Friday, March 26, 2010

New Construction in Central Indiana - production and custom

Do you like that "new home smell"???  Here is a sampling of production and custom builders in our area.  It is impossible to list them all and we are by no means promoting anyone on this list - we just wanted to provide you with information and options to show you the possibilities of owning an new home in our area.


Beazer Homes - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties, Bloomington)
Headquartered in Atlanta they are one of the top 10 homebuilders in the US based on number of homes built. They are geographically diversified in 16 states and their high performance homes, called eSMART, are designed to appeal to homebuyers at various price points across various demographic segments.  Their business strategy focuses on providing customers with high performance homes, while seeking to maximize the return on invested capital. Their legacy includes building for over 50 years and over 100,000 homes in the last 10 years alone.

Citation Homes - (Lafayette)
Steve & Stan Schreckengast founded Citation in Lafayette, Indiana in 1978. In 1996 Stan's son Jason joined the company. Citation remains a family run business. Stan and Jason personally supervise the construction of every home.  Since 1978, Citation has built more than 1000 homes and apartments in the Lafayette and Kokomo areas. They ahve been recognized with numerous awards for home designs and quality construction at the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette Parade of Homes shows.

Drees Homes -  (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
Drees is celebrating it's 80th year in business and is the nations 27th largest homebuilder. Started by Theodore Drees and now under the leadership of 3rd generation descendant David Drees, Drees Homes continues to flourish. "Our vision of creating better homes and better communities is dependent on a focused approach that begins and ends with quality, personalization and customer service."  Drees was recently names "2008 America's Best Builder" by Builder Magazine - an honor based on operational stability, excellence in design and consturciotn, customer satisfaction and community service.  Headquartered in Kentucky they have operations in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, D.C., Florida and Texas.

Estridge - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
Started in 1967, now 7000+ homes later, they are one of the nation's most respected home builders. They are the only Indiana builder to ever win the National Housing Quality God Award, the highest award achievement in the home building industry. Our convictions compel us to serve and enrich the lives of each other, our families and everyone we touch; to grow through our entire lives; and to live according to Biblical principles.  Estridge was the builder involved in the 2009 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Indiana.  Estridge is an Indianapolis based builder and also has a custom home division.

Fischer - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
They understand that home styles must meet the needs of the owner. This is why they offer designs to fit nearly every budget and lifestyle. Whether it be your first home, a home for a growing family, an elegant life reward, or a more convenient, low maintenance home, they have the home for you. With nearly 100% customer satisfaction, builder of the year, marketer of the year, specialists in providing for every chapter of your life - Fischer Homes has kept the home fires burning for over 28 years.

M/I Homes - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
Since 1976, M/I Homes has fulfilled the dreams of nearly 70,000 homebuyers - many of them choosing M/I for the 2nd or 3rd time.  They build communities in best locations with great schools, convenient access to shopping and includes the most desired amenities. They are dedicated to building quality into every home by using brand-name materials and superior products throughout our homes.  And they back up that promise with an exclusive 30 year transferrable structrual warranty.

Pulte - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
The first home Bill Pulte built more than 55 years ago was a bungalow in southeastern Michigan and stands today as a testimony to his commitment to excellence and innovation.  Pulte has grown into one of the nation's largest and most diversified homebuilders. They've built more than 500,000 homes with their size and experience benefiting you at every stage. It begins with their ability to locate prime parcels ofland, first-rate materials and brand name suppliers.  It ends with you knowing that you have the best home for the best value. Their quality has five dimensions : process, materials, craftsmanship, service, and people.

Majestic - (Lafayette)
Build your dream home with Majestic. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are always on schedule with the process, and usually early....never late!  Our job is to make your home building experience stress free and a decision you will not regret. We are here to serve & provide you with the best building services possible. Remember, any of our plans can be modified to better suit your needs.  We build in all areas of Lafayette, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas.

Mohney - (Bloomington)
As the premier home builder in Bloomington, we are dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground. Mahoney offers a variety of homes in every price range starting at $120,900. With over 15 years experience, our home designs are stylish, highly functional, energy efficient and affordable! Our standard features are often upgrades with other builders, such as, gas log fireplace, smooth top range, micro over the range, smooth finished walls, rounded corners, finished garages and cathederal/vaulted ceilings. Peace of mind, pride and a style all your own make buying or building a Mohney Home the obvious choice!

Ryland - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
"There's something to be said for a company with a proven history. Ryland has been in the business for more than 40 years and in that time, we've built more then 285,000 homes across the country. That says quite a bit about the trust so many families have put in us over the years and how hard we've worked to earn it. Since 1967, our constant aim is to deliver quality, value and an enjoyable customer experience with every home we build." - Larry Nicholson, Ryland CEO

Tempest - (Lafayette)
Tempest is the area's leading Energy Star certified home builder. Currently building in 14 different communities our focus is building high quality, energy efficient homes with lasting value for first, second, and third time home buyers. They have over 40 floor plans ranging from a modest 1,112 square feet to a generous 3,153 square feet to fit every style, need and price point.

Westport - (Indianapolis and surrounding counties)
Westport Homes is one of the fastest growing home builders in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. High quality workmanship, attention to detail, superior building materials, and an unbeatable value for the dollar is the trademark for Westport Homes. Homes range in size and style to fit any need. Single family homes start at a modest 1,202 square feet and go up to large 3,800 square feet homes, with many options to choose from for every desire. In some areas Westport also offers low maintenance townhomes an dpatio homes for those seeking homeownership with less work.

WS Homes - (Bloomington)
Over 50 years of quality goes into every home they build. In the 1950's when a Bloomington family wanted a quality carpenter, there was one name that was always recommended: Henry Winiger. He built his reputation around his immense skill and attention to detail. Now, three generations of Winingers have built a reputation for quality and pride of superior craftsmanship. Together, they have built some of Bloomington's finest homes. Their success includes the development of luxury apartments and condominiums. The same things you look for in a builder - honesty, attentino to detail and commitement to quality/craftsmanship - are values that the Wininger/Stolberg family holds dear.


There are too many to list, so we tried to put a sampling together of just names and websites

Citation - ( Lafayette)
Cornerstone - (Lafayette)
Estridge - (Indy)
Bob Newlin - (Lafayette)
Rubicon - (Bloomington)
Prange - (Bloomington)
Fuller -
Hallmark -
Shamrock - http://www.shamrockcustomhomes/ (Indy)
Chaffie -
IQ - (Lafayette)
Estridge - (Indy)
Hoss - (Indy)
Gradison - (Indy)

Happy Browsing - and be careful for splinters!!!!

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