Homeowner Stories


We built our home with Ideal Homes in 2015 and moved in at the end of October.

The entire experience was great from start to finish. We were so happy to have found something affordable to build. We originally wanted to buy an existing home but could not find anything we liked and fit our expectations. Diane and Ted made the process easy and very reassuring since home building was new to us. We have now been in our home a little over a year and continue to be pleased with the quality and craftsmanship compared to other houses in our subdivision.
Amanda Sipkin

Absolutely outstanding builder!

We made an offer when only the frame was up - we had a LOT of non-traditional customization requests (additional wiring, sound insulation, etc) along with a number of more traditional ones (outside fireplace, wine fridge, landscape requests etc). Ted and Diane have exceeded by a lot any expectation I may have had about what this process would look like. They were always accommodating, and worked with us relentlessly on many design iterations until we were happy & stayed within our budget. This went from the interior designer we worked with to the site supervisor/foreman who always found a way to make things happen. It truly feels like a custom home now & though we were expecting high quality, we have been blown away by how impeccable & beautiful it turned out to be. This has been a truly exceptional experience!
The Flaras Family

I cold called last fall wanting to get a ballpark construction cost on a new home.

I was invited to their office for a chat - which ended up being a 2 hour mtg with Diane. We also met later at a prospective lot to get her perspective on construction issues, and had discussions with an interior designer and architect that she works with often. We also toured previous homes both completed and under construction. All without any commitment on our part. When we did decide to build the choice was easy. The connection we felt was like family. The planning process so far has been great. We break ground in March and have complete confidence in them to build us our dream home just like we want it.
Mike Sutterley

We are very pleased with Ideal Homes as the builders of our new home.

They worked with us through all the planning and the building process to make sure we got the home we wanted within the budget we had. We are very pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Diane and Ted as a custom home builder. They both are knowledgeable and are easy to work with. If you need a builder you can feel confident that they are a great choice.
Roy and Donna Ballard

Working with Diane from Ideal Homes has been nothing but a great experience.

She is one of the best communicators and answered every question we had within a few hours. Someone in Franklin who had used Ideal Homes told us before we chose them that he could not imagine having a better relationship with a builder and we feel the exact same way.
The Chapmans

I can honestly say that Ted delivered on everything that he promised. He was constantly in touch with us during the process.

We had been considering building a new house for some time and in 2009 we finally decided the time was right. We went to numerous models and spoke to the builders. We had gone through an Ideal Homes model a few years ago and remembered that the home appeared to be finished in a manner which it was obvious the builder took great pride in his work. Subsequently, we signed a contract with Ted and Ideal Homes. I can honestly say that Ted delivered on everything that he promised. When we went through the design process, Ted made certain he knew what we were looking for. There was never any pressure to rush the design. Additionally, he was constantly in touch with us during the process. As we reached certain points in the building process, Ted would check with us one last time to make certain we were satisfied with the choices we had made. We got to know the crews quite well and they were always respectful of not only our property, but the neighbors as well. We have now been in our home for a little over a year. Ted came out last month to take care of any
Steve and Sharon LaDue

You get a professional contractor when you’re working with Ideal Homes.

We have had a very positive working relationship with Ted at Ideal Homes for many years. There plans and specs are always clear Scheduling of our work is well communicated Hear favorable comments from their customers about their building experience Friendly to deal with Pays on time In summary, you get a professional contractor when you’re working with Ideal Homes.
Dan J. Hinkes, President Geis Building Products

We have had only positive business interactions with Ted and all phases of the company.

BPX Contractors, Inc. has been doing business with Ted Polczynski and Ideal Homes, Inc. for over three years. We have had only positive business interactions with Ted and all phases of the company.
Bill Bruch, President BPX Contractors, Inc.

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