From House to Home


When you live in an RJ Thieneman community, you’ll enjoy the unrivaled quality and attention to detail you expect in a custom-built home and a thoughtfully-designed neighborhood. We pride ourselves on selecting desirable locations and partnering with custom home builders that deliver an expert level of craftsmanship. Since 1958, RJ Thieneman has developed more than 20 residential communities throughout Louisville.

Ready to build a dream home?

Why Build Custom?

We are currently building in the Woods at Landherr and The Reserve at Fox Run. If you would like more information on creating your dream home, call us at (502) 491-4645.

Experience the Custom Home Difference. At RJ Thieneman, we work with Louisville’s finest custom home builders to create communities that clients and their families love. Choosing to build a custom home in one of our communities is an exciting endeavor. Many homeowners prefer the custom route because it gives them the opportunity to create their dream home. Others have been searching for a new home and just haven’t found what they’re looking for. No matter how you discovered us, we’re happy you’re here.

Top 5 Reasons to Build a Custom Home.

  1. The perfect floor plan: Current resale homes on the market may not offer a layout or floor plan that meets your needs. You may prefer an open concept, a first-floor master suite, or all upstairs bedrooms. Building from the ground up allows you to select the floor plan that perfectly fits your lifestyle and your family’s needs.
  2. That personal touch: Working with your builder, you can select the finishes and accents that align with your design style. You’ll be there from the start to provide input on cabinets, countertops, paint colors, fixtures and more. These personal touches truly make a house a home.
  3. Desirable features: Style and design trends change over the years and it may be hard to find the features you’re looking for in a resale home. A custom home can have everything you want…a home office, spacious laundry room, finished basement, home gym, or back deck for entertaining. You get to design the home of your dreams.
  4. Energy efficiency: With improvements in home-building products over the years, new homes are better insulated, have higher quality finishes and are built more efficiently. You can also outfit your custom home with energy-efficient appliances. Advancements in technology have allowed for more environmentally-friendly building techniques. For example, the cost to install solar panels on a new home is more affordable than retrofitting them into an older structure.
  5. Peace of mind: When you build a custom home, everything is brand new! You won’t have to worry about immediate repairs, replacing old appliances or HVAC, or updating the roof. Just move right in and enjoy your new living space.

Custom Home FAQ

In our developments, yes, it is one price. The sale price includes the lot and home.

We work with a select group of builders in each of our communities and have new construction specialists that will help partner you with the right one. They can take you to see other homes and arrange meet and greets with builders to find the best fit for your style and needs.

This is one of the great benefits of custom home building! You can work with your builder to create your desired floor plan, choose from one of their existing plans, or a combo of both. Building custom means you get to craft a home that perfectly fits your family’s needs and lifestyle.

The average custom build takes 7-9 months from start to finish, weather-dependent.

All of our builders are registered with the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville and offer a minimum 1-year warranty with every custom home at closing.

Our new construction specialists work with mortgage reps all the time and are happy to recommend one to you.

Our builders carry their own insurance which covers the home during the building process. But you will want to consult with your insurance company to confirm your interests are protected.

Yes. Custom homes are built with this in mind, including energy-efficient appliances, windows and HVAC, so your utility bills and overall comfort should be much better than if you were to purchase an older home. And since you’re customizing the home, you can work with your builder to select additional features that maximize energy-efficiency.

Yes. In RJ Thieneman communities, we require builders to include landscaping for all homes.

We do have inventory homes for sale in The Reserve at Fox Run and The Woods at Landherr. To view the available homes, click here.

Build Your Dream Today!

Give us a call to schedule a consult

  • (502) 491-4645

Build Your Dream Today!

Give us a call to schedule a consult

  • (502) 491-4645