Bringing decades of home building experience to your home.

Why choose J.R. Lazaro?

There are a lot of elements that go into building a house: plans, sub-contractors, materials, experience, and craftsmanship. It can be an overwhelming experience – but it doesn’t have to be.

Jack Lazaro started his business in 1959 by building a family home. Today, his family continues his tradition of building custom homes in Indianapolis and throughout Central Indiana. We have a personal relationship with our customers and each person who will work on your home or remodeling project.

We really are a family, building for families.

John Lazaro

John R. Lazaro, Jr.

President, Co-Owner

Paul R. Lazaro

Vice-President, Co-Owner

Sherry Lazaro Smith

Office Manager

Tony Oltman

Master Carpenter

Darryl Koch

Sales Manager

Managing Broker, Viken Realty

Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs


A family business history

Most custom home builders got their start in some sort of construction business. J.R. Lazaro Builders got our start building a house for our family – in 1959, Jack Lazaro built a house for his sister, Jean, and a family business was born.

Over the next two decades, Jack continued building custom homes throughout the Indianapolis area. In 1974 he bought 79 acres of land adjacent to his first model home and began to develop Shiloh Creek Estates. The development was a success and soon brought recognition as Jack and his daughter Sherry appeared on a cover of Builder/Architect in 1991.

In the 1990s Jack’s sons joined the business full time – John, after graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and Paul, after earning a degree in Building Construction and Architectural Technologies from IUPUI.

Today, J.R. Lazaro has earned a variety of awards and recognition for our innovative, high quality and distinguished homes. We invite you to learn more about our family.

Long-term relationships with local suppliers: ensuring that we have access to the best products available in our market, for the best price.

High-quality materials are standard: our standard materials are often the high-end option with other builders.

Employees with over 25 years’ experience in home building and construction: we know how to handle sub-contractors schedules, material shortages, inclement weather… we’ve seen it all.

A building process that includes continual supervision: we are a hands-on builder, making sure your home building or remodeling project meets our high standards at every stage.

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