Creating premier new neighborhoods has become a family tradition for Hertz Homes, Inc. Hertz purchases undeveloped land and installs the entire infrastructure (utilities and roadways) necessary to support the individually built homes. In this way, Hertz acts as the developer-builder in all its residential subdivisions. Bob Hertzberg, President of Hertz Homes, credits the success of his company to a tradition of custom craftsmanship started by his father, Ike. “Ike, a second-generation builder, learned his craft from his father in Europe, so Hertz Homes truly has a family history of hand-crafted excellence going back three generations.”
Bob Hertzberg joined the family business in 1996, progressing into the building and development field from a successful real estate law practice in Morris County. At the helm of Hertz Homes, Bob has taken the company into the 21st century while preserving the qualities that only a custom, on-site builder can provide.
Currently, Hertz Homes is constructing Waterfall Estates, 8 custom estate homes located in Morris County, NJ. Located on the Randolph-Mendham border in Randolph Township, this enclave of homes ranging from 4,600 to 6,500 square feet represents an environmentally-enhanced community nestled in the Ironia section. Each home site is over 2 acres, with one 5 acre site. Numerous innovative techniques were used, such as installing specially designed channels along the roadway, which allow rain and surface waters to recycle back into the ecosystem. Evolving building technologies are used regularly in our construction.
Prior to Waterfall Estates, Bob built Coventry Chase, 17 luxury homes in Denville, NJ. This portfolio included custom homes with handsome architectural details. Paramount Estates was started in 1995. Developed along a mountain ridge, minimal tree removal resulted in stunning homesites with winding driveways and natural boulder walls. The result was a neighborhood of majestic homes, reflecting the natural surroundings.
Bob tries to use the same stable of skilled subcontractors from job to job because they deliver superior quality. But he also seeks to work with new craftsmen and materials which reflect emerging trends in home design. “I’ve learned that making our buyers happy is the main goal in the collaborative process.”
Bob has served numerous terms as a Board Member with the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ, an active industry trade group. He also obtained three professional education designations from the National Association of Home Builders: the Graduate Master Builder (GMB), the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations. He was also named as the NAHB 2013 CGB of the Year. These designations and award indicate Bob’s commitment to professional and educational growth, and his passion to incorporate new building techniques into his new homes — without increasing the cost of construction.