An Introduction to Buffington Homes

If you're new to Northwest Arkansas, welcome! As you explore the beauty and charm of the area, you may discover you're in good company. Many families like yours are relocating to the area thanks to the wealth of opportunities and the number of things to do, see, shop, and eat around here. In fact, a recent report from the NWA Council shows the population in Northwest Arkansas has increased by 20% since 2010. That equates to 30 new people moving here every single day. With so many new faces in town, we thought we should properly introduce ourselves.

We're Buffington Homes, a locally owned and operated homebuilder that's one of the most established in the area. We were voted as The Best Home Builder of NWA in 2021 and have been nominated for this distinction again in 2022. If you're curious about what makes us different from other builders, here are a few highlights:

Our Wealth of Experience

With more than 40 years of homebuilding under our belt, we're proud to create beautiful homes and communities across the entire region. We've become known for our quality construction, and all of our communities are situated in the most ideal locations from Fayetteville up to Bentonville and many towns in between.

Our Style of Homes

Buffington Homes builds new homes and communities that fit a variety of lifestyles, from first-time home buyers to growing families, to active adults. The architectural designs of our homes offer stylish interiors and spacious floor plans with tons of natural light. Every square inch is thoughtfully planned for the best use of space, which homeowners adore. 

Our Attention to Detail

Because we're a local home builder, Northwest Arkansas is our home, too. So we protect the integrity of our homes as well as the neighborhoods where we build. We take great pride in our craftsmanship and design beautiful exteriors that flow effortlessly into the luxurious interiors. We also pay close attention to where we build. Our communities are conveniently located near great schools, shopping and dining, area hospitals, and most local workplaces like the Walmart home office, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt.

Our Personalized Build Process

Buffington is considered a production home builder, which is a little different from a custom home builder. In fact, if you'd like to learn more about the difference between the two, this is a great article to read. Because we're a production builder, the entire build process can be simplified to a few steps, while still achieving a highly personalized home! 

With us, homeowners begin by purchasing a homesite in one of our communities. Next, they get to style their home by choosing from more than 200 design selections in-house studio. More on that in a moment. Once the design is in place, the construction begins. This stage includes several touchpoints for communication. In fact, one thing we do really well is communicate each step of the way, making for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Our Professional Design Studio

One thing that certainly makes Buffington different from any other builder in Northwest Arkansas is our in-house design studio. It's truly a special place where homeowners get inspired, personalize their homes, and feel more confident along the way. We provide the opportunity to meet with a professional designer to plan and select every detail of the home. So, pulling together colors, cabinets, and countertops is just as fun (and easy) as pursuing Pinterest!

Our Incredible People

Buffington Homes currently has a team of 55 people who are dedicated to helping homeowners build a life they'll love in Northwest Arkansas. We're a group that works hard, supports each other, and has a lot of fun along the way. We're also a company that takes care of our own. We support team members through some of the best benefits and perks in homebuilding, such as quality health insurance coverage, personal time off benefits, a 401(k) plan with 4% company matching, education assistance, a new home discount, and more! As we continue to grow, we're always looking for talented people to join our team. So, if you're in the business, check out what we have available.

Our Local Trade Partners

We wouldn't be able to achieve our remarkably high standards without the help of our trade partners. We go to great lengths to hand-select the best in the region. To date, we've hired more than 100 small businesses in the Northwest Arkansas area to help us build our beautiful homes. 

The decision to work with local trade partners is important and intentional for Buffington. We believe in supporting local businesses because this is where we live and work – and so do all of our homeowners. Not only is there a higher level of trust and accountability that comes with proximity, but also a benefit to our community. When we utilize regional partners, those tax dollars are spent and invested here at home. This adds to the health of our local economy, which is good for all of us.

Our Personal Invitation

We hope you've enjoyed getting to know our company! For us, Northwest Arkansas is an ideal place to work and play - and a natural place to call home. If you'd like to build your next new home with us or buy one of our move-in ready homes, we'd like to personally invite you to take a tour. We'd be honored to help you build a life you'll love.

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