Luxury Custom Homes in Baton Rouge

Thomas Building Company is an industry-leading luxury custom home builder in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although we are not a true “design-build” firm, we work closely with some of Baton Rouge’s best architects and interior designers to deliver full service to our clients.  Owner Drew Gasser has built over 100 luxury custom homes in the Baton Rouge area over the past 20 years.

Building a custom home is a rewarding way to incorporate all your wants, needs, and desires into your lifestyle.  Some may think that building a luxury custom home is too expensive or too daunting of a task. In fact, with the right design-build experts to guide you through the process saving you considerable expense. The team guides you meticulously through the decision-making process allowing you greater freedom among the design and building features.


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Unlike custom homes, most residential speculative developments include homes that look roughly the same. The original developer most likely offered a few different floor plans and various finish options. When you drive through these typical developments, rarely does a single home stand out from the crowd. Also, there is usually not as much freedom in customizing specific design features that best suit your family needs or desires.  

Things are different when you choose Thomas Building Company to build your luxury custom homes in Baton Rouge. When you build with Drew Gasser, you’re getting a house that looks great and stands out in your neighborhood.  In addition, your custom home is uniquely suited to you and your lifestyle. You control the design process, and you get to make the decisions needed to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. Ultimately, the customer comes first, and since this is a significant purchase you deserve to have a home built your way.


The Benefits of Choosing Custom Design

What are the specific benefits of choosing a custom design for your home? When you build a custom home you get the following:

  • Personalization: You get to make all of the choices, personalizing every aspect of your home so that it meets your needs and supports the lifestyle you desire. We meet routinely with you to gain insight into your desired home features and we offer suggestions along the way.
  • Optimization: When you choose a custom design, you’re able to optimize a home to fit the lot where it will sit. We work with the architect to maximize every aspect of your home to enhance your desired lifestyle.
  • Quality: Custom home-building is defined by its quality. When you choose a custom design, you can count on the craftsmanship that will stand the test of time.
  • Cost Containment: When you hire a good design-build team, they advise you on tips to contain costs to fit into your budget.  Also working with a builder who offers a fixed-cost proposal can significantly save you from running over your budget

Of course, you’ll discover there are many other benefits when you opt for custom-built homes over the speculative home alternatives. When you build custom homes you are in control, and we make the building process effortless and enjoyable.  At Thomas Building Company, we can help you realize the many benefits of tailor-made custom homes in Baton Rouge.


The Luxury Custom Home Building Process

With more than 20 years of experience and more than 100 homes and renovations in the Baton Rouge area completed, Thomas Building Company has developed a building process that works for our clients.  You are informed every step of the building process so that there are complete transparency and communication.  

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Each engagement starts by getting to know your unique needs, desires, and expectations. From the first phone call to our sit down meeting, we follow our motto: “Listen Better, Plan Better, Build Better”.  We are here to get acquainted and answer your questions so that you make the most informed decisions.  Owner Drew Gasser works closely with you, the architect, and sometimes an interior decorator to see your vision to a fixed cost proposal.  Once the proposal is approved, and your financing is secured, our building team breaks the ground and begins to build your custom home.  

During the construction phase, our craftsmanship and communication ensure our clients get the quality and attractive home they desire. Our construction superintendent, Brett LeBlanc is onsite daily to manage our subcontractors.  Drew is also onsite periodically every day to maintain transparency and communication with the owners. Finally, after completion and move-in, we ensure that everything is working properly and our clients are fully satisfied with the results.


Why Choose Thomas Building Company?

Don’t settle for just any builder when considering luxury custom-built homes in Baton Rouge. Look for a provider of luxury custom homes that brings experience, knowledge, and commitment to delivering outstanding results. At Thomas Building Company, that’s just what we offer. With over 20 years of building custom homes in Baton Rouge, we have built an excellent reputation with our clients. 

