Known for its Art Deco architecture, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second largest city, sits on the Arkansas River and was once known as the oil capital of the world. With a population of 403,090 people as of 2016, the city boasts other early nineteenth and twentieth-century styles, such as Folk, Queen Anne, Neoclassical, Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Italian Renaissance, Prairie School, and Spanish Eclectic.
The best contractors build homes that possess the styles popular to the area while exhibiting a distinct uniqueness. Firms at the top of the list have been featured in magazines or newspapers while boasting awards from the Parade of Homes. Though some of the firms in this list may not hold many awards or features within prominent magazines, almost all of them are members of many organizations—including, notably, the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. Several firms in this list also have services in addition to home-building.
15) Labadie Construction
6304 E 102nd St., Tulsa, OK 74137
A construction and home building firm that hails from a third-generation builder, Labadie Construction is a member of the Tulsa Home Builders Association and was established in 2009 by Jay and Bridget Labadie. The firm is known to build high-quality homes in the most desirable locations in Tulsa. Other than building custom homes, the firm also does renovations, remodels and additions, and real estate. With 20 years of experience, they are a leading business in custom design and construction. Labadie Construction also handles designs, project scaling, cost estimating, and permit proposals with ease.
Priding itself on high-quality standards, the firm builds only a select number of homes every year to ensure high-quality results for their clients.
14) Key General Contractors
8166 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74133
A member of the Tulsa Home Builders Association, Key General Contractors is included in the 2018 Parade of Homes. The firm—family-owned and operated—services Tulsa and its surrounding areas with luxury homes that provide clients with a high level of quality and expertise. One of these quality homes is a single family residence at 3306 W 68th Street. Priced at $925,000, this two-story house boasts an exquisite entry, a surrounding patio, and access to community amenities.
Founded by Chris Key, who has over 20 years of building experience, Key General Contractors is known for being the go-to source for their client’s residential building needs. The firm consists of a team of experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable architects, project managers, and designers.
13) Scissortail Builders
10235 South 96th East Place, Tulsa, OK 74133
Scissortail Builders has been providing the Tulsa area with high-end custom homes since 2012. The firm is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. Scissortail works with high-quality craftsmen to bring excellence to each project. In 2018, the team was also among the builders featured in the Parade of Homes and has residences priced at $350,000 to $1 million.
Founder Beau Brewer is a second generation builder who grew up on job sites, giving him a deep understanding of the construction trade and the ability to identify quality craftsmen who can produce outstanding work. He oversees every project.
12) Keo Construction LLC
7806 E. 106th St. Suite 200, Tulsa OK 74133
Keo Construction has been building homes in and around the Tulsa area since 2006. Within this time, the firm has become a member of the National Home Builder Association, the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association.
Specializing in custom homes, the firm builds houses from 1,500 square feet to 8,000 square feet. These residences can be built on their client’s own land or in one of Keo Construction’s lots. There is a wide range of sizes and architectural styles to choose from, including Mediterranean, French Country, Tudor, and Modern.
The firm’s founder, Kevin O’Brien, is a real estate professional with 18 years of experience in many different markets and neighborhoods. He is also updated with high-end luxury properties, giving the firm an edge and a knowledge of the latest trends and design features that people want in their homes.
11) Rogers and Associates
1831 East 71st Street, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136
Helping their clients transform their desires from an architect’s concepts to an actual combination of stone, wood, and luxurious, high-end finishes, Rogers and Associates was established in 2003 and boasts an expertise and experience of construction spanning over 30 years. Rogers and Associates is both a member of the Tulsa Home Builders Association, and a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) certified Graduate Builder and Green Professional.
One of their most prominent homes is an eye-catching New England Craftsman Estate. This residence displays exterior shake shingle siding, detailed trim, limestone, and red trim windows. Its interior has painted beams, paneled columns, wainscot panels, and hardwood and tiled floors. Other elements include a four-story elevator, a tornado shelter, and a 4 car garage. This exquisite home is priced at $350,000 to $10 million.
Founder Glen Rogers completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1975 before working as a construction manager for over 20 years and serving as a large industrial construction firm’s executive vice president for over 12 years. Doing many residential and commercial projects in the Tulsa area and elsewhere in the US, Rogers is an expert at creating a lifestyle for his clients.
