Company Background and History

Artisan Communities and its affiliates have been building in the Sacramento area since 2009 and in northern Nevada since 2010. Although Artisan is relatively new, both its principals and most of its employees have been together in the homebuilding and residential real estate development business for much longer. In fact, Artisan’s two most senior principals, John Reynen and Chris Bardis, have been successful business partners for 45 years, sitting desk to desk in the same office just as they have done for decades. These decades of experience permeate the entire company with almost all employees having at least 10 years of experience in their respective job classifications and at least seven years working on the same team for the same principals. Moreover, our approach is extremely hands-on. The company’s principals have led companies that together have built more than 13,000 houses, including over 5,000 as Reynen & Bardis in the 1999-2008 decade. They are directly involved in day-to-day operations, and everyone in the company has immediate access to everyone else. This allows us to better utilize this collective experience to solve every challenge at hand. This translates into superior building practices, more situation-specific innovation in building design and minimization of waste, all of which together allow us to deliver a better home at great price.

Why Artisan?

  • Personnel with unusually high levels of experience and expertise
  • Hands-on approach with great attention to detail
  • Homes carefully designed to fit with the lot and the neighborhood
  • Homes that reflect the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyer
  • Excellent quality at affordable prices
  • Very transparent in all customer relations
  • Creative approaches to help get to closing (where needed)