Monday, 02 September 2013 18:49

Tuckerman School Districts Make The Grade

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Looking for a great home in one of Central Ohio's best school districts?

"Public schools and districts in Ohio this year received letter grades -- A through F -- based on students' success last year.  The revamped report-card system is, in some ways, more complex than in previous years.  The state won't issue overall grades until 2015.  Until then (this) is what the state uses to determine a school's grade: Achievement, Graduation, Value-Added Features, Gap Closing." --The Dispatch, Friday August 23, 2013.  Please enjoy the glowing report details on the Olentangy, Bexley, Gahanna-Jefferson, and New Albany-Plain school districts within this post.

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We truly appreciated the assistance from everyone involved. We love our home and thank you again for building us our dream home.
-Sue C.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 15:13

Sharing Ideas With Innovative Home Builders

The Tuckerman Home Group's Craig Tuckerman and Angelo Petraglia travel to Annapolis, Maryland

As an elite group with the National Association of Home Builders, Craig Tuckerman meets several times each year to learn, educate and share best building practices with home builders from around the Country. Craig hosted one such meeting in Columbus this past April, and traveled to Annapolis Maryland last week.

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With The Tuckerman Home Group, building our home was so easy, it was actually fun. They're down to earth, approachable, and accessible. It went like clockwork…and it needed to. We were married one week and moved in the next! If we ever build again, it will be with The Tuckerman Home Group.

- Margaret & Jeff Gray

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:38

Positive Outlook - BIA Update November 2013

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We were recently profiled by the Building Industry Association.

“The BIA feels more energetic,” notes Tuckerman. “It feels much more like a teaching association than it ever used to -- and we need that, especially with how fast the technologies are changing. We have become more proactive and less reactionary.”--from the article within, or read it on the BIA website

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:33

Do It Yourself Sale! BIA Builder's Boneyard

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Save The Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00am - 4:00pm!

Our very own Lisa Theado is volunteering her time at The Buiding Industry Association of Central Ohio to help pull off this gargantuan sale of surplus and donated supplies from trim, to architectural elements, to windows and doors.  Will there be garden and patio elements? Yes! Firepits, cupolas, tile, stone etc. will be offered at reduced prices and most items are brand new!  Details within/below:

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 16:17

WSJ: Housing Outlook for 2014

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As Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Supply-Demand Balance Should Encourage Building

"Expect the mix of buyers in the coming year to shift to a combination of families moving up or buying their first homes—rather than the cash-only investors who have been driving sales in many cities"- Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia.  From the Wall Street Journal article below

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:36

2011 Parade Home

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In June of 2011 the Tuckerman Home Group and the BIA of Central Ohio displayed the BIA Parade of Homes 2011 Foundation House, a Tuckerman Home Group creation.  The 59th Parade of Homes ran June 11-26 to much success at Olentagy Falls, Southern Deleware County.  Take a Virtual Tour Today!

Thursday, 07 February 2013 21:08

Mindful Maintenance #2: Concrete Issues in Winter

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Freeze/Thaw & Chemical Attack

Its winter. Water turns to ice and it expands. When this occurs in the tiny pores of the concrete, the concrete becomes distressed and degrades. This occurs more rapidly with each next freeze/thaw cycle. Driving or parking on a snowy surface compacts the snow powder into ice. Thus its important to remove ice and snow from concrete slabs as promptly as possible after snowstorms. Its just as critical to protect concrete from abuse by pet urine, fertilizers, radiator overflow, repeated hosing, or de-icing agents, such as road salt that can drip from vehicles. All of these items can cause spalling (chipping of the surface) of concrete. Never put any calcium or salt products on any concrete surfaces.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:55

Five Million Dollar Business Campus

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Vibrant Campus In New Albany Takes It To The Next Level

First, the city must widen Beech Road from Jug Street south to Smith's Mill Loop Road, which could cost an estimated $2 million, Stefanov said. New Albany City Council agreed Sept. 3 to apply to the Ohio Public Works Commission for half of the funding. - Excerpt from article.

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The Tuckerman Home Group built my home during the Columbus Parade of Homes several years ago. What could have been a very stressful time instead was a wonderful experience. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of materials and workmanship. No job is complete without a hurdle or two, but these were handled promptly and professionally to my satisfaction. My family and I love are home. I highly recommend this home builder!

- Maria Van Huffel

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:38

The Build Process

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The Build Process

Over the years we have met many prospective home buyers that are anxious about finding the right builder and getting what they want within their budget in as little as four months. What we offer is a better way to build a new home through 10 Key Strategies proven to address new home buyer expectations, efficiently manage and help navigate selection process to ensure effective communication between our team and your family.

