Handcrafted Homes Inc. with more than 40 years of custom homebuilding experience from a full team of experts, starting with owner Joe Grcar. Joe’s experience as a custom home builder began at the age of 12 when he would head to work with his father, a mason and carpenter. In 1996, Joe combined the skills he established with his father with his architecture and accounting degrees and genuine passion for making clients’ dreams real and started HHI. Since, he has maintained a commitment to working directly with each customer, going step-by-step through the entire process, start to finish.

Handcrafted Homes Inc. is a full-service custom home builder, building every element around your personality and lifestyle. In the end, you will own a home created around your interests, needs and comfort.


Custom design is our passion. Everything we build is for the client, so we approach the design process comprehensively to gain a thorough understanding of what you imagine in a perfect home.

  • Initial Consultation
  • Lot Evaluation / Purchase
  • Meeting with Architect / Designer
  • Preliminary Drawings / Review
  • Final Preliminary Drawings / Specs
  • Price Preliminary Drawings / Specs
  • Sign Contracts / Provide Deposit
  • Document Submitted to Lender / Appraisal Processed
  • Complete Full Set of Working Drawings (Blueprints)
  • Start Permit Process / Approvals
  • Close/Finalize Construction Financing
  • Preconstruction Meeting
  • Lot Preparation
  • Foundation
  • Framing and Roofing
  • Mechanicals
  • Insulation and Drywall
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Floors, Finish Trim, Cabinets, Paint
  • Fixtures / Hardware Installations
  • Completion / Cleaning / Final Walk-Through
  • Warranty / Customer Care

We are ready to begin helping you create your dream home. Start by calling us at 440.796.4663 or by contacting us for your FREE consultation.


“From the beginning of planning and design stage through the entire building process, it has been just as the name implies a hand crafted experience.”   - MIKE & DEB

“I cannot recommend your company and expertise highly enough. The stakes were so high for us in this endeavor, and we are so lucky and so thankful that we found you as our designer and builder, many thanks Joe.”   - BRUCE & JAN

“The pride in workmanship and attention to details is something we will enjoy for years to come. Thanks to all!”  -JIM

“Our thanks to you, your wife, children, mother, father, brother, uncles, and cousins for making our new home so comfortable and so beautiful.”   - RON & CLAUDIA

“Our custom built home was on schedule and within budget. The quality and craftsmanship was superb and a true level above the other custom home builders we investigated.”   - DANIEL