We are very pleased with outcome of our home built by AJ Construction. AJ and team were very professional, on-time, and hard-working. They were willing to take the time to meet with us to discuss ideas and offer any advice that would either save us money or improve our home, which was truly appreciated. With this home being the first house we have built; our expectations have been met and we are very happy with how beautiful our home is.

Eric & Joni Hardison

After meeting with four builders we chose Austin Anderson of AJ Construction to build our new home. We were very impressed with Austin from the start. Austin is professional, experienced and most important – he listens. We viewed Austin’s work in the area and were well aware of his fine reputation not just with clients but among other builders as well. Being President of Southern Utah Home Builders Association further added to his credibility. Our new home is in a guard-gated community which required approval from the HOA Architectural Committee. Everything from the design to the rock work met qualifications and Austin was approved as a “preferred builder” further confirmation that we had made the right choice. Austin finished our home in four months while a neighboring build by a different builder went on for three months longer. Austin has his own employees as well as hiring top subcontractors. His office assistant Kaysha was exceptional also, not once was there an error on the construction draws reflecting subcontractor invoicing.

Austin is a trustworthy, high caliber builder offering the best in custom home craftsmanship. He paid attention to the details, listened to our questions, was attentive, personable and encouraging, followed through on commitments and went far beyond our expectations. He was easy to work with and genuinely wanted to please us and ensure our happiness in our new home. He anticipated our needs and desires before we even asked. His confidence and self assurance inspired trust.

Mark & Debra Buhler
Stone Cliff

When we found our dream lot in the St. George area we immediately began looking for contractors. As we began researching our decision came quick and easy to use AJ Construction to build our home.

We had the privilege of working with Ethan Anderson who was always energetic, fun, honest, and dependable. The subs that worked with AJ Construction were always on the job working hard and willingly to make any changes we may have had at the last moment. We were always impressed with how clean and safe the work site was kept.

We love our home and appreciate the people involved with the whole process; Ethan, Austin, and their office manager Kaysha. These people and many others went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. We received exactly what we wanted and expected, including cost and quality, throughout this building process.

Randy and Susan Peck

My friends at A J Construction,

Thank you once again for the wonderful home you built my family this past year in Entrada. We love everything about it! It is a great escape from the cold and our everyday life in Salt Lake City. We have recommended A J Construction to several of our friends who are thinking of building in St George.

Your Project Manager Creg did an outstanding job directing the project and we felt like he became a friend and a trusted advocate during the build process. He went out of his way making sure we were informed and pleased with every step of the construction process. He is enjoyable and personable to work but also organized and skilled in keeping the project on schedule. We feel the workmanship was top notch and we are very pleased with the finished product.

You guys are the BEST!
Brad and Shelly Bowen

My wife and I looked throughout the southwest for a couple of years for the right place to build our dream home. After visiting St George we knew we had found where we wanted to live. We then found Entrada and fell in love with the beauty and peaceful feeling of the community. We toured the models built by AJ Construction and was immediately impressed by Dara, a representative for Entrada. She took us through all the model homes including one under construction. Being a retired architect, this was very important to me to see the inner workings of the construction up close. The framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation were all very impressive. One of the models was the floor plan and design that we wanted but there were some things we wanted to change to fit our needs. The owner of AJ, Austin Andersen, met with us and went over all the changes we wanted. We were given a price with all the changes included and a proposal of everything that was included in the house. We signed the contract and was then introduced to our Superintendent, Ethan, (also, Austin’s brother) who would be in charge of building our home. We soon learned how valuable his knowledge of home construction and guidance of the sub contractors would be. I was there on a daily basis and was very impressed with the subs used by AJ Construction. They were very professional and each one did their job in a timely and expert fashion. Along the way Ethan would call us to meet with him at the house to go over something that he thought might be better done a different way. His input gave us several changes that made our home the dream home it ended up being for us. We could not be happier with the finish product we got. We strongly recommend AJ Construction to build you your dream home. Everything they use is first class and they stand behind their products and subs. You can’t go wrong.

