by Matt Keating

What distinguishes a custom home builder from the rest? “We believe what sets us apart is our communication, relationships, and our creativity,” said Carl McIntyre, president of Carrington Homes, McCordsville.

With communications, the solution is simple. “When our customers call, we answer – period,” McIntyre says. “We believe our customers expect, and are paying for, quick responses.”

When it comes to solid relationships with clients, Carrington Homes also excels. “We built our business on strong relationships with both our clients and vendors,” McIntyre says. “Loyalty and commitment are important to us.”

Carrington Homes also offers excellent creativity with their work. According to McIntyre, “Creatively, we try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to both design and our processes.”

Established in 1992 by Chuck, Sandy and Carl McIntyre, Carrington Homes has a solid reputation as a builder that emphasizes integrity and excellence. “Because we rely almost solely on referrals, it is imperative that we do what we say, when we say we’re going to do it,” McIntyre says. “We are honest even when it’s the hardest and costs the most. We do things right.”

By discovering what the homeowner really wants Carrington Homes understands and anticipates the needs of its clients. “We listen,” McIntyre says. “We utilize several tools to extract from our clients what they want in their home. We also work with designers and our vendor partners to determine and deliver what our clients want.”

The value of quality vendor partners cannot be understated. The builders and staff at Carrington Homes have enjoyed working with McComb Pella Windows & Doors of Indianapolis, for many years.

“I enjoy Jay Amon, my salesman at McComb Pella, because he is thorough, and takes his role in the process very seriously,” McIntyre says. “He is a true professional.” That professionalism, along with quality of product, make McComb Pella a trusted partner.

Whether working with vendors such as McComb Pella or making crucial design choices, the team at Carrington Homes takes the time to guide client’s selection. When choosing various options for both the interior and exterior of the client’s dream home, ingenuity of design is one of their many specialties. “We give opportunities and support to our clients to help them make their own choices,” McIntyre says.

In addition to building new custom homes, Carrington Homes also offers excellent remodeling work.

“Remodeling is a tough process,” McIntyre says. “We are accustomed to working in our client’s home and making it as painless as possible.”

In the past several years, they have focused on whole home renovation projects. Although they sometimes do smaller remodeling projects such as kitchens or baths for customers or friends of Carrington Homes.

Over the years, Carrington Homes has gained a reputation for excellence. “Our mission is to create beautiful custom homes through positive experiences,” McIntyre says. If you are looking for a builder you can trust to make home building a positive experience, contact Carrington Homes at 317-336-8002 or visit them online at