  1. Build a relationship of trust before building your home.
  2. Invest the time to clarify customer needs and desires.
  3. Document our communication and new home specifications.
  4. Approve final drawings.
  5. Meet with our team of professional home designers/ consultants.
  6. Maintain control providing our craftspeople with systems that keep the project on time and within budget.
  7. Stay connected with regular client construction conferences.
  8. Complete final orientation walk through.
  9. Provide comprehensive homeowner's manual.
  10. Provide service after the sale.

Click here to view a slide show of one of our homes being built.

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I have been thinking about sending this email for a while but life sometimes gets in the way of things we should do.  I want to send a sincere "thank you" to you and Craig for everything you have done for us and with us over the last 14 months.  It has been great getting to know you and working with you.  I do not have any prior experience building but the experience with Tuckerman has been awesome.

First, our house has very minor things that need "fixed" or "adjusted" but mainly because the customer service has been impeccable.  We have always gotten a return call and our "issues" have always been taken care of quickly.  We have 100% confidence in the product you produce and 110% confidence if something isn't right that Tuckerman will make it right.

Living in this neighborhood and hearing the horror stories from the residents about their builder make me ecstatic Tuckerman was our builder. In this day in age where people generally only complain, I wanted to send something positive that may help remind you that you do an excellent job and are in the business for the right reasons.  So that's all :-)

- S. Pesetsky

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:19


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100% of all funds raised by Pelotonia directly support cancer research conducted at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Welcome to New Albany Country Club, New Albany, OH. 

The Tuckerman Home Group is excited to announce two new lots in development at the exclusive Waterston neighborhood at the New Albany Country Club.  Four and five bedroom homes inspired by Georgian and Neo-Classical precedents will grace the impeccably sited and landscaped lots complete with mature foilage.  Starting in the low 700's.  Update 7/24/13

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:30

Outside Columbus, Ohio

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Flying Horse Farms and Tour de Lis are two very worthy charities we became a part of because we know and trust those who tirelessly administer the efforts.

"LIVE: Craig & Lisa at Important Event

Craig Tuckerman and Lisa Theado are currently attending a joint realtor/builder event at the Columbus Convention Center downtown. We hope to soon inform both clients and partners about this HUGE change in the macroeconomic and regulatory environment for homes being built in 2017-2018. Featured speakers and speculation on tax changes within:

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:52

Coming Soon to Central College Road

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Welcome to Wentworth Crossing, New Albany.

A dozen beautiful home sites from the Tuckerman Home Group located in the heart of the New Albany links area, with exclusive and unique zoning and architecture. Also enjoy access to highly acclaimed New Albany-Plain schools featuring state of the art facilities and outstanding academic and athletic programs. Near several Fortune 500 Airport and downtown Columbus.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:28

Even Better News for Olentangy Schools

Levy passes in Olentangy district, other results mixed

"Olentangy district residents were voting on a combined issue featuring three parts: a 5.9-mill permanent operating levy, a 1-mill permanent improvement levy and a no-new-millage bond issue to build a fourth high school...The operating levy will be used to pay for additional teachers, utilities and supplies. The improvement levy will go to maintain facilities...Olentangy Superintendant Mark Raiff says, 'I keep telling people I'm looking forward to Olentangy writing the next chapter of our great story.'" Dispatch Story by Shannon Gilchrist within.

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Craig and The Tuckerman Home Group built my home in 1997. They ere wonderful to work with. They were flexible, patient, accommodating and always professional. Their work was on-time, and the quality and pride in their work was evident. The Tuckerman Home Group creates a relationship that goes beyond the construction and warranty of your home. I have used two other builders in the Columbus area and after the warranty period you never heard from them again. The Tuckerman Home Group touches my life twice a year with their spring and fall Home Maintenance Reminder List. If you are not a "DYI" person they offer services or referrals to keep your home maintained ... no other builder does that! If you are considering building or buying a new home, I highly recommend Craig and his team at The Tuckerman Home Group. They are not just a builder... they are your friend.

- Una Barbee

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:51


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Our use of homebuilding science and technology helps hedge against unforseen weather, delays, field conditions, etc.


  • Excavation to closing in an extremely efficient timeframe
  • With well-planned schedules, and on-site management.
  • Time-tested products and contractors to assure consistent, reliable construction.

Inventory, New Starts, and Mortgage Rates So Low That Prices Cannot Last

"Sellers could be soon be riding a perfect storm of pent-up demand, historic low rates, and very few new homes for sale or coming soon," said Craig Tuckerman, President of The Tuckerman Home Group as he finished tidying the grounds of his company's latest sale, a single family home at 6326 Artesian Run in Lewis Center.

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The folks at The Tuckerman Home Group are so easy to work with, and so good to their word. We wouldn't build with anyone else. While other builders are often limited in their selection, Craig and his team are flexible about options. I asked for a custom mantle. They provided it. I asked for special outlet covers -- brass, silver, they let me choose.

