In 2016, we celebrated 25 years in business!

Now in our second generation of custom home building, Battlefield Homes was founded in 1991 by Michael and Maxine Tierney. We are dedicated to, and have a reputation for, quality and personal attention.

Owner and President, Allen Harrison grew up in Alexandria, Virginia in the custom home business.  With experience in designing and building homes, additions and remodels in historic Alexandria, Potomac (Maryland) and the District of Columbia, Allen learned the fundamentals of construction from the ground up performing all aspects of design and construction – from digging foundations and pouring concrete, to framing, drywall, roofing, trim and paint.  His experience includes historic renovations, major additions and new custom homes in Northern Virginia, the DC metro area and the Fredericksburg region.

Allen attended Hampden-Sydney College and went on to receive an MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester.  He spent several years working in the Defense and Hospital industries, managing projects and business units with a specialized focus on improving operations, developing streamlined processes and executing projects from procurement to Operating Room construction and renovation.

In 2002, Allen contracted with Michael Tierney and Battlefield Homes in order to have his own home built in Fredericksburg.  After Battlefield completed construction of his own home, Allen came to work for the company in 2004 as Vice President of Operations, combining his construction and design skills with experience running businesses and improving operations.

In 2013, Allen took over general management of the business as he and Michael partnered to begin ownership transition of the company.  After two years in partnership, on January 1, 2015, Allen became owner of the business.  Michael continues to work for the company part-time, reviewing projects and providing a continuity of operations that now spans two generations of home-building knowledge.

Battlefield Homes’ business philosophy is simple.  We design and build high quality custom homes, with personal attention to our customers and to each project, in a friendly manner and at a fair price.  Our homes are award-winning, energy efficient, and – most importantly – built for the customer rather than for ourselves.  We build homes in all price ranges, ensuring the quality and features in each home that our customers expect, with the personal commitment of each employee to ensure that the way work is done in your home is the way we would do it in our own.

We work from our own plans, from your plans or from Architect designs.  Using the latest architectural CADD software, we draw homes in-house in order to turn around plans and customization in a timely manner, with the ability for our customers to see renderings and 3D plan views.

We have 14 Parade of Homes awards, an extensive reference list of happy homeowners and experience in virtually every aspect of residential design and construction:

  • One-story, Two-story, and Three-story Homes
  • Waterfront Homes
  • Large lots and Acreage
  • Energy Star Homes
  • Multi-generational Homes
  • 14 Parade of Homes Awards
  • Elevators and Accessibility, including Universal Design
  • Custom trim, Cabinets and Casework
  • Geo-Thermal HVAC systems
  • Solar power systems
  • Detached garages
  • Traditional, Craftsman, Modern and Contemporary Home Styles
  • Brick, Stone and Stucco
  • Masonry Fireplaces, Woodstoves and Pellet Stoves
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Interior Design, room and furniture layout