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As an Award-Winning custom home builder in St. Louis, MO, we build one-of-a-kind homes fitted to your family and lifestyle.

From choosing the plot of land to the initial design and concept, we’re with you every step of the way. We’re by your side during pouring of the foundation, building the frame, installing drywall, and making the finishing touches. For over 30 years, we’ve helped families build exceptional homes in the Greater St. Louis Area. By building green, energy efficient homes that are a one-of-a-kind luxury, we’re committed to creating beautiful homes that are uniquely designed for each family.

“We were very pleased with Don and Tom. If not one, then both Don and Tom were on the project daily. The whole planning of the house went very smoothly. The subcontractors were not only professional and friendly but their work was awesome! They approached their work as if they were working on their own home. They paid close attention to fine detail. They made excellent suggestions. Our house was finished on schedule in spite of the rain delays we had!”

Types of Home Builders

There are several different kinds of homebuilders.

  • Custom Home Builders
  • Spec Home Builders
  • Production Home Builders

Often, these types are used interchangeably or confused with one another. It’s important to understand the differences in order to determine which type of home builder you will need for the your unique project.

Custom Home Builders

Custom homes are one-of-a-kind homes that are built on your plot of land. For this reason, Custom Home Builders are generally low-volume builders, and provide design/build and general contracting services.  Most notably, building a custom home gives the homeowner complete freedom over the entire design of the home.

2 Story Custom Home

Spec Home Builders

A Spec Home Builder buys lots or land to build houses, and sell for a profit. are built by builders who buy a lot or land, build a house, and then sell the home. These homes are sometimes custom or semi-custom, but the design of the homes and its features are completely controlled by the builder.

Production & Tract Home Builders

Production or “Tract” home builders often build subdivisions. This is referred to as “model home” building, which are design to be built fast and are known to sacrifice quality. Model homes are built on pre-existing mass-built home plans that are not customized to the homeowner.

Benefits of Building A Custom Home

At Stockell, our goal is to build on-of-a-kind homes that uniquely suite each family’s lifestyle. We work closely with the homeowners a design team to create an enjoyable home building experience that helps construct the dream home.

1. Personalized Floor Plans

One of the biggest advantages of building a custom home is having complete control over the design and layout of the home.

2. Green Building Options

When building a custom home, there are many opportunities to add energy efficiency or build net zero.

3. Custom Finishes

Building a custom homes means choosing the finish of every cabinet, countertop, and amenity.

4. Quality Materials

Complete customization eliminates the use of poor quality building materials.

5. Lower Costs

Quality materials means bypassing maintenance costs further down the road.

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Custom Home Design Gallery

Our gallery is compiled of some outstanding custom homes, and functions as a design gallery to help get you started with some ideas. Together, we discuss ideas, finalize a design, and bring your dream home to life.

Arts & Crafts | Babler, MO

New Traditional | Eureka, MO

Farmhouse | Wildwood, MO

Transitional Craftsman Ranch | Wildwood, MO

Traditional Home | Sappington, MO

Arts & Crafts | Jefferson County

Craftsman | Fenton, MO

Traditional | Eureka, MO

French Country | Florissant, MO

Traditional Ranch | Eureka, MO

Transitional Farmhouse | Eureka, MO

Historic Home | St. Louis, MO