In 2016 Laredo’s housing market experienced the fifth largest increase across 400 U.S. markets, and was named one of the ‘most improved’ in the Nationwide Health of Housing Market Report. Solid job growth, low-interest rates, and low inventory rates were some of the factors contributing to this happy change of direction. And, as a result, the housing market now attracts many home buyers to Laredo. With its lower cost of living compared to other major cities, Laredo is a great place to settle down: Laredo’s median home cost is $136,000, compared to San Antonio’s median home cost of $165,700.

Custom home builders in Laredo work hard to provide clients with one-of-a-kind custom homes that are suited to fit their lifestyle and their budget. You’re about to find out more about the top custom home builders that serve Laredo and the surrounding areas. These builders are ranked based on the quality of the homes they build, their reputation, their client satisfaction record, and the recognition they receive from various organizations such as the Parade of Homes.

4) Dominion Texas

Website | 956-725-9601 | 815 East Calton Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

Since 1999, Dominion Texas has provided South Texans with top quality residential and commercial construction services. Robert Gutierrez, one of the founders of Dominion Texas, began his residential construction firm in the early 1980s and was later joined by  Hector Garcia, Jr. in 1996. Together, they have constructed some of the most luxurious homes in the area, and have put together an impressive portfolio of custom homes. The firm has also built two gated condominium communities, complete with beautiful amenities.

Over the years, the firm has constructed numerous custom homes in a range of styles. Take a look at this recent project: a Georgian custom home in Winfield Estates featuring a front door flanked by columns, numerous windows that let in a lot of natural light, and a beautiful brick exterior. Among the areas the firm serves are Laredo, San Antonio, Eagle Pass, and McAllen.

3) Dolphin Builders

Website | 956-237-2577 | 6108 McPherson Rd. Suite #6 Laredo, TX 78041

Dolphin Builders is a custom home builder that serves the Laredo area. Founded in 2014, the company specializes in interior design, green construction, and home remodeling services in addition to custom home construction. With years of experience in the industry, the firm provides clients with unique luxury custom homes that are specifically designed for each individual preference and budget.

Many of the firm’s projects are modern homes that feature clean lines, tall windows, eye-catching exterior paint, beautiful curb appeal, and innovative design. Among the notable projects of the company is a striking modern home with orange exterior paint, minimalist design, and windows of various sizes.

2) B&B Homes

Website | 956-725-8000 | 7415 Thomas Harris, Laredo, TX 78041

One of the premier custom home builders in the area since 2010, B&B Homes has completed numerous projects throughout Laredo. The company has put together a great team of experienced architects, design consultants, and subcontractors to ensure that each project is well-designed and skillfully constructed. Most of the company’s projects are modern homes, and they have displayed some of their best in the annual Parade of Homes.

One notable project the firm showcased in the 2016 Parade of Homes is an open-concept modern home featuring a custom entry door, exquisite cedar ceiling beams in the living room, hardwood flooring, and beautiful lighting throughout the home. In 2017, the company received the People’s Choice Award by Laredo’s 20th annual Parade of Homes.

1) AB Homes

Website | 956-712-9680 | 311 Grand Central Blvd., Laredo, TX 78045

With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, AB Homes has built a reputation for constructing exceptional custom homes throughout Laredo and its surrounding areas. Since 2004, the firm’s team of contractors has dedicated themselves to providing clients with top-notch home building services coupled with their meticulous attention to detail. Throughout the years, the company has built and remodeled over 650 homes. In addition to custom home building, the firm also provides house renovations and interior design.

A participant of the Parade of Homes, AB Homes received the Membership and Realtors’ Tour award in 2017.  AB Homes also has a selection of lots in many areas around the city including San Ysidro, Highway 359, Lakeside, and Cielito Lindo.