Our Story

“From laborer to tradesman to builder,
I have earned, step by step, the reputation for home building
excellence that Designer Homes enjoys today.”

Doug Szabo began his construction profession as a union plumber in Philadelphia in the early 70’s. Upon moving to Arizona in 1983, he founded his first construction company in Apache Junction. He built his company using a hands-on approach, working with this crew in the field, laying block, plumbing, framing, hanging drywall and tackling the most complex and challenging aspects to gain a thorough understanding of construction.

Designer Homes by Szabo, LLC was formed in 2003 by Doug and his partner, Shonette. Embracing the challenges and rewards of custom home building, the success of Designer Homes by Szabo can be attributed to the blend of Doug’s profound talents in design and construction with Shonette’s exceptional business acumen and administrative skills gained from her 18-year tenure working in management for a Fortune 500 company.

“I pride myself on hard work, decades of experience,
excellence in design, high quality products and craftsmanship,
extraordinary service and personal integrity.
I believe I owe my success to that vision, commitment and dedication.”

Call us to explore the possibilities for your dream home. 

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Each home we build is one of a kind; unique to each client. We create architecturally grand and luxurious homes that blend imagination, excitement, privacy and warm, comfortable environments imbued with style, quality and finishes unique and distinctive in our marketplace.  Our clients value the beauty, quality and attention to detail that makes our homes spectacular.

A Solid Reputation Built on Trust