Known as the “Sparkling City by the Sea” and the “Bird Capital” of North America, Corpus Christi is one of the most populous cities in Texas. With a median home value of $132,400, which is significantly more affordable than the national average of $205,000, and a projected property value increase of 1.7% by next year, Corpus Christi is one of the most up-and-coming cities in the Texas home market.
The most popular home styles in Corpus Christi are Traditional, Bungalow, and Tuscan. Meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of those looking to build a new home in the city are Corpus Christi’s best custom home builders, of which the top 12 are listed here. These firms were chosen and ranked based on their work history, the quality of their work, and the awards they have received.
If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.
12) Mandel Homes
Website | 361-298-3350 | 3400 Cimarron Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Mandel Homes is a Corpus Christi-based custom home builder that focuses on contemporary home styles. The company offers new construction in both custom and pre-design options and is headed by Brian Mandel, an alumnus of Baylor University.
The company’s portfolio features simple yet beautiful homes. Neutral tones accompanied by conventional materials give the homes an authentic and familiar feel. The home featured here is a Traditional-style home with three facets and a pyramid-shaped roof. The brick walls are perfectly fashioned to match well with the greenery surrounding the home. These design elements create an inviting and comfortable feel without compromising the home’s practicality.
11) MPM Homes
Website | 361-774-3832 | 6722 Brockhampton St., Corpus Christi, TX 78414
At the young age of 19, Moses Mostaghasi founded MPM Homes. He now serves as a board member of the Corpus Christi Home Builders Association and participates in various city developmental committees and non-profit organizations.
Although the firm has built homes in various styles, Bungalow-style homes dominate the firm’s portfolio. The home featured here is a mahogany-colored Bungalow with a slanted roof. The home has a simple, horizontal layout with a large porch and an open area at its leftmost portion. The use of stonework and glass windows gives the home an elegant look.
10) Braselton Homes
Website | 361-528-6498 | 7638 W Rancho Vista Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78414
For more than 70 years, Braselton Homes has been building homes all over Corpus Christi. The company’s history dates to the 1940s, when founder Guy Braselton rebuilt a children’s home destroyed in a fire. Since then, Braselton began building homes in Corpus Christi. The firm is currently lead by Fred Braselton, who is a third-generation Braselton.
Most of the homes in Braselton Homes’ portfolio are Traditional- and French-style homes. The project featured here is a Traditional home with a simple layout and intricate wall tapestry. Neutral tones allow the home to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding environment. In its entirety, this simple abode reflects an elegant take on a classic home design.
9) Superior H&M Homes
Website | 361-288-0938 | 6518 Lens Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Superior H&M Homes is a custom home builder dedicated to satisfying its customers. Headed by Mike and Kathya Mostaghasi, the firm is an accredited member of United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the city’s most prominent business institutions.
Although it builds houses of various styles, the firm often gravitates towards the Traditional home style. The home featured here is a classic Traditional-style home with a standard exterior. Highlighting the home’s conventional style is the gray paint job, which also matches the home’s symmetrical structure. French windows on either side of the main doorway enhance the home’s sense of balance.
8) Terrell Pruett Homes
Website | 361-438-1221| 6000 S Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Terrell Pruett used his training as a professional engineer and his familiarity of Corpus Christi’s neighborhoods to establish his custom home building firm, which now mostly builds Tuscan and Craftsman-style homes.
The home featured here is a Tuscan home with a straightforward V-shaped layout. A mix of neutral colors and an interesting window and door shapes gives the home a fresh look. The home’s structure and design prove that a house can exude both functionality and beauty.
7) Abundance Construction
Website | 361-232-9696 | 6334 Vincent Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Abundance Construction is an award-winning construction firm that serves the Corpus Christi and Coastal Bend areas. In 2015, the firm received the Best Interior over 1,900 square feet and the People’s Choice Award from the Corpus Christi Builders Association.
Abundance specializes in Traditional homes and often uses conventional design elements. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a home that sports a unique combination of the Traditional and Colonial home styles. The round columns and steep roofing add to the home’s appeal, and the beige and salmon accents exude a playful feel. Importantly, the home’s L-shape layout and ascending floor plan ensure that the home is not only visually pleasing but also functional.
