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Custom Home Builder in New Braunfels, 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.

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Getting your custom New Braunfels home is easy with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.

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VISIT US

Model home tours
Custom home seminar
Land and homesite evaluation
On-site, full-service financing

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DESIGN / BUILD

Floor plan assistance
On-site, interior design service
Excellent craftsmanship
Third-party inspections

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MOVE IN

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.

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Over 20 years of Quality Assurance

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Lower your utility bills

Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by ENERGY STAR

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Breathe a little easier

Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by Indoor airPLUS

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Demand quality assurance

Only custom builder in Texas to undergo 3rd-party GUARDIAN™ certified inspections at 10 stages

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Get peace of mind

Every home is built to last and covered under a 20-year limited structural warranty

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Building a house is a wonderful decision that empowers you to create the home of your dreams. If you are ready to move forward and need a dependable New Braunfels, TX home builder, you’ve found the right people. The team at Design Tech Homes is ready to serve you and meet your needs each step of the way.

When you see the homes that we’ve built for past clients, you will know coming to us was the right choice. Our dedication to client satisfaction sets us apart from the competition in ways you won’t be able to overlook. Let us help your turn your vision into a reality.

Building In New Braunfels, Regulations & Guidelines


Building in New Braunfels for the first time? Looking for guidance and best practices for the city? For every city there are different rules and regulations when it comes to breaking ground. Luckily Design Tech Homes will guide you through every step of the way. Our knowledge of legal issues, permits, and codes will make your experience as easy as possible. For more information, visit the official City of New Branfels for more details on breaking ground.

Why Choose Us to Build Your Home?


Those searching for a reliable custom home builder in New Braunfels may ask why they should use us instead of opting for the competition, which is a fair question. You can find a range of builders in the market but you have to make an informed decision. Design Tech Homes has been in business for more than 20 years and has established a reputation for building quality homes in the community.

We care about the people we serve and take pride in the work we produce, so we always pay attention to the details while on the job. We are a family-owned business and are proud to serve the residents of New Braunfels. You will be in good hands when you trust us to build the home that you will build lasting memories in for the years to come. Friendly service, quality results and the home of your dreams are what you can expect when you come to us.

Local Schools in New Braunfels, TX


The NBISD serves nearly 9,000 students and has 15 campuses which includes: one early childhood center, nine elementary campuses, two middle schools, one ninth grade center, one 10th-12th grade high school, and one alternative learning center. The NBISD strives to make sure your child receives learning curriculums and academic programs that will help them grow as they work towards college. New Braunfels students have historically performed above regional and state averages on state accountability tests and they continue to outperform on their SAT and ACT test which will help them on their road to higher education. Read more in the links below:

Benefits of Living in New Braunfels


Most people are torn between living in the country and moving to the big city. On one hand, living in the city gives you easy access to shops, restaurants and activities. But being in the city robs you of the peaceful environment to which you could have access to with a home located in the country. New Braunfels is a rare location that gives you the best of both worlds, and you will enjoy a country setting but only be a short drive away from Austin, TX if you want to explore the city. Discover these places that are just minutes away:

Attractions

  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
  • Hill Country Craft Beer Trail

Shopping

  • Gruene Historic District
  • New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside
  • Downtown Antique Mall

Parks

  • Landa Park
  • Rockin R River Rides
  • Camp Comal
  • Fischer Park

Restaurants

  • Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar
  • Gruene River Grill
  • Buttermilk Cafe

Build Your Dream Home in New Braunfels!


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 build homes in the following New Braunfels, TX, zip codes: 78130, 78131, 78132, 78133, 78135, and more in Comal County!

Read Customer Testimonies


Lawrence R:
“We had a very comfortable experience with Design Tech Homes. Our sales consultant (Robert D.) was awesome and very knowledgeable. We encountered a few bumps during construction (due to permitting & weather) but our sales consultant was always available to answer all of our questions. We ended up with our dream home and would encourage anyone to use Design Tech Homes as their builder. “

Una M:
“This was our first time building a new home. The experience was wonderful, mostly because of an excellent project manager, Danny Balmer. We are so pleased we went with this company because although we were really shocked at how much dirt they recommended to place the slab safely, we are now reaping the benefits after experiencing the worst flooding in our area for years. We were “high and dry” when others were not so fortunate. Their due diligence paid off and for that we are really grateful. They also built an exceptional home!”

Ginger D:
“The staff at Design Tech have helped me fill in the holes that divide my knowledge and what I need to know to own my soon-to-be-built home. Costs have been kept where I want them, and I get to ha e everything I want in a first home. I highly recommend them as an alternative to the cookie cutter builders we all grew up with. “

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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. If you have questions or would like to move forward, we encourage you to reach out to us the second you get a chance, and we will get started in no time.

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Home Information:

Square Feet From: 1699 Sq. Ft.
Floor(s): 1
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

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About The Summerhill

The Summerhill’s name speaks for itself. Summer represents a time for relaxing and letting go, which is why this home is the perfect empty nesters choice. It is a comfortably snug design in the realm of tradition that provides everything one would need for a gentle and slower-paced lifestyle. This design is the perfect solution for taking it easy or entering into the tenure of retirement. This home features multiple elevation styles and can be customized to meet your family’s needs.

 

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