If you’re looking for an experienced custom builder to build your dream home, look no farther than Steve West and Westmark Construction. Steve is one of Wilson Lumber’s longest-running customers, shopping at Wilson Lumber as a young lad with his father — also a builder — and choosing to do business with us since founding Westmark Construction in 1992.
Steve recently shared a memory with us about coming into Wilson Lumber as a kid and playing with little spinning tops we gave away to kids back then. What a great memory!
Steve has come a long way since then. He gained a head start in the housing industry working for his father’s general contracting business. By the age of 19, he was supervising new home construction all on his own.
Some 25-plus years later, Westmark is known around the state for its excellence, voted one of Alabama’s top 10 BEST custom builders by Home Builders Digest.
We recently caught up with Steve on a rainy afternoon at one of his job sites on Monte Sano Mountain and asked him how business is going.
What are you working on currently?
We currently have 4 new homes and 3 large remodels going.
How many homes do you build in a year or have going at one time?
We like to keep 7 or 8 jobs going at any one time.
What are some of your favorite products to use on a project?
We love the heavy wood beams and wood features.
What are some of the trends you’re seeing in custom homes right now?
It has been for a while now—outdoor living and cooking.
What have been some of your favorite homes to build and why?
We have had several lake homes with amazing architecture and interior features, plus the owners were fantastic to work with.