Top 5 Arizona Home Builders for Luxury Custom Homes

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Modern Sunset Hillside Project with AFT Construction | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Custom home builders play a pivotal role in the creation of luxury custom homes, offering a unique and personalized approach to the construction process. As interior designers, our collaboration with custom home builders is essential to the success of crafting unique, luxury living spaces. The teamwork between our design expertise and the builders’ construction proficiency ensures that every element of a luxury custom home reflects the homeowner’s personalized needs and lifestyle.

From the initial conceptualization to the final execution, the partnership between interior designers and custom home builders is a well-communicated “dance” that results in homes that meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. This process also allows for a perfect blend of architectural aesthetics and functional design elements, all while staying within our client’s expected budget & timeframe.

In this Builder Round-up, we celebrate the top five builders in Arizona whose commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship has left a lasting mark on our industry.

Modern Splendor Homes 

With over 20 years of construction experience, Matt Segerstorm, Owner & President of Modern Splendor Homes, started his first construction company in roofing at the age of 19 before transitioning to constructing luxury residential homes. Segerstrom expresses, “As the owners of Modern Splendor Homes, we take pride in delivering high-quality custom-built homes to our clients. Our focus is on ‘Building Livable Luxury.’” As a custom builder with a cost-plus transparent model, MSH ensures open communication and accountability for each of their projects. Segerstrom adds, “We provide our clients with a clear breakdown of costs and project expenses, ultimately delivering high-quality construction with a sense of assurance and trust in our work.” In addition to transparency, Segerstrom emphasizes that “assembling a team of skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to the project’s success are essential” and will contribute to an enjoyable building journey & beautiful home for our clients.

Photorealistic Rendering of #ModernFrenchHaven | Rendering by Cory Black Design

A Finer Touch Construction 

With 29 years of experience in the construction industry, including 19 as a general contractor in Arizona, Brad Leavitt, President of A Finer Touch Construction, emphasizes his background in both commercial and residential construction has contributed to AFT’s success. Specializing in luxury residential projects, AFT Construction’s unique approach prioritizes customer experience & communication, integrating 24/7 online access to budgets, regularly updated schedules, and weekly videos for clients. The AFT Construction team attributes successful construction projects to detailed planning from the start. Leavitt adds, “It is part of our SOP to include an interior designer on every project, as well as the architect and landscape designer [at the beginning of the project]. These team members allow for projects to be correctly set up to optimize build time, and also create an accurate budget.”

#ModernSunset Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Fenn Rogers Custom Homes 

Brady Fenn, Vice President of Fenn Rogers Custom Homes, forged a remarkable decade-long partnership in the construction industry when he joined forces with Jeff Rogers’ team. Fenn’s roots in custom home building stem from his upbringing, where he worked alongside his father in the family business. Specializing in custom home building and remodeling, Fenn states that Fenn Rogers Custom Homes distinguishes themselves by “taking a very hands-on approach to our projects. We have a small business feel while still being capable of running several multimillion-dollar projects.” Fenn also emphasizes “the importance of a unified team effort for success, with builders, designers, architects, subcontractors, vendors, and clients all aligned towards a common goal—a principle that contributes to a successful construction project.”

Photorealistic Rendering of #ClassicSomerset | Rendering by Pinnacle Conceptions

Phoenix Home Builder 

Phoenix Home Builder places the unique vision of clients at the forefront of their process. Mike Larsen, President of Phoenix Home Builder, explains, “Our focus has been in the luxury custom home niche primarily in the East Valley for people that love to be the central hub and gather family & friends together. We have a proven process and a remarkable team that is highly trained in creating spaces and environments that foster connection and deeper relationships.” After nearly 30 years in the industry, Larsen’s firsthand experience in mastering the construction process has significantly contributed to the success of Phoenix Home Builder. He goes on to emphasize, “Building a great home is a team sport. The qualities we look for in the team are capable, creative, collaborative, and prioritizing having fun together,” which will result in an overall successful project!

#BlueSageEstate Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

Mike Oliver | Independent Contractor 

Mike Oliver, an Independent Contractor, brings a personalized touch to every custom project. His approach involves seamlessly blending his architectural expertise with his desire for hands-on presence onsite. Oliver reflects on this process, stating, “The custom home industry is greatly diverse and unique. As a builder, I have never built the same house twice and I thrive on the variety and ability of making it personal to my clients.” Oliver believes that having trust in your team [architect, builder, designer] contributes to a successful construction project, and will make the custom home journey a pleasant one.

#FamilyFunHouse Project | Photo by Joshua Caldwell Photographic

As we navigate the details of each project, these top 5 builders—each with their unique approach and signature style—continually inspire us to raise the bar in our dedication to elevated design!

In this collaborative journey, this Builder Round-up serves as a celebration of accomplished partnerships and a testament to the impact that high-end builders can have on the luxury custom home-building process. Together, we are shaping the future of luxury Arizona residences, where innovation, craftsmanship, and personalized design come together to redefine luxury living.

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