Moira Cox—a husband-and-wife team who named the company after their four children who are their source of motivation to continue building beautiful custom homes for families in Louisville.
This Modern, chic country cottage has an area of 5,480 square feet and includes four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It features dark wood floors, white painted walls, and white handsome cabinets with complementing gray and silver furniture in the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Mood-yellow lighting and bronze geometric chandeliers were added to balance the monochromatic interior design.
9462 Brownsboro Rd, Suite 186, Louisville, KY 40241
A multi-awarded custom home builder and remodeler, Provident Homes serves Louisville and Jefferson County. Some of the communities the firm serves include Beech Spring Farm, Norton Commons, and Shakes Run. With 50 years of experience in the real estate market, the company understands what customers really want when building a custom home. Although Provident Homes usually builds houses in the Mediterranean, Craftsman, and Traditional styles, the firm is capable of building other types and even combinations of home styles.
In 2009 and 2014, Provident Homes received the Homearama Favorite Builder Award. The firm has also won a President’s Award in the “New Home Design Over 3,000 square-feet” category. The firm is particularly talented in building and installing wood flooring, shelves, and cabinetry, and they leverage these abilities to create Rustic and Old World interior designs.
10122 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
For more than two decades, Stonelake Homes has built several custom homes in private neighborhoods within Louisville, including Stone Lakes, Shakes Run, Saratoga Springs, and Norton Commons. Sophisticated style, superior craftsmanship, and personalized services are trademarks of the company. Since its establishment in 1996, the firm has been committed to providing excellent customer service and delivering results that exceed customer expectations. Under the leadership of Dan Smith, a home builder and real estate broker, the firm continues to develop its reputation as one of the most sought after builders in the Louisville area.
In 2011, the firm received a Homearama Award for Best Lower Level Design in the “Use of Space” category and Best Home Design in the “Masonry” category. An example of the firm’s work is a single-family Georgian home of more than 3,000 square-feet in Saratoga Springs. This two-story home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and an open floor plan. This traditional brick home features high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a gorgeous formal dining room. The vaulted great room lets in plenty of natural light and includes stunning built-in bookshelves and a gas fireplace.
1736 E Main St, New Albany, IN 47150
Infinity Homes is a custom home builder based in New Albany, Indiana. Though the firm is not based in Kentucky, Infinity Homes is a licensed builder in both Indiana and Kentucky and mainly serves southern Indiana and Louisville. With more than a decade of custom home building experience, the firm has earned a reputation for being professional and easy to work with throughout the construction process. The company is led by Matt Toole—a builder with strong affiliations with the NAHB and the HBA of Southern Indiana. Toole and his team are passionate about what they do because they see their work as not only building houses but also about enriching people’s lives.
Home styles such as American Craftsman and Traditional Farmhouse are just a few of the company’s favorite types of residential architecture. The firm also builds a combination of these styles depending on each client’s tastes and lifestyle. Flex spaces, gourmet kitchens, open concepts, garages that provide plenty of storage, and front porches that allow for a luxurious living are just a few of the design elements used by Infinity Homes.
Jim French Builders
207 Dorsey Way, Louisville, KY 40223
Since 1980, Jim French Builders has been building high-end custom homes in neighborhoods within Louisville. The homes built by the firm are usually worth $350k to $2 million. Over 38 years, the firm has established a reputation for integrity, reliability, timely construction, high-quality homes, and consistent customer satisfaction. This family-oriented company has earned several glowing testimonials from its clients, who often become friends of the firm. Jim French, a member of the NAHB and the HBA of Kentucky, has an extensive background in the mechanics of construction and can build the most complex custom homes.
In 2013, one of the firm’s Country homes was featured at the Locust Creek & Rock Springs Homearama Contest. It features a large covered back porch and courtyard entryway, a lower-level recreation room with a media room, a wet bar, an exercise room, and a garden garage. The home’s kitchen includes double islands and custom cabinets. These are just a few of the luxury features used by the Jim French Builders.
9301 Hurstbourne Park Blvd, Ste 101A Louisville, KY 40220
Drew Butler is the owner of the Louisville and Elizabethtown Kentucky UBuildit offices. Drew started working in construction over 20 years ago after obtaining his MBA. His company both designs and builds custom homes throughout the Louisville, Elizabethtown and Southern Indiana areas. UBuildit specializes in building spacious and beautifully designed homes in some of the area’s top communities
UBuildIt partners with its clients to make sure they get exactly what they want in a new home and earned a spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 500 Franchisees List in 2016. UBuildit is driven to build exceptional homes that are shaped to by the needs and desires of their clients.
Signature Crafted Homes
5964 Timber Ridge Dr, Suite 101, Prospect, KY 40059
Signature Crafted Homes is a family-owned residential construction company that offers custom home building and remodeling services in Louisville and the surrounding areas. Some of its projects can cost up to $1 million, and some of the firm’s most unique works have been included in the city’s Homearama contests. Signature Crafted Homes is owned and operated by Tom Waller—a builder who has been growing the company to be one of the most trusted and favored builders in the city. The firm’s clients have complimented Signature Crafted Homes’ hands-on project supervision, responsiveness to modifications, professional work ethic, and attention to detail. Waller and his company continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.
Some of the firm’s favorite home styles are Farmhouse, Craftsman, and Stone-Ranch, which are common home styles in Louisville neighborhoods. The newly built modern Farmhouse featured here was included in the Catalpa Farms Homearama 2018 contest. It features an open floor plan with upper-level bedrooms, a second-floor laundry room, ten-foot ceiling, beautiful hardwood, and a large kitchen island with seating for six. This 3,971 square-foot home is ideal for big families who enjoy inviting guests, celebrating special occasions, and having late night conversions by the fireplace.
