News & Press Releases
For Immediate Release
Louisville, Kentucky
November 15, 2009

Two customers get second home in November

Chuck and Tami Cassis closed on their second Wolford Built Home last week. Located at 7908 Farm Spring Drive in Spring Farm Place, "Maison des Artistes" was Wolford's 2009 Featured Home and was the site for the June, 2009 Art Avenue. The 7,600 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 8 bath European style "maison" features 10, 12 and 18 foot ceilings with incredible exposed architectural structural elements.Their first Wolford Built Home is also located in Spring Farm Place.

Wolford Built Homes and artist/designer Sonny Whittle have partnered on  another exquisite period remodel/addition in Anchorage for Mark and Rita O'Brien. Located on Hobbs Park Road in the heart of Anchorage, the addition features a 1,500 state of the art kitchen and backyard water garden that perfectly blends the old with the new. "After Ron Wolford did such a superb job on our last addition, we knew he would do this with both ease and expertise." The O'Brien's formerly lived on Bellewood Road.

"We create customers for life", says Ron Wolford. "As our customers needs change, we are here for them." 

For Immediate Release
Louisville, Kentucky
February 27, 2009

Ron Wolford, Rick Pitino and 
Christian Laettner Team Up

The personal home of Ron Wolford of Wolford Built Homes was selected to stage a commercial last Thursday for the Coca Cola owned brand Vitamin Water. The Wolford Built Home was the perfect setting to recreate "THE SHOT"  (a well remembered moment in basket ball history), with it's high ceilings, open floor plan and luxurious accoutrements. The commercial was shot in the master bath, open living spaces and gourmet kitchen as Christian Laettner follows Rick Pitino around the posh Wolford Built, shooting a basketball over his head.

Former Duke star Christian Laettner, hit the game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional against Kentucky. Laettner endeared himself to UK fans that day by hitting the game-winner with 2.1 seconds to play, making all 10 of his field goals, all 10 of his free throws and stepping on the chest of UK forward Aminu Timberlake.

Duke won the game against Jamal Mashburn, Richie Farmer, John Pelphrey and the rest of the Wildcats, 104-103, in overtime in Philadelphia, in a game many consider the greatest NCAA Tournament game ever played.

Pitino played Laettner's next-door neighbor in the commercial which featured the exterior of another Wolford Built Home. Ron Wolford was pleased to have his homes selected and agreed with Patino's statement "It was fun. It's going to be a great commercial." 

The taping took place last Thursday in the upscale Spring Farm Place neighborhood in Prospect, Kentucky. The commercial is expected to air during the NCAA Tournament. Vitamin Water has become a sponsor of the NCAA Tournament this season.

For immediate release
Louisville, Kentucky
January 26, 2009

At a time when the news is full of doom and gloom, one Louisville homebuilder, Ron Wolford of Wolford Built Homes remains optimistic. Perhaps that is due to his record sales of over $5.5 million for the month of December, 2008. Ron attributes his success to the trust he has built in the marketplace. When public trust in investments is at an all time low, a home buyer knows that a Wolford Built Home is always a sound investment. Those in the luxury home market have been hit especially hard as real estate, stocks and other investment values continue to plunge. Ron started his career in 1974 and today Wolford Built Homes dominates the luxury home market in Louisville with capturing a staggering 41% of luxury (over $1m) new home construction sales in the least three years (as reported by the Greater Louisville Board of Realtors.) Ron's optimism continues to grow as he focuses on his latest projects in Harrods Glen-, including a unique 5 bedroom $2.6 million universal lifestyle design. Ron states, "I have specifically created the perfect home for the sandwich generation or special needs family". For a private showing on this or other properties please contact David Yunker at (502) 419-0994 

by Lucy M. Pritchett on March 13, 2000 

Ron Wolford, a Louisville home builder, has been featuring pool tables in his Prospect-area model homes for the past five years. 
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by Lucy M. Pritchett on December 4, 1997
The 1997 holiday Dream House is open for weekend tours, with proceeds from admissions to benefit the Dream Factory as they have since 1988.Sponsored by NTS Corp. and local builders, the Dream Factory has realized more than $300,000 from the program. The 1997 house, which is decorated for the Christmas season, is located at 14813 Landmark Drive in NTS' Lake Forest subdivisio
Constructed by Wolford Built 5,800-square-foot traditional house features four bedrooms, more:

by Sarah Jeffords on August 10, 2007
Canfield branches into maintenance-free housing market 
...detached, single-family homes that will be custom built. The difference is..., Ron Wolford.
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by Francesca Levy, Forbes
February 16, 2010
Like Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, might not jump to mind as one of the country's best cities for housing, but job-rich suburbs surround the city and 87% of middle-income families can afford a home. That combination creates significant pull for homebuyers.Also looking strong is Louisville, Ky., a city whose low foreclosure rate--only 1.15% of homes are in foreclosure, half the national average--illuminates it as one of the cities least affected by this aspect of the dramatic housing market collapse of the past three years. Louisville had less of a market boom than coastal cities and vacation destinations, so it didn't have as far to fall. read more... 

