Brookside Homes: Built on Three Decades of Quality Craftsmanship

Founded in 1979, Brookside Homes is an on-your-lot, stick built, customer home builder with nearly 100 fully customizable home plans and the expertise to bring a customer’s unique design to life. Brookside builds two-story homes, ranches, Cape Cods and split-level properties for customers in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as the Southern Tier of New York. The Selinsgrove headquarters positions Brookside Homes in a convenient and easily accessible location within a two-hour radius of many building sites.

Co-owners Randy Davis and Steve Wagner purchased the company in 2004 when the previous owner retired. Davis and Wagner have over 55 years of combined experience with Brookside Homes. Davis, the previous sales manager, worked for the company since its early years. Wagner worked in production management for many years before shifting into his role of co-owner. Retention is a proud accomplishment at Brookside Homes, as evidenced by the current purchasing manager and service manager who both hold over 25 years experience with the company.

With multiple Home Feature Packages to choose from, customers have great flexibility when designing a home that best fits their interests, style and goals. The long-standing Premium Features Packages caters to those who value top-of-the-line materials and energy-efficient components. The Signature Features Package, also referred to as the “gold standard” in home design, offers energy-saving features alongside high-end components and finishes. Brookside Home’s newest package, the Heartland Features, is a prime choice for homeowners hoping to maintain a budget while still receiving a high quality, stylish home. Though customers have a great deal of flexibility with the multiple feature package options, all homes include many valuable benefits such as granite counter tops in the kitchen, advanced concrete insulated basement walls, engineered hardwood, laminate or luxury vinyl flooring in the foyer, kitchen, and breakfast area; as well as dense-pack exterior wall insulation throughout to ensure efficient heating and cooling year-round. For all home builds, customers receive preliminary drawings at no cost, a site visit with one of the co-owners to confirm costs prior to construction, a 12-year structural defect warranty and a one-year warranty on materials and workmanship.

While most builds are from the “Traditional Series” heritage-styled homes or the log-sided “Tioga Series” homes, the newest addition to Brookside Homes’ offerings is a unique Craftsman-style plan. After building a custom Craftsman-styled home (named the Evanwood) for a customer a few years ago, Davis and Wagner noticed a great deal of attention was given to the Evanwood on social media and the company’s website. As a result, Brookside introduced the “Craftsman Series.” The floor plan features three bedrooms, 2.75 baths, two garage stalls, a great room with cathedral ceilings, an open living concept, a breakfast bar, nine foot tray ceilings and two walk-in closets in the master bedroom, a large ensuite master bath and an off-garage mud area, laundry and coat closet. Any of Brookside’s existing Traditional Series plans can be customized to create a unique Craftsman-style home.

Brookside Homes customers enjoy individual attention. Co-owner Steve Wagner is involved with each and every project from start to finish. He conducts initial site visits before building begins, organizes home inspections and performs the final walk-through with the customer. In addition to his responsibilities as co-owner, Wagner ensures the customer is fully satisfied and personally hands over the keys to their new home. This dedication to quality, tradition and continued involvement has led Brookside Homes to win many major awards. In 2016, the company received “Best of” awards from the Milton Standard Journal, Daily Item and Williamsport Sun Gazette. Visit –Ashley Price