Two Texas Suburbs Make the “Coolest in the Country” List

Thrillist put together a list of the coolest suburbs in the United States and included two from the great state of Texas where we just happen to build — New Braunfels and Pearland. So, how did they choose the coolest Texas suburbs? They took into consideration the quality of the food and drink scene, whether or not it had an easy commute to the nearest city and the uniqueness of the suburb. So if you're looking for a cool place to build your custom dream home, check out these two areas: New Braunfels. A smaller community with just 60,000 residents, New Braunfels was founded in 1845 by German settl…

Owner and CEO Mike Feigin Offers Advice to Homeowners Recovering from the Flood

Mike Feigin, owner and CEO of Design Tech Homes and DTH Restoration & Remodeling, appeared on Click2Houston's Newsmakers with Meteorologist, Khambrel Marshall. Mike discusses some of the confusion among homeowners needing repairs after Hurricane Harvey…

Building, Remodeling, Financing – Three Services from One Source

Our Team is committed to the healing and rebuilding process of Houston and our surrounding communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Whether you're seeking solutions for new construction, restoration or home loans, we will assess your situation, provide information, and help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Leading the way are Barbara and Mike Feigin, Owners of Design Tech Homes and DTH Restoration & Remodeling. As long-time Houston residents and business owners, Barbara and Mike, together with their Team, have the ability to provide real solutions for getting your family b…

Hurricane Recovery Seminar

We are reaching out to homeowners who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. You deserve to weigh all your options before determining your next course of action. On September 9th, please be our guest at our FREE informational seminar presented by Mike Feigin, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Design Tech Homes and DTH Restoration & Remodeling. Mike is infinitely passionate about sharing his knowledge and local expertise. You will learn about your options for: Rebuilding onsite Restoring or remodeling your existing home Building from scratch at a new location Home and renovation loans Know Your…

The All-American-Made Design Tech Home

This 4th of July, come out to tour our all-American-made showcase model home. The Centennial floorplan, designed by Origin Architects and built by Design Tech Homes, is one of 12 showcase homes open daily, year-round for touring at MainStreet America located in Spring, Texas. This two-story Craftsman-style home displays the honesty and simplicity of a truly all-American made home — from the nails, roofing, plumbing, and insulation to the flooring, countertops, and cabinetry. The Centennial's style provides the harmonious blending of function and beauty, space planning and building materials that r…

Design Tech Homes Earns the 2017 Energy Star Market Leader Award

Design Tech Homes is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award winner. This award recognizes the important contribution Design Tech Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building more than 101 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2016. Collectively, this accomplishment is equivalent to reducing C02 emissions by 171 metric tons, or: Growing 4,343 tree seedlings for 10 years Avoiding the consumption of 397 barrels of oil Removing 36 passenger vehicles fro…

Free Workshop: How to Finance Your Home Construction

Building and financing your custom home doesn't have to be hard - if you have the right knowledge to help you take the right approach - right from the start. Come to a special free educational workshop and learn from the experts how you can save time and money when you build your home. You'll learn... How to use lot equity as a down payment for no money down How to qualify to start building now and sell your current home during construction The difference between Single Close and 2X Close loan options Where to find construction loans with as little as 5% down payment How to lock in a fixed rate before co…

Every Design Tech Homeowner Can Breathe Easier

The air in a home built by Design Tech Homes is cleaner than other homes. The air contains less dust and particles. That's because Design Tech Homes are built with a Strata air filtration system by CirrusAir Technologies as a standard feature. The Strata system includes a proprietary 2" pleated air filter right in the HVAC system that pulls dust and other particles out of the air as it passes through the system. The Strata system works well in most Houston area homes with superior results for most homeowners. Allergy sufferers can upgrade the Strata system to the Strata Plus system for a higher level…

Where Is Texas with the Nation’s Top Areas for New Homes?

Texas has been on a hot streak for quite some time when it comes to the housing market and it looks like 2015 will be no different. A report conducted by Realtor.com ranked the top 10 subdivisions and builders, according to closings, between 2012 and 2014 with the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland areas in second and fifth, respectively…

Mortgage Rates and Applications Point to Increased Homeownership

Potential homeowners may want to consider making a decision on purchasing a home for the new year. This seems to be the consensus moving forward with many potential homeowners. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, mortgage applications skyrocketed nearly 50 percent (49.1) from the previous week. The Refinanced Index also jumped 66 percent from the previous week, which ended up at the highest level since July of 2013. Along with these increases was the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, which hit its highest level since September 2013 after increasing…

Housing Market Sour Note Not Indicative of 2014

According to several reports from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 2014, which had been a positive year month-to-month, lost some ground in the final months. Although it's not all bad, it does stand to show that not every month, despite the increasingly positive outlook on the housing market, will be positive…

Why You Should Build Your New Home in 2015

It is the first full week of the new year and with every new year comes new priorities and new resolutions. The pinnacle for every person should be to become a better person and reach for higher goals. One of those goals should include purchasing a new home. There is no better way to start the new year than by establishing yourself and your family for the long term. According to Lowell Pinnock, Houston Division Sales Manager for Design Tech Homes, the best way to prepare for such a life-changing move is by scheduling a time for a free lifestyle and need consultation with one of the New Home Consultants fo…

Should You Move North of Houston?: The Woodlands, Montgomery, and Bentwater

It has been extremely obvious over recent years that Houston, and Texas in general, is the place to buy a home and live. With a tremendously strong economy and a state government that fervently supports businesses of all sizes, the Lone Star State continues to see an influx of new national and international residents. It's no surprise that the fourth largest city gets most of the hype, but it is also the small, surrounding cities that should be given recognition as well. The Woodlands Heading north of Houston, the first stop is The Woodlands, where numerous oil and gas, and energy companies have moved the…

See Your New Custom Home With a Touch of Holiday

Christmas on MainStreet is going on right now at MainStreet America, where 12 of our finest homes are displayed. This is a great opportunity to bring the entire family for an evening of fun and thrills, while also getting the chance to view our homes that are fully decorated in Christmas theme. Each home is fully adorned with Christmas trees, wreaths, nutcrackers, Santa's, and everything else you would want to find in a home during the holiday season. If you're wondering what your home would look like with lights strung on the rooftops or with decorative deer in the front yard, now is the time. Even the V…

Origin Architects Completes Life-Size Gingerbread House

Origin Architects, the architectural firm located inside MainStreet America, completed its seasonal project of a life-sized gingerbread house. The firm designed the holiday house for MainStreet America's annual tradition of Christmas on MainStreet, which is being held every Saturday till Dec. 20. Javier Medina, principal of Origin Architects, said designing and building the gingerbread house was a project his firm took very seriously. Constructing the house took a little more than a week to complete, using PVC pipes for the candy cane chimney stacks, plywood cornice work, scalloped composition shingles si…