Our Story

The story of JS Homes reaches back nearly half a century to 1966, when Alvin Schwartz first opened the doors to Schwartz family home builders. Alvin's approach connected with new buyers by offering a larger and more affordable home than the competition, a big house ready for a growing family. Standing tall on tradition, reputation and professional loyalty, the company continues to serve the Delaware region today as JS Homes.

Our people take care of us, and we take care of them. There’s nothing like a family business.

Alvin's son Jeffrey Schwartz is now owner and president of JS Homes. With over 35 years of experience and more than 3,000 homes built, Jeff started as a laborer working his way up the ranks to develop an understanding of the building process and a healthy respect for the teams of skilled people behind each and every JS home. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Jeff also dedicates time and resources to building homes and towns for people in need throughout the world. JS Homes is committed to supporting our local philanthropic organizations and the larger community in need.

JS Homes supports the local economy as a Delaware company that employs and partners with contractors and suppliers to bring back neighborhood pride. Our team has been working together for decades building semi-custom homes, setting JS apart from the competition. Our people take care of us, and we take care of them.  There's nothing like a family business.

A JS house is different.  Every home design begins with a strong perimeter structure and open layout to maximize interior flexibility. The house is customized to the owner using high quality materials and proven construction methods. We build the house you want, the house you need.

Craftsmanship is guaranteed. Standing by the service and the products, JS safeguards every completed home with true performance coverage. We guide owners into their new home through the transition process beyond delivery to assure a protected move-in experience. No hassle, no runaround, no problems.

We build new communities where life lives.
Make your story in a JS home.