The Advantages of Buying a New Home from a Local Builder

New Home Builder

Rob Rice Homes office is located at 1868 State Avenue in Olympia.

There will be many opinions as to whether a new home or a resale home is better or whether to buy a home from a national new home builder or a local builder.
Here is a list of some of the benefits of buying a new construction home from a local builder:

New Homes

• Rob Rice has been building locally in Thurston County for 30 years. He has developed 21 new home communities and built over 3,000 homes.
• For three consecutive years, Rob Rice has been chosen as the South Sounds #1 Contractor for New Construction.
• When you buy a Rob Rice Home, you can feel confident that you are buying from a local person that works, lives and supports our local community.
• Service is not an 800 number call away. Scheduling service on your new Rob Rice home is just a local phone call or email away. In most cases, we service your home within 7-days of placing the order.
• For a newly constructed home, you will have the option to customize your home including flooring, counter tops, interior & exterior paint & more. At Rob Rice Homes, we offer a unique pre-sale program giving you the ability to customize your home from our standard selections at NO CHARGE: Read more! 
• When you buy a new home there is less maintenance to worry about because all materials are new.
• The materials used are less of a health risk compared to older constructed homes that were built prior to 1970 in which you have to worry about lead-based paint.
• Rob Rice Homes offers an exceptional warranty program on every home we sell.
• New homes tend to be energy efficient in design. They have better windows, insulation, and more efficient heating and cooling systems.
One of the most common trends in home design now is the open floor plan concept. Buyers of today want a large kitchen that opens to a dining and great room so families and friends can be together in one large space. We offer over forty different floor plans to choose from ranging in square footage from 1,732 to 3,225.

Learn more about Rob Rice Home at their website.

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013 and 2014. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 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.


  1. I’ve been looking for a new home for a few months, and I need to find one soon before the end of next year. One of the main struggles I’ve been having is with finding the right house is because I need one that will accommodate my mother’s needs since she has trouble going up and down stairs. Since buying a home from a builder will allow me to customize my home, maybe I should consider that option to have the perfect living space that my mother can feel comfortable in.

  2. I agree that buying from a local builder play a vital role in supporting the local economy, plus they get local support. Potential homeowners usually undervalue this fact. Thanks for letting everyone know about the benefits.

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Each member of the Rob Rice Homes family is a separate limited liability company or corporation. Each of the Rob Rice Homes communities is developed, constructed, sold and warranted by a separate limited liability company or corporation. Builder reserves the right to make changes to plans & specifications without notice. Features vary by plan. Buyer to verify square footage. Some photos used are artist rendering or virtually staged.