It's possible to swap, add, and even save! My mother calls Craig, "the most honest man I've ever met…"

- Lance & Mindy Holmes

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:05

The Tuckerman Home Group Wins BIA Design Award

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Best New Home Architectural Design By A Custom Builder Priced $500,000 to $999,999

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio hosted The 27th Annual Marketing and Merchandising Award Ceremony.  We brought home the bling in four categories--see photos of The Best New Home Design that was recently purchased in The New Albany Country Club:

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Phil Hill, service technician, has been great to work with, always so helpful and prompt.
-Steve & Julie

Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:58

Permit Positive

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New Dispatch, New Report on Housing

How do you like the new Dispatch format?  People we talk to are pretty positive about it and if you saw the front page today, well, its pretty positive too.

"More jobs, low interest rates and rising rents are helping drive home construction. The improving market also means that homeowners are finally able to sell their homes, allowing them to buy a new one."

Here is the Tuckerman Home Group review of this latest news by the numbers...

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:14

Walking Around the Village

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Love Where You Live!

One of the most underrated evening activities is walking to your favorite restaurant. Okay, maybe not your favorite restaurant in the entire world, but being able to lace up and walk to something -- be it a restaurant, park, or community event is overlooked as an important part of "the good life."  Check out the Village!  The Village at Hannah Farms that is.  It is not only strategically located at the corner of Gahanna and New Albany, but it also is connected via a pedestrian path to real destinations unlike some of its isolated competitor developments. The picture gallery within highlights some amazing features of this well-planned 'neighborhood' like the truly scenic walk to Hannah Park and nearby restaurants.

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We love the design and the floorplan. The service has been exceptional. Thank you.
-Keith I.

Sunday, 01 December 2013 15:44

Size Less of An Issue...

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Character, Lifestyle Trumps Square Footage

Even among luxury homebuyers, bigger isn’t necessarily better, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. - From The Columbus Dispatch

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The project was completed in a timely manner with excellent results.  We are very pleased with the quality of our new home.  Craig Tuckerman and his team did a great job and we would recommend them to anyone highly.

- Don Thacker

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We are very pleased with our home. It is not often that you find a company that has so many professional and caring people. Thank you to each and every one of you.
-Kathy D.

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Paul and I would like to thank Craig for always being prompt when we left a message. Craig has always been professional, easy to work with, and always so thoughtful at Christmas time. The kids loved getting the chocolate!
-Paul & Jackie

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Phil is a very professional, cutious, knowledgable, and skilled individual. I appreciate all of his help and enjoyed working with him.
-Lisa B.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:11

Wexner Medical Center

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:50


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Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is a discount home improvement store that accepts and re-sells new and reusable home improvement building materials. The store is open to the public and revenue from sales directly offsets the administrative costs of Habitat for Humanity-Greater Columbus.

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Lisa and Craig are extremely trustworthy. We were impressed with the flexibility of the floor plans and were confident we would get a high quality home. We did!
-Sana H.

Friday, 22 February 2013 13:38

WSJ Report on Lumber Costs

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Is the Public Aware of this Trend?

U.S. benchmark prices for lumber could rise around another 25% this year, according to Capital Economics, which added lumber to its coverage of agricultural commodities on Monday. “We think that the price of lumber could rise further this year and possibly reach fresh highs, as three key factors which forced prices higher over 2012 have further to run,” said Tom Pugh, commodities economist at Capital Economics, in a note.

What are the latest developments around town in the mortgage market and the home-building industry?

What’s in? Mother-in-Law Suites.

What’s out? New Starter Homes.

A brief statement on the building industry: Good land and quality labor are in short supply. We're fortunate that we have fantastic sub-contractors hard at work on your home despite the abundance of condo and apartment projects popping up all over town. They are everywhere! We know, as we are now everywhere too. We have new projects in Bexley, Upper Arlington, Gahanna, Sunbury, Granville, and New Albany. We wrap up the mortgage market, household formation, and design trends within.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:55

New Albany Fitness Center

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They Call It The CORE, And Its More Than A Gym

That center is an idea built on dreams, too. Its goal isn’t so much to react to illness, but to bolster life and the things that make it great: the best foods and exercise, a fulfilling social network, plenty of sleep and a sunny outlook. New Albany’s 8,000 residents and 12,000 workers will be able to get personalized plans at the center for improving their lives, including diet and exercise. - Excerpt from story by Lori Kurtzman

Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:13

Two Lots Remain at Wentworth Crossing!

