Midlothian, Inc., owned by Gay Irby, has been building remarkable custom homes in the central and southern VA areas for years. In those years, she’s developed a unique style of home and an even more unique method of design. A General Contractor with a Class A license, Gay’s endearing personality and her desire to create that special design to fit each individual homeowner has resulted in a home building process that attracts the most discerning customer. As one of only a few female custom home builders in VA, Midlothian’s homes represent interior designs and quality craftsmanship to satisfy every desire.

We like to listen and provide unlimited choices.

We don’t trap a homeowner into what the home builder wants to build. We’ll customize virtually every element of the home, right down to the trim on a custom wall unit. Knowing what type of home you want to build enables us to provide realistic allowances for flooring, cabinets, light and plumbing fixtures, and other amenities. Therefore the allowances we provide our homeowners seldom result in overspending at the end of the project. Our change orders are usually less than 2%. We want your new or renovated home to function for your lifestyle and personality — besides, this is the place in which you’ll spend most of your time.

If you want it unique and you want it right, call Gay.

We focus our attention on the right products at the right price. Gay personally travels to other cities throughout the east coast to view a broader array of products for the home. This results in an expansive list of options and opportunities for the homeowner. A long list of Parade of Homes awards is a testament to the sophisticated and creative designs that make Midlothian homes so magnificent.

There’s always something unique about every house.

Cutting edge designs. Artistic perspective with functionality. Changes on the job — no problem! We build homes to your personal desires and expectations. We provide the design and decorating services at no extra cost to you. This creates a unique situation in which we are able to envision the final look while designing your new home. We’ll discuss the type of look you want to achieve, discuss interior and exterior space, understand lifestyles — then we’ll design a home just for you and recommend ideas for the finishing touches.


  • Born in Kenbridge, VA — raised with small town values
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Mary Washington University
  • Personally holds a Class A Contractor’s license
  • Former President of Southside Home Builders Association and Board Member for many years
  • Southside Home Builders Association Home Builder of the Year
  • Member of Richmond Home Builders Association
  • Recipient of Parade of Homes Gold Awards and many other awards for her unique homes
  • Has been building custom homes and renovating historic homes since 1988
  • Her historic home named "Midlothian" has been on tour for Historic Garden Week in Virginia
  • "Midlothian" has also been on tour for the Lunenburg Historic Society