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The Best Custom Home Builders in North Dakota

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Last updated on July 9th, 2024 at 11:10 am

Though North Dakota is named one of the nation’s least-populated and visited states, it certainly has a lot to offer to its residents. In 2019, North Dakota ranked as the state with the highest quality of life in the nation, according to U.S. News’ Best States rankings. Low-income taxes, rich cuisine, and economic growth are enjoyed by North Dakota residents, allowing the state to rank among other nationwide lists, too. 

With North Dakota’s scenic views and strong sense of community, residents can’t help but be charmed by the beauty of the state. With the oil industry booming as well, the area sees growth in homebuilding. This growth demands the skill of professional custom home builders who can deliver what clients are looking for in a home. Featured in this list are the best custom home builders in North Dakota. Our team evaluated these builders based on awards and recognition they’ve received, the overall quality of their projects, customer reviews, years in business, and industry affiliations. These builders have proven their expertise in custom home building and are behind some of the state’s most beautiful homes.

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.

Benjamin Custom Homes

4025 4th Ave. Suite #1, Fargo, ND 58103

In business since 2001, Benjamin Custom Homes has completed numerous one-of-a-kind homes throughout Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo. Under the leadership of Benjamin Anderson, the company lives up to its mission of quality workmanship and innovative results. The firm is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead (HBA of F-M) and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). 

Among the firm’s stunning projects is this Craftsman home with stone accents and dark blue siding, contrasting with white molding and modified king post trusses. Its interiors feature light hardwood flooring and a tiled fireplace in the living room. For the kitchen, white subway tiles with black grout, white countertops, and blue-gray cabinets were used, matching the home’s exterior.

Brekke Custom Homes

2515 58th Ave. S Fargo, ND 58104

South Fargo-based Brekke Custom Homes specializes in building custom homes throughout Moorhead, Wahpeton, and the lakes area. Michael Brekke, the founder of the company, learned his work ethic at a young age. Today, his reputation in delivering high-quality projects is one of the company’s hallmarks. Brekke personally works and communicates with each client to ensure their satisfaction. Brekke Custom Homes is also a partner of Wildstone Development, a luxury twin home builder in South Fargo.

Among the firm’s projects is this custom home in Wahpeton, which features brick siding and shingle roofing. Its interior features an open concept floor plan with light-colored hardwood flooring that makes the space look bigger and brighter. White kitchen cabinets also illuminate the kitchen space, while the eat-in kitchen island maximizes functionality. The home also features a finished basement with a full kitchen and a spacious seating area.

Epic Homes

5328 Basalt Dr., Bismarck, ND 58503

Founded by three friends who realized they all shared the same passion and vision, Epic Homes is one of North Dakota’s premier custom home builders. Though the company has been established only in 2017, the team’s extensive background and expertise in construction have allowed the company to flourish among the area’s most reputable builders. As a group, the team has completed over 80 homes and has garnered multiple awards from the annual Parade of Homes.

In 2017, this modern industrial home by Epic Homes was awarded as the winner of the Fall 2017 Parade of Homes. The magnificent property features a stunning kitchen with hidden pantry, handmade metal fireplace and theater surround, shiplap features throughout, and a bar accented with a stone face and metal countertops. The firm services the Bismarck, Fargo, Moorhead, and Lakes areas.

Fargo Modern Homes, LLC

3566 55th St. S Fargo, ND 58104

Fargo Modern Homes specializes in designing and constructing custom homes in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and surrounding areas. The company also works on landscaping, decks and fences, audio and theater, tile and stonework, and specialty pieces. Building everything from traditional homes to contemporary spaces, the team at Fargo Modern Homes has the experience and skill to provide clients with excellent design and construction services.

Among the firm’s impressive projects is this contemporary prairie style home in Wildflower Drive. The home features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a covered patio, an industrial kitchen, a full wet bar, and a theater system. Numerous windows also surround the home, allowing in more natural light. Brick and metal accents are also found throughout the home’s interior, giving a modern yet traditional feel.

Fiske Construction

87 19th Ave., N Fargo, ND 58102

Fiske Construction has constructed numerous stunning and one-of-a-kind homes throughout Fargo and West Fargo for over 45 years. Founded by Boyd Fiske in 1974, the company was later purchased by his sons Gary and Keith in 1998. Over the course of its business, Fiske Construction has built a reputation for innovative construction and design. Today, the company is owned by Gary, who continues to create top-notch homes and services that have been the company’s hallmarks over the years.

