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Custom Home Builder in Bellaire, TX
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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.
Don’t let your dream home die because it appears overwhelming. Instead, partner with Design Tech Homes, your custom home builder in Bellaire, TX!
Getting your custom Bellaire 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 Bellaire area
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
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
Charmingly nicknamed the “City of Homes,” Bellaire, Texas, is a sleepy yet picturesque suburb of Houston. Bellaire is filled with vibrant coffee shops, quaint shops, expansive parks and quiet restaurants, and their schools are ranked highly.
First incorporated in 1918, Bellaire had a slow start with a population of just over 1,000 in the 1940s. However, after World War II, the building boom led to rapid growth, and today, the still-growing city is home to nearly 20,000 people. Design Tech Home is proud to offer a wide range of floor plans and customizable options so that you can build your dream home in your dream town.
Bellaire uses a variety of building and trade codes. Permits are required before beginning any kind of major work. Our in-depth knowledge of building in Bellaire, will ensure all permits are acquired and all work meets applicable building codes. These permits and code include:
- International Residential Code
- International Plumbing Code
- International Gas Code
- 2012 International Conservation Code
- 2011 National Electric Code
- 2012 Editions of the International Building Code
Choosing the right home builders in Bellaire for your new home 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 custom home builder in Bellaire 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. We will build on your lot in Bellaire and will provide you with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year Structural Warranty.
The city offers trash pickup, recycling, yard waste pickup and periodic large item pickup. Energy services, including gas and electricity, include Centerpoint Energy, APG&E, Texans Energy, Volt, Express Energy and more. Several phone services are available with AT&T being the most commonly chosen. Cable services include Comcast and Uverse, and satellite providers include DirectTV and Dish Network. You can see more of the city services by clicking here.
There are several educational and school facilities that serve the greater Bellaire area, including:
Located in the heart of Houston, this city has plenty to do in all locations at all times! Located close to Bellaire you will find:
- Bellaire Town Square FAmily Acquatic Center
- Nature Discovery Center
- NRG Stadium & Arena events
- Everything Downtown Houston has to offer!
- The Galleria Shopping Mall
- Rice-Bellaire Shopping Center
- Memorial City Mall
- Evelyn’s Park
- Evergreen/Elaine Wood Therapy Pool
- Doctor Jess Borg Baseball Field
- Mulberry Park
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
- Antica Osteria
- Frank’s American Revival & White Star Bar
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.
We serve the following Bellaire zip codes: 77401, 77402, and other zip codes in surrounding Harris County.
“The folks at DTH were terrific! We were living out-of-state during the construction process, but they were there to assist at every turn. It made the entire construction process painless. We were contacted on a regular basis with status reports and pictures making us feel like we were actually part of the process. The house was completed a head of schedule with only a few punch items. We highly recommend DTH to anyone looking for a quality custom home builder!”
“Design Tech Homes did a GREAT JOB designing and building our home!!! DTH did a beautiful job combining two different designs into the house we wanted. The trades people that worked with them did a great job as well. We could not be happier.”
“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!.”
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. Are you ready to build on your lot in Bellaire? Call us today to schedule an appointment with our design team.
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About The Willowbend
The Willowbend is a beautifully constructed single family home that provides a wonderful sanctuary. This home accentuates the need for seclusion while also providing the capabilities for entertaining guests. The entry offers a warm welcome and meets every need of a family looking for the perfect first home or those wanting to downsize as empty nesters. This home features multiple elevation styles and can be customized to meet your family’s needs.