6) Fox Homes Builders
Website | 361-994-2860 | 5949 La Costa Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Fox Homes has been building homes and home communities in Corpus Christi for more than 40 years. The firm is known for building high-quality Traditional and Bungalow homes, which are common to the Corpus Christi area.
The home featured here is a neutral-colored yet striking Bungalow that sits on a corner of a suburban community in Corpus Christi. The home features sharp edges and shapes that convey the home’s bold and minimal structure.
The home is both aesthetically striking and comfortingly unassuming, as the home’s colors and silhouette blend well with the other homes in the neighborhood.
5) Newcastle Homes
Website | 361-834-5354 | 921 N Chaparral St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Newcastle Homes is a full-service real estate and construction firm based in Corpus Christi and has been a Parade of Homes awardee for eight consecutive years in different categories.
One of the firm’s most notable and recent projects is a Ranch home near the famous Corpus Christi Docks. The home won eight Parade of Homes awards, and it isn’t hard to see why. The home is a brilliant combination of wood and stone materials, and its base is a natural wall tapestry that mimics the gradient of the garden stones and is paired with pewter-colored wood. The home’s laidback design fits perfectly with the coastal environment.
4) South Texas Home Builders
Website | 361-906-9107 | 5959 S Staples Suite #102 Corpus Christi, TX 78413
For more than 18 years, South Texas Home Builders has been a staple in Corpus Christi. The firm is headed by Dan Dibble, an alumnus of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Dan Dibble served as a past board member of the Corpus Christi Home Builders Association and also serves on the City of Corpus Christi Planning and Zoning Commission. Ryan Dibble currently serves as a board member of the Corpus Christi Home Builders Association.
Most of the homes in South Texas Home Builders’ portfolio are Bungalow- and Traditional-style homes. The home featured here is an L-shaped Bungalow with a soft blend of Earth tones and off-white. Complementing the home’s color scheme are stonework and tile patterns on the facade, and the gabled roof completes the home’s sophisticated look.
3) Live Oak Custom Homes
Website | 361-854-1626 | 6838 Greenwood Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Live Oak Custom Homes has been a custom home builder for more than 20 years. The firm operates with a design-build business model and with the engineering expertise of Ronald Voss, the firm’s founder, and principal. The firm has a versatile portfolio that features various home styles, including Contemporary, French, and Craftsman. Live Oak often uses neutral tones and natural accents in its projects.
The project featured here is a Craftsman home with Bungalow elements. The home has a close-to-ground elevation and sprawls horizontally with a single-story floor plan. Large windows on both ends of the home give the house a sense of balance, and the light-wash stonework adds to the home’s appeal.
2) United Built Homes
Website | 877-756-2525 | 3310 Interstate Hwy., 69 Access Rd., Robstown, TX 78380
For more than 60 years, United Built Homes has been providing high-quality custom homes to the Southern Texas area. With more than 40,000 families served and a strong presence in 13 cities in Texas, United Built Homes is a staple in the custom homes industry.
The firm specializes in Traditional, Bungalow, and Farmhouse home styles. The project featured here is a Farmhouse with shed roofing and an elegant combination of blue tones and wood. This symmetrical, low-elevated, and sturdy house blends perfectly with its natural surroundings.
1) Hogan Homes
Website | 361-214-2451 | 3310 I-69 Access Rd, Robstown, TX 78380
With multiple awards from the Texas Builders Association (TBA) and multiple Parade of Homes awards, Hogan Homes has established itself as one of Corpus Christi’s most prominent and most-decorated home builders. This family-owned company has been in business for more than 50 years and has built homes all throughout South Texas.
The company specializes in Traditional, Farmhouse, and Bungalow homes that often feature close-to-ground elevation, a gabled roof, and a simple paint job. The home featured here is a beige- and hazel-toned Farmhouse with a striking facade. With two stories, contrasting colors, and sharp lines, the home exudes a sense of pride.
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