Our Story


Our history

Centennial Homes was formed in 2015 by Alan Howard and Scott Underwood. Prior to forming Centennial, Alan built over 3,800 homes and served as principle for a large homebuilding firm in Birmingham. Previous, he owned a custom homebuilding company that created homes in the Greystone, Highland Lakes and Brook Highland neighborhoods in Birmingham.

Since 1998, Scott has held a real estate license broker license. For over 20 years, he was focused on marketing new homes for builders and was instrumental in the development of operations of the company where Alan served as principle. Alan and Scott built a great working relationship over the 10 years they worked together. Before Centennial, Scott formed Prominence Homes in 2013 and has built over 500 homes. Since 2018, Prominence has focused primarily on building homes for investors for the rental market.

Why Centennial?

Centennial Homes prides itself on creating timeless, built-to-last home designs. Centennial was selected to join the Mt. Laurel Builder’s Guild in 2018 and has built homes at The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama, as well as exceptional homes at Smith Lake in Cullman, Alabama. With Centennial, you receive full transparency throughout the entire building process. Scott and Alan strive to be on-site for every job and work hard to exceed expectations for every build.

Centennial Homes has won Gold and Silver Awards from the Greater Birmingham Homebuilders Association for entries in the Parade of Homes, an award-winning, nationally-recognized event that showcases the best and brightest innovations and trends in home design. When you choose Centennial, you can be confident you’re investing in quality craftsmanship and a home built to last.

“It’s an honor to be able to create these builds that our customers call ‘home.’ We are building art that will be around after we’re gone.”


– Scott Underwood