About CastleGate and
Founder Richard Benson
Richard Benson, president and CEO of CastleGate Inc., one of Arizona’s most accomplished design/build firms, brings a 36 year track record of excellence to the challenge of creating environments that embody the rich nuance of elements that make up a client’s ideal private residential or commercial space.
From outstanding homes to restaurants, spas and varied other design and construction projects, Richard’s sense of style and design have earned him, and CastleGate Custom Homes, a stellar reputation for quality and innovation coupled with the Best in Project Management.
Richard was just 14 years young when he joined a framing crew for a custom home builder in Washington State. His drive to excel at his new craft became a lifelong devotion to exploring the deeper meaning and psychology behind the human pursuit of the perfect home. He has since become an expert in the evolution of and philosophy behind the architectural and construction techniques involved in creating a residence; as well as the individual aspects of the people, activities, and objects that bring life to a building.
For Richard, however, the meaning behind the homes we spend so much of our lives in goes well beyond physical comfort. His sole intention is to construct environments that bring enlightened self-expression and energize, renew, and nourish those who inhabit the spaces he creates. This emotional connection, Richard believes, is the essence of the perfect home.
We invite you to discover the unmistakable beauty and drama of a CastleGate custom home. Whether you choose a Mediterranean style villa, a European estate or a charming bungalow; CastleGate will design a perfect retreat providing luxury with open interiors that flow seamlessly to expansive outdoor living areas.
Richard Benson, Founder of CastleGate Custom Homes