About Rare Bird Builders


Our Story

Rare Bird Builders is a locally owned business based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, founded by Casey Shields and two silent partners who help support the financial needs and growth of the company. 


We assemble a team of the best trade specialists in the market, and clients can trust us to be involved every step of the way, including site selection, design, planning, and construction. Every project is well-planned and expertly constructed to ensure we exceed expectations. 


In addition to delivering quality construction services at a fair price, we believe in building strong relationships and lifelong clients. We do that through superior customer service, honesty, and effective communication.

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Meet The TEam

As the faces behind Rare Bird Builders, we can promise you one thing. We will build your home with integrity, dedication, excellence, and accountability. As in life, there are curveballs in construction, and when they do arise, we will handle them professionally and make it right. Together we aspire to be the premier custom luxury home builder in Northwest Arkansas and look forward to helping turn your vision into reality.

Casey Shields


Managing Partner

Casey has been in home construction for more than 25 years and offers a wealth of experience building custom homes, remodels, additions, and everything in between. He has a highly passionate team that supports him in the office with estimating and project coordination along with skilled craftsmen in the field who help oversee and complete projects.

Blake Suess


Construction Coordinator

Blake Suess is a Navy Veteran and native Oklahoman. He grew up learning the construction business from his father - an architect, home builder and land developer. Blake studied business finance at Oklahoma State University and worked alongside his father for 15 years supporting his father's contribution to the community as the President of the Home Builder's Association of Greater Tulsa.  Blake brings many talents to the Rare Bird Builders team, accelerating the customer experience with his meticulous attention to detail. Some of his hobbies include golfing, grilling, yard work, and KC Chiefs football.

Natalie Sebald


Selections Coordinator

Natalie grew up in Cincinnati and lived in Miami and Saint Louis before eventually moving to Northwest Arkansas in 2013 with her husband. The couple started their family here and now have three girls. Natalie graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After two years of working, she returned to the university and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Natalie continues practicing as a registered nurse in addition to assisting the Rare Bird Builders team. She has gone through the building process twice with her own homes and knows what it's like to be a client. She enjoys helping homeowners navigate their many design selections and have a great experience overall!

Bret Sherrets


Superintendent

Bret was born in Riverside, California, later moved to South Carolina, and ultimately ended up in Northwest Arkansas in 1978. After graduating high school, he began working in the construction industry where he specialized in commercial masonry. Throughout his career, Bret has gained valuable experience working as a carpenter, roofer, and electrician. Bret is married and has four daughters, nine grandchildren, two step-sons, and six step-grandchildren. In Bret's free time he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

Erick Rivera


Carpenter

Erick is married with strong family morals and is a self-proclaimed workaholic. Erick enjoys fishing, eating, and traveling to Mexico. His main source of entertainment is goofing around with family and friends.

 

victor rivera

 
carpenter's apprentice

 

Victor was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas. In his spare time, Victor enjoys thrifting, riding horses, fishing, and gaming.

Our Service Area

We build anywhere in Benton and Washington counties, and our company is capable of handling any project ranging from a minor renovation, addition, or ground-up custom home. We would love the opportunity to visit with you on your potential project.

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