Steilacoom Ridge Pre-Sales Are HOT

Homes sales have been brisk out at the Rob Rice Homes community of Steilacoom Ridge in Lacey, WA, where buyers are finding ramblers and two-story homes in an ideal location near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), ending their frustration with the lack of home choices in our area. For a limited time, there has been a fantastic pre-sale program at this new Rob Rice Homes community, making it an even better opportunity for weary buyers to find the perfect home.

The homes at Steilacoom Ridge are set in a beautiful, convenient location and are going fast.

To make sure that buyers have the chance to individualize their home to their personal tastes, the local builder recently offered pre-sales on three homes with his most popular plans at Steilacoom Ridge. And, there was serious interest immediately.

At Steilacoom Ridge, we have the floorplans that everyone is looking for.

The highly-desired master-down plan of the Spruce (2445 sq. ft.) on Lot 18 already has a sale pending. The rambler known as the Juniper (1732 sq. ft.) on Lot 17 and the beautiful two-story Rainer (2553 sq. ft.) on Lot 1 are still available….at least for now!

The demand at this picturesque location set in the beauty of the Northwest is at an all-time high. Most of the built homes have already sold. There was a model home—the lovely McKinley plan, (2360 sq. ft.). But that recently sold, too.

best-of-south-soundDespite the huge demand, Rob Rice Homes will not rush construction so that the Best of South Sound builder can ensure the quality that their buyers are accustomed to. A steady, consistent pace allows their long-time partners, workers and sub-contractors to hold to their usual high standards. It is why these recent pre-sales have proven to be incredibly popular.

Lucia Arroyo (L)  and Christina Janis (R) provide the best customer service at Steilacoom Ridge and are happy to answer all your questions about pre-sales.

“If Rob Rice Homes builds and sells into the huge demand of the market, we put the quality of construction in jeopardy,” says Lucia Arroyo, a Realtor with Epic Realty, who along with Christina Janis, represents Rob Rice Homes at Steilacoom Ridge. “We are maintaining quality over quantity and protecting our high level of customer service so that we take care of the buyers who are under contract first, before accepting too many pre-sales.”

Lucia says that pre-sales are another incomparable opportunity for those buyers looking for the finest construction and attention to detail.

“Our buyers, many of whom are repeat customers with us, are educated and understand quality construction. They do their research and often visit the neighborhood three or four times before they ever sit down with us. They see the little details as our homes are being built, which convinces them to finalize their decision. They know they are making a good investment here.”

Date with a Design Studio
A Rob Rice Homes pre-sale means that a buyer is able to choose from an unprecedented number of designer-inspired choices for their new home—whether it is the five beech wood cabinet finishes, a myriad of lustrous designer backsplash tiles, any of the 14 quartz or granite countertop choices or several rich hardwood flooring finishes.

“We have so many beautiful choices,” says Lucia. “Most builders consider them upgrades, but amazingly, they are standard in our homes. Our pre-sale homebuyers get to make appointments with Signature Interiors and Design and Olympia Lighting to make their lovely selections on hard surfaces and lighting. We meet with them during this time to decide on their choices for exterior and interior paint, stone, windows and doors. They so enjoy the luxury of personalizing their home and making it their own.”

Do Not Wait
Pre-sales are typically for a limited time only, before construction on a home progresses too far. And, with the huge demand for a Rob Rice Home, one of these recent pre-sales had an offer (pending) within days.

Many find it hard to imagine that for just an extra $5000 fee, a new home buyer can lock in a home and customize it with Rob Rice Homes standard, but highly stylish, features.

So, if buyers want a superior-built home, they should act quickly. Stay tuned to our announcements on the Rob Rice Homes’ Facebook page or our blog to be aware of when they are available.

Don’t miss out on this chance to buy a stunning home suited to your own personal tastes and built by the area’s most experienced local builder.

“Our buyers are convinced of the quality of our new homes and the builder who built them. Rob Rice always says he has a vested interest in the long-term quality of each and every one of his communities, because they have his name on them,” Lucia says.

Please be aware that there is a high demand for Rob Rice homes. The status of our available pre-sale lots discussed in this article could change by the time of publication. Be sure to call Lucia or Christina for updated information on Rob Rice Homes’ available pre-sales and their procedure requirements.

For more information, email Christina Janis at or call (360) 888-2295 or email Lucia Arroyo at or call (360) 489-7478.



Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has been voted the Best of South Sound for the last four years. He has built nearly 4000 homes in 43 different new home communities over more than 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.