Welch Builders, Inc
301 Middletown Park Place, Suite A, Louisville, KY 40243
For more than 25 years, Welch Builders has been committed to building high-quality homes with innovative designs, elegant interiors, and spacious floor plans at affordable prices. The firm is a respected member of the HBA of Louisville and has developed a reputation for producing the finest luxurious custom homes in Louisville. Homes built by the firm commonly feature Traditional and Craftsman exterior home styles, but with several years of experience and a talented team of professionals, Welch Builders can build any type of home. In 2010, the company was listed as one of the areas Largest Home Builders by Louisville Business First and was also featured in the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Greater Louisville’s BizJournal. Under the leadership of Bob and Scott Welch (Louisville BIA 2019 president-elect), the firm continues to be one of the highly recommended builders in the area.
The recent homes built by the firm are variations of a classic French country home. The home in the picture features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms; vaulted ceilings in the great room and dining areas; an open floor plan; and eccentric brick and stone accents. All of the firm’s projects are sustainable and Energy Star approved. Welch Builders’ homes can be found in Welchire Falls, Notting Hill, Polo Fields, Lake Forest, Locust Creek, and other exclusive developments.
The Buttorff Company Inc
7610 Pollock Ave., Pewee Valley, KY 40056
Quality, commitment, and attention to detail are the three main values treasured by the Buttorff Company. For more than three decades, the firm has been providing custom home and remodeling services in several communities, including Shakes Run, Locust Creek, Mermont, Spring Farm Pointe, as well as in other luxurious developments in Louisville. Homes built by the Buttorff Company usually cost up to $2 million, whether it is a French country estate or a two-story English cottage. Owner and founder Rick Buttorff is a registered builder in Louisville who has built hundreds of high-end custom homes in the area. He works with knowledgeable and innovative team members who are passionate about their work and are driven to build homes that exceed customer expectations.
The Buttorff Company is has received several awards, including the HBA’s President’s Grand Best Builder for Home Design Award for five different projects. The company also won the Best Home Design in Homearama 2012 and 2013. One of its most notable projects is the Hatteras custom home, which is a two-story Craftsman with a grand foyer that flows to the great room, which has a 12-foot ceiling. The inside of the house features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counters, and upgraded cabinetry by Louisville’s award-winning kitchen designer, Barber Cabinets.
Gregg Custom Building
15415 Crystal Springs Way, Louisville, KY 40245
Gregg Custom Building series neighborhoods such as Oakland Hills, Lake Forest, Woodmont, and other upscale communities in Louisville. The firm is owned and operated by James P. Gregg—a registered builder who has worked for many years with national engineering/consulting firms. His background in engineering and in-depth knowledge of construction services have made the company one of the most trusted builders in the area. For 20 years, the company has worked on projects that cost as little as $100k and as much as $2 million. The firm offers both residential and commercial construction and remodeling.
One of the firm’s most notable works is an award-winning, 10,000 square-foot, Cape Cod house that contains a two-level basement, a gym, a sauna, a herp aquarium, vaulted ceilings, built-in cabinetry, cherry and walnut steps to the basement, a geothermal heating system, an intricate sound system, integrated security system, and an intercom telephone system. Gregg Custom Building can build the most complex residential structures and install the latest technological features in any home.
5932 Timber Ridge Dr, Suite 202, Prospect, KY 40059
Committed to delivering the best home at the best value, Stonecroft Homes is one of the elite custom home builders based in Prospect, KY that serves communities in the Louisville metro area, Oldham County, Shelby County, and Southern Indiana. The company has proven its competence in constructing luxury homes by completing 250 projects in just 15 years, some of which are even award-winning. The company’s portfolio is a collection of distinctive homes that vary in different architectural styles, including a $450k Stone Ranch and a $2.5 million French chateau. Stonecroft Homes is also the recipient of the 2015 Homearama Grand Award and the 2010 President’s Grand Award for best floor plan by the HBA of Louisville.
One of the firm’s most outstanding works is a European estate built in Harrods Glen—a prestigious development in Louisville where homes are normally worth $1.2 million and above. Similar to a small French castle, the exterior of the home consists of light earth-toned brick walls, a cross-gabled roof, a mixture of paired and ribbon windows, a cylindrical turret, and an elegant stairway by the porch. The back of the house features a personal tennis court and a large pool, which can be viewed from the pool house cabana.
Wolford Built Homes
7804 Springfarm Glen Drive, Prospect, KY 40059
Wolford Built Homes is a premier luxury home builder based in Prospect, KY. This 40-year-old company has been serving customers from Louisville and other areas in Northern Kentucky. Whether single-family or multi-family residences, the firm has built and remodeled 700 projects with various home styles and unique architecture. It is owned and operated by Ron Wolford—a builder who is admired and respected by customers and colleagues for his integrity, honesty, and knowledge, which he developed from the many years of work experience in the industry. His passion for building high-quality homes and ethical work practices are important characteristics for every member of the HBA of Louisville.
The firm has built in a variety of home styles, including English manor, Traditional Craftsman and American Colonial. Tall glass doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, glossy white and charcoal cabinets, white quartz or marble countertops, and a combination of brass and gold are often used to emphasize the homes’ luxurious ambiance. Many of the firm’s works have been featured in several magazines, including Kentucky Homes & Gardens, Sophisticated Building, and Luxury Home Quarterly. In 2016, Wolford Built Homes was the recipient of the President’s Grand Award for the Best Builder Home Design in 2016.
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