Sunset Homes’ founder shares his successful process for building a custom home.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Pedro Ocana believes he has developed a proven process for building a custom home. Since founding Sunset Homes in 2009, he has been testing the methods for giving his clients the best possible experience when building a custom home. “We have developed a process that we call Sunset Homes Proven Process for a Successful Build,” Ocana says. “It’s certain steps that our clients follow to ensure that the process and procedures take care of the construction details.”

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Willco Homes tackles a single-family custom home project in Oklahoma City.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Quality craftsmanship and personalized attention to detail is the foundation on which Sheryl Willingham founded her company. She called it Willco Homes, a name partially derived from her own name. At first, Willingham thought that she would build one to two homes per year. But after a few years, Edmond, Okla.-based Willco Homes quickly developed a reputation for high-end custom homebuilding and established a loyal following.


Riveting Revivals: Highlight Homes tackles rebuild projects in Atlanta.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Anthony Pourhassan doesn’t have a job. The founder of Atlanta-based Highlight Homes makes money by doing what he loves. “It’s not a job,” he insists. “I enjoy seeing something transform from nothing into a finished product. To see the smile on the client’s face when it’s done is incredibly rewarding. I absolutely love what I’m doing.”


Highland Custom Homes is known for its creative designs in the Utah market.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

It’s been a good few years for the folks at Highland Custom Homes. The Lehi, Utah-based custom homebuilder has doubled its business in the past 5 years and developed a reputation for creative trend setting designs in the Utah luxury home market. “We’re the busiest we’ve ever been,” Co-owner Kenny Anderson says. “Utah is one of the top states for growth and the demand for our product is strong. But we are keeping our projects from 20 to 25 homes per year to maintain quality and customer satisfaction. We want people to have a world class experience.”


Daring To Be Different: Burkentine Builders challenges the status quo with its designs and creative use of technology.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

To coincide with its 30th anniversary, Burkentine Builders is rolling out its new Farmhouse series and introducing an ultramodern way of using technology for viewing model homes. Mike Burkentine, co-owner and vice president of sales and business development for the Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland-based company, says that his “digital model home” will be the first of its kind. “You will be greeted by a sales person who is not physically present at the home,” he says. “It’s a live interaction through digital technology.”


Cedar Mill Group earns loyalty by keeping close to clients.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

For more than 30 years, Cedar Mill Group has thrived by being systems driven. “We have systems for virtually everything,” President Geoff Martin says, noting that this includes how it involves the clients in its projects. “We want them to be involved just as much as they want to be involved,” he says. “Some want to be hands-off, and some want to be in the thick of it on a daily basis. We welcome that.”

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