Our Services

You deserve a partner you can trust with every aspect
of your build.

With more than 100 combined years in the construction industry, our team can guide you through every step of the design and build process, and we understand how our customers think, what they might be concerned about at different stages, and what excites them.

We have years of experience building in the following neighborhoods and understand the process:


Old Wildlife Club

Dry Creek

South Pointe

Black Forest

Heron Point

The Peninsula

The Enclave

Lot Selection

The old real estate adage about location, location, location continues to ring true. We partner with local real estate professionals to help you find the perfect location for your new home.  Once a potential site has been identified we help our clients understand how well the site is suited to their needs and future home.


Building on Lake James and the surrounding counties requires careful planning that isn’t necessarily required when building in a planned subdivision in a city.  Wildy varying topography, Lake James and neighborhood setbacks, County defined required building envelopes (RBE’s) combined with the need for septic systems and well water make careful planning a must. Lake James Custom Homes will help walk you through each aspect of the planning and approval process.

Topographical Maps

A topographical map ("topo") showing the location of the house site along with the well and septic system is a must.  We can connect you to trusted partners who can survey the land and develop a topographical map for you.


We will help you through the septic design and permitting process.  This frequently requires flagging a future house location and digging test pits. We partner with soil engineers and county departments to help identify the best location and type of system required.


We go the extra mile to assist you in every aspect of the construction process, including obtaining permits for essential features such as wells.

Most, but not all, neighborhoods around the Lake do not have county-provided water.  We work with local well drilling providers to identify the best location for the well, maintaining a safe distance from the house. Our experienced team will work closely with you to plan its position on a topographical map, taking into account the septic plan, to optimize functionality and aesthetics.

Trust us to handle these crucial steps, allowing you to focus on the joy of bringing your luxury home vision to life.

Design Coordination

When planning your luxury home, we provide three distinct options to suit your unique preferences. You may choose to select a design plan from our exquisite collection of homes and personalize it with subtle modifications to match your vision. Alternatively, you can opt for the second avenue, which involves collaborating with a reputable residential design firm. This option provides more customization options for a beautiful home design tailored to your desires.

Our third option is to engage an architect for a custom design that transcends expectations. This choice represents the pinnacle of luxury with elevated details carefully crafted to reflect your individuality and taste.

Whichever path you choose, we are committed to delivering the highest quality craftsmanship and creating a home that embodies your unique vision and exceeds expectations. We will work with you to create a preconstruction agreement that aligns your design goals with the necessary construction and budgetary considerations.


Building your dream home requires careful consideration and attention to detail. That's why we offer a comprehensive selection phase before construction even begins, ensuring that every element of your home reflects your unique taste and style.

If you prefer a hands-on approach, you may choose to go the self-guided route and personally handpick fixtures, materials, and more.

If you prefer to work with a designer as you make your selections, our Selections Coordinator will facilitate a collaborative process between you and an interior designer to bring your vision to life.

Finally, you'll be ready to move into construction. Over the years we've built strong relations with our trade partners, who share our expectations of superior quality and performance.

Our dedicated team of Project Managers and Site Superintendents are actively in the field and consistently monitoring budgets and communicating progress with our clients through each phase of the build. Plus, with access to regular updates and progress photos via BuilderTrend you can check in on how your build is progressing from anywhere, without sacrificing family time or cutting your vacation short.


"Incredible builders with integrity. Do what they say they will do and does it when they say they will. Great team that stays ahead of schedule and finishes at the number they tell you they will at the start of the job."
"If you're looking for a company to build your dream home then look no further and go with them. They have the highest of standards around and have a great team of employees."
~ J. Vaughan
"LJCH rises above the others. Their attention to detail with our home was fantastic and is still very evident today. We lived outside of Chicago during the building process and were only able to travel down once every few months, but Kyle & his team still kept us well informed during the building process via calls and Builders Trend. LJCH & their teams exceeded everything we could have hoped for in our new home & we could not be happier!"
~ Ken and Laura Wark

It's time to bring your dream to life:

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Book a Consultation

We’ll discuss your location, needs, desires, and budget.

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Design and Plan

We’ll walk the land together and have you assist on the design process, and we’ll consistently provide updates. We’ll also create a pre-construction agreement during this stage.

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Enjoy the Home of Your Dreams

Leave the rest to us. Go from relaxing on the beach to lounging on the lake at your new dream home.