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435.229.8378 |

450 W. Center St, Ivins, UT, 84738 | Just South of Kayenta

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We are an experienced, respected builder of custom homes for discerning buyers. Our goal is to provide each Tenaya Sands home buyer with a beautiful home in a spectacular setting at a sensible price. We go to extra lengths to make our homes better! Please compare us with the competition to measure the true value of what we are offering.

There is not a more beautiful place to live in greater St. George than in Tenaya Sands, located in the awe-inspiring red mountain city of Ivins, Utah, home of Tuacahn and Kayenta. We all live here. We wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Bill Papanikolas - Bill and his wife relocated their family to Ivins from Salt Lake City (via Tucson) 17 years ago, drawn by the beauty of the area. Living next door, they watched Tenaya Sands blossom out of the tranquil Southern Utah high desert. Bill now provides the lots on which our Tenaya Sands homes are being built. He has many years of real estate development experience and helps insure that each home we build in Tenaya Sands is of the highest quality standard.

Bart Walton – Bart is Tenaya Sands primary builder, having built most of the existing homes, and one of the original developers. Bart and his wife and family also live in Ivins. They have a beautiful home in Tenaya Sands, built by Bart. He is one of the areas most knowledgeable and respected builders. He is a master craftsman, not simply a home builder, and comes from a family business, C.F. Rice Company, that has been building quality custom homes in Southern Utah since 1979. Bart has a sterling reputation that is well-deserved.

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Suzy Appel – Suzy and her husband built their dream home in Ivins 5 years ago, seeking gorgeous views and a healthy, wholesome life-style. She is currently a top-rated real estate agent for ReMax Associates in St. George. Her background is in new construction, having participated in the development and construction of over 250 new homes in the greater St. George area. She will work with you directly, or with your agent if you prefer. She will answer all your questions about Tenaya Sands and St. George, Utah real estate. Suzy’s cell is (435) 229-8378, her email suzyappel@gmail.com.

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Alma M. Richie
Joy and I have lived in our new home for over one year. I thought it is time to thank you for what you have done for us. You kept the cost in line and informed us with emails and written letters informing us of the progress of our home. We received pictures of our home as it was being built. You completed our home before schedule. We met several contractors and they seemed a mark above everyone else in their respective trade. Finally, the quality of the works is excellent. We did get quality materials and a great finished product.

What more can I say than to thank you for not only a fine home but your friendship. I am a Civil Engineer and understand how projects work. Thank you.

Kevin D. McPhee and Julie Woodruff McPhee
Bart Walton of C.F. Rice Construction built our dream home in the summer and fall of 2008 while we were living in Hawaii. We had met Bart on a visit to the lvins area and felt an immediate camaraderie with his easy going demeanor, high standards, and construction knowledge. We were also impressed with the workmanship we saw at the other dwellings he had constructed.

With a handshake deal, we moved forward with the construction of our home in Tenaya Sands from 5,000 miles away. Many people warned us of the strains on a relationship building a house can represent, let alone from such a distance due to the perceived need to closely supervise the construction project and the builder. This was not a factor in our experience, largely due to Bart's hands-on involvement and effective communication.

At every turn and without prompting, lenders, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers endorsed C.F. Rice, and Bart in particular, as a reputable, honest, hard-working builder with at a time when building was booming and many less-skilled companies and less-reputable companies were in the area.

Bart was always willing to give us choices and provide recommendations to improve the integrity of our design, and we have been completely happy with the finished product. Upon moving into our home, my husband (the creative force in our relationship) was already mentally designing and building our next home, with Bart in mind of course.

How many builders have the integrity and confidence to stand behind their product to the degree that they live alongside their clients? Bart is a wonderful builder, neighbor, and resource. I recommend him without reservation to build your next home

The Bingham Family
CF Rice Construction is a company to be recognized as atruly refined business. As a business owner, Bart Walton not only makes the future home buyer feel excited about finishing their dream home, but can also assure any buyer who has hired him as a builder, that upon completion of their home, they will see a job completed that defines o'quality".

Thank you, Bart, for making our building experience a great one to remember. We appreciated your professionalism, and how you could always offer your time in giving us valuable advice with any change or colors we wanted to use and on other things we needed for you to get thejob done.

Once again, Bart, thank you for all your help and we enjoyed working with you.

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