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"No explanation needed. Best home builders."

— Floor Doofus

"Was a great experience to work with VictoryGate on a master bath remodel"

— Chris Marks

"VictoryGate Custom Homes has been professional every step of the way. They have checked to make sure that all selections have been correct, and the quality of the work has far exceeded our expectations."

— Nathaniel Leggett

"Every step of the process has been amazing!!! James and his staff have gone above and beyond to bring our forever home to fruition."

— Sarah McCartney

"After visiting multiple home builder projects, it was clear Victory Gate builds a better product. Victory Gate's standard features are top of the line with most builders. They don't upcharge for hardware, window shutters, and other items that most builders price as add-ons. Their design center makes the process very simple and they have tons of options to choose from. They truly are a custom home builder. We decided on the exterior from one of their plans but we liked the interior layout of another. Victory Gate made the plan work by combining them. We also ran into issues with multiple easements on our plot. Just like before, Victory Gate redesigned the home to fit. Every week, I get a call from the project manager with updates on progress and what to expect next. We are halfway through the build and I am very happy with our experience so far."

— James Penn

"My family could not be happier that we went with our gut instinct and chose to work with Victory Gate to design our dream home. They assisted us to make this process enjoyable and as seamless as possible. Raising our children in this home we worked together to create means everything to us!"

— Andrew Ash

"We chose VictoryGate because we were immediately impressed with the owner and VictoryGate’s unique approach to custom home design. The house build was recently completed and we are very pleased with the outcome. The VictoryGate team and supporting trades did a terrific job with our house."

— Randy0624

"We're currently building our home with Victory Gate. This isn't our first experience with home construction. We used a "big box" builder for our previous house so we came into this somewhat familiar with the process. But I must say our experience with Victory Gate has been pleasantly surprising. From the one-of-a kind design, the high quality products they use, to the details of their fit and finish...we can see that VG is a first class custom builder who cares. They listened to us as we shared our design ideas and they came up with the perfect layout to suit our needs. And the trades and vendors VG uses have been first-rate. They take the extra step to do it right and not rush through their work. (So glad to see this trait still exists!) We've also been surprised at how many small details VG does to give our home that extra measure of quality and outstanding craftmanship. This is exactly what we were looking for from a premier builder and Victory Gate did not disappoint!!! While there are always bumps in the road with any builder, we can see James, Jonna and the staff at VG genuinely want us to be satisfied with every step of the process. For us, they have been personable, easy to talk to and prompt in responding. They're physically involved and present at our build, which is important to us. They even suggest great ideas when we...actually I... was undecided on a color, design, or style! I love that they're willing to share their professional viewpoint with us. We are very happy with our experience so far and if you're looking for a true custom home from a quality builder who cares about your project...Victory Gate is your builder. Would highly recommend them!"

— Cindy Jones

"We couldn’t be happier with our experience with the Victory Gate team, and with our new home. They made the building process as stress free as possible! James was amazing at working with us to create a floor plan that we loved. He is there throughout the build, and makes sure things are being done correctly. At the showroom, Jonna’s help made it so easy to decide on finishes. She is very knowledgable on both current and classic trends. She shows you options of styles and colors that work well together, and fit in with your personal preferences. Victory Gate offers an incredible selection of finishes, many of which are included with initial pricing, as well as others that can be chosen as an upgrade. Keti was on top of ordering, and was always able to help with questions regarding selections, and Tina is there for you with any billing questions. Our on site manager was Matt, and he was great at working on any issues that arose along the way, and on finishing up some odds and ends. We had fun with our build, and we know this is not always the case, so for that we are very thankful. We are thoroughly enjoying our Victory Gate home, and we highly recommend them."

— Stacie Godfrey

"Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, very helpful as well"

— Steve Gusbar

"My wife and I used VictoryGate to build our family home and we couldn't be happier. James, Jonna, and the rest of the VictoryGate team were professional, diligent, and made the entire process an enjoyable one. This was our first build and we had our own plan and designs that we wanted to incorporate. James took our vision and turned it into the home we've always wanted. VictoryGate exceeded our expectations and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to build a custom home."

— Greg F

"Our building process with James and Victory Gate was awesome! James was super attentive to our needs and wants. He walked us through the entire process and the end result is our beautiful home! Thank you James & Victory Gate! Would recommend him to everyone considering building a home!"

— Casey Leghart

"James and his staff are wonderful. I highly recommend them."

— Kim Dimmerling

"James and Jonna and the entire VictoryGate team were a pleasure to work with. The entire process from start to finish went very smoothly. The VictoryGate showroom is gorgeous, and truly a "one stop shop". Keti and Jonna made sure the selection process was fun and stress free!"

