Even with the sunshine, climate and tawny canyons in the background, homes in Phoenix, Arizona still managed to shine from its beautiful architecture. The city is reported to have a decent housing market as of 2018, which is no surprise given the exceptional reputation of the state’s homebuilding industry. At first glance, the state displays a preference for Mediterranean and Desert style homes, which tie into the scenery, but many home builders have had a hand infusing and diversifying home styles.
The home building industry in Arizona is lively, with every firm adapting to modern trends and technology to get ahead of the competition. When it comes to finding the right custom home builder in Arizona, a prospective client can pick any of the 15 firms listed below from a ballot box and still end up satisfied. These firms have been evaluated on their craftsmanship, customer service, and accolades, and are all capable of building homes that will exceed clients’ expectations.
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 professionals. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.
15) Reef Builders
228 S. Clark Dr. Suite #102 Tempe, AZ 85281
Reef Builders produces residential and commercial structures in Arizona. The firm commits to the design-build methodology, where client trust is prioritized by having only one design-build team on the project, instead of separate designers and contractors. This reduces stress and puts the focus on the client.
Reef Builders is eager to help clients visualize its projects’ design, scope, and limitations, to manage both expectations and the budget. The firm’s method is also technology-driven, using 2D and 3D concept renderings of the client’s proposed custom home layout, as well as letting the clients know about the progress of their project through the firm’s online project management software. The firm operates within the areas of Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, and Gilbert.
14) E&S Builders
8144 E Cactus Rd. Suite #830 Scottsdale, AZ 86260
Although E&S Builders was founded in 2017, founders Jason Easterly and Matthew Segerstrom have a combined 30-years experience in the construction industry. Jason has broad knowledge in building custom homes, developing rental projects and investment properties, while Matthew’s expertise leans more on construction and finance. Matthew’s years spent acquiring and remodeling homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area, along with Jason’s extensive knowledge as a home builder led the two to form E&S Builders. In 2018, the firm received the Best of Scottsdale Award in the Custom Home Builder category from the Scottsdale Award Program, recognizing the quality projects the firm has completed for the city.
The firm’s trademark subtle elegance is evident in a home built in Lafayette. The house uses marble and shiplap floorboards, and the backyard emphasizes the details of the house’s patio doors.
13) Starwood Custom Homes
2350 E. Germann Rd. Suite #25 Chandler, AZ 85286
When it comes to bringing the client’s dream to life, Jake and Josh Simonton have the right idea. The two builders formed Starwood Custom Homes in 2012, and have since been delivering quality custom homes to the cities of Arizona. Starwood’s reputation as one of the state’s top construction firm stands strong; Ranking Arizona recognized the firm’s excellence in the industry in 2017.
Starwood also won Best of Mesa back in 2016 for its contribution to the state’s economy and Mesa’s community The award also acknowledged the firm’s superb customer support.
12) Tyson Development
24 W Camelback Rd. Suite #419 Phoenix, AZ 85013
For Tyson Development, a hundred years in the family business goes a long way. As far back as 1929, the late Frank Seivert worked in the industry as a general contractor for his decorating company, which would inspire his two sons and eventually his grandson, Paul, to follow in his footsteps. Together with his wife, Gena, who also came from a family of builders, they continued the legacy and have gone on to build and remodel over 250 homes in the greater Phoenix area. Many of the firm’s finished projects use an array of popular Arizonian house styles, including Ranch and Mediterranean.
Tyson Development has been selected by Ranking Arizona and Arizona Business Journal as part of its Top Ten in Home Building, and Top 25 Custom Home Builders, respectively.
11) Integrity Luxury Homes
7850 E Evans Rd. Suite #110 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Jerry Nowell and his expert team have been in the construction industry in the valley for over 40 years. Jerry’s first experience in the homebuilding business was during his high school days when he worked with a construction crew. His astonishment at the homes he could help build fueled his passion for the craft. After building a few homes for his own family, he obtained his contractor’s license and founded Integrity Luxury Homes.
Since then, he has built homes that have been recognized as some of Scottsdale’s finest. His attention to detail and ability to work closely with clients has earned him a reputation as one of Arizona’s finest custom home builders. Integrity Luxury Homes works very closely with every client from conception to completion, helping them through the process of building a custom home that fully realizes their wants and needs.
