Greg Narr embodies the philosophy he learned from his dad—work hard and bring integrity and honor to everything you do. For 30 years the two Narrs worked together, building a legacy as a well-loved local custom homebuilder. Today, Greg carries on that tradition with his wife Karen, combining a distinctive flair for home design, a love of fine carpentry and top workmanship as well as a deep understanding of how to provide unmatched service. The result? Truly satisfied clients and homes would make Greg’s dad proud.
How did you get your start in custom homebuilding?
I am a second-generation builder and learned how to build from my father.
What inspires and influences your work?
Treating my clients the way I would want to be treated.
How would you describe your build style?
My build style is hands-on and involved from design to completion. I understand all of the steps in building a home, and I am often referred to as a “design-sensitive builder” by architects.
Why do you think your clients choose you as their builder?
My direct involvement and knowledge in the building process is an important factor. I also meet with clients on a weekly basis to inform them of the choices and costs involved with building.
How do you bring a client’s vision to life?
I’m personally involved from the very first design meeting.
What are the most important elements of a successful build team?
Collaboration and trust between all parties are essential components.
What do you wish others knew about your company?
Our many years in the building business has made us extremely valuable to our clients. Most subcontractors prefer to work for us because of our understanding of all aspects of building.
What are some of your favorite trends in new construction?
Expansive use of glass and mixing new and old.
What makes you most proud to be a builder?
I’m proud of our many years of building fine homes and homes that have stood the test of time.
How do you define an Artisan home?
Artisan homes are well designed using the best construction practices, the finest materials, and executed with the greatest attention to detail.
Photography by Meghan Doll