Dream big or go home has been one of Brian Rodrock’s mantras since launching Rodrock Homes in 2002. A third-generation residential builder and developer, his desire to provide affordable homes in premier communities has enabled thousands of families to realize their goal of homeownership.
“Our interaction with homeowners over the years has allowed us to build homes with livability in communities that enhance modern lifestyles,” Rodrock said. “We listen carefully to what people want — open design, stylish interiors, trendsetting features and quality extras throughout — and deliver those expectations.”
So the progression into the custom home market for one of the area’s top builders is a natural. Rodrock now offers buyers the opportunity to create from-scratch estate designs. Whether it’s building on a beautiful home site in an acclaimed Rodrock community loaded with amenities such as Summerwood Estates in Overland Park at 159th Street and Quivira Road or in a handpicked neighborhood anywhere in the Kansas City area, the award-winning builder is a collaborative partner, working with architects and interior designers to complete a project.
The company’s signature calling card of attentive concierge service is the cornerstone of Rodrock Homes Custom Division.
“We’re delighted to extend our high level of service to people desiring custom homes,” Rodrock said.
Heading up the division is Tim Suiter, one of the area’s best-known high-end custom home project managers.
“Tim’s well-deserved reputation mirrors our values and mission — of understanding what people want and need and being dedicated to excellence every step of the way,” Rodrock said. “He shares our commitment to quality and has an incredible work ethic and a sincere respect for the client.”
Suiter has served as project manager on more than 13 million-dollar-plus homes in Loch Lloyd over the past decade and been involved with hundreds of custom homes across the Kansas City metro for 20 years. Throughout his career he has worked with iconic names such as Don Julian Builders and Evan Talan Homes.
“I am excited to join Rodrock Homes, a company with the reputation, land, expertise and desire to work with the custom home client,” Suiter said. “What we offer people at Summerwood Estates is the entire package: estate-size home site, convenience, community amenities.”
“Tim impressed me for many reasons; his past accomplishments and employers speak volumes,” Rodrock said.
Chuck Campbell, director of real estate development at Loch Lloyd, worked with Suiter for 10 years and applauds his customer-focused attitude. “He is a rare breed of capability combined with outstanding client service,” he said. “His experience base of building $800,000 to $10 million homes is second to none in Kansas City.”
Campbell notes Suiter’s experience and raw talent will help fuel Rodrock’s custom homes division.
“This truly is the perfect marriage — Tim’s knowledge and the Rodrock name,” he said. “People wanting to build luxury homes will be thrilled with this duo.”
Built to order. Rodrock Homes owns spectacular sites in Overland Park’s Summerwood Estates and Loch Lloyd and is developing an estate community this fall in Terrybrook Farms, on the northwest corner of 175th Street and Switzer Road, a partnership with Don Julian.
“This growth speaks to our dedication in the custom home arena,” Rodrock said.
Rodrock Homes Custom Division caters to a variety of lifestyles, needs and visions — buyers with a penchant for unique, show-stopping details.
“We provide each homeowner an exceptional product based on unsurpassed construction practices and competitive pricing,” Suiter said. “It’s exciting to work from start to finish on a client’s custom home.”
Discerning buyers’ paradise. Homebuyers have embraced the serenity and creative design found in Summerwood. Located within the top-rated Blue Valley School District, the neighborhood features a private stocked fishing lake with fountain, kid-friendly sports court, more than two miles of nature trails, zero-depth entry lagoon-style pool with cabanas, scenic views and spacious home sites surrounded by more than 50 acres of natural green space.
Summerwood Estates, an enclave within Summerwood that boasts estate-size sites and the ability to bring in an outside builder, has everything for the custom homebuyer.
“As one of the area’s most sought-after new home communities, Summerwood Estates is a place to not only build your dream home, but also a stunning setting in which to enjoy sunsets, terrific amenities and a welcoming ambiance,” said Kent Welch, Summerwood Estates broker and president of Weichert, Realtors Graham-Welch.
The Raphael, a remarkable 11/2-story, five-bedroom, 51/2-bath home designed by acclaimed architect Scott Bickford, is now open in Summerwood Estates. With collaborative design inspiration from Groover Interiors and Rodrock Homes, the finely crafted residence combines the creative efforts of industry leaders in an exquisite, one-of-a-kind home.
Available for purchase at $1.235 million, with a $75,000 bonus toward lower level finish, the home has a well-equipped chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances; extensive interior trim; 8-foot knotty alder doors; quartz and marble finishes; and a luxurious, spa-like master bath with a freestanding soaker tub and walk-through shower. The front of the home affords views of the community’s lake and fountain, and the ultra-private backyard has a covered lanai, fireplace, stamped concrete patio and built-in fire pit.
Get inspired with a visit to Summerwood Estates — discover how Rodrock Homes Custom Division can help you dream big and come home.
Location: 159th Street and Quivira Road.
Hours: Model open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: 913-814-7000. For an appointment to discuss a custom home, call Brian Rodrock or Tim Suiter at 913-851-0347.