Who We Are



  • New Construction
  • Basements
  • Hillside Land Development
  • Remodels
  • Pre-construction Services

Tom Rouse, an award winning residential developer and builder, has been building luxury high-end custom homes in the Silicon Valley since 1982. Tom spent a majority of his career developing speculative properties for personal investments. His 36 years of success has resulted in an insurmountable reputation of excellence, craftsmanship, and professionalism in the local construction, banking, and real estate industries. Please visit the portfolio section of this website to view a list of completed projects, including the 8 parcel lake front property in Lake Tahoe which he won the 2006 “Best of Basin” award, issued by the State of California, the State of Nevada, and a Presidential appointee.

Alongside his passion for building residential homes, Tom has been an active member in civilian rocketry exploration and international student satellite launches. In 1999, Professor Bob Twiggs of Stanford and Tom, along with a group of entrepreneurial colleagues, founded ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satelites). Together the ARLISS team successfully launched hundreds of CanSats for colleges such as, Stanford University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, and even NASA.

Toms daughter, Ann Rouse, shares her fathers passion and talent for residential development. Ann graduated from SJSU with honors in 2007 with a bachelors degree in Communication. Ann is a licensed General Contractor, and has been working alongside Tom for the past 6 years. Ann has become an integral part of Toms company, and is the forefront of all client communications and project management.

Together, Tom and Ann Rouse are, Rouse Homes; a talented, and compassionate father-daughter team that personally manage and supervise all aspects of your construction and investments as if they were their own.