Building a Worry-Free Custom Home Experience with Executive Homes and ACo

by Christy Heitger-Ewing / photos by Dave Pluimer and Graham Photography

Many people dream of building a custom home for years and when they finally get the opportunity, they want it to be a positive experience. Patrick Gray, Project Manager at Executive Homes, helps bring those dreams to life and relies on the team at ACo to ensure a worry-free cabinetry and flooring experience for his clients.

ACo specializes in supplying and installing kitchen, bath, cabinetry, and flooring products for custom home builders. Gray and the team at Executive Homes partner with ACo on many of their projects for design, product selection, and installation of flooring, cabinets, and tile.

Carlie Suski, ACo Design and Sales Consultant, enjoys the collaborative nature of working with builders in that they each bring a fresh perspective to the table.

“When we come together, it’s amazing to see how that marries and the end result is remarkable,” she says.

Joe Evans, ACo’s Director of Operations, says he loves partnering with Executive Homes because of the strong collaborative relationships they have built.

“I love to take care of the clients and make the process enjoyable for everyone and working with Executive Homes makes that easy,” says Evans.

Recently ACo and Executive Homes partnered for two projects – a stunning spec home in Jackson’s Grant, a prestigious neighborhood in Carmel, and a breathtaking Home-A-Rama house in Holliday Farms. ACo contributed gorgeous flooring selections throughout the home, as well as cabinets and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The goal for the design in the Jackson’s Grant home was to create a space that was bright, clean, and modern.

“You definitely get that feel of the modern farmhouse,” says Suski, who had fun working on the different color palettes. “It all starts with conceptual sketches. Then we go into more concrete, three-dimensional drawings. It’s up to us to come up with something that will really pop.”

The spec home’s kitchen has black and white Café appliance, white countertops, and a unique patterned backsplash. An abundance of natural light flows into the home accentuating the 12-ft. ceilings, modern mantle, and stylish granite fireplace of the great room. This attention to detail in design and quality is precisely what excites Gray about collaborating with ACo.

“At Executive Homes, we get to work with the best of the best,” says Gray. “If ever there’s a problem, ACo is a phone call away and we work together to make it right.”

That trust in their partnership with ACo is what led Executive Homes to turn to Suski and Evans once again for help with their showcase home in the 2020 Home-A-Rama at Holliday Farms in Zionsville.

Located on a large corner lot adjacent to Hole 3 of the Championship Course at Holliday Farms, is another example of the detailed craftsmanship, unsurpassed livability, quality features and extraordinary value for which Executive Homes is well known. The 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 5,500 sq. ft. home features a blend of elegant colonial-style architecture with a functional, open floorplan.

“People like classic architecture but still want modern features on the inside,” says Gray. “Our goal was to create the perfect balance of timeless design while meeting current lifestyle needs.”

Throughout the home, ACo installed flooring, tile, and custom cabinetry in rooms from the kitchen and bathrooms, to the master bedroom.

The gourmet kitchen features an oversized pantry, a secondary prep area, generous shelving, and a custom-built hood. The secluded master suite boasts a private coffee bar, dual closets and a luxurious bath with a zero-threshold shower and free-standing tub. There is even a pocket office with desk and cabinetry on the main level and a kids’ study area in the loft.

“We tried to make every room practical and useful,” says Gray. “This home was carefully crafted with no detail overlooked.”

Whether you are building your custom home with Executive Homes or looking for flooring and cabinetry so you can love where you live, ACo will guide you through the process. Visit and to learn more or schedule a free consultation.