Helping Generations of Families Build the Home of Their Dreams Since 1968

At Helen Scott Custom Builders, we are distinguished by our quality craftsmanship and dedicated to customer service.  As a family-owned and operated builder, we have worked to earn our clients’ trust for many decades. Our Ohio roots date back to 1968, when the company was established by Verne and Helen Scott. The company is now in its 2nd generation of ownership, and we are proud of its growth.

Since its establishment, the company has built over 500 homes in Northeast Ohio. Scott Strayer, the grandson of Verne & Helen, is the current owner and President of the company. Scott has been operating the company since 2007, following his graduation from the University of Akron. He has, however, been active with the company and industry since his youth. Spending his childhood on job sites, coupled with the leadership and personal skills handed down from his grandparents, Scott has a vast knowledge of both sides of the business. His years of field experience prior to running the company have proved invaluable.

Scott feels that it is extremely important to maintain direct contact with the homeowners throughout the entire building process to ensure that their expectations are being met.  His hands-on approach has proved to be very successful, not only earning him respect among his clients but also his fellow peers in the industry.  They voted him “Builder of the Year” for Summit / Portage Counties in 2012, as well as 2013.  It was a proud moment for Scott, indeed, as that was the first time in HBA history that a builder had received the award back-to-back years.  Since then, the team has received the coveted award again in 2018.  Scott has served on the local Home Builders Associations Board of Trustees for several years, and as its President in 2014.


Our Awards & Testimonials

Who's Who -- Meet Our Team