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Pick Your Own Colors


As a River City homeowner, you get to choose your own Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore paint colors, which we always roll and brush on for extra durability.

Brand-Name Equipment


Unlike many production builders, every River City home comes equipped with brand name HVAC equipment, waterproof conduit, and a real concrete pad for years of trouble-free performance.

River City Builders, a local success

We’re changing how new homes are built

River City Builders was founded in 2010 by Rick Giles, a successful real estate agent who was born and raised right here in Richmond, VA. As a Long & Foster Realtor®, Rick quickly discovered that although there were a lot of new home builders in Richmond, most of the homes being built were too expensive, used generic building supplies, or employed undocumented workers. The result was poorly constructed homes with floor plans that lacked the popular features his clients wanted.

Rick Giles, River City Builders Owner

Rick knew there was a better way, so with the help of his wife Stacey, he planned his first home—a Lindsey, which he affectionately named after his daughter. Rick built this home as if he were building it for his own family. That meant using experienced and licensed local craftspeople, brand-name building supplies, and a whole lot of care. River City’s first home was an immediate success, and their new home owners couldn’t have been happier.

Hey, we’re pretty good at this stuff

Today, River City has expanded its offerings to include 10 beautiful new home plans and the company has partnered with several residential land developers. You can now find River City homes in Ashland, Mechanicsville, and on private lots throughout Richmond. Visit one of our spec home sites, inspect our quality, note the cleanliness of our worksite, and you’ll swear we’ve been in the new home business for generations.

Our new homes have the features you want

Browse through our new home plans and you’ll find some of today’s most sought-after features, including first floor master suites, covered front porches, and side load garages. Plus, most of our plans come standard with high-end amenities other builders charge extra for, such as gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, and granite countertops. But the best thing about buying a River City home is that each one is built with the same quality, care, and attention to detail that went into our very first model.

Contact us today, and let us show you why your next home should be a River City Builders home.