Article and photo by Jamie Sangar

For nearly 30 years, Kent Shaffer Homes has been the gold standard of custom home construction in Central Indiana. A second-generation builder, Kent started in the business over 30 years ago as a Certified Electrician and has gone on to build over 250 industry-recognized homes in some of the most desirable neighborhoods. Using the highest quality materials, experienced craftsmen, and an impressive attention to detail, Kent Shaffer Homes continues to attract a new generation of clients, as well as building new homes for previously satisfied clients.

Carrying on the Shaffer Family legacy of constructing fine homes, Kent is now joined by his daughter Kristen in the business, representing the third generation of builders in the family. Kristen is a graduate of Purdue University’s renowned Construction Management Program. Having grown up on job sites, Kristen continues the tradition of attention to detail and fine craftsmanship with a unique perspective in the design and construction process. And with her approach comes a new standard for smart home technology integration.

“The younger generation of homeowners that we see today building their dream homes with us, have a different set of expectations when it comes to the home’s technology package than they did 30 years ago when my grandfather and father first began. Today, we are seeing they expect things like whole-house audio, home theater and media systems, and home automation features to all be integrated as a normal part of living and functioning in their home.” – Kristen Hale-Shaffer, Owner Kent Shaffer Homes.

The team at Kent Shaffer Homes embraces innovation. They value the importance of futureproofing their homes for the ever-changing technology industry. This is accomplished with a prewire and home security package from Premier that they include as a standard. Additionally, they offer distributed audio, video, and lighting automation. Each homeowner has the opportunity to expand on the technology package by meeting with The Premier Group at their showroom located inside the Indiana Design Center. Premier is able to help buyers explore their needs and customize the various systems based on their desires. Premier provides Kent Shaffer Homes and their homeowners with detailed floor plans, elevations and diagrams including comprehensive low voltage specifications, detailed lighting and shade plans, LED fixture schedules, and much more.

“For more than 15 years, we have sincerely valued our relationship with Kent Shaffer Homes.

We have seen the company’s clientele evolve and embrace smart home technology more and more over the years, and we are appreciative of Kent and Kristen’s progressive thinking as it pertains to Entertainment, Automation, Security and Networking. Integrating customers’ technology into a single simple app, accessible from home or away, enhances the modern lifestyle that people have come to expect in homes of this caliber.” – Jason Barth, Owner, The Premier Group.

Kent Shaffer Homes and The Premier Group have teamed-up, once again, for BAGI’s September Home-A-Rama home tour in Chatham Hills, located in Westfield. Come experience smart home technology firsthand. The Kent Shaffer Homes team will be available during the home tour to show you around and address any of your questions.