We chose Tolaris homes as our builder and we feel good about our decision. Rick Bavec and Larry Fleming were available via email or phone when we had questions. They honestly guided us through the entire project. Also suggested few energy saving tips that now we see the benefits. After moving in, support was amazing. Larry visited our house through out the year to see any possible fixes needed. Quality of construction and other finishes was very good to excellent. Friends who visited our house could tell the difference. Tolaris subcontractors were flexible to our last minute design changes. My only reservation about one sub contractor is of Landscaping/Irrigation contractor. Although they did install it right but when I had questions they were not ready to answer or avoiding my calls, we had to replace a Palm tree.
Overall I am giving Tolaris 5 stars for what they delivered.

-Sachin Ghatol

5 Stars

I am pleased to recommend Tolaris Homes to anyone who is interested in having quality work performed by experienced personnel. From planning, to materials selection, to installation, the crews were professional and worked when scheduled. That’s a big plus. They were also conscious of keeping a clean environment, not an easy task during renovations.
More than a year later, I am still happy with the workmanship. Thank you Rick and Larry and, of course, all your employees.

-Janet Sutmire

High Quality Work from Experienced Personnel

Larry & Rick,

We wanted to drop a note to thank Tolaris for the incredible experience of building our truly custom home. It is quite obvious to our family that there is heart behind the Tolaris operation, that is, the organization cares about the experience of the build and the consumer pleasure with the finished product. Due to all of the construction horror stories people share, we had significant concerns before deciding to move forward with Tolaris. In the end, what we experienced was over and above what we could have envisioned. Our ability to closely monitor the progress of our new home (i.e. nearly daily visits) as well as having cell phone and email access to the owners of the company shows how important the customer experience is to Tolaris. Additionally, due to the significant experience of Tolaris the subcontractors used are friendly, professional, and second to none in their respective trades.

Our home is well built, beautiful, and the experience from start to finish was something worth writing to you about. I sincerely hope that if you ever have a potential customer on the fence you ask them to contact our family about our experience and for insight on the quality of the final product you delivered to us. We can’t say enough about how thrilled we are with the entire transaction, including how phenomenal our new home turned out. All the best and thanks to Tolaris for making this such a pleasant and special experience.

-Jeremy Burr

All the best and thanks to Tolaris for making this such a pleasant and special experience

Hi Rick.
I just wanted to let you know that after having been in our new, Tolaris built, home for about 6 months, we could not be more pleased. We continue to receive rave reviews from our friends and other visitors. The fact that I have not contacted you during this time with a long list of items to be fixed, adjusted, corrected, completed, etc. speaks volumes for the job that Tolaris did for us.
Thanks again.

Mike B.

We could not be more pleased

First off, Larry is pretty aggressive stating that we will love you guys at the end of this process because all anyone ever hears is how miserable the process of building a home really is. That said, as each interaction passes there is an increased level of comfort and a heightened sense that we will reflect upon this as a positive experience. We are really fired up to have you guys on our side. Thanks for everything.

Jeremy Burr, IOA

Thanks for everything

Project Price: more than $100,000

Tolaris Homes built our custom home on a lot that we owned. Rick Bavec (president) personally acted as superintendent. Through conception, design and construction he was always accommodating and fair in his dealings with us and with his fine group of subcontractors.

Our project was completed substantially on budget and on time. Tolaris has also been helpful since we took ownership. They have provided useful advice and assistance in dealing with the minor issues that have arisen


We got to know Rick and his wife Sherrie fairly well during the 15 months of design and construction and now consider them friends. When you can say that about someone with whom you’ve had a fairly large business deal I think it’s a good indicator of the character of the people.

Stan Smith
Patty Donohue

Tolaris Homes built our custom home on a lot that we owned

Tolaris Homes did a complete remodel on our home in Lake Forest. Kitchen, living room (including removing walls) floors, bathrooms, Master Bedroom and Master bath. We selected Tolaris because we had seen some of the homes in our neighborhood that were built by Tolaris and we were impressed by the quality of their work. From start to finish, we had excellent communication, they delivered what they promised, were pleasant to have around and were respectful of our wishes. The quality of the work was outstanding, and we found the process quite enjoyable. We now have a home that is delight to live in and entertain in. We would do it all again with Tolaris

Pete and Cheryl Edmonds

Tolaris Homes did a complete remodel on our home in Lake Forest.

Rick Bavec of Tolaris Homes completely renovated our home in Alaqua three years ago. Our renovation included a complete interior and exterior makeover of the existing home as well as some reworking of the layout. He employed exceptionally skilled contractors and his attention to every detail of the process resulted in a home transformation that greatly exceeded our expectations.

He insisted on acquiring several bids for each phase of our renovation which resulted in savings to us and high quality workmanship. place We were out of town during much of the time when our home was being worked on, but Rick kept us informed and was vigilant in his supervision of our project in our absence.
To this day, Rick periodically checks back with us to make sure that we remain satisfied with our home. We have found him to be honest, professional, and a person of great integrity, and would not hesitate to recommend him to someone who is contemplating a home renovation or construction of a new home.

Ed and Candy Bauer

Rick Bavec of Tolaris Homes completely renovated our home in Alaqua three years ago.