Custom Home Builder’s Blog

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 recently helped someone analyze price and quality difference among different builders, and we wanted to share it with others who might like to do the same.  In this case, there were really a number of builders quoting very similar numbers for the cost of […]

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The List of the best custom home builders in Austin, released each year by the Austin Business Journal, hit the streets (and coffee tables) last week, naming  Jenkins Custom Homes Design+Build in the Top 10 for 2017! The Journal ranks a host of local businesses, including Custom Home Builders, and Jenkins has been consistently ranked on the […]

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Our favorite paint manufacturer, Sherwin-Williams, has named Poised Taupe their 2017 color of the year. It’s the color that they “anticipate defining 2017”.  We couldn’t agree more! 2017 Color of the Year When we began our trend away from the ivories and into the brighter whites, one criticism we often heard from our clients was consistent. […]

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