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Tracy Ellis Featured in LORE Magazine

Interview with John Fischer of Fischer & Frichtel

New Tracy Ellis show on ABC 30

Tracy Ellis on ABC 30

Rick and Tracy Ellis are proud to exclusively represent HomeSource Custom Homes, a unique company that specializes in helping clients design and build custom homes from start to finish. HomeSource, a multi-generational, family-owned company was founded by Bill Courtney almost 40 years ago. Today, Bill Courtney works with his son Joe, as they attempt to grow the business with Joe’s children, and further their local presence through social and multimedia outlets.

HomeSource Custom Homes is not your average custom home builder. Even before building begins, HomeSource can be involved in the process.

“People think they have to have a lot before they can design a house,” says Joe Courtney, “but you don’t even have to have a blueprint.”

The company assists home builders in locating a lot, securing a loan, as well as designing and building the home—they can do it all. Working with Rick & Tracy helps HomeSource find the perfect lot and home design to fit the clients’ needs, and their network of companies and vendors makes them a great resource for the HomeSource customer. “We appreciate the partnership with Rick & Tracy Ellis and their expertise in the real estate market,” says Bill Courtney. We’ve enjoyed our partnership and we have benefited from their unique marketing approach. Tracy always tells us, “She’s going to get the secret out about HomeSource Custom Homes”.

HomeSource and other custom home building companies differ in the process in which they work. HomeSource will even build the exterior of the home and let the client finish the interior if they choose. Their Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS), which provides amazing energy saving benefits to homeowners with an average of a $0.07 saving per square foot a month on energy bills, is becoming very well-known in the area. HomeSource also provides a Custom Timber Frame, which can be used as a hybrid option with SIPS. Timber frames are both structural, and decorative. Most interestingly, however, the company also builds all log homes, and even has one built on their office site, located in Arnold, Missouri off of HWY 55 at 3787 West Outer Road. They also have an office with Tracy Ellis at 699 Trade Center Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63005.

After constructing the exterior, clients of HomeSource Custom Homes are able to choose any company to work on the interior. This means, there are no limitations on home upgrades, and customers are free to use family members who are contractors, or even work on the inside of their home themselves. Another option of course, would be a turnkey home, where HomeSource builds the exterior and finishes the interior to the clients’ specifications.

HomeSource has worked with countless contractors over its 40 years in business, and is happy to provide their clients with different options from various companies for kitchens, flooring, painting, etc. HomeSource knows what companies will give their clients the best results and get the job right the first time. When building a custom home, buyers do not like to be delayed.

The company has other intricacies within their process that makes building a home even simpler. HomeSource recognizes when a couple comes to them to build a home, women make 90% of the decisions, but women can also be very intimidated by the process, according to Courtney. For this reason, they are a Woman Centric Matters Home TM Builder.

“We actually care about how the customer lives and how we can design the best home for them,” says Courtney. With a simple test, HomeSource can apply Women-Centric research to a client’s design plans, to base designs aspects around who the client is, and how she lives life in her home.

“We provide our customers with a whole world of opportunity to finish their homes exactly how they want them,” says Courtney, including a Building Custom for Less program. They work with all budgets, and currently have homes built as far as a 200 mile radius from their home office. Their attention to detail and the customer’s needs insures their clients will choose HomeSource to create the home of their dreams. To contact HomeSource Custom Homes, visit their website at, or by phone at 636-296-0110. You can also contact Rick & Tracy Ellis to set up an appointment to discuss your requirements to help make your dream home a reality. You can reach them direct at 636-299-3702 or visit their website at

HomeSource Custom Homes and Tracy Ellis are currently working with Wise Media to produce a show for ABC 30, where their potential clients will be able to learn the unique ins and outs of building a custom home with HomeSource.

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