A luxury custom home is more than just a house. It’s the culmination of years of your hard work.

It’s your dream, and your retreat. It’s where you enjoy the quality moments of your life. Building your custom home should be among those moments.

With over 30 years experience, John Whelan, founder of Whelan Custom Homes, Inc., brings uncompromising dedication and commitment to excellence.

Building custom homes of exceptional value throughout Monmouth County, he has established a reputation for personalized service and customer satisfaction. Whelans’ confidence in the community is best demonstrated by the fact he also calls it home.

Our process for taking your custom home from an idea to a reality is unlike any you’ll find in New Jersey.

We’ve spent over 20 years developing a highly systematized approach to every aspect of the custom home building process. From lot analysis, to design, through selections, and on to construction and closing; The result is a building experience that is as exciting and rewarding as the final product. And, it’s the primary reason why so many of our customers end up building their next custom home with us, again and again.

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We believe our many years of building experience and satisfied customers are our biggest asset. We have managed the design and construction of over 100 homes, of many architectural styles and sizes, over the years and have built homes in many of the finest neighborhoods in the greater New Jersey area.

Additions & Renovations

So often, our clients love the homes they’re in, have wonderful neighbors and a great location but simply need more space or just ready for a whole new look. We can design, remodel or renovate your current home with a redesigned floor plan with more functionality, a new façade or a whole house makeover. We specialize in meeting the unique needs and budget of our customers. Our goal is to make the construction process as fun, efficient and stress-free as possible.


People build pool houses for an assortment of reasons. Equipment storage, a changing area, outdoor kitchen and bar, bathroom with shower, maybe even a guest house. We have built custom cabanas to suit all needs.


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To whom it may concern:

We are writing this letter on behalf of John Whelan Custom Homes to share our personal experience. After very careful consideration of 5 well known builders we decided to hire John for our whole house renovation and we are glad we did. John and Albert made sure the work was done correctly as to circumvent any potential problems that could occur through faulty materials and labor so the job stayed on schedule. Overall, it was their expertise that allowed the job to run smoothly and stress-free. In addition, John and Albert are a knowledgeable team who can showcase the finest materials and products to beautify your home.

Without question we would hire John Whelan Custom Homes again for any project in the future.

Sincerely – Tara & Jim – Colts Neck, NJ

Dear Prospective Customer,

We are writing to let you know how highly we recommend Whelan Custom Homes (WCH). In fact, we could not have been more pleased when we were asked by Chris Whelan if we could prepare this letter. What a perfect Opportunity, we thought, to express our total satisfaction and appreciation for a job well done.

Our project involved an extensive renovation of our home, including a complete kitchen renovation, the reconfiguration of a guest room, bath, and laundry room, the addition of a large office on the second floor, a reconfiguration of the master bedroom, and the addition of an attached garage. Although we had complete detailed architectural drawing, John and Chris Whelan made suggestions and improvements throughout the construction that greatly enhanced the architect’s plans both aesthetically and structurally.

From the time that we initially contracted with WCH right to the point when we were putting the finishing details on the exterior walkways and landscaping, we were introduced to a multitude of craftsmen and sources to fit all of our home design needs. Time and again we felt that, with the subcontractors, the introduction from WCH was just the right thing to get the job done right.

We have had prior construction projects done and we only wish that we had known of WCH for them. Always professional, courteous, and prompt, we highly recommend WCH and would definitely want to retain them for any construction we have done in the future.

Very truly yours – Teresa & Andrew – Shrewsbury, NJ

To Whom it May Concern,

John Whelan has had several projects at my home most recently he was the General Contractor of the remodeling of the siding and front porch area of my home. This included stonework and vinyl siding. Also, he was the General Contractor of the addition to our home four years ago, which added 1500 square feet. This was our sunroom on the first floor and the master bedroom closet on the second floor neither of which were standard floor and wall renovations. In addition, there have been a number of smaller projects.

John is very conscientious, very detailed and dependable. The word “no” does not exist in his vocabulary – he will find the right way to do it. John keeps the jobsite clean and organized and the people who work for John are aware that there is only one standard of operating and behavior – a clean work site, politeness and respect for the customer’s home. An example is the removal of shoes when entering the house, which is much appreciated.

John is always readily available and responsive. His pricing is fair and there is no compromise in the quality of his workmanship.

I would like to add that he was the general contractor on my suite of offices, which was as formidable a project as a small home. He brought in the best of trades and was on site on a steady basis to check on the work being done.

In summary, I truly can’t say enough or recommend Whelan Homes with higher praise. This level of satisfaction is rarely found in the experience of homeowners.

Yours truly – Mark – Freehold, NJ

To whom it May Concern;

I am writing this letter to serve as a reference for Mr. John Whelan, founder of Whelan Custom homes. We recently moved into our “dream: house in Hambletonian Estates, Colts Neck, NJ that was built by Mr. Whelan. Overall, we could not be happier and feel very fortunate to have met Mr. Whelan. He made the entire house – building process enjoyable and stress-free. Additionally, the quality of our home and the service extended to us are truly exemplary.

If you are considering a renovation or having a house built, there is no reason to consider anyone other than Whelan Custom Homes. Mr. Whelan simply exceeds all expectations and is always professional and personable.

