Our company’s reputation and success over the past 37 years has been built on recommendations and referrals from our homeowners. We will be happy to provide you with a list of over two dozen of our most recent customers and encourage you to contact our homeowners since we feel that a positive building experience, excellent customer care after construction, along with good communication and flexibility have been the keys to our success.

Hello Rick, Justin and Wendi,

We are celebrating our new home every day when we wake up and see a good, nice built home by the Little Mountain Family.  We met with three builders before finding you, but never felt it was the right choice/fit for us with any of them.  We got to the point of looking at existing homes for sale.  It wasn’t easy for us to move forward with building and to find the right builder, but we had a great feeling about Rick once we met with him for the first time.  We were always comfortable meeting and chatting with Rick.  He is a very accommodating person, and this encouraged us to move forward with you.  He stayed the same during the building process, checking on the work step by step, meeting us whenever we needed to, very understanding and accommodating to our needs/wishes. During the building process Justin was always there for us investigating everything and listening our needs to make them happen.  He was wonderful to work with.  Wendi also worked hard on answering questions, change orders, providing quotes on extra items, and working with us on anything we needed.  Hope we weren’t too demanding, but I know I was at times.  You all make a wonderful team, but more like a family to us now.  I have to admit, I am hard to satisfy, and I pay attention to little details, sometimes they make the difference for me.  If I am satisfied with our new home, anyone else will be satisfied with your services.  Can’t tell you how many compliments we have received on how pretty the house is in and out.  This is not just our home, it is also Little Mountain’s home, we built it together.  Thank you for building our home and for making this a great experience for us to look back and be proud and happy.  We enjoyed every moment of it, even during stressful times.

 – Maged and Ledia – 2023



We’ve been at our house for two years now.  I wanted to write you this letter to express how happy Meghan and I are with the house that you built for us.  Every day I am grateful that we chose Little Mountain Homes, and you to build our home.  Everything from the lot which you helped us choose, to the work that went into the construction.  We are very happy with the quality of everything.  You were a great help to us in choosing the best products to suit our needs (even though it was hard for me to part with the money) it was worth every penny.  All of your contractors and vendors were instrumental in helping us choose the designs and finishes that helped turn the house into just what we wanted.  I can’t think of too many other people I know that stand behind their product like you do.  Thank you for everything you did for us and I will continue to tell everyone I know that you are the only home builder I’d recommend in Lake and Geauga.

Tony and Meghan – 2020


Thank you Little Mountain Homes for building us another wonderful home.  The first home that you built for us 19 years ago was the home we needed and now you’ve built us the home of our dreams.  We chose you again because we were so happy with the quality and customer service you provided the first time around.  What’s most impressive is that these qualities are the same regardless of the price of the home.  While our two homes were different in price, your regard for our happiness and satisfaction was the same with both.

Jim and Chris – 2022


Wow, you guys made every step of the way so easy on our end.  We still talk about how fortunate we are to have had the experience we did with Little Mountain.  Thank you so much!

Matt and Paige – 2022


We love our new home.  Rick, Justin and Wendi have been great to work with.  Everyone made the process of building, designing, etc. of our home a good experience.  This can be a stressful process but Little Mountain Homes, Inc. made is less overwhelming.  Any time we needed something or had a question, we got a quick response with answers.  Also, Rick and Justin always gave options of different things that could be changed or beneficial while the build process was happening.  Thank you Little Mountain Homes, Inc. for a great home and awesome customer service.

Adam and Angela – 2022


Rick, Justin and Wendi,

We cannot thank you enough for all of your help and for making the process of building our dream home easy (especially during a pandemic!).  We very much appreciate it and we love our house!

Tom and Tammi – 2021


We cannot thank you enough for such a positive and exciting experience working together with you to build the home of our dreams.  While we’ve only been here for just shy of two weeks, we already feel more at home here than anywhere ever before.  We are truly blessed to have found this lot and you as our build team.  Everyone we spoke to had nothing but great things to say about you – now not only do we know why, but we’re another family to add to that list!  This home represents so much to us, from the home we hope to raise our family in, a bucket list item, a dream come true, a blessing, but also proof that even in the darkest/craziest of times great and beautiful things can happen.  We recognize some of just how difficult this year must have been for you all and we pray that times become less stressful, less difficult, and that your success continues!!!  Thank you once again for everything.

-Jim, Jessica and Family – 2021


Rick,  Thank you for allowing us to visit your build site.  The knowledge the students gained will directly apply to our own project.  Thanks!

