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Custom Home Builder in Canyon Lake, TX
Your Vision Is Our Mission
Our Goal: Making your dream home come true
If you want to build your dream home, you may be feeling overwhelmed when you think about designing your own custom home.Read more
All the layout options, choosing materials, contracting the work, and other intricate details are discouraging to think about.
At Design Tech Homes, we are a custom home builder, and we understand how complicated and overwhelming building a custom home can feel. That is why we developed a design plan where we walk with you along every step of the process.
We listen to your dreams, plans, and vision for your new home; and then we do the hard work in turning those dreams for your custom home into a reality. We also have multiple model homes so you can visualize different layouts, products, and options.
Getting your custom Canyon Lake home is easy with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.
Model home tours
Custom home seminar
Land and homesite evaluation
On-site, full-service financing
DESIGN / BUILD
Floor plan assistance
On-site, interior design service
Quality assurance certification
Walk-through and acceptance
Extended warranty coverage
Future remodeling services
As a family-owned business, we’re here for you
We know that choosing a custom home builder is a big step. No homeowner wants to partner with a contractor who does poor work or forgets them when issues arise.Read more about building in the Canyon Lake area
At Design Tech Homes, we do more than build your dream home; we partner with you in the process.
Canyon Lake consists of six communities (Startzville, Canyon City, Hancock, Cranes Mill, Sattler and Fischer) whose proximity to the beautiful Guadalupe River and its Canyon Lake Reservoir has earned the area the nickname, Water Recreation Capital of Texas. This Hill Country jewel is gradually being discovered, and we welcome the opportunity to be your custom home builder in Canyon Lake, Tx.
We can build on your lot in Canyon Lake, Tx, whether you choose to overlook the rolling hills or the sparkling water. After you buy the land, you can select one of our floor plans, bring your own blueprints or work with our architects to design your dream home. Let us build your new forever home, and we’ll take the care and time to give you the features that best suit your lifestyle.
We listen to you as you share your vision of raising your family, having friends over, and hosting the family Thanksgiving meal.
As a family-owned business, Design Tech Homes always wants our customers to take priority. Since our first custom home in 1997, we have valued every customer we have served throughout Texas.
Our customer’s peace of mind is why we follow every applicable code when we build your custom home. It’s why every home we build comes with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and 20-year Structural Warranty.
To ensure that our custom homes are built with quality, we are the only home builder in Central TX that is part of the Guardian Certified Inspection Program. This program requires 3rd-party certified inspections be performed at 10 critical stages of construction.
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
Get peace of mind
Every home is built to last and covered under a 20-year limited structural warranty
Since our establishment in 1997, Design Tech Homes has worked hard to become one of the premier home builders in Houston and Central Texas. Today, as we grow and expand our territory further into Central Texas, we have the knowledge and expertise to build your dream home on your lot in Canyon Lake, TX, while offering you a wide range of options. We can even build you a 100 percent green home or just incorporate some of the features. Whatever you decide, all our homes are well insulated and energy efficient.
The International Residential Code (IRC) is a comprehensive code that establishes a minimum standard for many of the components involved in the construction or repair of a one-or two family-residence, one-to-three stories high. Covered elements include building materials, plumbing, electrical systems and energy efficiency. Individual communities may expand on these minimum regulations. You may rest assured that we are familiar with all the building codes that apply to Canyon Lake new home construction. In addition, we offer our own GUARDIAN CERTIFIED INSPECTION PROGRAM™ in which third-party inspectors come on-site to check the work at 10 critical construction stages.
When you’re in the market for a new home and are interested in working with one of the local home builders, you don’t need to look any further than Design Tech Homes. Since 1997, our family-owned business has been helping thousands of Texas residents realize their dream of owning a custom-built home. You buy the lot, and we’ll build the home using energy-efficient materials and LED lighting that lower utility bills while keeping the interior comfortable all year long. If you wish, you may also choose to include environment-friendly solar power and bamboo floors in your design.
