Guild Builder Rick Hayes: Crafting Dreams in Discovery West

When you look around Discovery West, you’re bound to notice there is something very special here – from the variety of home styles to the amazing views to the new neighborhood center, Discovery Corner, just taking shape. The top comment we hear references the high quality of the homes in the neighborhood, and we of course attribute that to our excellent team of 24 Guild Builders. One of these esteemed Guild Builders, and newest to the team, is Luxe Homes General Manager, Rick Hayes. At Luxe, Rick is not just building homes; he’s creating havens where families can thrive.

Rick’s approach to homebuilding revolves around collaboration and innovation. As he puts it, “Luxe Homes prides itself on customer service and problem-solving early in the design phase to provide homeowners with the best design solution at the best price.” This commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of his work, from concept to completion.

Rick has been a builder for 30 years, and recently joined the Discovery West guild builder team. One of his recent achievements is joining the neighborhood’s select team of just seven guild builders who are poised to build custom homes on lots in Strada. Strada is a collection of view lots, and are the first custom home opportunities in Discovery West. 

Currently, Rick is gearing up for the construction of a single-story farmhouse at Lot 204 on NW Strickland Way. This is a home that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Boasting three bedrooms with two offices (or four bedrooms with one office) and grand gathering spaces, this home is designed for both comfort and functionality. With a three-car garage, including one tall bay for a Sprinter Van, every aspect of modern living has been considered.

Excitement fills the air as Rick prepares to break ground in April, eager to see the interior finishes come together. But for Rick, who lives in the neighborhood himself, Discovery West isn’t just about building homes; it’s about embracing a lifestyle enriched by community and convenience.

“I love living in Discovery West!” Rick exclaims. Whether via a leisurely walk or a quick bike ride, the neighborhood offers easy access to the Northwest Crossing commercial core—a hub of dining and entertainment options, with more coming soon to Discovery Corner. “Whether I’m savoring a steak at Rancher Butcher Chef, unwinding at the neighborhood bar, Waypoint, indulging in burgers and fries at Mountain Burger, or top-notch pastries at Sparrow Baking, all my favorite food options are nearby. I can’t think of another neighborhood that offers this kind of proximity to such a variety of favorite dining spots.” 

Rick embraces the sense of belonging fostered by the local community. And, surrounded by lush forests and picturesque park trails, residents like Rick find solace in nature’s embrace. It’s a lifestyle that seamlessly blends urban sophistication with outdoor adventure.

In Discovery West, dreams become reality, and Rick is at the forefront, sculpting the landscape of modern living one home at a time. “Where luxury meets craftsmanship” is Rick’s motto, and that is exactly what he’s been doing for over 30 years as he brings homeowners’ dreams to life.