About Steve Bennett

My name is Steve Bennett. I'm the Owner and General Contractor of Steve Bennett Builders in Bend, Oregon. I’ve been building high-end custom homes for families in Central Oregon for over 25 years. I love what I do.

Choosing a Lot to Build On

Choosing a Lot to Build On Below is a guide to help you when choosing a good lot to build on. Summary: Know the development's design review guidelines and CC&Rs before you buy Walk the lot, ideally with a builder or architect to [...]

Hiring a Custom Home Designer in Bend

Hiring a Custom Home Designer in Bend: *Frequently Asked Questions *Click here to jump to the Frequently Asked Questions section Below is a list of Home Designers and Architects who we have worked with over the past 25 years: Custom Home Designers: [...]

First Meeting with a Custom Home Designer

How to Prepare for the First Meeting with a Custom Home Designer: Below is a guide to help you prepare for the first meeting with a custom home designer or architect. Checklist: Compile a list of standard questions you want to ask Prepare [...]

Building Relationships with Steve Bennett Builders

We were recently featured in Cascade Business News. Read the full story below. Building Relationships with Steve Bennett Builders Steve Bennett is a custom home builder, which in his mind means he’s a relationship builder. While collaborating with clients for the 14 to 16 months [...]

Green Building in Bend, Oregon

What Does it Mean to Be a "Green Home Builder"? Written by: Steve Bennett, Owner Sustainable Building Practices I am a born-and-raised, native Oregonian and understand the value of sustainable, "green" building practices. But building a sustainable home is not for accolades or recognition, it’s a gratifying by-product of emphasizing quality and homeowner satisfaction. [...]

New Building Concepts

We broke ground on this gorgeous custom home in March 2012. After 19 months, this modern craftsman has turned out beautifully and has been one of the most intricate and fulfilling homes I have completed in the past 10 years. The design of the home introduced me to some totally new [...]

Energy Efficient “Insulated Concrete Forms” (ICF)

Energy Efficient "Insulated Concrete Forms" (ICF) I took this funny photo today of one of my concrete guys from Bear Creek Construction. I call him The Warrior. Energy Efficient, Polystyrene Foundation Blocks I figured I'd describe the green technique/material they're using which I use on almost all my custom homes. [...]

New Video of The Clubhouse at RATC

When I sat down with the developers of Ranch at the Canyons in Terrebonne, Oregon, and they described to me their vision of building a first-rate clubhouse to be the social center of the Ranch I was thrilled at the opportunity to be the selected builder. Working on The Old Winery Clubhouse at Ranch at [...]