Located at 7467 Flutter Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Directions: From I-69, take exit 315 for I-469 E/US-30 E, continue onto I-469 E/US-30 E and take exit 29A for Maplecrest Rd N, merge onto Maplecrest Rd, continue onto St Joe Rd, turn right onto Flutter Rd, the home will be on the left. 


Welcome to the NextSTEP™ (Smart Technology and Energy Performance) Innovation Home Gallery! The future is here! 

Our Granite Ridge Team has done extensive research and training to discover hundreds of new innovative products and design ideas. We have put all of these ideas in a distinctive model home for you to view and try for yourself. We have combined this amazingly efficient net-zero home with style and beauty!

I want to thank all of our many partners for their new innovative products, unique ideas, and support.
I also want to thank you for visiting the NextSTEP™ Innovation Home Gallery and allowing Granite Ridge to be your guide and educator as you dream about building your home of the future today.

I am confident you will enjoy your experience!

Tony Reincke, Owner

High-Tech Home

The goal of capturing high-end automation performance in an affordable product has remained largely unmet. Until now.

Stylish Spaces

"We want to dazzle you, but we still want you to feel at home, at ease," says designer Kayla Hoffman.

Energy Savings

Several components and building techniques have been incorporated to optimize energy performance.


View the Innovation Home Gallery Magazine!

Granite Ridge has made it a primary goal to be a leader in the housing community, one of mankind’s greatest needs. This initial commitment developed into a company-wide philosophy that rewards discovery of new technologies, processes, and innovations in home construction and efficiency. The result: more than 3,000 custom homes in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that are some of the most energy-efficient, state-of-the-art, affordable homes in the Midwest. READ MORE

What does it mean to be “Green”?

It’s extremely rare to find a product or a builder now a days that isn’t claiming what they have to offer isn’t “green.” The Innovation Home Gallery isn’t just saying it is “green”! The Innovation Home Gallery will be certified to The Nation Green Building Standard. What this means is Granite Ridge Builders isn’t just tell you how “green” they are. Granite Ridge Builders will be actually certifying the Innovation Home Gallery GREEN! READ MORE

When you're dealing with smart technology and energy performing homes, you'll encounter these words and phrases time and again.

The Home of the Future: Introducing the NextSTEP Innovation Home Gallery by Granite Ridge Builders

If maximizing convenience and conserving energy in your home are priorities for you, make sure to visit Granite Ridge Builders’ NextSTEP™ Innovation Home Gallery on Flutter Road, where you’ll see a myriad of technological innovations on display. The 6,000-square foot model home brings together the ultimate in technologically advanced, energy-efficient home features in one space. > READ MORE

High-Efficiency Home Smart Home is Sales Tool

This is not your typical smart home. Or your typical green home. Or even your typical high-performance net-zero show home.

Indiana-based Granite Ridge Builders’ NextSTEP show home and Innovation Gallery is a place where green home dreams are made.

It features a Clare Controls home automation system, smart and efficient kitchen appliances, solar and geothermal power, automatically dimming LED lighting, automated blinds, digital locks, in an inviting setting warmed by an electric fireplace. READ MORE

Granite Ridge Builders Automates Homes in Fort Wayne Community
Popular lifestyle applications delivered via partnership with regional technology firm and innovative automation provider.

SARASOTA, FLA., Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Ridge Homes announced today that the company will include automation solutions as standard amenities in each of the custom homes it is building in its new Ft. Wayne, Indiana development. The builder of 250 homes in 2013 is kicking off the project in its esteemed NextSTEP Home, a project that collectively showcases the diverse components it combines to create highly energy-efficient smart homes, including full home automation. > READ MORE

Luxury automation for the rest of us
Affordable full-featured home automation solutions are here. Don't settle for less!

ntil recently, home automation existed almost exclusively at the market’s polar extremes, with high-end custom systems for the very wealthy at one end and DIY parts kits for the technologically gifted at the other. > READ MORE

Verizon Wireless' Fort Wayne Store is the first "smart store" in Indiana:
Where businesses and consumers have customizable options

erizon Wireless has taken the customer experience to the next level with its newly designed “Smart Stores” by providing additional ways to make shopping for wireless more engaging, more personalized and more streamlined for customers. > READ MORE

Verizon offers mobile solutions for all kinds of businesses

ranite Ridge Builders, a premier home-builder in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, has evolved with technology as quickly as technology has offered new products. Verizon’s local business team has been there every step of the way — partnering to introduce innovative ways to enhance the home-building and buying experience with wireless technology solutions. > READ MORE