Meet the Helen Scott Custom Builders Team


Helen Scott Custom Builders, Inc. was founded in 1968 Since its establishment, the company has built over 500 homes in Northeast Ohio – primarily in the Summit, Medina, Wayne, and Stark County areas.   The business is in its second generation of ownership.  Scott Strayer is the current owner and President of Helen Scott Custom Builders, Inc.  The founders are his grandmother, Helen Scott, and late grandfather, Verne Scott.  Strayer has been operating the company since 2007. 



Pictured above is our team of sub-contractors.  Many of them have been with us for 30+ years, and several are in their second generation of ownership.  Our sub-contractors AVERAGE 15 years with us, with the majority of them being with us over 25 years.  This is very rare in our industry.  We have established long-lasting relationships with our sub-contractors both professionally and personally.  This helps makes projects flow more smoothly as each sub-contractor knows what the others expect, which helps guarantee a consistent product. 

Scott Strayer is the owner of Helen Scott Custom Builders.  He officially took over after his grandmother's retirement in 2007, but started off working for the building company at a very young age.  Born and raised in Barberton, Ohio, Scott attended the University of Akron from which he obtained a degree in Business Administration. 

Scott and his team were named "Builder of the Year"  in 2012 and 2013 for an unprecedented, back-to-back win.  Scott has been an active member of the Home Builders Association serving Portage and Summit Counties, and is currently serving his term as President.  He has been married to wife, Kristin, since 2009. 

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Dean Scarborough has been with the company since 1981.  He is a master trim carpenter, and focuses on building custom cabinetry for our clients.  His attention to detail and quality craftsmanship are unmatched.  He grew up and still resides in Marshallville, Ohio.  He and his wife, Kim, have two children and two grandchildren. 

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Matt Meyer has been with Helen Scott Custom Builders since 2010.  He is currently the Project Manager for all our custom homes.  He exhibits a strong work ethic, excellent client relations, and is a crucial part of our team.     Matt is a former marine and sheriff's deputy, but also has a background in construction after attending school for architecture.  He has been married to wife, Nicole, since 2007.  They currently live in Green, Ohio. 

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Evan Taylor is the newest member of our team.  However, he has been working in the construction industry since graduating from high school.  Bringing years of experience, specifically as a skilled painter and flooring installer, Evan is everyone's right-hand man.  He was also born and raised in Barberton, Ohio, and is a proud father to daughter, Kylie. 





One of our proudest achievements is continuing to grow the business, despite the difficult economic times.  We have also, along with our sub-contractors, donated hundreds of hours to volunteer projects, including cabin renovations for special needs children at the Akron Rotary Camp and Rebuilding Together.

For any questions or additional information, please Contact Us.  Your goals are our top priority!


Helen Scott Custom Builders, Inc.
165 5th St. SE, Unit B
Barberton, OH  44203
Phone:  330-472-2911
Fax:  330-753-3999