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"Low foreclosures, rising home prices and affordability make these parts of the country good bets for home buyers."
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For Immediate Release
Louisville, Kentucky
September 19, 2010

2010 Art Show  Raises Record Amount in Wolford Home 

ART Avenue's "An International Obsession With Art" was a huge success according to Director, Martha Wolford. The collection was displayed
in the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wolford of Wolford Built Homes. The third annual event was the highest attended of the three events to date and over $30,000 in art was sold. The show commenced on June 19th and was held every Sunday throughout the summer. The show is still open for private sales even though it closed to the public on August 29.
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Louisville,Kentucky, 2010
June 19, 2010

The Kosair Children's Hospital is holding its second art venue on Thursday...."     

Courier Journal Home of the Week
June 26, 2010

Ron and Martha Wolford have lived in their Prospect home a little more than a year and have been active in ARTavenue since it began two years ago. The idea behind ARTavenue is to promote local artists, showcasing their work in a Wolford Built Home while raising money for Kosair Children's Hospital. This year the fundraiser will be held in Ron and Martha's home, incorporating beautiful art with their spectacular decor.

Purchase a home to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital

Contact: Maggie Roetker
234 E. Gray St. Suite 450502-629-5272
Louisville, KY 40202maggie.roetker@nortonhealthcare.

For Immediate Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2010) - A Wolford Built Home will be featured as a platinum auction item at the Snow Ball, a black tie gala benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. read more...
Wolford Wins Multiple Building and Remodeling Awards from Home Builders Association of Louisville

For Immediate Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 25, 2012) Ron Wolford of Wolford Building and Remodeling won 5 top awards at the Home Builders luncheon held yesterday at Hurstbourne Country Club. The Presidents Grand Awards of Excellence are held yearly by the association’s Sales and Marketing Council and honor builders and related industry professionals that have performed exemplary work.Wolford’s awards from yesterday include:Best Builder/Remodeler  (Hobbs Park),Best Model Home (Bellacasa in Springfarm Glen),Best Remodeling Project Over $100,000 (Hobbs Park), Best Ad Campaign (One Source),Best Corporate Sales Print (One Source)

Wolford Built Homes lead the field in most awards won last year as well with 5 awards including: 
Best Home Design Under $1.2m, Best Marketing Campaign (Art Avenue) and Best Model Home (Art Avenue).

Of all industry awards, these (The SMAC awards) are the most meaningful”,said Martha Wolford, Ron’s wife and company Marketing Director. “The judges are our peers and they understand and recognize true excellence.”

WOLFORD BUILT HOMES of Prospect, Kentucky
Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users
 Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals 

[Louisville,KY]  --  January 21, 2013 – Wolford Built Homes of Prospect, KY has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The 35 year old premier luxury custom home building company was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.  Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“We are delighted to be recognized by the Houzz community,” said Martha Wolford, Marketing Director for Wolford Built Homes. “The praise and applause we receive from savvy homeowners reinforces our constantly evolving design aesthetic.This is a platform for the very best design in the world, we are honored to be included.
“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Wolford Built Homes among our “Best Of” professionals for design and exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Wolford Built Homes but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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Master Home Builder Debuts “The Masterpiece Collection of Homes”

Prospect. KY – (February 3, 2014) In celebration of his 40th Anniversary as one of  Kentucky’s premier home builders, Ron Wolford announced today the debut of “The Masterpiece Collection of Homes” to be built in 2014 and 2015 in the metro Louisville and Northern Kentucky areas. This collection of signature homes will not only offer the finest in luxury custom home building, but also gives the general public a peek inside the day-to-day activities of building a custom home including access to Ron Wolford and his team of chosen master professionals. 
Through Wolford’s partnerships with Greater Louisville developers, suppliers and real estate agents, he will design and build a limited group of homes for carefully selected perspective homeowners. These homes will vary in size and design but will utilize only the finest components available in today’s marketplace including the most advanced building techniques and the most sophisticated vendors and craftsmen. Homeowners will enjoy discounts and upgrades in exchange for allowing the public to experience the build of their new custom home.
The general public will be invited to view the homes weekly to see the “start to finish” of building a masterpiece residence home. In the spirit of partnerships and educational opportunities, the community will see the latest techniques as well as an opportunity to see the chosen professionals work and suppliers high-end materials. This occasion will be offered as an educational tool for consumers and up and coming home builders as an insight into the experience of building a luxury home. Additionally, these special peeks will include weekly updates on each home with photos and comments on Facebook and the Wolford’s homepage blog along with an “ASK THE BUILDER” email option to respond to questions.

Martha Wolford
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Celebrating 40 Years of Building Excellence