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Welcome to Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes – Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of High Intentions

Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes has been providing the highest quality custom home building and design to the residents of Delaware and Maryland for over 40 years.

Giving our customers exactly what they want, how they want it, where they want it and when they want it is our goal of excellence. At Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes our customers have the opportunity to design their dream home. Our expert team is there to guide the way in order to ensure a fulfilling and pleasant design experience. In addition, we also have a number of various floor plans that can be modified to accommodate any lifestyle. From affordable starter homes, to million dollar estates we design and build to meet the customers needs, desires and budget. We work hard to provide outstanding customer service, and are always on hand to answer any questions. Having the know-how is what builds houses. Whether you're looking to build a new home, build an addition, or put on some finishing touches that make your home your own, we have the tools, experts and skills necessary to see your vision come to life.

There's so much more to building a new home than just the design. Our team will scout lots for you taking everything into consideration from the potential drainage to the quality of the land itself. It can be intimidating to start from scratch, and that's why we do all of the research for you before any ground has been broken. We want you to be fully informed and fully prepared every step of the way of the building process.

Our reputation for quality is built on the word of mouth from customers who realize that everything we build comes from the heart. We put compassion and care into everything we do and for decades we have been transforming the visions of our clients into breathtaking realities.

At Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes quality is never an accident, it is always the result of High Intentions. For exceptional quality construction service, contact us today!


Backed by decades of experience and a reputation for excellence, at Brooks and Palmer, we build homes from our family to yours. Our team has crafted a foundation of integrity, quality and honesty. We pride ourselves in not just building homes, but building relationships that last a lifetime. Our team knows that true success is grounded in the relationships you create. We work one-on-one with our clients to learn their needs and goals so that we can create a plan that is guaranteed to make those dreams a reality.

Our owners, Bob and Shane, oversee the construction sites and work hard every day to be sure that these homes are built to the highest degree of quality and perfection. We build every home as if it were our own. We'll do comprehensive research on potential lots and locations to give you a diagnostic look at what you can expect from the area you are building your home in. Our dedicated staff is always on hand to take care of any needs you may have. From offering guidance on lot selections, products, and colors, to helping with financing needs, our reliable staff is with you throughout the construction process keeping you informed and confident, from design to completion.

Custom Designing

Custom Homes

Custom Modular Homes





Sun rooms



Additions and Home Renovations

& More!

From a custom home, to a kitchen remodel, you can trust the team at Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes! Give us a call today, you won't be disappointed that you did!


Feel free to take a look at some of our past projects to see what we can do for you!

Country Grace Design
Cool Spring Design
Lighthouse Design
Mediterranean Elegance
Spectacular Views
Custom Porches & Balconies
Gourmet Kitchens
Open Floor Plans
Bright Lifestyle Kitchens
Cozy Outdoor Living Spaces
Custom Stone Fireplaces
Deco Railings, Designer Ceilings


Bob Brooks

Bob is one of the original founders and President of Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes. He has 40+ years as a master carpenter and displays amazing vision when it comes to the art of designing a home and meeting the needs and lifestyles of our clients. Bob has both residential and commercial building experience.

Shane Brooks

Shane, our project manager, is on the construction sites daily working and overseeing, making sure that your home is built expertly. Shane has an extraordinary eye for detail and finish work. Shane has 20+ years residential and commercial building experience.

Sandi Brooks

Serves as our CFO and tends to the marketing for our company. Sandi is the go to person for questions about finance, selections, colors, changes or add-ons to your custom home. She strives hard to accommodate any needs or request that arises before, during and after the construction process begins.

Shari Kerr

As our Vice President, Shari takes a personal interest in the family business and the progress on each and every project.

Grace Kerr

Grace is our part-time office clerk and receptionist. She works diligently to keep our paper flow to a minimum, helping organize our clients files and answering phones. Grace takes great pride in learning the family business.

Michele Jessup

Michelle is our very energetic bookkeeper who does a great job keeping us on our toes, making sure that every financial concern to run a company of our size is taken care of in a professional manner.


Mr. Samson, our CAD operator of 14+ years, is an intricate part of our design department. His specialty is making dreams come alive on a blueprint. He possess a wealth of knowledge in CAD design as well as building codes.


We have gathered some testimonials from our past clients so that you can feel educated and comfortable with our team.

