We Build On Your Lot

Stanley Martin Custom Homes is an award-winning home builder in the Washington, DC area.

Building a home on your lot starts with picking a model. Click here to see our Grid of Models showing information on pricing, square footage, footprint, and other features. We have brochures, interactive floor plans, and even virtual tours.

You can check out our Gallery of Models here.

You can also check out our Portfolio of Customized Homes to get an idea of the custom homes we have built in the past.

We have a tried and true system that is geared toward providing a great experience while bringing you through every step of our process for both lot owners and people who need help finding a lot. Please read the process so we can help you build your dream home with ease. The experts at Stanley Martin Custom Homes will work with you to create a budget and choose a model that is perfect for your family, assess your property for buildability and help you through the financing process.

Want to know exactly where we can build? Click here!

Our Staff

Michael Schnitzer, President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes

Michael Schnitzer has over 30 years experience in building, has managed the construction of over 2,000 homes, and has won the Professional Builder Magazine award for “Best Home Built in America.”

As you can see from our videos, Michael Schnitzer can explain the various nuances of many different topics such as Energy Efficiency, Model Homes, Largesse, Design Studio Details, and Much More!

Meet John Jorgenson

John Jorgenson has been working with Stanley Martin Custom Homes since 2006. He is also a top-producing and award-winning REALTOR® for Long & Foster specializing in Northern Virginia as well as Montgomery County, Maryland.

John is the number 1 New Homes Agent for Long and Foster REALTORS® since 2008, a Top 5 Long and Foster Agent since 2011, and an NVAR Lifetime Residential Top Producer.

Visit John’s Facebook and follow him on Twitter to get updates on his podcast The Go With John Show, a show about Building Business, Building Homes, Building Relationships.

We are so proud to be a part of the Stanley Martin Homes Family, 2021 winner of Builder of the Year!


“Our project manager was an awesome SMCH representative. He was on top of everything at every stage of the process and made said process an awesome experience. Kudos + some!
Annandale, VA | March 2022

“Experience, professionalism and honesty”
Alexandria, VA | January 2022

“We are very satisfied with our experience with Stanley Martin Custom Homes and have recommended them widely. Our project manager was terrific to work with and made a very stressful process go as smooth as possible. Laura Lovo was very helpful throughout the selections process and very helpful whenever we did have questions about selections throughout the build process. Michael Schnitzer was very easy to work with and attentive even when we had to make some drastic changes to our home design.”
Potomac, MD | March 2022




Do you build in the same locations as the Stanley Martin Communities?2022-03-04T20:16:10+00:00

We do not build in all of the locations that the Stanley Martin Communities do, however we do build in Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Clarke County (Limited Services), Fauquier County (Limited Services), Montgomery County, Prince George’s County (Limited Services), and Howard County (Limited Services).

We also cover the five Virginia independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Can I make changes to your models?2018-05-16T19:52:15+00:00

Absolutely! Our models already come with many options available, but we can also customize further. Your ideas can be discussed with Michael Schnitzer, President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, at your first meeting.

What is the overall time frame?2021-01-05T15:32:39+00:00

After roughly 5-6 months for permitting and site work, our homes are built in 5-7 months, depending on the jurisdiction and utilities.

How do I start?2022-03-04T20:18:09+00:00

For more information, call our sales office at 703-352-3000, visit our contact page to send us an email, or sign up for our mailing list to be alerted of our company updates.

What is included in the base price?2022-03-04T20:19:08+00:00

The base price of our homes include elevation A and our standard features.  Please click here to view.  Site work is NOT included in base price.

Why should you choose Stanley Martin Custom Homes over other options?2018-03-15T15:32:42+00:00

We pride ourselves at Stanley Martin Custom Homes on our ability to listen carefully to all of our clients’ needs. Along with our high-quality materials and experts, both in the office and on the site, this shows through our unmatchable attention to detail. Michael Schnitzer, President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, with over 30 years experience in building, has managed the construction of over 2,000 homes, and he has won the award for Best Home Built in America.

Additionally, between materials, labor and management, building a new home can be more cost efficient than renovating.

Where does Stanley Martin Custom Homes build?2021-05-04T15:36:16+00:00

Stanley Martin Custom Homes is one of the top custom home builders in the Washington, DC area.

Here are the following counties that we cover:

  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Prince William County, Virginia
  • Clarke County, Virginia (Limited Services)
  • Fauquier County, Virginia (Limited Services)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland (Limited Services)
  • Howard County, Maryland (Limited Services)

Here are the following Virginia independent cities that we cover:

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • Falls Church, Virginia
  • Manassas, Virginia
  • Manassas Park, Virginia
What is included in site work?2018-03-15T21:07:52+00:00

Demolition, dirt import/export, sewer/water fees, civil engineering, storm water management, driveways, and landscaping.

Will Stanley Martin Custom Homes manage my site work?2018-03-16T12:05:42+00:00

Yes, Stanley Martin Custom Homes can manage your site work.  However, clients are able to manage their own site work.

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