When searching for your perfect home, settling for anything less than exceptional is not an option. That’s why Woodland Trails has partnered with some of the most skilled custom home builders in Kansas City to create this breathtaking community in Greenwood, Missouri. Headed by Jim and his team of experts, our builders are committed to crafting the ultimate luxurious living experience. They recognize homes are more than just places to reside – they are spaces to forge lasting memories, raise a family and unwind from the demands of daily life.

At Woodland Trails, we strive to design homes that reflect your unique tastes and preferences while providing exceptional customer service every step of the way. If you envision an awe-inspiring sanctuary of your own, there’s no better choice than Woodland Trails and our exceptional team of custom home builders.


Building a new home is an exciting experience. You want a high-quality home in a beautiful area, and our custom home builders will deliver on that promise for you. Our team of professional, custom, luxury home builders are dedicated to providing a first-rate customer experience throughout the entire building process, from building design to working with building contractors all the way through until completion.

When you choose to build a home with one of our many independent luxury home builders, you can rest assured knowing that you have a whole team of people committed to turning your new custom luxury home dreams into a reality. The house building companies in Woodland Trails are all dedicated to providing homeowners with the perfect home with design features at affordable prices.

When resale homes don’t have the floorplan you’re looking for, build your own custom home with certified master builders who have helped make Woodland Trails a premier lifestyle community in Kansas City. Our luxury floor plans offer efficient use of space, natural light, and intentional design and architecture. Moreover, each three, four, and five-bedroom layout is designed with livability, quality, and energy efficiency in mind. In fact, to this last point, some home builders even construct homes to Energy Star standards, which is the gold standard, when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability.

What do Home Builders Include in a Custom Home in Woodland Trails?

Designing and building a home that is custom-made is appealing because you get to have a home that fits your (and your family’s) specific needs. You can work with the home builder to choose luxurious customizations, such as hardwood floors, built-ins, crown molding, high-end countertops, hand-picked lighting, and so much more.

You truly can have a home that is made specifically for you, and that means you will likely enjoy your home so much more. The great team of Kansas City area home builders and building contractors we work with are the best in the business.

If you want to live in a luxury home in a stunning location with incredible amenities that is also close to the metro area, you can have it all. Our luxury home builders have built gorgeous homes nestled in the beauty of local natural resources. Rather than needing to drive a long way to be immersed in nature, there are resources like the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, which consists of over 3000 acres of wilderness located just north of Woodland Trails. There are also numerous local lakes nearby, such as Lake Jacomo and Prairie Lee Lake. Nearby wilderness outlets means you won’t need to drive as far to be out in nature, and that proximity also means that you’ll conserve gas and fossil fuels by staying closer to home—a plus for you and the environment, both.

Visit Woodland Trails to see for yourself what an outstanding community you will be joining. Contact us to learn more about our design process, connect with our expert home builders, learn about our building process, which lots are available, and about customization options for your beautiful new luxury home.

Custom Home Builders in Lee’s Summit

With a strong reputation for building quality homes, developer Jim Riffe has over 30 years of experience building custom luxury homes in Johnson County, Kansas, and throughout Jackson and Cass counties. He is a third generation Kansas City home builder and developer with a passion for delivering quality and great design. Jim also developed the lake community of Woodland Shores in Lee’s Summit.

Decades of experience working with some of the finest architects, land planners, and house building companies and building contractors in the country have culminated in Woodland Trails, a community spanning more than 500 acres. His mission is to make this extraordinary luxury outdoor-lifestyle affordable to families in the Lee’s Summit and Greenwood area while offering home plans for empty nesters, as well. For example, you can select one of the luxury homes already for sale, or you may opt to choose a homesite for a custom-built home of your choosing. Your new custom house in Kansas City can be everything you ever wanted, and Jim Riffe and our team of custom home builders can help you with your building project in Woodland Trails.


Don’t spend millions for a cookie-cutter home where your view is nothing but your neighbors—soak in the beauty of Woodland Trails in the comfort of a space designed by our home builders – specifically for you and your needs.

Offering custom luxury homes for sale in Greenwood, MO and the Lee’s Summit, MO area, Woodland Trails appeals to the area’s families, as well as empty-nesters, looking for a walkable lifestyle. For example, there are smaller home designs available if you’ll only need space for yourself and/or one other person. Or you might have particular architectural preferences in mind, such as a craftsman-style home or a farmhouse-influenced style. Either way, we’ll match you to the custom home builder who can best help you bring your unique vision to life.

Designed with the attention to detail of an interior designer and constructed by home building experts, your new luxury custom home can exceed even your wildest dreams. With nationally recognized Lee’s Summit and Greenwood area schools, as well as some of the city’s top private school options, Woodland Trails is a wonderful residential community for families of all sizes.

We are dedicated to customer satisfaction, and we believe we are the best community to provide a cozy country setting that is still conveniently close to the metropolitan area. Read more below to learn about our Kansas City home builders and house building companies who have helped create the lovely new residences just south of Lee’s Summit. Call 816-875-6410 for more information.

