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A dream home is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation, reflecting every desire of the owner. Its design and construction deserve the builder’s optimal attention and care.

This has been National Custom Home’s philosophy – without compromise – since its inception. As a result, the company is one of the most active and highly regarded custom-home building firms in South Florida.

Under the hands-on leadership of the father-and-son team of Rick and Scott Pfendler, National Custom Homes maintains an unrivaled reputation, structured on the cornerstones of

  • integrity
  • innovative design
  • superior craftsmanship, and
  • continued, personalized service that extends beyond warranty periods


Rick and Scott Pfendler

A Fort Lauderdale native, Rick Pfendler started his career in home construction following his Marine Corps duty in Vietnam. He began in construction as a laborer and quickly rose up the ranks. Rick’s resolute passion for perfection is evident throughout the entire home-building process, year after year. His honesty and integrity are deeply inbred and unyielding. He says what he means and never “over sells” or promises what he can’t deliver. Rick Pfendler, an industry veteran with more than four decades of experience, has stood at the helm of National Custom Homes and operated the company on his own since its beginning. Today, Rick continues his leadership role alongside his son Scott, who joined him in business in 2002.

Scott continues to be guided by the man and mentor he calls “the best of the best.” Like his father had done decades ago, Scott worked his way from the ground up, garnering home-building proficiency out in the field. Scott graduated from Cornell University in 1994 with a degree in Business Management. He went on to work for J.P. Morgan in New York City before joining the family business. Also, like his father, Scott approaches each home they build as if it were their own. They share the desire for always doing what is right and putting the customer first. Scott, too, is in this business for the long run.

Heritage Registry of Who’s Who Recognizes Richard R. Pfendler and Scott R. Pfendler


As principals of the company, Rick and Scott work every step of the way with their clients. They are involved down to the very last detail, from site acquisition to architectural planning, permitting, bidding, material and color selections, job supervision, and the final walk through when the lights go on.

On a daily basis, father and son frequent their clients’ job sites, ensuring that work is done up to National Custom Homes’ standards – on schedule and according to the client’s specifications. Rick and Scott are supported by a dedicated and experienced team of administrative personnel and supervisors. The team shares in their philosophy of painstakingly overseeing every project down to the most minute detail.

Rick and Scott’s greatest satisfaction is when the lights go on, and the customers are happy. They have tremendous pride in being able to drive through a community where they have built homes, to see friendly faces, and to be invited back into those homes. Not surprisingly, in their office sits an overstuffed binder brimming with satisfied customer letters. See testimonials.


Residences built by National Custom Homes are visually prominent in many of South Florida’s most celebrated waterfront locations and gated country club communities.

NCH also is engaged in high-end renovations. This meets the demand of clients who enjoy living in their current locations but want to expand, reconfigure or modernize their residences.

Always ahead of the curve, NCH has been building green from its inception. They always offer ideas during the design process that encompass new technologies. Energy efficient insulation, high efficiency appliances and air conditioners have become the norm. As a result, the company enjoys not only the respect and admiration of its clients, but also its subcontractors and peers as the recipient of the building industry’s highest honors.

Together, Rick and Scott plan to keep contributing to the extraordinary beauty and landscape of South Florida that has made it a highly desirable destination for living.

Whether you already envision the home of your dreams, or are open to discovering what will work best for you and your family’s individual lifestyle, National Custom Homes welcomes and appreciates the opportunity to serve you as your builder of choice.