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The most prominent style in the English colonies throughout the 18th century, Georgian colonial-style homes can be distinguished by their symmetrical composition and their formal, classical details. Typically, this type of home is a two-story residence made of brick or stone. These homes also have a side-gabled roof and a symmetrical arrangement of windows and doors on the front facade.
We wanted to look at some of the firms that have experience across the U.S. in the Georgian Colonial style. Most of these firms have been in the construction industry for quite a few years. All of these firms are known for quality craftsmanship and have built homes for numerous clients. Some of these firms are also affiliated with industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and have been featured in publications like At Home, Luxe, US Builders Review, and SRQ Magazine.
Gabriel Builders Inc.
641 Garden Market Dr. Suite A, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Gabriel Builders Inc. is a contractor licensed in North and South Carolina. Thanks to financial stability, competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, a team of some of the best product and trade contractors, and a one of a kind warranty program, this 36-year old company has built a reputation as a master builder. That reputation has earned the firm collaborations with several talented architects and interior designers who have helped it to create single-family homes in various designs including the Georgian Colonial style. Such projects have earned the firm recognition from industry magazines like At Home, Palmetto Living, Links, and Charleston Style and Design. The firm has also won awards like the 2019 SC Pinnacle award for a new home construction priced at $3 million to $3.5 million. In the same year, Gabriel Builders won another SC Pinnacle Award for Best Achievement in Green Building. In 2014, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named it the National Custom Home Builder of The Year.
The firm is managed by Gus Rubio. A graduate of Furman University, Gus began his career as a production supervisor then became a quality control manager for a Fortune 100 company. So far, Gus has been involved in the HBA on local, state, and national levels, and has served on the board of directors while serving as mentor and chairperson.
386 Dry Bridge Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852
Gardner Woodwrights has been in the industry for 19 years since company president Randy Gardner established it. Gardner’s 30 years of experience is matched by a dynamic team of talented artisans, professional tradesmen, and construction specialists. As a result of this impressive team, Gardner Woodwrights has won Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’s 2017 Design Awards and has been featured in several other magazines, including Home, Coastal Living, and Builder and Custom Homes. It has also been featured in the book Creating the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka.
This firm has crafted single-family homes in various styles including shingle and farmhouse. One great example of the firm’s notable works is the East Greenwich residence designed by Clifford M. Renshaw Architects. Gardner Woodwrights is also known for its exceptional architectural woodworking and custom cabinetry.
1 E. Main St., Mendham, NJ 07945
Established in 1984, Grant Homes has created some of New Jersey’s finest residential properties. Known for its exceptional attention to detail, Grant Homes has a portfolio displaying several single-family homes in the Georgian Colonial styles. Such homes have helped the firm gain features in publications like Home Builder Executive where Jay Grant was cited as one of the top 100 custom home builder presidents in the company. Residential Design/Build Magazine recognized Grant Homes as one of the country’s leading design-build firms. The New Jersey Community Builders granted the firm the Award of Excellence for the best single-family home of the year—an award Grant Homes has won at state and local levels alike.
Haley Custom Homes
5211 S Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
A firm that has been featured multiple times in Luxe, Haley Custom Homes is one of Colorado’s most respected high-end residential builders. Since its establishment in 1998, Haley Custom Homes has been featured on Luxe’s 2018 Gold list after becoming one of the 2017 Home of the Year finalists for Colorado Homes and Lifestyle. In 2016, 5280 magazine featured the firm as one of Denver’s best.
Haley Custom Homes has served numerous clients in Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding mountain communities with luxurious homes carrying various styles including the contemporary modern, cape cod, rustic farmhouse, traditional, Mediterranean, transitional, and French country styles. Currently, such projects are managed by Dan Haley Fuller who began his career flipping houses. So far, he has built homes that range from 4,500 to 20,000 square feet.
Healthy Home Builders
Based in Scarsdale, NY
Like its name, Healthy Home Builders is most recognized for building distinguished homes that use non-toxic materials. The homes this firm builds display a subtle elegance executed through thoughtful floorplans where green building tech takes pride of place, including air filtration systems that optimize indoor air quality, water filtration systems, and state of the art, solar-powered heating. A great example of these beautiful, eco-friendly homes is a Georgian Colonial home on Murray Hill Road. A home that incorporates classic architectural details, it also uses the most advanced, non-toxic building materials and indoor air and water purification and filtration systems. These functional, beautiful homes have gained the firm recognition from numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Allergic Living, Builder Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and The Financial Times.
Aside from being a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA), Healthy Home Builders is guided by co-founder and President Jan Flanzer and co-founder and General Manager, Peter Donovan. Together they have more than 42 years of industry experience with the past 12 years being exclusively dedicated to “Way Beyond Green” construction, research, and practice. They are known for their keen attention to detail and expertise in non-toxic construction and indoor air quality.
Homes by Sweeney
PO BOX 386, Farmington, CT 06034
Established in 1988 and managed by Michael Sweeney, Homes by Sweeney specializes in building luxury homes that combine classic craftsmanship with high-end technology. So far, the firm has built over 100 of these high-end custom homes which display various designs from the farmhouse, prairie, colonial, and Georgian Colonial styles. Among these many homes, one of its most notable projects is a Georgian Colonial home. With an exterior that features wrought-iron balconies, reclaimed stone, and brick harkens, the home also features an oversized patio and a seemingly endless balcony that invites guests to stargaze through the night. Alongside such beautiful features, this home also overlooks Farmington Valley and is graced with 180-degree views.
