by Suzanne Huntzinger

Fishers frequently tops lists of the best cities to live in America, and that’s no mistake. With its bustling Nickel Plate District, lined with boutiques, unique bistros, a culinary center in the works, multi-use trails, parks and more, the old town center is becoming the destination for business, dining, shopping and playing. The redeveloped district would not be complete without adding a residential area that offers a modern lifestyle concept.

Gradison Design Build is bringing that modern lifestyle concept to Fishers with South Village of Nickel Plate, a residential development that combines the best of the suburbs with an urban edge. This innovative and inspired development, which broke ground earlier this year, will have 50 single family homes with a distinctive modern design. Joe Gradison, co-owner with Mark Gradison says, “It’s a unique lifestyle development with urban living in the suburbs. It’s for full families or single parents, young professionals or empty nesters.”

The city of Fishers and Mayor Fadness have been instrumental in creating this opportunity and making it a success. According to Gradison, “Without Mayor Fadness’ vision of re-imagining the downtown area with all the amenities, we wouldn’t have created a need for this Gradison Design Build project. The city of Fishers has been amazing in their efforts for employment, redeveloping and modernizing the downtown area, and growing the tech sector. That’s the key to attracting the people who value this lifestyle concept.”

Nickel PlateThis unique project needed a unique builder, and Gradison Design Build was the ideal pick. A company which started as a family business over 100 years ago by Gradison’s great-grandfather as a contractor for road construction site projects and evolved into a home construction business in 1986, Gradison Design Build have built their success on customer satisfaction. “We build relationships before we build homes,” Gradison says, “We try to put the customer’s interests before ours.”

There’s another partnership and collaboration that’s evident in the South Village of Nickel Plate project. “A builder is only as good as their vendors and the supplies they provide, and McComb Window and Door really represents us well,” Gradison says. The local distributor of Pella Windows and Doors has worked with Gradison Design Build on many projects. “Their customer service is outstanding, and it’s important to us as a custom builder that we know they’re taking care of our customers and supporting us.

McComb Window and Door has also appreciated being a part of the Nickel Plate project. “This project with it’s unique, modern flair has given us the chance to incorporate some of Pella’s most exciting products and designs,” Ryan Lee, Trade Specialist for McComb Window and Door, says, “Gradison Design Build has been a phenomenal partner working side by side with us and our customers through the entire journey. We look forward to being a part of many more projects with them.”

Don’t miss your chance to get in to this exciting new lifestyle development today. Visit and for more information. Contact Gradison Design Build at 317-594-7575 and talk to Kara or Joe.