Torel Custom Homes SedonaBeth Tortorello

Beth Tortorello brings almost two decades of real estate experience to the Torel team. Representing Torel Custom Homes since 1997 she works closely with new home buyers and real estate agents in Sedona and beyond.

Beth exudes cheerful confidence and is a joy to work with. The focus and discipline she brings to her work came early to Beth having accomplished a BA and MS degree in music education at the Aaron Copeland School of Music. She cares deeply about her clients. Her uncompromising attention to detail, her ability to listen attentively and communicate clearly all the aspects of the design/build process are her special gifts. It probably helped that Beth was a music educator in New York for ten years and has raised two wonderful sons with Chris!

Having lived in five Torel homes, beautifully designed and built by her husband Chris, Beth brings a unique perspective to the Torel design/build process. Beth will tell you this:

“Chris is a perfectionist. Our family has grown up in Torel homes. We know first hand the Torel approach to home building with uncompromising devotion to detail and excellence. Because we know our product so well we can offer our clients that extra special attention and care that experienced home owners expect and are looking for.”

The Torel inventory of fine homes is always changing. Some designed homes are yet to break ground and many options are still available. Other Torel homes may be newly framed out and others are awaiting finishing decisions like fine cabinetry, surface textures, flooring, wall coating and paint. 

Spend some time in the Torel showroom with Beth Tortorello. It always begins with questions and getting to know your dreams and wishes. It’s an exciting and
highly creative back and forth. Beth will then walk you through and detail the Torel design/build process so that you are full informed and know your options.

One of Beth’s greatest joys is helping her clients find or have designed and built the Torel home of their dreams! Contact Beth today!


Chris Tortorello

Chris Tortorello Torel Custom Homes Sedona AZ

With the visionary eye of an artist and the assured hand of a professional builder, Chris Tortorello has created numerous custom dream homes in the Sedona Area, each as unique as the people who live in them. These special homes are easy to recognize — they’re the ones that seem born from the red rock landscape, with an inviting presence inside and out that eases the soul and inspires the heart. As founder and owner of Torel Building, Chris brings more than 30 years of experience, and the dedication of a man who loves his life’s work to the process of creating the home you’ve always imagined in this special land.

The landscape, in fact, is the starting point for all Torel-built homes. The lots natural features, and its place in the larger landscape, are some of the guiding principles in every homes design. It would be a disservice to the land, and the home, to do it any other way, Chris says. He combines these principles with the ideas and lifestyle requirements of the owners to create a home that’s in harmony with its environment and its inhabitants.

As one of the rare individuals who builds as well as designs homes, Chris personally oversees each project undertaken by Torel Custom Homes, supervising his team of handpicked contractors and craftspeople on a daily basis. Its all part of a process he finds deeply satisfying. “I love taking an idea, working with the various elements and forms through the design process, and bringing a new home into reality,” he says.

Chris moved to Sedona with his family from New York in 1996, where he had owned and operated his own custom home building business for 13 years. Now with his Sedona-based company, Torel Custom Homes, he finds inspiration in the traditions of Southwest architecture and Sedona’s natural surroundings, and his designs have quickly become a cornerstone of the Sedona lifestyle.

We would be honored to show you what we can create together in Sedona! -Beth and Chris

Visit: www.torelbuilding.com to learn more about Torel Custom Homes.
Thank you, Chris, for all the time and effort you put into our beautiful new Torel home. We know you are an artist and each home is your creation. Thanks so much for giving us a place we can enjoy for years to come! The home is so much more than we expected to find. We appreciate your patience and thoughtfulness. We feel we found a new friend. – Robert and Pricilla