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Fruth Construction

Custom Home Builder

Fruth Construction is a custom home builder servicing Columbia, Illinois; Waterloo, Illinois; Red Bud, Illinois; O’Fallon, Illinois; Millstadt, Illinois; and surrounding areas.

Founded by Alex Fruth in February 2002, we are known for delivering quality, custom homes at competitive rates. Fruth Construction has earned an excellent reputation by providing years of quality workmanship and unsurpassed customer service.

We are an approved builder in these up-scale Columbia and Waterloo, Illinois subdivisions: Brellinger, Columbia, Illinois; Remlok Place, Waterloo, Illinois; Braddock Point, Columbia, Illinois; Walnut Ridge Estates, Columbia, Illinois; Legacy, Waterloo, Illinois & 16 West, Waterloo, Illinois. We are not limited to these subdivisions. However, they are our most popular local subdivisions.

While we build several homes a year in surrounding subdivision settings, we also build on private lots and properties outside of the city limits. Assisting with the extra elements of planning on private property; private water wells, waste systems, clearing, and road work.

Building Custom Homes With Commitment

If you choose Fruth Construction as your custom home builder, you can be confident that all aspects of your project will be handled with the utmost care and diligence. Whether you have a design in mind or need help creating your vision, we will help you build a home you will treasure for years to come. We pride ourselves on building homes with commitment, creative thinking, and attention to detail. Come see us for a free consultation, and let us make your dreams a reality. You’re in good hands when you hire us to be your custom home builder.
After all, you must first build a relationship of trust and respect with a client before you can build that client a home.

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Commercial Renovation & Construction

Fruth Construction focuses on commercial constructions: retail, hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, mixed-use, and other commercial construction facilities. As your general commercial contractor, we oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule.

Give us a call, and let us work with you on your commercial renovation or construction.

Client Testimonials

Building a custom home is a long process with so many details! We are people who have specific and detailed demands. Alex worked hard to accommodate all our needs and wants. He has a knowledge of the craft of building that makes me very confident in my home. Everything about our house is solid from the foundation to framing and painting. I believe a true artist installed our floors. Many, many thanks!

- Christina Gidley-Red Bud, Illinois

Fruth Construction built me my dream house. The quality of construction and customer service both were above and beyond my expectations. I enjoyed working with Alex and all his sub contractors. He listened to what I wanted and made it happen. This is my 3rd house I have built, so I was no stranger to the process and this was the best experience I had. I would absolutely recommend Fruth Construction to build a custom house. Thank you Alex and all your team for making the process easy and building a house above and beyond my dreams!!

- Amy Mulherin-Red Bud, Illinois

Fruth Construction built our custom home in Brellinger subdivision in Columbia, IL. The entire process from our initial meeting until the final day of construction was a smooth process. Alex is very thorough throughout the building process and fair with pricing. You won’t find another builder in the area on the price per square foot with the quality he provides. He was very upfront if we went over our spending allowance and we could decide if we wanted to proceed. There were also no hidden charges on the final bill, which we had heard horror stories about with other builders. We highly recommend Fruth Construction and would use them again if we ever build another home.

- Joshua Murray-Columbia, Illinois

We did not take building a home lightly. We interviewed several area builders and knew from the moment we met with Alex & Fruth Construction he was going to be the perfect fit.  Alex sits down with you through several consultations to really understand your vision for your home and make sure you understand exactly where your money is going. Line by Line. This was huge for us. Him, his team & all of his subcontractors were outstanding. Extremely friendly and meticulous in their trades. Honestly, there isn't a thing we regret. If you are looking to build a home... look no further, I promise, Alex is the man for the job!

- Ashley Kerher-Ruma Illinois


Working with Alex and Sarah to build our home was an experience that I would recommend to anyone. Building a custom home during a global pandemic is a huge undertaking but they made it much easier. They are both incredibly responsive, helpful, and professional. The finished product is exactly what we asked for and we could not be happier. If you are looking for a company to build your custom dream home while partnering with you on every detail, look no further!

- Dustin West- Waterloo, Illinois

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