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Custom Home Builder in Houston, TX
Your Vision Is Our Mission
Our Goal: Making your dream home come trueIf you want to build your dream home, especially if you already own a land lot, you may be feeling overwhelmed when you think about designing your own custom home. Read more
Getting your custom Houston home 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
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 Houston, TX.
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 custom home builder in the greater Houston TX area 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
Design Tech Homes’ Houston sales office and model homes are in MainStreet America.
Whether you want to build a custom home in Houston or a surrounding area such as Bellaire or Cinco Ranch, Design Tech Homes is your one stop location. Our local, family owned business has constructed nearly 2,000 homes in Texas and established itself as a top custom home builder with decades of experience. If you want to build the home of your dreams on your own lot, Design Tech Homes is the local builder to do it.
If you already own a lot or parcel of land in the Houston or Central Texas area, then you are probably looking for a turn-key custom home builder who can make your dream home come true.
After all, no one likes to approach building a home knowing they need to contact multiple engineers, contractors, and other key contributors.
That’s where Design Tech Homes comes in. As a home builder who builds on your lot, we have all the knowledge, credentials, skills, and crews necessary to make your dream home a reality on the land parcel you already own. It doesn’t matter if it’s located inside or outside the City of Houston boundaries, we are certified and licensed in all local city and county building and electrical codes.
Your piece of land does not need to sit vacant! Instead, you can build a home on the lot of land you already own in the Houston area!
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. Most cities with residential building codes adopt the IRC as their basic standard. Houston, like many other cities, amend the IRC to better suit local requirements. Rest assured that when you choose us to build on your lot San Antonio codes are strictly enforced. We also go one step further for our clients by providing third-party inspections following the completion of each one of the ten critical construction phases.
When you’re in the market for a new home and are interested in working with a Houston 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.
The Houston Independent School District includes over 280 campuses, educating students in grades PK-12. Click on the links for more detailed information.
College life is a large part of Houston’s cultural scene. Two of the most well-known institutions include:
From its many museums, including the Space Center Houston, its many shopping and cultural centers, and the many things to do along the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay, Houston has something for everyone. Discover these places that are just minutes away:
There’s always something happening in this vibrant city. Spend a pleasant hour or more at one of these locales.
- Space Center
- Fine Arts Museum
- Downtown Aquarium
- Houston City Zoo
- The Galleria
- The Shops At Houston Center
- River Oaks Shopping Center
- Uptown Park
- Tranquility Park
- Sam Houston Park
- Hermann Park
- Jacinto City Parks and Rec
- Bendwood Park
- Barbecue Inn
- Adair Kitchen
- Al Aseel Grille and Cafe
The city has established a central service center that enables its residents to not only pay their electric and water bills, traffic tickets and property tax on the site but which also allows them to report a number of issues including overgrown yards, unpermitted work, junk vehicles and potholes. Call 311 for non-emergency services.
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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“Selecting a quality custom home builder is very difficult and every home construction project is filled with unforeseen issues. This being said, my experience working with DTH from design to warranty was above average. While we had design issues and many unforeseen construction challenges, the team at DTH worked hard to seek “win-win” resolutions. Having built many houses in the past with most being built by small custom home builders, all the unforeseen issues became big change order fights. With DTH, these challenges were met with collaborative solutions and fair negotiations. All in all, I believe I received a quality product at a fair price and I recommend and would use DTH again.”
“Beautiful homes, well designed, and they have an efficient system start to finish. Price wise they are on the high side, but for a custom home with lots of standard upgrades it’s not unreasonable.”
“They have an entire lot of model homes filled with furniture and appliances. This makes it so much easier to see the home you want as you would set it up. Great for ideas and inspiration and the staff is very helpful. They also have a great restaurant on site that makes some of the best food in the area. I recommend Design Tech to anybody, but especially to first time custom home buyers. They really do make it very easy.”
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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18750 Interstate 45
N. Spring, TX 77373