How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home in the Springfield Area?


Brett Godfrey | Custom Home Builder
Springfield, MO

Are you ready to start designing your new dream home? Do you already own a home and want to make some significant changes? Are you looking for a house in the Springfield area and just aren't impressed by the inventory?

If your answer was yes to any or all these questions then you’re prepared for building a custom home with Brett Godfrey.

Should You Build a Custom Home?


Building a new custom home allows you to have a nearly endless choice of materials, features, and finishes. You have the ability to have everything you need plus the features you want!

It may not come as a shock to most, but it’s important to remember that building a custom luxury home costs more than buying a pre-existing house. Custom home buyers tend to upgrade when given the option.  

Costs for new custom homes in Springfield and southwest Missouri will vary based on your home’s construction; meaning custom homes near you can easily start around $130 per square foot and quickly reach $200 per square foot or more.

“Just think: a home with simple design will cost less than those with an elegantly curved staircase or a modern rounded wall, heated floors, and custom unique finishes.”


For instance:

A ranch-style, single story home will almost always cost more to build per square foot than the same home with a basement. By adding a basement you double the square footage of the house and spread out the cost of the infill. This type of custom home with a basement in our area can lead to an entry-level starting cost somewhere around $120 per square foot.

See the illustration for building a custom house by the following estimated calculations.

The total cost of the build will equal the square footage times average price per square foot for your area.


If we use $130 as the cost per square foot you will get the figures below.

A single-level custom home with a basic layout and standard finishes

2,000 square foot house = Approximately $260,000
3,000 square foot house = Approximately $390,000


If we use $110 as the cost per square foot you will get the figures below.

A single-level custom home with a basement and standard finishes can double the budget.

4,000 square foot house = Approximately $440,000
6,000 square foot house = Approximately $660,000

Also, you will need to consider the quality of the materials used in your new custom home. Using materials like real wood floors, quartz or granite counter tops, and adding features like home automation and custom kitchens and bathrooms are sure to drive up the price.

In fact, lumber is the number one cost driver when building a custom home. So, if you’re ready to create a custom home on a budget, consider keeping the upgrades to a minimum or look at existing houses. Wraparound porches, steam rooms, and wine cellars may need to take a backseat to above-average flooring and a well-lit room!

What Are The Advantages of Building a New Custom Home?


Yet, there’s more to your home than the cost. One of the top reasons to go custom is to build with the latest technology and in an environmentally friendly way that exceeds today’s construction standards.

Underneath the exterior of a custom home design is an implementation of ideas that can also reduce regular operating costs.

Besides increased indoor comfort, your new home will be a healthier living environment. Decreased maintenance and proper ventilation are just a few features that Brett considers in all new custom homes.

Some energy efficient features to consider:

Planned from the beginning these environmentally-conscious custom home features not only make your custom home more efficient but they can also provide a potential for increased resale value in the future.

“So, why should you take the plunge and incur the cost of a custom home? It’s simple: Every detail matters. You want the best custom home and it’s YOUR home.”


When you build your own home, you get to customize as little or as much as you want! With Brett's guidance, you can design your new custom home to meet your exact specifications.

Imagine being able to have a separate work area while the kiddos play in fully-customized playroom... Or cooking your infamous dinner party in an open-concept kitchen, while engaging with your guests in a spacious open floor plan living and kitchen area, or simply enjoying the peace and a good book in your new custom library or study with custom-made built-ins to showcase mementos from your travels.

See Brett's Latest Custom Kitchen and Bath Transformations

If you're like most people looking to build a new custom home, the final product and beauty of the interior are what you want. Yet, there is so much more that goes into building a new custom luxury home in Springfield.

When you work with Brett, you are working in tandem with a custom home expert who has helped many like you achieve their dream of owning a custom home.


Things to consider when building a custom home:

  • Lot

  • The home's foundation

  • Square footage of your home and number of stories required

  • Exterior walls

  • Insulation

  • Windows and doors

  • Roof

  • Siding

  • Flooring

  • Plumbing & lighting fixtures

  • Home automation system

  • Kitchen

  • HVAC

Exterior details to consider for a custom home

  • Landscaping and lawn

  • Number of garages

  • Driveway

  • Deck or patio

  • Walkways

  • Sprinkler system

There are many more features and upgrades to consider when building a new custom home in Springfield. Brett Godfrey has decades of experience to bring your vision to reality. He has helped guide many satisfied clients with his attention to the smallest details that make a huge impact in your new custom home.

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