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Paul Shoopman has been building custom homes in the greater Indianapolis area for nearly 50 years.
Paul Shoopman, president of Paul Shoopman Home Building Group, Inc., was a freshman in high school when he started his career in the home building business as a framing crew member. After gaining experience in the industry all through high school, shortly after graduation he built his first custom ranch home in Center Grove.
“The house and its one-acre lot sold quickly for a whopping $34,500,” Shoopman says.
Since then, Shoopman, who acts as builder, developer and architect for each project, has gone on to become a leading homebuilder in Central Indiana, and over the past five decades has constructed approximately 10,000 new homes in Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Greenwood, Brownsburg, Avon, Greenfield, Indianapolis, Danville and Carmel, including the new Waterfront of West Clay.
“I’ve also personally gone on nearly two million onsite construction site visits for satisfied families with the same love and attention I had as a young man,” Shoopman adds. “I’ve always loved the smell of wood. I still do today.”
Throughout his career, Shoopman has held true to the same guiding principles — to prioritize & value his employees and partners and to be loyal to those around him. That’s partly why last year his company was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB’s) Business of Integrity Award, which recognizes a business with fewer than 11 employees and displays an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all business dealings.
“We are thrilled to have been named the BBB’s Business of Integrity winner,” Shoopman says. “From the start, we have aimed to hold ourselves to the highest standards in home quality, customer satisfaction, and, above all, integrity & fairness.”
In addition, Shoopman was the recipient of the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. The company also received the Foundation Builder Award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. Shoopman is the only builder in the state to have earned 2-10’s Diamond Builder Award for superior craftsmanship and customer service. He attributes his success to the loyal and solid relationships he has created along the way — not only with clients but also with vendors and contractors he works with regularly.
“I have been with valued partners for as long as I have been in business,” he says. “In fact, I can’t think of any other builder who has the kind of support and long-standing relationships I have with many employees, subcontractors and suppliers.”
For more information on Paul Shoopman Home Building Group, located at 11685 West Rd. in Zionsville, call 855-999-3872, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit them online at shoopmanhomes.com.