Since 1990, R.L. Owens Construction Company along with its experienced team of professionals has grown to be one of the top homebuilding companies in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Owner and President, Rod Owens, has over 27 years of construction and land development experience.

R.L. Owens Construction is dedicated to working together to create comfortable homes that bring lasting value and excellent consumer satisfaction. Specializing in Design Build and Custom Built homes, they create homes to meet the market demands and affordability in choice locations with individuality, harmonizing with the land and surrounding neighborhoods.

R.L. Owens has built its reputation and business by building only the highest quality homes each backed by their uncompromising service and attention to details.


R.L. Owens Collection

It’s not every homebuyer’s desire to design a home from the ground up. We deliver uncommon value through systems of efficiency.

The R.L. Owens Collection is a variety of today’s most popular styles and floor plans from which to choose. They can be customized in an almost limitless number of ways. Move a wall, add some cabinets, enlarge your garage. You customize your home to your needs and desires.

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We want to build a home for you and your family. If you are just starting out as a first time home buyer or looking to have your custom dream home built...even your vacation home. We hope that we are with you through every move you make into every new phase of home ownership. We take great pride in long-term client satisfaction and we are committed to servicing you in a professional and personal manner. Our mission is centered on developing homeowners for a lifetime.


Our Mission is two-fold:

1. Create comfortable homes that bring lasting value and client satisfaction

2. Be recognized as the Builder/Developer that designs and builds unique quality homes at an affordable price.


Our Pledge to You:

Provide each Customer with a pleasurable building experience and a quality-built home of lasting value for the best possible price.

Uphold the highest ethical and moral standards in all that we do; and develop ourselves to the fullest extent, both personally and professionally.

Exceed each Homeowner's expectations through our commitment to outstanding Quality and Customer service.


We Vow To Remember:

We are building both a "house," and a home - a special place at the center of people's lives.

Building both, we invite you to explore some of our current developments on-line through our web site, or better yet, visit us in person. You’ll find all of our homes have outstanding quality, features and value.

The rich classic traditional details such as elegant crown moldings, oversized door and window casings and fine cabinetry create warm and inviting homes that complement your lifestyle.




On Your Lot:
Have acreage or a building lot you already own? We'll build On Your Lot or on ours in Louisville or Jefferson County, or any of the surrounding Counties Oldham, Shelby, Spincer, or Bullitt. R.L. Owens Construction will build the home you have been dreaming about. Contact us»

Design Build:
Found a floor plan you kind of like but it’s just not there yet? We can take that plan and redesign it to fit your wants and needs and make it the perfect home for you and your family. Contact us»

Custom Build:
Don’t have a clue where to begin? We can start from scratch. R.L. Owens Construction has a team of design specialists that will assist you in designing the home of your dreams even if you don’t know where to start. Contact us»

Need financing for your new home? Whatever your lending needs may be let us know. We have a diverse team of lenders that can do just about anything. Good credit, bad credit even bankruptcy. We have a loan for you. Contact us»

Sell Your Home:
Need to sell your house before you can buy a new home? You can’t go wrong working with Pam Owens one of the top producing RE/MAX realtors in Kentucky, and her affiliation with RE/MAX the top realty company in the nation. Pam Owens should be your first call when you are ready to buy or sell a home. Contact Pam today»

Trade Your Home:
Don’t want to take the chance your house will not be sold before your new home is ready? Or are you worried it will sell before your new home is ready and you will have a double move? R.L. Owens Construction can take your house in trade. We will close on the same day you purchase your new home. We will take possession one week after closing to allow you plenty of time to move your things to your new home. Does this takes a little of the pressure off? Contact us»

For more information about the many services R.L. Owens Construction can offer you, contact us today»



“We had an excellent experience with R.L. Owens and would highly recommend them as custom home builders! They were always in communication with me, and they stuck by their promises. Rod was personally on the job site every day, making sure the construction process went along smoothly. Because of Rod's direct involvement, he was able to address any questions or concerns immediately.”

