Great homes don’t start with materials or machines. They don’t start with concrete trucks churning and pouring their heavy loads on vacant lots. They don’t even start with architects and blueprints. Great homes start with vision – your vision. They start with drive-by admiration, years worth of scribbled notes, and bookmarked pages that culminate to form a foundation you’ve laid yourself. Even if it came easy, it has taken time & thought because you want it to be just right. You have waited until now so that you can get it just the way you want it. After all, it will be your legacy.
And, in the end, it’s better than you ever pictured it.
At Jenkins Custom Homes, we aren’t just architects or designers or builders. We’re listeners. We’re guides. We’re lovers of detail, timeless style, and construction that lasts. From the initial concept down to the last light bulb, we work with our clients to create homes that are truly, profoundly, their own.
We promise creativity, efficiency, quality, transparency, and that we will be with you throughout the whole process, from your initial vision to creating the design to the build. We will brainstorm and collaborate with you, while keeping you on time and budget every step of the way.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright
With over 110 international, national, state, and local awards, plus a quarter century of designing and building homes, we remain most proud of the meaningful experience we create for each and every one of our clients while we collaborate with them on their ideas and collectively create designs to enhance their lives. We look at each build as an opportunity to create special moments and details that will become a part of each family’s story and legacy. At Jenkins Custom Homes, we do things differently…and that makes all the difference in the world. From the streamlined process and fast build technology to our online system and concierge service, the focus is on creating moments for the entire family to enjoy…moments like our Key Ceremony and Stud Party that you just don’t want to miss!
My wife and I started planning our retirement in 2007, about 10 years before we actually retired. It started with finding the right lot…location location location, as they say. Th...
My wife and I started planning our retirement in 2007, about 10 years before we actually retired. It started with finding the right lot…location location location, as they say. Then we turned to finding the right builder to help us put our retirement dreams into action. We interviewed six builders in the Austin area. We talked with them and visited their built homes. After about a month or two, we finally decided on Jenkins Custom Homes. JCH was the only builder that had the passion and quality for which we were looking. In fact the only reason it took anytime at all is that JCH wasn’t the cheapest option, and we were worried how they would build a home at our price level. As it turned out, Shan was very straightforward with the cost. We knew all along the way how much the final number was going to be…no big surprises at the end.
Another reason we chose JCH was that Shan had a civil engineering background. Our house was going to be on a slope/cliff and his civil engineering background eased our worries on the foundation for our house. The architect, superintendent, and Shan also met with us on our lot to discuss various things like slope, setback, and house location and angle on the lot. In fact one of the best decisions made was the angle of the house on the lot. The architect plotted our plan on the lot survey and its relation to the various views we have, so we could maximize our views by turning the house just 10 degrees from parallel with the lot lines. When people come to our house it’s one of the first things they notice…the extra view we got from that decision. All of this is to say that JCH takes their job very seriously and looks at every detail.
We have had many people tell us that the quality of our house is great. One friend, who just moved to California, said that the quality JCH built into our house was better than anything he was looking for in 7 years in California. Working with Bethany and Shan and their team was great. We immediately felt like family. The first step was the design meeting (Lifestyle Analysis). We sat down with Shan, Bethany and various team members to talk about how we wanted to live in this house. This process was critical and never stopped for my wife and me. We were in constant communication with our Superintendent about what-if scenarios. We literally lived in our house on paper throughout the process. By the time we moved in, it was if we actually had lived here already. In fact, every detail in our house was designed for very specific reasons/uses. Now over a year later, the house has performed exactly like we hoped it would. We have had many family get-togethers, church retreats, parties, and even our youngest daughter’s wedding in this house. The JCH team has already helped make our retirement dream a reality.
"After answering extensive questions, the resident architect designed our home. The design was so well done, we only changed approximately 10%. Even though we were not present dur...
"After answering extensive questions, the resident architect designed our home. The design was so well done, we only changed approximately 10%. Even though we were not present during the construction, it was as if we were there. Jenkins kept us updated on any changes made to the construction of our home. Changes to the cost or the house were approved by us before those changes were implemented. They even sent photographs of the house during the different stages. They have been wonderful to work with. We would recommend them to any of our friends."
"If you are considering building, my builder recommendation is Jenkins. What I’ve enjoyed most about working with Jenkins is the 'complete' service. This is a key differentiat...
"If you are considering building, my builder recommendation is Jenkins. What I’ve enjoyed most about working with Jenkins is the 'complete' service. This is a key differentiator between Jenkins and other builders. I’m in a small community of only custom homes, and I have heard all the horror stories regarding follow up work with other 'live-in builders'. With Jenkins, I simply can’t relate to the negative experiences of the other home owners/builders in my area. You’ll find cheaper, but you get what you pay for."
It’s a lot of things: our no-surprises process, our bids within 5% of the final cost, and our affinity for that nothing-like-it Hill Country backdrop.
“We have been extremely happy with every process of the construction of our home with Jenkins Custom Homes.”