While some builders
prefer quantity to quality, it's sure not true with
Blacksmith Homes. Owner Dave Smith's promise to any
customer is that their home will have the best quality
possible. "You can find cheaper homes, but as they
say, you get what you pay for," Dave Smith said.
We are currently building homes in Hurstbourne
Heights and Loch Lea.
View the Mansfield
Estates Video to tour the planned development in
Jeffersontown. Click on a home picture at the left to
get more information on some of the home styles that
we build. Visit our Photo
Gallery to see some of the custom features that
we build in our homes or take a video
tour of our homes.
My father was
an electrician, so I was helping him by the time I was
eight years old. Then I worked in a factory and in trucking
for a while, but I came back to building. I built my
first home in 1979, and I've been doing it ever since,"
Dave Smith said. "I've been involved in a lot of
projects over the years."
In 1990, Dave
and his wife Linda Smith decided to take on another
venture and started Blacksmith Homes. "We build
quality homes for people. We don't take shortcuts. If
someone wants to save money, we have to eliminate something
from the home. My name is on that home so I don't believe
in cutting corners," Dave added.
Unlike many builders,
Blacksmith Homes has found a plan that equals success.
"I like to do my own developments. That allows
me to control the quality of the surrounding homes.
I don't want another builder coming in and building
a cheap home next to one of mine," Dave Smith said.
"If I can't get a whole development, then I try
to at least buy one whole street. This also prevents
me from spreading myself too thin. I don't have to worry
about driving across town and losing valuable time."
Don't get the
impression that Blacksmith Homes only does developments.
They will gladly travel to build your home wherever
you would like it. "We build mostly in the Jeffersontown
and Middletown areas. However, we have built in Oldham,
Spencer, Shelby and Bullitt Counties," Dave added.
builds both spec and contract homes. You choose the
price you want depending on the home you like. "I
usually tell my customers to find some different homes
in the area that they like. Then I put those aspects
of the homes they like together to give them the home
they dream of," Dave Smith said. "I have about
five main plans that I build from. However, I am always
looking for new designs that allow me to keep up with
style and trends."
When you decide
to buy a Blacksmith home, you'll be happy with the final
product. "A lot of people ask me why they should
choose me as a builder when another builder can give
them more home for less money. I tell them that you
don't buy a car by the pound, so why would you buy a
home by the square footage? Some builders can cut a
lot out of a home by building it cheap. It looks great
when it's brand new, but later all the flaws come out.
All the things that you don't see really do matter.
My home may be smaller compared to some competitor's
home for the same price, but mine will last. I know
that the customer will be happy--then they remember
me if they decide to build another home in the future.
Most of our customers come to us by referral or following,"
Dave Smith said.
If there is one thing Blacksmith
Homes believes in besides quality homes, it's the families
that live in those homes. "God and family are important
to us," Dave Smith said. When Dave and his wife,
Linda, aren't building homes, you can find them outside
riding across the country on Dave's Harley Davidson
motorcycle. "We've ridden through the Keys, out
West, and all over," Dave said. Other times you
will find them spending time with their three daughters
and their husbands, and their six grandchildren.