10) Cobblestone Homes
PO Box 471040 Tulsa, OK 74147
Surpassing standards for luxury home building since 1976, Cobblestone Homes was founded by Rodger Tucker and is known for its exceptionally elegant residences. When building homes, Cobblestone Homes takes every detail into account, from the smallest design detail to the comprehensive plans. A member of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) and the Tulsa Home Builders Association, the firm won first place in the 2018 Parade of Homes.
Building homes that meet or even exceed the standards of Energy Star®, Tucker and his wife, Belinda, along with his son Connell Curran, are proven to provide Tulsans with visionary homes that are sealed, insulated, and designed using the best techniques in green building practices and products. One of their homes is a 5,000–5,250 Square foot residence in Bixby. A contemporary home for a single family, it is priced at $1,050,000.
9) Milestone Homes
9802 S 33rd W Ave, Tulsa, OK 74037
Established in 1993, Milestone Homes, established in 1993, is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association. In 2018, they entered three residences in the Parade of Homes. These houses usually possess a modern farmhouse design and have sophisticated features perfect for families to enjoy a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
Milestone Homes has built more than 1700 homes and has developed 23 neighborhoods in the past 32 years, thanks to their lasting relationships with their clients, subcontractors, and others who assist with the building process. Other than building custom homes, they also do speculative homes, remodels, commercial building, and developments. Founder Rob Miles graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 before working for his father in law, Jim Beale—founder of Beale Company Builders—for nine years.
8) Jerry Hall Custom Homes
9238 South Sheridan Road # 203, Tulsa, OK 74133
Established in 2003, Jerry Hall Custom Homes is known for many of Tulsa’s best statement homes. A member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, the firm usually builds in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow areas. Founder Jerry Hall is a hands-on builder with almost 40 years of experience, and as a small-volume builder serves only a few select clients at a time.
Jerry Hall has been featured several times in Tulsa World, Tulsa’s daily newspaper—most recently in 2012, when the paper featured a transitionally-styled home located in Berwick Fairways. Built in 2012, this 5,000 square foot house’s exterior features clean cut lines that dominate the home’s spacious interior and its inviting continuity.
Jerry Hall custom homes are known for the combination of modern amenities and historic Tulsa characteristics, resulting in the construction of a creative and functional custom home. Though each project is unique, one can spot characteristic touches like distinct natural materials, hardwoods, and hand-forged wrought iron.
7) Southern Homes LLC
16709 E. 47th Street, Tulsa, OK 74134
Established in 2008 by Ralph Sandmeyer, Southern Homes LLC is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA), the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA), the American Interior Design Association (AIDA), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Along with its memberships, the firm is also repeat award-winners from the Parade of Homes. In 2010, Southern Homes won first place for a residence priced at $329,999 to $379,000, along with the prize for Best Merchandising. In 2017, the firm won first place for a residence priced at $400,000 to $499,999, as well as the prize for Best Interior Decor.
Throughout the Greater Tulsa area, Southern Homes is known to build top-quality homes with prices ranging from the upper $400,000s to $900,000s. The firm prides itself on features that set it apart, like stately 8’ front doors to spacious kitchens with graceful granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Elements like designer lighting, hand-laid oak floors, and many other customized home features distinguish Southern Homes from others.
6) Brian D. Wiggs
302 W. Main St., Jenks, OK 74037
Brian D. Wiggs, a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, has built over 300 custom homes in his 30 years of experience. He has also been recognized as The Best of the Best by Oklahoma Magazine. In 2015, Wigg’s firm won first place and the People’s Choice Award for the Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes. In 2016, they were awarded 2nd place and Best Interior Decor for work on The Brook at Stone Bluff. The firm is known for its constant communication: homeowners can enjoy real-time updates on their future home.
Committed to building custom homes in Tulsa and the surrounding areas, Brian D. Wiggs (CEO and founder) is not only known to build quality homes, but is also known to leave his marble-carved signature on a numbered cornerstone as a mark of his craftsmanship, similar to how an artist signs a painting: “This is my best, a singular work, and I stand behind it,” says Wiggs, who has also served as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa.
5) SixthDay Properties
PO Box 52856, Tulsa, OK 74152
Founded by business partners Dave Lawson and Jared Andersen in 2012, SixthDay Properties is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA), and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA).
The firm started as an inspired side project but soon gained enough attention and momentum to be known throughout the Tulsa area. Priding itself on an artistic side, the firm draws its own concept plans, which are usually modern and chic designs. SixthDay won the 2016 and 2017 Parade of Homes awards for Overall Best in its category and Best Interior Design; his 2016 home has become the palette for the film’s look and boasts details like a distinctive herringbone entryway.
