Josh, Heather, Eden and Eli Porter
When did you start building homes?
I built my first personal home in 1999 in Conway, Arkansas. During the process of building my second personal home, I decided to move to NW Arkansas where I started building full time as a profession in 2003. I have been building custom homes in Washington and Benton Counties since that time. I formed Osage Creek Development llc. in 2014 and have continued building higher end custom homes, but have also began to develop higher end multi-family communities. While my focus is still on custom homes, I felt my unique design approach, value engineering and commitment to quality would be great attributes to the multi-family market.
How did you get involved in the custom home business?
My business is 100% referral based. I build for clients in all stages of life and have always been drawn to the design side of construction. I enjoy thinking outside the box and adding details that bring value to custom homes. I love building various and unique types of homes. While it is challenging, it is also very rewarding to finish a home and know that regardless of the style, I could see myself living in it because of my personal contribution to the design and construction of the home.
What does your company focus on? What are your core values?
My focus will always be on building a quality home, while at the same time forging lasting relationships with my clients. I also focus on design details in the home with the end result being distinctly described as a "Josh Porter home". Efficiency on all levels and being mindful of a clients budget is also a top priority. My definition of success is taking the clients unique needs and wants, and implementing them into a one of a kind home for my clients.
Have you won any awards or been featured in any magazines, news articles, etc?
We have been a repeat Parade of Homes award winner. We were also voted as one of the top ten Home Building companies in the state for ‘At Home in AR’’ in 2011 and 2015. We have been fortunate to have had multiple homes featured in At Home in Arkansas, Citiscapes, and Celebrate magazine over the last 12 years.
Are there any projects you are particularly proud of or think people would recognize?
I am proud of each home I build because of the uniqueness of each client. One home that people in NW Arkansas might recognize is just inside the Pinnacle Hills subdivision. It was the catalog shoot location for a local modern furniture store from 2012 to 2014. I often hear it described as "My favorite home in Pinnacle".
-Josh Porter, Owner of Osage Creek Development, LLC
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