San Antonio residential contractors are very busy these days. In fact, Bexar County and the surrounding areas are some of the fastest growing places in the nation. There are new homes popping up and remodeling projects starting in such areas as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, The Dominion, and Anaqua Springs.
With so many general contractors and remodelers in Alamo City, it can be a tall order to find the residential contractor that’s right for you. These 15 San Antonio residential contractors have years of experience, and many have continuing education certifications and awards from their peers. They were chosen for their eco-friendly approaches, the exclusive neighborhoods in which they work, and their impressive price tags.
The home improvement contractors have the talent and imagination to design and build the family home you have always wanted, whether you’re dreaming of a Tuscan-style house or a clean-lined modern home with big windows and the perfect indoor-outdoor spaces.
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.
15) Stadler Custom Homes
Website 32335 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., Bulverde, TX 78163
Stadler Custom Homes is a San Antonio general contractor with a talent for building high-end custom homes in a variety of styles. The contractor was founded in 1995 by Ray Stadler, who received a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brigham Young University in Utah.
The company works on projects throughout the Texas Hill Country. Stadler Custom Homes concentrates on the metro area’s north side and builds new homes starting at around $800k. Stadler is an expert in many of the most popular custom home styles in the San Antonio area, including Hill Country, Mediterranean, French Country, Tuscan, and the catch-all Transitional. But the company particularly excels at building elegant and memorable modern-contemporary homes with clean lines, big windows, and open plans with lots of indoor-outdoor spaces. One stand-out project, in a style Stadler calls “eclectic,” resembles a sprawling fairy-tale hunting lodge, with its rounded stone-and-wood exterior and high ceilings criss-crossed with romantic timbers.
14) Armadillo Homes
3602 Paesanos Parkway, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78231
Armadillo Homes is a licensed contractor focused on building energy-efficient and healthy homes for middle-class families in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Loredo. The San Antonio general contractor has been working in residential construction for 43 years. This company builds “epowerhouse” homes using the latest in eco-friendly, green, and energy-efficient materials and techniques.
Armadillo Homes builds in developments such as Cypress Point, Fairway Ridge and Monte Viejo. Most of the new homes range in price from high $100k to the low $300ks. The general contractor in San Antonio was founded by CEO Robert Gutierrez in 1974 and has since become one of the largest home builders in Texas.
Armadillo Homes has received numerous Summit Awards from the Greater San Antonio Home Builders Association, as well as awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes. Professional Builder Magazine granted them the Professional Achievement Award for Affordable Housing.
13) Burdick Custom Homes
4710 Shavano Oak, Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78249
Arthur Burdick has been building high-end dream homes in the San Antonio metro area since the 1970s. He grew up in Chicago but moved west to attend the University of Texas at Austin. In 1973, he entered the production home industry in San Antonio and the surrounding areas with the firm Schaefer-Burdick, which Builder Magazine called “One of America’s Outstanding Builders.” Burdick also became one of the original owners of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
In 1989, Burdick moved into the custom home market in a big way, with the opening of Burdick Custom Homes. These days the San Antonio general contractor builds upscale custom and semi-custom homes in exclusive neighborhoods, such as The Dominion, Huntington at Shavano Park, and Anaqua Springs Ranch.
The construction company has received numerous awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes. It has also received Summit Awards for its new homes from Greater San Antonio Association of Builders (GSABA).
12) West Ridge Construction
1056 E. Borgfeld Road, San Antonio, TX 78132
In 2009 Beau Walker, CEO and owner of San Antonio’s West Ridge Construction, realized his longtime dream of opening his own construction company. Walker and his team of managers, designers, and builders have gone on to build some truly distinctive homes in the San Antonio metro area, including in Boerne and New Braunfels. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Before going out on his own as a general contractor in San Antonio, Walker worked as a head superintendent for an Austin home builder and as a construction manager for a San Antonio contractor. The company builds homes all over the metro area and throughout the Texas Hill Country, including Camp Bullis, Woodland Hills, Weston Ranch, and Bulverde Oaks.
West Ridge Construction is experienced in a variety of new-home styles, including homey Craftsman, and French Country — a style showcased in a wonderful chateau the residential contractor built for a family in Boerne. The gorgeous home features large windows for long views of the Hill Country, and both the exterior and the open interiors are made from locally quarried stone.
11) Character House Homes
21535 Cielo Vista Drive, San Antonio, TX 78255
Character House Homes is a boutique custom home builder in San Antonio, founded by Kevin Seilhan nearly 20 years ago. Seilhan is a skilled contractor with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University. He has a long history building hundreds of homes in Houston and San Antonio.
The San Antonio general contractor has completed continuing education classes in construction and home building with the Houston Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders. Seilhan started Character House Homes in 1997, and the residential contractor builds beautiful custom homes all over the San Antonio metro area and Texas Hill Country. Character House homes typically start at $500k and come with a five-year structural warranty.
