Building Your Dream Home
Sterling Countryside Builders
Founded in 1986, Sterling Countryside Builders, Inc. is a unique contracting business. Known for its high-quality, creatively designed homes, SCB has built more than a dozen subdivisions in Sterling and the surrounding communities. Their accomplishments include numerous custom-built homes in the area. Ralph Meunier and Dick Magdis formed SCB together many years ago. Since then, they have added talented, experienced contractors to their team.
Ralph Meunier comes from a contracting background, helping his father in his business as a young man. Ralph graduated from Bryant College with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was a captain in the Air Force, working as an instructor and navigator flying missions over Viet Nam and the Pacific for six years. Ralph then worked for General Electric as a Corporate Financial Analyst and Manager for 17 years. As president of SCB, he is currently in charge of the financial contracts and works closely with the buyers.
Dick Magdis earned an Associate Degree in Engineering from Worcester Junior College, a B.S. in Business Administration from Clark University, and an MBA from Clark University. For 29 years, Dick worked for Norton Company in engineering and managerial roles. He held several supervisory and plant management positions during that time. While he was employed by Norton Company,Dick and his father built a 20-unit apartment complex and a number of residential homes. He went to work full-time at SCB in 1994 and is currently in charge of developing the infrastructure and heavy equipment for the subdivisions SCB builds.
Rob Levada was raised in a contracting family. Watching his father, a contractor, reproduce specialty architectural features inspired Rob to become a great craftsman and contractor. Voted the most outstanding in trade in 1980, Rob graduated from the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School. He was one of the first licensees and construction supervisors in the state at the age of only 18. For three years, Rob worked for Rural Housing Inc. as a self-help program construction supervisor prior to starting his own construction business in 1983. He has used AutoCAD software since 1991 to custom design amazing new homes. Joining SCB as a partner in 1998, Rob has trained his crew in specialty detailed joinery that helps set this company apart as specialists in their field. Rob is currently the Manager of Operations.
Lending their skills, talent, and myriad experience to this company, these men have created a reputation for high quality and attention to detail. The professional management of the company and the visionary design ideas allow Sterling Countryside Builders to achieve exceptional standards for their renowned craftsmanship and superior quality.
Hampton Rhodes is a beautiful, private subdivision of custom built homes in Sterling, Massachusetts. Sterling Countryside Builders and Evergreen Realty have organized an excellent team of craftsmen, who enjoy creative satisfaction in a job well done. The homes we have designed and constructed are unique to the individuals for whom built. Some of our designs may suit you, or we would be happy to talk with you about your special plans.
This beautiful area with 120 acres of woods, meadows, and old apple orchards contains 50 home sites, some with great views of Mt. Wachusett and east to Boston. The property is surrounded by over 100 acres of conservation land protecting Lake Waushacum. Sterling’s neighbor, Princeton, is the home of great skiing at the Mt. Wachusett Ski Area.
The following pictures and design ideas are an outgrowth of a special collaboration of builder, broker, architectural designer, kitchen designer, and strong customer input to create outstanding rural neighborhoods in several country communities.
Outstanding designs, careful consideration for the environment, and attention to detail make these homes at Hampton Rhodes in Sterling a welcome retreat for the owners.
Come see the unique designs and special settings for these lovely homes.
About the Designs
Elegant Southern living with welcoming front porch and amazing southern vistas. This spacious 3-bedroom Cape has a back staircase to unfinished space over the garage and a massive walkout basement for future expansion. The huge cherry cabinet kitchen has granite countertops and energy star appliances.
The large master suite has a french door to a reading nook and an open master bath spa with views from the Jacuzzi and custom tile shower.
This beautiful lot abuts 140 acres of conservation land.