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Our Story

Quality Custom Homes

When Patrick and James launched Simply Home LLC, they combined more than 25 years of experience in the building trade and a passion for working with clients to deliver quality homes that reflect the needs, desires and personalities of the owners. They share a vision of helping families do more than build a house and are committed to helping clients customize the home of their dreams.

Through open and frequent communication, Simply Home prides itself on engaging with clients at each phase of a project, following through on details large and small that result in an exceptionally constructed home.

The team at Simply Home looks forward to being a trusted partner on our clients’ journey toward building a unique custom home.

At Simply Home, “We Build Beautiful”.

Our Team

Our hope is that at the end of each project our homeowners have not only a top-notch house, but they have the home they have envisioned, reflecting their individual needs and wants. To realize that goal we must build the best and most – appropriate teams possible, which is why Simply Home has strong, long-term relationships with many seasoned professionals – architects, designers, sub-contractors and suppliers – to provide both the quality and detail that make every home we build special.

More than just another custom home builder

We pride ourselves on being more than just another custom home builder.  We have taken high-end home design and made it affordable without compromising quality.  Whether the style of home is French Country, Colonial or Modern the finished product always feels authentic and like home. Our objective is to deliver the dream home…on time and within budget, and exceed the expectations of our customers.

At Simply Home, “We Build Beautiful”.

Our Philosophy


As a local custom builder in the Fredericksburg area, our reputation is everything.  We are committed to achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction and ultimately this is done through a strong work ethic, honest and straightforward business practices, solid project management and high quality work product.  We work hard to earn the trust of our clients and constantly strive to maintain our position as a respected, high quality builder.

Client Relationship

Simply Home carefully listens and establishes close relationships with its clients in the earliest stages of the building process.  We recognize that each custom home should reflect the individuality and lifestyle of the client.  We consistently communicate during each phase of construction and follow through with every detail to the buyer’s satisfaction. Our goal is to build the strongest teams possible, with the client at the core.

Craftsmanship & Quality

Our work process begins and ends with the client. Carefully listening to our clients’ needs we are able to draw on our building expertise to educate and advise on latest options in building technology allowing us to deliver the best designed and crafted home for each of our individual clients. Attention to detail and experienced craftsmanship are crucial to building a high quality home and we offer both. We believe that through a combination of integrity, quality and professionalism – and an unwavering commitment to keeping our clients’ best interests in mind – allows us to provide a superior customer experience.


Patrick Gay

Managing Partner

Patrick has close to 20 years of experience as a Class A builder and developer in the Fredericksburg area. Patrick has specialized in custom projects, helping clients achieve their visions through both new construction as well as top-of-the-line additions and remodeling projects. Prior to the creation of Simply Home LLC, Patrick served as president of Vintage Development Corp. for over ten years managing vendor and subcontractor relationships and overseeing field operations. He has experience in all aspects of the building trade from sales, marketing, finance and most importantly excellence in customer services. Patrick holds a business and political science degree from Rollins College. He currently resides in Spotsylvania with his wife and three children.

Get in touch with Patrick – patrick@simplyhomeva.com

James McCloskey

Managing Partner

James has more than 20 years of leadership experience in residential and commercial construction. He has a unique passion for building as the son and grandson of lifelong builders in Washington D.C. His direct exposure to projects from the ‘East Wing of the National Gallery of Art’ to the ‘World War II Memorial’ instilled a pride and understanding of the importance of building with integrity.

James’ developmental path has provided him with hands on experience and success in every phase of residential construction. His expertise includes project management, design, sales, residential finance, and land development. He possesses a Class A license and Virginia Real Estate License. James has a strong first-hand working knowledge of all jurisdictional and engineering requirements within Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia. James has developed relationships with many prominent vendors and subcontractors over his years of building and permitting in these markets. Most importantly, James prides himself on being able to listen to the customer and provide unwavering customer service to achieve the goal of making their new home dreams a reality. James graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Architecture Degree in 1997 from Longwood University. He currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and four children.

Get in touch with James – james@simplyhomeva.com


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