How it started

Chris Carnell spent his childhood days on residential job sites, hanging from the rafters, watching his dad build homes. He could often be found drawing extravagant house plans for homes he dreamed of building himself someday. That dream became a reality when he built his first home alongside his dad during high school. He decided to study Industrial Management with a Computer Science minor at Purdue. He started building homes in 1997 while developing software as a main stay. After 4 years Chris decided to focus entirely on building homes and retired from Software Development in 2001.

How it's going

We are a boutique home builder specializing in luxury, custom homes located in Carmel, IN. We are a tight knit company of 6 people. We build a handful of high-end custom homes each year. We’ve never built the same house twice and our homes range from modern to traditional styles. Every home we create is shaped around your unique wish list. We believe that listening to what our clients want really helps us present a home that exceeds your expectations.

Everyone at CS Homes loves what they do and thrives in their positions. We don’t hire just anyone to work on our team, we make sure the person is the perfect fit for the position, so that our clients have the best experience building their dream home with us. Everyone on our team is passionate about the work that they do, and we believe passion is the best motivator to achieve excellence for our clients. Our focus is not only to produce a high quality home, but also to build lifelong relationships with our clients at the same time. Our clients are the reason we continue to do what we do. The look on a client’s face at the end of a job makes it all worth it.