Craftsman Builders Inc. is a custom home building company based out of Springdale. It is owned by Gary Striegler and Jeremy Lewis with a combined 40 plus years in the home building industry. Gary is a second gneration home builder specializing in custom interior trim. Jermey has an extensive knowledge of structural components and interior finishes. Our goal is to provide a complete custom home that meets and exceeds our clients’ vision
Gary began working with his father as a trim carpenter in 1972 at the age of 14. As the president of Craftsman Builders, Gary is still a hands-on builder. About half of his time is still spent on the job site creating the high end interiors that have become his trademark.
He is a frequent contributor to Fine Home Building Magazine and The Journal of Light Construction. Gary also enjoys teaching on subjects relating to home building. He has made presentations for The Woodworking Show, JLC Live Shows, Woodmaster Tools, Kreg Tools, DEWALT Tools, Grex Tools, and White River. Gary also teaches classes at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
Jeremy began his construction career with his grandfather as a plumbing and HVAC assistant at the age of 15. After high school he joined the United States Air Force as a Utilities Specialist. Upon completion of his military commitment he came back to construction as a framing carpenter. He worked for 5 years in framing, attaining a vast knowledge of the business. Jeremy realized that residential construction was going to be his career and moved on to general contracting, beginning work as a trim carpenter for Gary in 2004. He was made a partner in 2007, adding his carpentry skills and business ethics to an already great company.
Jeremy is still an active member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard with 18 years served. He specializes in the “rough-in” stages of our homes, with extensive knowledge in structural components and exterior finishes. He is also a nationally certified Green Building Professional through the National Association of Homebuilders.