2018 Home Resource Guide: Builders & Remodelers – Austin Home Magazine – November 2017

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Austin offers a slew of builders and remodeling firms that have extensive award-winning portfolios.




Avenue B Development
Since 2009 this award-winning construction, remodeling and interiors firm has used timeless craftsmanship to give homes a bit of Austin soul, with a special knack for adding onto older homes. Owner Jeff Bullard worked in national commercial construction before switching to client-centered residential work; today he’s president of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and active in Preservation Austin. (512) 910-9656, avenuebdev.com

BF Homes, LLC

Since 2009, former tech executive Becky Fuller has used her business savvy as one of the premier luxury home builders in Austin. Teaming with top architects and contractors, she personally manages construction of uniquely impressive residences—earning a Texas Legacy of Design Award in 2016 and a Builder Online Grand Winner in 2015. (713) 582-2282, beckyfullerhomes.com


Bonterra Building Design

This husband-and-wife team has combined their expertise—Austin Pitner began his career framing homes and subsequently spent years honing his craft building custom homes and large commercial structures, whereas Brooke Pitner has years of experience managing corporate accounting—to build distinct properties within their clients’ budgets. 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. E-240 PMB 421, (512) 382-1234, bonterrabd.com



CG&S Design-Build

CG&S offers the unique ability to hit three birds with one stone. This full-service Austin home renovation firm includes architects, a construction team and interior design specialists, all of whom work in-house to bring their holistic approach to the design-build process. 402 Corral Lane, (512) 444-1580, cgsdb.com

Dalgleish Construction Company

Dalgleish Construction Company is an architectural home builder based in Austin and specializing in high-end residential construction, remodeling and ranch development. Dalgleish is committed to architectural excellence and has had the privilege of working alongside some of the best architects and interior designers in Central Texas for over three decades. 4019 Spicewood Springs Road, (512) 346-8554, dalgleish.net


David Wilkes Builders

This bespoke builder considers every detail when building or remodeling a home—the firm works to treat each project and portion of a remodel as a handcrafted experience. Working side-by-side with his wife, Catherine, David Wilkes is a green-building professional with expertise in environmentally sound practices. 5450 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 4B, (512) 328-9888, davidwilkesbuilders.com


Dominique Levesque Construction

Dominique Levesque has evolved as an artist since he moved to Austin in 1994. He arrived as an aspiring musician, and seven years later he applied his creativity to launching a house-painting company. This evolved into Dominique Levesque Construction, which has built dozens of homes and additions in town. His eponymous construction firm brings his artistic approach to architects building high-end residential units. (512) 633-1419, dominiquelevesque.com


Don Thomas Builders

Don Thomas’ 25 years in the building trade have made him a go-to partner for prominent architects and artisans. A second-generation builder, he uses quality materials for lasting value and customizes work to the client. From doors, decks and windows to structural engineering and sustainable design, his construction has many satisfied customers throughout Texas. 10919 Crown Colony Dr., (512) 413-8509, donthomasbuilders.com


Drees Homes

A custom home builder in Texas for three decades, Drees has a range of luxury options in Austin and beyond—from quick move-in to design from the ground up. Whether homebuyers want serene seclusion or proximity to city life, they can find their right space through an efficient process with premium customer service. dreeshomes.com


Enve Builders

Your home can be the envy of your neighbors with the help of Enve, which specializes in building high-performance, high-quality and sustainable homes. By implementing green-building technologies in certain aspects of a project, clients can maximize their budget, whether it’s a new custom build or a renovation incorporating improved technology and more durable and attractive materials. 4202 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 203, (512) 431-8005, enveofaustin.com


FIA Homes

A native Texan, Brett Fannin moved to Austin in 2000 and purchased his first home upon arrival. He quickly began investing in the local real estate market, purchasing investment properties, remodeling and reselling homes. Ten years ago, with successful investment projects under his belt, this third-generation builder founded his company on the philosophy of creating contemporary homes that stand the test of time both structurally and aesthetically. 1809 Stanley Ave., (512) 217-6235, fiahomes.com