-The PHS House Flip Classes 2020


Dear Mr. Colwell and Little Mountain Homes Team, I wanted to thank you again for your generosity and willingness to share your expert knowledge of the trades with our students.  It truly warms my heart to know a business as respected as yours, has an interest in helping our student’s and hopefully our next generation of skilled tradesmen/tradeswomen.  It was a real pleasure to meet you all.  Thank you!

-Jason – Perry High School 2020


Thank you for the basket with all the cute house stuff and of course the bottle of wine!  We appreciate all of the help through the process.  We LOVE the house!  Felt like home right from the start!

 – Lee and Jaime 2020


We are doing well and LOVE the house.  

-Mike and Melissa 2020


We are really happy with our experience with Little Mountain Homes.

-Kevin and Christin – 2019


Thank you so much for the wonderful gift basket.  We really appreciate the kind house warming gift.  We are amazed with our home.  The quality and craftsmanship are remarkable.  Your patience and kindness was exceptional.  We love our home and couldn’t be happier that we chose Little Mountain to build our dream home.

-Scott and Carol 2019


Eric and I cannot thank you all enough for the hard work you have put into building our dream home!  You all have been such a pleasure to work with and really made this a great experience for Eric and me.

– Eric and Stephanie 2018

Thank you all for all the extra time and effort you put towards building out home.  It turned out better than we imagined.  You went above and beyond catering to all our requests and concerns.  The staircase, larger dinette, opening up the second floor, it’s all wonderful! We truly appreciate all the extras you did for us.
-Nate & Hannah 2018

We had dreamed of building a home for years.  We knew we wanted a custom home that fit our style and family needs and Little Mountain Homes was able to make this dream come true.  Rick and Wendi made the process so easy and fun right from the beginning.  Rick helped us modify the initial plans to meet our design wish list and Wendi communicated every step of construction along the way.  Throughout the process, they made us feel as if we were always the top priority.  Their patience and helpfulness allowed us to relax and enjoy the excitement of our new home.  We will forever be grateful!

-Todd & Stephanie 2017

Rick, Wendi and Justin, We wanted to write you this to let you know how pleased we are with our new home and the experience we had working with Little Mountain Homes.  The house is beyond wonderful and the construction and finishing of our home went very smooth.  Rick – we can tell you take pride in every home you build.  You and your team are very focused on customer satisfaction.  Wendi – you were very responsive to any concerns we had while our home was being built and you have continued with the few minor items.  Justin – thank you for the oversight and updates along the way.  Working with Little Mountain Homes was a very pleasurable experience.  We appreciate your hard work to complete our home on time and to our specifications.  Having heard from others about Little Mountain Homes we expected high quality and customer service.  That’s exactly what we received.  We look forward to many years of happiness in our new home and would recommend Little Mountain Homes, Inc. to anyone. Thank you!

-Ryan & Serah 2017

Our kids have left the nest and are on their own.  This is the first house Sandi and I have built and we wanted it to be a special place for our children and grandchildren to visit and spend time with us.  Rick helped us select an initial plan and modify that plan to reflect our interests and needs.  Throughout the building process we continually refined our plan.  Rick was with us every step of the way with valuable suggestions based on his long experience building homes.  Since this was our first new home we greatly appreciated Rick’s attention to detail.  We always felt that Rick “had our back”.  He pointed out issues and concerns of which we were not even aware, and helped us to customize down to the smallest detail.  It was also important to ensure that our new home met our specific accessibility needs.  Since the house was not in a subdivision, we had to run utilities, a gas line, and cable quite a distance from the street as well as dig a well and establish a septic system.  Rick supervised all of that construction as well.  We are now living in the home of our dreams and looking forward to many memorable times with our family.

-Louie & Sandi 2017

We can’t say enough good things about Little Mountain Homes!  Wendi, Rick and the rest of the team were attentive, helpful and professional during the entire process.  From our initial meeting to our final walk through, we were given the personal attention and piece of mind that made the entire home building process a wonderful experience.

-Craig & Julie 2015

We built our home with Little Mountain Homes a little over a year ago.  They are detail oriented and always available. Everyone was wonderful to work with and made building a house fun! We would build with them again!

-Mark & Karen 2015

Thank you so much for the beautiful basket and bottle of wine!  So thoughtful, but not surprising, given all of your attention to every detail and keeping the customer always in mind.  Thank you so much for all you’ve done for us, your patience and understanding – but most of all, with giving us a house that we can call home!  We couldn’t be happier with it.

