About

Cravens Construction, Inc, a residential and commercial builder of more than 15 years, is committed to building with quality and energy efficiency. We are a member in good standing with Southern Indiana Builders Association (SIBA), Indiana Builder’s Association (IBA) National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We are licensed, bonded and insured. We believe that it is important for you to choose a builder that you have trust and confidence in, as well as a great working relationship. Together, we will work through the steps of achieving your desired goal.

It will be important for us to work together through the process of choosing the right design/plan, work within your budgetary constraints, include the amenities to fit today’s lifestyle and build a structure with lasting quality, energy efficiency, safety and a healthy living space. Building better… together.

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  • Building Smarter

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    Building Smarter

    We're all about building smarter. The ICF we use produces less than 1% waste v. the 6% waste of competitor ICF. We have a passion to build high performance homes that work for you. In addition to providing modern, progressive amenities, we build with ICF block to reduce energy consumption and harmful emissions, minimize waste, save trees and more. Read more about it here...
  • Building Stronger

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    Building Stronger

    We build with concrete using Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms [ICF], the strongest ICF block form on the market as proven by the Canadian Construction Material Center (CCMC) Forming Capacity Strength Test (Technical Guide 03131) at 865 lbs./ft2. Read more about Amvic ICF...
  • Building Safer

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    Building Safer

    ICF homes are some of the safest homes that have ever been built. They can withstand incredible forces including the most intense tornadoes.
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  • Building Together

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    Building Together

    No matter where you are in the building process, we will work with you to get it done right. Bring us a blueprint or bring us a vision, we can help build the home that's best for you.

Meet the Team

Team-member

  • Jeff Cravens

    Jeff Cravens

    Jeff Cravens

    Jeff Cravens, the President of Cravens Construction is married to his wife Susan, of 30 years. They have two sons, and understand the value and importance of building homes with comfortable, inviting living space to create an environment conducive to building and nurturing  healthy families.
  • Andy Cravens

    Andy Cravens

    Andy Cravens

    Andy, Evansville born-and-raised, has been learning construction from his father, Jeff Cravens, since middle school. Andy graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Biblical Literature, and has been working full-time for Cravens Construction for nearly 4 years. Off the job site, Andy likes board games, fixing bikes and reading theology.
     
  • Jacob Hunt

    Jacob Hunt

    Jacob Hunt

    Jacob has been working in many forms of constructions for the past 10 years, ranging from new highways, industrial and commercial buildings, residential home renovations and new home construction. When he is not on the job site, he is still turning wrenches as he works on various projects in his shop. In addition to his shop projects, Jacob also enjoys racing, fishing and hunting.
  • Cameron Martin

    Cameron Martin

    Cameron Martin

    Cameron has been working in construction for 12 years, working as a framer, hod carrier and trim carpenter before joining Cravens Construction. At home, Cameron exercises his technological interests through board games, science fiction and old-school game consoles (and pizza and cookies).

Portfolio

Portfolio

  • 2013 Parade Home

    2013 Parade Home

  • 2012 Parade Home

    2012 Parade Home

     
  • 8015 Newbury

    8015 Newbury

     
  • 918 Raphael

    918 Raphael

     
  • Heck House

    Heck House

     
  • Foster Deck

    Foster Deck

     

Insulated Concrete Forms

Cravens Construction has been building with Insulated Concrete forms since 1999 and we are absolutely convinced that there is no better way to construct a home or any building. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are an energy efficient and stronger alternative to standard wood frame construction. The forms themselves consist of 2.5” of Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) foam, a 4”, 6”, or 8” void for concrete, and another 2.5” of EPS foam. The forms stack up simply with a web of steel rebar throughout, then are poured full of concrete. The concrete slowly cures within the forms making the resulting structure one of the strongest, safest, most energy efficient structures possible. The foam insulates the walls themselves from the normal heating and cooling effects of the ground and air around it. This makes the structure extremely energy efficient because the HVAC system is not working against the outside air temperature. There are many reasons to build with ICF, and we invite you to explore them on our block supplier’s website: www.amvicsystem.com.

Icf

  • ICF 1

    ICF 1The forms themselves consist of 2.5” of Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) foam, a 4”, 6”, or 8” void for concrete, and another 2.5” of EPS foam.
  • ICF 2

    ICF 2The forms stack up simply with a web of steel rebar throughout, then are poured full of concrete.
  • ICF 3

    ICF 3The foam insulates the walls themselves from the normal heating and cooling effects of the ground and air around it. This makes the structure extremely energy efficient because the HVAC system is not working against the outside air temperature.

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Safety

ICF homes are some of the safest homes that have ever been built. They can withstand incredible forces including the most intense tornadoes. In 2013 there were several storms that destroyed many homes. Among those stories however, a few homes stood strong in the midst of the strongest tornadoes.

(Click below to read about this at the Reward Wall ICF block website)

Lots for Sale

We specialize in custom homes built on your lot, or we can help you find a lot to fit your needs, or build on one of our current properties.

Lot

Green River Estates

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We currently have 1 previously unavailable lot located in Green River Estates. These premium lake-view lots were held and unavailable until recently. Green River Estates is a beautiful neighborhood located in a highly desirable part of the North side of Evansville. The neighborhood is in the district of the new North High School and has easy access to Evansville’s East Side shopping and dining. For more information on the remaining Lot, contact Jeff Cravens at 812.305.0767

Contact


  • Contact Info

    e-mail: info@cravenshomes.com
    phone: (812) 305-0767
    fax: (812) 867-6202