your personal home builder

For nearly half a century, Denison Custom Homes has been known for Award-winning Quality and Craftsmanship in the Crossroads area.  Built-to-suit homes tailored to the unique need, desire and budget of today’s homebuyers.  We are a second generation company that only builds a limited amount of homes at one time to ensure our clients get the on-site attention to their home that they expect.  From the initial meeting to move-in we strive to deliver to our clients an enjoyable, rewarding and hassle-free experience.

about denison homes

They may look like a couple of youngsters, but owners Matt Lively and Lisa Denison Lively have a lifetime of experience in construction.  Lisa grew up in the business after her father, Bob Denison, built his first home for a friend in 1977 and turned it into a business.  She worked sales in a model home, helped with selections of finish out materials and managed the money going out.  Matt started out in construction after high school focusing more on the electrical and low voltage side where he learned the codes, scheduling and quality of work.  After the two met, Matt went to work for the company learning every aspect of the construction business side with Lisa.  When Bob retired in 1999, Matt and Lisa bought the company and continued the vision of building a high quality home using the best materials and skilled craftsman.  Today they make the prefect team with Matt usually found on the jobsite as a hands-on builder making sure the quality of material and workmanship is exceptional.  Lisa works more closely with our clients through the hundreds of decisions and selections that are made throughout the process.  She also handles quality control on the finish out of the homes and keeps the client aware of the budget.
We maintain quality and communication by keeping our company small and only building a few jobs at a time.  This gives our clients the personal, hands-on experience they should expect from their builder.


Sometimes you want to stay where you are but need more room or just bring your home up to date. We offer complete restoration of existing structures to make your home look and feel brand new.  Scroll down to see some before and after images of our work.

Energy Efficiency

One of the largest consumptions of energy goes to heating and cooling buildings. As a standard, Denison Custom Homes uses energy-efficient techniques and materials to create a tighter and more energy-efficient home…

  • Radiant barrier roof decking
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems
  • Energy star rating appliances
  • Low-E Vinyl windows
  • Rockwool blown insulation standard, Spray Foam available
  • Choice of many other energy-efficient materials on the market


Barndominiums, or steel-framed homes, are quickly becoming an alternative to contemporary “stick-built” construction because of their structural integrity, energy efficiency and ability to achieve large-span open areas without the need of supportive columns. At one time they also had a significant cost advantage over wood framed homes but that isn’t the case anymore for traditional floorplans. If, however, you are wanting large open areas for storage of things like boats, RVs or vehicles along with living area then a Barndominium may be what you need.

There are many different styles and options available. The exterior can be finished with stone or brick and the interior spaces can be designed and finished just like a traditional home. There are several other STANDARD features that make the Barndominium more attractive:

  • All steel structural, exterior wall framing, and exterior sheathing
  • Engineer designed and stamped building and foundation design
  • Can be easily built to withstand hurricane-force winds.
  • Metal Roof
  • Better Energy Efficiency including Spray foam insulation, Low-E windows
  • Insurance discounts with most carriers

There are several floor plans available for the living area and we can tailor the building to your needs.