About Hearth Homes

Hearth Homes Inc. was founded in 2014 by Timothy A. Miller (Tim) as a division of Fireside Homes Inc. After more than 30 years of building high quality, custom homes throughout Michiana, Tim had a desire to reach future generations with a more affordable version of a Fireside built home. With his entire focus on value, quality, function and form, Tim and his team set out to create and build the first Hearth Home.

“Our first model home was incredibly well received in the 2015 Parade of Homes” states Tim. “That home sold almost as soon as it was completed.” In its first two years, Hearth Homes Inc. helped more than 30 families improve their quality of life with a beautiful and affordable new home! Tim continues, “The entire Hearth Homes team of suppliers, sub-contractors, and employees have bought into our mission to provide quality home for future generations with enduring value and affordability!”

James Byars, Vice President of Sales, works with each client from the first appointment to the final closing. With the assistance of their draftsman, James starts by helping each client refine their desires into a floorplan that will add value to their lifestyle and will be a truly functional living space. When the conceptual floor plan is completed, James then tailors the cost estimate to the needs, desires, and budget of each client. According to James, “Every client is unique in their wish list and budget. I want to do everything I can to help them achieve both of these objectives in their new home!”

After the plans and estimate have been agreed upon, the contract is written up, the construction plans are completed, and the building project is ready to get underway. The team at Hearth Homes continues to walk along side each client throughout the entire process of building their new home. James, with the assistance of Dan Yoder, Production Manager, handles the project managment during the construction phase.

One of the many benefits of being a part of the Fireside family of companies is the opportunity to work with their “Design Coordinator”, Janet Miller. While the production team is focused on the construction of the home, Janet is helping each client through the maze of decisions and selections, ensuring their new home is a beautiful reflection of the individual personality of each client!

In addition to several scheduled jobsite visits with James at key times during the construction phase, Hearth Homes clients are encouraged to visit the job site as often as desired so that they can see the quality and attention to detail that is going into their new home! “Our suppliers, sub-contractors and employees often get praised by our clients for their friendliness, quality, and understanding during jobsite visits” Janet adds!

Hearth Homes is also licensed in Michigan and is building homes throughout the Michiana area. “Sandy Creek in Granger is our signature community where we have built several homes, but we are happy to build anywhere within a reasonable distance of our office” James says.

Tim and James are also active in their local, state, and national Home Builder’s Association and they are continually seeking to increase their knowledge and influence in the building industry.

The team at Hearth Homes looks forward to having the opportunity to earn your trust as they continue to design and build quality, affordable homes “for future generations”.