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First constructed from the 1660s through the mid 1800s, Spanish-style homes are now common throughout the southwest U.S. These homes are most distinguishable by thick walls, white stucco, and adobe brickwork—features that protect the homes’ interiors from heat. Spanish homes also often feature iron-wrought gates, which both provide security and allow cool air to flow throughout the house. Small windows and elaborate arches serve as the homes’ ornamentation.

This list features the firms that have the skills and experience necessary to craft Spanish-style homes on time, on budget, and with the professionalism expected of firms that value their clients’ wishes. In addition to their experience and outstanding work ethic, most of these firms are associated with industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), the Master Custom Builder Council, and the Institute of Classic Architecture and Art (ICAA).


DD Ford Construction

303 Palm Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Established in 1979 by Doug Ford, DD Ford Construction is known for building, remodeling, and maintaining some of the most distinguishable homes in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, and Carpinteria. One of the firm’s most notable works is a Mexican Hacienda, called Casa De la Fuente. Designed by architect Don Nulty, this home artfully combines carved stone surrounds with steel windows and doors, to highlight some of the home’s striking features, including a 1500 SF retractable glass roof structure that spans the central courtyard, and allows guests to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the night sky.

With more than 50 highly skilled employees on its team, the firm has worked with local and world-renowned Architects and Designers to build strikingly beautiful homes of every Architectural style. Over the years, DD Ford has earned a plethora of awards for homes built throughout Santa Barbara County. In 2017, Remodeling Magazine awarded the firm with the Project of the Year distinction for a historic restorationThe next year, the firm received the SBCA Builder of the Year Award for best residential construction over $5 million, and they received award-winning honors for two notable Historic Renovations in Montecito in 2019. DD Ford Construction is associated with several industry organizations, such as The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Institute of Classic Architecture and Art (ICAA), Remodelers Advantage (RA), and the California Building Industry Association (CBIA). For more information, visit their website at www.DDFord.com or follow them on Instagram – @DDFordConstruction


Derrick Builders

705 E Oak St # D, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Since 1990, owner, president, and certified green professional Derrick Koger has accumulated more than 30 years of construction experience. Thanks to his hard work, Derrick Builders has established relationships with trusted vendors and expert craftsmen who, like the team, share a keen attention to detail and dedication to quality. Because of the firm’s capabilities, Derrick Builders has been featured in several publications, including Orlando Business Journal, Luxury Home Quarterly, and Builder Magazine.

Derrick Builders is also a member of the Master Custom Builder Council, the NAHB, the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA), and the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA).


Eric Spurlock Custom Home Design

6100 Seagull St. NE, Suite B-210, Albuquerque, NM 87109​

Established in 2008, Eric Spurlock Custom Home Design is most known for its national and international reach. Though the firm mostly serves Albuquerque, it has served clients in New York, Hawaii, and Florida, among many other states. In terms of international work, the firm has worked with clients from Tuscany, Italy, India, France, and Mexico. As such, the firm’s portfolio is filled with beautiful homes in various styles, including the contemporary, Tuscan, Spanish, pueblo, modern, and French styles. A member of the AIBD and the HBA of Central New Mexico, this firm has been recognized by publications like Architectural Digest and New Mexico Magazine. It has also received various awards, including the Designer’s Choice Awards’ 1st place Built-Design Project Award, which the firm earned twice.

This firm is managed by Eric Spurlock. During his studies, Spurlock worked for the late Steven Hacker, a highly influential builder in Albuquerque. Ever since then, Spurlock has been designing award-winning homes around the world for more than two decades.


Jasam Group

5113 Piper Station Dr. Ste #201 Charlotte, NC 28277

Jasam Group has been building in the Queen City area for more than three decades. Recognized as a luxury home builder, Charlotte and Waxhaw locals trust the firm to craft beautiful homes. Though Jasam Group has built homes in various styles, including the eclectic, modern, Italianate, Tudor, and Mediterranean, its most notable project is a Spanish home called The Barcelona. A luxury custom home located in Fairway Vista, The Barcelona features a stone and stucco design with old brick accents. Some of its notable features include a flat tile roof, a light-filled kitchen, marble floors, and a circular stairway. As a luxury home, it also features a three-story elevator and a sophisticated cigar room.

This firm is managed by founder and president Sajan Dhaliwal. Known for his attention to detail, Dhaliwal has been crafting luxury homes for more than 30 years. With such experience, he has a wide skill set that can be applied to projects of all shapes and sizes.


Merrick Builders

524 Prospect Ave., Little Silver, NJ 07739

Timothy Cross founded Merrick Builders in 1989. Since its establishment, the firm has been recognized for its precise work, timely delivery, and outstanding customer satisfaction rates. In addition to new home construction, the firm has honed its skills in other services, including renovations, additions, kitchens, baths, and commercial projects. These services have been provided for clients around Fair Haven, Rumson, Belmar, Little Silver, and Spring Lake.


