How We Choose: Our Criteria for the Best Businesses
Looking for quality home builders in the Nashville area?
It’s not easy identifying the best local companies, even if you’ve lived in the same city your whole life.
Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Using metrics from major local directories like Google and working with our local networks to factor in offline characteristics like local reputation, quality of services and other anecdotal evidence we’ve gathered the top businesses in Nashville in one easy list for you.
Find and support your favorite local custom home builders and contractor with this exclusive guide today!
Doug Herman, founder and president of Legend Homes, has more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. He started the company in 2005 after working as a project/quality assurance manager and vice president of construction in Nashville and Atlanta. Legend Homes is known for exceptional design, attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and luxury and livability.
Legend Homes photos by Reed Brown
Jimmy Franks, a third-generation custom home builder, founded Tennessee Valley Homes, which continues today with the help of his son, Chris Franks. Tennessee Valley Homes is known for its unsurpassed craftsmanship, innovative design and meticulous project management when building custom homes in Williamson County. Some of its communities include Hadley Reserve, Kings' Chapel, Legends Ridge and Oman.
Founded in 2005 by Williamson County native Brandon Jenkins, Grove Park Construction has built hundreds of custom homes throughout the Nashville area. The company collaborates with the industry’s best architects and designers, delivering a world-class experience in luxury housing. Grove Park Construction has been featured in publications like Veranda and has been named one of the top builders of residential design and construction.
Grove Park Construction photos by Reed Brown
StoneBridge Homes builds unique quality homes in Middle Tennessee. Each home is equipped with energy-efficient materials, and clients can choose from a variety of floor plans and finishes to fit every lifestyle. StoneBridge Homes stays on top of emerging design and building trends, and the team communicates with you every step of the way. StoneBridge Homes aims to exceed your expectations with its dedication to quality, integrity, honesty and complete customer service.
Over the last two decades, Ford Classic Homes has developed a reputation for building quality homes in the finest communities in Williamson and Davidson counties. The company’s values include unmatched value, architectural distinction, honesty and integrity, passion for quality and proven customer service. Mike Ford and his award-winning team aim to build you a luxury home that you and your family will be proud of for a lifetime.
Flat Creek Construction offers custom home builds, additions and home improvements, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. The company’s mission is to deliver a high-quality project within a reasonable time frame with honest pricing. Flat Creek Construction achieves this mission by careful project management, creating a schedule and regular budget meetings throughout the project.
Hidden Valley Homes is a custom home builder that also specializes in large-scale renovations and remodeling. The company has been in business for more than 30 years and offers one of the most comprehensive custom building programs in the Nashville area. Completely start from scratch with a custom home build or choose from elite homesites or a showcase home in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin or Nolensville.
Founders Dustin Timmons and Joey Donnelly have more than 25 years of construction experience in the Nashville area. They believe that communication is key, so they personally manage each project themselves and are involved in job site activities every day. Since 2001, Donnelly Timmons & Associates has completed projects such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, large luxury homes and more.
Landon Development is an integrated design/build company that specializes in building custom homes and neighborhoods. The full-service team handles all aspects of the design/build process, including planning, design, drawings, permits and construction—all the way through final inspection. The goal of Landon Development is to take your vision and enhance it with its innovative solutions.
Luna Custom Homes is a family-owned company that has been serving Franklin, Brentwood, College Grove and surrounding areas in Williamson County since 1968. The premier custom home builder strives for excellence in each project it takes on, and the team of experts approaches each project as if they were building it for their own family. Luna Custom Homes stays on top of new techniques and better materials in the building industry in order to better serve its clients.
Chris Barnhizer founded Richland Building Partners in 2016 after he spent years working for a custom builder. Since then, Richland Building Partners has become one of the fastest-growing builders in Nashville. His knowledge and expertise in the building industry is unparalleled, but what really sets him apart is his ability to solve complex problems that may arise. Barnhizer oversees each and every project, from the land acquisition and construction phases to customer service, design and strategic planning.
Build Nashville is the winner of Nashville Lifestyle’s Best Builder Award three years in a row. It’s owned by Jamie Duncan and Shaun Burroughs, and together with their team of industry experts, they build custom homes throughout Nashville. Choose from a listing of available homes by Build Nashville, or start building your dream custom home from the ground up.
Castle Homes has been in business for more than 25 years, earning its reputation as one of the most trusted builders in Middle Tennessee. The company offers guaranteed pricing, professional project management, and an innovative design-build process to ensure a pleasant experience for its clients. Each Castle home earns third-party certification for Energy Star, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green and/or LEED.
Founders Paul Hammond and Walt Brandt have been providing custom contracting services to the Belle Meade, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Forest Hills, and Belmont/Hillsboro areas of Nashville since 2002. The key to their success is listening to their customers, advising them on project decisions, controlling costs and quality and communicating with their clients to keep the project on track and on budget.
Seth Argo, president and CEO of Focus Builders, has more than 17 years of development experience. He and his team provide a variety of services, including the construction of private homes; design services with the in-house design department; speculative inventory of turn-key homes; and development services for private landowners, outside investors and funds.
