Phoenix Custom Homes

Florida's Premier Home Builder

House with two palm trees.

South Florida Premier Builder of Oceanfront Luxury Homes

Beachfront home

Lead by Alan Tarpell, member of the Palm Beach community since 1987, and backed by over 30 years of experience, Phoenix Custom Homes has earned its reputation for excellence and unparalleled transparency in the custom home building industry. Recognized for its unique and timeless designs, Phoenix Custom Homes has helped to transform the residential landscape of Southern Florida.

Phoenix Custom Homes specializes in beachfront and oceanfront homes ranging from 4,000 to 25,000+ square feet and takes pride in creating architecturally sound, luxurious homes that are a reflection of you and your lifestyle. The team at Phoenix Custom Homes has constructed over $700 million in real estate across the state with a portfolio of over 75 waterfront structures, more than nearly every other custom home builder in Florida.

A term the company stands by, The Phoenix Difference represents the drive to continue to strive to exceed the expectations of clients and industry associates through a continued commitment to prompt, courteous, and efficient service. Phoenix Custom Homes provides the highest possible level of workmanship in each project they undertake, devoting themselves to providing the best possible client experience.


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Diamond Sands

3 Story Beach Home

Diamond Sands

3 Story Contemporary Home

Our Team and Industry Partners

The team at Phoenix Custom Homes, premier builder of oceanfront homes in South Florida, understands that the task at hand isn’t just building a home; they’re building your home. With that in mind, Phoenix provides honest, personalized service from concept to completion, executing the most sophisticated and innovative home designs in the area.

Backed by real estate professionals to help with site selection, award-winning architects such as Randall Stofft and Mark Corson, and leading interior design firms Decorators Unlimited and Masterpiece Design Group to develop your bespoke home plan, and construction experts to make your dream home a reality, Phoenix Custom Homes has every step of the custom home building process covered.

Alan Tarpell, Principal
Paul Ritzau, Project Manager
Chris Zibrin, Controller

Alan Tarpell


Alan Tarpell has several decades of experiernce and a stellar reputation to prove it. He has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence and an unparalleled attention to detail. Tarpell's legacy is defined by his relentless pursuit of teh highest building standards, which he fervently enforces within his team. His visionary leadership has not only transformed Phoenix Custom Homes into a household name but also set a gold standard in the industry, creating homes that not only endure but truly inspire.

Paul Ritzau

Project Manager

Paul Ritzau, a seasoned Project Manager with an impressive 47 years of industry experience, has been an invaluable asset to Phoenix Custom Homes for over a decade. Holding both state certifications as a General Contractor and a Real Estate Broker, Paul's expertise is unmatched. With a dedication to excellence and a track record of success, Paul Ritzau continues to be a trusted name in the world of custom home planning and construction.

Chris Zibrin


Christopher Zibrin is a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of industry experience, specializing in financial management and procurement. With a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, Christopher has a solid educational foundation. 

For the past decade, he has served as the Controller at Phoenix Custom Homes, where he oversees the finance and procurement department. Prior to joining Phoenix, Christopher held key financial roles at renowned companies such as BHD Corporation, Centerline Homes, Tramell Crow Residential, and Tyco/ADT. His extensive expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset in ensuring financial stability and growth within his organizations.