Kettler-Austin

Since 1989, Kettler-Austin has used a comprehensive approach to make the construction process easier on its clients, assisting them through every phase of the project—from the initial design concept, through the working plans and permitting process, through the construction phase and final installation. 9507 Shady Oaks Dr., (512) 474-2300, kettleraustin.com


Madigan Custom Homes

Madigan Custom Homes builds one-of-a-kind homes in and around Austin with high-end, energy-efficient materials and world-class craftsmanship. Always, the goal is to combine beauty, function and comfort in an environment ideal for the client—from the way the light hits at sunset to the feeling of walking into the kitchen. A streamlined process helps keep the experience stress-free. 5200 Electric Ave., Ste. 720, Spicewood, (512) 264-2772, madigancustomhomes.com


Melde Construction Company

Founded in 1980, this family-owned firm works with fine noted architects to build design-driven renovations, additions and homes. With more than 100 years’ combined experience, Melde has constructed many elegant Austin residences, yet prides itself on a process and company culture that are unafraid of a little fun. (512) 442-4479, meldeconstruction.com


Miars Construction

Two generations of building experience mark the work of this three-man team. Johnny Miars founded the firm in 1978 after studying architecture at UT and realizing that being outdoors actually building the houses was more his style. The company’s constructions and renovations range from a South Congress midcentury modern to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center kiosk. 2001 La Casa Dr., (512) 284-9722, miarsconstruction.com


Moontower

A powerfully collaborative team of builders and designers forged Moontower, known for its creative renovation and addition solutions. Partners Frank Farkash, Greg Esparza and Jeff Munoz founded the company with a passion for crafting dream spaces for inspired, entrepreneurial and creative homeowners. 828 Airport Blvd., (512) 953-9261, moontoweraustin.com


NATiVE

This sustainable contractor specializes in energy-efficient upgrades—think solar (they’ve installed more than 1,000), rainwater-collection systems and improved insulation. The trick is that NATiVE uses innovative products that have low-maintenance costs over time and provide cost-effective solutions, so clients can build the best home possible for the money they have. 201 Cole St., (855) 253-6284, buildnative.com


Olson Defendorf Custom Homes

Olson Defendorf Custom Homes is the 2016 Custom Builder of the Year and is known for building architect-designed, one-of-a-kind custom homes in Austin and surrounding areas, including Westlake, Rollingwood, Bee Cave, Spicewood and Dripping Springs. 3355 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 501, (512) 243-6508, odcustomhomes.com


Pilgrim Building Company

Pilgrim’s philosophy is based on a three-part idea: build efficient and sustainable homes with a holistic approach. Founded in 2000, Pilgrim delivers quality craftsmanship and has a proven track record of creating innovative yet traditional homes built in a safe, new way, improving the air homeowners breathe indoors and out. (512) 707-0760, pilgrimbuilding.com


Realty Restoration

In addition to new construction, this father-son company specializes in designing and building additions and renovations for older Central Texas homes. Much of Realty Restoration’s clientele turns to it for small yet important renovation projects like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms. (512) 454-1661, realtyrestoration.com



Risher Martin

Christopher Risher grew up building custom furniture alongside his father. With a lifelong love for old houses and high craftsmanship, he partnered with third-generation builder Jeremy Martin to found their fine-home construction business. The company boasts a structured system for managing complicated projects: Pre-Construction Services is a process that aligns the key team members—client, architect and builder—and gets everyone working toward a common goal. 4524 Burnet Road, (512) 495-9090, rishermartin.com

Risinger & Co.

