About Us

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Meet Our Founder

From the minute you walk into the door at Fruth Construction on Main Street, you can see Alex’s love and passion for building covering the office walls. Gazing around, you can feel the excitement as you start to see your dream home being built right in front of your eyes. Alex Fruth, owner and operator of Fruth Construction has always had a passion when it comes to building beautiful custom homes. His knowledge and experience which reaches back more than 30 years. Alex worked alongside master carpenters; fueling his passion and attention to detail, expanding his knowledge of the building process from foundation to finishing’s, and how to make his customers a part of the Fruth Construction family.

How It All Started

Alex got his start in local construction in 1994 and worked for local builders until 2001. It was then that he branched out and launched his own company.
“I joined the carpenters union right out of high school,” he said. “I worked on bridges around my home town, then moved to Chicago for a few years, but my passion has always been in building custom homes and ultimately this desire brought me back home to my hometown of Red Bud. Moreover, I knew I was ready to start my own business and share my skills and experience with my community.”

The Craftsmanship of the Highest Quality

Alex is not new to different styles of homes and commercial builds. If you take a trip around his hometown, you will see his beautiful handywork on many brick styles ranches, Tuscan, Modern Farmhouses, and even a few perfectly planned restaurants. Not surprisingly though, Alex has a lot of recommendations for those considering building a custom home. “First spend the money and get your drawings done right and committed to that plan,” he said “Then, set your price point and narrow it down to two or three quality builders,” Alex recommended. “While price will always be a factor, you need to focus primarily on quality and reputation that speaks for itself. Building a custom home is an intimate and lengthy process. Having a contractor client relationship with someone you can respect, trust, and rely on is truly the most important aspect for a flawless experience in building your future home.

Ensuring Healthy Relationships With Clients

Not surprisingly though, Alex has a lot of recommendations for those considering building a custom home. “First spend the money and get your drawings done right and committed to that plan,” he said “Then, set your price point and narrow it down to two or three quality builders,” Alex recommended. “While price will always be a factor, you need to focus primarily on quality and reputation that speaks for itself. Building a custom home is an intimate and lengthy process. Having a contractor-client relationship with someone you can respect, trust, and rely on is truly the most important aspect for a flawless experience in building your future home.

A Personal Touch

Alex truly listens to his client’s needs and wants. Alex has created an environment where his client’s dreams can come true and truly shine through in the final product. Alex has over 30 years of experience in the business, he is highly skilled in resolving project obstacles, managing construction issues and works towards keeping his projects on time. He is invested in his clients and has a personal hand in every aspect and touch in the building process.

“I would love for you to come build your home with Fruth Construction”
- Alex Fruth

Sarah Jenkins Design and Selection Coordinator.

Sarah Jenkins has always had a passion for helping others to reach their potential and live their dreams. As a veteran, 13-year Special Education teacher, she knows how to serve her community, listen, and provide top-notch customer service. She has lived in a variety of towns and cities, most recently, the charming Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville’s southern home market, fueled her love for architecture, design and passion for custom homes. “To be able to see the Southern interior decorating styles and the different uses of mediums and textures was so intriguing,” remarks Jenkins.

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Wide Variety Of Services

Now she brings that southern flair and passion for beautiful interiors and classic elevations to Southern Illinois. “I have always loved to sit and talk with people about the things they love and what inspires them. Design and interior decorating is a vision and a dream many people have, but don’t know how to make it reality. I love the opportunity to use my abilities, design tools and programs to bring those ideas to fruition. Many of our customers struggle to visualize these concepts and need something concrete to make decisions. I can do that with the tools at my disposal. I love seeing that “ah ha” moment on their faces!”

Sarah provides a wide variety of services at Fruth Construction. She meets with clients to discuss overall design plans; assists in setting the tone for interior design; and helps our customers navigate the selection process. Sarah is with our customers for the duration of the build process and assists customers according to their level of need.

Sarah's addition

Sarah has also added many trade companies to our design arsenal. “The goal for our company is to be a full design service. We want our customers to have every option at their fingertips, including furnishings and accessories for their new homes. Designing and building a home is tricky enough, but to be able to also furnish their home with the same company that built it is a great asset to our customers.”

Sarah also is a licensed Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Results Realty. With this expertise, she is excited to help Fruth Construction’s customers transition from selling their existing home to moving into a custom-built dream!

Sarah provides a unique and special approach to custom home building that you will not find around the Southern Illinois areas.

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The Office Location

Fruth Construction Inc.’s office is in downtown Red Bud Illinois at 215 East Market Street, one block east of Routes 3 and 159 and across the street from Red Bud City Hall. It’s a quick 15-minute drive from Waterloo and about a 20-minute drive from Columbia. To reach out to Alex for more information on building your own custom home, call (618) 282-6022.