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Realizing Dreams

Split Rock Custom Homes satisfy the most discriminating tastes

Chad Boyce and his partners at Split Rock Custom Homes—Brett Boyce and Bart Smith—wear many hats: Consultants. Cheerleaders. Problem-solvers. The trio enjoys the multiplicity of tasks that arise during the typical home design-and-build project. Then again, few of the roughly 30 projects they take annually are typical.

Since 2009, the three have led Split Rock in constructing some of Washington County’s most luxurious homes in the most desirable zip codes. With a company legacy that stretches back some 30 years, Chad and his partners delight in helping discerning clients realize their dreams.

The process begins with a visit to the lot where the new home will be built.

“In most cases, our clients’ properties will have a fabulous view, or some sort of really outstanding feature,” Chad says. “We love giant windows to accentuate the views, and to create ‘inside-outside’ living. Mother Nature gave us awesome weather here; we always try to take advantage of that.”

Once the locale and home orientation have been determined, the truly creative—and most enjoyable—part of the process begins. Whether a client yearns for an indoor racquetball court, a bowling alley, climbing wall, trampoline room or space to hold a dance party for 100, Split Rock aims to please.

“You can choose anything on the planet … as long as we can get it,” Chad says, grinning. “What we hang our hat on is that we always try to find whatever someone wants.”

How about clients who yearn for a particular type of marble countertop they admired while vacationing in Italy, or who want to replicate the exact cerulean of the Adriatic for their kitchen backsplash? All in a day’s work, Chad notes.

“Chances are, our clients will be spending more on this home than on any other project in their lives. It’s their dream; our job is to make that dream come true.”

Of course, the sky isn’t always the limit; in most cases, the bottom line will intervene at some point. All of which Split Rock intrinsically understands and appreciates.

Says Chad, “Everyone has a budget, and everyone wants to get the most out of their dollar. That’s where teamwork comes in: We like to develop the budget together with the client.

“We try to be as flexible as possible in every project, which is sometimes taxing,” Chad concludes. “But ultimately, we want to make sure that our clients always get what they want.”

More information about Split Rock Custom Homes may be found at

Marianne Hamilton is a veteran journalist and marketing writer whose work appears in regional and national publications.