Canyon Lake is part of the Comal Independent School District that encompasses 589 square miles, 11 communities and education from pre-kindergarten through high school on 30 campuses for more than 23,000 students.
Canyon Lake’s proximity to Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos gives commuting college students easy access to some of the finest schools in Texas including::
The area comes alive as the weather warms and swimming, sailing, tubing, scuba diving, fishing and hiking provide hours of pleasure for residents and visitors. Although Canyon Lake has a limited amount of local shopping, entertainment and fine-dining restaurants, its location between San Antonio and Austin provides world-class opportunities for anyone who wants to spend an hour or a day enjoying what these bustling cities have to offer. The peace and quiet of Canyon Lake will always welcome you back home.
- Lake Canyon Yacht Club
- Lakeside Golf Club
- Guadalupe River Adventures
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- Canyon Cigar
- Alibi Boutique
- Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
- Guadalupe River State Park
- Overlook Park
- Comal Park
- Jacobs Creek
- Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
- Silver Sage Grille
- Gennaro’s Trattoria
- Bare Bull BBQ
You don’t want to work with just any home building company when planning your dream home. You want a team that cares about your needs and desires, and that is one of the many things that make us here at Design Tech Homes stand out from other home builders in the area. We listen when you speak and use the information you give us to craft our approach, which is how we give you exceptional results. Building a home is no small choice, and we will treat you the way we would want someone to treat us: like family.
We serve the following zip codes in the Canyon Lake, TX, area: 78070, 78130, 78132, 78133, 78623 and other zip codes in Comal County.
“We did it!!! We have finally finished our forever home with Design Tech Homes!! YAY!!! As with everyone else, we started out talking to many custom home builders until we FINALLY decided on Design Tech. What made us decide to pick them? It was their unmatched customer service and know-how of the home building process. The owner, Mike Feigin, is very knowledgeable about home building and if you have not attended one of his seminars, you should.”
“Very affordable and super clean!”
“Great company. Employees are very professional and knowledgeable. DTH built a beautiful home for us. Materials are top notch, they don’t cut corners. The amount quoted to build was accurate. We did not have to come up with any additional funds. As a matter of fact, we received a refund for money not used. There is another home in our neighborhood built by DTH. The homeowners were very gracious and let me see their home. Construction of their home is also top quality and they spoke highly of DTH. We love our home and all our neighbors tell us we have a beautiful home. Travis our construction manager, went above and beyond his call of duty to accommodate and always returned our calls. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. God blessed us with a beautiful home and grateful that we chose DTH. I would highly recommend DTH to anyone.”
Do I have to own land?
In order to execute an agreement to build your home, you will need to have a property either owned or under contract to close, soon.
Does Design Tech Homes own any lots that I can buy?
We are a custom home builder that has specialized and one of the first to introduce the “Build on your Land” concept. We currently do not own any lots or land for you to purchase, however, we are constantly looking for available properties to purchase and this may change in the future.
Do you help us find land?
Our sales team can assist you in finding a Realtor® to help you locate a property to purchase.
What are Site Costs?
Site costs include things that are not part of the structure, things that allow your home to be built on the property, and things that provide utility services to the home. Site Costs may include, but not limited to, such things as Septic/Sewer, Water-line/Water Wells, electrical service to the home, driveways, sidewalks, culverts, additional grading material, additional foundation height, etc.
Are Site Costs included in your base prices?
Site costs are estimated during our initial site visit with you, your sales consultant, and the Construction & Area Managers; and then added to the cost of the project.
Can I do my own Site work?
You may perform certain site work on your property; in fact, most of the site work can be done by the land owner. We have specific guidelines to follow to ensure certain site work is performed properly. Your sales consultant can explain and help guide you through this process.
What is the average price per square foot for a custom home?
