Richard and his team of professionals make the building process enjoyable.
Richard Harp Homes has brought our clients’ vision to life for 24 years. Richard understands that creating your dream home can be both exciting and challenging. By applying his experience and knowledge to guide you through the home building or remodeling process, Richard and his team of professionals make the building process enjoyable. Richard works closely with each customer offering exceptional service with an emphasis on quality, value, honesty and fairness. Using the design-build process, our homes feature all the latest advancements in each phase of construction — ensuring your home will be energy efficient and easy to maintain. We work to achieve your vision while exceeding your expectations. Richard looks forward to that opportunity.
Richard holds an undergraduate degree in finance and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas. Richard is a professional member of the Home Builder’s Associations, where he served as president of both the Greater Little Rock in 2006 and the Arkansas Home Builder Association in 2010. He and his team regularly attend classes and seminars seeking new ways to improve the construction process and customer experience.
Combining an in-depth understanding of real estate and the housing market with the experience and knowledge of a home builder, he is dedicated to excellence, takes pride in his high-quality craftsmanship, and provides cost-conscious construction with budget controls: the three-legged stool.
The Richard Harp Homes Design-Build process ensures the creation of an exceptional home where architectural design, advanced project management, construction expertise, and cost effective use of your budget all come together – from the beginning. It is a highly collaborative, fully integrated process that is built on trust, mutual respect, teamwork, innovation and creative problem solving.
Our goal is to deliver value and quality while providing a personalized and enjoyable experience for each and every customer. The core idea behind our Design-Build tradition is to streamline the process of designing, estimating, and building your home and to eliminate wasted time and money without sacrificing quality. When you partner with Richard Harp Homes, your custom home is designed within your style and budget. Your home is then efficiently built while maintaining the highest standards.
Richard Harp Homes collaborates with some of Arkansas’ most talented and respected architects and draftsmen, interior designers, and landscape designers. Creating a partnership with a skilled Design-Build team will make building your dream home a pleasant experience.
As a consumer expert, I know well the difficult relationships that home buyers/remodelers often have with their builders. Richard Harp has a deep knowledge and high integrity.— Jim Karrh
We have hired Richard several times for various remodeling projects. He is highly knowledgeable and a perfectionist in his work. He has highly skilled workers who provide quality work. His honesty and integrity make working with him easy.— Dr. Dean and Toni Moutos
Richard is a great builder! We felt at ease that Richard was taking care of our house like he would his own and we were completely satisfied with the outcome.— Doctors Gautam and Cindy Gandhi
Richard listened to our needs and built our house down to the last detail. We needed a handicap accessible home for our son and we could not be happier. Richard is very reliable and goes over all of the details as the building process takes place. We would use Richard again for any of our needs.— Mr. and Mrs. Dobbins
We have hired Richard several times for various remodeling projects. He is highly knowledgeable and a perfectionist in his work. He has highly skilled workers who provide quality work. His honesty, integrity, and perfectionism make working with him easy. We knew he would finish any project with complete satisfaction.— Dr. Dean and Toni Moutos
Richard finished building our first custom home in 2006. We have been extremely pleased with the results. He is an expert builder who consistently produces quality homes and stands behind his work. He is very personable, pays great attention to detail and stays on schedule - we would recommend Richard to any of our friends who were looking to build a custom home.— Joseph and Emily Perrone
My husband and I could not be happier with our new home and Richard's work. Richard's amazing attention to detail resulted in a much higher quality of home than we would have had working on our own. After almost two years, he continues to be concerned about the quality of work and never hesitates to help us when we have a question, a repair or need an opinion on a maintenance issue. We highly recommend Richard.— Lance and Kandi West
As a consumer expert, I know well the difficult relationships that home buyers/remodelers often have with their builders. Many sigh, roll their eyes or cringe when talking about it! But I also know Richard Harp well and can attest to his deep knowledge, high integrity and client focus. Richard is truly exceptional, which is why so many of his friends, associates and clients practically jump in order to recommend him!— Jim Karrh
Richard is a great builder! He did the renovations on our newly purchased house and was professional and diligent throughout the entire process. We felt at ease that Richard was taking care of our house like he would his own and we were completely satisfied with the outcome. He has become a great friend because we respect his professionalism and hard work. He met the deadline, was on budget, and we cannot wait to start on additional projects with him leading the way.— Doctors Gautam and Cindy Gandhi
