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About R.L. Wagner Custom Homes

A North Georgia native and Georgia Tech Engineer, Lee Wagner established R.L. Wagner Custom Homes in 1991 after gaining extensive experience from every aspect of the home building process. Lee learned the crucial details of construction by being directly involved in the building process as he worked along side the framing crews and subcontractors. He acquired an invaluable education in the field that prepared him to efficiently, effectively and successfully operate his own building company. R.L. Wagner Custom Homes is a proud franchisee of Arthur Rutenberg Homes.

Lee married Kristin Brown in 1995 and has three daughters (1999, 2001, 2004). He enjoys being an active member of Lakewood Baptist Church, and Lee is an avid outdoorsman whose passions include biking, swimming, snow skiing, fishing, hiking, and all water activities.

About Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in homebuilding since 1953, when he built his first home upon the four “cornerstones” that make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service, and responsibility. He would go on to build a business with those same core values and forever change the landscape of residential homebuilding.

Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. is one of the largest networks of independently owned and operated homebuilding companies in the nation, with franchised homebuilders throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Tennessee.
With a portfolio of more than 80 award-winning designs, a variety of unique support services, and a cadre of nationally recognized vendor partners, we excel at one thing: building the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood – whether on customer-owned property or in some of the finest, most prestigious upscale communities. To see for yourself, visit one of our fully-furnished model homes. All of the homes featured in the following pages are open models of the date of publication, but because models are sold and new models are always opening, it is best to check our website for a current list of open models.

Every Arthur Rutenberg home is masterfully created to achieve understated elegance, exquisite style, and maximum livability – all while harmoniously integrating the personal changes a homeowner desires.

We continue to perfect the innovative, always-relevant design concepts Art first introduced decades ago: the split-bedroom floor plan; the well-appointed centralized kitchen; the extensive use of glass; and the open, airy common areas seamlessly blending outdoors with indoor. In addition, our expert Design Studio professionals offer our homeowners comprehensive interior design services to aid them in making their homes truly “model-home” beautiful.

We believe by choosing Arthur Rutenberg Homes you get the best of both worlds: you benefit from our legendary history and incomparable company values established over a half century ago, while enjoying a wealth of local building knowledge and exceptional personal service from your franchised builder.

Let us bring the legend to life for you.

Experience for yourself why Arthur Rutenberg is still the name most discerning homeowners trust.

“R.L. Wagner was the only company with the hands on experience I needed to rise to the challenge of building my 12,000 square foot home on Lake Lanier. The foundation was a challenge because of the lot’s characteristics, and the interior of the home was fashioned after a 1760’s mansion, meaning there was a substantial amount of fine detail craftsmanship. R.L. Wagner’s subcontractors were outstanding – their attention to detail is definitely what sets them apart from the competition. Plus, dealing with only one Project Manager during the entire process made it easy. The house was completed to our absolute satisfaction.”

Bill Ribble

“Our home in Birch River (now called Achasta) was built by the R.L. Wagner Custom Homes. We interviewed several builders and found Lee and his team to be the most responsive. The quality of their work was excellent, the staff was honest and fair, and the accuracy on the estimate was impressive. We highly recommend R.L. Wagner and have even opened our home to allow Lee Wagner to show some prospective clients the fine craftsmanship and design possibilities in a high end home.”

Ron Stowe

“My family and I are very pleased with the colonial style custom home R.L. Wagner built for us within Harbour Pointe Yacht Club. I have known Lee Wagner for several years and have found him to be a trustworthy, quality builder and friend. I have built and renovated several homes, and I have never worked with anyone possessing Lee’s degree of integrity. Throughout the entire building process, Lee’s desire to make my family 100% satisfied with our custom home was always his number one concern. I recommend R.L. Wagner daily because of the business’ strong commitment to ethics, fairness, and flexibility during the construction process. I also appreciate their ability to be on time and on or under budget.”

Jeremy Ewers

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