August 2019 Writer // Janelle Morrison Photography // Submitted Are you looking for a local custom home builder or large-scale remodeler in the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area that you can actually trust? If integrity, honesty and experience are qualities you are seeking, then look no further than Carrington Homes—one of Indy’s most reputable and respected custom home builders. Carrington Homes was established by Chuck, Sandy and Carl McIntyre in 1992. The principles that the McIntyre’s built the foundation of their company upon were passed to their son, Carl, who is now the owner and leads a team of 12 dedicated and talented team members. Carrington Homes has built more than 300 custom homes and is building in distinctive custom home communities such as Holliday Farms, currently under development in Zionsville, Indiana. Carrington Homes specializes in new construction and large-scale remodels. McIntyre has grown his boutique custom home construction company over the last 27 years to where Carrington Homes is recognized as one of Indy’s most reputable and respected builders in the local market. McIntyre is a past president of the Building Association of Greater Indianapolis (2007) and is a current member of the board of directors for Building Partners of Central Indiana. The Carrington Homes Experience There are many custom home builders, contractors and remodelers in the local market who can work with home additions and remodeling projects, but Carrington Homes has the experience and the knowledge behind it to build a home or remodel a large-scale project on a level that sets it apart from its competitors. McIntyre emphasized that communication and proven processes are what set his company apart from other local custom home builders. “One of the main things that differentiates us is that we are a little smaller than some of the other builders in the market,” McIntyre said. “That allows us to be more engaged and able to communicate more effectively with our customers. We are adaptive, performance driven and definitely team oriented. I believe our processes and how we communicate as a team and with our customers is what makes the custom home building process an easier and more enjoyable experience for our customers. Communication makes a difference, and it makes our customers happy.” What Can Customers Expect Before the Building Process? “We have an initial meeting where we sit down and listen to our customers,” McIntyre explained. “Then we decide whether we're going to do an in-house design—Grady McEntire does our in-house design work—or if we are going to connect the customer with a subcontracted design partner. We work with Stephen Goldberg at Goldberg Design Group. We have the customer fill out a questionnaire that goes through all of the attributes of the home to determine what their desires are and what they want in the home.” McIntyre wants to learn as much as possible about what the customer wants as far as interior and exterior features are concerned so that he and his team can provide preliminary pricing on the project that includes what our customers want. “The questionnaire is not the final answer—the customers will make changes—but it’s a starting point,” McIntyre said. “With this process, everyone knows the budget before final drawings are created.” “It gives the customers confidence when going into the contract phase because they have a clear understanding of the items, the allowance numbers and what it all means,” McIntyre stated. “So, after we’ve provided final pricing and a full set of specifications to our customers, we move into the contract phase and from there into the construction phase—communicating with the customers throughout the entire process—and then they move in. Home-A-Rama 2020 at Holliday Farms Carrington Homes is proud to be a participating builder in the 2020 Home-A-Rama, presented by BAGI (Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis), that will be featuring Holliday Farms. While he hasn’t finalized the design of his Home-A-Rama house, he shared that it will be in the ballpark of 6,500 square feet and will feature quality construction, the best interior and exterior amenities and smart home features that Carrington Homes is known for. “I’m excited for the Holliday Farms development,” McIntyre said. “I believe it is the last development that will feature a 18-hole golf course by Pete Dye, so it’s going to be an incredible project.” If you are considering designing and building a custom home or are in the market for a large-scale remodel or addition to your existing home in the Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Geist, Indianapolis or other greater metropolitan communities, contact Carl McIntyre and his team at Carrington Homes and start the process of making your dream home a reality. For more information on Carrington Homes, call 317-336-8002 or visit carringtonhomes.com. Customer Testimonials “Our experience with Carl of Carrington Homes has been an exceptional experience from our very first meeting with him. My husband and I were both comfortable and at ease with Carl and quickly learned that he is very easy to work with and would do just what he says for the price he quotes. We have been extremely pleased with the quality and workmanship of our new home and the building process with Carrington. Carl was always friendly, professional, and responsive. There were no surprises in the building process. Carl’s answer to our many requests or changes was ‘no problem’ as he assured us that building a custom home means it is made specifically for the customer. I would easily and gladly recommend Carl McIntyre of Carrington Homes to anyone looking to build a new custom home. Carl’s honesty and character made the entire process a very positive experience.” —A.K. “Carl exceeded our expectations during our entire process, before the contract was signed, during the building process and after we closed. It was a pleasure working with Carl and his dedicated team. We have gone through several projects in the past and this was our best overall experience. Carl was always accessible and stayed involved during the entire process. We had no surprises. We will have Carrington Homes build our next home. I was impressed with the forethought that went into every detail during our project. Carl did not change once the contract was signed; he is the same to us today as he was before our project started. I would highly recommend Carrington Homes to anyone wanting a quality project completed on time and on budget.” —M.S.