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APRIL 25, 2016


Artisan Homes Realty recently announced their expansion back into the resale home market. "With over 30 years of award-winning sales, marketing, advisory and development experience, There have been repeated requests for us to provide our services for buyers and sellers of all types of real estate. After months of research we found that we could provide a level of service rarely seen in the industry" You can reach Artisan Homes Realty at 602-625-4977.

APRIL 24, 2016


We are celebrating the Grand Opening of Edgemont 12 with a VIP Realtor event Thursday April 28th from 4-7pm and a public event Saturday April 30th from 11-3pm. Food, drink and live music await you as you tour these wonderful new single-family homes. Please RSVP online or with Heather at 480-710-8839.

DECEMBER 28, 2015


Edgemont 12, our new community located at 2825 N. 42nd St in Phoenix, is now well under construction and will begin pre-opening marketing on February 1, 2016. Floorplans, pricing and standard features will be announced. Showings by appointment will also be available.

AUGUST 23, 2015


Edgemont 12 is going vertical! CE Companies and Artisan Homes Realty are gearing up to begin sales on this wonderful new infill community. Located one block south of Thomas at 42nd Street, these urban homes are an exciting addition to the South Arcadia community. Watch for more information on our Grand Opening.

MARCH 26, 2015


Artisan Homes 2.0 is set to begin development later this Spring for Artisan Villas at Moon Mountain. This new community in Moon Valley, Arizona will consist of 10 single family homes nestled at the base of Moon Mountain just one mile from the Moon Valley Country Club.

Now is the time to get on the interest list and be among the first to get the latest information.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015


We love Realtors! Artisan Homes 2.0 wants to make it easy for you to become one of our Preferred Realtors. As a Preferred Realtor you will be among the first to know about new developments, incentive programs, special events and more. Simply send us your contact information and Real Estate agency, and let us know you want to become part of our team. Now here's even better news. Recruit and register your realtor friends and if they sell one of our homes you will receive $100 for your effort.

JANUARY 26, 2015


The cool pine tree location, beautiful custom lots, and a runway? If you're a pilot here's one of those rare opportunities to live the life you always wanted. Mazatzal Mountain Airpark in the Pines of Payson, Arizona is the perfect second home or year around location.

DECEMBER 14, 2014


Chuck Evans and Rob Evans of CE Companies and Eric Brown the original founder of Artisan Homes recently announced plans to resurrect Artisan Homes as Artisan Homes 2.0.<br/><br/>Artisan Homes was a highly respected development company founded in 1995 by Eric Brown that was widely credited with starting the urban residential scene in downtown Phoenix. In 2004, he sold Artisan Homes to a public national home building company. After that company's demise during the economic downturn Artisan Homes was dormant for many years. The trio has now restarted the brand as Artisan Homes 2.0, signifying the next chapter in the award winning company.


In 2014, the owners of Artisan Homes and CE Companies combined their passions for building lifestyle developments and custom homes to create a new kind of Homebuilding Company. It's one that takes a holistic approach to the design and construction of all our homes and communities.

We know homebuyers expect more from a new home. Things like better design, more floorplan flexibility, greater energy efficiency and high quality construction to name just a few; but it also means designing the right homes for a specific location and buyer. Typical production builders use plans over and over for greater efficiency instead of creating homes that were designed specifically for a location. Our hands-on approach to conceptual design considers orientation, views, buyer lifestyle and many other attributes to create the perfect home for every location. Artisan Homes 2.0 combines the best of custom home construction with award-winning community design at a price rarely attainable for this kind of quality.

When you truly care about the places you build, there is no greater feeling than when a homebuyer tells you how much they love their home; unless it's when the community around your homes tells you the same thing.

Click right to learn more about the team.


Eric has over 30 years of experience developing and consulting on real estate projects throughout the Western United States. Highlights include developing the 1997 National Association of Homebuilders Best Active Adult Community in the Nation, Arizona Traditions. In 1998 he founded Artisan Homes. His developments earned numerous local and national awards including Professional Builder's Grand Award for National Project of the Year and Builder Magazine's Builder's Choice Award for Best Live/Work Community in the Nation.

Eric also has an impressive consulting background and has been called a "Guru" on Real Estate Trends by The Los Angeles Times and has twice been named one of the Ten Most Influential People in Real Estate by the Phoenix Business Journal. He was awarded the 2003 DREAMR award by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership for his work in revitalizing Downtown Phoenix.

Known for his entertaining and enlightening presentations, he has been interviewed on shows such as CNN, The Today Show, and The Wall Street Week in Review and has spoken at numerous conferences around the world including as the keynote speaker for National Real Estate Conferences in Australia in 2004 and New Zealand in 2005.


Rob is a proud native Phoenician. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1994, Rob began his career in real estate and contracting. He has owned and operated a successful painting contracting company for over 18 years, CE Painting Co. LLC, which has painted thousands of commercial and residential properties throughout the Phoenix market including for many of the major Phoenix homebuilders. Rob began building high-end single-family custom homes in 2002, and developing commercial real estate in 2004. He has now successfully developed, designed, built or renovated over 100 single-family homes and numerous commercial properties throughout the Phoenix area.

Rob has developed a well-earned following of custom home clients by focusing on designing and building top quality, highly desirable homes that are both efficient and functional. He is proud of his reputation for designing homes that blend nicely into surrounding neighborhoods yet offer the latest design, energy and technology features wanted in today's new homes. Rob has an excellent eye for style, color, architectural detail, and quality finishes, and his attention to mastering the finest details is unmatched as a general contractor, all while maintaining strong cost controls.


Chuck Evans brings more than 25 years of real estate and financial management to the company. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of two National Homebuilders, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Taylor Morrison Inc., then America's largest private homebuilder where he oversaw, managed, and directed their multi-billion dollar North American financial operations and was a member of the company's North American Investment Committee.

