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Building communities in the South Puget Sound area
Building Communities Locally Since 1985
As the area’s largest and most experienced builder, Rob Rice has developed 46 new homes communities in the picturesque South Puget Sound since 1985. His communities include nearly 3500 new homes in Olympia, WA as well as in the nearby communities of Lacey and Tumwater and neighboring Pierce and King Counties.
For more than 30 years, whether building his first home or his latest, the respected builder has taken personal pride in his work and has stayed connected to his communities. Often seen walking through a home or driving through his neighborhoods to keep a watchful eye on building progress, his passion for excellence is matched by his care for the people that buy his homes.
The local builder’s stellar reputation has attracted home buyers from across Washington State and the U.S., as well as internationally. Retired and active military personnel who want a home near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, are often thrilled to settle in a Rob Rice Community.
Those homeowners trust Rob Rice’s attention to detail, superior construction and unmatched customer service. It is why many of them are repeat buyers and the reason he has been voted the Best of South Sound builder for the last seven years in a row.
Rob got his work ethic and integrity from growing up in small town and working on wheat farms in Eastern Washington. He attended Washington State University and earned degrees in both construction management and architecture.
Rob loves the community where he and his wife Helena have lived for many years and where they enjoy raising their two sons, Alex Michael and Carson. As a co-owner and an integral part of his business, Helena Rice oversees the stunning selection of design choices for all of Rob’s many homes. As a family business, each model home warmly displays a portrait of Rob’s family.
Committed to supporting the region, the Rice’s are major sponsors of the local Hands On Children’s Museum and make significant contributions to the Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation YMCA, Saint Martin’s University, Concern for Animals, the Chambers of Commerce and the Olympia Master Builders.
Rob is a board member of Commencement Bank, Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation, Thurston Economic Development Council and a lifetime board member of Olympia Master Builders. He enjoys coaching his sons athletic teams and still finds time to participate in numerous homeowners associations in his communities.
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Set in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, yet close to many community amenities that provide exceptional convenience, Rob Rice communities feature expansive landscaping, abundant open space, and architectural details that contribute to lovely streetscapes. Learn more about each community, and how Rob Rice Homes strives to stay connected and involved in every neighborhood we build.
Dedicated to creating outstanding neighborhoods with charming streetscapes, Bradbury will feature extensive recreational space and superior landscaping that Rob is known for.
Golf Course living at its finest! This new home community of Campus Estates, located in the Meridian Campus master planned community, offers the quality and comfort of a Rob Rice Homes new home community surrounded by the beauty of the Northwest.
This new home community by Rob Rice Homes is a gem in the heart of Tumwater. Ideally located close to schools, I-5 and Tumwater’s central shopping area, you’ll find this neighborhood easy to love!
The Rob Rice Homes community of Steilacoom Ridge is ideally located minutes from I-5 and the Hawk’s Prairie shopping area and just a short commute to JBLM (Joint Base Fort Lewis McChord).
Select Home Sites
Many of our homebuyers want a quality Rob Rice Home but desire large building sites with one of Robs popular rambler or main-floor master home plans.
At Skyview Estates you will find the quality and comfort conveniently located in Tumwater close to I-5, shopping and schools. A variety of one level, two-story and main floor primary suite plans will be offered to fit a lifestyle need for everyone! Homes come loaded with upgrades, are fully fenced and landscaped and offer impressive finish details that Rob Rice Homes buyers appreciate.
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