Steve Smith is the owner and president of Delaware home contractor Summer Hill Custom Home Builders and Summer Hill Developments. He has a degree in Urban Planning & Economic Development from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Steve has more than 17 years experience in land development, community design and custom home building primarily for resort oriented, master planned communities such as Delaware communities of Sea Colony, Bear Trap Dunes and Bayside. Steve was instrumental in the development of Bayside, which is a 1,700 home residential planned Jack Nicklaus Signature golf community near Fenwick Island, Delaware, that recently won the coveted “Community of the Year” award by Coastal Living magazine.
“Designing and building your dream home should be fun and exciting, not full of expensive change orders. I like to ensure we give the customer the total price up front and then deliver the home they want on time and within budget. I follow a pretty basic formula; Process + Outcome = Customer Experience. You must deliver on both sides of the equation for the customer to have a great experience. And the experience should last. If a customer calls 6 months after their warranty expired regarding an item that’s not right, we are there to fix it at our cost. We deliver quality and then stand behind our work. We are in the business of creating positive, lifelong relationships with our homeowners.”
Steve is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Congress for New Urbanism, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Positive Growth Alliance, and the Delaware Association of Home Builders.
Erin Johns is our Design Coordinator at Summer Hill. She went to Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD where she earned a degree in Bachelor of Science. While she attended Frostburg State, she played on the field hockey team and joined the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Erin’s dedication and leadership is a huge asset to our company. Erin Johns also has a very unique artistic eye when it comes to designing houses. We are extremely thrilled to have her on board to the Summer Hill team!
ED Philips is our Site Supervisor. ED has worked in the construction business for over 20 years building houses in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey, and Bethany Beach. He owned and managed his own construction business for 16 years. Now he is on the Summer Hill team creating new beautiful custom homes for our customers. We are fortunate to have him on our team!
"Steve Smith and his staff were both professional and helpful. They completed the job on time and within budget. Our renovation looks fabulous!"
"Thank you, Summer Hill Custom Homes, for a job well done! We couldn't be happier."
"Steve was always quick to respond, a trait we really admired. He is a genuinely great guy to work with, very honest and very personable. We would come by the house nearly everyday to check on its progress, and Steve was always available to answer questions."
-Frank and Dolly Karpinkski
"Summer Hill was great! Steve was very accommodating and responsive when we made changes."
"Steve Smith is the most reputable builder I have ever worked with. He stands by his high quality product and gives superior service."
-The Gillespie Family
"It's better than we ever thought it could be. Summer Hill builds a great home and is a pleasure to work with."
-The Greene Family
"The entire project exudes quality workmanship, and it was completed ahead of schedule."
-The Wyrick Family