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 67 years. We attribute our success and longevity to the personal attention we give each project, our hard work on the job site and our commitment to customer satisfaction. From luxury custom-crafted estate homes to maintenance-free villas, every Kemp Home boasts exceptional detail and a steadfast commitment to quality and design. We are dedicated to timeless architectural design that meets each home buyer’s real estate needs today and into the future.
What We Offer
- High-quality homes built to energy efficiency standards and certified to meet Energy Star construction requirements.
- The latest innovations in homes, high end finishes and open floor plans that feature lots of light and flexible living spaces.
- Street trees, parks and pedestrian trails in our larger residential developments.
- Affordable prices in a variety of home styles and types, from easy-care villas to family homes, 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 and lifestyle with high-quality finishes, exceptional detail and timeless design.
Since 1952, the Kemp Homes Company has built a reputation in our community for designing and building innovative, yet timeless homes. It all started with our founder, Fred M. Kemp, who became inspired by the drawings hanging in Washington University’s School of Architecture. He graduated from WashU in 1950 with a degree in architecture, making him one of the few builders with an architecture background. After graduating, he pursued his dream of merging architectural design with suburban home development to bring well-designed, affordable housing to the St. Louis area.
The history of homebuilding 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, Mr. 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 during his career. He 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 still considered standard practice in the industry today.
Today, Mr. Kemp’s legacy and passion for building continues with his son, Bill Kemp, and partner Mark Teitelbaum. The same core principles of building quality homes with exceptional design and value remains to this day.
Our Team Leaders
Today the legacy of Fred Kemp continues in The Kemp Homes Company with son Bill Kemp and Mark Teitelbaum as principals in the firm.
Bill earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University. Armed with knowledge and expertise from years in the industry, Bill 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.”
A veteran of more than four decades in private and municipal land use, Mark has a substantial architectural background and a master’s degree in Urban Planning. Mark was hand-chosen by Fred M. Kemp to be his partner and to continue Mr. Kemp’s dream by creating new plans for the company and keeping the half-century old mission of quality, innovation and value. “Our goal has always been to build unique, high-quality homes. At Kemp Homes, we promise to never compromise on quality materials and will build the perfect home for your family.”