This contractor builds in a variety of styles, including Modern, Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial, and “Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired” or “Adapted Prairie Style” homes. Like Wright’s famous Prairie Homes, these home designs feature low rooms with shallow sloping roofs, clean straight lines, and long windows that make the outside an integral part of the homes’ elegant interiors.
10) Dale Sauer Homes
20079 Stone Oak Parkway, No. 1285, San Antonio, TX 78258
Dale Sauer Homes is a top residential contractor in greater San Antonio. The contractor designs and builds custom homes throughout the area, including in Boerne, New Braunfels, Fair Oaks Ranch, The Canyons at Scenic Loop, and Stone Creek Ranch.
The construction company was founded in 1999 by Dale Sauer, who worked in the construction-materials industry before building new homes. Dale Sauer Homes is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Texas Association of Builders, and the Texas Custom Builders Guild.
The residential contractor has received many awards for its home designs and new homes, including numerous Summit Awards from the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA). Sauer serves on GSABA’s board of directors. The company has also received awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes. Additionally, the contractor won the Pulse of the City News Award for Excellence in Customer Service and was named one of the top firms in the city by the San Antonio Business Journal.
9) Adam Wilson Custom Homes
16601 Blanco Road, Suite 122, San Antonio, TX 78232
Adam Wilson is a second-generation home builder and a talented general contractor in San Antonio that has been in business for 10 years now. He learned the home design and construction business from his father while growing up in Austin. Wilson attended Southern Methodist University and worked as a superintendent in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio before starting Adam Wilson Custom Homes in 2008.
Wilson does it all — lot selection, design, planning, interior design, custom pools, and more. He is involved in the new home process from start to finish and offers a 10-year structural warranty on all his homes. While in business for less than a decade, Adam Wilson Custom Homes has received numerous awards and honors for its home designs and new homes.
The team has won five Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders in 2016, including Best Kitchen, Best Master Bathroom, Best Master Bedroom, Best Architectural Design in the $1M to $2M category, and Best Website. The company has also received the Summit Award from the Greater San Antonio Association of Home Builders for Best Master Suite, and six awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes.
8) Nic Abbey Luxury Homes by Lisa Nichols
7718 Broadway, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78209
Lisa Nichols founded Nic Abbey Luxury Homes in 2002. She designs and builds amazing homes in Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights, and throughout the San Antonio area. Nichols grew up around the construction industry and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. She worked in Dallas for Lexford Properties and in San Antonio for Embry Partners, before an unsuccessful search for her own dream home inspired her to jump into the the new-home building world.
Nichols is a National Association of Home Builders Certified Graduate Builder and a winner of many of the organization’s prestigious Summit Awards. The general contractor has been featured in the San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Woman Magazine, and 78209 Magazine — a publication focused on Alamo Heights.
An expert in both home design and construction, Nichols works in a variety of styles, including Country French, Transitional, Classical, and Spanish Revival. Nichols recently created her own wonderful take on the popular Spanish Revival style in Alamo Heights. The 3,703-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, an open floor plan with arched ceilings, and a gorgeous stucco exterior with a concrete barrel tile roof.
7) Mike Hollaway Custom Homes
2511 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78258
Mike Hollaway, founder and owner of San Antonio’s Mike Hollaway Custom Homes, got his start in the construction industry when he was just 11 years old. It was back then that he caught the homebuilding bug, while working on a clean-up crew for a home builder in San Antonio. At the still-tender age of 18, he obtained his real estate license, and he has been a mover in the local residential building industry in San Antonio ever since. This spring Mike Hollaway opened Hollaway Interiors offering custom interior design and fine furnishings for his clients and homeowners in San Antonio and surrounding communities.
Hollaway started his own construction company in 1992, with a goal to give each project his individual attention from start to finish. Hollaway is a member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors, the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA), the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He is also a member of the NAHB’s exclusive “high-enders” forum: the Builders 20 Club. The company offers silver, gold, and platinum levels of design elements for different budgets, including gourmet kitchens, luxury bathrooms, breathtaking interior design, and energy-efficient options. Hollaway has won numerous awards for his stunning showcase homes in the Parade of Homes, as well as various Summit Awards from the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, and Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders for the Best Custom Home in the state of Texas over 2 million.
6) Diamante Custom Homes
5139 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78249
Native San Antonian Adam Sanchez says he started Diamante Custom Homes in 1992 after a “bad experience” with a homebuilder. Now he works hard to make sure that his high-end luxury home clients avoid what happened to him by paying attention to every detail and keeping up with the very latest technologies, materials, and building methods. Before dedicating himself to his construction company, Sanchez earned a degree in finance from Texas State University.
The San Antonio general contracting company is primarily focused on building high-end luxury homes. To that end, Sanchez is a member of the National Association of Home Builders’ Builder 20 Club, an exclusive forum for high-end residential contractors and remodelers. Sanchez has also served as a board member of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSHAB). He is a member of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and is a founding member and past president of Texas Custom Builders Guild.
