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Often simply referred to as “OKC,” Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city of the state of Oklahoma. It is divided in two by the North Canadian River, which bisects OKC into North Oklahoma City and South Oklahoma City. The north side contains the urban, fashionable and diverse neighborhoods along with a few affluent historical communities. On the other hand, the south side of the city mainly features Oklahoma City’s industrial side.
We researched the custom home builders in The Big Friendly, and found the best 15: those with the best customer reviews, most awards, and build the highest quality homes in the area.
19 N Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034
Established in 2010 by Craig and Jennifer Hodgens, the firm was founded after a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The two began their home construction business in the hopes of helping the region recover from the calamity. From there, they started to develop their own style. Raised in a rural area, Craig came up with a distinctive style of farmhouses that eventually became the firm’s trademark design. Jennifer, on the other hand, brought to the table her eye for high-end design and love for contemporary elements, which they incorporate seamlessly into the farmhouse design.
A proud winner of several Parade of Homes awards including Best Interior Design and Best Curb Appeal, OklaHome provides cozy and unique farmhouses with beautiful custom interiors. Now with a team of full-service design services, OklaHome offers truly custom homes and remodels all over Oklahoma helping families find land to build on or building on their own family land.
Oak Leaf Custom Homes
7100 N Classen Blvd., Bldg 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Founded in 1998 by Jim Greene, Oak Leaf Custom Homes is one of Oklahoma’s premier custom home builders. As a Certified Professional Builder and Licensed Broker with a background in architecture and design, Greene has led his team in building and designing elegant, timeless homes throughout the North Oklahoma City/Nichols Hill area.
A typical job with Oak Leaf usually costs between $300k-$2M. They are also affiliated with both COHBA and OSHBA.
Tim Hughes Custom Homes
7009 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Tim Hughes Custom Homes is one of Oklahoma City’s top luxury custom home builders. Led by well-respected craftsman Tim Hughes, the firm’s portfolio consists of projects totaling millions of dollars in Oklahoma City alone. Much of the company’s work can be found in Oklahoma’s most prestigious neighborhoods such as Nichols Hills, Gaillardia, Stonemill, Oak Tree, Rose Creek, Iron Horse, and El Paseo.
With over two decades of experience in the industry, Hughes has made a name for himself for his distinct vision and unique work. Being a leading figure in Oklahoma luxury home building, he is affiliated with COHBA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
2618 E Hwy. 37, Tuttle, OK 73089
With a total of over 1,665 homes built, Richardson Homes has been serving the greater Oklahoma City area for over 20 years. They offer custom luxury homes equipped with high-quality materials, excellent design, and fine craftsmanship.
The firm has an in-house designer that aids clients in developing and executing ideas for their new home. Richardson Homes is also a proud recipient of the 2011 Sunshine Readers “Best New Homebuilder” Award from the readers of the Edmond Sun newspaper.
Premier Custom Homes
520 E Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Founded over two decades ago, Premier Custom Homes is a back-to-back Oklahoman Readers’ Choice Award winner for 2016 and 2017. They pride themselves on their customer service and affordability. They often charge 10% to 15% less than competitors, without compromising the quality of the work. This is possible because they price their services per square foot and do not charge any fees for changes or upgrades, an arrangement made possible through close partnerships with their subcontractors.
In addition, the firm provides complimentary tablets with their very own CoConstruct app which enables each client to keep track of everything going on in the job site and receive weekly budget updates.
Muirfield Homes by Alan Cheshier
2405 Wilcox Dr., Norman, OK 73069
Established by Alan Cheshier, Muirfield Homes has been creating stylish and affordable homes in Oklahoma City’s metro area since 1989. The firm has built homes in some of Norman’s most prestigious and exclusive communities such as Brookhaven, Berkeley, Cascade Estates, Carrington Lakes, and Ashton Grove. They were featured and named as the Best Builder by the Cleveland County Lifestyle in 2017.
The company is proud to say that over 80% of their customers are either from direct referrals or are actually repeat customers. Being a Certified Green Professional, Cheshier also takes pride in the company’s construction of many energy-efficient homes.
Adams Kirby Homes
Run by father-daughter duo Rick Adams and Michelle Kirby, the company has the benefit of their extensive combined construction experience. Rick started building homes as early as 1979 and served as state director of OSHBA. His daughter Michelle is a Certified Professional Builder through OSHBA and has been in the industry since 2000. The two decided to found the firm in 2005. Their work is primarily concentrated in Edmond and Oklahoma City’s metro area.
Both father and daughter personally oversee all projects and work closely with their in-house designer to ensure the quality of all designs and plans.
