Love a good story? Here’s ours.

Our beginning

In 1995, American Heritage Homes sprouted from the partnership of Bill Crum and Gary Libertini, two friends with distinct talents. Gary, an architecture graduate with a flair for design, dreamed of building homes tailored to each owner’s lifestyle. Meanwhile, Bill, armed with a background in Business Management, had already overseen his first home construction in the late 1980s, pouring passion into every detail. With a keen eye for detail and hands-on expertise, Bill steadily grew his business as a quality custom home builder. Through this trajectory of success, Bill and Gary’s professional paths converged, leading to the formation of American Heritage Homes Corporation, where their combined talents continue to thrive to this day.

the name behind the legacy

When the company was first established, Bill and Gary thought long and hard about a name. They chose American Heritage Homes because of the craftsmanship and personal dedication found in early American homes. They believe that the name – American Heritage Homes – inspires everyone involved in the construction to live up to the legacy of early American builders. There is no fanfare, streamers, or confetti patronizing our values; it is just hard work and dedication designed to provide our customers with the best building experience.


While our name sounds like it belongs to a big nationwide corporation, we’re proudly local here in Columbus, Ohio, and accountable solely to our customers, not some faraway board of directors or investors. In fact, as a customer, you will undoubtedly interact personally with Bill and Gary. They are hands-on in the company’s daily operations, not just names on a website. These “sticks and bricks” guys approach home building focused on the house and how it’s built. Everything that goes into each home is carefully considered for its value and longevity. At American Heritage Homes, it’s more about the house and the customer’s needs than the numbers or the bottom line.

AWARD-WINNING excellence

At American Heritage Homes, we pride ourselves on crafting unique, custom solutions for every homeowner. Our passionate team has garnered recognition and accolades, including awards from the Central Ohio BIA Parade of Homes, distinctions as the Best Place to Work in Central Ohio, and acknowledgments for Entrepreneur of the Year. We’ve been active members of the Central Ohio BIA since 1995, with Gary even serving as President in 2009.