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Our History



1997 – Mike Dildine is accepted into one of the top Construction Management programs in the country at Brigham Young University.


1997-2000
1997-2000 – While completing his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Mike also gained experience working for Pulte Homes in Las Vegas, Fulton Homes in Phoenix and Carter Construction in Provo.  Each of these experiences afforded the opportunity to manage the construction and budgets on new custom homes.




2000 – Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Construction Management and Business Management.





2000-2003 2000-2003 – Mike accepted a job in southern California working for Beverly Hills Construction Management.  Here, Mike spent close to 4 years building some of the largest and most expensive custom homes in the country.  Large custom homes of over 20,000sf, valued at over $15 million dollars, provided invaluable experience in budget control, homeowner management and the very highest of quality construction management.


Late 2003
– Mike Dildine moved back home to realize his lifelong dream of starting and owning his own custom homebuilding company.  Highland Homes was formed and began operations.


2006
2006 – Eric Atwood, also a graduate of the Brigham Young University Construction Management program, joined the Highland Homes team.  Eric brings years of experience in construction project management, systems design and architectural computer design renderings.

2007-09

2007-2009 - Weathered the great real estate recession of 2007-2009! In a time when over 80% of the local builders in the Treasure Valley went out of business and nearly 100% of builders were forced to layoff employees, Highland Homes and it’s team of Mike and Eric, continued to run a successful business providing a sense of stability and security to each of it’s valued homeowners.


2010-14

2010-2016 – Highland Homes is enjoying continued success as a “build on your lot” custom home builder in some of the nicest subdivisions in Eagle, Meridian, Boise, Star and Middleton.