2 Houzz Awards
3 Houzz Badges
PO Box 18155
Richmond, VA 23226
PO Box 18155
Richmond, VA 23226
Since 2010, Ellington Custom Homes has been building finely crafted custom AR Homes™ in the city of Richmond and surrounding counties. Owners Matt Ellington and Ryan Fanelli are proud to bring the legendary AR Homes™ brand in custom homebuilding to Virginia as an independently owned and operated franchise. The local market expertise of Ellington Homes coupled with the unique proprietary systems of AR Homes™ result in the optimal home building experience for our clients — superior craftsmanship while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and efficiency. Throughout the entire home building experience, our team of professionals is dedicated to individual customers’ goals. From fast and accurate pricing of your personalized floor plan to customizing our award-winning designs to meet your unique needs — our team is here for you. We provide fine craftsmanship, first-class service, and industry expertise in the efficient delivery of your dream home.
New Home Construction, Custom Homes
Glen Allen, Henrico, Midlothian, Richmond, Tuckahoe, University Of Richmond, Manakin Sabot, Goochland, Hanover, Powhatan
11 Projects for Ellington Homes
Richmond Craftsman Homes
Carter's Ridge - Lot#8
Carter's Ridge - Lot#6
Leonard Parkway 1
River's Bend - Custom Home
Carter's Ridge - Lot#1
Carter's Ridge Lot#1
Carter's Ridge - Lot#4
Glen Allen, VA
Thistle Hills Lane
Leonard Parkway 2
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11 Reviews for Ellington Homes
Matt is a skilled, thoughtful, and talented homebuilder who built us a beautiful home beyond our best expectations. Building a house is a complex endeavour evolving from planning & design, to pricing & financing, to actual construction. There are many detailed decisions and iterations which are required when you have full control of the entire finished product. We were extremely fortunate to have Matt guide us through this process. Matt’s steady and friendly approach helped us manage through the variety of decisions with minimal stress and uncertainty. In total, Matt presented a clear vision, a detailed plan, and an upfront cost summary for every element of our house. The result was a perfect home which we intend to enjoy for many years to come.
June 14, 2017
We started our experience with Matt after finding the opportunity of a lifetime. Matt had purchased an empty lot in the city which rarely comes along . We were hesitant about the project until we met with Matt to discuss all the details of what would be involved in the project . I had been to the lot many times to try to picture living in an Ellington Home in this spot . Matt was very patient with us as we worked through the process of changing the original plan and creating our dream home. It took awhile to get the building permit in the city but once we did Matt was true to his word and finished the project in the time frame he hesitantly promised . I depended on Matt to help guide me through the whole process and My husband and I are so happy in our new Ellington home . Matt has a team that is professional and talented . I especially connected with his superintendent who was the person responsible for the final stages of the project . We had a deadline to move in before our daughters wedding and everyone worked hard to make this happen . We are settling in to our new home and I cannot be happier with every detail that makes this home a step above your typical new construction. We have a coffered ceiling in our family room , beautiful wainscoting in the dining room , a gorgeous wood front door and very large covered porch on the back . I could go on and on but I think this gives a good picture of what it is like to work with Matt Ellington and his team ..
June 7, 2017
Ellington Homes coordinated the design and build of my custom home in 2016. Matt's cost estimates were spot on so I was able to stay on budget. He is accessible and responsive. Would recommend Ellington if you wish to make improvements or to build a home
June 6, 2017
Matt is an excellent builder. He truly cares about the quality of each home he builds. His company is committed to making your home unique for your family. He is responsive and resourceful.
June 5, 2017Last modified:June 5, 2017
Ellington Homes does a fantastic job completing all the details you want in a home. From the layout, to the flow, to the moldings, stone, tile and beautiful fixtures. There is no detail that they haven't thought of for you and your family. We have been in our beautiful Ellington Home for over three years. We have been so happy with our dream house. It is perfect in every way.
February 22, 2016
In December of 2015, my wife and I moved into our new custom-built Ellington Home in Carter’s Ridge. We began the process with Matt about fourteen months earlier, before the land was cleared for the development where there will be nine new homes when completely built out. Our experience included choosing our specific lot and designing the new house according to our needs. These needs included universal design and one floor living, with supplemental space upstairs for guests and exercise. At every stage of the process, Matt proved to be insightful and creative, always with an eye towards quality and function. We found Matt to be available, attentive, and communicative at all times through our project. Our new home exceeds our expectations in most ways and Matt continues to attend to small issues as they arise. The most important thing that I can convey in this recommendation is that Matt demonstrated honesty and transparency at every stage of our project. We always felt that he was being honest with us, especially when unforeseen issues arose. He earned our trust. Ellington Homes was a good match for us, because, we are not lowest cost clients, but rather clients who pursue quality at good value. Ellington Homes provides exactly that. The bottom line is, knowing what we know now, we would do it all over again with Ellington Homes.
