Our Story

Building Dreams.

For more than 50 years, Ideal has been a leader in the home-building industry. These days, we build homes of all sizes—from “dream first home” to “dream forever home”—and serve clients and realty companies across northern Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Ideal is a leader in the home-building industry. Today, we build homes of all sizes—from “dream first home” to “dream forever homes”—and serve clients and realty companies across northern Indiana and northwest Ohio, from humble towns to growing cities.

Founded more than 50 years ago, we are proudly part of a third-generation, family-owned group of businesses that passionately specialize in development, management, construction and maintenance, and that ensures stability and strength in turbulent times.

Ideal’s growth has been steady—and we’ve achieved it with a relentless commitment to trust, personal service, the strongest partnerships, and incredible craftsmanship and construction. Our home designs are contemporary and functional, with eye-catching details and terrific fit and finish.

For decades, our mission has steadily driven us: We build trust and quality in every home, every time. This promise leads to satisfied buyers and fulfilled craftsmen—and a legacy of consistency and reliability that is supported by our dedicated warranty program.

Together, we’re building a brighter future for the people and communities we are privileged to call family.