You have been an inspiration to us. The pride you take in your work is almost extinct. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job building our home. When we first met you we could see your love for the Lord. It was what we needed to see before we knew the move from NJ to DE was what the Lord wanted for us.
You are a wonderful witness in all the lives you touch. Thank You, God Bless You.

- Buster and Debbie

When we set out to build a house we were going to meet with several different home builders in the area. Then we met Bob Brooks. We heard his passion and commitment. We understood the personal interest and involvement that he puts into every home he builds. Our perspective about building a house changed, this wasn’t just a financial or business transaction, this was personal. Bob Brooks takes home building personally.
Building our home, from start to finish, was a wonderful experience. Bob (or Shane) was with us every step of the way from design through completion, even making suggestions & recommendations throughout the build process. And Brooks & Palmer continue to be there over a year later. We truly never had a worry throughout the entire process. As Bob is fond of saying, “We don’t just build houses, we build relationships”.

- Cathy and Susan

Brooks and Palmer built our dream retirement home in early 2015. We interviewed several builders for this project and would not have wanted anyone else to build our home. Throughout the process they treated us as though we were their only customers/project at the time (and I know we were not the only ones). They were at our beck and call, always quick to respond to our calls/questions and concerns. Their attention to our requests and every detail is unmatched. Everyone, Bob and Sandi, their son Shane, whose visions are amazing, their staff and crew all were fantastic.
Our home is beautiful beyond our dreams. It also functions better than we could have expected. We are extremely happy with our new home. We are thankful we found them. God bless Brooks and Palmer.

- Sue and Kevin

We have a beautiful custom built house thanks to Brooks and Palmer. People warned us that building a house is very stressful. Well, Bob Brooks made our experience an absolute pleasure. Bob is the best! He explains everything very clearly. He listens and never rushes you. He guided us through all decisions and set us up with wonderful kitchen and bathroom designers. Bob also was very helpful by making great suggestions-- with his wealth of experience he has superb ideas. The best thing we did was to hire Brooks and Palmer.

- Linda Tobin

All our friends told us that building a home would be a "nightmare." But they had no idea that dealing with Bob Brooks in the building of our home would be a "DREAM." Bob kept us up on the progress of the building even calling us on Sundays to give us updates. Bob made it a point to get to know our likes and dislikes and thereby able to guide us in the building of our home. He was always coming up with suggestions on how to better improve our home during the different stages of building. Bob is extremely professional, as well as his staff and workers. They were all treating our home as if they were building it for one of their own family. Bob and his staff not only made us feel comfortable and important, but they also made us feel like we were made for their neighborhood. The quality of our home surpasses any of the homes that we had been looking at. Honesty is a very important part of building a home and Bob was honest and up-front with us during the entire building process. The end result is: our home is beautiful, comfortable, and well-built all thanks to Bob Brooks of Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes!

- Jim and Linda Bosco

My parents are elderly and have health issues. They decided they could no longer take care of their home and live on their own - they needed a little help. We offered to add a separate living space on our house and have them move to Delaware. We chose Brooks and Palmer to do the addition. They were very attentive to their needs for handicapped access halls, doorways, and bathroom – and all of the other "little things" my parents wanted in their space. Their work started and ended on schedule, and all of their workers were professional and trustworthy. They delivered a final living space which flowed with the design of our existing structure perfectly. My parents and I are very pleased with the quality job they did for us. My parent's new friends love the space and would like to have a place "just like theirs" because it's not too much to care for – a perfect size. We are very thankful that we chose Brooks and Palmer and recommend them every chance we get!

- Mary Anne

We just love our beautiful house by the water. Thank you!

- Lin and Tom

We are happy to say that not only are we totally satisfied with the work and the beauty of our new home, but we are even happier that we found friends like Bob Brooks and his family in a place we thought would be lonely for us. The entire Brooks and Palmer Custom Home team has gone above and beyond their call of Duty to make us feel at home in Delaware.
We thank you for making this such an incredible experience and we are looking forward to many years of happiness in our new home.

- Cecilia and Fernando Wolf


Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: By appointment only

When you're ready to start your next project, call the experts at Brooks and Palmer Custom Homes, where quality is never an accident, it is always the result of High Intentions.

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