Our History

A reputation takes a lifetime to build... ask around and find out why homeowners, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, realtors, lenders and title agents think Sumner Company is among the best in the industry.

Rick Sumner started Sumner Company in 1983 with the philosophy that delivering a quality product on time and on budget, and standing behind your work, was the only way of doing business. Through the years since his company has been involved in the construction of hundreds of homes and commercial properties in the Mat-Su Valley and even as far afield as Eagle River, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and northern Nevada. Sumner Company has always been hands-on through the entire building process: from selecting home-sites to drafting efficient and conscientious floor plans, to the final finish and customer service beyond closing, with after-sales support and an unparalleled 1-2-10 year warranty.

After over forty years in the construction industry, Rick retired from active building and sold the company to his two sons, Jesse and Maxwell Sumner (President and Vice President) starting Summer 2009. He is currently enjoying his retirement in northern Nevada, but still plays a part in the company as a voting member of the Board of Directors. Since taking over operations, Jesse and Max have carried on the tradition of high quality homes delivered on time and on budget with the same quality and conscientious design. They have not been and never plan on being “briefcase-builders”; every job, every day, they are on-site each doing the work themselves or ensuring the work and project is completed to the exacting standards and quality Sumner Company is known for. Together they form an experienced, intelligent and reliable team and are of the belief that if one were to compare “apples-to-apples”, they would find no better value for their hard-earned dollars than with a Sumner Company home. Sumner Company is a family company whose lifeblood is building homes for other families.

Sumner Company has many existing “in-house” plans to choose from as well as the CAD programs and drafting skills to adjust them to your needs or even to design your new dream home from the ground up. Call or email now to schedule a Builder meeting and get started on the road to your new dream home.

Our Story

Sumner Company specializes in custom, semi-custom and spec-built homes in Wasilla, Palmer, and Eagle River.

Quality. We believe that beauty is more than drywall deep, and that houses should stand up far past the end of the typical builder's one year warranty. The houses we build will provide decades of worry free and low maintenance homeownership, which means dollars back in your pocket over the life of your home. We combine the knowledge of decades of construction experience with the latest in proven building science and trends to lower our callbacks, and we back it up with an unprecedented 1-2-10 year warranty. One year bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, two year electrical and plumbing system warranty, and a ten year structural and central heating system warranty.

Customer Service. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction through quality construction and enhanced customer service. Our office phone number has not changed in over 25 years, and calls and emails are always returned promptly. Warranty and service calls are handled expediently, most of the time within days of notification, and our clients are never "left out in the cold". We strive to make the communication during the home building process as easy and stress-free as possible, and buyers are welcome to stop in at their jobsite to check on the progress. In addition to the scheduled in-person walk-throughs, our online project management software lets our clients see the real-time schedule, project files, photos of the process and manage their selections on their computer or smartphone (link at bottom of page).

Value. When making the biggest purchase decision of your life, the bottom line price tag is important. With clearly deliniated features lists, allowances and specifications there are no surprise upgrade costs or hidden fees. If you compare apples-to-apples you will find Sumner Company provides a remarkable value for the features and quality.