quality custom build 

design  |  develop  |  build

About Us


What We Do

quality custom build

design  |  develop  |  build 

Redknot creates quality custom homes. We take pride in craftsmanship and doing a job well. We employ professional, experienced contractors that average over 20 years of experience. We also have developed relationships with the best service and material providers in the region so that we can deliver a quality product each and every time... we guarantee it!


why we're different

and you'll love us for it.

we are not a volume builder.... we are a custom builder!

We are a local and take pride in constructing quality 100% custom homes by working directly with our client throughout the entire process. Mark Pottebaum, Redknot’s owner, is personally involved in every project from the beginning to the end with an on-site Redknot project manager handling the daily logistics, etc.

We professionally manage each project by leveraging our on-site Superintendent, in office Project Manager, and our online project management system. With this system we can efficiently and effectively build any home via critical path scheduling, real time communication, and integrated quality control checklists that touch every aspect of construction. This system also allows us to communicate with our clients on a real-time basis to share periodic updates, make selections, track allowances and change orders, and share photos and documents.


we focus on design and quality

We partner with the best home designer in the market to deliver function, style and quality with every home. In 30+ years in designing custom homes, our designer has never designed/built the same home twice. Our designer is an artist who has building knowledge necessary to balance design with cost.

A quality home starts with solid construction. We build a better home from ground up including but not limited to 2x6 walls; premium sub floors (not OSB); premium house wrap; 30 year foundation waterproofing with integrated drain tile; high R-value insulation throughout; quality energy efficient doors and windows; and quality high efficiency HVAC systems with sealed duct work. Most of these items are overlooked because people (homeowners and builders) are usually focused on finishes. While we can finish a home with the very best of them, we think the construction of the home is the key factor makes a quality built home. 

Where We Build

We build in the Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky area. We give our customers the option to provide their own lot or build their dream home on one of ours! Whether you want the remote and quiet environment or the city view, we have a lot for you!  At Redknot, we have the privilege of building your dream home in a number of different developments in the area. If you want to build your riverfront dream home with amazing city views, we can build in Manhattan Harbor. Or if you're looking for that neighborhood feel Carriage Hill, Rivercrest, and Crooked Tree may be the location for you. But Our own development, Pottebaum Point, is like no other! Pottebaum point is located in Dayton, KY and provides the best views of Downtown Cincinnati from every one of our nineteen lots! 

we build leed rated homes


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At Redknot Homes, we know and understand the importance of building green. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Of the homes we certify, our typical specifications generally equate to a Silver or Gold level LEED rating.

save on finishes

·  We supply all finishes/allowances at our discounted builders’ rate. We have negotiated builder discounting at numerous local vendors in addition to various national and online suppliers as well which we pass onto our clients. This saves our clients thousands of dollars on every custom home we build!

design process 

We build a 100% custom home. This process starts at the beginning by working hand-in-hand with our designer to design a custom home from inside out while remaining cognizant of your budget. We start with a detailed questionnaire that will help define all the features and functionality that you are looking for. Additionally, we will leverage any sample plans and/or other images to capture the design and other aspects you are looking for. After meeting in person to review all of your wants and wishes we will create interior floor plans. Once interior floorplans are finalized, we will model exterior elevations. After the interior and exterior is complete we will provide budgetary pricing to build your home. From here, if all is in line, we will complete construction drawings and finalize specifications and pricing. 

Our clients love this process because it is a truly collaborative process to design and build a custom home that is within budget. 

build a better home with a local builder

quality construction and finishes are our standard!


We are a proud member of the Home Builders Association of Cincinnati!

new homes


dayton, ky Development

Mid 400's to mid 700's

now available!  

Only 5 lots remain in phase I

All sites with premium views of downtown Cincinnati and the river. Custom homes with rooftop decks to take advantage of the priceless view. Less than 3 miles from downtown and right up the hill from the new Manhattan Harbor riverfront development. All will be 100% custom and unique.  

407 collins, east walnut hills

$699,000 - available now!

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths

LEED Gold certified home with 15 yr $562K tax abatement (saves over $1,000 a month).  Perry Bush designed custom home with 3 beds and 2.5 baths.  ~3 miles from downtown. High quality construction with brick and James Hardie siding exterior, Andersen 400 series windows, high effciency furnace & AC, hybrid hot water heater, & Clopay garage door w Liftmaster opener.  Audio, networking & smart home features. Custom closets & more!


Whitman Court

Coming Soon

655 Delta Ave, Mt Lookout

coming soon

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
2636 finished square feet

LEED Gold home which will have a 15 year tax abatement at $562k of value.  Ideal location in between Mt Lookout Square and Columbia Tusculum.  All finishes will be custom with unlimited options.  Professional design, highly efficient home with top quality construction.

Liberty township

Custom Build - Sold

3 beds, 2.5 baths
2900 sq. ft.

Custom built ranch with 10'+ tall ceilings throughout.  Custom features throughout including built ins and cabinetry with floating shelving, cable railing, natural stone tile with floating ledge in shower, 8' tall doors, and waterfall edge in powder room vanity. Audio and smart home features throughout!

mt. lookout

Custom build - SOLD

5 Beds, 3.5 Baths
3745 sq. ft.

Huge custom home with three levels of living in a great location! 11' ceilings on first floor with open floorplan and covered deck overlooking a beautiful and private yard. Second floor with master suite and two beds with a jack-n-jill bath. Finished walk-out lower level with entertaining area, bed, full bath, and study. Upscale finishes throughout. LEED Gold Certified.

hyde park


4 beds, 3.5 baths
~3,100 sq ft

Custom home with massive wraparound addition with 9 ft basement and attached garage makes this ~3,100 sq ft of living space in the heart of Hyde Park. Only small portion of shell exists from the former small ~800 sq ft home. Absolutely perfect location right off of Erie is within a short walk to coffee, restaurants, and shopping.  9 ft ceilings throughout including vaulted ceilings in the master suite. Large gourmet kitchen with island connects to family room with coffered ceilings and built-in book case and desk.