Another notable residence is the iHop house, conceptualized over coffee and pancakes—which is how SixthDay believes all great homes start. A modern farmhouse with 4,800 square feet of space, the iHop house has an eye-catching yellow front door that contrasts well with the house’s overall brightness.
4) LaBella Homes
5420 S. 99th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74146
A full-service home builder that provides their customers with exceptional service from designing—with design consultants of their own or a customer’s chosen architect—to final inspection and more, LaBella Homes is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA). This firm builds in the Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, and South Tulsa areas in the most prominent and high-end neighborhoods.
One of these exceptional custom homes has been featured in Tulsa World. A Wellington South home located at 3155 E. 87th St., the Johnson residence is a stately and upscale two-story home, boasting superb views from the gazebo-connected patio, a foyer that yawns into an elegant staircase and a soaring ceiling, and a fireplace and bar that add to the home’s entertainment value. This residence is priced at $699,000.
Building with the finest craftsmanship and materials available, LaBella Homes prides itself on never sacrificing building standards and structural integrity for a lower cost. President Julius Puma is a long-time member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA). Known for his ingenuity, honesty, and beautiful homes, he has built more than 250 custom homes in the Tulsa area. He works alongside Larry Battaglia, an experienced contractor with a background in concrete, sand, paving, and metallurgy, to provide a luxury custom home of the highest quality to each customer.
3) IronWood Custom Homes
8205 E. Regal Ct, Suite 110 Tulsa Ok, 74133
Boasting timeless designs and breathtaking woodwork, IronWood Custom Homes is a multi-award-winning firm with membership in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA), and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA). In the Annual Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes, the firm has taken first place multiple years running in the Best Home in the Price category. From 2008 to 2016, IronWood has also won Best Merchandising and Design.
The firm builds homes with a variety of designs and sizes—from a moderate 3,000 square foot home to a 10,000+ square foot estate. IronWood Custom Homes specializes in wood trimming that boasts amazing detail and enduring quality, which distinguishes the firm from others in its class.
IronWood Custom Homes was established in 2010 by Judy Emmert, President, and Designer, who prides in bringing a woman’s perspective to the custom home market. She partners with Nathan Henegar to bring over 35 years of experience in home building. They pride themselves on efficient and practical floor plans that still have an elegant and luxurious feel, with high-end construction and craftsmanship.
2) BMI Next Generation Homes
10911 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74133
Working with seasoned tradesmen and vendors, BMI Next Generation Homes boasts a level of excellence which balances their multiple awards. Since 1969, the company has specialized in building hundreds of “dream homes” in the Tulsa area. In 2009 and 2013, the firm was awarded Oklahoma Builder of the Year. In 1994 and 2000, they were the Tulsa area’s Builder of the Year. In 1994, 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2012, they won the Spirit Award—the highest level of recognition given to any builder by the HBA of Greater Tulsa. And in 2006, BMI Next Generation Homes was cited by the University of Oklahoma and FEMA’s project impact for the development of safe rooms and disaster resistant housing.
Established in 1969 by Bill Rhees and today owned by Phil Rhees, the firm specializes in building $400,000 to $7 million custom homes on all types of terrains. Besides valuing excellent craftsmanship, the firm also communicates with clients to actively listen to their ideas and concerns while giving regular updates on budget schedules and construction schedules.
1) Perfection Homes
11001 S. Memorial Ave. Tulsa, OK 74133
Established in 1996 by Wayne Farabough, Perfection Homes is an award-winning member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA), and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA). For 10 years, the firm has also been building green homes.
Most of the awards are from the Parade of Homes. In 1999, Perfection Homes won the People’s Choice Award as Best Overall Parade Home; in 2002, the firm was voted as the Best Luxury Home, as well as Best Overall Luxury Home in 2007. In 2011, the team was awarded 2nd place for the Luxury Home category. In 2003 and 2007, they earned the Spirit Award, and in 2008, Farabaugh was awarded Builder of The Year. With its awards, Perfection Homes was also recognized in many local and national publications, such as Custom Builder Magazine and World of Homes.
Founded on a dream to raise the building standard in the Tulsa area, the firm is recognized as the leader in constructing well-built, stately, and majestic residences that generally cost $300,000 or more. From engineering and architecture to carpentry and masonry, the firm offers an exceptional experience that results in luxurious homes that are built with the highest standards, down to the smallest detail. Each custom residence also utilizes green build features, such as blown-in foam insulation and Geothermal heating.