We Have Been “Scouted”
R.E.A. Homes is being featured in the first edition of The Scout Guide: Saint Louis Guide. Locally owned and edited—there are 60+ guides nationally—each annual guide highlights premier independent businesses within the guide’s area and serves as a resource for locals and travelers alike.
For R.E.A. Homes owner Jeff Bogard, being featured in this high-quality publication is an honor and an affirmation of a dream he had more than a decade ago. “I remember well my conversation with my wife in early 2007 as we were getting ready to take the leap and start our own company. As a homebuilder, I wanted to focus on building custom luxury homes in the St. Louis area that specialized in using the best in green building practices. It was the beginning of the “great recession”, but we truly felt that despite the economic conditions, we would succeed because of our business approach and focus. We have grown our little business every year since 2007 despite the economic conditions,” Bogard said.
Custom Home Approach
Since building the first green-certified luxury home in St. Louis in 2008, R.E.A. Homes has built dozens of homes using nationally recognized third-party green programs such as ENERGY STAR and its’ sister program, Indoor airPLUS.
“What we’ve found over the years is as we build homes, more and more people have become aware of our best building practices and have asked R.E.A. Homes to build their High Performance Luxury Homes℠,” Bogard said. “Home buyers realize there is so much more to luxury than just the façade of the home—they understand that what’s behind the drywall is just as important as what’s in front of the drywall.”
Award-Winning Home Builder
This dedication to excellence in building custom homes using the latest in advanced products and building methods is paying off. Recently Home Builder Digest named R.E.A. Homes as the top custom home builder in Missouri and one of the top 20 best green home builders in the United States.
However, the biggest payoff for Bogard is the fact that his award-winning homes are healthier and more comfortable and energy efficient for the families who have entrusted their hopes and dreams for a custom luxury home to him. “My favorite part of my business is the friendships that grow out of my interactions with most of my clients. To this day, I remain friends with many of them.”
Check out R.E.A. Homes in the upcoming edition of The Scout Guide: Saint Louis Guide! This first edition will be released on September 21, 2018.