Welcome to Kemp Homes
The Kemp Homes Co. embodies the legacy of design, quality and value, handed down by our founder, Fred M. Kemp. We have been building homes and developing communities in the St. Louis metropolitan area for more than 62 years. We attribute our success and longevity to our personal attention and hard work on the job site and customer satisfaction.
From luxury custom-crafted estate homes to maintenance-free villas, each Kemp Home boasts exceptional detail and a steadfast commitment to quality and design. We are dedicated to timeless architectural design and amenities that meet each home buyer’s real estate needs today and into the future.
Our goal is to create great value in a new home with these benefits:
• Every Kemp home is built to high quality and energy efficiency standards and certified to meet Energy Star construction requirements.
• Modern and open floor plans with lots of light and flexible living spaces.
• Street trees, parks and pedestrian trails in our larger residential developments.
• Affordable prices in a variety of homes styles and types, from easy-care villas to affordable family homes to luxury custom residences, in locations that include Jefferson County, St, Louis County and St. Charles County.
• High-end custom homes in prestigious neighborhoods such as Town and Country, Ladue, Creve Coeur, Ballwin, Olivette and Chesterfield. Our custom homes are truly one-of-a-kind, tailored to each homeowner’s vision, dream and lifestyle with high-quality finishes, exceptional detail and timeless design.
Whether you want to choose from our portfolio of plans or use your own plan, we will design and build the perfect home for you.
A History of Kemp Homes
Since 1952 Fred M. Kemp built a reputation for designing and building exciting yet timeless homes. Each one was designed to fit the natural environment of the land, emphasizing indoor-outdoor relationships and continuing excitement long after a community was completed. Today Mr. Kemp’s legacy and passion for building continues with his son Bill Kemp.As a student, founder Fred M. Kemp was inspired by the architectural drawings hanging at Washington University’s School of Architecture, from which he graduated in 1950. He began to pursue his dream of applying his architecture principles to suburban home development and building well-designed, affordable housing throughout the St. Louis area.
The history of home-building in St. Louis would not be complete without the enduring legacy of Fred M. Kemp. A gifted architect, visionary, and past president of the St. Louis Home Builders Association, Fred M. Kemp was a nationally recognized leader in the industry. Mr. Kemp introduced many new concepts to the St. Louis community in the 10,000 homes he built since his start in 1952.
This innovative home builder was the FIRST to design communities with private parks and swimming pool; the FIRST to market new homes with billboards, radio and television; the FIRST to plan for permanent broad open spaces, referred to as common ground within his communities; and the FIRST to build zero lot line homes. Many of these are considered standard practice in the industry today.
The Legacy of Fred M. Kemp Continues
Today that legacy continues in The Kemp Homes Company with son Bill Kemp and Mark Teitelbaum as principals in the firm.
Bill Kemp, armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from St. Louis University, and the knowledge and expertise from years in the industry, proudly continues to maintain the same principles as his father: “No matter what price point, our customers will experience superb quality and attention to detail demonstrated through our selection of materials, architecturally correct designs and craftsmanship.”
Mark Teitelbaum, a veteran of more than four decades in private and municipal land use with an architectural background and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, was hand-chosen by Fred M. Kemp, with whom he was a partner, to continue Kemp’s dream by conceiving and bringing to fruition a company that continued the heritage of the legendary home builder’s more than half-century-old mission of quality, innovation and value.
For more information about Kemp Homes or any of its developments, visit the community sales centers or contact the corporate office at 314-721-7779