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 […]

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Lake Austin Build Along: Drywall Install Our Lake Austin build passed its insulation inspection and drywall board has been fastened to the frame of the house. Let’s take a look at the current state of the walls and see what is next for our project. What is Drywall anyway? Drywall, (also known as Sheetrock, Wallboard, […]

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Lake Austin Build Along Foam Insulation Our Lake Austin build passed its city inspection this week and had open cell foam insulation blown in yesterday. Stone masons were busy working on the home all week and a large group of workmen were on site. By the time the Best Insulation crew had their trailer set up on site, the […]

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Inspections Our Lake Austin Build Along is ready for the City of Austin to perform inspections. The City will inspect the home to certify it meets all required codes. All plumbing, electrical and other mechanical systems will be covered with drywall soon after the inspections are passed and completed. Pre-inspection Inspection When the city inspects our […]

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Jenkins is named among the Best in America by the National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Home Builders presented the 2016 Best in American Living (BALA) Awards, at the Havana Room, Tropicana, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jenkins was named among the best architects and builders in America.  The prestigious BALA Awards  are given  annually  to  recognize excellence […]

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Life Safety Systems Mechanical installations are nearly finished at our Lake Austin build and life safety systems are the focus of this weeks blog. A life safety system is a part of any building’s infrastructure that monitors the environment for changes in state that indicate the presence of fire or smoke. It then reacts to […]

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