The Baird Graham Company has been building custom and market homes in Middle Tennessee for more than a decade. Since earning his general contractor’s license in 2006, president and founder Baird Graham has earned a reputation for attention to detail using timeless craftsmanship and creating homes with architectural integrity.
Trace Construction has been building a stellar reputation for providing a more personalized home building experience in Williamson and Davidson counties. Founded in 2003 and headed by Lindsay Butler, Trace Construction builds luxurious homes in the most coveted neighborhoods. Trace partners with a select group of elite vendors to provide exceptional quality and attention to detail in each of its projects.
Hewn Custom Home Design offers new home construction, whole-home remodels, land procurement, land development, financing options and warranties on your new home. The sister company of Willow Branch Partners aims to build homes that are an expression of the families that live in them. The team, led by founder Bucky Ingram, strives to make the home design process as stress-free as possible.
Joe DeFatta founded DeFatta Custom Homes in 2007. With the help of his son David, the family-owned company located in Franklin promises to deliver high-quality designs, an abundance of interior selection options, unmatched craftsmanship and excellent communication throughout the custom home building process. DeFatta Custom Homes communities include Burning Tree Farms, Stephens Valley, Telfair and The Woods.
Owner Alex Gregg started his first building company in 2008 and has more than 15 years of experience in the residential construction industry. He founded Gregg Homebuilding Company in 2019 to build beautiful custom homes with a high level of customer service. The company’s mission is to build high-end custom homes at a great value with personalized floor plans and finishes.
Mick Rhodes founded Stone Ridge Custom Homes in 2002. The company is committed to creating one-of-a-kind custom homes throughout Williamson County, Franklin and Nashville. Mick Rhodes is known for building works of art with his incomparable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Stone Ridge Custom Homes works daily with the owner, architect and interior designer to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Steve Nabrotzky founded Superior Custom Homes & Remodeling in 2004. The company is big enough to get the best prices with vendors and contractors yet small enough to maintain personalized service. Superior has a proven methodology that streamlines the home building process, as well as state-of-the-art technology to enhance the customer experience.
The Ernst Group builds AR Homes as an independently owned and operated franchise. Founded by Steve Ernst and his partners in 2000, the Ernst Group has become one of the largest and most reputable custom builders in the market. The company earned exclusive rights to partner with AR Homes in 2013, bringing a unique home building experience to Nashville.
Partners in Building has been building luxury homes in Texas and Tennessee since 1986. Since then, the company has built more than 200 homes a year in both states. The award-winning home builder prides itself on designing homes as unique as the people who live in them. Search the gallery of more than 1,700 plans to get inspiration for your own project, or choose from one of Partners in Building’s available homes throughout Houston or Tennessee.
Owner Brian Sipple has been building homes in the Nashville area since 2001. The company offers custom-built homes Stephens Valley as well as on individual land and lots in Williamson and Davidson counties. Other services include land acquisition, inventory homes and guaranteed pricing. No two Sipple Homes are the same, as each home is personalized to fit the needs of the customer with no details overlooked.
Mike Minard, founder and owner of BearRidge Homes, has more than 20 years of experience designing and building homes in the Nashville area. Collaborate with the company’s design team to make your dream home a reality, create a custom outdoor living space for a new or existing home, or prepare the land for your new home with BearRidge Homes’ land development team.
Willow Branch Builders creates beautiful and efficient homes so its clients can “live better.” The team, led by founder and CEO Bucky Ingram, aims to make the building experience as pleasant as possible. Willow Branch Builders communities include Canterbury Manors, Clear Creek, Hamilton Martin and more.
Celebration Homes focuses on creating new homes with “more space and more style.” The company’s floor plans maximize space while maintaining efficiency, and the designer finishes allow clients to create a truly unique custom home. Celebration Homes has been recognized as one of Nashville’s Top 20 Home Builders from 2001 to the present.
The team at Luxe Design Build, led by owner/operator Kent Conlon, has decades of experience in design, architecture, construction and contracting. Luxe uses the latest designing software, building techniques and materials, making it a next-level design-build company. Luxe Design Build brings innovative architectural styles to Middle Tennessee and beyond.
Gerald Kole founded Kole Custom Homebuilders in 1983. His two exclusive subdivisions are Everal Hills of Franklin and Blackhawk of Arrington. At Kole Custom Homebuilders, it’s all about the details. The team of experts is able to create unique works of art and transform its projects into masterpieces.
The team at Southern Elite Custom Homes strives to incorporate its clients’ personality into each room of the home. The design team combines the latest trends with timeless details to build homes that will last generations. Southern Elite Custom Homes builds luxury homes throughout Middle Tennessee, including Davidson and Williamson counties: Brentwood, Green Hills, Franklin, Spring Hill and College Grove.
Beazer Homes prides itself on outstanding customer care, high-caliber construction practices and quality materials. Personalize your living areas with Beazer’s Choice Plans at no additional cost, and enjoy exceptional quality and comfort in your home. Each home exceeds Energy Star’s standards, and the homes are built Network Ready, with immediate internet connectivity at no additional fee.