JT Custom Builders

JT CUSTOM BUILDERS

building trust by building right

When working with JT Custom Builders, you benefit from the personal touch of a local builder with the experience of a big builder.  We passionately provide you with high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail while giving our full attention to your questions, concerns, and requests during every phase of the process.

Building your new dream home, or even thinking about it can be exciting, stressful, and daunting. We at JT Custom Builders LOVE building homes and use this passion to work to provide you with an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. Continue reading for a brief overview of our process.

Remodeling your home is a great way to update your space as design trends and tastes change, increase the size of your home, improve the functionality of your home, and more. So much can be done to improve your quality of life and the value of your home all without ever having to consider moving.

Are you considering embarking on a residential construction project? Perhaps you’re in the very early stages of planning a new home build. You may be looking to seek professional opinions on aspects of your upcoming project, but not ready to hire a Builder for the work.

our process

Success comes from process

Concept
  • New Customer Intake
  • Initial Discussion
  • Initial Investment Range
  • Pre-Construction Agreement
Design & Planning
  • Initial Drawings
  • Color and Material Design
  • Specifications and Selections
  • Site Design (if needed)
Contract
  • Final Plans
  • Final Selections
  • Final Design
  • Final Contract
Build
  • Permitting
  • Pre-Construction Meeting
  • Construction
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Recent Posts

Building 101: Plumbing Groundworks Through Framing (pt. 1)
Last time, we taught you how to get your new home from an empty building pad to a completed foundation. While we can’t cover absolutely every aspect of each phase of construction, hopefully the high notes we hit give a solid foundational knowledge of how your home is built. So what’s up now? Let’s get […]
Building With Us: The Beginning Of The Process
By now, from our prior post (read it here), you know what your first contact will be like and you’ve contacted us. If you have not contacted us yet, stop reading and do it now. We’ll wait.
Building 101: Stakeout Through Foundation
We hope you enjoy joining us as we traverse the many aspects of building a new home. While building a new home is one of the most gratifying forms of construction, there’s a significant amount of coordination, and management of several components, including: deliveries, codes, inspections, subcontractors, suppliers, weather, sediment controls, material selections, etc.

