Custom Island Homes is an award winning, full service custom home builder that exceeds expectations. Our business model affords our clientele and architectural firm relationships the assurance of impeccable quality and superior customer service. Competitive pricing, rapid timelines, and completion of work within budgetary guidelines are engrained in how we do business. Our work and tremendous referral base speaks for itself.

Our unsurpassed services include:
Help With Zoning Analysis, Permit Expediting and Preliminary Planning
Overseeing Design, Comprehensive Estimating and Value Engineering
Detailed Scheduling, True Project Management and Cost Accounting
Unparalleled Coordination of Construction and Finish Qualities

Paula Walsh

The Real Boss

Paula has more than 20 years of experience working with information technology and customer service, focusing on project accounts management and the construction industry for the past 18 years.

At Custom Island Homes, she is responsible for implementing and continually improving our Project Accounting. She works closely with our clients, Project Managers, and funding agencies to understand specific needs for relevant project information and to deliver this information in a timely and meaningful manner. Paula is responsible for weekly payroll, compiling and issuing our monthly Project Accounting reports as well as our A/P and A/R.

When Paula is not working she enjoys her real job of raising 3 beautiful children.

Les Walsh


Les has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry with high end custom home and extensive renovation project portfolios as well as experience managing multiple projects simultaneously. He began his journey as a hands-on carpenter with a pick up truck which quickly evolved into a thriving small business. Les currently manages a team that consists of 4 project managers, 12 in-house carpenters and multiple tradesmen. Working on 100 year old restoration projects as well as modern Hampton homes, Les has a vast understanding of all construction projects.

In his role as Managing Partner, Les fosters an environment of transparency and teamwork. This ensures every project ​is well defined and enjoyable for the client and the Custom Island team. Top performance, quality​, and high morale are maintained on every job. His strong communication and client service skills enhance Custom Island Homes’ process-driven management philosophy.

Lawrence Citarelli


Lawrence Citarelli is a successful, former finance/economics executive of 14 years and possesses over 25 years of real estate investment and development experience.

In the past 14 years Mr. Citarelli has forged the L III Group which is a vertically integrated organization which streamlines the real estate services industry. The foundation of the model is built on Karma. The group is composed of First Hampton International Realty, Citadom Holdings and Custom Island Homes. FHIR is a luxury brokerage firm with representation in over 150 markets worldwide and is responsible for 100's of millions in transactional business coupled with insurance, title and mortgage banking services. Citadom is the proprietary acquisition and development division that identifies and creates projects that are financially prudent, offer a positive change to the communities and a value for the end users. LIII/Custom Island Homes is the multi- award design/build organization that has been recognized for cutting edge creativity, innovation, environmentally conscious and top tier quality and service.