The relationship between builder and client is what drives Jerry’s team on every project. Integrity Luxury Homes’ goal is to help every client realize a finished product that incorporates everything they ever dreamed of having in a home. Integrity Luxury Homes helps their clients all the way from finding the perfect lot, taking advantage of the best views, sourcing and researching the very best and unique products, to the end design working closely with the architect to create that one of a kind, beautiful custom home.
Integrity Luxury Homes has been recognized on ABC’s Today’s Builder television show as well as earning Best of HOUZZ in both service and design each year 2013 through 2019.
10) Regency Homes
7377 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85258
After graduating from the Arizona State University in 1995 with a degree in Construction Engineering & Management, Steve Wiggins began working for a large homebuilding firm and was promoted to Purchasing Manager after supervising the construction of over 350 homes in Phoenix. He founded Regency Homes in 1999 and has worked to build the company’s reputation for top-quality grand luxury homes and estates.
The company later received a Pacesetter Award from Custom Home Magazine for its use of digital technology to produce accurate estimation data for its projects. The firm’s homes have also been featured in other publications, such as Sucasa Magazine.
9) Stonecreek Building
3764 E Oasis Cir. Mesa, AZ 85215
For Stonecreek Building, part of the charm of owning a gorgeous home is the view that comes with it. The team believes in providing the best craftsmanship for every home it works on. Prior to forming Stonecreek Building in 1993, president Joe Costello worked for McCarthy Inc. and Oakland Construction.
He partnered with renowned architectural firms such as Gordon Rogers, McCoy & Simon, and Will Bruder to produce homes for Arizona that utilize a blend of refined contemporary and modernism, a contrast to the more favored home styles in the state. Stonecreek Building’s homes have been featured in numerous publications including Phoenix Home and Garden, Luxe, Sources & Design, and Objekt Magazine.
8) R-Net Custom Homes
7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite A #103 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
The Scottsdale based firm R-Net Custom Homes opened its doors in 1995 after founder Randy Arnett was commissioned to build a period-style home in Paradise Valley. The company continued to grow and earn recognition for the homes it built for Metropolitan Phoenix. R-Net Custom Homes also uses smart home technology.
Featured in the 2012 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden is a notable project in which R-Net built a home for a couple who desired an authentic Tuscan home in Arizona. Before working on the foundation, the firm and its partner professionals set off to Tuscany for inspiration, filling 40 rolls of film with shots of stonework, composition, architecture and building material. The result was a 6000 square-foot Rustic Tuscan home with antique Tuscan pavers for flooring, a staircase with custom railings, and many other distinctive features that were chosen for authenticity.
7) CSE & Associates
20645 North Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
For more than 20 years, CSE & Associates has been building custom homes in Arizona, predominantly in Scottsdale and Park City. The firm’s detailed luxury homes have been built to blend seamlessly with the surrounding community and the home’s backdrop. The founder, Scott Edmunds, started off working for his father’s construction company, Geoffrey Edmunds & Associates, working in land acquisition, design, and project management, doubling the company’s yearly output of homes. The company was then sold to Toll Brothers, another home building firm, after which CSE & Associates was formed. Together with another real estate developer, Kirby Korth, the firm built homes for Arizona’s elite, as well as for Kaua’i, Hawaii.
CSE & Associates won Residential Project of the Year for its work on 37 Casitas houses at Silverleaf. All homes from the project were desert-inspired and used design quirks including Brick and Stone accents, limestone tiles, and stucco cladding.
6) Camelot Homes
6607 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Camelot Homes believe in “reflecting the best elements of the past while boldly embracing the future.” Maggi and J.W. Hancock established Camelot Homes in 1960 when the firm built grand homes in Arizona. They then passed the company on to their next of kin, Mark, who continued the family business, building large, beautiful homes fit for royalty. Mark studied business management at Arizona State University and, before leading Camelot Homes, he was the director for the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona.
The White Horse community in North Scottsdale is one of the company’s proudest achievements. Each of the five homes the firm has built for the area utilizes energy-efficient home designs, special wall and window treatments, luxury chrome bathroom fixtures, and contemporary fireplaces, to name a few. The project won several Golden Nugget Awards in 2018.