Jerry Horn Construction
1755 Locust Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143
Established in 1988, Jerry Horn Construction is a member of the NAHB, the HBA of Metro Harrisburg, and the PA Builders Association. The firm is licensed in most US States, and clients in Puerto Rico and four Canadian provinces have witnessed the firm’s ability to fast track buildings while still paying attention to the details required for personal living spaces. So far, the firm has built farmhouse, French provincial, and prairie styles. It also has many Georgian Colonial-style homes, including the Sewickley Place residence. The home has several notable features including detailed custom brickwork, a stately front covered porch, and a large rear covered porch with a mahogany deck.
Aside from building such residential homes, Jerry Horn Construction is also experienced in various industries including the retail, religious, restaurant, municipal and recreational, and healthcare industries.
1650 Elm St. Ste. #401, Manchester, NH 03101
Legacy Homes has been building new custom homes and other home additions in New Hampshire since 1985. The company employs one of the best teams in the area which includes architects, engineers, and subcontractors. The team of professionals collectively has over 100 years of home building experience which resulted into a portfolio of homes with different styles including Georgian Colonial, farmhouse, and various other colonial styles.
Co-founded by principals Mark and Mike, Legacy Homes is mostly recognized not only for the professional team that is capable of thoughtful execution and effective management, but also for the co-founders who personally involve themselves with the work.
7045 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Since 1980, Perrone Construction has been repeatedly recognized for building notable waterfront homes. Servicing Sarasota, Perrone Construction has built many single-family homes in various designs like the Georgian Colonial, Spanish Mediterranean, Italianate, British West Indies and plantation styles. One great example of their work is the Siesta Key Georgian residence. Designed by CMSA Architecture, this formal Georgian is a large gulf-front estate with a long driveway that meanders through the oaks.
Perrone has been featured in magazines like Veranda, Ocean Home, US Builders Review, and Florida Design. It is also affiliated with several industry organizations, including the NAHB, Manatee Sarasota BIA, and the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Currently, the firm is handled by company founder and CEO, Richard Perrone, and President Ricky Perrone. Richard Perrone started his career building homes on oceanfront properties in Vero Beach before moving to Sarasota and founding Perrone Construction.
R and H Construction
2019 NW Wilson St., Portland, OR 97209
A firm that has been included in Oregon Business Magazine’s 2019 list of 100 Best Companies and its list of 100 Best Green Companies, this 41-year old firm is managed by CEO John Ward who possesses 39 years of experience in the industry. Thanks to his experience combined with a team of talented craftsmen, R and H Construction has a reputation for building projects that define Pacific Northwest identity. As a firm that pushes the possibilities of construction, R and H Construction has built several single-family homes in the French and modern styles. One of its most notable projects is the Lake Oswego residence. A Georgian Colonial home, the project included an extensive, inside out remodel and an addition for the backside of the home where the breathtaking lake views were maximized. Interiors replicate the 1920’s while still giving the residence the same characteristics of a 21st century home.
4204 West 124th St., Leawood, KS 66209
Since 1977, Robert Montgomery has been known as one of the finest luxury home builders in Kansas and Missouri. Over these years, the firm has crafted single-family homes in various styles including the French country, classic European, English Tudor, colonial, contemporary, and French contemporary. The firm’s most notable might be a Georgian Colonial home designed by architect Scott Bickford. A home inspired by scenes from the homeowner’s favorite movie Gone With the Wind, it has several special details like the carved wooden transom and sidelight inserts at the entry and molded tin ceilings in the office and at the rear lanai. Robert Montgomery also has a reputation for providing exceptional customer service.
This firm is managed by company president Robert Montgomery. A graduate of the Kansas University School of Architecture, Montgomery is educated and experienced in design. Robert gives expert suggestions on interior detailing and selections for finishes and refinements. Over the years, Montgomery has built several homes in some of the finest subdivisions and country estates across a range of styles and budgets.
The House Jack Built
1 Country Club Circle, Maumelle, AR 72113
For over 48 years, The House Jack Built has been recognized for crafting energy engineered homes thanks to ABC TV’s Extreme House Makeover. Aside from being energy-efficient homes that include tankless water heaters and high-efficiency A/C units, these residences also exhibit the high-quality workmanship of company owner Jack D. Wilson. Recognized throughout Arkansas as a respected residential contractor and land developer with over 48 years of experience, Wilson has served as president for both the HBA of Greater Little Rock and the Arkansas HBA.
Westmark Construction Inc.
250 Governors Dr. SE, Suite L Huntsville, AL 35801
Servicing clients in North Alabama, Westmark Construction Inc. has been building beautiful homes for over 28 years. Westmark has crafted numerous single-family homes that include a range of styles like the Georgian Colonial, Craftsman, Modern, and many others. Westmark Construction is owned by Steve West. A contractor supervising home construction at the age of 18, Steve has over 35 years of experience and has been involved in the leadership of the Huntsville/Madison County Builder’s Association. Steve and his team have also received several awards of excellence, including the Huntsville/Madison County Builder’s Association’s “Builder of the Year” award twice. Aside from having an award-winning contractor as its leader, the firm is also a member of the NAHB, the HBAA, the H/MCBA, the BBB and Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
863 Neighbors Rd, Dunn, NC 28334
A firm that has been in the industry for over 30 years, Whittenton Builders is a general contracting firm that not only builds homes but specializes in quality insurance repairs and property restoration. Whittenton has built up a portfolio of homes in a range of styles that includes the traditional, Craftsman, and Tudor. Alongside these residential projects, the firm also does some light commercial construction as well as fire and water restoration for both residential and commercial projects.