Bill Davis and Gale Simmons

We were delighted from the beginning of our relationship with AJ Construction, particularly Austin and Ethan. We met them a few years ago at a Parade of Homes, and they were easy to talk to, open to our thoughts and ideas and seemed a good fit. Living in the northern part of the state proved to be of little problem. When I traveled down as often as I could, Ethan had many appointments set up for me to utilize my time efficiently. He continued to be respectful of our ideas and plans, and encouraged us to get what we wanted, even when I threw him an occasional curveball! I highly recommend AJ Construction. They were trustworthy, efficient, conscientious of our time and budget and helped us get the exact house we were hoping for.

Wilford and Natalie Clyde

Oh, the “trials and tribulations” of building a custom home. But with AJ Construction the task was very pleasurable and actually fun! We interviewed a number of builders in the St. George area and selected AJ Construction due to their long standing, excellent reputation. AJ Construction only uses to quality “subs” for every aspect of the building process. They are the best in the trade. All expenses and bulling is straight forward and well documented. They pay attention to every minute detail. Even after completion, AJ Construction stand behind their work and will work hard to correct and fine tune literally anything. You are not left to correct anything on your own. AJ Construction completed our 35 year old dream! There is no one else to choose but AJ Construction to build your home.

Allen and Candace Mathews

Our Experience Working With Ethan Anderson

After visiting St. George a couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to retire here and build our dream house that combined all the best features of our prior homes. We chose A J Construction/Xcellent Homes to build it.

As we got started, Ethan did an excellent job meeting with us to go over the plans in detail and understand our preferences, vision, and overall rationale for the house features and layout. Since we were still living in Arizona during the house construction, he scheduled subsequent key weeks for us to visit as the build progressed, spending as much time with us during the visit as we needed to explain where we were in the build process and what decision details needed to be made for the next build phase. If questions arose between visits, he made sure he reviewed the issues with us in detail, sent explanatory photos, etc. before proceeding.

Because this was our first house build, there were many details related to the build and how our choices affected it that we never fully appreciated – simple things like the anticipated use and location of in-floor electrical outlets, which direction the doors swung open, etc. etc. What we appreciated most about Ethan was this: He wanted to know how we were going to use the house and rooms, what general look and feel we were trying to create, and what elements were most important to us. Based on those discussions, he provided very welcome suggestions and thoughts as the build progressed that made a real and positive difference in the home’s look and functionality for us. For example, he correctly suggested that we expand the back patio to give us more sitting room, offered suggestions regarding the layout and look of the front walkway, helped identify where outdoor water faucets would be most useful, suggested an epoxy garage floor covering (that is now definitely appreciated), and so on. There were many more ideas and options he helped define for us too numerous to mention.

And last but not least, Ethan finished the build a few weeks ahead of schedule, which helped us immensely in timing our transition from Arizona to St. George. When we arrived in St. George and walked through the front door of our finished house, it exceeded all our hopes and expectations. We greatly appreciate all Ethan has done to make this successful, and consider him a valued friend.

Bob Samar and Ellen Dore

Remodels are never fun, so when we decided to remodel our St. George store a couple of years ago we needed to hire a contractor who could get in and get things done quickly and with as little disruption as possible. AJ Construction did an excellent job throughout the time that they were involved. Ethan Anderson oversaw several phases and spent countless hours making sure things were done right and in a timely manner. He personally checked up on subs and coordinated their schedules along with what we needed to have done so as to not disrupt the daily operations of our retail store.

AJ hires only the best subs from painters to electricians, and the sheet rock team. Their demolition crew was also great as walls were knocked down and new ones created. They were willing to work around our schedule including working early in the morning and late at night as the need required. The project was completed in a timely manner and within the budget that we had set.

I recommend AJ Construction without hesitation for any project no matter if it is large or small. They are hardworking and dedicated to taking care of their customers no matter what it takes. Thanks again to Ethan, Austin, and their team for a job well done.


Sheldon Wittwer (CEO)
Boulevard Home Furnishings
St. George, Utah

This past year Karma and I had the privilege of working with Austin and Ethan Anderson through the process of building our cabin in Pine Valley. Ethan took on the role to oversee the entire process and was great to work with. After awarding AJ the bid, we ran into quite a few issues with building permits and getting approvals from Washington County and Pine Valley City. Ethan was patient through the entire process and worked hard to move the process along including having the roof on before the winter weather hit.