Cannot recommend Richard highly enough! My wife and I purchased an older home in Pleasant Valley that we intended to completely remodel and bring up to date. Richard was a tremendous partner in this project. Through Richard's leadership this project was very well managed and financially on target. Richard was adaptable to change throughout this large scale project. We are already thinking about the 2nd phase of our plans and wouldn’t think of working with anyone different than Richard and his team!— John Pat and Lindsey Ryan
It's hard to pick just 3 of the attributes to describe Richard. He is excellent at what he does and very personable and creative throughout the entire process. Our home is so well built, yet so uniquely ours. We feel we received excellent value for the cost of our home. All work was completed in a timely manner with great attention to detail given at every juncture. I highly recommend Richard Harp as a builder/contractor. I have hired him to make improvements to our home since its construction in 1999 as well with great results once again.— Tony and Lesley Cooper
My wife and I have known Richard for several years. We knew when we were ready to build a new house he would be our builder. The job he did was outstanding, we love our new home! Richard is very knowledgeable and helped guide us through every step of our house. The house was completed on time and within our budget. He was great to work with and extremely organized. Building a house can be a stressful time, but with Richard's help and expertise the process was easy. With his many years of experience, he was able to help me make decisions and keep our project within budget and on time. We would highly recommend Richard if you are looking for a custom ...— John and Leslie Bennett
After seeing Richard’s excellent work in the form of homes for two friends, I hired Richard to build our new home in Hillcrest. In a unique situation, we were, instead of remodeling, rebuilding from the ground up an expanded version of our existing home on the same lot. Parts of the house are nearly identical to the original, and the new areas are entirely consistent with the old. Many people have in fact asked if it really is all new construction, which is in my mind a great tribute to Richard's work. We now have the best of both worlds, a modernly constructed, highly energy efficient (geothermal HVAC), very beautiful home that fits perfectly into ...— Brady Gadberry
It is very difficult to select only three attributes to explain our experience with Richard. Richard built our house in 2012. We are extremely satisfied and whole heartily recommend Richard and his team to anyone that is building a home. Richard's approach and commitment is unmatched by any home builders I have dealt with in the past. He worked long hours and made daily visits to the project and at times multiply visits. His sub contractors are very professional, pleasant and provide a high level of expertise to the project. Our experience did have the usual bumps in the road that any major project encounters, however Richard managed these issues in...— Don Shipley
Working with Richard Harp Homes on my own home remodel was a dream experience. I have worked with Richard many times for our client's projects, and I knew he was organized and efficient. But when you're in the middle of your own major renovation, having a contractor that keeps the project on time, on budget, and handles all the stressful situations with speed, accuracy and a whole lot of common sense, helps turn all the possible negatives of a home renovation into a positive and enjoyable experience. One of my favorite things about working with Richard is no matter what design idea I imagine, he doesn't say no. He always finds the best way to bring ...— Tobi Fairley
Our friends all agreed that being close to our granddaughters was a good reason to move to Little Rock. But everyone thought it would not be possible for us to custom build a retirement home without being on the ground. “You’ve got to be there!” they all said. But we got lucky, and found Richard Harp. Richard made it work! Our dream home was anything but cookie cutter, but Richard listened to our plans, respected our desires, and put it all together. We wanted geo-thermal energy, an effective safe room, and a simple design that would let us show our collectibles. Richard helped us place our house on the lot. He guided us away from some ideas, advise...— Ann and Peter Bleed
We recently concluded a new-home construction project with Richard, and I wanted to offer a word of recommendation based on our experience. For starters, we were particularly impressed with Richard's skill and knowledge in the building industry, not only at a general level, but also across the many disciplines/specialties involved in the construction process. This was certainly invaluable during our preparatory activities, as well as for ongoing decision milestones throughout the project. This knowledge and experience underlies Richard's incredible attention to detail. As opposed to an agnostic view towards a house, he clearly assumes a role of owne...— Carson Hampson
Graduate Master Builder, Energy Star Partner
Energy Star Partner, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Best Homebuilder by At Home in Arkansas
Certified Green Professional
Best Homebuilder by Arkansas Life
Graduate Master Remodeler
The Richard Harp Homes Design-Build process ensures the creation of an exceptional home where architectural design, advanced project management, construction expertise, and cost effective use of your budget all come together – from the beginning.