About Heartland

  1. Top 10 Reasons to Purchase a Heartland Home

    Since 1984, discerning homebuyers have trusted us to build exceptional homes. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should purchase a Heartland Home.

    Heartland Homes Locations1. We choose only the most desirable neighborhoods in the most sought-after locations.

    Heartland Homes’ communities are located in the best locations in Pittsburgh. Convenient, great views, the right lot for any lifestyle, and the perfect place to call home, no matter which community you choose.

    2. Our award-winning designs and floor plans cater to today’s lifestyles.

    A Heartland home is designed with the owner in mind, which is why we include you in each step of the process—from initial draft to interior design. In our eyes, Dream It. Build It. Love It. is more than a motto. It’s a goal for every home.

    3. We’ve had more than 30 years to perfect our building practices and buying power, which keeps our prices competitive, even compared to resales.

    For over 30 years, we’ve been passionately committed to building luxury homes of the highest quality and providing exceptional customer care.  Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout every step of the homebuilding experience.

    What’s more, we treat each and every customer with honesty and respect. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Quite simply, we at Heartland Homes are passionate about what we do. In turn, we hope to share that passion with you throughout the creation and building of your dream home.


  2. Luxury Has Arrived

    Luxury Has Arrived

    The anticipation is over as Heartland Homes has revealed the initial five new luxury home designs in its ‘diamond’ series.  The homes are available to build in certain communities throughout Allegheny, Butler & Washington counties and at the Summit at Cheat Lake in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    With feedback from previous home buyers, Heartland designed the new homes with the customer and their family in mind.  Open and spacious floor plans, second to none curb appeal and many luxuries included are the highlights. Family Room

    A few of the standard luxuries that come included in the new series of homes are:

    • Granite kitchen countertops
    • Kitchen islands
    • Hardwood floors in the kitchen, foyer, hallway and powder room
    • 9′ ceilings on all floors
    • Ceramic floors in the master bathroom
    • Many more…

    Click on the individual links below for specifics on each home design:

    For more information on where you can build these new luxury homes, contact our new home specialists and they can answer any questions you may have.


  3. Say Goodbye to the Microhood. Say Hello to Luxury!

    Diamond Series Kitchen OverviewThe over the range microwave or “microhood” for short is something seen in many homes today. Where did it come from, and what purpose does it serve? Even after extensive research we were not able to determine exactly when it was brought to market. It certainly would have been sometime after 1970 when microwaves in general began to become a common site in homes across the country. While they may be practical and inexpensive, at Heartland Homes we think the era of the microhood has long since passed, and that we have a better solution for our home owners.A traditional microwave sits on a countertop or inside of a cabinet where the underside is not exposed. However, a microhood serves the function of a microwave and a vent hood for the range or built in cooktop below. That makes it a very cost effective solution for how to deal with the steam generated from cooking on the stove below. It also frees up counter space by hanging the microwave in the air. There are, however, two big problems.

    Old Kitchen Layout

    The first problem is that often the microhood is not properly vented, or simply not strong enough to properly pull the vapor from the stove. This can cause excess condensation to build up in the kitchen while cooking. The second problem is one of aesthetic design. Even when clad in stainless steel, microhoods are by no means attractive and can take away from an otherwise beautiful kitchen design. It is because of these two reasons that, regardless of the extra cost, every home in Heartland’s new Diamond Series will include built-in appliances and a European inspired cabinet hood that is properly vented to the outside of the home.


    Diamond Series DetailsThe cabinet hood is beautiful, the separate hood vents much better, and our home owners can enjoy a luxurious built-in look from their wall oven and microwave. The microwave is now placed above the oven giving the appearance of double wall ovens. The microwave can be upgraded to a combination microwave and convection oven, or a second wall oven can be added below the cook top (note: unattractive free standing ranges are also gone!). Even better, every home in the Diamond Series comes in stainless steel at no additional charge. This kind of attention to detail is just one example of why we say that “luxury has arrived” with this new series of homes – available in just a few days! We can’t wait to show you all the amazing features we have packed into these homes and the amazing value we can offer them to you for. Pittsburgh has never seen anything like this.

    Want to be on our VIP list for additional information, schedule an appointment, or have questions for us? Feel free to contact one of our new home specialists any time by calling 724-949-0079 or send them a message by clicking on the contact button in the top right corner. We can’t wait to talk to you!

  4. Coming Soon! New Series of Luxury Homes

    New Series of Luxury Homes Coming Soon!

    This coming May will signal a brand new era in luxury homes in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Heartland Homes will unveil its new series of high end luxury homes then – this level of luxury homes has never been seen in the Pittsburgh market before.

    Heartland Homes has always focused on luxury and quality – but these new home designs will take it to a wholLuxurious High-End Detailse new level.

    There will be higher end finishing’s included with every home; further the layout and floor plans of the homes themselves will be incredibly unique.

    “We listened to our new and repeat customers and they told us they wanted more high-end amenities as included items,” explained Kevin Oakley, Market Manager for Heartland.

    The new series of homes will include luxurious open floor plans that have modern kitchen layouts with granite kitchen countertops, gourmet kitchen islands and built-in stainless steel appliances – all included!

    Other highlights include 9-foot ceilings on all floors, spacious master retreats, a high-end trim package and hardwood & tile floors in every home.

    More details on the new series of luxury homes will be available soon!

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  5. What’s New For Spring

    This past weekends weather was a nice preview to spring 2013.  Recently, Heartland Homes offered a preview of its new upcoming communities and new innovative floor plans in the spring edition of Heartland Homes Magazine.

    Along with stunning photography of the New Haven model home in North Strabane Township and the Savannah model home in Adams Township, Heartland gave a glance of its new series of homes – codenamed ‘project diamond’.  Through feedback of home owners and nearly 30 years of building knowledge, the new home designs will be light-years beyond what any other home builder can offer.Kitchen from the Savannah model at Amherst Village

    Open floor plans to meet today’s family’s needs, modern kitchen layouts, spacious master retreats, higher end details and incomparable curb appeal are just a few of the features of the new homes.

    In addition, get a glimpse of the new community locations and find out which townships have the highest increase in home value in the Pittsburgh area.

    Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on March 3rd, the magazine is now available to view online.

    Click on the following link for the full screen version: Heartland Homes Magazine – Spring 2013 Edition.

  6. Heartland Homes Builder Reviews and Experiences

    We asked some Heartland homeowners about the building process and their overall experience with us. The response was great so we asked one more favor: share it on camera for everyone to hear. We would like to thank all of the families that invited us into their home for your benefit. Whether you are considering a new home or have built with us in the past, please watch the videos and use the contact link below to tell us what you think of these four home builder reviews.


    Waters Family

    “We look forward to building again with Heartland in a couple years, maybe one or two years, to help fit our needs as a growing family.”

    Cloherty Family

    “The building process with Heartland was wonderful.”

    Stiscak Family

    “The folks we worked with, both our project manager and sales representative, were outstanding. I absolutely would recommend Heartland to anybody that is looking to be a part of the build process.” 

    Hancher Family

    We were looking for existing homes to buy and we stopped into a model home to look around and we fell in love with the floor plan. They showed us some various options and we found after we went through the process of looking at Heartland that we could get the best value for our home dollar.


    If you have also built a home with Heartland and would like to share your experience, please contact Sara. We’d love to hear from you!

  7. Heartland Homes Growth To Include The Triangle in North Carolina

    Weycroft Model Home


    For over 17 years Colen Davidson and his team at Impact Design-Build have been creating custom homes and communities for residents of Cary & Raleigh. Highcroft, Highcroft Village, Weycroft, Weycroft Reserve, Cameron Pond, South Lakes and Greythorne all share his fingerprint. In fact, the Impact team has been awarded over 50 awards for quality and design since 1995. “Our team here has been involved in the development of over 1,200 home sites and over 400 high end custom homes,” says Davidson. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished, but I always want to do better when an opportunity presents itself.”