Randy Jeffcoat Builders

40 Persimmon St. Ste #103, Bluffton, SC 29910

A 47-year old firm, Randy Jeffcoat Builders has served clients around Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Okatie. With the many years of experience it has gathered, this firm has extensive knowledge of the Lowcountry landscape. With an awareness of soil conditions and flood zones, Randy Jeffcoat Builders’s team understands how certain homes must be constructed on each lot. Over the years of working with various clients, Randy Jeffcoat Builders has developed a portfolio of various single family homes, including homes built in the Spanish, French, Craftsman, Tuscan, and plantation styles. Due to the team’s craftsmanship and experience, the firm has been featured in Belfair Oaks Magazine and Hilton Head Monthly’s 2019 issue, where it was named the Best Builder for Bluffton. In the same year, Island Packet named the firm the Best Builder.

Currently, the firm is managed by company president Randy Jeffcoat. While working for his father during his high school years, Jeffcoat also worked on framing houses. Thanks to this experience, Jeffcoat obtained a structural background for building homes, which helped him earn the reputation as one of the finest home builders in the area. Randy Jeffcoat Builders is also a member of the Hilton Head Area Association, the NAHB, and the Hilton Head Island Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.


Starion Custom Residences

3104 E Camelback Rd #1023, Phoenix, AZ 85016

A firm that has been featured in Fine Wine and Design, Starion Custom Residences specializes in custom home building for Central Phoenix’s historical restorations and remodels. Since its inception in 2009, it has been known around Phoenix for building luxurious homes that beautifully show the uniqueness of each client’s lifestyle. One great example of the firm’s skills is a Spanish colonial home. A two-story residence, one of its many notable features is an open, backyard patio where guests can enjoy the warmth from a stone fireplace. In addition to Spanish homes, the firm has experience building contemporary, ranch, and French country-style homes.


Sterling Custom Homes

1310 R.R. 620 South, Suite B-200, Austin, TX 78734

A 31-year old firm, Sterling Custom Homes is most known for its association with various industry organizations. Over time, this has included the HBA of Greater Austin, the NAHB, and the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). Sterling Custom Homes has developed a portfolio of homes located in quality custom home communities, private gated communities, and even resort golf communities. In such communities, the firm has constructed residences in various styles, including the Spanish, modern, Mediterranean, contemporary, Tuscan, and French styles. To assure a quality home and an accurate, problem-free building process, Sterling Custom Homes provides each of its clients a unique organizational tool called the Sterling Cookbook. Tailored for each client and project, it contains instructions on every aspect of the home building process, including selections to be made and trade partners to meet with and their locations. It also outlines every step of the approval process and what the client’s responsibilities are in each step. After the project is complete, the Sterling Cookbook becomes the homeowners’ reference regarding the care of their home.

The firm’s capabilities and experience are currently guided by Duke Mcdowell. The past chairman of the Industrial Engineering Advisory board for Texas Tech, Mcdowell’s contributions to the home construction industry have helped him gain enough experience to serve as a consultant for 14 of the top 200 builders in the nation.


Town Construction and Development

14010 N Creek Dr., Mill Creek, WA 98012

Serving the Greater Lake Washington and Puget Sound area, Town Construction and Development was established in 1996. Since then, it has been recognized as a firm that specializes in residential construction and remodeling. Over the years, it has developed a portfolio of various homes. One of its most notable projects is the remodeling work done for the kitchen of a 60’s mid-century home in Edmonds. For an updated look and added functionality, new high end, stainless steel appliances and hardware were installed while new dark stained custom Birch cabinets with sleek quartz waterfall edge countertops were added to upgrade its aesthetic.Thanks to work like this, the firm has established a solid reputation for building homes in a professional and timely manner that highlights the firm’s 24 years of experience.


Vetter Homes

1424 W Century Ave., #205, Bismarck, ND 58503

After constructing its first home in 1977, Vetter Homes developed a portfolio of some of the most luxurious homes in the state. One great example of these beautiful homes is the Spanish Casa. It has a courtyard-style entryway, a red tile roof, and a tan stucco exterior. This home has all the features of a Spanish home and possesses the necessities of a North Dakota residence. In addition to Spanish homes, the firm has experience building Craftsman homes.

Currently, Vetter Homes is managed by founder and president Leo Vetter. Due to his experience and his professional team’s high work ethic, Vetter Homes has been recognized as one of the most highly experienced and professional builders in the state. In addition to crafting new custom homes, this firm has also built numerous types of commercial properties, from apartments and townhomes to professional buildings and storage facilities.