6 Kitchen Renovation Must-Haves for 2019

In a constantly-changing world, the phrase, “keeping up with the Joneses’” takes on a whole new meaning. It seems like every day there is a new mobile device or a recently discovered superfood to try. We are so focused on having the latest and greatest, we sometimes forget about the areas no one sees. Let’s […]

Bathroom flooring

Is Your Home Ready for a Fresh Start?

Three Easy Upgrades to Transform Your Bathroom Could your home use something new? Now is the perfect time to refresh and start planning your home improvement projects for the 2019 year. Remodeling spending is expected to grow to more than $350 billion in the third quarter of this year, according to an October report from […]

create your own floor plan

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 Financing

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 […]

Remodeling a condo

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 […]

Energy Efficient Home

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 […]