About Us

Historical Homecrafters, Inc. is owned and operated by James B. Wagnon, Jr., who brings over 25 years of homebuilding experience to the marketplace. His company has a long-established reputation of excellence as a Birmingham custom home builder.


Why Historical Homecrafters?



Knowledge...

James Wagnon is the premier custom home builder in the Greater Birmingham area with a reputation for providing architectural innovation, tremendous quality, superior customer service, and unmatched integrity. Since 1987 James has been designing and building new homes in Alabama, and to date has constructed in excess of 80 million dollars worth of homes.


Trust...

James believes firmly in the value of excellent client relationships. When it comes to your home, enjoying the long-lasting elegance of custom design starts with a high level of trust and confidence in your builder. Our priority is developing a strong relationship with you. Part of building this relationship involves making sure that each client's vision is fulfilled. As your builder, James will become a trusted friend and partner, who will walk you through each step of the home building process. A builder who will treat your budget as his own. James understands the importance of listening to the needs of the customer and strives to deliver more than expected.


Track Record...

James has won multiple Gold & Silver awards as well as "Best Architectural Design" in the Parade of Homes event. Additionally, he has been named by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the top 10 builders in the Central Alabama area. James has served on the Greater Birmingham Area Homebuilders board of directors as well as the Southern Living Builder Program board of directors. He also has been awarded the "Master Builder" designation by the Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Additionally James is the president of Historical Home Designs, a home design company that specializes in replicating exteriors of homes built in the 1700 & 1800's and matching them with interiors that reflect the way Americans live today. Some of the areas in which James has constructed multiple homes include: Greystone, Legacy, Brook Highland, Highland Lakes, and over 65 homes in The Preserve.