At the age of 11, Bentley Homes’ Tom Bentley began his journey to becoming an expert craftsman in building homes, with an extravagant tree house at his childhood home. Forty years ago, he began his own construction company, Bentley Homes. Times have changed since then, but Tom is still dedicated to creating elegant, sophisticated homes in Delaware County, Pa.
If you are looking for a new Main Line home in Chester or Delaware county, Bentley Homes is definitely your best choice. Tom literally filled out his first building permit when he was 12 – that same tree house caused a neighbor to complain, and Tom had to cut his treehouse in half and build it out again to fit within the 25-foot perimeter.
Tom carries a unique passion for building grand, beautiful homes. There was no question what Tom wanted to be when he grew up – a builder. When he was young, he asked his mother to drive him to construction sites, just so he could watch the builders. This thirst for the very best is obvious through the homes that Tom helps build. Still involved in many of the designs for Bentley Homes, Tom loves the day when a new show home is introduced – “it’s like an art show,” he explains.
Cookie cutter homes and templates are not in Tom’s vocabulary. Each Bentley Home, priced from $300,000 to $3-million, can be custom made to each client. Although specializing in luxury, single-family homes, Bentley Homes has also created townhouse communities. He estimates that the houses he has built over the past 40 years have a total market value of $1-billion.
Market share of 30 per cent in the Main Line aside, Bentley Homes’ quality of homes and design and dedication to perfection is only one of the many reasons why Bentley is the best choice. Their homes are not only beautiful, but created to be homes that you can live in as well.
The video and article below details more about how Tom Bentley began his journey.