-Dave & Mindy 2012

Thanks so much for building us our beautiful home. We appreciate all the extra care you took throughout the building process.

– Andy & Amy, January 2002

Thank you so very much for building us our dream home. We could not have asked for or expected such a wonderful place to call home. We really appreciate all your understanding and personal attention. It was a fantastic experience!

-Jeff & Shelly, November 2003

We want to Thank Rick, Gil, Michelle and everyone with Little Mountain Homes who had a part in the construction of our home.We appreciate all the hard work, quality and good communication during the building process and for making our experience a good one.  It was a pleasure working with you.

– Ursula & Ed, February 2004

Thanks for everything you did to make the building of our home move so smoothly. We share our positive comments with others whenever possible. Everyone involved are top notch!

-Arlene, August 2004

Working with you while the house was being built and knowing that what was said would be done actually was. Big difference from our first building experience!

-Larry& Janet, August 2004

Thank you for making it possible for us to live in this beautiful house. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year! We really love the house and appreciate everything you’ve done for us!

-John & Darlene, September 2004

Your entire staff has been extremely helpful, kind and prompt! We have been in this development from the beginning and have therefore heard many of the stories from our neighbors concerning their builders and what they weren’t doing for them.  We can honestly say that there is nothing that you have not done for us.  That, among many other things, is what sets you apart from many of the other builders in the development.In our eyes, we could not have made a better decision when we decided to purchase one of your homes!  We hope that you know that you are a very well respected builder amongst the residents in Lake Erie Shores!

-Mike & Maureen, February 2005

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Little Mountain. You guys did a great job on our house, and we love it. The building process couldn’t have been easier! Thank you again!

-Jason & Jennifer, October 2005

Dan and I want to let you know that it has been a pleasure working with Michelle and Larry.  In addition to their knowledge and professionalism they were very helpful to us by facilitating some of the details that came with our home purchase.  We are pleased with our home and will recommend Little Mountain Homes to anyone considering the purchase of a new home.

-Dan & Judy, July 2006

Our building experience with Little Mountain Homes was very good.  We found Rick through a friend, and the person and company were all that they were said to be.  We had a difficult lot with some variance required and Little Mountain stayed with it and worked us through the pro9cess.  We had many changes to our home design, which was a Little Mountain design and Rick, Larry and Wendi worked well with us during those changes.  The completion date was quoted and met, even with our changes, and we were satisfied with dollars spent compared to budget.  We remain very satisfied with the quality of construction.

-Bob & Jennifer, 2007

My husband and I met Rick Colwell at one of his model home open houses.  We loved the  house but always wanted to live close to the lake.  Rick helped us pick out the perfect lot with the perfect lake front view.  Rick helped us design a custom home to capture the view of the lake.  Rick had wonderful ideas and truly helped us, as we weren’t exactly sure what we wanted.  We spent hours with him at his office while he patiently helped us plan our home.  He had us look at ideas in his other model homes and we incorporated some of these ideas into our home.  His staff and tradesmen were extraordinary.  Rick and Larry are involved with every detail and use only quality building materials.  We love our home and wouldn’t change a thing in it.
Thank you Rick, Larry and Wendi

-Sandy & Jacci, 2008

We knew after the first meeting with Rick Colwell of Little Mountain Homes that we found our builder.  We were very excited and nervous about having a house built.  The staff at Little Mountain Homes (Rick, Larry and Wendi) made all of our decision making throughout the process so easy.  We’ve known several people over the years that had houses built by other builders and they all seemed to have horror stories to tell, but we had nothing like that at all.  Rick, Larry and Wendi were always easy to get in touch whenever we needed them.  We stopped by the house a lot while it was being built and everyone involved was always friendly and willing to answer any questions we had.  We really felt like we were part of what was going on!  We would highly recommend Little Mountain Homes to anyone thinking of building a home….because that is exactly what Little Mountain Homes built us…not a house but a home to be proud of!

-Frank & Pam, 2008

My husband and I were out of town buyers from Florida.  We had four days to find a home on our house hunting trip.  We knew as soon as we walked in the front door that we had found the home we wanted.  We have been very impressed with how LMH has taken care of the little issues that have come up.  They have always been quick to address any concerns and are very professional.  This is not the first new home we have bought but it is the best experience we have had.  We highly recommend Little Mountain Homes to anyone.

