About Us

Custom homes in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Bungalow is a custom home builder, that puts a strong emphasis on not just creating a home, but a lifestyle.

Our Team

The homes are custom to your families individual needs. Blending periods and styles to create that one of a kind family home.
When you enlist our team of custom home builders in the Buffalo, NY area, you should expect nothing less than the best. We are known not only for our craftsmanship, but also for our professionalism and our willingness to work with you, our clients every step of the way. No matter what your budget, we will do our best keep you happy and on budget!
Buffalo Bungalow is a family owned and operated company. No stranger to residential home construction, the owners have been involved in the industry since 1995. From dreaming and designing, to planning and building, to final fit and finish we do it all in house. We personally meet with each and every client to tailor the home to their specific criteria, and build the dream.

What our clients say

“I am in the process of building a modern Arts and Crafts house, which is going very smoothly. From what I have observed, the teams of workers – basement, framing, roofing – have all worked well and quickly, and speak highly of Derek. Derek and I meet regularly to assess what is next for deadlines and within budget, and he patiently answers/explains my many information requests. ( We have known each other now for two and a half years in getting this whole project going.) Workmanship is excellent quality based on Derek’s experience in housebuilding from start to finish and organization of the worker teams so everyone always knows where to go, when, and there is never a dull moment at any work site.

I would be very pleased to highly recommend Buffalo Bungalow – in fact, my sister and brother in law will be using Derek for a future project.”


“We had Buffalo Bungalow build our home last year. We could not have asked for a better experience and we were treated like family from the owner and his team! He truly cared for and helped us through every detail in making our home into our dream home! We are so happy with the turn out and it is the quality, energy and personalism that made this a wonderful and enjoyable experience for our family. We would not build with anyone else and we are so happy we found Buffalo Bungalow.

Derek and Laura are wonderful people and so is there team at Buffalo Bungalow! There work is second to none. We love our home! 

The little things are what make a difference! wonderful experience! Gorgeous Home! 

Scott & Crystal

“Buffalo Bungalow was a highly professional and knowledgeable company to work with. We absolutely love the job they did building our house, the craftsmanship throughout our house is superb. They were easy to work with and had many unique ideas to make our house standout on our street. I would highly recommend Buffalo Bungalow to anyone looking to build a high quality custom home at an affordable price.” 


“After an extensive search of the larger name brand, cookie cutter companies, we found Buffalo Bungalow. Top quality craftsmanship and materials. We couldn’t be happier.


“We picked Buffalo Bungalow to build our home because we loved the style house that Derek Sullivan builds. He was very easy to work with and we did not have any of those typical stresses that come when building a custom house. Our house is very well built and we are very happy with it. We will pick Buffalo Bungalow to build our next house and I would strongly recommend Derek to build yours.


“We bought our first Buffalo Bungalow Home 2 years ago. It was a model. Derek’s design and workmanship are above and beyond any builder we have seen in the past. The structure is solid, truly built like a fortress, that has served us well through 2 winters and the now infamous November storm. The details, whether in the selection tiles, fixtures, carpentry design, color selection, flooring, etc. are of a high quality. The space felt like home the minute we walked inside. There is a lovely mixture of both modern fixtures and classic bungalow design.

Additionally, Derek has been wonderful to work with from the first day we met him. His attention to detail and his approachability are without compare. His response to questions and concerns are immediate. He also has excellent follow through on anything he promises. You never feel like you’re alone. Derek stands by his product and is there to assist homeowners with any needs they may have. He is trustworthy and dependable. He is also a kind and respectful person who makes you feel like he’s a family member who is sincerely looking out for your best interest. 

We would work with no one else in the future. Derek is our go-to person for all of our projects going forward as well.” 


“After interviewing and meeting with 7 different builders in WNY we decided to go with Derek Sullivan and Buffalo Bungalow Builders for one reason…”Honesty”. Derek was direct and upfront with us. He is a professional and yet we established a personal and friendly relationship with him during the entire process. His references were spot on with his dedication and desire to please his customers. My wife and I are in love with thee custom home he has built us and it is a dream come true to see how Derek turned our 5 year long dream into a reality we cherish every day. He deserves your business and he wont disappoint. From planning to breaking ground, framing and roofing, to the finishing touches Derek was always a phone call away and met with us at our convenience within 24 hours. No process is without complications but Derek was knowledgeable informative, helpful, and realistic as he resolved all of our concerns completely! He hires an expert team of workers who are all professional and personable with the home owners. He is the next Professional in the future of WNY home building.


