About Us

A cozy combination of expertise and vision.

Your custom home is one of the most significant investments of your life, so choose a builder who combines proven expertise with your values and vision.

President and founder of Benchmark Custom Homes, Steve Frucht, earned a civil engineering degree from Valparaiso University in 1988. He worked for years in the Chicago area refining his expertise in commercial and residential site improvements and specializing in construction quality control testing.

In 1993, Steve moved to North Carolina to continue his higher education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning a master’s degree in Business Administration, he started building houses under the mentorship of an experienced and reputable North Carolina home builder.

In 1996, Benchmark Custom Homes was officially born. Steve’s first home was featured in the October Parade of Homes that same year.

As a respected home builder in the Winston-Salem area, Steve is committed to continually refining his craft, broadening his experience, and gaining distinctions in the industry. He has earned designations from the home builders association including Graduate Master Builder, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Certified Green Builder. He takes pride in building Energy Star Certified Homes, and is a licensed professional engineer registered in North Carolina.

At Benchmark Custom Homes, being responsive to customer needs is the number one priority, and each home project is a personal challenge and a welcome opportunity for Steve and his staff. Superintendents Glenn Johnson and Bob Reitz are dedicated to premium customer care and providing expert guidance and attention from the planning phases throughout the full construction process.

Credentials certainly matter in a home builder, but references from other buyers are invaluable when you are considering the quality, integrity and reliability of the person you will trust to manage this important lifetime investment. We encourage you to read our testimonials and would be happy to provide additional references.

NAHB: Certified Green Professional, Graduate Master Builder, Certified Aging-in-Plase Specialist Certified Green Professional Graduate Master Builder Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist