About Heartland

  1. 1,200+ Attended our HGTV Events

    We would like to thank everyone who attended our HGTV events this past month.  Our event in Cranberry boasted more than 800 people at our Mystic Ridge Community in Cranberry Township.  Not only was this the largest event done by Heartland Homes, but is also the largest crowd to attend the filming of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown!

    A staggering 388 additional friends of Heartland and fans of HGTV also showed up this past weekend to judge two professionally designed townhomes at Edgewater in Oakmont.  The weather was picture perfect as guest lined the streets of Edgewater with a hope to be on television and an opportunity to chat with HGTV host, Bob Guiney.

    To see more pictures from the event check out our album in the Media Library

  2. Your Second Chance to be on HGTV

    Want to be on HGTV Heartland Homes and HGTV will be shooting the second episode of the new hit series – Showhouse Showdown to come to the Greater Pittsburgh Area this season.

    UPDATE: The event will take place Rain or Shine

    If you would like to appear on television, please refrain from wearing logos ex. Steelers Jersey, Hats, etc.  Due to trademark laws you will not be allowed to participate in the shows filming if you are wearing trademarked logos such as NFL registered items.

    The first episode created by Stone & Co.  and HGTV was a huge success.  Featuring two Heartland Homes’ single family houses in Cranberry Township, more than 800 people came out to cast their vote as two designers squared off in a battle of design, décor, craft and creativity!

    The format is the same, but the venue and designers have changed.  Two distinct professional designers compete for the best interior design.  This is not just adding some paint and furniture – it’s designing every aspect of the home from the beginning to the end! You’ve never seen anything like this before!

    Join Heartland Homes and HGTV, Sunday September 11th at 11am for the filming of the hit series, Showhouse Showdown.  Be one of the first 100 people to register at the event and you will actually be one of the judges for the episode!  Enjoy a day of marvelous interior design, creativity, free food, entertainment and much more!

    The event will take place at our Edgewater community in OakmontClick Here for Door to Door Directions

    For more information about the event contact Sam at [email protected]

  3. Pittsburgh’s Best Builder Two Years in a Row!

    PrintPittsburgh’s Best Home Builder

    The readers of Pittsburgh Magazine were asked who the best home builder in Pittsburgh is, and they answered with Heartland Homes.  Notoriously known as Pittsburgh’s #1 Custom Home Builder and now voted as the 2011 Best of the Burgh Best Home Builder.

    We are very much honored to be named the Best of the Burgh. It is one thing to be recognized by other builders and the construction community but to be recognized as the best by our customers and real Pittsburghers is a true honor. We humbly accept this award and would like to thank everyone who voted for Heartland Homes!

  4. Why Heartland?

    Why should you build a Heartland Home?

    People want to live in a place that reflects themselves, not a cookie-cutter home in a cookie-cutter community.  For more than 25 years Heartland Homes has listened to its customers, and we have built custom homes that have been dreamt up by people just like you.

    We have created an easier way to customize your home, using only the best materials, brand names you know and trust, and by asking you to put your thumbprints on our blueprints.  After all, the important decisions should be made by you, and not the homebuilder.We know what it takes to build a perfect dream home, and we have earned our reputation by doing just that.  Designed with care and with complete attention to detail, we build only healthy, well-crafted, energy efficient homes that are just as functional as they are beautiful.

    Family owned and locally based, we understand that ultimately it comes down to location. The right schools, the right distance to work, or just the right community.  On our lot or yours, you can rest assured that you are building your custom home with the best builder.

    So see for yourself why we are Pittsburgh’s #1 Custom Home Builder!


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  5. The Tortoise and The Hare: The Battle of the Builders

    The Tortoise and The HareThere once were two homebuilders in the city with three rivers. Each in a race to become the very Best of the ‘Burgh.  Both builders strive to be top dog in the Iron City, but each having their own philosophy of how to become number one.

    The first home builder has been building homes for many years, as fast as he could and at the most rapid of paces.  Throwing up houses as fast as hare-manly possible, each house the same, side by side, side by side, each house the same.  Sale by Sale, Side by Side, Sale by Sale.  The Hare’s philosophy was to build a house with limited options so that you can sell them, build them, and leave them as fast as possible.  Sell them, build them, leave them, and then on to the next one.  Dropping cookie cutter houses in cookie cutter communities, like litter on the side of the highway.

    The Hare thought that the best builder was the one who built the most houses each year.  Minimum attention to quality and detail, the Hare built 4-walled cookie-cutter boxes quickly and carelessly.  Swiftly putting up houses on cheap land and cramming as many as possible into each community.  “I built the most houses”, says the Hare “Therefore, I am the best in the city” “No one can build as many houses as I can!”

    The Hare’s ignorant remarks did hold some truth, no one could build as many houses as the Hare, but the Tortoise believed that truly earning the title, Best of the Burgh meant much more than just building homes as fast as you can.  The Tortoise believed that becoming the best meant building the best homes.

    The Tortoise believed in building the most energy efficient home, each and every time. Homes that saved owners money by being more efficient.

    The Tortoise understood that the great people that lived in his city did not want a cookie cutter box thrown on some land in some township.  He actually went into the community and asked people what they really wanted.  He learned that the people wanted homes, not house, that they could design themselves.  Dream Homes with limitless options and the ability to change the size of a room, add a front porch, choose the brick color, paint color, and even the smallest of details like hardware in the kitchen or location of an electrical outlet in the bedroom.

    The people wanted beautiful homes with big useable yards.  Private cul-de-sac streets, private wooded homesites, and homes in convenient locations with access to major roadways and in the best school districts!  The Tortoise also learned that all homeowners are not the same.  Some people wanted two story castles, others a low maintenance townhome, or a single level home with a first floor master.  Not everyone wants a cookie cutter box! And no one should ever have to decide between Cookie Cutter House A and Cookie Cutter House B.

    So as the years pass, the Tortoise and the Hare continue building houses the only way they know how.  Year after year, the Hare sells more houses than the Tortoise, but the Tortoise continues to build quality homes with only the best products.  The school districts that the Tortoise builds in continue to capture national recognition. And generally speaking are more satisfied with their custom built homes.

    PrintAs this tale continues as to whom is the better home builder, let us leave you with some facts.  The Hare is continuing its hairy ways of building homes. SELLING more homes than the Tortoise.  But, the Tortoise has slowly but surely grabbing the attention of its beloved city, not only winning more than 30 awards for its skillfully designed floorplans, communities, quality and green practices, but the Tortoise has been named THE BEST OF THE BURGH by the Pittsburgh Magazine for the past two years consecutively.

    Time will tell who will win the race for 1st place, or you can just ask one of the Tortoise’s homeowners.  (Most of them once lived in one of the Hare’s houses)


    LITTLE KNOWN FACT:  The Tortoise is a figurative term. The Tortoise in our story is not slow at all.  His efficiency allows him to complete a house, on average, in less than 5 months.

  6. Help the Homeless 5K Walk/Run

    Saturday, June 18th 9-12

    5K Walk will start at 9:00 a.m.

    5K Run will start at 9:15 a.m.

    The Run/Walk will begin at the intersection of Jefferson and Chestnut in Washington, PA.

    Registration cost/info:

    –       $18 for runners

    –       $12 for walkers (no official recorded time)

    –       Registration fee is non-refundable

    –       Walkers and Runners will be entered for Door Prizes

    –       Walker’s will receive a Finishers’ Certificate


    Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall receive plaques and Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Certificates

    Male or Female

    General Info:

    –       Limited Parking in Washington

    –       Porta-Johns available

    –       Aid Stations will be on site

    –       EMS will be on hand for major injuries

    –       Come dressed to run!

    Weather: Race will take place regardless of weather

    For more information, contact Tim Wu, Race Director, at [email protected]

    Click here to download and print the registration form:


  7. Join Heartland Homes in Downtown Sewickley

    Historic Home Builder Joins Prestigious Community

    In its first new construction project in Sewickley Borough, Heartland Homes, Inc. plans to build 19 luxury brownstones. Ground breaking for The Village at Sweetwater is expected to take place later this spring.

    Featuring all-brick homes in three buildings, The Village at Sweetwater is situated at the intersection of Beaver and Peebles streets and is within walking distance to Sewickley’s bustling business district.

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    Heartland Homes is developing new designs for these buildings in which the end units will have elevator options. Custom floor plans ranging in size from 1,580 to over 2,500 square feet will be released at an upcoming VIP event where pricing will also be announced. Over 100 people have already expressed interest, and they are anxious to learn more because the Village location is one of a kind. Many of the people currently on the VIP list want to either stay in the area, or find a new home and return to Sewickley.

    You’re Invited

    Heartland Homes will be hosting a special VIP Preview Party Thursday, June 9th from 5:30-800 PM at the Sewickley Café in downtown Sewickley (Click Here for Directions)

    –  Receive exclusive information including time-line for development work to be complete, home site release dates, and detailed floor plans & pricing!

    –  Meet the Heartland Homes team and get your questions answered in a casual open house format

    –  Private appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis

    –  Hors d’ouvres and drinks will be served


    See other new homes in Sewickley!

  8. Heartland Homes on HGTV

    HGTV If you follow Heartland Homes on Twitter and Facebook, then you might know that I had the pleasure of meeting with a couple of producers from HGTV!  I had to censor myself a little bit because we had not discussed the confidentiality of the show prior to the meeting, but now I am allowed to spill the beans (a little bit)!

    Heartland Homes has signed on for one episode (for now) of the new hit show on HGTV called Showhouse Showdown!  Based on the Irish format by the same name, Showhouse Showdown is a competition between two professional interior designers who take over two newly-built and identical homes with identical budgets to create a winning interior design. At the end of each episode one designer is voted the winner by members of the public who represent the developer’s target market.

    Just like any other reality show, we cannot post anything until the show airs, but I will be going behind the scenes throughout the selections, meetings, shootings, and the open house. So stay tuned to Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the Blog for all of the updates on Showhouse Showdown. 

  9. Make History – Be the First to Build Our New Floorplan

    The Monterey Elevation DHeartland Homes is happy announce  the newest addition to the list of quality homes to our family.  The Monterey!  The beautiful home offers 5 exterior elevations, endless interior selections, and  enough living space for 3 families (2800+ sq ft). The Monterey comes with an optional Hearth Room that creates an unbelievable flow to the whole home.

    The Monterey offers exterior and interior options for the perfect arrangement of both luxury and function.  The first floor offers a beautiful open foyer, formal living and dining room, two-story great room, optional hearth room, and a must see kitchen.  The upstairs offers 4-5 bedrooms, a spacious master with optional sitting room when 3-car garage option is selected, and a Jack & Jill bathroom between secondary bedrooms.

    Will you be the first to build this new floorplan?

    Take a sneak peak of our New Elevations

  10. Special VIP Preview Event at the New Heart of the South Hills

    Heartland Homes Park IV Model Home at NewburyJoin Heartland Homes and Newbury for a special VIP Preview Party for Phase II of the New Heart of the South Hills!

    Meet members of the Newbury and Heartland Homes team, get exclusive information on the new phase, timelines on paving, pricing, and more! Refreshments will be served

    Thursday, March 3rd from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

    Door To Door Directions: Take Me to Newbury

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