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Lots 35 and 48 are permitted for the popular Madison model

Act now for the trifecta of the new home-buying experience: a great home, at a great price, in a great location!  Wentworth Crossing is conveniently located off Central College Road...I get there by taking Rt 161 to New Albany Road, driving past the Giant Eagle (Kroger, Shmroger) and its 2 minutes down the road.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:56

Pittsburgh Convention Oct 2012

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Craig Tuckerman is at a builder conference meeting this week in Pittsburgh with 15 other professional builders.

He is studying and helping teach others how to build more efficiently, safely, and with higher quality for all of our clients. This type of continuing education and training is something that we at the Tuckerman Home Group go through continually to provide our families with the best new home and the best values.

We recently uploaded several continuing education certificates and other credentials under the "Press" section of our site.  Please check them out HERE

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Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Tuckerman Home Group is great to work with -- the process went smoothly, they were always available to explain things to us and were responsive, quality is very good, very reliable, we are very happy with our home. They went above and beyond in several areas. The reason for not giving 5 stars is that there were a few times when communication could've been better about certain things and that a few of their sub-contractors were not responsive or helpful (many of them, however, were fabulous). Overall, we are very happy with our home.

- E. Walter

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This is the best house we ever lived in…we really would rather not leave this incredible home but it’s time. I’ll be 70 next year and it’s time to downsize and simplify. And we are spending 4-6 months in Florida each year. Thanks for building such a wonderful home for us.


- D. Rowles

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:54

Builder Client Relationships

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Our Guarantee

  • We want to be as proud of our homes years down the road as we are during construction.
  • For that reason, you can rely on The Tuckerman Home Group warranty to keep your home beautiful and efficient.
  • We're always available for general and specific questions, keeping our homebuyers' files for accurate records and assistance when needed.
  • It's for these reasons that our clients are proud of what we've created together. And so are we.

Our reputation lives with your home.

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The Tuckerman Home Group built my home during the Columbus Parade of Homes several years ago. What could have been a very stressful time instead was a wonderful experience. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of materials and workmanship. No job is complete without a hurdle or two, but these were handled promptly and professionally to my satisfaction. My family and I love are home. I highly recommend this home builder!

- Maria Van Huffel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:20

2014 BIA Parade of Homes by the Numbers

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4: Number of THG lots nearby where you can use all those interior design ideas you just gleaned from the Parade!

Did you know Central Ohio has been celebrating the BIA Parade of Homes since 1952?!  We have proudly participated in parades in 20062010, and built the Parade Foundation House for charity in 2008 and 2011.  Those links are to albums on our website, but if you prefer, you can view the albums on  This year we will be touring our colleagues' home just like you, but we have some notes... 

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:44

New Albany: A Letter from Jack Kessler

Read What The Co-founder of The New Albany Company Has To Say About New Albany in 2016

"Co-founder and chairman of The New Albany Company, Jack Kessler is one of central Ohio’s most accomplished real estate developers and influential civic leaders.  The developer of numerous residential communities across the country, Kessler’s commitment to the evolution of New Albany was both professional and very personal.  Along with his cofounder, Les Wexner, Kessler was among its first residents." Read more for his entire letter:

Friday, 21 June 2013 13:45

2013 BIA Parade of Homes by the Numbers

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4: The number of Parades of which we participated in the last 8 years...

Edit: June 25, 2013 I guess we make it an every other year affair.  That allows us to join our clients and neighbors as guests and simply enjoy the showcasing of the latest beuilding trends and fads.   We have proudly participated in parades in 2006, 2008, 2010, and built the Parade Foundation House for charity in 2011.  Those links are to albums on our website, but if you prefer, you can view the albums on  Now, down to the numbers, our breakdown of this year's Parade of Homes.

Monday, 02 September 2013 18:49

The Yorkshire

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Exclusively at the New Albany Country Club

I beleive this is our finest floorplan within the category of homes featuring a first floor master suite.  What makes it unique is the combination of a completely Georgian country home exterior with a floorplan built for entertainment and family living.  Its layout and flow does not quite approach those of strict utility; quite the contrary, its conveniences are added bonuses, tastefully complementing an already stately home.  Consider, for example, the powder room off of the drop zone adjacent to the garage.  The outdoor courtyard that empties off of the breakfast and great room.  The private staircase, in lieu of a grand stair hall.  The coat, linen, and walk-in-closets.  This is a home for the good life in 2013.  Continued...

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We worked with Phil and Craig and they were very pleasent, very knowledgable, and overall great to work with!
-Jennifer M.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 23:51


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The mission of The ChadTough Foundation is to fund research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

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Craig was able to take my plans and build two awesome town homes. Both units have always been fully rented - a fact I attribute in large part to the build quality. Craig was also able to build the units on a tight urban lot and work around difficult neighborhood issues. Craig was always professional and always available even years later when I had questions. I highly recommend him!

