In 1910, Governor Ben W. Hooper of Tennessee purchased a tract of land just outside of Houston. He worked with the Houston West End Realty Company to develop it, and by 1917, the first lots were ready to sell. Because the community was close to Rice University, it was christened West University Place, and as it grew, the citizens focused on creating and maintaining infrastructure and essential services, such as police, postal service, and water and sewer services. Today, the city has kept its small-town charm while growing and evolving to offer its citizens plenty of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. Design Tech Home can help you make West U your new home with the house of your dreams. We are a family-owned and Texas-based custom home builder in West University, and our versatile floor plans offer endless options for customization without sacrificing quality.

The Design Tech Home Difference

We are a premier West University home builder and have built homes for thousands of people throughout the Texas Gulf Coast and Central Texas. We believe that building your dream home shouldn’t become a nightmare: Our team is committed to going the extra mile in everything we do. We work with you on both the little details and the big picture so that you get exactly the home you want when you build on your lot in West University. Our homes don’t just meet but exceed all current energy efficiency industry standards, and we offer diverse amenities and customization options so that every part of your home is exactly the way you want it. You don’t have to worry about making trade-offs between functionality and your bottom line or your family’s comfort and safety. We use industry-leading eco-friendly techniques and materials and offer turnkey services that start with finding your perfect lot to financing your mortgage. As your custom home builder in West University, DTH is also proud to offer homeowners a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year Structural Warranty.

Building in West University Houston

West University carefully regulates building and construction to protect property values. They have adopted a variety of codes, including:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Building Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code

Design Tech Home enables you to build on your build in West University and meet or exceed all necessary municipal codes and HOA requirements. We even go a step beyond with 100 percent Energy Star-certification for each home we build.

Why Live In West University?


  • West University Elementary School
  • The Rice School magnet school
  • Pershing Middle School
  • Pin Oak Middle School
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Lamar High School

West University Schools are part of the Houston Independent School District.


  • Rice Village
  • The Galleria
  • Highland Village
  • West U Towne Center
  • West U Marketplace


  • Colonial Park and Pool
  • Weir Park
  • Friends Park
  • West University Place Recreation Center
  • Community Building and Senior Center

Utilities and City Services

West University offers water, sewer, and trash pickup. AT&T offers landline phone service while cable and satellite can be accessed via Comcast, Uverse, Dish Network and DirectTV. In Texas, the electric industry is deregulated, which means that you can choose from a number of energy suppliers, including Volt, Texans Energy, Express Energy, Life Energy and Infuse Energy.

Build Your Dream Home in West University

Don’t work with just any home builder when planning and mapping out your forever 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. Are you ready to build on your lot in West U? Call us today to schedule an appointment with our design team.