Sincerely – Rob & Marci -Colts Neck, NJ

My wife and I were very apprehensive of building a custom home. We looked around a lot before finalizing with John Whelan of Whelan Custom Homes Inc. It was the best decision for following reasons:

1. First and foremost John and his staff are very HONEST and SINCERE – these qualities are rare today in this industry.

2. QUALITY of products used and services rendered were just excellent.

3. All his sub contractors also maintain the same HIGH STANDARDS.

4. Estimates of the COST and TIME were good.

5. No HASSLE at any stage of construction.

6. Very good AFTER SALE SERVICE – after completion of the house.

7. In spite of all the above his prices are REASONABLE.

As mentioned by John at the outset, it was a great and enjoyable process of custom building my house. My wife and I enjoyed it. Our valuable time and money was well spent. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND WHELAN CUSTOM HOMES INC, FOR A CUSTOM BUILT HOUSE.

Ashok – Matawan, NJ

Dear John,

This letter is long overdue in expressing our appreciation and satisfaction for a job well done in the construction of our home. The construction quality, organization and detail were exemplary and we could not be more pleased. Although we receive numerous compliments on our house, people are truly impressed once they enter the house and see the detail and construction quality.

In addition to having owned five homes, three of which i built in various parts of the country, I also built a $35 million plant at one of my companies. Your professionalism, attention to detail and desire to please far surpassed any home or commercial building I have ever undertaken. Your attitude was always “we can do that”. You made my wife very comfortable and stress free throughout the project. We had unwavering trust that the project and expenses would be managed properly.

Arthur – Colts Neck, NJ

Id like to take a moment to describe the experience I had building my house with John Whelan. It was a real pleasure. John truly takes pride in his work. He is thorough, attentive to every detail no matter how small. He uses the best materials and never cuts corners. John not only delivered a world class product but also an enjoyable process that was comfortable and stress free.

The quality that I admire most about John is his integrity. I never had to second guess his decisions when it came to quality or price. The value was always there. He always delivered what he promised.

My opinion of John was cemented when after closing he returned voluntarily to repair and touch up minor damages inflicted on my home by various delivery men. He regularly checks up on the house and handles any minor maintenance issues we may have.

Integrity is not a 90% thing, not a 95% thing; either you have it or you don’t. John Whelan has it!

Edward & Eve – Colts Neck, NJ

Dear Valued Customer,

This letter is written in support of Whelan Custom Homes, Inc. My wife Rebecca and I built a home with John Whelan approximately two years ago. Being that this was our third house in Colts Neck in ten years, I cannot have enough praise for Mr Whelan and his team. Building a house is never easy, but John gave us the guidance and level headedness that was essential. John was always professional, pleasant to work with, and accurate with his estimations. The quality of Whelan Custom Homes is truly unsurpassed in Colts Neck.

If your thinking about building a home for your family, I highly recommend John Whelan and his team.

John is not only an excellent builder; Rebecca and I consider him a friend.

Sincerely – Joseph – Colts Neck, NJ

Please be advised that we have collaborated with John Whelan of Whelan Custom Homes, in the construction of our new residence in Colts Neck.

This is our 5th home, and we have been directly involved in the design, construction, and or renovation of all personally. Unlike many of our previous experiences, John and his crews have consistently demonstrated a professional demeanor and capacity, as well as responsiveness when questions inevitably arose. John has been sensitive to the constraints placed upon us when, after construction began, my wife was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He has gone “beyond the call of duty” and through his patience has assisted us to continue to be involved while shouldering some burdens normally associated with the homeowner.

We are grateful for his contribution, collaboration, and professionalism, as well as for his assistance to our family.

We stand prepared to answer any questions regarding our experience with Whelan Custom Homes. In appreciation of your kind attention, I remain…

Very Truly Yours – Russell – Colts Neck, NJ

Dear John,

Thank you for bringing our blueprints to life. Our house on Ponderosa turned out better than we ever dreamed. We still cannot believe we call it home. The quality of work is second to none. We truly felt that you cared about our house as much as we did.

Your continued guidance and advice throughout the building process was fantastic and your dedication and experience is evident in the final result.

Please feel free to use us as a reference for future projects.

Sincerely – Al and Jami – Colts Neck, NJ

Dear John,

When my wife and I began discussing a renovation to our house, we were told it would be a difficult experience. Having to be out of the house for an extended period with 2 kids and 3 dogs was not going to be easy, to say the least. When we sat with you and discussed our plans, we set a very aggressive deadline of five to six months to complete the work. As you know, it was completed in five months to the day which is an amazing accomplishment given the additional work we elected to do as the project unfolded.

We knew when we sat with you that you truly appreciated our position on completing the project in accordance with the established time frames and you were prepared to do whatever was necessary to accomplish that goal. A goal that was evident by the extensive amount of time you spent personally on the site managing the multiple contractors and developing schedules for the coming days and weeks.

Not only was the project completed on time, but was done with first class workmanship. As you know, I am a little picky. We appreciate quality and the end result exceeded our expectations. The quality of the workmanship in our home is as good, or better, than any I have seen. There is not a person that has walked through our home and not been amazed at what you accomplished in just five months. From the well thought out design and layout to the high quality of workmanship, you transformed a ten year old house into a completely new one. We are completely happy with the results and could not have chosen a better builder to complete the project.

Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication to this project which is a testament to the standards set by your company.

Sincerely – Thomas – Wall, NJ

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Phone: 732-303-0159
Email: jwhelanhomes@aol.com

Address: 473 Driveway Oceanport,NJ 07757