Custom Home Builder’s Blog

Jenkins is named the 2015 Custom Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders. Austin Business Journal article highlights company’s success. The  Texas  Association  of  Builders  announced  and  presented  the  2015 Star Award Winners on July 30, 2015, at  the  Gaylord  Texas Resort  and  Convention Center.  The highly-­coveted Star Awards  are  given annually to […]

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“Oh! The places you’ll go!” exclaimed Dr. Seuss, and we want to take you there, but we need volunteers to lead the way! Docents will greet guests and answer questions at our local Parade of Homes in May of 2017. Docents will be trained by our knowledgeable architects and builders and will learn how the home went […]

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Designing a Home for the Austin Parade of Homes How a Parade Home is different. As a design & build firm in Austin, we spend the vast majority of our time tuning in to our client’s lifestyle, how they entertain, their family’s interests, and their home design requirements.  Our architecture team gets to know the day-to-day pattern and what […]

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Traditional Construction Model Changes The traditional construction services industry is changing. Under the traditional approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate locations, and separate work. Because the Architect and Builder are independent companies, this necessitates the need for separate agreements, or contracts. Design-build, however, is quickly becoming the preferred method of project delivery. […]

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Congratulations to Michelle Thomas, the Interior Designer on our upcoming 2017 Parade Home, who is now officially an HGTV star! Her episode of House Hunters Renovation airs Saturday, 1/21/2017 on HGTV.  Please join us in watching the show and congratulating Michelle for her accomplishment. We are so proud! To read more about her experience filming […]

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When something sounds too good to be true, it often is. Our team just recently went through an interesting exercise that really helped someone see how to compare builders, and we wanted to share it with others who might be in the same quandary.  This individual was comparing builders. He’d talked to several of them, and all but […]

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