Bryant Ratliff Builders

Bryant Ratliff Builders

Quality craftsmanship, innovative designs, and customer-driven service: These are the core values upon which Bryant-Ratliff Building has earned the highest reputation as a custom new home builder in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City metro. Bryant-Ratliff approaches each new build project with passion and commitment.

This passionate approach stems from building relationships and helping families for more than three decades. Bryant-Ratliff has built some of the most impressive custom new homes in Johnson County and the surrounding areas.

Bryant-Ratliff projects range from the small quality home or villa to the truly custom home of your dreams. If you’re looking for quality Kansas City custom home builders, contact Bryant Ratliff Building Co. at (913) 915-3737 or to see how our custom home builders can help you.

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JFE Construction

You can feel the difference in a home crafted by JFE Construction. As custom home builders, our team approach is to work closely with a group of design professionals and craftsmen striving to build custom, energy efficient homes. Our mission is to provide our clients with personal enjoyment and an excellent investment value for years to come.

The owner, Chris Jeffries, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Central Missouri. Initially, he started in commercial construction but quickly realized he had a passion for residential home building. Chris started his own home building business 15 years ago and has won multiple Parade of Homes Awards including Distinctive Plan and Design, Pick of the Parade, and Grand Award. Chris and his JFE team are passionate about building homes for families and working to make sure they receive respect and attention during the build of their new home — a crucial trait for custom luxury home builders.

JFE’s team of custom home builders brings you knowledgeable, reliable, experienced individuals, including Kip Brown, In house Architect and Project Manager, who graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Kansas. Kip is a recognized architect and has worked on many large scale projects throughout Kansas City, including The Legends at Village West, Zona Rosa, and other major retail developments. Melissa Jeffries is JFE’s exclusive designer that helps work with each of our clients through the Selection Process.

As a personal representative, Lyndsay James, Customer Service Specialist, assists clients during the home building process to make sure every customer has a positive experience. The JFE Construction team’s personable customer interaction has earned referrals and word of mouth business from clients, real estate agents, and professionals throughout the Kansas City Area. With our in-house architect, we can start today on designing your new home. We are the preeminent new home builders in the Kansas City Metro.

(816) 470-0074

Kevin Higdon Construction

Kevin Higdon Construction

Kevin Higdon Construction is a Kansas City home builder established in 2000. They are ranked as a Class A licensed commercial building company, as well as a residential custom home building company. As members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, Kevin Higdon Construction does the majority of work with their own employees, keeping the use of subcontractors to a minimum. As a comprehensive streamlined homebuilding company, they are able to manage any budget, large or small, and provide a wide variety of services for every new home building need.

Creating iconic new Kansas City residences, Kevin Higdon Construction are luxury home builders specializing in working with custom build clients. The company enjoys a custom builder business built on referrals and customer satisfaction. Their award-winning, innovative designs are sprinkled throughout greater Kansas City’s finest communities.

(816) 524-9797  |

LG Homes, LLC

LG Homes, LLC & LG Homes, INC

Larry Grego has been a premier custom home builder in the Kansas City area for over 20 years.

Larry’s focus on quality and design translates to a fulfilling process for his buyers. LG Homes, Inc. is renowned for impeccable finishes and a keen sense of trend and style. Larry is excellent at paring each home with the perfect lot in order to capture optimum views, privacy, and function.

As a true custom builder, Larry captures the buyer’s vision and leverages his expertise to make their dream home a reality.

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Stewart Builders

Randy Stewart’s comprehensive expertise helps expedite the homebuilding process for his customers. Years of experience are evident from concept to completion. Randy is a longtime member of the Kansas City Home Builders Association and grew up in the homebuilding business. Randy’s father, Kenny Stewart, mentored Randy in the business from an early age instilling the importance of quality and customer service as the keys to success in a highly competitive industry. Randy mastered framing and finish work while completing a technical degree. Using his uniquely creative insight, Randy brings innovative products and design to the Kansas City market. Randy and his father build homes in a wide variety of plans and price ranges for a true custom build experience.

(816) 510-7850  |

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Spellerberg Custom Homes

Billy Spellerberg grew up around the home-building business and never missed an opportunity to hone his skills and learn new things.

His father, Bill Spellerberg, was a home builder, and Billy spent his summers working with him on the job site, soaking up information. He joined Spellerberg Construction full time in 1998. When Billy decided to start Spellerberg Custom Homes LLC six years later, he knew exactly what it would take to set his company apart in a competitive market.

“Our mission is to build high-quality, affordable homes and help each client individually create the home of their dreams while maintaining the budget they had in mind,” he said. This professionalism helped make him a Grand Award winner in 2006 and 2007 as a partner in S&L Superior Enterprises LLC.

Being a great family man is another mission that is just as important to Billy. The lifelong area resident loves spending time with his wife, Haley, and two preteen children, Caden and Cole. Billy also likes to golf and enjoy sports with his family.

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Walker Custom Homes

Welcome to Walker Custom Homes. We are a full-service home builder offering a wide range of customizable services to fit our customers’ needs. For each of our services we have experienced professionals that will manage your project with detail and care.  If you are in the market for an incredible custom home builder in the greater Kansas City area, please call us to see how we can build the custom home of your dreams.

(913) 208-2026  |

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