Design Tech Homes makes building your family’s dream home simple with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.
Visit UsModel home tours, custom home seminars, land and homesite evaluation. On-site, full-service financing.
Floor plan assistance, on-site interior design service, as well as excellent craftsmanship. Third-party inspections.
Quality assurance certification, walk-through and acceptance. Extended warranty coverage and future remodeling services
Over 20 years of quality assurance
Lower your utility bills
Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by ENERGY STAR
Breathe a little easier
Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by Indoor airPLUS
Demand quality assurance
Only custom builder in Texas to undergo 3rd-party GUARDIAN™ certified inspections at 10 stages
Have questions about building on land you own? Read our guide and FAQ’s below.
You can also read our recent blog post: 14 things you need to know when building on your lot in Texas, or register for an upcoming webinar.
Choosing your homesite is just as important as the design and construction of your new home.
Before construction begins, there are many aspects to consider. It doesn’t matter if your lot is in Houston, San Antonio, or one of the nearby areas, in order to make the best decision for your home’s location, it is important that you gather as much information as possible about the following:
- Deed restrictions
- Subdivision infrastructure
- Site development costs
- Public or private streets
- Flood plain locations
- Driveways and roads
- Location and amenities
Site Evaluation & Planning
Specializing in build-on-your-lot construction, Design Tech employs professional site managers who are trained in site evaluation and development for your new home.
Your site manager will visit your property with you and then assist with:
- Placement of the home
- Survey evaluation
- Site clearing requirements
- Construction access options
- Topography-related issues
- Soil and foundation information
- Utility requirements
Your site manager will visit your property with you and then assist with:Your site manager will not only aid in the assessment of your land and property, but will also provide comprehensive solutions for building your home.
This is part of our site total project coordination and is our way of simplifying the home building process for you.
Design Tech Homes constructs foundations that are engineered to meet the soil conditions and topography of your property.
Because of diverse soil conditions, what would be appropriate for a foundation in one location may be inadequate in another. Knowing the condition of your property is critical in designing the appropriate foundation for your new custom home.
Therefore, Design Tech Homes requires independent soil testing on each homesite. An independent licensed engineer reviews the foundation plans and certifies the type of foundation and design for your specific home and lot.
Professional engineers provide a detailed report on the condition of the soils, including its expansiveness, bearing capacity, and potential for shifting.
Since your foundation is one of the most important elements of your new custom home, we know you will appreciate the benefits of this service. It is another way we go above and beyond the standard practices of many homebuilders today.
Before we begin building your Design Tech home, we can help you with all the pre-construction preparations for your project, including:
- Obtaining the necessary permits
- Setting up the septic system
- Drilling water lines and wells
- Demolishing existing structures
- Preparing the lot and driveways
- Architectural control approval
As a turnkey home builder, our project managers and office team are equipped and trained to handle all the necessary paperwork and permitting for your project.
Our goal is to keep your family free to do what you really want: dream about your new home and anticipate moving into it!
Have questions or want more information? Talk to one of our knowledgeable New Home Consultants at one of our locations:
- Houston office: 281-355-1591, or visit our Houston MainStreet America showroom.
- San Antonio office: 830-980-5558, or visit our San Antonio Model Home Park.
5 Facts When You Choose Design Tech Homes To Build Your Home in Texas
When it comes to building the home of your dreams, we know you’re going to have questions about when and how to construct a new home on your privately-owned land. We’ve been at the forefront of building luxury, custom homes for Texas residents for 20 years. With the experience of building more than 2,000 homes, we’ve become experts at balancing new home construction with lot requirements to ensure they are a perfect match. Read more and see why DTH makes sense when it comes to building on your land.
Often, many custom home builders will offer only a handful of inflexible design ideas with little room for deviation, meaning that your options are limited to a templated design. We believe each home should be as unique as the homeowner. Every detail – from each appliance to every bathroom fixture and everything in between – can determine the difference between having a unique, self-inspired home and having a cookie-cutter house that sacrifices utility for “the easy way”.
Fact: Design Tech Homes offers customization at every level. Whether you choose to build from a unique set of drawings or from one of our optimized floor plans, we offer total flexibility, and the ability to have your home designed your way. Our architectural staff is experienced in managing any level of design, development, and implementation that is required of your new home.
