Custom Design

Be unique, be creative, and be you. Kinderlou Custom Homes are just that: custom.

Expert Construction

Any project, on time, under budget: building homes in Kinderlou made easy.

Open Communication

Professionalism with a personal touch for your construction in Kinderlou.


While building your own home is very exciting, it is also very easy for all of the decisions to become overwhelming. Because of that fact, you need a contractor you can trust to get the dream home you want, without the nightmares you may hear about. From start to finish, Kinderlou Custom Homes – the Kinderlou-based partnership between Firm Foundation Custom Construction and the Herndon Company – is here to consult, construct, and complete your custom build in Kinderlou Forest, Valdosta, GA.


It all starts with a conversation, so let’s talk.

Call us, email us, or come see Kinderlou Custom Homes to take the first step into your custom construction project. Within minutes of that first conversation, we hope to help you feel encouraged, inspired, and excited to get started. Depending how far along you are into your thinking, we can will discuss details such as project scale, budget, and timeline, or we can simply help you organize some of those thoughts in your head.

From there, we can set a more formal meeting with you and anyone else that will be involved in the project in order to further refine the details of the project. Then, upon agreeing to the partner together, we will complete all of the administrative tasks and set a follow up meeting to launch your project into the design phase.


Begin with the end in mind.

Maximize your investment and minimize uncertainty through extensive and intensive planning. With no dream too big or project too small, we turn your thoughts into our reality. Your project, your future, our passion.

Through a series of meetings and ongoing conversations with our Kinderlou Custom Homes team, we will refine the expanse of your vision into what fits within your budget and your timeline. At this point, we encourage you to bring any inspiration pieces or ideas that you like so that, as much as possible, every wish and desire can be included into the original design phase.

With your ideas as the foundation, we contribute our expertise and practical insights into the following steps:

  • Ideation
  • Revision
  • Ideation
  • Revision
  • Finalization

Transparency from both sides in communication is key in any partnership, and this rings especially true during the design phase of your custom project. It’s important to keep an open dialogue so that issues are worked out and resolved before they ever really become issues. With thoughtful design and comprehensive discussions, we can reduce changes, and the consequential stress, by this series of ideas and revisions.


This process should not be overwhelming for the client; on the contrary, it should be exciting and enjoyable. Our job at Kinderlou Custom Homes is to handle every aspect of the construction process from start to finish, which is why the planning phase is crucial before the project begins. The more work put in the front end helps to ensures a pleasant experience for all.

With that said, we pride ourselves on our enhanced flexibility, even during the construction phase. We work hard to adjust alongside our clients’ changing views as the plans of project come to life. We allow input and changes from our clients during any of the following typical stages:

  • Demolition / Clearing
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Infrastructure
  • Drywall
  • Stucco & Exterior Finishes
  • Roofing
  • Windows and Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Finishes
  • Clean Up


Construction is done. What was once only thoughts and drawings on paper has now turned into a physical structure in which you can live and relax after a job well done.

At this point, all of the hard work is done. We strive for perfection during Phases 1, 2, and 3 so that Phase 4 is nothing more than hugs, handshakes, and happy clients.

However, if any other changes do need to be made, our Firm Foundation Custom Construction crew works until the job is done! We are never satisfied until our clients are satisfied. Then, Firm Foundation passes the torch to our Herndon Company partners. Working with our licensed and Kinderlou approved real estate agents ensures that the final administrative and legal hurdles are overcome without hassle.

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It’s valuable; treat it that way

You don’t want, or need, to spend exorbitant amounts of time thinking or worrying about your project. After proper planning and communication at the onset of your project, you can sit back and relax as you watch your dream project becomes a reality.


Easy to spend, easier to save

Similarly, concentrated effort on the front end of your project will prevent additional cash from continually leaking out of your wallet. Clear, outlined expectations and communication creates clean-cut, cost-efficient, and completed projects.


Trust that you are in good hands

The right General Contractor prevents a custom construction job from becoming difficult and overwhelming. We prevent such chaos through proper preparation and constant communication, keeping your dream project from becoming a potentially stressful nightmare.


Bring your inspiration, bring your imagination

Do you moonlight as an architect or interior designer? Do you lay awake at night picturing some gorgeous design? Have you watched enough HGTV and scavenged through enough Pinterest to be dangerous? Good. Bring your concepts and inspirations to us, and we will bring those ideas to life.


We take our work seriously, and we want to show it

The way that we present ourselves in terms of our appearance, our conversations, and in the public is paramount. In order to be respected, we must first give respect. As a client, you should, and can, expect nothing but pure professionalism from our entire staff.


Become a client, become a part of the family

As a family owned and operated company, we welcome in our clients to that intimacy. In managing projects that so directly relate to our clients’ happiness, we confidently handle that pressure by fostering personal, one-on-one, and trusting relationships.

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  • Baths: 3
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  • Baths: 3
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Derek Shaw
Kinderlou Approved Contractor
Derek Shaw
Kinderlou Approved Contractor
Kinderlou Resident & Preferred Builder, Derek Shaw, masterfully manages each custom home build.
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Our Mission – What We Do

To build the foundation of a better future for individuals, businesses, and communities.

Our Vision – Where We Are Going

Continued growth and diversification, still upholding our standard of excellence in our projects and relationships with clients, while striving to expand our goal of any project and any budget to include any place and any time.

Our Values – How We Do It

As a family-owned and operated company founded upon the cornerstone of Christian beliefs, we abide by these core principles in our personal and professional lives:

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Intricacy
  • Hard Work
  • Dedication
  • Efficiency

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