Carmel • Zionsville • Westfield • Fishers • Geist
As award winning custom home builders in Indianapolis, we have seen a transition of design themes over the years from traditional regional architectural styles to more individualized designs. New materials and techniques, together with new attitudes, have opened the door to exciting personality focused designs.
Whether building custom homes in Indianapolis, or remodeling an existing home, everyone wants to make their home special. However, for many owners building a custom home or starting a remodeling project can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Are there budget considerations? What about the style, design, and plans? Is the property in the right neighborhood or location to make changes that will increase its value? Are there community or homeowner association restrictions that may impact the design or plans?
Meticulous Craftsmanship, Without Compromise
While much has changed over the years, our values, craftsmanship, and desire to perfect the custom home building experience continue to guide us today. For over years, Carrington Homes has designed and built extraordinary custom homes for discerning clientele who desire personalized and unique homes that meet their families’ specific lifestyles and needs. We stand behind our work with a builder’s guarantee that your custom home will be built using the industry's best products and materials, latest technologies, meticulous craftsmanship, and unique design elements.
We Make It Easy
Carrington Homes makes building a custom home easy - our team of experts are here to walk you through (and make sure you love) the home building process. This includes everything from getting started, creating timelines, and changing orders to providing financing, warranties, and more. It is very important to find a custom home builder who shares your values and vision. Creating your dream home is a hands-on process - from the layout and design, to your selections and finishes. Sit back and relax as our team handles it all and brings your dream home to life.
Local Expertise, World Class Quality
When you choose Carrington Homes, you’re choosing to work with a local expert whose knowledge of the market and building practices is unsurpassed. When you build a custom home, you deserve local expertise from a professional who understands and maintains relationships with the local authorities, communities, vendors, and subcontractors. When you work with the best, you experience a superior building process driven by a focus on quality workmanship, high levels of client satisfaction, successful project execution, and strong core values.
Award-Winning, Fully Custom Plans
We offer award-winning, fully customizable inspired designs and customized space-planning solutions that radiate your personality while satisfying your needs and reflecting you and your family's lifestyle. The possibilities are endless!
High Technology Drives Our Artistry
Carrington Homes uses cutting-edge architectural design technology. Our dedicated team of designers, who work directly with our builders, use powerful 3D software to produce plans you can experience virtually before construction even starts. These include 3D lot fits, walk-throughs and more.
Dedication To Transparency
Communication is key and we keep you updated at every step. Carrington Homes's proprietary estimating system was designed to give our clients peace-of-mind by providing a firm price at the outset of the homebuilding process. Our systems combine superior plan design, quality products from leading manufacturers, timelines, and fixed prices related to the completion of your home, allowing Carrington Homes to provide extremely competitive and accurate upfront pricing.
A 5-Star Experience For All
When you entrust our builders to create your custom home, you will experience attentive, personalized, and transparent service before, during, and after construction. Through our proven process: The Collaborative Method, we can promise a 5-star experience for all.
We Are Your Advocates
From the moment you begin your journey, we’ll provide you with an exceptional experience that will keep you inspired, enthused, and informed every step of the way. We understand that construction projects can be intimidating for homeowners, so we act on your behalf as your trusted advisers, advocates, and liaisons. We’ll demystify the process with transparent communication, clear processes, and unbiased advice. You are our #1 priority and all decisions made are based on the best interest of you and your family.
Others wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who will take full responsibility for the entire project? Should you form a team? Which professionals do you need, and how do you select them?
Carrington Homes has been building custom homes and remodeling luxury homes since 1992. Carrington Homes is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in Carmel and all Indianapolis. The Carrington Homes design team will work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.
As experienced new homes builders in Indianapolis, Carrington Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Carrington Homes builds it, on time, and on budget.
Creating a residence to match your lifestyle is the focus of Carrington Homes. It's what we do. Choose Carrington Homes to build your new custom home, remodel your luxury home and enjoy our promise of a Carrington Homes 5-Star Experience. You've made it, now live and enjoy it.
The Indianapolis area offers an unmistakable opportunity to enjoy a luxury lifestyle. Premier golf courses, exclusive shopping, and world class dining. Our area is home to some of the most exclusive communities in the state. However, as times change, so do the styles and tastes of people.
- Your Lot or Ours
- Design • Build • Enjoy
- Interior & Exterior
- Partial or Complete
Why Carrington Homes?
