A city in northern Texas with an estimated population of 220,000, Garland, Texas has long been deemed attractive to homebuyers and visitors; it was voted one of the most livable cities by CNN’s Money magazine in 2008. Garland has also received additional recognition for being one of the best places to settle down and have a family.
In 2015, it was listed as fifth overall as the best mid-sized city for first-time home-buyers by Wallethub.com. Move.org also rated Garland as the eighth best city in the USA to have a family. Garland has a warm and friendly community, cheaper home prices, and is rife with opportunities for employment—companies like Kraft, Maipei, and General Dynamics have offices in the city.
Homes in Garland are functional and elegant, with styles ranging from Neoclassical to French classical. Home buyers can choose between a larger, elegant family home, or a more laid-back, medium-sized residence—whatever best fits the owner’s style. Below is a list of dependable custom home builders in Garland. While the list may seem shorter than most, only the best have been selected and have made the cut. These custom home builders have substantial credentials, portfolio, and qualifications, making them good choices for those who want residences built in Garland.
5) TLK Luxury Custom Homes
Website | 972-345-3368 | 2207 Kings Pass Heath, TX 75032
Principal TK Kneedler became a contractor after retiring from a 25-year long career in public safety (fire/police/EMT), following the steps of his construction-minded family. His grandfather owned a framing business, and his uncle is in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).
TK works to design and builds clients’ homes with Lisa, his wife of 26 years. Lisa’s talent in customer service and aesthetically-minded design work has allowed TLK Luxury Custom Homes to create homes that match clients’ exact wishes.
TLK Luxury Custom Homes, in particular, has created some of the most exquisite designs in Texas. Most of the’ indoor furnishings of its homes can be described as white and minimalist, sometimes with tasteful embellishments. The outside facades range from French country to Neoclassical, with most retaining TLK’s mark of elegance and function.
4) Park Place Custom Homes
Website | 305-573-8030 | 675 Town Square Blvd. Suite #200, Garland, TX 75040
Established in 1975, Park Place Custom Homes is a second-generation firm that is proud to produce homes that are both sophisticated and functional. The firm uses many forms of innovative technology. Park Place is also proud of its personalized service, with most of its clients being repeat customers, or coming from referrals. The firm intentionally keeps its volume of customers low, so that each project is given more attention, and details are taken care of more carefully. Park Place’s staff makes sure to visit the construction site several times every work day.
Brothers Scott and Todd Park are the principles of Park Place. The two have a total of over 68 years of experience in building quality custom homes. They have also been honored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas with the Apex award for industry professionals. Thanks to the firm’s accomplishments in the last four decades, Park Place Custom Homes was voted Best in Business in 2016 by D Home Builders. Scott is also a former President of the Metro East Home Builders and sits on the Boards of Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas and the Texas Association of Builders.
3) Jerry Carter Homes
Website | 972-271-6808 | 2806 Knightsbridge LN, Garland TX 75049
One of the most successful custom home builders in Garland, Jerry Carter Homes’s principal, Jerry Carter, learned the art of being a contractor from his father, who was a craftsman during World War II. Carter gained more industry experience after college when an experienced German custom home builder became his mentor. Today, home buyers can look forward to classical or minimalist luxury homes when employing the services of Jerry Carter.
The firm is part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Dallas Builders Association, and the Texas Association of Builders. It has also received multiple awards throughout the years. Some of the highlights include the Builder of the Year from the Texas Association of Builders and the “200 Penny” Life Spike from the NAHB in 2008. The firm also received the title of “Best Builders in Dallas” from 2010 to 2012. With Jerry Carter Homes’s impressive expertise and consistent dedication to quality home building, clients can look forward to a great home.
2) Reid Homes LLC
Website | 214-532-3837 | 519 I-30 Suite #208 Rockwall, TX 75087
Having been operating for around three decades, Reid Homes is one of the more experienced custom home builders in the greater Dallas area, serving surrounding areas such as Garland. Principal Mike Reid has a gained an exceedingly positive reputation from satisfied customers; many say that he is a great home builder, is easy to talk to, and is an excellent problem solver.
Reid Homes is known for its impressive portfolio of classic homes, built in Victorian or colonial styles. One home in particular, built 10 years ago, stands out for its luxurious details. The large grey and white home has a circular driveway with a fountain, as well as a colonial facade with pillars, a balcony, and French windows.
1) Gehan Homes
Website | 972-383-4300 | 15725 Dallas Pkwy. Suite #300, Addison, TX 75001
The most renowned of firms in Garland, Gehan Homes has a roster of impressive awards and has been featured in many publications. The firm has been ranked by Builder Magazine as the 12th largest private builder in the US. In 2017 it also received the Builder of the Year award from the Texas Association of Builders and went on to receive 20 Texas Association of Builders STAR Awards. Former president and CEO Tim Gehan led the expansion of the firm, from a startup to a Top 30 Homebuilder. He also expanded the firm outside of Texas, into areas including Phoenix, Arizona. Gehan is a second generation homebuilder and established the firm in 1991 with his father and brothers.
The firm donates to important causes, like the fight against breast cancer. In November of 2018, Gehan partnered with Susan G. Komen, a non-profit organization, and donated over $150,000 to the cause. Around the same time, the firm also donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Gehan Homes created a more affordable, yet high-quality brand in 2017 to make it’s quality residences available to more people. Called Gray Point Homes, this brand has efficient floor plans and a smaller carbon footprint, resulting in energy-efficient homes and environmentally-friendly projects. Gehan Homes also realizes the importance of social media and is accomplished in this field. One of its unique accomplishments is being the most-followed builder on Twitter, according to Builder Online.