In 1961, Fritz Olthof started on his home builder path constructing his first set of new homes in Lansing, Illinois. He performed much of the building process himself and that personal touch is still evident throughout Olthof Homes today.
While Fritz continued to grow his profession as a home builder, his wife Karen assisted and was also busy raising their five children. Their four sons, Scot, Todd, Dennis and Fritz all earned Construction Management degrees from Purdue University. Today, they are all managing different aspects of the home building process.
Olthof Homes continues to expand and build new home communities throughout Northwest Indiana, Indianapolis and Illinois. Whether you are looking for townhomes, multi family homes or single family homes for sale, we have beautifully designed, well-built new homes in ideal locations just for you.
When you call or visit Olthof Homes, you'll find a warm, eager-to-help "home team" of professionals. As home builders for over 50 years, we have pursued one passion: for you to enjoy life in your new community and in your new home.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations and enhance your exciting home-buying experience and our team is here to give you support, advice and solutions. Our signature strengths, coupled with the skill and experience to construct sound, quality homes, has made us your premier Illinois and Indiana New Home Builder.
Whether you are looking, designing, selecting, buying or need after-sale assistance, our team is here to give you support, advice and solutions. As home builders for over 50 years, we have pursued one passion: for you to enjoy life in your new community and in your new home!
Olthof Homes’ offers wide variety of options and finishes for your new home including flooring, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, stone, light fixtures, paint colors and more, presented to you in one convenient location. The Home Design Center is an organized setting that lets you create your look with all the samples available at your convenience.
Our new homes for sale offer a great selection of options to customize the exterior & interior design of any home. When you visit our spacious and convenient Home Design Center in St. John, Indiana, you can choose a simple & sleek look or one that is bold & exciting!
For over 50 years Olthof Homes has used time-tested materials and construction details in every new home that is built. We use brand name materials with a history of performance. Our trade partners work in step with your Construction Manager on a defined schedule to coordinate construction activities on a timely basis. At Olthof Homes, we also include an industry-best customer care program and warranty to protect your investment after the sale.
You’re in the leading home energy and technology forefront with Olthof Homes. Olthof Homes uses the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating, which is the standard measure for a home’s energy efficiency, as designed by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network). The HERS Index Score is used by all certified third-party energy-rating companies and can be described as a “MPG (miles per gallon)” sticker for houses. Olthof homes are up to 70% more energy efficient than the typical resale home and up to 40% more energy efficient for a new home built to code.
As an example, our Cordera plan would save an estimated $3,957 dollars in annual energy costs compared to the typical used home of the same size. Olthof Homes accomplishes this through a package of energy-saving equipment and products, coupled with superior sealing of the home and ventilation systems. These features are tested by a third-party company, which verifies that the energy efficiency standards are met. Olthof Homes provide high-performance new homes for sale and you save money every month.
“Excellent builder, staff & quality design! Everyone was willing to help from my first consultation with Erin to my final walk through with Matt. The responsiveness & support made the home building process much easier. Quality product for a quality price.”Shameca N
“ Olthof Homes has been outstanding to work with. We love our new home in Shelton Cove. From the beginning since we discovered Olthof, the process has been easy and stress-free. Our sales consultant was very knowledgeable and helped us to make the best decision for our family without pressuring us. We are so pleased with our home and see ourselves living here for many years. The floor plan and the quality of products used is what drew us to purchase a home from Olthof. If any problems ever arise, they are quick to resolve them. We are so glad we chose an Olthof home and would highly recommend them!.”Kirsten B.
“We love our home from Olthof! We purchased a spec of the Dover floor plan with a basement and three car garage. Is it the perfect house! The kitchen is beautiful with granite counter tops and dark cabinets. The main level has an open living concept. The architecture detail throughout the house is better than any of the builders we looked at. We are so happy with our home, we can't say enough wonderful things about it!”Ashley B.
“My husband and I are loving our new and cozy Olthof home that we just moved into a couple of months ago! Thanks to Amy Blanton, the entire process was very smooth. She was extremely helpful in finding the best fit for us. Our community is friendly, interactive, and just what we were looking for!”Stephanie W.
“Have been the smoothest, nicest, and most professional experience I have had with a builder. They were on time, on budget, and was immediately available to answer any questions or concerns we had. If one person didn't know an answer or 100 percent positive, they made sure I was in contact with someone who did know. So far this seems like our forever home, but if the situation did change, I would consider them again.”Phillip L.
Olthof Homes offers a variety of convenient community locations. As the premier Indiana and Illinois new home builder, you have the choice of buying a house in Cedar Lake, Chesterton, Crown Point, Portage, St. John, Valparaiso, Noblesville, Westfield, Indiana, or in Beecher, Plainfield, or Romeoville, Illinois.
Our collection of communities contain amenities and features such as parks, walking trails, waterscapes, hardscapes, wooded preserves, green spaces, fountains, clubhouses, and pools. Communities are created by professional land planners to showcase the natural characteristics of the surrounding land. Take full advantage of your leisure time and frame your life and home with the beautiful landscapes of an Olthof community.