- Nate Mellman

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We had a two day house search in April 2011. We saw 26 houses in two days. I fell in love with the Tuckerman built home but thought we couldn't make it work as we needed a 5th bedroom. Our realtor called the Tuckerman group and Craig met us personally at the home the next day. He gave on the spot ideas for changes he could make to the home to make it work for our family. We made an offer the next day. It was quickly accepted, the minor construction changes were made and we moved in on time 6 weeks later. The company has been responsive to every little question and concern we had since moving in.

One of my kids even pulled a window off track and the maintenance man came over right away and fixed it! We aren't currently in the market to build, but I wouldn't hesitate to ask the Tuckerman Home Group to build our next home!

- Jennifer Hartwell

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:34

Rising Prices in the USA Today

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Big City Average: Home Prices Up 9.3%

While this USA Today story covers developments nationwide, several aspects pertain here in Central Ohio.  The highlights: Case-Schiller study shows prices up 9.3% from February 2012; Tight supply of homes is driving force in higher prices; Prices remain 29% below the peak in 2006.  We can add that for a builder of fine new homes, increased prices for lumber, finishes, and labor have begun to trickle down to the consumer.  While not a significant component of higher prices, Ohio residential codes were updated at the beginning of the year and mandate better quality homes.

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We worked with The Tuckerman Home Group to build our new home in New Albany, OH. The craftsmanship and quality of the home are second to none and we couldn't be happier with our decision to build with THG! We highly recommend Craig Tuckerman/Tuckerman Home Group as they helped us build the home of our dreams!

- M. Muzi
Westerville, Ohio

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We would purchase another Tuckerman Home Group home in a heartbeat!
-Margaret G.

Sunday, 10 July 2016 14:21

Explaining Mortgages to a 6-Year-Old

"Dad, Can I borrow A Hundred Dollars?"

Me: Why do ask?

Six-Year-Old: Jaiden wants to buy a house.

It was in this way that I became like the Federal Reserve last Sunday morning, making my daughter...Fannie Mae? Although no legal tender exchanged hands, a great educational opportunity presented itself. My attempt at keeping up the metaphor using up-to-date info and her questions and artwork within:

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:33

CNBC: Builders Not Meeting Demand

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Some great analysis today on fundamental housing market dynamics as old as the hammer and nail: when demand rises and supply shrinks, prices go up.  While you don't need a degree in economics from The Ohio State University to understand this, CNBC does some great reporting on the finer points.  For instance, market segmentation between distressed properties, used homes, and new builds from builders adds some depth to the picture of rising costs.  Also of note is, despite the local market's hit in 2008, prices are on the rise everywhere--even in those areas not swamped with foreclosures like Columbus.  CNBC claims builders aren't building fast enough--if they only knew what The Tuckerman Home Group was accomplishing in Wentworth Crossing!  Read the whole article within.

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We modeled our house on another existing plan, but Craig allowed us to make major changes. His standard features are of such quality, we didn't find it necessary to upgrade. My biggest concern was that our baby was due the same week as the completion of the house. The house came a month ahead of schedule.

- Mindy Drayer & Randy Kortokrax

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We were told by many people that our friendship with Craig would be destroyed by building with a friend. It is true that Craig could have made this a nightmare for us like so many people have had the misfortune of with other builders, but instead he made the process fun and exciting and gave us a beautiful home which we are very grateful for. We would definitely build with Tuckerman again and have recomended them to everyone.
-Tom & Erica

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The Tuckerman Home Group worked with us in designing and building our beautiful home. They were extremely accomodating and provided excellent assistance to us as we transferred from out of state to the Columbus area. Their workmanship, customer service and follow-up activities were outstanding. We would highly recommend them to any prospective client interested in building.

- Rob Dillon

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:44


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  • "Custom Homes" that are affordable without compromising quality
  • We don't think of this as a one-size-fits-all type of business. A custom home isn't a matter of price, but of choices, changes, options.
  • It's details and fine touches … And uncommon flexibility.
  • Show or tell us what you like, and we'll try to make it a part of your home.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:35


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Choosing the right Central Ohio builder is important.

Protect your peace of mind & finest investment with assurances of an easy & honest process led by a professional team, together since 1992. We build our reputation one home at a time. Thank you for your trust & confidence over these 25 wonderful years. Read our blog here.


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Mike and I were little nervous with the construction next to our house, but we were amazed how friendly and professional everyone has been. At the end of the day, we were happy to have you build another home in our neighborhood and next door to us.

-Sue Chi

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:55

A Bridge To Somewhere...New Albany

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New Albany Country Club Walking Path To Thompson Park And Beyond.

Curious, we pinpointed exactly where the bridge will will span.  Thanks to New Albany for not disturbing the creek.  Article and map within:

Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:36

Builder's Boneyard: DIYer's Wanted!

