Crane Builders is a family owned and operated custom home building business. We have been building exceptional homes for over 25 years. We are personally involved in every phase of new home from conception to closing. Our in-house architectural staff is excited to bring your ideas and pictures to life! We can begin with one of our numerous magnificent floor plans, and then flexibly modify various portions to fit your distinct needs, or we can work with your existing plans or your Architect to fulfill your goals for your special home. We are on your job site daily doing much of the work or overseeing our approved sub-contractors. This attention ensures our stringent quality control standards are met through every phase.

Using new data and products, combined with time proven construction techniques, Crane Builders will construct you a superior home at a very competitive price. ICF construction is a significant part of our service. Insulated Concrete Homes have superior insulation, soundproofing, safety, fire resistance and wind resistance. We can provide just the basement or an entire home at a competitive price.

Crane Builders wants to build your new home using your ideas to fulfill your vision. We will finish your new home on budget and on time. We believe building a new home should be a fun, exciting and rewarding experience. We look forward to building your future!



Larry Crane

Born in Washington County Indiana Larry was reared on a family farm where he worked from a young age farming and working at a local sawmill. His entrepreneurial spirit lead him to start his first business at the age of 15 splitting oak barrel staves and hauling them to market. His tireless work ethic and many years working with native hardwoods and building materials formed the foundation for his passion in custom construction.

After establishing and running a residential and commercial building company in Bloomington, IN from the mid-80’s to the mid 90’s, he moved his family to Indianapolis and became one of the founding owners of Crane Builders. As Chief Executive Officer he specializes in site development, project estimation, and brings a wealth of construction and industry leading ICF knowledge and experience.

Larry has bachelor’s degree from Milligan College and a graduate degree from Emmanuel School of Religion.



Aaron Crane
Vice President/COO

Raised in Bloomington Indiana Aaron grew up visiting job sites riding along with his father while he checked homes under construction. During this time is when Aaron developed a passion for design and innovation of projects.

As one of the current owners of Crane Builders, Aaron has spent the last 15 years supporting every aspect of the business from laborer to job site supervision to project manager for remodel and new home builds ranging from $25,000–$2m. He has developed a passion for energy efficient construction and living, and now as Chief Operation Officer Aaron leads the incorporation of new energy efficient technologies into Crane’s portfolio, drives the strategic planning process, and works hands on with clients to design and execute their dream home.

Aaron is a graduate of Indiana University and Certified Green Professional.


Adrian Crane
ICF Field Manager

Steve Bell

Sharon Stanfill
Executive Administrator