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the olde-world allure of W.V. deStefano Homes: a Cincinnati tradition for over 30 years ~~ http://www.wvdestefanohomes.com ~~ say hello to Andrea, Dan, Rocky and Steve de Stefano

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Steve deStefano (rear), patriarch of the W.V. deStefano Homes clan, with his sons Rocky, left, and Dan, husband of Andrea deStefano.

Steve deStefano (rear), patriarch of the W.V. deStefano Homes clan, with his sons Rocky, left, and Dan, husband of Andrea deStefano. W.V. deStefano Homes has been a Cincinnati tradition for over 30 years.

For Immediate Release: The Olde World Allure of W.V. deStefano Homes – Press Release 12.11.15

The Olde-World Allure of W.V. deStefano Homes

Million-Dollar mansions set the stage. High-end remodeling finished the product for this lifelong Cincinnati homebuilding company, and family: A Cincinnati tradition for over 30 years.

First female President of the HBA, Andrea deStefano, joins forces with husband’s homebuilding firm.

New market home(s) at Camargo Ridge in Madeira, remodeling division on a tear.

W.V. deStefano Homes circles the wagons, survives the crash, and turns the corner.

[WEST CHESTER, Ohio ~ Dec. 11, 2015] A funny thing happened on the road to retirement for Steve deStefano, Cincinnati native and patriarch of a construction, remodeling and new-home family tradition, W.V. deStefano Homes, well-known in Tri-State real estate circles.

“We gave him a watch and the next day he showed up at 8 a.m.,” said Dan deStefano, partner and co-founder of W.V. deStefano Homes of West Chester.

The 18-year builder, founded by the deStefano brothers (Dan and his brother Rocky) and their father, is now run by the sons and Dan’s wife Andrea (Lucke) deStefano.

We’ve since been able to convince him that he deserves to slow down, that my brother, my wife and myself are ready to hoist the hammers and carry on the family work ethic and tradition of quality building.”

Dan deStefano of W.V. deStefano Homes at the Madeira home he is building in the new Camargo Ridge development.

Dan deStefano, of W.V. deStefano Homes (http://www.wvdestefanohomes.com) at the Madeira home he and his family-owned company are building in the new Camargo Ridge development.

With a rebounding economy, a healthy new-home market and a diversified service offering, the de Stefanos – minus dad, although he still continues to work (at the tender age of 73) for one of the group’s other companies, renovating, renting and flipping homes.

And the mother ship, W.V. deStefano Homes, has turned the corner after the housing/financial industry crash threatened to shut it all down.

At the surging W.V. deStefano Homes (www.wvdestefanohomes.com), family is still at the forefront, a remodeling division is churning on all cylinders, and the deStefano brothers have returned to their sweet spot of building million-dollar market homes.

The second-generation builder has spent the last year, indeed, gearing up for a record 2016, considering:

  • At Camargo Ridge in Madeira, deStefano Homes is finishing a $1 million home, and on the brink of starting another across the street in Cincy’s newest million-dollar neighborhood;
  • Andrea deStefano, although still selling 70+ homes a year as a full-time Realtor with Comey & Shepherd, has joined her husband’s company as a full-time business partner and sales agent, now selling for deStefano Homes;
  • Remodeling volume has increased substantially over the last several years, gaining the most steam this year, providing a buffer and cash cow while market-home action lagged.

The real differentiator, however, between deStefano Homes and the others?

No matter the project, no matter the price and no matter where we build, the quality always stays the same: unmatched, and unparalleled, anywhere in Greater Cincinnati,” said Dan.

Quality and a hands-on experience with and for their clients are the cornerstones to their longevity and business philosophy.

The brothers share a special chemistry “which you kinda have to, especially when you’re in business together,” joked Rocky, in that fraternal echo voice only brothers know.

The same highly skilled workers and firms are engaged. We work with the best in the business,” Dan continued.

Whether we’re building a $3 million home in one of Cincinnati’s most exclusive neighborhoods, or working on a $50,000 interior renovation, we’re using the same sub-trades to ensure the best quality, value and experience.”

The generally accepted practice is, the lower the price point at which you are building, the lower the price point for engaged subcontractors.

The result can mean higher profits for the master builder – but less quality for the homebuyer.

But that’s just not us. We use the same subcontractor base for all price points. And we can say, without sounding too cheesy, that we end up being friends with the people whose homes we build and remodel,” Dan said.

That’s the real feather in our cap. We’re invited to graduations, weddings and birthdays. We have established relationships for which you really can’t ascertain a value.”

Andrea (Lucke) deStefano: Born in the Business, Building with Hubby

Andrea deStefano was literally born in the homebuilding business, growing up in the Bob Lucke family, stewards of the third-generation Robert Lucke Group in Symmes Township.

Up until this year, Andrea has split her time between working as a full-time Realtor at Comey & Shepherd and for her father’s company.

Andrea de Stefano, the new Sales and Marketing Manager for W.V. de Stefano Homes of West Chester.

Andrea de Stefano, the new Sales and Marketing Manager for W.V. de Stefano Homes of West Chester.

I’m extremely excited to represent W.V. deStefano Homes, for the first time in my career. It’s an incredible opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise, and to be a part of the deStefano Homes story,” Andrea says.

The deStefano style is very well-established, and I look forward to sharing that with my clients.

This company is unique and distinct for a high-end, old-world style that meets the 21st century with amenities,” Andrea added. “And, to be working aside my husband, it’s a special opportunity.”

Brothers Dan and Rocky were raised in Greater Cincinnati, attending St. Xavier High School and Greenhills high schools, respectively. Their father earned his chops first as the lead field supervisor building bridges and civil works projects for the Stark County (OH) Engineers office in Canton, then building and remodeling homes in some of Cincinnati’s finest neighborhoods.

All the while Dan, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and Rocky, an Ohio State University grad, learned the ropes while tagging along with their father throughout their formative years. Dan fondly reminisces, “from the time we were old enough to hold a paint brush and a hammer, Dad had us working on one construction project or another.”

Besides Camargo Ridge, W.V. deStefano Homes is also currently building at Vista Pointe (TPC at River’s Bend in Maineville), Carriage Hill in Liberty Township and at Carruthers Pond in Glendale.

The builder also offers lots in Indian Hill and Montgomery for building and tear-down opportunities.

For more information about W.V. deStefano Homes, please contact Andrea at (513) 309-3184 or aluckedestefano@gmail.com or please visit the ever-expanding portfolio pages of www.wvdestefanohomes.com. W.V. deStefano Homes in based in suburban Cincinnati at 8939 Brookside Court in the Olde West Chester section of West Chester, Butler County.

For high-res photos, HD videos, press information and related media inquiries regarding W.V. deStefano Homes, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

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