Authentic Custom Homes
2422 NW 178th St., Edmond, OK 73012
Authentic Custom Homes is led by Kenyon and Brandi Woods, who describe the homes they build as having that “attention to detail that is missing in so many other homes.” They were recently named the 2018 Best New Home Builder-East by the Oklahoman during the annual Oklahoman Readers’ Choice Awards. Kenyon Woods has been awarded the prestigious Builder of the Year award by COHBA.
Kenyon and Brandi are both actively involved in the industry’s local associations. Kenyon served as President of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association (COHBA), and Brandi served on the COHBA Board of Directors. The firm also gives back to the community in its collaborations with House of Hope and other charitable organizations.
3644 E I-35 Frontage Rd., Edmond, OK 73013
McCaleb Homes was established in 1990 by Caleb McCaleb, a third-generation home builder. He has over 30 years of experience in the building industry and currently serves as a director of the National Association of Home Builders and is on the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association Board of Directors. He has been recognized as Builder of the Year and is a three-time winner of the Green Builder of the Year award. Under his leadership, the firm has been featured in both The Oklahoman and the Edmond Sun.
They specialize in building historically-styled homes. While they often work in planned communities, they also provide clients with the option to build on their own lots.
Landmark Fine Homes
2740 Washington Dr., Norman, OK 73069
Established in 2000 by Dan and Amy Reeves, one a former Oklahoma City Police Officer and the other a school teacher, Landmark Fine Homes has won some significant accolades. The firm was named America’s Best Builder in 2012 by Builder Magazine. They are also an eight-time winner of the Oklahoman Readers’ Choice Awards under the category Best Home Builder for both North and South Oklahoma City. The company’s most recent recognition was the 2017 Builder of the Year award from the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA).
A special focus of Landmark Fine Homes is green building. Dan Reeves is a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and Certified Green Professional (CGP). With his expertise, the firm has created beautiful energy-efficient homes, complete with third-party energy efficiency testing and a rating from the Home Energy Rating System.
C.A. McCarty Construction
108 Nantucket Blvd., Norman, OK 73071
Founder Curtis McCarty already had over 11 years of experience in Oklahoma’s home building industry when he founded C.A. McCarty Construction in 2002. Since then, he has progressed quickly in the industry. He was appointed by Governor Brad Henry to the Governor’s Uniform State Building Code Commission in 2009, and in 2010, he was named Oklahoma State Home Builder of the year. Under his leadership, the firm has also had great success, being recognized as the Best Home Builder in 2015 and 2013 in The Norman Transcript’s Readers Choice Awards.
5909 NW Expy #213, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Dreamworks Construction commits itself to building superior quality homes achieved through stellar designs and outstanding architecture. Founded in 2005, this award-winning firm designs and builds homes that exceed energy efficiency standards via their partnership with Energy Star. This makes their homes over 15% more energy efficient than standard houses. They also pay close attention to detail in building materials and design. Specializing in old world architecture, their portfolio showcases homes built with brick, stone, and stucco exteriors, dramatic Tudor-style architecture, turrets, and spacious outdoor living areas.
Some of their most recent accolades are from COHBA’s 2017 Parade of Homes in which Dreamworks won Best Floor Plan, Best Interior Design, Best Curb Appeal, Best Decorated, and Best Overall, all in the $350k to $374k division.
MassaRossa Luxury Homes
130 N Broadway Suite #232, Edmond, OK 73034
Founded by Nathan Walters in 2015, MassaRossa Luxury Homes incorporates traditional and familiar elements of style with each client’s desired designs to come up with extraordinary and lavish homes. Their in-house designer is present throughout the entire building process to better facilitate and translate the homeowner’s ideas into a reality, all while still working within the client’s budget.
They recently dominated the 2017 Parade of Homes, winning first place in four categories in the over $895k division: Best Floor Plan, Best Interior Design, Best Curb Appeal, and Best Overall.
Sun Custom Homes
10412 Greenbriar Pkwy., Oklahoma City, OK 73159
With over 50 years of combined experience, SUN Custom Homes is known for their “Affordable Homes of Distinction.” Whether you have a budget of $150k or $2M, the firm promises to deliver the best, whatever the cost. They specialize in old world European and classical American-style architecture, but also have a penchant for Tuscan, Mediterranean and Southwest designs. Their principal, Kurt Dinnes, travels and explores Europe extensively to see and experience the architecture firsthand, ensuring the authenticity of their designs.
Throughout its years of service, the firm has been decorated with many awards such as 2012 Builder of the Year and the 2013 Caliber Award from COHBA. Additionally, the company has won numerous accolades from the Parade of Homes, and its partners have served as presidents and board members of several state and regional home builder’s associations.
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