-Waldy & Kym, 2008

We were, and still are, very satisfied with our Little Mountain experience.  During the building process wer were pleased at how smoothly everything went.  When we signed our contract, we were given paperwork with supplier’s information along with our deadlines for those choices.  We ran into some roadblocks with our choices and we were a little behidn our deadlines.  My husband and I are both perfectionists!  We felt no pressure from Rick or Larry to make our selections.  It’s a lot of decision making that will be part of your home for a long time, and it was a relief not to have added pressure from your builder.  We have heard horror stories of other people’s building process.  WE feel that Rick has superior trades people working for Little Mountain Homes, therefore we did not experience any difficulties.  We had a very smooth building process and our stress levels were not outrageouse, thanks to Rick, Larry and Wendi.  We highly recommend Little Mountain Homes.

-Joelene & Clyde, 2009

The decision to build a home is a very personal one.  For us, we were fortunate to have help in making that decision.  The team from LMH walked us through with a very honest perspective of what we were to expect in the process.  They were fair and consistant when we desired changes or needed help in making the financial part of building possible.  Throughout building, we felt involved in every aspect of our homes’ design.  We felt comfortable approaching the team with questions, and always received a very personal and knowledgeable response.  It is evident that Rick Colwell takes satisfaction of his customers very seriously and aims to please.  Our home was turned over to us in beautiful shape, with well wishing from LMH.  Long after the building process, we have been able to continue our relationship with any questions or concerns.  We always rest easy knowing our home was built with quality construction and that we have a company we can rely on if a need should arise.

-Jamie & Hoyet, 2009

We interviewed with several builders during our home search and always felt that Little Mountain Homes was the right builder for us.  We were moving from Columbus so our building process was done through emails/phone calls and weekend visits.  Rick, Wendi and Larry and the LMH staff were more than accommodating.  They made building our first home easy!

-Lundon & Adrienne, 2010

We have been extremely pleased with our building experience with Little Mountain Homes.  From the beginning, Rick has worked with us to customize the details of our new home and to make it exactly what we have always wanted.  Little Mountain’s standard specifications are high quality and have given us plenty of choices in designing our home.  Most importantly Rick, Larry and Wendi have always been readily available  should we have any questions or concerns.  We would confidently recommend LMH to anyone building a new home.

-James & Deanna, 2010

Our experience with Little Mountain Homes has been very positive, and we highly recommend the builder and his team to anyone looking to purchase a new home.  From the moment we signed our contract it was obvious that we were not just a number to Rick.  We felt very supported during the purchasing process as Rick met with us to speak about the home and let us know whom to call if we had any issues.  We have had various questions and concerns about the home and Little Mountain Homes has always provided superior customer service, professionalism and a willingness to go above and beyond to make sure we continue to be satisfied with our new home.

-Megan & Javiar, 2010

We would like to thank you and your staff, especially Wendi and Larry for making our home construction process move so smoothly.  Your assistance with helping us obtain our lot was over and above what we anticipated.  Your patience with us during the design of our house, up until we made our final decision, was greatly appreciated.  Your personal attention in answering all of our questions prior to and during construction was very helpful.  We have had numerous people ask us “if we were to do it again would we choose Little Mountain Homes?”  and our answer is always “yes”.  It was a pleasure working with you.

-Tim & Tammie, 2011

Little Mountain Homes is one of a few good builders in the industry.  You will hear all the horror stories of building a home but with Little Mountain Homes our experience was a pleasurable one.  We have and will continue to recommend them to anyone who is looking for a builder and even those who have not thought of building as an option  in their home search.  The company is outstanding in what they offer as “standard” in their builds.  They are very knowledgable and extremely helpful throughout the process.  They work with you every step of the way and their vendors are great to work with as well.  We had no knowledge on building a home, but we had no problem with the process and it was actually really fun.  The people that work for Little Mountain Homes are wonderful to work with, they are very friendly and helpful each step of the way.  Little Mountain will give you many options and plans to choose from when you are building your home.  They will keep you informed and take you with them each step of the build so that you feel as if you built your home with them.

-Kermit & Sharon, 2011

We want to take a moment to thank you for all of your work on our new home.  During our adult life we have dealt with many contractors with both positive and negative experiences.  It is good however, that your organization was not our first contracting experience if it had been, the bar would have been raised too high for others to compete against.  In the course of the process design, build, and post build we have never been disappointed that we selected your organization.  You helped us make decisions  with no pressure applied.  Our questions were always answered in a very timely manner, and changes never seemed to be a bother.  The guidance we had received during the entire process demonstrated how customer oriented your organization is and the wealth of experience your organization has as well.  When people ask us who built our house, we are truly proud to say “Little Mountain Homes”.

-Mike & Diane, 2012

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