Fittingly, the company offers French architectural designs for its homes, though it also provides hybrid styles such as French Country, Contemporary Ranch, Urban Farmhouse and Modern Mediterranean.
5) Alexander Enterprises (Construction & Development)
1260 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225
The three-time Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) grand award winner Alexander Enterprises has been building high-end custom homes for the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1992. The firm builds an average of 6 to 10 custom homes a year. Each project ranges from 4000 to 10,000 square feet, and the company is known for its penchant for Old World style estates with cylindrical domes.
Alexander Enterprise was founded by Kevin and his wife Kimberly Alexander in 1992 and has since focused on providing estates for Chandler and Paradise Valley. Said estates have been featured in magazines such as Sources & Design, AZ Lifestyles, and American Builder. One of the firm’s most notable works is its State of the ART Estate, in which firm delivered on the client’s need for a home that would house an extensive art collection, along with other luxury commodities. The finished product is a large home, designed to encompasses its contemporary backdrop, while the house interior includes a copper fountain water, a built-in misting system, and a smart home system. The firm also works on light commercial projects.
4) Fratantoni Luxury Estates
9811 E. Bell Rd. Suite #105 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Fratantoni Luxury Estates is the preeminent Design-Build Firm of Luxury Homes in Arizona. Acclaimed for their opportuneness of being a Full-Service Firm with an in-house team of highly skilled Architects, Builder, and Interior Designers. Fratantoni Luxury Estates has designed and built an appreciable amount of high-end homes in the most prestigious areas throughout the state of Arizona
Fratantoni Luxury Estates blends the meticulous quality of their craftsmanship with the aptitude to compose any genre style home from Contemporary to Spanish and more. Their building force of in-house experts make certain that no detail is overlooked, every design need is met, and most importantly to make your vision a reality.
3) Argue Custom Homes
8912 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Tom Argue’s home building firm has made waves in Scottsdale with its performance and projects; the firm has built over 150 homes in the Greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Paradise, and Mesa. Some of the praise Argue Custom Homes has garnered includes Best Of The Valley and Top Custom Home Builder by Ranking Arizona.
The company’s homes emphasize a delicate design, using muted colors for subtle serenity. One of the firm’s constructed Mediterranean style homes in Silverleaf, featured in an issue of Luxe, raises standards by seamlessly blending the fireplace mantel with the home’s interior, making it the living room’s centerpiece.
The firm has also appeared in other publications, such as Phoenix Home & Garden, Arizona Foothills and Epic Places. The firm also provides its services to Los Angeles.
2) Fisher Custom Homes
7410 E Pinnacle Peak Rd. Ste 116 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Fisher Custom Homes has been providing luxury homes to the state of Arizona for four decades. These million-dollar homes are managed by the firm’s owner, Tom Fisher, and his team of experts, all of whom have more than 25 years in the residential construction industry. The team has shown a preference for building Mediterranean-style luxury homes, though the company’s other projects are nonetheless eye-catching and distinctive in their styles.
The company customarily builds its homes to blend in naturally with their scenery; it also takes its clients’ preferences into consideration. Some of these homes have been featured in the New York Times and Luxury Home Magazine. The firm reeled in several “Best Custom Home” awards from the National Association of Home Builders, as well as #4 ranking on the Phoenix Business Journal from its list of Best Custom Home Builders. The firm services Communities Prescott, Silverleaf, and Desert Mountain.
1) Cullum Homes
14746 N. 78th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Cullum Homes, which services Arizona with projects priced between $1 million and $100 million, has a reputation as one of Arizona’s most notable luxury home builders. Many of its projects have been recognized as the “Best of” in several publications, including Phoenix Home & Garden, Arizona Magazine, Scottsdale Living and AZ Central.
Cullum Homes uses a unique proprietary interactive software for customer support, giving the clients regular updates to ensure them that the project is progressing smoothly. The software also offers the client other services, such as giving clients 24/7 control, letting them decide whether to approve certain specifications from anywhere in the world.
Many of the firm’s designs are built with the homeowner’s comfort in mind, all without sacrificing interior aesthetic, as seen from its villages in Arizona’s well-off communities such as Silverleaf and Paradise Reserve.
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