“Buffalo Bungalow & Indycrete, Excellent knowledge base ! They were quick to answer any question we had in the process of the build. This gave us comfort in knowing it was being done professionally. It was important for us to meet a deadline ( before winter ) as to when the build was going to be done. Mission accomplished ! Thank you ! All the various sub contractors were kind, courteous and professional. Always cleaning up and leaving things neat. The best of the best were on the team which made each day stress free and exciting to go to the next level. They kept very close to the budget expectations leaving room for other areas needing attention. To sum it up analytical , meticulous to details and friendly. He has pride in what he does. Thank you so much ! I would very much refer friends, family and others. I would use for future projects over and over again. Thanks !” 


“Derek is so talented and takes a lot of pride in the work that he does! He has an awesome vision I’m so happy with the amazing job that he did on my salon!

Tiffany Buie

“I built a home with Buffalo Bungalow about 3 years ago. Recently a 15 ft. piece of siding trim blew off the roof line due to the high winds. I reached out to owner Derek and within 2 days he had it replaced and repaired. In addition, he has had his men come back to my house on several occasions to resolve minor issues. He has always responded promptly and never charged me for the work. I would highly recommend Buffalo Bungalow to build your house. They take pride in their unique design and quality craftsmanship. And they sincerely stand behind their work!” 


“Couldn’t be happier with our new build experience with Buffalo Bungalow. They were always super flexible and accommodating and offered a lot of great suggestions for improving our build well beyond the initial conversations. They always tried to do more for us and their work was top notch. Start to finish we enjoyed every step. Always well informed and no surprises.

Already planning on using them for some smaller projects! 

If you are looking to build I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.” 

Jason Jell

“I have worked with Buffalo Bungalow for the build out of my home and office building. Quality products are always used and great workmanship is what sets them apart from the rest. I was given the freedom to search for products or supplies to my liking and budget for a truly customized experience. Owner Derek Sullivan is top notch in customer service, going above and beyond to make the customer satisfied and makes building an enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!


Such an amazing experience with Derek and his whole team on our new build. They do such beautiful work! Just a really a fantastic talented group of people on all fronts. Derek from the start has been upfront and very accommodating. I love that we were able to find solutions to things that didn’t blow out our budget. We were able to modify a different floor plan to fit our family, and do super cool ad ons and I cannot wait to be in there. If you are looking for a contractor for your new build, or home needs, look no further! Derek Sullivan is honest, reliable, great at communication, very knowledgeable, flexible and a real pleasure to work with. I know if we have any needs in the future – like our basement or deck, he will be the one we go to. Could just go on and on with pictures and stories about this whole experience. I thought building a home would be stressful but he made it a smooth and wonderful experience.

Emily vanZwietering

“Very professional and accessible.
Derek was always available to answer our questions and never had a problem when we made last minute project changes
We plan on calling him next year for another project.”


After thinking about moving north from West Seneca and pricing out homes, we came to the realization quickly that we would like to build. After doing research with friends who are contractors, as well as interviewing other builders, we decided that our first new build would be a Buffalo Bungalow Home. Derek’s design and workmanship came highly recommended, and after watching this project from the onset, we have been nothing but confirmed on our decision. The building is solid. Every detail is looked at with a scrutinous eye, ensuring it is perfect for the new owners as much a perfect representation of Buffalo Bungalow’s quality. The result was something we could customize to our liking, and stay in that contemporary Arts & Crafts/Mission style that Derek’s builds are known for.

Personally, Derek has beenfantastic to work with from the day one. His approachability and honesty were what made us decide on Buffalo Bungalow; trustworthy, dependable, and reliable. Never once did we feel like our happiness wasn’t his primary focus. We were not let down! He is also very responsive to every question/concern you may have, he will get back to you no matter the day or time – immediately! He works with you every step of the way, even giving opinion when you may struggle. And his easy-to-budget plan never catches you off guard. While some of the budget feels limited for some supplies, you know he’ll work with you to help stay on budget, and still get the house of your dreams with the quality you want.

Honestly, as we decide to add on with a deck, patio and pergola in the future, I can’t think of not calling Derek first to ensure it’s done right and works with his model home he made for us.

Ronald Veiders


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