Create Your Perfect Home

With so many businesses out there, it can be hard to find a vendor you can trust to complete your home remodel or custom build. Our team has worked with several contractors, custom home builders and remodelers over the years. Below, you'll find our recommendations for local vendors who can tackle any project, big or small. If spending is your concern, we have contractors, home builders and remodelers to fit any budget. While we can't guarantee the work of the vendors on our list, they are businesses and people our Realtors trust and have enjoyed working with in the past. To see more service recommendations from our team, check out our Preferred Vendors page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us today!

Austin Custom Home Builders and Remodelers

Company Contact Website Phone Number Price Range Service Offered
T. Laney Platium Construction Terry Laney tlaneyplatinum.com 512-263-9993 Any Custom Homes and Remodels
Roman Leal Construction & Design Roman Leal www.romanlealconstruction.com 512-228-2333 Any Remodels and Renovations
Mark Moucklers, AIA Mark Moucklers Not Available 512-261-0698 Any  
Emerald Crest Development, LLC Art Duncan Not Available 512-917-9693 Any  

Steps to Building Your Home

Whether you're building with a major production builder or designing your own home from the foundation up, the steps to building a new home are very similar. Use our guide below to learn what to expect when building a home in the Austin area.

Production Builders

Several of Austin's most popular communities, including Rough Hollow, Circle C, Rocky Creek and Belterra, feature beautiful homes designed and built by major production builders. Some of the most popular and high-quality builders in the Austin area include Drees Custom Homes, Taylor Morrison Homes and Highland Homes, just to name a few. Most production builders offer a wide range of customizable features and upgrades for the outside and inside of a home that fit the personal style and budget of each buyer. However, most builders only provide a set number of floor plans that aren't typically customizable. When you purchase a new home from a production builder, expect to make a down payment before construction begins, followed by the final payment after the home is complete.

Custom Builders

In addition to master-planned suburban communities, Austin is also home to luxury neighborhoods full of unique custom homes. Some of these include Barton Creek, Spanish Oaks and Seven Oaks. Choosing to build a custom home from the ground up means your options are virtually unlimited when it comes to design, features and materials. However, building a custom home requires the buyer to be much more involved in the building process, from designing a floor plan to choosing all building materials. One of the most important decisions a buyer must make when building a custom home is how much to spend. Once you decide on a budget, stick to it! Unsuspected fees and other costs can arise during the building process, so make sure you include room for incidentals in your budget. Typically, custom builders are paid regularly throughout the construction process.