Creating your custom home floor plan

One of the most exciting things about building a custom home is getting to create your own floor plan. However, I also understand that the thought of drawing up plans can seem intimidating. If you have no design experience, how could you possibly come up with a floor plan for an architect to draw? At […]

Home Fiances

Now is the time to build your custom home

Since January 2017, the price of an average single-family home has risen by more than $7,000 * Steel. Aluminum. Lumber. While U.S. made products are our first choice when selecting materials, many of these goods are supplied from overseas distributors. But as more tariffs are implemented against these countries and other actions are taken, the […]


Peggy Magee – An Exceptional Indianapolis Condo Remodel for One

Case Study: A beautiful 4,000 square-foot estate nestled in the wooded skirts of Indianapolis was the house of Peggy M. It was the home where she raised her children, created timeless memories, shared family traditions and eventually spent weekends playing with her grandchildren. Peggy worked with Bontrager Custom Homes in the early 90’s, around the […]

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The United States uses 23% of the world’s energy, yet only holds 5% of the world’s population* How much energy does your household consume? Conserving energy is not only better for the environment, but it is also beneficial for you and your family. Investing in an energy efficient home can help you lower utility bills, […]


Why search for a pre-built home when you can build your own?

The housing market continues to be competitive. With five, six and seven good offers going for one home, homebuyers are being turned away and have even fewer options to choose from. Will it get better for buyers? Leading real estate agents of the Indianapolis market predict no, at least for the remainder of the year. […]


Betty Watanabe & Peter Barickman – Condo Home Remodeling

Case Study: When husband and wife, Betty Watanabe and Peter Barickman, moved back to Indianapolis and decided to buy and renovate a condominium, the first and only phone call they made was to Bontrager Custom Homes. Having worked with us 20 years prior to that, they were thrilled to see our family-owned business still thriving […]