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Custom Home Builder in Memorial Villages, 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, view our TX home floor plans, and make us your custom new home builder in the Texas Memorial Villages!
Getting your custom Memorial Villages 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 Memorial Villages 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
The Memorial Villages are comprised of six villages, including Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Spring Valley Village, Piney Point Village, and Hilshire Village. Located in the western area of Houston, the Memorial Villages are independent cities that are among the most upscale neighborhoods in which to live in the Houston metropolitan statistical area. With many years of experience in the Memorial Villages area, Design Tech Homes can offer top-quality design and construction services so that you can build the home of your dreams.
Each of the individual villages that make up the Memorial Villages are independent cities that operate in an autonomous manner separately from Houston. Each of the villages has its own municipal ordinances that deal with residential construction, and they have adopted the International Residential Code so that all of the homes in the Memorial Villages meet minimum international standards for safety and quality. The experts at Design Tech Homes have a thorough knowledge of the ordinances and the requirements in the IRC. We can make certain that you obtain all of the permits that you need and that the construction of your home will comply with the regulations and ordinances.
We are a premier family-owned custom home builder in Memorial Villages and the surrounding Houston area 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.
The Memorial Villages area is serviced with city water, sewer, trash, and recycling. The Memorial Villages Police Department serves Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunter’s Creek. The Spring Valley Village Police Department serves Spring Valley Village and Hilshire Village The Hedwig Village Police Department serves Hedwig Village. The Village Fire Department serves all six villages.
Residents of the villages that make up the Memorial Villages live in an area that is zoned for access to some of the highest-ranked schools in Houston, including the following::
Building your new home in the Memorial Villages will allow you to live in one of the best areas to live in the U.S. Each of the villages has its own police force, and the Memorial Villages has consistently been ranked as one of the safest areas to live in Texas. Lots in the Memorial Villages are large and have beautiful trees.
- Downtown Houston and all it has to offer!
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
- National Museum of Natural Science
- Williams Tower and Williams Tower Water Wall
- Houston’s City Centre for shopping and dining
- The Galleria
- Memorial City Mall
- Terry HersheyPark
- Nottingham Park
- Brendwood Park
- Houston Country Club
- The Capital Grille
- Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
- Taste of Texas
Don’t 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. 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.
“We had our home built seven years ago. We are so pleased with our home that we are thinking about moving to another area and having Design Tech build us another home like the one we have now.”
“The whole process was very smooth and fun. We had a few issues with some building flaws with a couple of the previous contractors. Design Tech stood by us and took care of us throughout the whole process. No questions were ever asked by the DT team. Our house is 7 years old and I love it. My husband and I have been so impressed with Design Tech and the whole team that we have started building our 2nd home. When we went in July of 2016 and talked with Heather she guided us through the whole process smoothly. The day we closed on our new home we felt like they rolled out the red carpet. We are so happy with our decision to build a 2nd Design Tech home. I have heard some of the horror stories that a couple of friends have had with their builders and that makes me so glad we have someone that has taken care of us all the way through it all. Fabulous job Design Tech!”
“Design Tech Homes was the only builder that kept our needs in mind thru out the whole process. My sales consultant “Robert Deshotel” was always available to answer any of our questions. We had an idea of what how we wanted our floor plan to function but was hesitant because we did not know how the front of the home was going to look. This was the only builder that was willing to provide us with a color 3D rendering of our home before we signed any type of contract. Our home build is almost complete and we would recommend DTH to any of our friends.”
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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Imagine a home built to the same high standards of a Design Tech Home – with the same excellent craftsmanship, turnkey service, and quality assurance – built on your lot at a more affordable price. Introducing DTH Classic Homes…our new line of ready-to-build, classically styled homes. Now you can enjoy the look and feel of a custom home, without the custom price. Timeless design meets discerning value.
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