- David and Ana Scholtz

"We had a very positive experience with R.L. Owens Construction and Development! As an individual, Rod is fair and easy to work with. We were impressed with his responsiveness, even after our home was completed. I remember a specific time that we contacted Rod for a few repairs. Even though some builders can be hard to reach once the home is built, Rod was receptive and took care of our needs quickly. We would highly recommend R.L. Owens!"

- Skip Scheidemantel

"We really appreciated the way Rod with R.L. Owens Construction handled the building process of our custom home. He and his wife Pam Owens, the sales agent, made a great team and were very thorough. In the end our business relationship became more of a friendship and this made the whole transition easier.”

- Dwite and Terra Kelly

“Originally we had our own floor plan for our custom home, but after Rod showed us one of his homes with an open layout, we realized it would be perfect for our family! He was able to offer more square footage for the money and was willing to work with us to create exactly what we wanted. Throughout the entire process Rod was incredibly easy to reach, and we enjoyed working with him. Because you hear about so many stories about home building nightmares, we were pleasantly surprised that our experience was positive. We would definitely recommend R.L. Owens Construction and Development!”

- Gary and Lisa Overstreet




1. When choosing between new or pre-owned, consider that a new home from R.L. OWENS Construction better energy efficiency (which means lower utility bills), brand-new appliances, and warranties that cover your new home from the foundation to the roof. A R.L. OWENS home is ready for you to move into without the hassles of repainting and cleaning. You'll also be treated to current innovations in building, so you won't have to worry about past dangers like asbestos or lead paint. And, when you're part of the building process from the foundation to the roof, you can feel secure that your new home is built to last.

2. Plus, your new R.L. OWENS home is built just for you from the ground up. It reflects your personal tastes, not someone else's tastes that may be outdated. R.L. OWENS Construction offers more personalizing choices than any other homebuilder from location to floor plans, and décor to financing. We do the homework for you, exploring the latest in energy efficient appliances, flooring, foundations, interiors and more. Then we let you do the fun part you get to imagine the possibilities. With R.L. OWENS Construction, you pay only for what's important to you—whether it's a fireplace or gourmet kitchen, an oversized tub or hardwood floors.

3. In a new home, you'll be the first person to walk on the carpet, cook on the stove and barbecue in the backyard. You can relax and enjoy your home instead of using your free time for fixer-upper repairs.

4. With a new R.L. OWENS home, you have the advantage of one-stop shopping. You'll be working with one company, in one convenient place, to purchase, finance and personalize your new home. First, we help you determine exactly what you can afford. We'll walk you through the loan application process. We look at financing not only the home but any extra options and upgrades you might want. So you can get more home without paying for it all up-front. You can design the home you want and pay only for those design options that you want. And it's possible that many design options can be included in your mortgage loan, so you don't need to use cash or your credit cards.

5. R.L. Owens homes are energy efficient, and you have the option of wiring for today and future technology. Everything from automatic bread-makers to personal computers to large screen TVs can tax an older home's electrical system beyond its limits.

6. You can move into your home, designed especially for you, when it's completed. You won't be saddled with last-minute inspections and surprises after, which often happens with a used home.

7. It's often easier to get to know your neighbors—you all have your new neighborhood in common.

8. You have the peace of mind of a limited warranty, something you won't get when you buy a used home.

9. Flexible financing options help you own your dream home. We can educate you about down payments, how to improve your credit and other information for first-time homebuyers. We offer these services even if you decide not to buy a R.L. OWENS home. You'll get a prequalification letter that you can take elsewhere on your house-hunting search.

10. You’re Buying From NAHB Registered Builder. R.L. Owens Construction is an approved Registered Builder with the National Home Builders Association and the Home Builder Association of Louisville. That means we’ve undergone an extensive screening process assessing our experience level and financial stability and passed careful inspection of our work and that of our subcontractors.

So come out to one of our communities, look around! Find out more. We take pride in having built beautiful new homes for families, and we look forward to bringing that expertise to building the one home that really matters, yours. Make an appointment to meet with us»