The Houzz craze is real.  Houzz has become a leading platform for home remodeling and design. You can start your dream home from the ground up by researching local builders  on this site. If you haven’t checked Houzz out yet…. take it from us, you are missing out.

We want to highlight local builders that are also on Houzz. In this blog we will share some helpful links and what we believe sets these local builders apart from the rest.

Gardner Homes

Gardner Homes is the Residential division of Gardner Company. Their philosophy is to ‘build great relationships’ and they are able to do this by surrounding themselves with Sub Contractors and suppliers of the highest quality and standards that will benefit their Home Buyers. They have custom plans available that you can tailor to fit your budget and family’s needs.

In February Gardner Homes is running a special where you get $2,500 worth of furniture with a purchase of a home. Reviews go a long way with buyers, everyone likes to see what others are saying regarding a company and their products. Gardner has some solid reviews on Houzz that you might find helpful in deciding if this is the builder for you.

Their Eagle, Idaho creation turned out beautiful! Check out the MKS Residence by clicking here. Did you see the great room?

Boise Premier Design Build Firm

Design-Build Firms, Home Builders

Contact: Dan Foutz

Location: 101 S. Capital Blvd. Suite 1201

Boise, ID 83702

Typical Job Costs: $300,000 – $850,000

Click here to view their website

Paragon Homes

At Paragon Homes, LLC, it is their dream and desire to help make your dream a reality. ‘From the outside, a home is the structure that shelters a family and welcomes friends. From the inside, the details of your custom home reflects the family who live there. Seeing your family move into the home you envisioned is our greatest reward as a custom home builder.’ With over 3 decades of expertise Paragon enjoys blending their knowledge along with your unique touches and special requests to create your very own masterpiece.

The kitchen in the Pacific Rim home depicts the detailed craftsmanship that Paragon is known for.

Contact: Glade Poulsen

Location: PO BOX 1821

Eagle, ID 83616

Typical Job Costs: $250,000 – 1.250,000

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Tradewinds is a custom home builder, that has been building in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years. They specialize in design build on projects ranging from $500,000-$5,000,000. Their motto of “First We Listen,” has been their number one key to success.

Their Manhattan home is incredible. A place where class, sleek and modern meet. A walk through this home might have you expecting to see high rise buildings out the window.

Contact: Steve Martinez

Phone: 208- 854-1888 

Location: 9165 W State Street

Boise, ID 83714

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Ted Mason Signature Homes

Ted Mason has been building homes in the Treasure Valley since 1991 and his reputation for quality, integrity, style and affordability precede him. His homes combine practicality with gorgeous lines and finishes. Ted’s commitment to excellence comes from his desire to create not only a superior product but also friendships that last a lifetime.

The Van Buren home is beautiful with it’s exposed brick in the dining and family rooms and gorgeous backsplashes in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Contact: Ted Mason

Phone: 208-338-0420

Location: 1883 Wildwood Avenue

Boise, ID 83713

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Berkeley Building Co.

Berkeley was founded by a leading residential designer whose motto is “more thought per square foot”.  Their world revolves around the design and construction of remarkable homes. No matter the size and no matter the price, every Berkeley home represents a level of sophistication and style that reflects their passion for memorable and timeless homes.

They pride themselves on their homes having personality! You won’t find any cookie cutter homes with this builder.


Check out the Regent, the gorgeous St. Jude’s home they built.

Boise Area’s Leading Designer and Builder of Remarkable Homes

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