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Dusty Rhodes Homes Collaborates with Sleepyhead Beds

When the team at Dusty Rhodes Homes learned of the mission of Sleepyhead Beds to provide clean beds and bedding to local children and their families, it resonated in their hearts. 

“As a family-run business, we wanted to partner with an organization that serves our community and impacts the lives of those it helps where it matters most–in their homes,” says Lindy Rhodes, partner at Dusty Rhodes Homes. “The home is the hub of the family, so we want to help create home environments that are safe and comfortable places for families to gather and recharge in.”

In June, Dusty Rhodes Homes surpassed its $10,000 donation goal to the local philanthropy. “We’re ecstatic about that,” Rhodes says. “This means we can help more than 5,000 local kids and their families receive sanitized beds and bedding.”

As the Kansas City homebuilding market continues to boom, Dusty Rhodes Homes continues to break new ground. After 53 years in business, Dusty Rhodes Homes is known for more than its catchy name. This multi-generational business established itself on a foundation of solid fundamentals and then spent decades refining its processes to lead in innovation in luxury custom homebuilding. 

The Leawood-based company was founded in 1966 by Erwin “Dusty” Rhodes who won multiple awards in the industry. Today, his son (Richard “Rocky” Rhodes) and daughter (Linden “Lindy” Rhodes) continue their father’s legacy as partners and owners, adding the third generation of descendants to their team (Dalton Rhodes, production manager and Sara Mai, CIO) as they build quality custom homes “that would make Dusty proud.”

With its Allure Luxury Series portfolio, high-end custom homes are now featured in Water’s Edge, the Village of Leawood, Town Manor Villas, Mills Farm and other developments, with model home tours available. Trending layouts include peaceful retreats with open and relaxed living spaces, spa-like bathrooms and intimate outdoor spaces. 

“We follow the consumer’s demand for a completely customizable building experience,” Rocky Rhodes says. “Whether designing a unique floor plan from the ground up; choosing one of our award-winning floor plans to customize with personal selections (granite, tile, flooring, etc.); or choosing one of our move-in-ready spec homes, we have a process that will accommodate every detail.”

Sara Mai says that clients appreciate how the company stays within budget, minimizes surprise expenses, and communicates via the online platform that ensures information won’t fall through the cracks.

“We’ve all heard the homebuilding horror stories that suck the fun out of the building process,” Rocky adds. “However, our clients tell us what a fun and easy experience they had building with us.”

Mai says the greatest reward of working at Dusty Rhodes Homes is the close-knit relationships: “We truly love and support one another,” she says. “Our family has lived in Leawood for generations, and we all feel Leawood is truly home for each of our families.”

Mai adds that along with the Rhodes family team, decorator Debbie Meyers “brings each home to life with her impeccable design and furnishings,” and bookkeeper Julie Dixon is the “saving grace that keeps our creative spirits organized.”

The team believes that building a new home should be fun, exciting, and enjoyable.

“Before you select your builder, do your research,” Rocky says. “Look for experience, a system of operations, a genuine passion for the industry and a reputation for building quality homes.” 

For more information or a free no-risk design consultation, contact www.dustyrhodeshomes.com

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