Introducing Pemberton: Zionsville’s Newest Community

July 2017

Writer / Janelle Morrison

Pemberton, developed by Zionsville Development, LLC, is Zionsville’s newest residential community. Featuring custom built homes, Pemberton is located less than five minutes from downtown Zionsville at the southeast corner of S 800 E and Whitestown Road, just around the corner of Zionsville High School sports fields.

Lined with mature trees, Pemberton sits among a rolling country setting with 20-plus acres of green space, 63 lots and two ponds. Homeowners will enjoy access to a large wooded preserve, three miles of walking trails connecting to Zionsville’s Rail Trail, a community garden, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds.

Residents of Pemberton will enjoy the diverse shopping at the area’s boutiques, unique restaurants, and recreational facilities found throughout Zionsville proper. Families with school-aged children will have access to Zionsville’s award-winning public schools.

Prospective homeowners can contact Melissa Hartman, the exclusive agent for Pemberton, for information on the community and any of the development’s five approved builders: Executive Homes; Gradison Design Build; G.R. Donaldson; Viewegh and Associates; and Wedgewood Building Company.

“I have been in residential real estate for over 13 years and have represented communities that have already established lots, but this is the first time that I am representing a development from the corn field stage all the way to the home build stage,” Hartman said. “People don’t realize everything that is involved in putting a community together. I have had a direct pulse on every stage from street signs to trees and landscaping, and it has been a lot of fun learning about all of this. The price points of homes with lots will range from $700,000 to $1.2 million. Those who are looking to build a custom home in Zionsville, minutes from all of the area’s amenities, will find that opportunity in Pemberton.”

Hartman emphasized the selection of builders made by Pemberton’s developer was based upon the builders’ proven products and reputations. She said this group of builders would best represent the desired look and feel that is Pemberton while creating an attractive blend of the various builders’ designs throughout the community.

Executive Homes is proud to continue their tradition of excellence in the Pemberton community in Zionsville. Pete Gray, president of Executive Homes said, “With Executive Homes, our priority is to understand our client’s specific home criteria and to transform those ideas into their dream home. Building strong relationships is the key to Executive Homes’ success as we believe authentic relationships with our clients, employees and trade partners help to build the best homes for our clients. ”

Joe Gradison, Gradison Design Build’s co-owner, is looking forward to the opportunity to build in a custom neighborhood in Zionsville. “We are really looking forward to building in Pemberton,” Gradison said. “Our designs will incorporate the charm of Zionsville. We are designing our homes with the beauty of Zionsville in mind: historic architecture, use of natural materials and emphasizing views and landscape with design.”

Pemberton will offer the custom homes of today with all of the available trends and amenities. Viewegh and Associates is looking forward to bringing their own “personal” touch to the community.

President and Founder Joe Viewegh said, “I think what we bring to the community is a personal touch from a builder approach. Our clients are looking for more quality and the ability to build to their specific lifestyle, not a ‘canned’ home for the masses. We are keeping with today’s trends, such as outdoor living spaces now being an extension of the indoor space.

Another one of Pemberton’s builders, G.R. Donaldson, is a design/build project manager. “I work with my customers from the conceptual stage to the completion of their home using local architects and designers,” Donaldson said. “I am glad to be involved in a project in Zionsville because the opportunities to find upper-end custom lots are scarce, and there just aren’t that many opportunities to build custom homes in this market.”

Pemberton’s list of approved builders concludes with Wedgewood Building Company. Business partners Gary McNutt and Bradley Love have extensive experience in the management and direction of the home building process, staying actively involved in everything from the construction process and vendor selection to design inspiration and material selection.

For more information on Pemberton, contact Melissa Hartman at 317-850-5479 or visit the website at