Prima Builders
A name you can trust


  • National Association of Home Builders
  • New Jersey Builders Association
  • HOPE Sheds Light, Co-founder
  • The HOPE Center
  • Ocean County College Foundation
  • Shore Builders Association of Central NJ, Inc., Past President POAC
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

When Prima Builders began as new home builders under the Prima family name, its vision was unique – to create intimate communities with distinctive custom homes and fresh, creative floor plans that offer the best lifestyle for homeowners.

Arvo Prima began building in the Toms River area in the 1980s, starting with smaller 10-15 custom home subdivisions. Through the years, Arvo continued working in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and began building 15-20 lot communities that featured 5-6 exquisite models.

Flash forward to today, and most of Prima Builders’ success can be attributed to the unwavering partnerships that Arvo has fostered through the years with his reliable and hardworking staff, tradespeople, architects, designers, suppliers, manufacturers and local affiliations. The Prima team’s ability to be receptive to new and creative home designs in an ever-changing environment has given them the ability to always stay ahead of the curve.

So, when you are looking to buy or build a home, look for the Prima name. You will know you’ve found a new homebuilder that strives for excellence and delivers on its promises.

Arvo - HOPE Sheds Light


Our work with nonprofit HOPE Sheds Light

Arvo Prima has dedicated years of his time, talent and services to HOPE Sheds Light. As one of three co-founders, Arvo started HOPE as a resource for individuals and families impacted by addiction. Since 2013, Prima has organized an Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk on the Seaside Heights boardwalk with the goal of raising funds and awareness for HOPE Sheds Light. The 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk took place in September 2017 and garnered 2,000 attendees plus media coverage and community support. The day was dedicated to honoring love ones who were lost to addiction, as well as those who are still sick and suffering. It also emphasized the importance of addiction education and family recovery. To learn more about HOPE Sheds Light, visit


FAME Award

Winner - 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010

BEAM Award

Winner – 2019, 2018, 2015, 2011

SAM Award

Winner – 2024, 2019, 2018, 2012