Love a good story? Here’s ours.

How it all began

In 1995, American Heritage Homes took root when Bill Crum and Gary Libertini, two very different yet talented friends, forged a lasting partnership.  Gary, equipped with a degree in Architecture and a panache for design, harbored a dream of venturing into home building. His dedication lies in crafting unique custom homes, each tailored to its owner’s lifestyle.  Meanwhile, prior to crossing paths with Gary, Bill studied Business Management and, in the late 1980s, constructed his first home, personally overseeing ninety-five percent of the project. Every day, Bill puts his passion for enduring quality into every home, whether it involves crafting a modest starter home or a lavish million-dollar estate. With a keen eye for detail and hands-on expertise, Bill steadily grew his business as a quality custom home builder. It was through this trajectory of success that 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.


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, 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 are a locally owned and operated company – accountable only to our customers and not some far away 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.


American Heritage Homes prides itself on being able to develop unique, custom solutions for all our homeowners. We are a talented team of professionals, passionate and dedicated to building the best home for you and your family. We are proud to share that throughout our years, we have received various awards and business management accolades, including numerous awards at the Central Ohio BIA Parade of Homes, Recipient of the Best Place to Work in Central Ohio, and Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, since 1995, American Heritage Homes has been an active member of the Central Ohio BIA. Our team members have actively participated in a multitude of BIA committees, with Gary notably serving as the BIA President in 2009.


Why Choose American Heritage Homes?

PERSONAL ATTENTION  Bill and Gary are involved in every build. Whether they’re drawing your custom home or walking your lot with you – you are getting personalized one-on-one attention every step of the way.

COMPLETE CUSTOMIZATION  When making modifications to your floor plan, you will work one-on-one with your Designer/Sales Consultant to create the perfect one-of-a-kind home for you and your family. Rest assured, our sales team has years of experience making homes both beautiful and functional with backgrounds in Interior Design.

FLEXIBILITY  The flexibility you find with American Heritage Homes is not found with other build on your lot companies.

IN-HOUSE DRAFTSMAN  We have qualified draftsmen in-house who will prepare your construction drawings. We don’t outsource these services, which helps to save time and makes the customization process seamless.

PERSONALIZED DESIGNER A personalized Design Coordinator will work with you during the selection process, helping you choose everything from shingle colors to carpet styles and everything in between.

QUALIFIED BUILDERS  Our Builders are dedicated, hard workers with years of construction experience.

STANDARD FEATURES  Our Designer Collection’s standard features are anything but standard. Each Designer Collection home comes standard with custom, painted maple cabinetry, poured foundation walls, full basements (most plans), and more!

WARRANTY  We are proud to offer quality custom homes with a 10-year limited transferable structural warranty.  We also offer a one-year Builder Warranty (per BIA of Central Ohio guidelines), as well as manufacturer’s warranties on our waterproofing system,  vinyl siding, and more from brands like Andersen Windows, Schlage, and Moen.

RELATIONSHIPS  Because of our longevity in the custom home building industry, we have established strong relationships with our trade partners. These relationships are built on trust and have helped us complete hundreds of high-quality, affordable custom homes throughout Central Ohio.