Our Story

The History

Cullum Homes is a second generation, family owned full service Design / Build / Renovations firm specializing in luxury custom home architectural design and construction. We are an award winning design-build company with over 30 years of experience in the Valley’s most prestigious neighborhoods. We believe that well-articulated design integrates high function and precise execution. Our Architects, Project Managers, Construction Managers and Selections Team are the industry’s best, handpicked professionals committed to customized service and exceptional results. Critical trade craftspeople, including specialty finish carpenters, stone fabricators and tile installers, are part of our highly experienced team. From design to construction to ongoing client care and service; let our professionals simplify your custom home experience as your single-source provider, from conceptual design and detailed drawings through selections, construction and home maintenance.

We finally decided to buy a home in the area and made a special trip with the intention of purchasing in another builder's development that looked great to us on paper. Thankfully we also visited Cullum properties. In a word, the quality of Cullum Homes put the others we visited to shame. Cullum simply builds to superior standards, which you see and feel the moment you walk in. Having a home built is a big step, but I couldn't be happier or more confident in choosing to work with Cullum.— Homeowner, Village at Mountain Shadows

The Difference

As one of the oldest and most reputable luxury home builders in Arizona, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the extensive experience and innovative techniques that set us apart. Throughout our company, we strive to make the building process manageable and enjoyable. Homeowner-friendly systems and methods are a high priority at Cullum Homes. Our emphasis on this aspect of the client experience has resulted in a national award-winning, proprietary interactive software system that unites our homeowners and team members in an easy-to-use, online module. This “one-stop-shop” organizes specification sheets, contract documents, selection confirmations, photographs, question and answer dialogue, approvals and work authorizations in a single location that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world. In addition, our technology allows homeowners and Cullum team members to join in on design and update meetings from anywhere they happen to be. Floor plans and elevations can be seen by all participants, design notes and homeowner input are captured electronically and in real time for easy referral and reference. We invite you to contact us for more information. See for yourself why we believe the ease-of-use and comprehensive content of our homeowner communications system truly sets us apart!
I have recommended and will continue to recommend Cullum Homes to my friends and associates (and anyone else for that matter) who are looking for a quality builder to build a home and have a wonderful experience while doing it. It was a pleasure working with the Cullum staff. They were always very professional, responsive to phone calls, a tremendous help in the selection process, and had excellent design ideas that maximized the comfort and beauty of our home. They always seemed to add that extra touch of quality that would maximize the value of our home. We have had many comments on how comfortable and beautiful our home is. — Custom Homeowner, Scottsdale

Services

Design
Build
Renovations
Customer Service

Design

We believe every building project starts with a vision and a budget. From concept and design development to the structural, mechanical, electrical and landscape design, we carefully craft each residence with this in mind. Our approach is fresh, energetic and current. We work from the inside out, focusing first and foremost on the livability, views and functionality of the floor plan from the homeowners’ point of view, all while considering the design aesthetic. Our architectural design process ensures that each project is conceived, analyzed, planned and inspired by the homeowner, the building site and the surrounding environment, while keeping budgetary goals in mind.

As Arizona’s premier Design-Build firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the most technically astute and creative architectural staff of any team in our market. Our focus on this goal began over 20 years ago, when Cullum Homes received national recognition as one of the early market leaders in the application of Computer Aided Design technology (CAD) to the home building industry in Arizona. We continue to lead the industry when it comes to Design-Build practices with our use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, allowing our clients to “tour” their home in an incredibly detailed virtual environment before construction begins. In addition, our technology allows homeowners and Cullum team members to join in on design and update meetings from anywhere they happen to be via teleconference and SMART Board® capabilities. Floor plans and elevations can be seen by all participants, while design notes and homeowner input are captured electronically and in real time for easy referral and reference.

We invite you to contact us for more information! See for yourself why we believe our experience and technological expertise combine to create an exciting and inclusive architectural design process for our clients.

Build

Many companies claim to be different. We are prepared to demonstrate the experience, construction expertise and management systems that truly set Cullum Homes apart as the premier luxury home builder in our market. Our utilization of innovative materials and technology is evident in all phases of construction. Our methods, components and processes are continuously changing and updating as new and better options become available in the market. We are committed to staying ahead of the curve in these areas.

“Quality construction” at Cullum Homes means constantly researching and employing the materials and methods that produce an exceptionally beautiful and carefully crafted home that performs at the highest level. Some notable examples of our industry-leading products and techniques include:
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), superior concrete-filled foam insulated “building blocks” that produce measurably stronger wall systems that also offer significant sound and pest-abatement qualities
  • Air conditioning and heating systems that utilize variable refrigerant velocity and variable refrigerant temperature technologies
  • Indoor air management systems that help produce cleaner, healthier homes
  • Tankless hot water and ventless attic construction techniques
Our construction management and selections systems have been developed and refined over many years to provide an enjoyable, creative and satisfying experience for our homeowners. Our experienced team received a prestigious national award for our innovative and comprehensive approach to providing a client-friendly communications and selections process. This proprietary system organizes multiple aspects of the process into a single on-line personalized module. This “one-stop shop” includes contract documents, spec sheets, selections, change orders, photos, question and answer dialogue, approvals and work authorizations, all organized by job and available to our homeowners and team members at any time. We specialize in luxury home construction in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, including such world-renowned resort destinations as Mountain Shadows and the Silverleaf Club. We have exceptional home sites available in these and other notable neighborhoods, and invite you to explore our website for details on our developments throughout the northeast valley.

Renovations

Your dream home could very well be the one you live in now! Families change…lifestyles change…our Renovations Division is uniquely qualified to update your current home to better suit evolving needs, desires and requirements. Our dedicated Renovations Manager and professional staff can take your project from design to permit to completion, with all aspects managed and overseen by our team of professionals. From bathroom remodels to large scale additions to whole-house renovations, our extensive experience with all levels of remodeling assures the successful transformation of your current home. Imagine the possibilities for your own home! Visit Cullum Renovations website for more information.

Customer Service

Custom homes require customized care. The Cullum Homes team places special emphasis on service that continues long after our homeowners move into their residence. Our professionally managed and staffed Client Care division is available to provide ongoing maintenance services at regular intervals to assure proper upkeep and care of the investment our clients have made in their home. Whether it be small projects or a customized maintenance and service program, we are a phone call away.
  • House management and customer service
  • Small maintenance projects
  • Regular scheduled house checks
  • Provide access for scheduled vendors