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About Us

Our CEO - Art Avent
"I love to build.  I love to create something out of nothing.  I love to see an idea come to physical fruition and know that it is done to the best of what is possible.  I am a perfectionist when it comes to details, I build every home as if I am going to live in it.  Quality is extremely important to me and I won't sacrifice it, ever.  I am straightforward.  I am very knowledgeable.  I am honest and value integrity over any bottom line.  I have never tried to be the biggest builder, only the best.  I custom build homes.  I love what I do." 

- Art Avent

A Civil Engineer from Virginia Tech, Art has spent the last 46 years introducing beautiful top quality homes to Richmond and Central Virginia.  Art's strong personal morals and beliefs transcend his leadership and permeate AHI's culture.  His down to earth nature and upfront honesty assures clients they know exactly what they are getting, both in their home and in their builder.  He's an entrepreneur at heart, relishing the freedom to pursue standards that continually exceed that of the industry while focusing on the customer's unique desires and wants.  He only accepts a limited number of clients per year to ensure each house is built precisely to Avent Home standards with his personal involvement on every house.  

Our 5 Core Tenants:

*Superior Quality

*Master Craftsmanship

*Meticulous Attention to Detail

*An Enjoyable Homebuilding Experience

*& CEO Personal Involvement on Every Home

We have a passion for building homes - we love what we do and take great pride in our work!  Since 1973, we've strived to be the best custom homebuilder in Central Virginia.  With over 450 clients, we take pride in our reputation as one of Richmond's Most Respected High Quality Home Builders as well as leading the industry in Customer Satisfaction.  We are known for providing our customers with a distinctively enjoyable homebuilding experience while exceeding industry standards and crafting the best constructed homes possible. Whether you have a vision of your dream home drawn on a napkin, have plans in hand, or are interested in one of our  signature plans featured in our Home Designs Gallery, we want to be your builder and exceed your expectations.  We'd love the opportunity to custom build your dream!


We pride ourselves with the ongoing relationships we've established with our clients.  If you are contemplating building a home, we would be delighted to put you in touch with several of our past clients to help answer any questions you may have about our company, our homebuilding process in general, or how to select a homebuilder that's right for you.  As verified in our Testimonials, Avent Homes operates a business known for its honesty, integrity, and commitment to quality and master craftsmanship.  That's the way we build our homes, that's the AHI difference.