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Custom Home Builder in Medina, TX
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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 servicing Medina and the surrounding areas, 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.
Don’t let your dream home die because it appears overwhelming. Instead, partner with Design Tech Homes and see your dream home come to life in Medina, TX!
Getting a custom home in Medina is easy with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.
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 Medina
At Design Tech Homes, we do more than build your dream home; we partner with you in the process.
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
Medina is a small, unincorporated community in Bandera County, Texas. It is located in south-central Texas, just northwest of San Antonio. It is a part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The little community is surrounded by a beautiful, rugged Texas landscape and it is famous for its apples. In fact, it is sometimes known as “Apple Capital of Texas,” and “The Apple of the Hill Country’s Eye.”
Before building your new dream home, it is critical to understand the codes and permitting required in each jurisdiction. Our design and permit teams have an in-depth knowledge of what is required to work in Medina, and we ensure all permits are acquired and all work meets applicable building codes. This includes:
- International Residential Code
- International Plumbing Code
- International Gas Code
- International Conservation Code
- National Electric Code
- International Building Code
Choosing the right home builders in the Medina area is the most important decision in building a forever home. For us, it’s not just about the way the home looks but also how the home feels and functions. As a top-rated home contractor in Medina, TX, Design Home Tech looks at both the big picture and the small details to make sure we get it exactly right for you.
We start by ensuring the design is exactly what you want and need. Then we create a plan that makes the design a reality using site-specific engineered foundations, industry-leading framing home wraps, Tyvek home wrap and more. Our homes meet all applicable municipal and HOA codes, and we participate in the Guardian Certified Inspection Program. If we own your own land in Medina, we will build on your lot and provide you with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year Structural Warranty.
Most of Medina is served by the Medina Independent School District:
Located outside of San Antonio, Medina has plenty to do in the surrounding regions, including:
- The Twisted Sisters Scenic Drive
- Vine on the Rocks Winery
- Wheeler Ranch
- Love Creek Orchards and Cider Mill
- Bandera City Park
- Outlaw Outfitters Horseback Adventures
- Town Mountain Miniatures Museum
- Everything nearby San Antonio has to offer!
You don’t want to work with just any custom home builder when planning your dream home. You want a team that cares about your needs and desires. That is one of the many reasons that make us stand out from other home builders in the area. We listen when you speak and use that information 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.
Medina, TX was established as early as 1865. It survived principally on the livestock industry and recreational hunting, up until the 1980s when apple farming was introduced to the area. In 1980, Baxter Adams Jr. started experimenting with dwarf apple trees. By 1984, his apples were ready for the market.
Adams’ dwarf apple trees produced regular-sized apples with a sweeter taste than large-tree varieties. These dwarf trees proved an extremely efficient use of the land, and the orchards thrived. Soon Adams had over 300,000 trees that produced 100 tons of fruit and more orchards were planted each year.
If you pass through the area, be sure to visit Love Creek Orchards and Cider Mill and taste some local fruit and cider. You might go to the Apple Store and Patio Cafe as well, and try out some fresh apple ice cream or apple pie.
We serve the following Medina zip codes: 78055 and other surrounding zip codes.
“Design Tech Homes built my home back in 2016. They did a great job! I started experiencing some issues with my master door and the warranty department had a quick turn around and came out to get my door fixed. I would recommend design tech homes 100%!”
“I went and looked at the model homes and all I can say is wow! They had a range of model homes to look at and the quality of the homes were top notch.I just loved the details in every home I looked at. The sales people were professional and accommodating. They answered all of my questions even though I am not ready to build just yet.I even got a chance to meet Mike, the owner. I found him to be very knowledgable and trustworthy. Once I am ready to build, I will definitely be using Design Tech.”
“We’re currently in the process of building with Design Tech. Overall, my family and I are completely satisfied with the process so far, even though Covid, shortage of workers and delayed deliveries have seemed to slow down the build. The Design Tech team was very helpful from the very beginning. From the initial talks, to pre-design, all the way to construction, every team member has been very helpful. Everyone that we have worked with has really taken the time to walk us through every stage and answer any questions that we may have had. We are excited to see our finished home and would recommend Design tech to anyone in the market to build on their own land.”
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 one of the first custom home builders 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 are not limited to, things such 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.
Build Your Dream Home!
Everyone deserves to have a home that is right for them, and that is what you can get when you hire us for your project. Are you ready to build on your lot in Medina? Call us today to schedule an appointment with our design team.
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