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Ideal Story


Our principles are built on a foundation of the highest quality standards, building community, and giving back. It all started thirty years ago when our founders, two of whom had just graduated from The University of Oklahoma, decided to build a few homes. This endeavor blossomed into the largest provider of homes in central Oklahoma. We've built more than 12,000 homes in that time and continue to grow.

We pride ourselves on our premiere quality so much that we are the only home builder in Oklahoma to offer guaranteed heating and cooling costs, a 2-year warranty, and a 10-year structural warranty. Not only do we believe in our homes, but we believe in them so much that many of our employees choose to live in Ideal homes as well.

Company Culture

Hiring the right people is very important to us. We have strong company values that include energy innovation and top quality customer service. That’s why we are fanatical about who we hire. Over the past several years, Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Oklahoma. 

About our Homes & Neighborhoods

  • More than 20 neighborhoods in 10 cities all within central Oklahoma
  • Buyers can buy a completed (or soon-to-be completed) home or build with us
  • Choose from more than 65 floorplans
  • Visit our world-class design center to select design details for custom homes

Ideal Innovation

  • We are constantly updating our floorplans and elevations to provide the most advanced designs in the industry.
  • Our latest designs take advantage of a variety of styles to make sure our neighborhoods are unique and beautiful.
  • Our Design Center offers a spectrum of new trends and classic options to fit every lifestyle
  • Our construction department is constantly innovating the inside of our homes to make them both affordable and the highest quality possible.


In the News

December 15, 2020: Could OKC run out of houses?

November 28, 2020: What home shoppers can expect from homebuilders during the coronavirus pandemic

October 29, 2020: Halloween masked: For many, trick-or-treating is just too scary this year because of the coronavirus

September 19, 2020: Ideal Homes adds to name, management

September 5, 2020: Steve Shoemaker named as president of Ideal Homes of Norman, Oklahoma

July 3, 2020: OKC-area builders blast through pandemic

April 4, 2020: Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Through the roofs, Home sales soar to the cloud

March 21, 2020: Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Booming builders find buyers online

January 18, 2020: Group adds four homebuilders to Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame

July 9, 2017: McKown Village in Norman welcomes residents

September 20, 2015: Ideal Homes celebrates 25th anniversary, furthers its reach



Our company culture is incredible, but we are also recognized on a local and national level for many achievements. We've been named America’s Best Builder, National Builder of the Year, and a National Housing Quality Gold Award winner. 

  • Best Places to Work by OKC Biz
  • Avid Benchmark Award for Customer Experience
  • Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium Compass Award
  • Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award
  • Builder of the Year, Professional Builder Magazine
  •  The Daily Oklahoman Readers Choice Award - Best Homebuilder South
  •  Built the First Green Certified Home in Oklahoma Under the National Association of Homebuilders Green Program
  • America's Best Builder
  • Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Gold National Housing Quality Award
  • Built The First "Zero Energy Home" in the United States Under $200,000
  • National Housing Quality Award - Silver
  • National Energy Value Housing Awards - Gold and Silver
  • Energy Star for Outstanding Achievement Award
  • The Daily Oklahoman Readers Choice Award - Best Homebuilder 
  • Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Professional Builder's "101 Best Companies to Work For"
  • "Engineered for Life" Status of Distinction
  • Two National Energy Value Housing Gold Awards
  • Built the 18th American Lung Association "Health House"
  • National Energy Value Housing Silver Award
  • First Builder Recognized by the EPA as a "5-Star" Energy Builder for Homes Under $150,000