A Passion for Quality


Girard Homes is a family owned and operated custom and semi-custom home building company based out of Columbia, Missouri, building throughout all of Mid-Missouri. Our passion is and always has been to provide our customers with  the highest quality homes that allow them to live an easier, healthier, more energy-efficient lifestyle. We believe that by incorporating the latest technologies in home automation and energy efficiency, we can provide our customers with a new home that truly enhances the way they live. With over 35 years of experience in many new home construction markets throughout the United States, you can trust that our knowledgeable staff will provide you with a home building experience unlike any other in the market. Our main focus is providing our customers with the highest quality custom home for their lifestyle while maintaining a stress-free and relaxed experience.

With our in-house, licensed real estate agents with Boulder Realty, we can help ensure that the sale of your old home goes as smoothly as possible while getting you the highest price for your home, and getting you one step closer to moving in to your dream home. 

We are ready to help you build your new home! Give us a call today! 

Builder Story

The roots of our company trace back to 1983 when Howard Buescher, then a 23-year veteran of the home building business, and his daughter Sue Girard, founded a new home building company. At the time, Howard and his wife Mercedes were planning to retire to sunny Florida when his daughter talked him into building a “few” homes with her in the area. Their goal was to provide customers with superior homes, at a superior value. The company also focused on constructing homes with quality building materials and exquisite attention to detail. Howard and Sue worked together to build a company that was at one time the 2nd largest private builder in the country. 

Today, a generation later, two of Sue’s four children are following in the family footsteps. Growing up in a homebuilding family, Zack & Parker were out on job sites from a very young age with their father, Greg Girard. Greg was able to teach them several things about construction management, framing, and trim carpentry from his experience in each of these areas. In high school, Zack officially went to work for the family home building business expanding his knowledge of the industry by getting the chance to work in some of the other areas of the business such as sales, marketing, and product design. 

After high school, Zack moved to Columbia, Missouri to attend the University of Missouri and was followed a few years later by his brother Parker. In his Sophomore year of college, Zack again followed in the family footsteps and talked his mother into building a few houses with him in the area. Today, Zack & Parker have led Girard Homes, building a reputation in this market of constructing high-quality homes, with outstanding designs, while building lasting relationships with our customers

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