We Firmly Believe it Means Much More When OUR CLIENTS Tell You We’re the Best Custom Home Builders

We think you’ll agree, too. At Kerstiens Homes & Designs, we feel word-of-mouth endorsements carry the most weight and earn the most respect among consumers. When discerning which of the many home developers deserves the honor of constructing your home—the place where so many of your family’s most important moments take place—we encourage you to ask around. We’re confident you’ll consistently hear the name, Kerstiens, associated with excellence in custom built homes.

Check Out What Homeowners Say About Kerstiens Custom Built Homes:

Thanksgiving will be one year since my parents were able to move into their new home.  With everything settled into position that day, dinner helped start a new chapter for them.  Knows that mom was happy and comfortable, Dad passed peacefully having been able to accomplish his last wish.  Thinking back to that short time, I am still amazed how quickly and how seamlessly you make it happen.  I truly cannon find a way to express my thanks and gratitude for all you did to make it happen.  Simple words – THANK YOU – and I hope you can know the depth behind them.  Theirs is just one house – one home – one story that you have helped.  Always know you are making Jasper and great places to call home.


We lived out of state during the building process.  350 miles away did not permit us to regularly be on site with the building process.  The vendors and Kerstiens provided us support from selections to finally housing after the sell of our home.  We were part of the home building business for 34 years in Illinois.  Kerstiens matched out quality expectations and even exceeded beyond what we desired.  We are very pleased with the process and out new home!  Attention to detail is evident with Kerstiens

Bob & Nancy

Kerstiens Homes was so easy to work with from start to finish. The vendors made the selection process so easy and hassle free. All of the sub contractors were efficient and friendly. We love our new home and we would recommend them to anyone wishing to build in the area.

Doug & Deb

We have been married 30 years and have owned three homes previously.  We never had the desire to build, mostly because we had always heard stories of construction delays, cost overruns and other stresses in the process. Building with Kerstiens and their partners has completely changed our opinion of the home building process.  It really was stress-free and enjoyable! The Kerstiens team was EXCELLENT, from design and site prep to framing, electrical, plumbing, exterior finishes, and interior finishes.  Than you for your attention to detail… we always had the feeling that you cared about the place that we now call home.  The contract is easy to understand and easily followed.  There were no surprises.  Thank you for building us our dream home!

Catherine & Arthur

This is the second home we have built with Kerstiens and once again we are very pleased.  Kerstiens makes the building process so easy and headache free.  We love that they use local vendors; helping to support businesses in our community.  Their building process is quick and efficient which allows for move in within a few months verses other builders which can take a year for completion.  Great company to work with!

Kurt & Lindsey

Kerstiens Homes Builders took a ton of the hassles of building out of the mix for us.  We loved the direction and recommendations given to us as the customer.  We enjoyed everyone that we had to deal with from design to building end.  We would definitely, and have, recommended Kerstiens to others interested in a stream-lined building process.

Fred & Gwen

We love our home!  The Kerstiens family were a great crew to work with.  They are prompt to return if there were any issues.  After 10 months, Todd even dropped by to see how we were.  Easy people to work with!

Wayne & Faye

Everyone in the Kerstiens organization was easy to work with. We were able to make a few changes as the process went on. They also allowed us to get appliances from the vendor we preferred. This was an easy process from start to finish! Would recommend them to all our family & friends!

Joe & Kateri

Our experience with Kerstiens has been a positive experience!  The attention to detail and the quality was shown throughout.  Todd was always in touch with us on updates either by phone or texts.  The vendors were very helpful and they listened to what we would like to have in our new home.  The Kerstiens employees were always professional and helpful.  Al was also helpful in changing a few features of the home.  The most important thing is – NO STRESS – and that is a beautiful thing.

Hank & Ann

I love my new home that Kerstiens built! The quality and attention to detail show throughout. From the first time that I met with Todd, his weekly phone call updates, meeting with the vendors, the whole process couldn’t have been easier. I am thankful that I chose Kerstiens to build my new house and would highly recommend them to anyone that is thinking about building.


I could not be happier with the way my home plan turned out with all of the good advice from the Kerstiens crew. I would recommend them to anyone.