Press Release From The BIA's Professional Women in Building Council

Put your unused building materials to good use — donate them to the huge garage sale sponsored by the BIA’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council and help deserving students obtain scholarships. Our second annual Builders Boneyard sale will take place Saturday, August 29 at the The Ohio State University Airport, at the corner of Sawmill and West Case roads.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:00

2013 Lighting Trends

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Layering, LED's, Landscaping, Traditional Fixtures...Which Does Not Belong?

September 18th is National Ceiling Fan Day, and we thought that before you breeze your way right through the holiday, we could bring you industry news and customer feedback regarding lighting design, fixture styles, and new products.  The top trend this year as reported by experts far and wide is that 2013 will be the year that LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting comes in full force to practical residential applications.  The technical and cost barriers have finally broken down, and while the quality of the light emitted by these diodes has improved, here is a word of wisdom from a local home inspector:

Homeowners should look for Energy Star rated LED bulbs, which have been tested to meet EPA standards of color quality and consistency, energy efficiency, and stable performance. Inferior products may make a lot of promises but may not deliver. By replacing the bulbs in their most-used and hard-to-reach fixtures, homeowners can start saving energy - and money - right now..

- Tim Buell (8/27/13)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:39

Become a BIA Member!

Wonderful Benefits of Membership Laid Out by Craig Tuckerman and Partners in Latest Video

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:37


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  • Higher quality homes and superior customer service is what sets as apart from our competition
  • Talk to one of our buyers, and you'll find they talk about the knowledge, selection, and care that we give our homes … and the careful attention we pay to client service.
  • Those are the reasons we're often chosen over other builders.
  • We like to think of each home as if we were going to live in it ourselves.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:04

BINNS Report

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Craig is past president of the BIA. Dave Brown, current BIA President hits the highlights of the Columbus housing market in the third quarter:

"I am pleased to provide you with some various market data for the third quarter and YTD for our market area.

Single Family Permits are UP AGAIN
Single Family Home Sales are UP AGAIN
Single Family Lot Sales are UP AGAIN
Condominium Permits are UP AGAIN
Multi-Family Permits are UP AGAIN
Condominium Sales are UP AGAIN
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Overall an outstanding experience.
-Bob & Pat

Friday, 21 June 2013 17:21

Central OH Housing Red Hot

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Better than any other Ohio city or region

So prices are up but more importantly sale volume is way up and days on the market are way down.Condominium sales, as mentioned in the article below are also way up in May.  Anecdotally, I overheard a property investor and a property manager lament the fact that there are no good rentals to be had, or none to be had without a bidding war from the Short North, to Dublin, to Westerville.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:59

What Happens In Vegas, Ends Up On This Blog

2016 National Association of Home Builders International Building Show

The NAHB International Builders' Show is the nation’s largest annual residential housing construction trade event for manufacturers and suppliers of home construction products and services. Our own Craig Tuckerman and Lisa Theado visited this past week and have delivered a photographic report.

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Hey Craig,
Ok first off we have moved back from Belgium (yes it was fast) and now we are living in the Woodlands, Texas.  It has taken us forever to find a home and I fully blame that on you!!  You completely spoiled us and it was so hard finding a home that met the Tuckerman standards we are used to, I just wanted you to come here and build us a house!! Obviously that was not going to happen so we finally settled on a house and are updating the entire thing.
Seriously we have decided that 7229 Place is the best house we ever had and I have a feeling nothing would ever live up to it!
Hope all is well in Ohio and business is doing good.  The houses are flying off the market, people are getting what they are asking or more depending on where it is!! It's crazy!!!
Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you.

--Gretchen Cannon

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I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the wonderful experience thay my wife Sue and I have enjoyed while you and your excellent staff have been building our new home. The superior quality was obvious from the framing to the finishing throughout the entire construction project. Not only are the products you install amoung the best, (like Koehler) but the attention to detail and the skill of your people shines through. From our “bark” ceiling finish---even in the garage,yes! To the beauty of the hardwood floors, Craig, we could not be more pleased.

Also, your flexibility when we changed our minds and your fairness in pricing of our change-orders made the personal preferences and custom appointments a delightful difference. Additionally, we simply must mention her by name, Lisa Theado may be your builder representative, but we call her friend. She was always very supportive of you and your company but we knew when we worked with her, if we had a want or a need she was on top of it. Even when she was unable to do something, she communicated with us so we were always well informed and we knew she truly cared. Your skillful leadership and her compassionate heart, make quite a team!

- Jeff & Sue Damron

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:12

Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals and research institutes in the United States.

A Report By Chris Kirkham of The Wall Street Journal Had Us Asking...

Just how many housing units are there per person (or 1000 people) in Ohio. We can report anecdotal evidence of a shift in value that our neighbors place upon good, new development, but how much of this is driven by a real shortage of high-quality affordable homes? The article cites the top five and bottom five states for houses/1000 people. If you know Ohio's stat please let us know!

