Raphael Homes is proud to celebrate building homes in Maryland for over 25 years. We've built many wonderful and lasting relationships with homeowners, architects, contractors, and vendors. Thank you for your support over the past 25+ years.


Raphael Homes was founded in 1994 and has earned a reputation for building custom homes, renovations and additions, throughout Maryland, with the absolute highest standards of quality. From the initial design phase to the construction contract, Raphael Homes pays meticulous attention to even the smallest of details. Each project is visited daily to deliver our homeowners the hands on attention they deserve. Whatever concerns or questions you may have, we're here for you. Our thoughtful and straightforward approach will guide you with assurance through the building of your dream home.

Visit a Raphael Home and speak with the homeowners about their experience - you'll hear about the quality and the personal service that distinguishes a Raphael Home.

Raphael Homes, Inc. has been a member of the Maryland Building Industry Association since 2000.

From groundbreaking, to handing over the keys to the castle, we take great pride in being more than just a builder.

We become your partner, and trusted adviser in what is typically one of the biggest investments of your lives. Your dream home!


Rick Raphael

A second-generation builder, Rick learned construction from the foundation up. He apprenticed with his father, a partner in Howard Homes, one of the most successful builders in Howard County. Rick began as a laborer and graduated to more demanding jobs through junior high and high school.He earned a B.S. from Virginia Tech's College of Architecture, with a concentration in Building Construction (engineering, architecture and construction management). He returned to Howard Homes as a Finishing Superintendent, responsible for taking homes to completion after the insulation stage.

Rick served as a Superintendent, then Project Manager, for a regional construction company with properties in Texas and Florida. He was responsible for bidding job, contracts, planning, scheduling, overseeing field superintendents, managing subcontractors and conducting quality inspections. He began building luxury single-family homes independently while in Florida, and returned to Maryland in 1993 to continue building luxury homes.

He founded Raphael Homes, which focuses exclusively on custom home construction and remodeling/renovations, in 1995. Homes he has built range from $400,000 to $1 million-plus.

Rick has earned a reputation for creating homes of enduring beauty and fine craftsmanship. He is a builder who personally oversees every phase of the process.

Rick is a builder who has the vision and experience to take your ideas from paper to reality, and one who is generous with his time and expertise.

When Rick is not on the job site or in the office, he enjoys working out and staying fit, gardening and yard work, boating, fishing, and all sports. He's a big fan of his hometown teams, the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles!


As with most things in life, a strong, well-led team - can accomplish exponentially more together - than they ever could individually. The team of employees and subcontractors at Raphael Homes is no exception.

Collectively, we share a passion for our craft and thrive and grow together as a team. The Result?

The most exemplary displays of craftsmanship that home building has to offer. To our team: No project big or small is possible without you. Thank you, Thank you.

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"Raphael Homes helped us obtain our dream by building our custom home and exceeding our expectations every step along the way. Even though we added substantial changes, a bath and additional work to the basement, they stayed on track and finished on schedule. Their sub-contractors are friendly, helpful, respectful, and always willing to go above and beyond. Most people view building a new home as a stressful process but Rick and his team stayed on track and made this endeavor a great experience. We believe it is because of their integrity and hard work that this process went so smooth. Rick was always available for any of our questions or concerns. He has a phenomenal eye for detail, noticing infinite tasks needing attention and took care of them straight away. The personal relationship we built along with the craftsmanship, quality, and customization really makes Raphael Homes an exceptional builder."

- Rhonda and Jeff


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