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Custom Home Builder in The Woodlands, TX

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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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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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THE WOODLANDS, TX, CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS 1

More than 90,000 Texans call The Woodlands home. This master-planned community, which was founded in 1974, is, as its name suggests, a beautifully park-like wooded Houston suburb. Home to bustling shopping districts, top-ranked schools, diverse restaurants and luxurious homes, it’s no wonder that The Woodlands is so much in demand when it comes to settling down.

Design Tech Home has been building dream homes for Texas families for more than 20 years. We offer both classic and custom home designs ranging from 1,400 square feet to greater than 4,000 square feet. You can choose from a variety of floor plans or bring your own and choose from the latest in Smart Home technology and security systems to make your home as secure as it is comfortable.

Building In The Woodlands, Regulations & Guidelines


The Woodlands is a dynamic community with a special focus on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the environment. Both new construction and remodeling are subject to strict codes, standards and zoning requirements. Deed restrictions help protect property values to ensure new construction fits into the overall community while existing buildings are maintained and upgraded as needed.

All building, including new construction and remodeling, must meet The Woodlands Residential Development Standards, The Woodlands Commercial Planning and Design Standards and the Revised Home Business Standards. Every home we build meets not just all applicable municipal codes but are also certified by the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program. We’re here to handle all of the complex logistics of building in The Woodlands so you can rest easy and breathe freely.

Why Choose Us to Build Your Home?


We are very familiar with building custom homes in The Woodlands. Our team has worked with thousands of Texas families to craft their dream homes, homes that are fully customized and highly functional. We can build on your lot in The Woodlands help design your forever home. Our team works hard to customize every aspect of your new home whether you’re choosing one of our exclusive floor plans or bringing your own. We place site-specific foundations to ensure strength and longevity and energy-efficient features for maximum functionality and long-term affordability.

As top home builders in The Woodlands Tx, DTH is proud to stand behind our work with our 20-year Structural Warranty and our 1-year Workmanship Warranty. We welcome you to explore our site and learn more about the DTH difference.

The Woodlands Area Services


The city offers trash pickup, recycling, yard waste pickup, bulk waste removal, and commercial waste services. Water and sewer are also provided by the city’s municipal services. Energy services, including gas and electricity, are available from multiple providers including Entergy, Entex, and CenterPoint Entergy. Satellite TV and internet is available from Comcast, DirectTV, and other providers as well.

Local Schools in The Woodlands, TX


Why Build a New Home in the Woodlands?


Located outside of Houston, The Woodlands has been christened as one of “America’s Best Shopping Destinations” by “Southern Living Magazine.” This city is home to 11 million square feet of shopping with malls, department stores, boutiques and more offering a little something for everyone, including the Woodlands Mall and Market Street. Restaurant options are just as plentiful and maybe even more diverse with more than 150 restaurants, gastropubs, al fresco cafes, specialty dining, family restaurants and quiet bistros and bakeries.

But the shopping and restaurants aren’t the only attraction to new home builders in the Woodlands. There are plenty of beautiful parks, wooded areas, and of couse Lake Woodlands, to enjoy. If you are looking for plenty to do in a classy area and still be located close to Houston, then your new home construction will be perfect in the Woodlands, TX, area!

Attractions

  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • The Woodlands Waterway
  • Waterway Square
  • Everything Downtown Houston has to offer!

Shopping

  • The Woodlands Mall
  • Market Street Shopping Mall

Parks

  • Northshore Park
  • Town Green Park
  • Sawmill Park
  • Various city parks, walkways, and biking trails

Restaurants

  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Killen’s Steakhouse
  • Forest Cafe & Bakery
  • Kirby’s Steakhouse

Build Your Dream Home in The Woodlands!


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.

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’re ready to make The Woodlands your new home, we can help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

We serve the following Woodlands zip codes: 77354, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77387, 77393, and other zip codes in Harris County.

Read Customer Testimonies


Ann D:
“This was our first new home, build from ground up. Our situation was a little difficult being we`re in Corpus Christi, and our new home is in Canyon Lake. Thanks to the good people working for DTH, like Patrick Jackson who was extremely helpful and very patient in the design of our new home. Travis Farley not only made our home come together, but made us feel as part of the build, by keeping us posted with every detail, with daily phone calls, and by sending us pictures of everything going on. Travis was very professional and was always well in tune through out the project. The bottom line, we felt very comfortable and had no concerns that quality was a priority with DTH.”

Karen A:
“Love the quality and care Design Tech takes when building a home. The DTH people who worked with us in creating our dream home were definitely top notch in their profession. We worked with an existing floor plan with personal changes, which made our home unique, different & ours. The construction is solid and the work site was clean during the whole process. We highly recommend DTH to anyone considering building a new home. Even after closing, our requests for punch lists and warranty issues were quickly addressed. No problems with construction or sub-contractors. This was a delightful experience. Best builder in our sub-division.”

Shawn J:
“Design Tech Homes was the only builder that kept our needs in mind thru out the whole process. My sales consultant was always available to answer any of our questions. We had an 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.”

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. Are you ready to build your dream in The Woodlands or the surrounding Texas area? Call us today to schedule an appointment with our design team.

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