Among many honors, Diamante has won awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes and the GSHAB Summit Awards. The company has also won the US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency Construction Firm of the Year. The construction company works throughout the greater San Antonio area. The new-home contractor’s past projects include a variety of styles, including the ever-popular Tuscan and Mediterranean mansions, but also stunning riffs on modern and contemporary blends.
5) Robare Custom Homes
14701 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 220, San Antonio, TX, 78232
San Antonio general contractor Robare Custom Homes is one of the most experienced new home builders in the region. Mike Robare is one of a select few local residential contractors to earn the distinction of being a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Graduate Master Builder. The licensed contractor is also a NAHB Certified Graduate Builder, an Aging-in-Place Specialist, and a Certified Green Professional.
The team at Robare Custom Homes, which was founded in 1998 and is owned and operated by Mike and his wife, Linda Robare, has a combined 75 years of design and construction experience. The design-build firm builds upscale custom homes all over the San Antonio metro area and Texas Hill Country, including in Boerne, Alamo Heights, and The Canyons at Scenic Loop. There the company recently completed a one-of-a-kind, Modern-Contemporary model home. The sleek and futuristic-looking, 4,500-square-foot home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a game room, and a terrace with amazing views.
Robare Custom Homes has won many awards and honors for its unique work, including dozens of Summit Awards from the Greater San Antonio Association of Builders and Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders.
4) Garner Homes
141 Industrial Drive, Suite 300, Boerne, TX 78006
Imagine coming home to your gorgeous Spanish Revival home designed by none other than former Charlie’s Angel star Cheryl Ladd. The actress turned home designer recently collaborated with longtime San Antonio general contractor Garner Homes on stunning a 4,451-square-foot on a home in Cordillera Ranch.
The company was founded in 1998 by master craftsman Trey Garner, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in construction science. The company expanded from its initial home in Austin to San Antonio in 2004. The construction company is now a general contractor based in Boerne and serving high-end residential neighborhoods and communities through the San Antonio area.
Garner Homes received the Summit Award for Custom Home Design from the Greater San Antonio Home Builders Association and was named a CPS Smart Energy Award Custom Builder of the Year. Their work has been featured in San Antonio Woman, Robb Report, and Cordillera Ranch Living Magazine.
3) CKC Custom Homes
7902 Calle Rialto, 200, San Antonio, TX 78257
Kristal and Chuck Powell are the talented husband-and-wife team behind San Antonio’s CKC Custom Homes, a high-end residential contractor that builds new homes starting at $500k. These boutique builders and designers like to keep their volume low so they can concentrate on building one-of-a-kind masterpieces from start to finish.
The team has won numerous Summit Awards from the Greater San Antonio Home Builders Association. They have also won several Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders. The full-service licensed contractors provide everything you need, right down to the drapes and furniture. They work all over the metro area, Boerne, New Braunfels, and elsewhere. The company also regularly builds homes in some the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods, including Anaqua Springs Ranch, Terra Monte, Olmos Park, and The Dominion.
A recent envy-inducing new home project is a transitional palace in the Canyons at Scenic Loop. The gorgeous 4,900-square-foot home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an exercise room, and a three-car garage. And it’s full of great touches, like a twisting metal staircase and an eye-catching, exposed brick wall workout room.
2) Image Homes Custom Builders
16002 Via Shavano, No. 101, San Antonio, TX 78249
According to the San Antonio Business Journal, Image Homes Custom Builders is often the builder that the area’s “who’s who turn to for their new homes.” That means local CEOs, basketball stars, and other local luminaries. The high-end general contractor in San Antonio was founded in 1988 by Roberto Kenigstein.
A longtime residential contractor in San Antonio, Kenigstein has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Abilene. He moved to the San Antonio area in 1973 after working as an engineer for a Dallas construction company, and he then worked for a San Antonio general contractor for 15 years before going out on his own. Kenigstein builds upscale custom homes in exclusive neighborhoods such as Dominion, Anaqua Springs, Huntington and Inverness.
Image Homes has received accolades for its beautiful homes, including many Summit Awards from the Great San Antonio Builders Association, Star awards from Texas Association of Builders, and awards from the San Antonio Parade of Homes. Recent awards include 2017’s Best New Custom Home $1M to $2M and Best Architectural Design $1M to $2M.
1) Creative Custom Builders
16258 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78232
San Antonio-based licensed contractor Guy Floyd founded Creative Custom Builders in 2003 with a goal to build beautiful, lasting custom homes with special attention to every detail. Floyd has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in homebuilding, land development, residential remodeling, and home improvement projects.
Floyd and Creative Custom Builders are members of the National Association of Home Builders, the Texas Association of Builders, and the Better Business Bureau. The company builds new homes all over south Texas. The company has received Star Awards for excellence in home building from the Texas Association of Builders and has many times made the San Antonio Business Journal’s list of the the Top 25 Largest Residential builders in San Antonio.
A few of their many stand-out homes include a 5,974-square-foot Tuscan Transitional with a charming interior courtyard, and a 4,867-square-foot farmhouse with elegant shiplap interiors and reclaimed, exposed trusses and beams.
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