Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

Budget / Pricing

The price per square foot varies depending on the specifications and features of each home plan. We'll discuss your dreams and provide detailed pricing tailored to your options and selections. Throughout the process, we maintain transparent communication, providing detailed quotes and change orders as needed.

Yes! We can connect you with our preferred lenders who can address all your financing questions and offer the best loan programs and interest rates available.

Certainly! We work with top lending institutions in the industry and can connect you with them to address all your financing needs.

Design / Customization / Floor Plan

Whether you desire small modifications to our award-winning plans or have a specific layout in mind, our design team can capture all your customizations and bring your dreams to life.

Homesite / Lot / Land

Absolutely! Through our "On Your Lot" program, you can choose from our portfolio of designs or have your dream home drawn from scratch. Additionally, we offer a site analysis fee for a comprehensive review of your lot conditions to ensure no surprises during construction.

Yes! We specialize in lot acquisition and can assist you in finding the perfect property in the Tampa area. Once we understand your preferences, whether it's waterfront, conservation, urban, or expansive acreage, we'll purchase the property and build your dream home.

Construction / Timeline

Our process consists of three key phases:
● Dream: Share your vision, desires, and aspirations for your dream home in Tampa Bay!
● Design: Collaborate with our expert team to develop a personalized floor plan.
● Build: Watch your dream come to life as our skilled craftsmen bring precision, quality, and attention to detail to every aspect of your custom home. The process typically takes 6 months from contract to start and around 12 months to complete construction.

Custom / Why Build Custom?

There are numerous advantages to building a custom home, starting with the wide array of personalization options at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a specific floor plan configuration, desire more distinctive materials or finishes, or want to maximize the views of your lot, the design professionals at AR Homes® can adapt one of our award-winning home designs or completely start from scratch. By creating a custom home that is designed for your lifestyle, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting from the onset with no hidden surprises. The process will take you through every major decision, from the orientation of your kitchen to the stone finish of your outdoor living space, and everything in between. You can ensure your space is the right balance of beauty and functionality with every nuance considered with your lifestyle in mind.

AR Homes® Difference / Why AR Homes?

● Custom design capabilities to tailor your home to your exact specifications.
● Transparent pricing with fixed rates, ensuring clarity and peace of mind.
● A personalized experience guided by 70 years of industry expertise.
● A white glove approach that takes clients through the process with care.
● A dedicated customer concierge to address all your needs.
● A proven process that delivers proven results.
● A team of experts knowledgeable about the Tampa Bay areas and the communities that will fit your needs!

Art Rutenberg began homebuilding in 1953 and, from the very beginning, was an industry pioneer. His ideals were simple, yet revolutionary: deliver innovative, original home designs of exceptional quality, all while providing a pleasant buying experience. These ideals helped his company grow to become the largest network of franchise custom home builders in the country. They also led to his induction into the Housing Hall of Fame, among many incredible career milestones that highlight Art’s dedication to quality and luxury. Today, they serve as the foundation of our luxury home-building company, and we honor Art’s legacy with a continued focus on customer experience. We strive to bring new innovative home designs to life with the finest materials, luxury craftsmanship, and techniques. Our client’s vision always guides the journey, serving as our ultimate inspiration.

You'll be assigned a dedicated team consisting of a Construction Manager, Customer Concierge, Designer, and Project Manager. Together, they'll guide you through every step of the design and construction process, ensuring your luxury dream home exceeds expectations.