Fiske Construction is also a member of various organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), HBA of F-M, and NAHB Remodelers. Among its projects is a beautiful Craftsman home that features red siding, white trim, and stone accents. 

Hallmark Homes

3200 Rock Island Pl. Suite #4, Bismarck, ND 58504

Hallmark Homes has been one of Bismarck-Mandan’s premier custom home builders since its establishment in 2002. Scott and Vicki Moran, the company’s owners, have made it their mission to build personal relationships with each and every client. Their dedication to quality and service has allowed the company to garner multiple awards from the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes, as well as many great reviews from satisfied clients. Scott is a past board member of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association, Vicki currently serves on the same board and they received the local Home Builder of the Year Award in 2010.

Hallmark Homes specializes in single-family custom homes ranging from farmhouse, modern, craftsman, and everything in between. They focus on designing unique spaces incorporated with thoughtful design. Hallmark Homes’ 2019 Spring Parade of Homes entry features a modern farmhouse with traditional accents. The home consists of exposed ceiling beams in the kitchen, thickened quartzite island top, white cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry with custom painted cabinets. In the living room, high ceilings and huge windows allow in natural sunlight, making the space look even brighter. An elegant shiplap-wrapped fireplace is also found in the middle of the two-story great room.

H2 Custom Homes

6120 53rd Ave., S Fargo, ND 58104

Honesty, integrity, and great design are the founding principles of H2 Custom Homes. With a team of construction experts highly trained in environmental design and architecture, the company has built numerous high-quality homes in the area. It has also provided exceptional attention to design and quality. A member of the NAHB, H2 Custom Homes serves clients throughout Fargo-Moorhead and the Minnesota Lakes country.

One of the firm’s projects is a Prairie-style home in Fargo. The home features Craftsman architectural details with high ceilings, hickory floors, and ceiling trim. Heated and cooled by geothermal energy, the home also features a master suite, a cedar screen porch, numerous windows, and a cozy outdoor living space.

Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.

3209 Fiechtner Dr., Fargo, ND 58103

For over 35 years, luxury custom home builder Kochmann Brothers Homes has helped countless homeowners realize their dream homes. Bob Kochmann, president of the company, is a Certified Green Professional and two-time Fargo-Moorhead Builder of the Year and North Dakota State Builder of the Year recipient. Meanwhile, vice president Paul Kochmann is a Fargo-Moorhead Builder of the Year awardee and past president of the HBA of F-M and the North Dakota Association of Builders. Under their leadership, Kochmann Brothers Homes has amassed multiple awards from HBA of F-M and features in publications such as Area Women Magazine, Design & Living, and Inspired Home Magazine.

One of its impressive projects is a custom home for a couple that wanted a house with no steps or stairs. The home’s exterior features distinct rooflines and a mix of siding and stone elements, which create an eye-catching curb appeal. The 3,889-square-foot rambler also consists of three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Other stunning custom features of the home are a warm knotty alder cabinetry in the kitchen, an open concept floor plan with wider doorways, and an impressive main-floor master bedroom.

Paramount Builders

1407 Tacoma Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504

Over the course of its business, Paramount Builders has been fueled by its mission to provide the best results by working closely with clients. The Paramount team is not only passionate about home building but also about their client’s families. As such, the team is dedicated to providing clients with healthier and more sustainable building solutions. Serving residents throughout Bismarck, Lincoln, and Menoken, Paramount Builders is a member of NAHB, Bismarck-Mandan HBA, and Williston Area Builders Association.

Among the company’s projects is the Intrepid, a transitional home in Bismarck. Whiteboard and batten siding were used in the home’s exterior and contrasted by light gray siding and dark roofing, giving the home a modern curb appeal. Its interior features more traditional elements such as a brick fireplace, hardwood flooring, and brown kitchen cabinets.

Radiant Homes

1 2nd St. N Suite #122, Fargo, ND 58102

Touting a team of construction experts dedicated to high-quality design and functionality, Radiant Homes has built a strong reputation as one of Fargo’s leading custom home builders. The firm’s portfolio boasts of fine craftsmanship, with many magnificent projects featured in various publications such as Inspired Home Magazine, Lake & Home Magazine, and Design & Living Magazine. The company also takes pride in not having a set of stock floor plans, guaranteeing clients that each home is built specifically for their lifestyle and needs.