Sunday, 05 January 2014 21:19

40 Tips for 40 Below

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No Joke - Information from The American Red Cross

We've included all the preperation and response advice, not just the home maintenance ones.  Stay safe out there!

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It is with a great deal of pleasure that we have the opportunity to express our complete satisfaction with the product (OUR HOME) provided by The Tuckerman Home Group and specifically our great pleasure in working with Craig Tuckerman, our builder, and Phil, the supervisor assigned to our project. We have been in our home for three years now and are so completely happy that it’s hard to put into words. Over the years we have built several houses and commercial buildings and we have never worked with any individuals that were so professional and accommodating as the team from The Tuckerman Home Group. Every small detail was handled promptly and exactly as we hoped it would be. The 6-month and 1 year follow-ups were above and beyond anything we had ever experienced from the building industry before. We have, as a result, recommended to many individuals that are looking for a home to look for one built by The Tuckerman Home Group first, as we can’t imagine any builder building a better home or being easier to work with in all stages of the process. The “no compromise” standard of quality coupled with the personal commitment to satisfying the customer is a rare and admirable combination not commonly found in today’s business world and the Tuckerman Home Group possesses these characteristics in every way imaginable.

- Dr. Donald R. and Marcia J. Rowles

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We were very pleased with the customer service we received. Anytime I called with a question between the offer being accepted and the closing, I received a call right back. Everyone we worked with was very professional.
-Albert & Megan

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THG (Tuckerman Home Group) built us our dream home.  They have provided an exceptional service and have gone above and beyond finishing our home.  Although its been 3 years since we moved into our home, they continue their superb relationship with us.  We are proud to be a THG Home Owner!

- Mike Lemmon and Sue Chi

Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:59

Changes to the Residential Code of Ohio

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Fireproofing, Energy, Drainage, and More...

On February 22, 2013 Craig Tuckerman and Phil Hill attended a class on new changes to the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) at the New Albany Building Department.  The New Albany Building Inspectors who hosted the class were very knowledgable and displayed their willingness to work with the professional builders in attendance to collaboratively achieve everyone's best interest: stronger, safer, and more efficient housing.

The layman or laywoman would be pleased to know that just about every element of a Tuckerman Home is highly researched, approved, and installed in accordance with standards administered by various professional and regulatory organizations.  Here are a few of those organizations discussed in the meeting...

Monday, 20 August 2012 18:54


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Take Your Pick of the Neighborhood

1.   Build on your lot or one of ours.  We can build your home wherever you choose.

2.   We have an excellent reputation among building officials and trade professionals because of our care for the communities in which we build.

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The Tuckerman Home Group built my home during the Columbus Parade of Homes several years ago. What could have been a very stressful time instead was a wonderful experience. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of materials and workmanship. No job is complete without a hurdle or two, but these were handled promptly and professionally to my satisfaction. My family and I love are home. I highly recommend this home builder!

- Maria Van Huffel

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 21:05

Sales Soar!

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2012 Optimism & 2013 Opportunities

In September we posted about the strong year for home sales we are enjoying locally. As a followup, we can say due to great reporting from the Columbus Dispatch and Jim Weiker that as a region Central Ohio sold more homes than at any time since 2005. 2005?! That was before the 'Great Recession' so some investigation remains for market dynamics between 2005-2008. Regardless, this is great news for Columbus, Ohio, and the nation as is described below in the source article from the Dispatch. In short, sales, prices, optimism up; inventory, interest rates down. What a combination.

Monday, 01 October 2012 14:56

August and September

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August and September were full of good news for the Columbus housing market. 

September 19, 2012— Central Ohio home sales climbed to their highest level in five years during August, as buyers snatched up a steadily shrinking number of homes on the market.  During the month, 2,326 homes changed hands in the Columbus area, 12.3 percent more than in August 2011, according to the Columbus Board of Realtors.

Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00

The Market

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Sales soar as buyers compete for homes

Interesting article in the Dispatch on August 23, 2012 about a lower inventory of homes for sale in Central Ohio.  Anecdotedly, I have heard the same from a neighbor who has decided to build in Italian Village because she can't find a home for sale that suits her needs.

"Oooh, I get it now!" Making sense of the 23/270 Interchange

After weeks of water cooler talk & gossip during the holiday season, The Tuckerman Home Group seeks to understand all the construction at the 'top' of Route 270.  We connect the dots between shorter commutes and rising home values in Lewis Center and provide links to photos, videos, animations, and more because this project is really cool! -- Links within.