Previous to entering the homebuilding industry he spent four years at KMPG Peat Marwick where he earned his Certified Public Accountancy designation. Chuck also proudly served 5 years in the United States Air Force.

He has an MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Management from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. He currently holds an Arizona Mortgage Brokers license.


Jacqueline has been an integral part of the CE Companies team and has an outstanding background in Real Estate. She is a licensed real estate agent and works with our Realtor community.


You can never rest on your laurels, but as a small builder it's nice to know your work has been recognized by your peers and some of the leading publications in the building industry.
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  • Edgemont 12

    Detached Urban Living

    Sales by Realty Executives 480-215-1105It's Everything You Want In A Home...Without Anything You Don't.

    Model Home is now open!

    Edgemont 12

    CE Companies has designed an exciting new urban community of 12 detached rowhomes conveniently located in the popular south Arcadia area. These low maintenance, three story homes offer top quality features, 2 car garages, walk-out rooftop decks, oversized garages and are located near everything you love about Phoenix.

  • Artisan Villas at Moon Mountain

    Ever have a great idea...and then get a better one? We did...

    Coming Soon; an exclusive enclave of 34 apartment homes at the base of Moon Mountain.Easy living floorplans, common amenities and maintenance, designed and sized just right.One and two bedroom, two bath places you will want to call home. Dramatic Moon Mountain views from your back patio.

    Coming in 2017

    Artisan Villas at Moon Mountain

    Artisan Villas at Moon Mountain will be an intimate community of 34 apartment homes nestled at the base of Moon Mountain in Moon Valley AZ. This community is perfect for those looking for quiet, easy living where everything you want to do is close by and the thought of mowing a lawn or cleaning a pool is a distant memory.

  • Mazatzal Mountain Airpark

    Fly In / Fly Out from your Payson Oasis

    Custom lots starting from just $78,000Homes from the mid $300,000

    Amazing Opportunity over 50% sold!

    Mazatzal Mountain Airpark

    Imagine the freedom of flight, right out your front door. Phase 4 of Mazatzal Mountain Airpark offers runway accessible custom home lots in the cool air of Payson, Arizona. Ranging from just under a half acre and up, these choice lots are a rare find indeed. Ponderosa Pine, Pine Cedar, Juniper, Manzanita Bush, and Live Oak dot the horizon over the gently sloping terrain. All streets within Mazatzal Mountain Airpark are approved taxiways, just a short distance to the Payson Municipal Airport.

  • CE Custom Homes

    Creating homes for the discerning buyer.

    One of a Kind & Simply Beautiful

    CE Custom Homes

    CE Custom Homes has earned a well deserved reputation for building homes that make owners proud. Proud because they can see and feel the quality in the details that make it a custom-built home. Finishes that take time to get just right, and craftsmanship that seems to be all but forgotten in most homes these days. We build homes where comfort and authentic design are important to our buyers, not fads or fancy labels. These are real homes where real people live. The feeling surrounds you the minute you walk in and says, "Now this, is a home."

  • Artisan Lofts on Osborn

    Named the 2000 Attached Home of the Year by the Homebuilder Association of Central Arizona

    Artisan Lofts on Osborn

    Artisan Lofts on Osborn was designed as a 40 unit authentic loft building. Each home was custom designed for the buyer, even combining multiple units to create sprawling wide open homes. Concrete floors, soaring 22 foot ceilings and timber beams made this one of the most unique buildings ever built in Phoenix.

  • Artisan Parkview

    35 Two and Three Story Townhomes

    Artisan Parkview

    Artisan Parkview is a unique collection of 35 two and three story townhomes located just steps from the Arizona Science Center and Chase Field. Originally priced from the low $100,000's These homes played a big role in creating a resurgence in urban living in Phoenix.

  • Artisan Commons

    38 Charming Single Family Homes

    Artisan Commons

    Artisan Commons is another prized community built by Artisan Homes in 2003. This intimate community is located in Arcadia, only minutes away from Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, the Botanical Gardens and Sky Harbor Airport. Each of the 38 charming single-family homes showcase exquisitely designed exteriors which reflect the warmth of traditional urban neighborhoods. Artisan Commons features three, four and five bedroom floor plans within a two-story layout, ranging from 1,900 to 2,500 square feet.

  • Artisan Lofts on Central

    Professional Builder Magazine's 2004 National Project of the Year.

    Artisan Lofts on Central

    Artisan Lofts on Central is a 40-unit mixed-use building in the heart of the Museum District of downtown Phoenix. We are located just steps away from the Burton Barr Library, Phoenix Art Museum and the new Arizona Opera office and performance space. The 28 mile light rail line is located directly out your door, offering direct access to downtown Phoenix, ASU, Downtown Tempe, Mesa and offices and entertainment venues around the valley. Spacious loft spaces all with roof decks or large balconies give each resident plenty of room to live and entertain.

  • Artisan Village

    Builder Magazine's 2005 Live / Work Community of the Year

    Artisan Village

    Artisan Village is 105 urban townhome community located in the heart of the arts district in Downtown Phoenix. This live / work community offers storefront retail shops, where working artists can live, create, and display their work.

  • CE Completed Custom Homes

    Creating homes for the discerning buyer.

    One of a Kind & Simply Beautiful

    CE Completed Custom Homes

    CE Custom Homes has earned a well deserved reputation for building homes that make owners proud. Proud because they can see and feel the quality in the details that make it a custom-built home. Finishes that take time to get just right, and craftsmanship that seems to be all but forgotten in most homes these days. We build homes where comfort and authentic design are important to our buyers, not fads or fancy labels. These are real homes where real people live. The feeling surrounds you the minute you walk in and says, "Now this, is a home."


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