The Best Ranch Home Builders in the US

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Originating in California, the earliest ranch style homes were built during the 1930s. They started to explode in popularity after World War II, developed by architect-builders like Joe Eichler and other craftsmen vital to developing huge housing tracts for World War II veterans. These homes are immediately recognizable by their low, single-story profiles that resemble American Craftsman bungalows. As with all 20th-century American architecture, ranch homes are eclectic in nature and individual houses may incorporate elements of its antecedents. This style has come back into fashion recently: its ability to integrate universal design and accessibility into a single floor plan has created a new generation of fans.

This list presents a number of excellent contractors who have a lot of experience with this style. A number of these contractors are award-winning craftsmen associated with various industry organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Some have also been featured in magazines like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. and Professional Builder. Other than being recognized firms, these companies are also managed by highly experienced principals who work with talented teams who have the skills and the passion to craft beautiful homes.

If you are thinking about doing a construction project we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 professionals. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Celtic Custom Homes


Celtic Custom Homes is known throughout Northwest Arkansas. Ever since its establishment in 1994, it has focused on crafting homes adorned with European features: Old World, French Country, and Tuscan styles are what the firm has been most recognized for. Celtic Custom Homes has crafted houses that have become Parade of Home award winners and have gathered other titles such as Citiscapes’ Best Builder from 2014 to 2016 and Celebrate Magazine’s Best of the Best from 2014 to 2016. Apart from these titles, the firm has also been featured in other magazines such as Builder/Architect, The Wall Street Journal, Building Arkansas Magazine, At Home in Arkansas, and Vertical Magazine.

Though it has built up a portfolio of wonderful houses, its most notable might be the Barrington Ranch House. A home that looks like it could have been crafted at the turn of the century, it was built with local Arkansas stone and antique bricks.