Building Through Integrity

We have developed a set of values based on integrity, that are unmatched in the construction industry.  Owner Drew Gasser runs a value-based business that sets him apart in an industry with many speculative/custom home builders.  Through honest and transparent communication, Drew offers a customer experience like no other builder in Baton Rouge.  Taking pride in a set of values has helped Drew Gasser exceed the expectations of his homeowner clients since 1999. Experience is important, but so too is our commitment to our clients. When you choose Thomas Building Company as your custom home builders in Baton Rouge, you have a trusted advisor in Drew who walks with you every step of the way.


We have a deep history of delivering modern luxury homes in Baton Rouge. Our experience means that we have a wealth of knowledge about custom home-building. Our satisfied clients speak volumes about our reputation and reliability to deliver on our promises.  And we are passionate about creating spaces that allow our clients to lead the lifestyles they desire.


Are you ready to start building unforgettable memories? Contact us today about luxury custom homes in Baton Rouge.


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High-End Residential Homes in Baton Rouge

When you choose Thomas Building Company for high-end residential homes in Baton Rouge, you’re getting a team of experienced professionals with a long history of delivering outstanding results. Since 1999, we’ve been planning and completing custom homes, large-scale additions, pool houses, outdoor kitchens, and multi-generational homes for first-time buyers, growing families, empty-nesters, and others.


Listen Better, Plan Better, Build Better

No matter the nature of your custom home project, we apply the same thorough process and attention to detail. We listen better, plan better, and build better.  Our owner, Drew Gasser, spends time getting to know your vision and the type of lifestyle you want to lead in a home. He listens carefully to your every want, desire, and needs, to get to know you, and visualize your custom home before building. Drew then assembles the right team including the best designers, architects, and contractors, to plan better, and accomplish your vision. We thus build better, delivering your custom home, or addition focused on quality craftsmanship, on-time delivery, and on budget. And then, months after completion and move-in, we check in to ensure that everything is working properly and that your expectations have been met — if not exceeded.

Our team has completed more than 100 high-end custom homes and large-scale renovations in the area. That number represents experience and knowledge you won’t find with just any provider of high-end homes. When you’re looking for the leading provider of high-end new homes in Baton Rouge, trust the team you’ll find at Thomas Building Company.


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Why We’re Different Than Other Companies


Many companies that offer extravagant homes in Baton Rouge thrive on volume. They are looking to complete one project as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next. At Thomas Building Company, we take a different approach, striving to deliver the best possible results on our existing project. We maintain a set of values, craftsmanship, and personalized customer relationships, that deliver excellence in each home we build. To us, it is not a volume business, it is about quality and excellence in building exactly what our customers desire, need, and want in a custom home.


When you choose Thomas Building Company from among providers of high-end residential homes in Baton Rouge, you’ll find that we emphasize quality, craftsmanship, and communication. We pay attention to detail at every step to ensure that you’re getting the best of the best — a custom home or addition that looks amazing and that stands the test of time.

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We’re always available to answer questions, provide updates, offer guidance, or deliver anything else that’s needed before, during and after your home-building project. We’ve found through more than 20 years of experience that this approach is the best way to ensure our clients are delighted by the results we provide.


Why Choose Thomas Building Company?


You have options when searching for a provider of high-end homes in Baton Rouge. What makes Thomas Building Company your best option? When you choose our team, you’ll receive:

  • Experience: With 20 years of experience in the area and more than 100 projects completed, we have the experience that’s hard to find when searching for providers of high-end homes in Baton Rouge.
  • Quality: Rather than rushing through one project to get to another, we pay attention to detail and emphasize quality at every step of the home-building process.
  • Commitment: We are committed to creating the type of space that allows you to live the lifestyle you desire.

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7 Reasons to Build a Custom Home

7 Reasons To Build a Custom Home

Building a custom home in Baton Rouge, LA, is not just for the rich and famous or the pinnacle of your success. In fact, for those who work hard and want the finest craftsmanship and design built your way, it can be the most satisfying investment of your time and money. Here in this article, we offer seven reasons to create a custom home that we think are essential to consider.