From the start we were impressed with AJ’s concern for quality including making sure the compaction of soil, foundations and footings were done in such a way that our cabin will last for a very long time. Throughout the entire process of construction Ethan made sure that all the subs performed their work to the highest standards- he did not accept anything but the best quality for the price paid.

As in all construction projects, change orders occurred. Whenever we ran into changes vs. what the original bid called for, AJ was fair and reasonable with any upcharges. In fact there were several times that they gave us credits for work that ended up costing less than originally planned. There was never a time when we questioned their integrity- AJ’s concern was that the finished product was something both the home owner and they could be proud to say: “Built by AJ Construction”.

We highly recommend AJ Construction to anyone who wants a quality built home at a competitive price. Ethan, Austin, and all their team did an exceptional job building our cabin for us.

Sheldon and Karma Wittwer

At Thanksgiving time of 2010 our children urged me to build a handicapped accesible home to make life for my husband easier. I was not enthused by the idea. I would be 80 years old by the time I moved in. I had lived in the same house for 53 years and it was full of memories. I had never built a home and felt totally overwhelmed by the idea. Fortunately my son put me in touch with AJ Construction Company. They guided me every step of the way, making suggestions they thought would fit our needs, tweaking the plans, and always putting my mind at ease. We started to dig in June and we moved in on August 1st. I was always impressed by the workmen that I met. The project stayed on budget, which was important at my stage of life. My builder was Ethan. He was always available for a call or an on-site visit. As neither of my sons lived in town, I relied on him for advice and suggestions. He never let me down. We have been in our home for 9 months now and I couldn’t be happier. I haven’t a single complaint. I would recommend AJ Construction to my friends without hesitation. I am 100% satisfied with the looks, the comfort, and the usability of our home.

Anne A. Judd Cedar City, Utah

Our new residence in Washington was commenced August 2011 and completed November 2011. Austin and Ethan were the designated builders; with Brent Thompson the developer. These three individuals comprised for me the dream team; for they truly were. Their expertise, engineering skills plus consideration of these builders; not to mention their Subcontractors would be envied by any buyer endeavoring to build their dream home.

If any time we had a concern or question, Ethan answered his phone or if necessary presented himself in person.

The quality of the materials used, plus the ability of the craftsman never needed our scrutiny. The economic and financial concerns were all predetermined; with that never being a problem. The final result was beyond my highest expectations.

You are welcome to come and investigate.

Dr. Sheldon & Ida Lunceford

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Austin Anderson for being honest and caring to us. We moved here from Wyoming and had no knowledge of who would be a good contractor, and we picked the perfect one. After seeing a home he built in Stone Cliff, we decided on AJ Construction Inc. to build our home. Austin was great to work with. He has the building knowledge and skills for today’s world. Austin was helpful and suggestive to what we should do. He addressed all our concerns in a timely manner. We look forward to building another home with AJ Construction in the future. AJ Construction truly is a premier builder here in the St.George area.

Greg and Maryilyn Norton

Thank you so much for all the work you have done on my home. The results are fantastic and you were an absolute pleasure to work with. I had tried every where else in town and was just not satisfied. I will certainly be calling you in the future for any other jobs I might need, as well as recommend you to anyone I know of in need of a professional contractor. Thank you again for all your work.

Ken Porter

I’ve been enjoying my studio apartment since September. My contractor, AJ construction, was courteous, available, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the building process. My new space is beautiful and comfortable. I have all the necesary adaptive features that I need to be safe. I appreciate the great ideas and guidance I received. All workers were skilled, personable, and respectful. My expectations were exceeded! I highly recommend AJ Construction to anyone considering a new home or an addition!

Lee Ann Stark

I am very pleased with my new home. Thank you, to you and your team, for all the hard work and time you put into building my families and my dream house. Everyone I dealt with during the whole construction process was very professional, on-time, hard working, detailed oriented, and took pride in their craftmanship. The house is beautiful and I am happy I chose AJ Construction to do the job. People make the difference and your team is top notch.

Todd & Karen Abelhouzen