    Opportunity came in the form of a unique partnership with Heartland Homes, Pittsburgh’s number one custom home builder who not too long ago looked very similar to where Davidson’s team is today. “My father started Heartland in 1984,” says Marty Gillespie, President of Heartland. “He built three custom homes with one employee that first year, and the company grew because of his commitment to his customers and always doing things right.” Heartland now serves over 450 families a year in the greater Pittsburgh area and Morgantown, West Virginia. “We’ve never stopped reinventing ourselves to better serve our home owners, and we are constantly looking for ways to make the customer experience exceptional.”

    Former model home in Cary, North Carolina

    What makes the partnership of Colen Davidson and Heartland Homes so unique is that each party understands that in real estate being local is a competitive advantage. Heartland provides experience with accelerated growth, consistent innovation, and a world-class sales and marketing team, however full control of the product will remain with Davidson and his team. “This will allow us to share our unique value to more families in the Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh areas then we ever could before.”

    Impact Design-Build will change its name to Heartland Homes in order to reflect its commitment to becoming the premier home builder in the Triangle area. The first Heartland community will be The Woodlands at Westfall located in the rolling countryside of Chapel Hill. You can join the VIP list for priority information about the community by visiting www.LoveWestfall.com

    Westfall - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    More details will be available on additional Triangle communities and this fantastic partnership very soon!

  8. 10 Reasons to Move to Adams Township, PA

    Diverse Group of Holding a Sign - IsolatedAdams Township, in Butler County, PA is one of the fastest growing towns in the Pittsburgh area. While there are countless reasons why Adams Township has become such a desirable place to live – we’ve listed 10.

    1. Parks and Recreation
    Moving to Adams Township will allow you to take advantage of the many parks and other recreational activities Butler County provides. Two scenic parks worth mentioning include Cranberry Community Park and the Adams Township Community Park.

    2. Butler County Unified Plan
    Adams Township is a part of a new plan to improve the economy and businesses in the county, which will improve life for all residents.

    3. Free Wi-Fi in public spaces
    Moving to Adams Township means that whenever you visit the town center, you will be able to access free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

    4. Small-town warmth
    Snuggled into a quiet, rural area of Pennsylvania, communities in Adams Township, including Myoma Woods, radiate warmth and charm.

    5. Experience history
    A new home in Butler County means getting to interact with history through museums, a plantation and historical homes.

    6. Outdoor activities
    When you move to a new home in Adams Township, you will get access to the North Country Scenic Trail, over 3,000 acres of lake, and over 16,000 acres of woods at Moraine State Park.

    7. Festivals and events
    Communities in Adams Township are privileged to share in the seasonal, sporting, street, arts, agriculture and heritage festivals and events hosted by Butler County.

    8. Sporting activities
    Whatever kind of sport you like to pursue, there is a place to do it in or around Adams Township, including golf, baseball and motor sports. There is a nearby skating rink, several playing fields, and more golf courses than you can shake your club at.

    9. Dining and Shopping
    A home builder in Adams Township know that there are many fine restaurants and shops for you to experience, including one-of-a-kind family-owned businesses of all kinds. Notable eateries include Siba and Jimmy’s Strip District Grille.

    10. Community
    Moving to Adams Township means a sense of community and caring that is perfect for raising your family.

    It is easy to see that Adams Township in Butler County Pennsylvania is a welcoming and diverse place to live. There is so much to see and do! Heartland Homes has provided quiet, beautiful communities for families to move into right in the middle of the rich historic and cultural center of the county. Myoma Woods and Amherst Village are constructed with the highest grade materials and unique styles. With gorgeous views overlooking rural Pennsylvania, both sites provide new homes in Adams Township, PA and a get-away feel while not being far from activities and events. If you are looking for a quiet place to live with lots of amenities, then take advantage of what Adams Township has to offer.

  9. 2011 Housing Excellence Awards

    Heartland Homes was awarded 4 Housing Excellence Awards over the weekend at the 2011 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) Awards Ceremony on Friday.

    Park IV Kitchen at Newbury - South FayetteBest Green Energy Efficient Housing – Under $500,000

    The Park IV at Newbury

    This home type sets the standard for energy efficiency within a residential home.  Tested by a third party, this home not only meets but exceeds ENERGY Star requirements.  To meet code a home’s HERS score must be lower than 100, to achieve ENERGY Star requirements you must meet a score of 80. This home has a score of 64. Not bad for a home that is over 2500 square feet, right? 

