Custom Home Builder Knoxville, TN

The custom builder of choice in Knox, Loudon, Blount and Monroe counties. Homes Starting in the $1M+.

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Local Expertise. World-Class Quality.

Welcome to The Ernst Group, LLC, where we bring to life your custom luxury home dreams with award-winning designs, exceptional value, and a seamless building experience. Whether you are looking to build on your lot or in one of Knoxville’s premier communities, we can make it happen.

Our dynamic team of professionals make up the finest custom homebuilding team in our market. Our team is dedicated to building high-quality homes and creating long lasting relationships. We look at each home we build as an opportunity to create a space for the special moments that will become part of each family’s story and legacy. For a true client-centered and collaborative new home experience, entrust The Ernst Group, LLC with your vision.

Experience is Believing

Our homes speak for themselves. Discover firsthand the innovative design and quality of AR Homes® by visiting one of our furnished model homes. Each model home represents exquisite detail, meticulous craftsmanship and surprisingly functional design that’s become synonymous with AR Homes®.


Positioned within the exclusive WindRiver gated lakefront and golf community, the Viento harmonizes exquisitely with the area’s awe-inspiring surroundings, allowing for a truly inspired lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the symphony of timeless beauty and personalized elegance that the Viento epitomizes.

Selected as Silver Award finalist for the 2023 Southeast Building Conference Annual Aurora Awards Best Custom Home Under 5,000 sq. ft.

Viento Model Home in Knoxville, TN
Our Plans,
Your Vision

Our proprietary Personalized Floor Plan process allows you to bring your unique vision to our home designs. Each of our home plans is fully customizable in days, rather than weeks or months.

Inspired Living

We agonize over all the design details that go into building a custom home for our clients. These impeccably-designed homes are sure to serve as a catalyst to inspire your imagination, and ultimately making your dream home a reality.

Creekside Model Home
AR Homes Design Studio
Design Tailored to You

With the help of our professional design team, you can experience the same artistry of one of our award-winning model homes from the day you move in.

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