Riffe’s family has been building homes, creating communities
and taking care of customers for over 50 years in greater Kansas
more than twenty years, Jim has carried on a tradition of quality
design and workmanship that spans three generations. The tradition
builds on five decades of commitment to an industry, a community
and its homeowners.
care of customers is what my family has done since the mid 50s.
It’s what I’ve always known and it’s what I believe
in.” He said.
age 11, Jim was out on job sites stacking bricks and mowing lawns.
He went on to receive an engineering degree from KU and an MBA in
finance from MU. After working as an engineer, he gravitated back
to what he loves best…building homes for families.
an experienced builder/developer, Jim balances innovative design
with a timeless sense of style in the creation of your new home.
He has seen materials and processes come and go, and he knows what
is a dynamic industry. There are hundreds of details in any home
that the average customer doesn’t see. Most of these take
very little extra effort but can become real headaches if they aren’t
Communities include Nottingham at St. Andrews, and The Villas of
White Horse and Woodland
Shores. In fact, Woodland Shores, Lee’s Summit’s
premier lakeshore community was named one of the best communities
in Missouri. His homes and communities have received numerous local
and national awards throughout the exclusive communities of southern
Johnson County and Lee’s Summit.
fact, Riffe Homes can be found in eighty different communities.
is best when he is engaging with customers in the design and construction
of their new home. Of all the builders I have worked with over the
years, he shines as one of the most creative, knowledgeable and
committed to the end product,” Rocky Hembre, marketing representative
for The Woods
of Colton Lake said.
City is a true “custom home” market, according to Jim.
Upper bracket homes are complex in design and craftsmanship.
is where years of experience and knowledge really play out. You
have to balance the latest thing with what is proven to stand the
test of time,” Riffe said.
customer service is critical, buyers should look for a builder/developer
with an unwavering reputation among suppliers and subcontractors.
For over 50 years, Jim’s family has maintained a solid financial
ground with a strong standing among generations of Kansas City’s
suppliers and subcontractors.
it’s hard to imagine that through all the presidents, wars
and decades of change; my family has been right here in southern
Kansas City building relationships with local customers and suppliers.
That history just becomes part of who you are,” Riffe said.
of Jim’s subcontracting partners have been with him at least
15 years. Many of them are the sons and grandsons of craftsmen who
worked with Jim’s Father, Hank Riffe and his grandfather Winston
knows how to communicate your unique vision to the craftsmen who
build your home. And they understand the mark of excellence that
he expects throughout every stage of the homebuilding process.
know what materials to use and which ones to avoid. Going the extra
mile in the beginning, will help avoid problems down the road. And
in the rare instance when problems do crop up…I’m not
going anywhere. I’m going to be there to be sure my customers
are taken care of,” Riffe said.
can take your ideas and turn them into the perfect home designed
with the perfect site in mind. Commitment to detail penetrates every
aspect of the design and building process.
beginning to end, the Riffe home team partners with you to create
a home that is the ideal fit for your unique lifestyle.
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