Why Choose Us

Here at DF Custom Homes, we are a family-owned business that has been building and remodeling custom homes in Arizona for over 30 years. You will find this experience translates directly into an unrivaled attention to detail and the highest tier of customer service.

Founders, Dan and Dina Francis, have extensive backgrounds in the areas of custom home building and remodeling.

Dan grew up in the family construction business. Having grown up in the industry, transitioning in the direction of home building was a natural for him.

Dina shares the same passion for the art of home construction. Her vast designs and unique family style have made her one of the best floor-plan designers in Arizona.

To compliment Dan and Dina’s vast array of experience in the industry, expert interior designer and daughter, Dara, and accomplished project manager and son, Vincent, add a splash of creativity and a new perspective.

Together, they work side by side to deliver one-of-a-kind homes tailored to each client’s needs.

Here at DF Custom Homes, we will work with you to realize any size job, no matter how big or small. From our family to yours, we hope you will consider us for your next project.

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About us

In 1988, it started out as a dream by myself and my wife, Dina, to create a family-owned business tailored to meet the individual needs of eager and passionate home buyers.

Twenty-eight years later, with the addition of our daughter, Dara, and son, Vincent, DF Custom Homes is helping home buyers from all walks of life live their own dreams.

At DF Custom Homes, we understand that the needs of the customer will always come first. Buying a house is one of the biggest and most important investments that you will ever make in your life.

Through the combination of experience, understanding, expertise, and a passion for excellence, DF Custom Homes can help you in this process to enable you to turn your ideas and wishes into a reality.

DF Custom Homes is a financially-sound, family-owned business that prides itself on integrity, reliability, and dependability. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and you can trust that we will deliver high-quality workmanship every time.

At DF Custom Homes, we take pride in building relationships with our customers. The most important step in any building or remodeling process is getting to know you, the homebuyer.

A lot of companies can build homes, but not many people invest the time and energy it takes to really tailor a house to fit the desires of unique home buyers the way we do at DF Custom Homes.

Whether you are a newly wed ready to start a family, a retiree, or a recent college graduate, here at DF Custom Homes, we are confident that we will be a good fit.

In our 36 years of business, we have worked with a wide range of people including young professionals looking to buy their first home, retirees looking for their desired residence, and families looking for the house they can call home.

Your home should be something that is unique and individualized to you. What sets us apart at DF Custom Homes is that we believe the home-buying process should be no different.

We believe the home-buying experience should be one of joy, creativity, individuality, and passion.

Whether new home construction or a home renovation, let us guide you through the process of turning your house into your home, and your dream into a reality.

Success Stories

Four years ago, Dan Francis custom-built our home exactly the way we dreamt it would be, to perfection. My husband and had I kept a photo journal for 15 years, full of architectural designs, elements and details; pieces of style that we acquired from trips to Taos, Santa Fe and Carmel. Dan and his professional team of contractors and artisans were able to recreate and build with outstanding innovative flair, down to every detail. Dan and his family also attended to the project by providing exquisite design suggestions to extra labor for so many personal touches. We would do it all over again with this phenomenal builder!
Danny and Dina, Just wanted to drop you a note to express our gratitude and satisfaction with our new home! This is the second home we have built with DeAcetis-Francis Custom Homes.The planning, building and communication throughout the construction of both homes was efficient and the results met our every expectation. Your knowledge and experience with every phase of the process definitely assisted us greatly when it came to making decisions on options, finishes and modifications to the original plans. I also wanted to express our thanks to your subcontractors who were both professional and approachable. We appreciated the time they took to meet with us on the site and walk us through their processes, options and details at every phase of construction. We look forward to building number three with DeAcetis-Francis Custom Homes!
I have worked with general remodeling contractors in Chicago, Hot Springs, AR, and now in Scottsdale. I can say without hesitation that Dan Francis is by far the best one I have ever experienced.I first met Dan Francis when I served as head of the Colonia Encantada Architectural Committee. Dan was doing a major remodeling job in our community and he and I were in frequent contact over proposals, which needed approval by the Committee. He was always professional in the way he submitted the required material for the various projects. Upon reviewing the interim work and the final remodel of the unit, I was impressed.Fast-forward to 2013, and my wife and I had made the decision to sell our Chicago condo and move full time to our townhome in Scottsdale. However, our unit had not been updated since our move in back in 1998. Serious work was needed to make it comfortable for us. Because of my previous experience with Dan, he was my choice for our work. The work included a major remodel of the kitchen, living room, powder room and extensive new wooden flooring. In net, it turned out perfectly! Finally, I have found Dan the best for a number of reasons: – Dan is very forthright and constructive in his working relationships – He has great subcontractors who take pride in their work and do what they/Dan says they will do – I have found Dan to be an honest person who will take every step to make sure his clients are pleased with his work. – I have found Dan to be financially solid—no liens, etc. from his work.
Dear Danny, Thank you very much for all the time and effort you put into our remodel. We are very happy with the way everything turned out, and the quality of the work is excellent. Mostly, we appreciate that you were honest, stood by your product and that you gave us exactly what was promised. We highly recommend you to others.Sheila and Robert Curwin

Our Process

Collaborate With You

This is the most important step in our process. We dedicate time and energy to learn what your habits, needs, lifestyle, and budget are. We understand that you are unique. By building a meaningful relationship with you, we can devise a plan to create the home you desire.

Meet With The Architect

After collaborating with you, we meet with the architects to help turn your vision into a plan. With the guidance of our expert team at DF Custom Homes, we will work together with you to make your ideas come to fruition while staying within your budget.

Meet With The Interior Designer

The next step in the process will be to meet with our interior designer, Dara, to go over all of your interior design needs. At DF Custom Homes, we respect our customers, and monitor all costs throughout the design and planning phases, to ensure that costs stay in-line with expectations!

Building Your Home

After the plan is in place, you can sit back and relax as the building process gets under way. Our project manager, Vincent, works together with our team of experts to build the home that you envision. Using his fine attention to detail and strategic planning, Vincent oversees the building process to ensure a smooth, methodical operation from start to finish. From our family to yours, the building process is a team effort, and we dedicate ourselves to making this the most enjoyable experience possible.

Celebrate And Move Into Your New Home

At DF Custom Homes, the job is not done when the house has been built. We understand that moving into your new home is a very profound and meaningful experience. When it is time to move in we will take you and your family on a tour through your home to make sure everything fits and exceeds your expectations. Once you and your family are comfortable, we will celebrate your new dream home and the start of a new journey!

Our Future Together

As a family-owned and operated company, we understand that the home-buying process is all about building relationships. At DF Custom Homes, your happiness and fulfillment are important to us, and we will be there for you and your family as long as you need us.

Meet the team

Dara

  • Creative Force Behind the team
  • Obstained Design Degree
  • Works one on one with clients to create a vision into reality
  • Responsible for all aspects of design

Dan

  • Passionate builder
  • Been building homes for 25 Years
  • Licensed Electrician
  • Worked from the bottom up learning every aspect of the business
  • Works with clients to come up with a plan to build their dream homes efficiently and effectively

Vincent

  • Supervisor
  • ASU alumni Supply Chain & Communications
  • Started as laborer and worked his way up to become supervisor

Dina

  • Grew up in Family Business Building Custom Homes
  • Graduate of ASU
  • Licensed Real Estate sales since 1981 Currently holds license with realty one Group
  • Office Manager
  • Real estate acquisitions and sales
  • Works with clients to create floor plans tailored to their life style making them one-of-a-kind homes

Daniel

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