Design Tech Homes is a custom home builder in San Marcos who can help you explore the exciting possibility of owning a new home that complements the natural surroundings. Whether you prefer dry flat land, hilly woodlands or waterfront, our experts can build on your lot in San Marcos.

Building In San Marcos, Regulations & Guidelines

The International Residential Code (IRC) establishes minimum standards for materials and mechanical systems used in the construction and repair of residential and commercial properties. The IRC is a time-saving way for municipalities to establish safe building codes for their community without having to create an entire set of rules. Most communities start with the IRC and then amend it to suit their individual needs, and the San Marcos amendments are no exception. To ensure that our homes meet the highest quality standards, we hire third-party inspectors to evaluate our work after each of the 10 critical phases of construction. We are here for you every step of the way.

Why Choose Us to Build Your Home?

We are a premier family-owned custom home builder in San Marcos with thousands of satisfied clients throughout Houston and Central Texas. In business since 1997, we stand by our track record of building energy-efficient, high-quality homes that match our clients’ lifestyles. We can even include solar power and bamboo floors if you wish to go completely green. We are all about options. You can choose from one of our existing floor plans, provide your own set of blueprints or collaborate with us in designing your unique dream home. You purchase the property, and we will build on your lot in San Marcos.

Schools Local to San Marcos

Most of San Marcos is part of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), which includes one high school, two middle schools and six elementary schools. Residents are very proud of the fact that the San Marcos High School has frequently been included in Newsweek’s annual list of Top High Schools. The Blanco Vista subdivision in north San Marcos belongs to the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD), which has two high schools, five middle schools and thirteen elementary schools. Click on the following links to view the boundaries for the various school zones.

College life is a large part of San Marco’s cultural and sports scene and helps the city maintain its young, hip feel thanks to students at Texas State University.

Benefits of Living in San Marcos

From amusement parks and vineyards to world-class shopping and shady spots along the river, San Marcos has something for everyone. Discover these places that are just minutes away:


  • Dick’s Classic Garage
  • Wonder World Park
  • The Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Boat
  • Vin de Vie Texas Wine Tours


  • San Marcos Premium Outlets
  • Tanger Outlets


  • Rio Vista Park
  • Five Mile Dam Park
  • Stokes Park
  • William & Eleanor Crook Park


  • Cody’s Bistro and Lounge
  • AquaBrew
  • Ivar’s River Pub
  • Blue Dahlia Bistro

City Services

The city of San Marcos not only provides water, sewer, trash pickup and electricity service to its residents, but it is actively committed to improving economic development and the quality of life of everyone who lives here. Interested businesses and individuals who have an improvement idea are encouraged to contact the non-profit Greater San Marcos Partnership with the details of their plan. Accepted initiatives may receive incentives from the city.

Contact us today for more information about the area or to speak with one of our San Marcos TX home builder specialists.

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.