The LifeStyle Custom Home Builders Story


LifeStyle Home Builders
Lloyd Poe, founder

LifeStyle Home Builders was founded in 1990 by Lloyd Poe, who came to Richmond, Virginia, to judge a Parade of Homes. Lloyd stayed in the area because of his passion for serving the Richmond community with his talents in building and development.

When first founded, LifeStyle Home Builders focused on designing each home specifically for the needs of individual clients. Over the years, we expanded into the production space to meet the demand of growing volume during the boom years of housing activity in the Richmond region.

The Shift to Custom Home Building

In 2004, Kevin McNulty joined Lloyd as a Land Acquisition Specialist. While LifeStyle Home Builders was producing beautiful homes, they were becoming increasingly repetitive when it came to designs and floor plans. In 2010, after a custom home project in Patriot’s Landing that introduced Homearama to the Richmond community, we realized that our passion and our client’s needs were best met with creative custom homes. So, we shifted our business towards designing homes for individuals who want a home that they had a hand in making a reality.

LifeStyle Home Builders
Kevin McNulty, president and owner of LifeStyle Home Builders

In 2016, after a long and loyal career at LifeStyle Home Builders that took him from land acquisition to Vice President of Operations, and eventually to President, Kevin purchased LifeStyle Home Builders when Lloyd retired. Kevin’s desire is to continue Lloyd’s legacy of running a small, privately held, family-oriented business that builds homes for families — not big sales numbers.

Kevin has been passionate about homebuilding since his first construction job at the age of 16. Driven by his talent for handling all aspects of a custom home build, he earned an engineering degree from Virginia Tech and pursued work in the home building market. However, he never found a career that combined his love for high-quality custom homes and sincerely putting the client first throughout the building process – until he came to LifeStyle Home Builders.

LifeStyle Home Builder’s Commitment to Excellence

It is this commitment to excellence that inspires Kevin to continue Lloyd’s legacy: a team that works together to build beautiful, custom homes where people raise families, share good times, and comfort each other through tough times. Custom builds by LifeStyle make our clients’ dreams a reality, and we feel honored to be included in the process to transform a house into a home for our clients.

What’s next for LifeStyle Home Builders? Continued excellence. We’ve assembled a group of caring, experienced home designers and builders who love the work they do, and the results speak for themselves: LifeStyle Home Builders has been voted the 2015 Builder of the Year by the Home Building Association of Richmond (we’ve actually won this award 3 different times…). We look forward to many more years of sharing Lloyd’s founding values and the high-quality custom homes we build for the community.

We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act and The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental, leasing, financing and advertising of housing, or in the provision of real estate brokerage services and the appraisal of housing. Blockbusting is also illegal.