Among the firm’s recent projects is the Blackwood on the Cove, which was the firm’s entry for the 2019 Spring Parade of Homes. The five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home features an open concept floor plan with a unique floor-to-ceiling spindle staircase railing on the entryway. The kitchen consists of a massive eat-in island, geometric tile backsplash, and walnut custom cabinetry. The home also features a main floor bedroom, which can be used as an office or den. 

Rudnick Construction, Inc.

5925 Misty Waters Dr., Bismarck, ND 58503

Locally-owned construction company Rudnick Construction has been serving Bismarck, Mandan, and the surrounding areas for over three decades. The firm was founded on the mission of providing the best possible building experience for clients through a personal approach. Gerry Rudnick, the owner of the company, puts a premium on communication and craftsmanship. He ensures that all of his employees and subcontractors are qualified and highly skilled to deliver top-quality services.

One of the company’s notable projects is a transitional custom home in Bismarck. The home’s exterior features gray shingle siding with white columns and stone accents. Interior features include white shiplap siding, a sliding barn door, an all-white kitchen with a massive center island, and a timeless stone fireplace.

Samson Construction

1841 43 rd street North Suite A, Fargo ND 58102

Based in West Fargo, Samson Construction was founded by Rick Samson over 25 years ago. The company has grown to become one of Fargo-Moorhead’s reputable home builders. It offers primarily custom home construction and remodeling services. Now led by Rick’s son, Chad, with Rick as the project manager, the company takes on three to five custom home projects annually to ensure that each project is given the attention it deserves.

One of the duo’s projects—which was featured in Design & Living Magazine—is an Oxbow home featuring three bedrooms on the main floor, two and a half baths, and an open concept floor plan. It also consists of gorgeous hardwood flooring and reclaimed Douglas Fir wood timbers framing a dramatic entrance for the home’s family room. In addition, the 3,850-square-foot home features a spacious kitchen with an oversized granite island, a three-season patio, a laundry room, and a craft room. It also touts a lower level complete with a kitchen, living room and fireplace, and a hockey rink designed by the homeowners.

Stoneshire Builders

3708 Powder Ridge Dr., Bismarck, ND 58503

Brian Eisemen, founder of Stoneshire Builders, established the company in 2011. With a vision beyond just building homes, he created a company where he became a trusted partner of his clients, allowing him to build a reputation for designing and creating highly personalized homes. His over 20 years of construction experience has given him the skills necessary for creating high-quality homes of any budget. A registered civil engineer and a Montana State University graduate, Eisemen has served on the Board of Directors for the Bismarck Arts and Galleries Association and is a board member of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association. He is also on the Local Issues Committee through the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce.

From project conception to completion, Stoneshire Builders ensures that everything meets its client’s standards. The company also offers to visit two months and eleven months after project completion, just to make sure that everything is in good condition and all concerns will be handled within the company’s standard one-year warranty.

In 2016, Stoneshire completed a contemporary home that touts an elegant gray mixed siding exterior and an open concept floor plan. Among its features are a modern fireplace, medium-tone hardwood flooring, and a spacious kitchen with white cabinets, glass tile backsplash, and quartz countertops.

T & S Custom Homes, Inc.

3117 Fiechtner Dr. S Suite #1, Fargo, ND 58103

T & S Custom Homes is one of Fargo-Moorhead’s prominent custom home building companies, specializing in custom home construction, home additions, commercial remodeling, and home remodeling services. Over the years, the company has made it its mission to form long-standing relationships with clients by providing them with one-of-a-kind homes that perfectly suit their lifestyles. With staunch dedication to quality custom home construction, the firm has earned many positive reviews from satisfied clients.

T & S Custom Homes built this stunning modern home in Detroit Lake. Designed by Mevold Studios, the home’s exterior features an eclectic mix of materials such as stone and shiplap. It also touts high ceilings, a modern fireplace, an accent plank wall, a four-season porch and bar, and a spacious outside bar area overlooking the beautiful lake.

Zach Construction

1921 15th St. N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

Zach Construction is a general contractor serving Wahpeton, Breckenridge, and the surrounding communities and lakes country. The company specializes in new home construction, remodeling, renovations, and additions. Aly Zach founded the company in 1968, and his son Charlie took over the company in the 1990s. Charlie has over three decades of construction experience and has personally built more than 200 new homes in the area. Today, his son Andrew is also involved in the company.

Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota, the firm is a member of various organizations including the HBA of F-M, the North Dakota Professional Builders Association, BBB, and the Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce.

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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.