The Builder’s Story

The Lewes Building Company is owned by John and Kathleen Leebel.  John and Kathleen are committed to establishing The Lewes Building Company as one of the premier custom home builders at the Delaware beaches.

The goal of The Lewes Building Company is to provide custom homes that consistently exceed the expectations of our clients. We believe that architectural design and detail and the finishes in a home are as important as the structural components. Every project is an owner-managed build and the production of each project flows in a highly efficient, controlled and logical fashion which allows us to deliver premier custom homes with unprecedented value.


 About the Owners

John Leebel has extensive experience in homebuilding and spent 10 years early in his career with two nationally recognized luxury homebuilding companies: NV Homes and Toll Brothers. He has specialized field training in production construction, scheduling, and subcontractor management as well as large-scale project management experience in costing, contracting, and budgeting. The communities under his management were recognized for superior cost control and excellent overall budgeting.

In 2008 one of the communities under his management won the prestigious “Resort Community of the Year” Regal Award by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Convinced that they could implement these established business processes within a custom homebuilding model, John & Kathleen have designed a system that allows for delivery of high quality custom homes at unprecedented value.

The Lewes Building Company has committed to pursue their vision of building a limited number of custom homes per year combining the effective business processes of large builders with the quality and personal attention of small builders. John and Kathleen personally oversee the construction of each home from project start to final delivery.