Our design process focuses on palatial gathering areas and Master retreats instead of tight cramped kitchens created by many builders. At our own family gatherings we found people inevitably congregating in the kitchen; thus, our design philosophy is to provide large grand spaces in our homes with ample kitchens, hearth rooms and large islands. We realize our clients have busy schedules and minimal time at home; thus, when they are home they deserve a luxurious Master Suite to unwind and relax. Our Master retreats have large showers and spacious dressing areas/closets. After building several homes with this in mind, we understood why other builders do not accent these areas: they are the most expensive spaces of a home. Our reputation of quality and good design causes most of our business to come from word of mouth, thus we can affordably produce these large areas in your home due to savings from a small advertising budget and low overhead costs. We create homes that provide function by examining how people live on a day to day basis. We notice which living spaces are utilized the most and expand those areas; often adding unique design touches throughout the process as opportunity arises. We design each home as if we were going to live there and build it to last only using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. We stay ahead of the competition with new design ideas and the latest technology available - continually asking for feedback from our customers - and always looking for new trends.


Arlington Builders has been in existence for approximately 35 years. My Father Ray Grden started building and developing property in the early 70’s. He bought and developed several farms in southern Delaware County, and then would build a model and sell houses from that model on contract. Upon graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and majoring in Accounting, I tried several other endeavors but eventually ended up back in the family business in 1995. I worked with my father for several years and took the business over upon his retirement. In 2001 my wife and I incorporated Arlington Builders, often consulting with my Father on many aspects of the business. My wife Francie is also a licensed Real Estate agent in the State of Ohio, assisting with any agency needs of our clients.


We focus on projects in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range. We currently live in a home that we built and use as a model home when the opportunity arises. Since taking over the business we have built around 35 homes. We do not advertise that much, really focus on customer satisfaction, and believe in our niche market of several upper end houses a year is better served with word of mouth advertising. Low overhead and advertising allow us to keep costs down and provide the homeowner with higher quality finishes at a reasonable price. We essentially pass that savings on to the customer, providing higher equity positions to the homeowner. We have always and will continue to take an extreme amount of pride in our product and think that shines through to our clients. We have consistently increased the quality and size of our custom projects and have just recently closed our latest project at $1,120,000 in Tartan Fields. In the past couple of years, we have tried to position ourselves to increase our contract builds. We currently have several vacant building lots in inventory and are actively seeking new clients. Please call to set up an appointment and let us show you how we can better fulfill you dreams.