...in many cases we built the block! For the past 31 years, Chase Custom Homes & Finance, Inc. has been building homes in Maine. We have developed many subdivisions throughout southern, central and western Maine and more importantly, built homes for a lot of fine people and their families. Maine is a big state with a small town heart. If we didn’t take good care of our clients, we wouldn’t still be in business. Period.
But our business hasn’t just survived two recessions and depressed real estate markets. We’ve made a lot of friends along the way. In an industry not known for repeat business, we’ve built more than one home for many of our clients and receive a steady stream of referrals from others. We go out of our way to build relationships as well as we build homes!
Why are construction loans so risky? Well, as much as we hate to be the bearer of bad news, there are some less than reputable homebuilders out there who just haven’t done right by their clients. It’s important to choose a builder who will finish the job and stand behind it. Contractors are not required to be licensed in the state of Maine but the Attorney General does publish a list of court cases involving contractors on the state’s website. We’re very proud to say that this is a list we’ve never been on!
At Chase Custom Homes we promise not to cut corners. We want your home to be built to last, using only the best quality products possible while working within your budget. We have several strategies in place to make that happen and you’ll be impressed with what we can offer!
After 20 years of service to the public as a Westbrook police detective, John retired in 1998 and began an impressive career in real estate and residential construction opening Chase Custom Homes & Finance and Alliance Realty. John enjoys finding new land for development and has an amazing talent for subdivision planning. John and his family love their home in the Lakes Region and spending time on Long Lake
A life-long Mainer, Billly grew up in South Portland. He’s been in the construction, housing and real estate fields for over 28 years and is completely committed to giving his clients top-quality service. Billy currently resides with his family in Naples and is an accomplished musician!
Heather has been in the construction and building inspection fields for 26 years. Her passion for the business began at a young age, when she started out as an apprentice. She is a Journeyman Carpenter with Local 349 and is adept in all areas of residential and commercial construction, home repairs and renovation.
Heather has previously worked in local code enforcement throughout Poland, Auburn and most recently, Windham, Maine where she served as the Director of Code Enforcement and Zoning Administration. In 2017, she founded a home inspection business called Safe Harbor Inspection Services.
Whether it’s a single family home or a multiunit project, safety for occupants is her first priority. She believes knowledge is the ultimate power to ensure safety. Heather holds a lengthy list of certifications, including: OSHA-10, Residential and Commercial Building Code, InterNACHI CPI, International Code Council Residential Inspector, Shoreland Zoning, Residential Energy Code, Plumbing Inspection and Wastewater Disposal.
She is excited to join the Chase Custom Homes & Finance team. Heather looks forward to putting her industry expertise to work to ensure the highest quality construction for the good of customers and the community.
Jim brings many years of experience in modular home sales and the mortgage industry. He is a licensed loan officer. He's a huge sports fan and has passed that on to his two sons. In his free time, he enjoys watching them play high school football and baseball.
You can find Jim at our model home center every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. He is happy to give tours and answer your new home questions! Feel free to call or text him for an appointment! 207.522.7170
Kelly enjoys working with customers to build their perfect, forever home. Her focus is on excellent customer service, a priority for all of her clients. Having grown up in southern Maine, Kelly is personally committed to the unique and beautiful community in which we live. She enjoys giving back and is involved with great non-profits like Easter Seals, Veterans Count and she volunteers throughout the community. She loves all things outdoors, in particular the ocean, watersports and/or activities.
Kathy has earned two Associate Degrees in Applied Science from Andover College – majoring in Secretarial Sciences and Accounting. She worked for Andover College for 10 years (2 as Receptionist and 8 as the Placement Department Assistant) before having children. Recently, she worked for MSAD 17 as an Elementary School Secretary. She has three children and has been married for 27 years! In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, chasing the kiddos everywhere and counted cross-stitch.
Teri is a graduate of Andover College. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and majored in Secretarial Sciences. She has been with the Chase Team for more than 15 years. She is a proud mother and grandmother. She loves to spend time with her family and travel, especially to warm destinations.
Molly is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College in Windham, where she studied Communications and Journalism. Her passion for storytelling began in college when she documented a Habitat for Humanity project. She has experience in both news and publishing, working for a national building industry trade journal. She loves to be outside – skiing, hiking or spending time at her family’s camp in Rangeley. She recognizes building a home is very important life experience. She wants to help our customers have the best experience and tell their Chase Home story.
Joyce is a graduate of Andover College with a degree in business administration. She has over 25 years of administrative and customer service experience in commercial construction, real estate and title research. She is excited to be back with the Chase Custom Homes Team and is looking forward to working with customers and real estate agents as Transaction Coordinator. She enjoys skiing, biking and spending time with family and friends. You can also find her adorable Golden-doodle Henley in tow in all of her adventures.
Ciarra and her family have experienced our building process firsthand and now proudly reside in their own Chase Custom Home! Ciarra’s bubbly, outgoing personality makes her a perfect addition to the team as Administrative Assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking her 4 year old son on adventures.