Custom Home Pricing includes a wide variety of variables that can dramatically affect the price of the project, so it is virtually impossible to quote an average. One small example: let’s compare a 50×50 home which has 2,500 square feet; but so does a 25×100 home. However, the 50×50 home only has 200 LF of frame and slab, when the 25×100 home has 250 LF. So, without even upgrading anything, you already have 50 LF more of framing, flooring, sheetrock, etc. So although it may be frustrating and appear your sales consultant is trying to dance around the question, he/she cannot answer it without knowing everything there is to know about the entire project, before pricing. We run about $120-$160/sf on average.
Can I provide my own materials, such as light fixtures or appliances?
You can select certain materials for your home; however, because we warrant your home and the installation of the materials, we must purchase them for you and have them installed by our vendors (i.e. trades, workers, laborers). If there are certain things you want, please consult with your sales consultant, immediately. Chances are, we carry the same product in our selection line or at least something very comparable.
I know several people that do certain things, like electricians and plumbers, can I use them?
All of our vendors must pass rigorous company guidelines to ensure your home is being built by the highest quality craftsman or licensed professions in the field. However, if you do have a specific vendor you’d like for us to use, please consult with you sales person, immediately, and he/she can get them in touch with the department that handles certifying all our vendors.
I want to finish my own interiors, will you build unfinished spaces?
We do construct unfinished spaces, such as future bonus rooms in attics, etc. However, we cannot construct an unfinished space in any area that would be considered as part of the livable square footage of the home. Please consult with your sales person and they can help guide you through this process.
Do you build GREEN?
Most of the materials used today in residential construction must be “green” per IBC’s (International Building Codes). For example, all paints must be free of or have very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). And, virtually all lumber is made from forest where they practice re-planting. If you have specific questions about any material, please consult with your sales person.
What if I want to use foam insulation instead of your BIB® system?
We build to the highest energy levels per the Energy Star Certified Program®. In fact, we are typically the only “custom builder” listed on the Houston or San Antonio area per their web site. Therefore, we feel the BIB® System is a proven method of insulation. However, yes, we will use foam insulation if you still feel you would like it in place of the BIB® System. Your sales person can price this for you.
Can I include a pool in my plans?
Yes – we can assist you with including a pool in your project. We do not construct pools; however, we can work with your pool contractor and incorporate it into the project. You should consult with your lender, if financing, to ensure they will allow this to occur.
Do I have to sell my house first?
Most of our clients do not have to sell their current home before starting the construction process. This will be a topic to discuss with the construction lenders that you consider using.
How long does it take from start to finish?
Currently about 10-12 months from signing a contract to move-in. Location and size of project can vary timing.
Do you work on Allowances or a Fixed Cost?
We are a fixed cost builder. Initially we have some allowances as place holders in our contract, but once all selections are finalized, we offer a fixed cost for the entire project.
What is your warranty on the home?
1 year builder “bumper-to-bumper” warranty, ACES Warranty, Manufacturer’s Warranties
Do you handle the HOA/Architectural Control Committee approvals? What about Permits?
Yes. We will submit for, coordinate, and handle all aspects of obtaining approvals, permits, and any surveys needed.
Can you give me some references?
Absolutely. We can share references of clients in different stages of the process, as well as those with completed homes.
What if something doesn’t turn out right, or needs to be changed during construction?
We always want you to be completely satisfied. We will always do what is right, and help you get exactly what you want. We can make changes during construction if required, and is not uncommon for adjustments to be considered. “Whatever it takes!” is our perspective.
How many homes has DTH built?
Years in business? We have built nearly 3000 homes in Texas over the past 23 years.
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Imagine a home built to the same high standards of a Design Tech Home – with the same excellent craftsmanship, turnkey service, and quality assurance – built on your lot at a more affordable price. Introducing DTH Classic Homes…our new line of ready-to-build, classically styled homes. Now you can enjoy the look and feel of a custom home, without the custom price. Timeless design meets discerning value.
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