About Us

Philip J. Nanula – President & CEO
Philip J. Nanula – President & CEO

A History of Excellence

Founded in 1992, Essex Homes of WNY is one of the region’s leading, luxury semi-custom home builders. As we enter 2022, we are extremely proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in business! Locally owned and operated by the Nanula family, our firm is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for excellence in home building and consistently ranks among the top home builders as published annually by Buffalo Business First.

    About Our Company

    Quality in Every Home

    Recognized in our formative years as one of the "Fastest Growing Home Builders in the USA," by Builder magazine, our continued commitment to excellence and attention to detail, combined with an unrelenting focus on customer satisfaction has kept us at the top of our game since 1992. Our team of construction professionals, along with a network of over 60 subcontractors, have built more than 3,000 homes across the region in popular WNY suburbs including Amherst, Clarence, East Aurora, Grand Island, Lancaster, Lewiston, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Williamsville, and beyond.

      For Every Lifestyle & Budget

      We offer an extensive inventory of distinct, buildable home plans ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 sq.ft., with generous floor plans suited to a multitude of lifestyles and budgets. We also value and understand the importance of the right location when building your home and we’ve dedicated our business efforts to finding and offering homesites in some of the area’s most sought-after communities. We can also build on your lot!

        Our Values

        At Essex Homes, we remain focused on redefining customer service, quality, and value, by removing the mystery, stress, and frustration from the building process. Each of the principals of Essex Homes was at one time a customer, providing us with a unique perspective to better understand your needs. We take great pride in continuing to set new standards for customer service and satisfaction. This commitment is reflected in our Triple 24 Buyer Protection Program, a service which provides you with 24-hour access to a team of professionals dedicated to addressing your building concerns for peace of mind 24-hrs-a-day. Our convenient customer selection centers also allow you to browse through many of today’s most popular products, colors, and styles, making the selection process for your new home, simple, efficient, and enjoyable. Every client who builds with us is also presented with a comprehensive A-Z home buyer’s guide which provides key information and resources associated with your new home purchase.

          If you’re looking to build your dream home, you’ll want to select a builder whose experience and track record will inspire your confidence. Before you choose Essex Homes as your builder, I would like to personally invite you to talk with one of our representatives and experience the “Essex” difference.

          Stop by and visit one of our fully furnished and decorated models to see for yourself what we have to offer. I extend my personal commitment to you that Essex will be at your side every step of the way as you build your new home. Join the ranks of thousands of satisfied homeowners across WNY. We would love to welcome you into our family as an Essex homeowner. 

          After all, it’s what happens when a home builder thinks like a home buyer!  

          Philip J. Nanula
          President & CEO
          Essex Homes of WNY

          What Our 
          Homebuyers Are Saying

          The quality and little details were big improvements over the other homes we looked at. We weren't just looking at 'right now,' but also how the home will sell in the future. When you think about resale value and compare standard features and upgrades, they were the best!

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