3 Reasons to Select Carrington Homes as Your Indianapolis Custom Home Builder & Luxury Home Remodeler
Over the last 31 years, Carrington Homes has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star Experience to everyone.
There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:
PROCESS: Carrington Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Carrington Homes builds it.
TEAM: Carrington Homes assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star client experience.
EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.
"The 5 Simple Steps"
Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.
Carrington Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.
STEP ONE: Describe It - Share Your Vision
This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.
STEP TWO: Design It - Concept Plans
This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.
STEP THREE: Approve It - Final Plans & Selections
At this stage selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.
STEP FOUR: Build It - The Main Event
The Carrington Homes team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.
STEP FIVE: Love It - Happily Ever After
Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Carrington Homes has earned your 5-Star review.
Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Carrington Homes builds it.
By following “The 5 Simple Steps,”
You'll love your home!™
THE CARRINGTON HOMES EXCLUSIVE CLIENT COMMUNITY
A 5-STAR EXPERIENCE
Carrington Homes has been building custom homes since 1992 and is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in the Indianapolis Area. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships. Our clients are happy to share with you their 5-Star Experience before, during, and long after the completion of their custom home. Our promise is to earn a 5-Star review from our clients and everyone who has contact with Carrington Homes. We invite you to join our exclusive client community and check out our luxury homes for sale Indianapolis.
Carl McIntyre takes the stress out of the home building process and instead makes it a very enjoyable experience. This is a result of his honesty, caring approach and consistently pleasant disposition.
Luxury Homes For Sale in Indianapolis
The Indianapolis area is home to some of the most luxurious communities:
Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Fishers, and Geist.
We have seen a transition of design themes over time from traditional regional architectural styles to more individualized designs. As times change, so do the styles and tastes of people. New materials and techniques, together with new attitudes, have opened the door to exciting personal design themes.
If you can’t find a home that is for sale that meets all of your needs, we will help you determine if remodeling or building new is the best approach for any of the neighborhoods in Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Fishers, and Geist.
How much does it cost to build a custom home in Indiana?
Many buyers feel building a home can be very expensive and overwhelming. Where do you start? What are the budget considerations? Others wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who can guide them through this process. The price of building a custom home starts with the cost of building the shell. The shell typically accounts for 40-60% of the total cost of a custom home. The size and architectural style of the home are the major factors affecting the shell price. The remaining costs of construction, which will represent 40-60% of the total cost, are based on lot improvements, design, and material selections.
Overall, the buyer is in full control of the final price by making decisions on over 60% of the features that will cause the final pricing to be at, above, or below their desired budget. For further information, download our free guide.
Are custom builds expensive?
Design, schedule, and budget are all factors that control the final pricing of a custom home. After years of working with homeowners, we have found that the best results are achieved when there is a clearly defined objective, an effective strategy, and a workable plan to follow. The two methods used for luxury home projects are known as the Competitive Bid Method and the Collaborative Method. The Collaborative Method is best for assuring that the buyers pricing goals are achieved. It is important to understand who will be making the decisions that affect costs and how those decisions are made. The builder and design team should give the buyer options for each selection with clear allowances established ahead of time, to help reach the desired budget.
How do you find a custom home builder?
The two methods used for luxury home projects are known as the Competitive Bid Method and the Collaborative Method. The Competitive Bid Method is a closed book arrangement where design professionals are selected first to create plans and specs. A general contractor is then selected based on competitive bids. The bidding process often produces discrepancies and typically yields bids that are not comparable. As a method based on fear, this can lead to misunderstandings, and even adversarial relationships due to unexpected surprises. The Competitive Bid Method may sometimes result in the lowest price, but not the best contractor or finished project. The second method is known as the Collaborative Method. This is a transparent arrangement with a team approach founded on trust. The general contractor is selected up front to collaborate with the client and design team, and is often chosen to be the design team leader. Early input helps prevent design flaws, saving time and money. The general contractor can provide value engineering for additional savings potential. Once plans and specs are approved, competitive bids can be requested of qualified, experienced subs. Clients receive detailed bid information and material and sub selection is made by the general contractor that they trust. The Collaborative Method results in a project that is on time, on budget, and of a higher quality than the Competitive Bid Method. The general contractor is selected based on trust, experience, integrity, customer service, and value, versus being the lowest bidder.