See our Reviews

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
18:36 19 Aug 22
JT Custom Homes built a custom home for us, that we’ve now been in for 2 months. I found JT on Facebook, of all places! After viewing their portfolio of work we reached out to them, along with several other builders. From the first conversation with Jimmy, we knew we wanted to work with them. First, he got back to us in a timely manner (always a good sign)! Second, he took a lot of time in our initial conversation to understand what we were looking for, and what type of builder we were looking for. Once we all felt like we were on the same page with what we were looking to build and what our budget was, Jimmy met us on our property, and then worked with us over several months to review architectural drafts of our home and site plans. The quote process with JT Custom Homes is top-notch. You really are getting a fully custom home with selections that are included in your initial quote, to help reduce surprises later. Of course in the current build climate, budget and timeline can be hard for any builder, but between luck and knowledge, Jimmy worked to keep our overages down and keep our build on schedule – switching vendors and offering solutions when needed. With his estimating process (collecting as much info as possible before proceeding), he was able to keep estimates accurate to reduce surprises later, and with his honest approach to costs, when we did have some overages they were mostly covered by savings in other areas. The other great thing with JT Custom Homes is that you can be as involved or not as you’d like. They have options and will help you find things based on inspiration boards, or you’re welcome to show them exactly what you like and where you found it. My husband and I are the very involved type, but it never seemed to be a bother to anyone on the team. JT is also open to trying out new materials – like the solid surface Durasein in our shower that we absolutely LOVE. When building a new home, one of the most important aspects of the build is communication, and JT gets it. Amber, who helps in the office and with selections, was always great to communicate with and our project manager, Andrew, was the best. He was a new hire when taking on our project and totally up to the task. His cool, calm temperament is a good match for an industry that can be pretty high stress. One of the things you can also rely on with JT is that they will always do their best to make things right. As with anything hand built by humans, mistakes happen. But communication and a commitment to build their clients a home they are happy in seem to be the driving force for their company. We have no regrets in choosing JT Custom Homes!
Jason Leach
Jason Leach
11:47 20 Apr 22
I hired JT Custom Builders to construct an 1100sq ft garage and the result exceeded my expectations. Throughout the design process, Jimmy collaborated with me to identify options and educated me on various recommendations to ensure the garage would meet my goals. A highlight here was how we were able to work within the county guidelines and find a solution based on property setback requirements and square footage allotment.Once we entered the build phase, Mike served as the PM and was always on time and ready to ensure the project moved forward. He was critical in finding a qualified subcontractor to meet a requested change order I made with the addition of a metal ceiling instead of drywall.From day one, I stressed the need for open and consistent communication. Both Jimmy and Mike excelled here. Mike was particularly diligent on sending text updates and letting me know if/when challenges arose and how he was addressing them.I highly recommend JT Custom Builders for any construction need. Their work, communication, and approach is beyond other builders I’ve dealt with.
Erycka Harriman
Erycka Harriman
01:51 29 Jan 22
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with JT Custom Builders to build our new home. We cannot recommend Jimmy and his team enough. Not only are they great at builds but their communication and attention to detail were wonderful. We could not be more thrilled with how our home turned out. It was fun working together to bring our visions to light. It is safe to say they captured exactly what we wanted!
Brian Whitney
Brian Whitney
00:17 04 Dec 21
My wife and I used JT Custom Builders for our recent basement remodeling project. We wanted to put up a few walls to create a new storage room and a potential bedroom in part of our basement. We asked them to frame the walls, install drywall, new doors, run new electrical and rewire some old, construct a new railing, install base and crown molding/trim, and get it all prepped and primed for painting. They went above and beyond to make sure that all the little details were taken care of and that everything was done to our satisfaction and we are very happy with the final results. The entire crew from JT Custom was a pleasure to work with throughout. They were kind, courteous, and responsive. We would definitely recommend them to anyone in the area looking for help with any building, construction, or remodeling projects.
Mike Boteler
Mike Boteler
22:49 23 Jul 21
I've used JT Custom Builders on a handful of home remodeling projects over the past year (basement remodeling and master bathroom refinishing). Jimmy and his team have a dedication to making the customer happy and getting the project done right. I'll certainly be reaching out to him for future work.
Stacy Delisle
Stacy Delisle
15:02 29 May 21
I am not sure where to even start in an effort to explain what a fantastic experience it was working with Jimmy Tereyla, Michael Grewe, and the rest of the team at JT Custom Builders. From first meeting to talk about ideas, get estimates, and figure out how to proceed, Jimmy was helpful, attentive, and is clearly a master at his craft.We decided to take a page out the Fixer Upper handbook, and provided Jimmy with some must-have's, a wish list, a few inspo pictures, and a budget. He and his team took it from there, and for the duration of the project, I had no idea what was happening behind the Zipwall.I would do it that way all over again in a heartbeat!Once the project was underway, Mike, John Nico, and all of the subs were top notch. Not only was their work spectacular, but they were extremely conscientious about working around our family; patient as it felt like it took a gazillion years to pick a floor stain; communicative to keep us updated on where things were; thorough as they cleaned up every.single.day; and I could go on....They went so far above and beyond, too!! From cleaning our (super gross) fridge, to hanging out a few extra minutes after they were finished when I was running late from an appointment, to trying to help fix the water heater when the fumes from the flooring triggered some sort of safety feature.And yesterday, after the big kitchen reveal, we celebrated with a little happy hour to break in the beautifully updated space in which I cannot wait to make more memories with my family and friends!Our youngest asked me this morning if "the guys would be here for breakfast," because truly, they've kind of become like family! Thankfully, we have some more projects we'd like to accomplish in the months to come, and I cannot WAIT to see what they come up with next.If you are looking to reno a kitchen, bathroom, basement... put on an addition... or even build a custom home (they do that, too!!) these ARE YOUR PEOPLE.Jimmy, Michael, John, and Amber... you all are simply the best. THANK you for far exceeding anything I could have ever imagined both in product AND process. You all are incredibly gifted at what you do, and we can't wait to get those bathrooms on the calendar!!Behind the masterpiece of our new kitchen is an INCREDIBLE company with INCREDIBLE people! We could not be happier!
