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About Us

Brent Tussey, Professional Builder
Cornerstone Homes, Inc.


I was born and raised in Lexington and Nicholasville, Kentucky, and grew up in a real estate and construction sales family. I learned all facets of real estate, sales, and building construction traveling with my dad on construction sites. During my high school years in Jessamine County, I helped my dad build his home, with much of it done with our own hands. My college summers were spent learning various trades, including house framing and trim carpentry. 


My real estate career began in 1993 when I became a licensed realtor, working mainly with first-time buyers. I also sold several new construction homes and was a Lexington Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club member for outstanding sales performance. I also obtained a Principal Brokers license.  I attended the University of Kentucky, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management in 1997. 

After completing my education, I worked as a Financial analyst with the University of Kentucky healthcare system. In that position, I trained extensively under the Director of Finance to further my business and analytical skills, focusing on budgeting, planning, lease-purchase scenarios of capital equipment, and assisting the CFO in negotiations with vendors.  I also have experience as a Business Manager. In this role, I opened a large multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center, jointly owned by physicians and Baptist Health. 

I began building in 2002 and was mentored by two local builders throughout those early years, each having over forty years of building experience. With realtors continuing to be impressed with the quality of our homes, in 2017, we incorporated Cornerstone Homes. Cornerstone has continued to grow and has focused primarily on building in Jessamine County and Scott County; however, we recently expanded our business by building in Bourbon, Fayette, and Woodford counties.


Although I prefer the coziness a ranch-style home offers, we build a variety of plans. All Cornerstone homes are built with luxury features to give every client the home of their dreams. Quality is critical to Cornerstone, so you'll typically find me on the job once per day supervising construction. I have built homes in some of the most desirable developments in the area, including Parker Lane Estates, Holloway Estates, Meadow Ridge Estates, Equestrian Estates, Carrick Pike Estates, Pemberley Cove, The Reserve at Chrisman Mill, and East Cambridge Estates.


At Cornerstone, we have a Draftsman and Mechanical Engineer as part of our team and support staff to help with selections. I am a Registered Custom Builder with the local Building Industry Association and offer a written warranty thru the BIA of Central Kentucky.

I would love to build the home of your dreams and have developed Cornerstone with a foundation of faith, honesty, and transparency. All of my former clients, who I consider friends, will attest to that. What separates me from other builders is my clients pay actual builder invoices throughout the process, giving them significant discounts.


I complete an in-depth financial budget of expected costs that are built on formulas from recent projects. This budget is delivered at contract signing and before construction. Owners receive invoices and records of every item to be purchased. Typically, the buyer saves when paying actual costs, and it covers the set fee charged by Cornerstone to build their home. I consider owners as part of my team, and we work together to get to move-in day. I enjoy seeing the excitement with everyone involved in building Cornerstone luxury homes on time and within budget. 


Now, enough about me. Let's meet and talk more about building your dream home! 


Best Regards,


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