Learn more about how DTH’s design process means having the ability to make your dream home truly yours.
In the past, building a new home meant making trade-offs when it comes to energy efficiency and steps needed to build an environmentally-friendly home, even if it saved considerable dollars on your utility and electricity costs over time. Today, there are still home builders who do not include, or even offer, certain amenities that could benefit the homeowner’s bottom line and their family’s well-being. Design Tech Homes recognizes that home ownership includes costs associated with energy and utility bills, as well as the annual costs required to keep a home in optimal shape for years to come. We believe that with our Texas weather and climate, an exceptionally built, modern home must cover all needs for the full life of the home.
Fact: Design Tech Homes requires that every single custom-built home be built, verified, and exceed Energy Star specifications. This means that your next home isn’t simply eco-friendly, but it is constructed with your family’s heath and your financial bottom line in mind. We offer appliances that won’t wreak havoc on your yearly energy costs. We make sure that insulation and moisture control systems are in place and continue to prevent unnecessary costs in the summer and winter months. We also construct your home to protect it from climate-related issues such as mold, mildew, and water damage.
See why Design Tech Homes and our Energy Star partnership allows you to have industry-leading, eco-friendly construction without compromising your comfort or costing you a fortune.
When choosing a builder, it’s wise to judge beyond the look of their homes. It is important to know what steps are taken to processes are in place inside and out to ensure quality construction. From the wiring to the insulation, a meticulous, attention-to-detail approach is vital.
Fact: Design Tech Homes doesn’t just build homes to meet the basic, requisite codes set forth by municipalities and HOA, our standards are set much higher because we choose to build the best home possible for our homeowners. That is why we voluntarily participate in the Guardian Certified Inspection Program. Participation in this program means an independent inspector is present at your home site to audit and verify the construction of your home with an extensive 10-point check. They focus on all the critical stages of construction, from the pre-placement of your foundation to the final energy code checks needed to ensure that your energy efficient home is as optimal as we said it would be.
We also believe that the home building process demands checks and balances are in place to prevent unforeseen conditions throughout the life of each home. This is why, in addition to the standard, 1-year Workmanship Warranty, we were the first in the industry to establish a superior 20-year limited Structural Warranty. This additional protection is in place in every home, every time – and it is truly what makes a Design Tech home different.
Learn more about the assurances you can receive with DTH and rest assured that we stand by the homes that we build.
Whether you’re looking to build a new home out in the Texas Hill Country or somewhere closer to town, or right in the middle of the city, there are a lot of questions that will need to be addressed before the shovels ever break ground. Permits will need to be produced, utilities will need to be realized, determination of flood plain status, and the components of your geographic topography will be required. All of these issues, including site evaluation and logistical planning can be handled smoothly if, and only if, you have the right builder.
Fact: When you build with Design Tech Homes, an experienced site manager will visit your property and assist you with the numerous aspects that go into building a home based on your unique situation. Because conditions vary based on topography, soil, water, and construction-specific requirements, we perform a full examination of conditions to make sure that pre-construction preparations are done right the first time.
To see the kind of attention to detail that DTH puts into each new construction site, learn more about why we’re the best choice for building on your land.
Whether you have a preferred lender or believe that shopping around for a great mortgage deal is the best option, you need to make sure you have the right people in place with your best interests in mind. Because building on your own property is different than purchasing a spec home from a community builder, your needs will be different due to the uniqueness of your landowner/contractor relationship.
Fact: Design Tech Homes works in partnership with a highly reputable, preferred lender that offers a myriad of financing options for your new custom home. In addition, our innovative Start Smart program option, allows you to start new home construction while reducing or eliminating some of the construction financing costs that may occur.
Design Tech Homes is one of the largest, family-owned custom home builders in the Lone Star State. We’ve satisfied thousands of families by building luxurious, modern homes designed to be both livable and exceptional for families and their guests for generations to come. From San Antonio to the Houston metropolitan area, Corpus Christi to Austin/Round Rock and over to Bryan-College Station, and all points in-between, we build where you want to live.