Arkansas’ Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Richard Harp Homes

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Richard Harp Homes is an award winner for home contractors in 2019!

If you are looking for a home contractor that will bring your vision to life, look no further than this award-winning company!

Richard Harp Homes has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.08 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five home contractors in Arkansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Richard Harp is a true professional. He has the experience, knowledge, and resources to deliver satisfaction to clients with the highest expectations. I have built decks, screen porches, a sunroom, and added on to an existing deck with him. I have been very happy with the projects from start to finish.”

It is because of fabulous reviews like this that Richard Harp Homes is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contractor

We were excited to learn all about how Richard Harp Homes has been able to build such an exemplary reputation, so we sat down with Richard himself.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Richard Harp Homes stand apart from their competitors. In Richard’s words, “My background is in finance and accounting. When I tailored that skill set to the building market I found out that building is a bit of a rogue industry. A lot of people can get into a construction job with little to no experience. We have been careful about who we hire and make sure our employees know what is and is not tolerated. We hire the best people we can to get a quality job done without breaking the bank. We tried to chase perfection for a long time, then realized there is no such thing as a perfect house. We just make sure that we hire courteous, professional people to do the job really well.”

When asked about why he does what he does, Richard said, “I wanted a house, so I built one myself. Once I learned how to do that, people would ask me to do it for them. I had a job but decided that if people trusted me to take care of them I could help. I’m just trying to be a trusted advisor explaining what needs to be done. I am an honest individual, and I want to convey that honesty to all my clients.”

Building Success Through Quality Service

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as fantastic a reputation as Richard Harp Homes has managed to. We asked if Richard could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s going to come down to character and morals. You have to do the right thing. A lot of people want to make it FEEL like they’re doing the right thing, but they’re not actually doing it. You see it all the time. A business will do something wrong, they’ll get called out on it, they’ll apologize, a false apology will be issued, and the cycle will repeat. I build as if I’m planning on being audited tomorrow. When I sign a contract with someone I give them the opportunity to audit their section of my books. I tell my contractors the same thing. In 25 years I’ve never comprised my morals. If you do the right thing for a long enough period of time your business is going to be fine.”


Congratulations to Richard Harp Homes for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Richard for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!