Friday, 22 February 2013 13:25

The Columbus Comeback

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From Time Magazine

If you ever wonder what kind of economic development might be accomplished in this country with more bipartisan cooperation, consider Columbus, Ohio. This low-key, Middle American metropolis of about 800,000 is becoming something of a celebrity city, talked up in a recent New York Times Magazine piece on the success of Ohio and visited more than a dozen times by presidential and vice-presidential candidates. No wonder. After taking a dive during the recession, Columbus has roared back, with the metro area creating more new jobs than any other city in Ohio over the past two years. In many ways, it's a model for what an economy can do when you admit that growth isn't about tax cuts and austerity but about both streamlining government and investing public money in the right things.

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Morning Craig!  Can't believes it's been 1 year in our house, we still love it as much as we did from day 1!  Girls actually celebrated it's one year, any excuse to have a party! Hope all is well with you and your family!

- S. Thakkar

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Craig Tuckerman built our home 7 years ago and we have enjoyed living here every single day. We have highly recommended his home builders group to many friends. Whenever we had a question about anything pertaining to our home even several years after occupancy we were treated exceptionally and had all questioned answered.

- Marcia R.

Saturday, 26 September 2015 11:18

Children's Hospital Event

The Tuckerman Home Group's Phil Hill and Family Celebrate with NCH's Pediatric Heart Surgery Unit

Phil & his wife Dawn welcomed little Angus Hill in February. Shortly after he was born, Angus was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital for heart surgery. Last month, doing great, Angus and family reunited with the doctors, nurses, and other pediatric heart patients for a fun-filled event at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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To whom it may concern:


The Tuckerman Home Group, and specifically Craig Tuckerman, is an example of what dedication to an organization, an industry, and a community can lead to:  A dedicated following of vendors and customers who trust your name for excellent service and fair treatment with everyone involved.  Despite not growing up in the industry, the Tuckerman Home Group has become one of the top 20 builders in Central Ohio, not necessarily in volume, but in reputation.  The Tuckerman Home Group is a registered Builder in the Building Industry Association and Craig has served as BIA President and remains active with the organization. 


We are in obvious difficult economic times but there is not a better representative of what the Building Industry is based than Craig Tuckerman and the associates at the Tuckerman Home Group. 


Thank you,


Adam Lewin


Hamilton Parker Company


Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:53

Mindful Maintenance #1: Sump Pumps in Winter

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Easily Avoid Wet Basements and Fried Motors

It's that time of year again, when icy cold conditions can cause a cascading home maintenance nightmare for the uninformed.  Knowledge is power and we learned this one a decade ago while observing a mysterious geyser outside one of our recently built homes in Westerville.

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Craig and his team are there every step of the way. From the first time we met, every question was answered, every promise kept. If they tell you the flooring guys will be in next week, the flooring guys will be in next week. We're so pleased; we've recommended them to our family and close friends.  Our next home will be built by The Tuckerman Home Group.

- Caren & Don West

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:49

Great News For Sellers!

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We call it Sell-a-topia

So there may be no more exciting news for those considering selling their existing home than that within the front page of the Columbus Dispatch today.  Not only are interest rates uber-attractive, and competition from other homes on the market devestatingly low, but these factors combine to create an environment where homes are selling fast, FAST, FAST!

A highlight of the article includes the anecdote from Worthington of a seller who puts her ranch on the market on a Friday and receives two offers -- one for above asking price -- by Monday evening.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:31

Big Brothers/Sisters

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Ohio is a non-profit prevention-based agency that serves the community by providing quality mentoring relationships to children and youth in need of a friend.

Monday, 14 April 2014 02:46

Mindful Maintenance #4: Spring Checklist

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If you are a Tuckerman home owner, consult chapter 9, Caring For Your Home.

As spring approaches, you can take a few key steps to ensure your home serves you well through the coming months. Please take time to check these items (that pertain) in and around your home and attend to any that need maintenance.

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Contracted with Tuckerman Home Group to build a house in Powell Ohio. Craig and the entire Tuckerman Home Group staff was very easy to work with. The home was customized from the standard model and we were informed of any changes or modifications along the way. We would strongly consider having Tuckerman Home Group build another home for us, if the occasion ever arose.

- Paul Cory

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Myself as well as my company has worked with you for a number of years now and I just wanted to write you a note of how much myself as well as my team appreciates working with you and your staff.  You guys are fair, build a great product, and are easy to communicate with.  When issues do arise you are proactive in getting them resolved, but more importantly you work with us to develop ways so the same issues can be avoided in the future.  You are one of the few builders that will always listen to what we have to say and will change what you are doing if it makes sense.  It’s nice to have a partner who listens and adjusts to what we say if it makes sense.  This goes both ways as you have had a number of good suggestions that has made my company better overall.


Keep up the great work and thanks for letting us be a part of your team.




Jason Goldberg


America’s Floor Source

3442 Millennium Court

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