February 19, 2016
My wife and I contracted with Ellington Homes build our home in 2015 and had a fantastic experience. We enjoyed working with his architect who produced an attractive craftsman design (which gets tons of compliments) and we were able to incorporate most everything we wanted into the plans including some out of the box custom items such as an indoor slide. Matt has a strong knowledge base for residential construction and was able to listen well to what we were looking for and make recommendations to meet our needs. In several cases we appreciated what he encouraged us not to do as we had a few ideas that sounded good but would not have worked out well once built. Matt is patient and level-headed and able to work through the unexpected situations that construction undoubtedly brings - for instance, our home was in framing and without a roof when a hurricane was headed towards our area. Ellington Homes went the extra mile to secure and cover materials well. Through the construction process we decided to make several last minute changes to the design and building materials which were handled professionally, accurately and quickly. Matt cares about the quality of what he builds and makes decisions about what materials and contractors to use by taking a long term view of his reputation and customer satisfaction. We would highly recommend Ellington Homes to friends and family and look forward to inviting both into our new home for years to come!
February 10, 2016
So far so good, couldn't be more satisfied with Ellington Homes, first class and Matt Ellington is so easy to deal with. His subs have been outstanding. Hope to be in my new home in 2 more months at which time I will review the overall project with Pictures.
February 6, 2016
Working with Ellington Homes it's been a great experience. As subcontractor we can say the quality of houses are excellent , and level of attention to detail surpass the highest standards in the market . As a professional working with Matt, it has always been a wonderful process. He always look for alternative ways to build better and stronger houses. From start of Finish he is always on top of the full process, Matt takes care of the costumer daily, even when the house has been finished he continues to bring professional customer service.
February 4, 2016
Ellington Homes updated two bathrooms in our home last summer. They completely gutted both, and gave each room a fresh beginning. With our master bath, they did a great job of thinking outside of the box to create more space and get the double-vanity and larger shower we wanted. Matt and Carlos were both respectful and attentive to our ideas, while also adding their own professional insight throughout the process. We could not be happier with the final product.
February 3, 2016
There are lots of things that make a contractor right for a particular project. Most people want to know about the contractor's prior work, his or her ability to meet deadlines and how he or she prices her work. Ellington Homes is top notch on all of these factors, but that's not the main reason why it deserves 5 stars. The reason is Ellington Homes'--and in particular Matt Ellington's--honesty and integrity. When you hire a contractor for a major job, it is virtually impossible to keep track of all the different ways your contractor is spending your money. If you don't believe me, try following around every one of the 200 sheets of plywood that just got delivered to the job site, and figure out whether 5 or 6 of them were wasted, trucked off to another job site or simply given away to a sub-contractor. Trust me, it's virtually impossible. They only way you know that you didn't waste money on plywood (or the 10,000 other things that must be bought during the process) is to know that you're dealing with a honest contractor. I'm here to tell you that Matt is as honest as they come (and no, I'm not his dad or wife or somebody who has a stake in the game here). Here's an easy example: Matt Ellington deducted $50 from our final bill because he needed to put some trash from a different job site into the dumpster at our job site. Matt could've easily "borrowed" a little extra dumpster space without anyone noticing. But he didn't. It's a small thing, but it can really add up. So, of course, make sure that your contractor can meet deadlines, is within your price range and has a good eye for design. But whatever you do, make sure you're dealing with an honest person. Otherwise, you'll end up paying for more than you ever imagined. Ellington Homes is as trustworthy a contractor as I've encountered.
February 2, 2016
Commented: Trim colorsThe red on the windows is a cladding color from Jeldwen (mesa red). The trim color is Sherwin Williams Dover White.
April 9, 2016
Commented: What is the exterior color?Thank you for your kind words. The exterior color is Benjamin Moore Secret.
February 12, 2016
Commented: Love this paint color! What is it called?Thanks! The siding is Sherwin Williams Bunglehouse Gray
January 27, 2016
Commented: Could you please tell me the siding paint colorThe siding color is Sherwin Williams Bunglehouse Gray
January 21, 2016
Commented: What color is the paint and whose brand of paint is on the walls.Sorry for the delayed response. I am unable to find the exact paint color used on this project. A Sherwin-Williams color we use a lot is called relaxed kahki. It is a nice, tan color that is widel...
September 23, 2014