Kerstiens Custom Builders made the building process quick, smooth and fun! Working with each vendor made us feel confident in our selections and that our dream home would be everything we expected! Todd and all of his crews made visiting the jobsite an enjoyable experience. They were always asking our input and decisions along the way! We feel confident in telling friends and family that choosing Kerstiens Custom Builders as their builder is the best decision they will make!

Greg & April

We were very pleased with Kerstiens Custom Builders. Even though we built through probably one of the worst winters we have had in years, the whole process went very smooth. Kerstiens Custom Builders has a very talented group of people. they do a great job of trying to satisfy the customer and we are very lucky to have a builder like this in Jasper! Thanks to all!!

Kyle & Heather

We enjoyed working with Kerstiens. Building a home can have stressful moments, but the Kerstiens process is pretty simple. Todd is quick to answer questions and address concerns. As a future home owner, I enjoyed being able to be at the home building site and seeing progress. Workers were always friendly when we stopped by to check out the construction. The vendors are very knowledgeable and are enjoyable to work with as well. Thanks again!

Brent & Heather

It has been a pleasure working with Kerstiens Custom Builders and with their vendors. This is my third home to have built in my life and it definitely was the most pleasant experience. Everyone – Todd Kerstiens, Al Mehringer, Jeanne, the various construction crews, all the vendors, even those at Dubois County Title Co. – were very friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, attentive to details, accommodating, understanding, and timely throughout the process. They were all easy and enjoyable to work with as well. I especially appreciated the terrific communication between everyone concerned. I would highly recommend and encourage other prospective home owners to select Kerstiens Custom Builders as their new home builder.


We actually could never truly put into words how wonderful, stress-free, and easy building with Kerstiens Custom Builders was for us! Every single person from the workers, staff, and vendors were so nice and helpful. Everyone exceeded all of our expectations. We enjoyed the whole process! Todd, you and your entire crew are The Best! It goes without saying we will highly recommend Kerstiens Custom Builders! We wish you many years of continued success.

Christy & Mike

Danny and I really enjoyed building our dream home with Kerstiens Custom Builders. Everyone we came in contact with during the process was friendly and cooperative. We had a baby on the way and was able to move in just before she was born. This will always be a wonderful and pleasant memory about the birth of our baby girl, but also memorable to bring our new baby home to our first home! Thank you!

Danny & Jenna

We are very pleased with our new home. Our selection was made easy with the wide range of models and plans available. We received very sound advice on what would be best to meet our needs. The construction went by quickly with a minimum of interruptions, even though we had our home built during the winter, which speaks to the high quality of planning and construction management. The selection of options and finishes was made easy with the many quality choices to meet our tastes and expectations. The construction process was very smooth as Todd Kept us informed and up to date with the schedule. His staff and workers were very friendly and helpful answering our questions and requests for information. We love our new home and are very glad we chose Todd Kerstiens and his staff to build our home!

Tom & Marion

We were very satisfied with Kerstiens building process. We liked getting the weekly call to keep us updated on what was happening each week! All employees from the top down were very professional and easy to deal with. We were totally amazed how quickly and smoothly the building process went.

Nick & Vicki

We really, really appreciate the timely manner of the start to finish completion of construction on our new home, especially within the 120-day range. We recognize it takes GREAT efforts to accomplish this. The office staff was FANTASTIC to work with. Overall, all the employee staff were VERY pleasant to work with as well.

Gene & Jane

Thank you! We enjoyed our experience working with Kerstiens & their vendors. We are pleased with our home & the process and would work with Kerstiens again. Thank you for finishing in a timely manner & getting us in before Christmas.

Russell & Jana

I thought the project from design to finished product went very smooth. I was always kept up to date on the progress. Todd and Al were very helpful in getting the process started and the design work done. They were great to work with as were all the vendors. Thanks for doing a great job on the house to all the employees at Kerstiens.


Never having built a home before, it was great to have Al to guide us through the design and size of the house to stay within the boundaries of our lot and the price. I was impressed that Todd kept us informed during the building process. We are happy with our house.

Mary Jo