Sharon Ward
Sharon Ward
12:42 17 Mar 21
Jimmy and his team just completed a kitchen remodel in our home. Could not be happier with their work. John, the head contractor was professional, always on time and aimed to please. His Can-Do attitude in regards to my numerous requests was great. Every day him and his assistant Mike didn't leave without first tidying up the work area. I will definitely use JT Custom Builders for any and all projects going forward as well as recommend to anyone looking for a great company. They actually exceeded my expectations, which isn't easy to do. My kitchen is gorgeous...thank you so much.
Sharon Weston Ward
Sharon Weston Ward
18:48 18 Feb 21
We just had a complete kitchen remodel from JT Custom Builders. They were recommended through a friend...and Oh what a great recommendation! From the very start Jimmy and I seemed to be on the same page as to remodeling our kitchen. He was never pushy but had great ideas. We had talked to 4 companies before deciding on the best one for us. SO happy we chose them!
John, the head contractor...what can I say...he had what I would refer to as a "Can Do" attitude and response to my numerous requests and changes along the way. Never once did he make me feel that it was a bother. Instead it was always, "Sure, we can do that"...or "No Problem" and always with a smile. His attention to detail and craftmanship is "Top Notch" for sure...and I'm not the easiest person to please. He and his assistant Mike were there every day as promised and on time like clock work.
One thing that really impressed me was the way they prepped our home the 1st day, making sure to cover all the walked on areas as well as hanging plastic to keep the amount of dust to a minimum.
Every day before leaving, they would thoroughly clean up the work area.
In addition, all of the other contractors brought in...ie, plumber, electrician, tile guys "they were amazing" and etc...showed the same level of attention to detail and professionalism.
I will highly recommend JT Custom Builders to all of my friends and family and will surely use them again for our next project. The end result actually exceeded my expectations...which is not easy to do!
Thank you so much.
Very happy client.
Sharon Ward / Frederick Md.
Jeremy Terry
Jeremy Terry
23:23 26 Jan 21
Great company. They did excellent work, were always on time, and had great communication. I highly recommend them and am glad I found them.
Jeremy Terry
Jeremy Terry
23:20 26 Jan 21
Awesome company. They did great work, were always on time, and had excellent communication. I will definitely use then again and highly recommend them.
Kacie Shelsby
Kacie Shelsby
23:02 12 Jan 21
We HIGHLY recommend JT Builders.We contracted JT Builders to do several projects in our new-to-us but outdated home. We just finished up phase one of the work, largely comprised of our new kitchen and walk-in pantry, and we genuinely couldn’t be any happier with the results! Here are a few highlights from our experience to date:• Communication – expect to be impressed with how in the loop you are regarding status, pricing, options, expectations, etc.• Quality – these guys know their stuff and genuinely care about the finished result. You don’t have to fight about little things that come up along the way because they’re on top of a solution before you even realize there was a snag in the plan• Work ethic – I am seldom impressed with anyone’s work ethic and attention to detail, but Jimmy and his team continually impress. They delivered what we wanted and did so in a timely manner. Which brings me to:• Customer service – they really embody the customer-is-always-right mentality. We’re constantly throwing curve balls at them as we come up with new ideas, and they couldn’t be more accommodating, pleasant, and responsive.• Last but not least, you’re comfortable having them in your home. We’ve worked with a number of the guys on the team (if not all) and they’re all just good people that you’re very comfortable being in and out of your space all week long.We can’t wait to get started on our second phase of the work and are confident that we will be just as pleased as we were with the first phase.
Brett A VanOrsdel
Brett A VanOrsdel
22:57 06 Nov 20
Jimmy and his team did a great job with our project. They were timely, professional, excellent communicators, and finished ahead of schedule. Their drywall and painting lead Ignacio did a great job. Very happy with their work would trust them with any of my projects.
Beckah Sivilli
Beckah Sivilli
17:13 07 Oct 20
We had a phenomenal experience with JT Custom Builders from start to finish. Jimmy, John and the whole crew were wonderful to work with. We are thrilled we chose them to take on the job of finishing our basement and will absolutely come back to this company for any future home remodeling needs!
Alanna Turner
Alanna Turner
12:53 25 May 20
Guys did a great job. We are so happy with our new bathrooms and dining room/foyer paneling. Good, friendly, honest company!!
Caroline Kuharske
Caroline Kuharske
23:53 19 May 20
JT and crew made my kitchen remodeling a dream come true! After waiting 2 years, they came in and were able to make my dated kitchen look brand new. I highly recommend and will continue to use JT for my building needs!
Steve Mummey
Steve Mummey
23:02 30 Sep 19
I highly recommend J.T. Custom Builders! Superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and communication. You can put your trust in them to deliver a job very well done!
Michelle Livingston
Michelle Livingston
15:58 21 Sep 19
JT Custom Builders recently built us a new deck and they did a wonderful job! We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work and the finished product. Would definitely recommend them— Great guys who put their heart into their work!
Lene Tereyla
Lene Tereyla
13:36 22 Jul 19
JT Custom Builders took a small job for us--replacing a roof. The roofing crew did a fabulous job. The gutter crew worked with us to solve a downspout puddle problem, and the fix is highly successful. Best of all is that the estimate was about half that of a national roofing company. Go local!
Brian Dunn
Brian Dunn
13:26 10 May 19
Jimmy and his team did an incredible job with our new deck - couldn't be happier with the experience!
Sudi Hejazi
Sudi Hejazi
13:22 22 Sep 18
I highly recommend them...very trustworthy!
See my full post on their Facebook page.
Colleen Solomon
Colleen Solomon
19:06 27 Jun 18
Jill Woot
Jill Woot
00:16 27 Jun 18
I entrusted Jimmy and his crew to gut and renovate 3 full bathrooms in my home. I am SO glad I did!