This custom homebuilder is known for a building science geared toward Austin’s hot and humid climate. The company was founded on an architect-driven business model, where Risinger’s in-house carpentry staff works directly with the architect to craft fun custom pieces like hidden doors and expert soundproofing. 5126 Burnet Road, (512) 535-4063, risinger.co


Riverside Homes

The biggest asset of Riverside Homes, builder of HGTV’s 2015 Smart Home, is its track record of constructing modern mansions with all the updated technology necessary to keep up with the Joneses. Riverside’s green, urban homes are known for being constructed with clean lines, superior craftsmanship and a keen attention to detail. 1409 W. Sixth St., (512) 473-9930, riversidehomesaustin.com


ROOST Custom Homes

Collectively, ROOST builders David Hernandez and Chad Watkins have more than 30 years of building experience—Hernandez in managing the construction of multifamily and mixed-used developments, and Watkins in producing high-quality family homes. Together, they build custom homes with a focus on detail, function and design. (512) 731-2844, roostcustomhomes.com


Sam Stewart Custom Homes

Additions, remodels and new buildings, including custom and energy-efficient homes, are the forte of this design/construction company based in West Lake Hills. Collaborative projects have ranged from a modern two-story terraced house in Tarrytown to a luxury Lake Austin home with glass walls and unobstructed water views. 5450 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills, (512) 328-9393, stewarthomes.com


Sett Studio

Not your ordinary homebuilder, Sett Studio specializes in environmentally responsible homes and modular studio spaces. The firm builds single-family homes, multifamily structures and commercial properties, but it’s probably best known for its modular studio units that range in size from 80 to 360 square feet. 501 N. IH-35, Ste. 103, (512) 200-2755, settstudio.com


Showcase Builders

This custom builder and remodeler offers new homes, renovations and make-readies throughout Austin and the Hill Country. Whether the project is single-family, multifamily, urban dwelling or vacation getaway, it can turn a client’s vision into a valuable investment property or dream home. The company’s work has won awards in the HCBA Parade of Homes. 1111 E. Polk St., (512) 745-7241, showcasebuilders.com


Spencer Construction

Spencer Construction is best described in one word: innovation. This team prides itself on breaking the status quo of design and construction by providing clients with ingenious, modern and sustainable designs. Working closely with their clients, they strive to constantly improve living spaces to make them more comfortable and more beautiful. (512) 789-4285, spencerconstructionmanagement.com


Texas Construction Company

Constructing sound and beautiful homes is in native Austinite Royce Flournoy’s DNA. His grandfather owned a lumber company and was a well-known builder and developer in his day. Twenty years ago, Flournoy founded his own construction company and has been partnering with some of the region’s best architects and building some of the city’s most creative residences ever since. 4622 Burnet Road, (512) 451-8050, txconstruct.com


Tripathi Builder


New builds, restorations and remodels of homes and offices are expertly done in collaboration with name architects like Miró Rivera, Lake|Flato and Ryan Street. Recent projects include a remodel of a midcentury Balcones Drive “tree house/ ship’s hull” from the ground up, using limestone from the original exterior for continuity indoors and out. (512) 220-6091, tripathibuilder.com


Waller Bldg. Co.

Native Texan David Volk graduated from UT, honed his hands-on construction skills in Fredericksburg and launched the sustainable home improvement store TreeHouse—then founded Waller Bldg. Co. to return to the creativity of building. He and Connor Duffie, an A&M grad experienced in landscape, commercial and high-end residential work, collaborate with architects and owners to produce many prized Austin homes. wallerbuild.com


White Wing Custom Homes

Led by owner/general contractor Jason Francis, this three-man firm teams with owners, architects and designers to build high-quality homes on time and on budget. Services include new construction, remodels and site work, and projects run the gamut from South Austin renovation to modern farmhouse. All work is warrantied and makes use of the best suppliers and artisans in the business. 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., E-240 #221, (512) 893-5999, whitewinghomes.com



Zach Savage Custom Homes

Making a house “all about you” is Zach Savage’s mantra. He’s built every type of home on every budget for over a decade, and he started his firm to deliver quality living spaces with personal customer service. He meets with clients to establish needs, considers details from flooring to finances, and remains available throughout the process for questions and concerns. (512) 801-2488, zachsavagehomes.com

 


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