Custom Built Home1. Built Your Way

You have searched and admired many Baton Rouge homes and interior space ideas on Houzz, Pinterest, or perhaps your favorite TV show, HGTV.  When you build a custom luxury home, you incorporate your wishes, desires, and style into a home that will last you a lifetime. You are looking for reasons to build a custom home versus buying a speculative home.  Building your custom home doesn’t have to be a daunting task; in fact, with the right builder can be a gratifying experience.  At Thomas Building Company, we simplify the decision-making process by involving our recommended consultants in architecture and interior design to facilitate our team in the home building experience allowing you to express your vision and create your ultimate dream home. 


Great open kitchen and living room design2. Creating Memorable Living Spaces

Do you love to entertain and always wanted an outdoor kitchen and open outdoor living space, or create a room with the right natural sunlight?  Your custom home built with Thomas Building is a blank canvas where we help you bring your vision, design, and wishes together to create memorable living spaces for your family. With Thomas Building, our experts will listen better, plan better, and build better to guide you through the process with their 30 plus years of experience. Building a custom home allows you to customize every aspect of your home.



Custom Home in County Club Of Louisiana3. Built for a Lifetime

We don’t just build homes; we create unforgettable memories that you and your family will enjoy for a lifetime. When you purchase an existing home or spec home, it wasn’t built or designed for what you need now and what you’ll want later. Whether you need flexible space for a growing family or more room for entertaining, we’ll design and build a house that endures a test of time that creates a lifetime of joy for your family. We offer high-quality craftsmanship, inspired design, attention to detail, and dedicated service with a commitment to deliver the home of your dreams.



Custom Home, Baton Rouge, LA4. Location, Location, Location

Choosing to purchase a lot in the most desirable neighborhood or location that fits your long-term needs and desires can be the best investment decision you can make.  Building a custom home of your dreams can significantly improve your quality of life and overall happiness. It’s all up to you. Existing homes and speculative homes don’t always fulfill your needs, and you tend to sacrifice your actual needs and desires.  Our team of experts will assist you in all aspects of the design, build, and even best ways to situate your home on the lot to get the best curb appeal and natural light in the house. 




5. Invest in Your Future

When we build your custom home, rest assured we use high-quality building materials and utilize experienced craftsmen. In addition, we offer an industry-standard structural and craftsmanship warranty on our homes. On the other hand, when purchasing an existing home, there’s unforeseen wear and tear, and uncertain and unexpected future costs. When you build a custom home with Thomas Building, you are investing in a custom and energy-efficient home that will save you money today and in the future.



Thomas Building Company owner Drew Gasser looking at document with a client6. Fixed Cost Budget– No Surprises

Cost containment involved in a fixed cost proposal is one of the primary reasons to build a custom home.  Our fixed-cost proposal gives you peace of mind that no unexpected cost will arise. Our expert subcontractors and suppliers allow us to access quality materials, with the highest value, at an affordable price. When you buy an existing home, you are paying for features or space that you may not want or need. However, when you build custom, you have the freedom to choose where you invest your dollars. At Thomas Building, we believe in transparent pricing. No hidden costs, no unwelcomed surprises—you have total control of your investment.  



A chef's kitchen with all the modern appliances7. Live Efficiently

Existing older homes may require costly maintenance and renovation to modernize the home to your family’s needs.  Thomas Building custom homes are energy-efficient, with smart home features, and your family’s comfort in mind. Existing homes can cost more to maintain and run—especially when buy more space than you need. Quality custom construction from Thomas Building Company translates into a more efficient home and lower utility bills. We partner with you throughout the design process.  We listen and help you identify your needs, so your home has everything you always wanted in a new home.


Thomas Building Company – We Listen Better, We Plan Better, and We Build Better!


We hope you found this content helpful.  Our goals at Thomas Building Company are to help you create unforgettable and memorable spaces, that enhance your family’s lifestyle. We’re in the business of building unique, personalized, and extraordinary custom homes because they bring to life the joys of the house and family life. We would like to help you build your next custom home in Baton Rouge, LA. When you’re ready to talk, we’re prepared to listen and answer your questions.


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