I have been renovating the entire home over the last two years and dealt with many subpar or downright terrible/dishonest contractors along the way. The experience with JT Custom Buikdets made me wish I’d found them sooner!

Not only are my bathrooms absolutely gorgeous (you can see them on Instagram under #cantonbathrooms), but the crew also left my house so clean every day! They protected every space on the way to the workspace and swept before leaving daily. All the subcontractors I encountered were trustworthy and courteous. Jimmy himself is incredibly honest about any issues that come up and potential solutions and I did not get the dreadful feeling that he was squeezing every penny out of me whatsoever.

The quality of the work is exactly what we discussed beforehand, and I would keep in mind that you get what you pay for - not just the finished product, but the experience, too - especially if you’re living in your home during a renovation!

5 stars and I love my bathrooms every day!
Jill W.
Jill W.
00:14 27 Jun 18
I entrusted Jimmy and his crew to gut and renovate 3 full bathrooms in my home. I am SO glad I did!I have been renovating the entire home over the last two years and dealt with many subpar or downright terrible/dishonest contractors along the way. The experience with JT Custom Buikdets made me wish I’d found them sooner!Not only are my bathrooms absolutely gorgeous (you can see them on Instagram under #cantonbathrooms), but the crew also left my house so clean every day! They protected every space on the way to the workspace and swept before leaving daily. All the subcontractors I encountered were trustworthy and courteous. Jimmy himself is incredibly honest about any issues that come up and potential solutions and I did not get the dreadful feeling that he was squeezing every penny out of me whatsoever.The quality of the work is exactly what we discussed beforehand, and I would keep in mind that you get what you pay for - not just the finished product, but the experience, too - especially if you’re living in your home during a renovation!5 stars and I love my bathrooms every day!
Jordan Reid
Jordan Reid
00:52 31 May 18
Quality contractor that stands behind their word. Loved working with Jimmy every step of the way!
Jared David
Jared David
22:27 30 May 18
What was once a small, dated bathroom, has now become a luxurious oasis thanks to the JT Custom Builders team of Jimmy Tereyla, Nick, and co! Project #1 expanded and updated the master bathroom, while project #2 updated the upstairs hall bath. What a transformation on both!

Talented, communicative, responsible, responsive, and trustworthy are a few words that come to mind when describing JT Builders. Their work is thorough, clean, and timely. Without fail, they accommodated our every need and request.

We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with JT Custom Builders! If you are ever in need of a Maryland certified contractor, look no further than JT Builders!
Kristi Sheffer
Kristi Sheffer
02:01 08 Feb 18
We had a very unfortunate situation, with another contractor redoing our kitchen, that we had to fire midway through our project. We were left with a mess and a lot of frustration. Enter Jimmy and JT Custom Builders. He was the superhero we desperately needed. He listened to our needs and wants and offered experienced advice. He was understanding of our time constraints and was willing to go the extra mile to get the project done. He was courteous, timely and always cleaned up before he left for the day. The outcome of his work far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend JT Custom Builders to anyone that needs a contractor.
jakv Turner
jakv Turner
17:05 01 Feb 18
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