— Tina

"My husband and I couldn't be happier with our first time experience of building our own home. James and his team are amazing. They are very knowledgeable and responsive. Home building can be stressful but they did a superb job at making it easy. If you want to have your own house built, don't hesitate to go with Victory Gates!"

— Rachel Maney

"I am not normally long winded and I won't be here. We had never built before so I have nothing to compare. We brought a floor plan to James which we went over and we started drawing lines to get it where we thought we wanted it, we received a few creative suggestions to get the house we wanted on the lot we wanted. In particular we wanted far more garage space than the lot should allow and the solution James suggested made it possible to get the space we needed. We were bothered by some weather and still came in pretty much on time which was appreciated. Bottom line is we have a house that is finished well, energy efficient, quiet and frankly probably the sharpest house in the neighborhood. We were downsizing which scared me but my wife says she feels like she is living in a vacation home which is exactly what we were looking for. As far as budget, we are in a "new" neighborhood a dozen houses have gone up since we built and from what I have seen we have better finishes and a better build than anything else I have seen here and we came in under the price of everything that is comparable size and feature wise here."

— Jerry Smith

"If you’re looking for a honest reputable quality builder look no further. Our decision to go with VictoryGate was one of the best we’ve ever made. They don’t disappoint! Response and customer service was outstanding! Thank you for an amazing experience."

— Christi Poloha

"James and his team are good people! I appreciate that James meets with his clients one on one at the start of the process. I came across VG through a coworker of mine who is good friends with Jonna (Hi Jonna!). After touring the then model home in Rolling Green Estates, we were sold! We believed that VG provided great quality and amenities at an affordable custom home price. We visited multiple home builders model homes, and VG’s normal package would have been upgrades with other builders. We now live in Rolling Green Estates, VG’s development. We hadn’t planned on moving to Stark county from Summit county, but we’re glad we did; and that’s because James recommended that we move here. THANKS JAMES! However, being first time home builders, it was stressful & unsettling at times during the process. There were some issues with communication between us and his team. At some points during the process, they weren’t on the same page with each other. Knowing James and his team, I know they will take care of this. After this experience, if we are blessed to build again, we will know what to expect and what questions to ask; whoever the builder may be. But overall, our home is FABULOUS! My family and I are truly blessed to be living in a beautiful home! We live in a beautiful neighborhood with very nice people.Whenever James, Jonna, or Matt are in the neighborhood, they always wave if they see me! I would have given a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the communication aspect. I would highly recommend VictoryGate as your custom home builder! Keep up the great work VG!"

— Larry Steens II

"James Rudo is very easy to work with and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. It was a pleasure working with all of them and everything was completed in a timely manner. Victory Gate is THE premier builder in Stark County and surrounding areas. Their showroom is impeccable, they have everything you need to complete your dream home. I highly recommend Victory Gate, you will not be disappointed."

— Christi Reynolds

"An incredible company. Very professional and knowledgeable. Don’t waste your time going with anyone else."

— Mike Welty

"I love my VictoryGate home! James and his team delivered a really high quality home. My project was on the low end of what he usually does , but it has more character and quality craftsmanship than any other builder I reviewed. Ray, his primary carpenter, is a character. Just show him a picture of what you want and he will build it. It's been a little over a year since my home was completed. I love it! The attention to detail and craftsmanship is superior. James and his team did well."

— Brock Bennington

"After having a poor experience with my previous builder, it was very hard for me to trust anyone in the industry. It's nice to see that there are still honest people who truly care about their job and what they do. I thank you and your team for the wonderful experience!"

— Peter Zoumberakis

"We had been contemplating on building a new home for some time. We honestly were not sure we could do it considering all the decisions you have to make along the way. However, when we met with James and his staff, we immediately were put at ease knowing how successful they were at building homes and more importantly how good they were with building a relationship with their clients. We are so appreciative of all the help they have given us. They definitely go above and beyond in making you feel special and genuinely want you to have a pleasant experience. James is great, the staff is wonderful and the experience is awesome. We would recommend James and his staff to anyone."

— Stephen Victor

"VictoryGate Custom Homes is a wonderful company. I have worked with them for a few months and Jonna is excellent. She's a good communicator and very friendly. I would absolutely recommend VictoryGate to any of my friends in the Canton area."

— Meggie Agosta

"VictoryGate is the epitome of professionalism. They are extremely honest, professional, and good to work with! I would fully trust them to build my dream home!"

— Sam Driscoll

"James and his team provide an unmatched level of expertise and professionalism. They are great to work with, and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a luxury custom home builder."

— Emily Anderson