    Just because this home was designed with all of the energy efficient and green building practices in a price range under $500,000 does not mean that functionality exceeds exquisiteness.  This home is gorgeous!

    Hailed by the home’s open design, each room is a continuation of each other.   Sitting in the family room, you can easily have a conversation with the openness of the kitchen with someone preparing a Saturday lunch, or from the kitchen to the dining room during a Thanksgiving Feast or to the dining room to the family room on family game night.  If you enjoy an open layout, than this home is for you!

    The upstairs offers more space than even imaginable.  Offering commodious secondary bedrooms, this house is sure to please every family member or guest fortunate enough to cozy up within its walls.  But the Master Bedroom is the must-see attraction of the entire home.  Designed with luxury in the blueprint, this room is stunning.  The almost-argument free bathroom features his-and -her sinks with enough room for each person to leave as many toiletries out as they would like.  A separate whirlpool bathtub and shower hosts the most convenient bathroom design, without sacrificing attractiveness for functionality. 


    Master Bathroom of Nantucket II Spec Home at Mystic Ridge in Cranberry Township - HGTV HomeBest Single Family Home of the Year – $451,000-$650,000

    The Nantucket II at Mystic Ridge  (HGTV) in Cranberry Township

    This home type sets the standard for energy efficiency within a residential home.  Tested by a third party, this home not only meets but exceeds ENERGY Star requirements.  To meet code a home’s HERS score must be lower than 100, to achieve ENERGY Star requirements you must meet a score of 80. This home has a score of 64. Not bad for a home that is over 4000 square feet, right? 

    This home design is breathtaking through and through.  Walk through the front door and you are greeted by beautifully a two-story open foyer that welcomes you in with warm hardwood floors.  A few more steps in and you will see that this home is everything you could ever want and more.  With a formal living, dining, and office on the first floor, you’ve have only seen the half of it.  This home opens up even further into a great room of ginormous proportion, towering eighteen feet to the second floor this spacious family room is the heart of the home.  Adjacent to the family room is where any person will truly fall in love with this home, the kitchen.  This massive eat-in, gourmet kitchen will appeal to both the master chef and the takeout connoisseur alike.  Offering enough space to host the entire family tree as well as leave some space for peace and relaxation in the intimately attached sunroom.

    Once you have made your way up the beautiful two entry staircase you are open to 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a master bedroom truly fit for a king (and his entire kingdom).  Including a master bathroom that contains a stand-alone bathtub and a walk-in shower that is 14 feet long brandishing beautiful ceramic and several shower heads.

    The Augusta New Home for Sale in Cecil Township - Oakbrooke EstatesBest Single Family Home the Year – $250,000 And Under

    The Augusta at Oakbrooke Estates

    This home design offers comfort, flexibility, and an undisturbed place to call home.   Designed with the family in mind, this home offers four bedrooms and up to three and a half bathrooms, with several interior options and multiple exterior elevations available to turn this house into a home with every selection that each homeowner makes. 

    The first floor layout of this design is perfect for any family, offering a spacious eat-in kitchen with attached breakfast nook and a family room that is large enough for a family of any size, and formal living and dining rooms that are perfect for entertaining or hosting holidays around the fireplace. 

    The second floor of this home is equally as purposeful as the first, offering flexible upgrades such as an upstairs laundry room that helps take the load out of household chores and an upgraded master bath that offers escape.  With four spacious bedrooms this design is ideal for the growing family. (Family sold separately)

  10. DOW Diamond High Performance Builder

    DOW Chemicals have honored Heartland Homes with a very prestigious award.  The DOW Diamond High Performance Builder Award –  In Recognition of our Leadership in High Performance Home Construction.  It is truly an honor, and we would like to reach out to all of our customers and say Thank YOU.  If it weren’t your high standards, home builders would continue building the same old houses the way they have for the past 1,000 years.  Thank you for raising the bar with us!

    DOW Diamond High Performance Builder Award

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