Great homes don’t start with materials or machines. They don’t even start with architects and blueprints. Great homes start with vision – your vision. They start with drive-by admiration, scribbled notes, and bookmarked pages. Even if it came easy, it has taken time & thought because you want it to be just right. After all, it will be your legacy.
And, in the end, it’s better than you ever pictured it.
At Jenkins, we aren’t just architects 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.
With over 110 international, national, and statewide awards, plus almost 3 decades of designing and building homes, we remain most proud of the meaningful experience we create for each and every one of our clients. Your build project should be an opportunity to create special moments and details that will become a part of your family’s story and legacy. The process should be streamlined, encompassing the latest fast-build technology and online systems, and you should feel like you’re getting concierge service all along the way.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
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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 Design Build. Jenkins was the only builder that had the passion and quality for which we were looking. In fact, the only reason it took any time at all is that Jenkins wasn’t the cheapest option, and we were worried about 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 Jenkins was that Shan had a civil engineering background, which eased our worries on the foundation for our house. The design-build team 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. Their 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 Jenkins 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 Jenkins built into our house was better than anything he was looking for in 7 years in California. Working with the Jenkins team was great. We immediately felt like family. The first step was the design meeting (Lifestyle Analysis). We sat down with the 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 Jenkins team has already helped make our retirement dream a reality.
What a pleasure it has been to build a house with Jenkins. We enjoyed going through this process—even when I was stressed out, they were all incredibly patient and reassuring. The…
What a pleasure it has been to build a house with Jenkins. We enjoyed going through this process—even when I was stressed out, they were all incredibly patient and reassuring. The result is a fabulous manifestation of our heart’s desire. We have enjoyed weekends in our home with our college kids and their friends. It is very comfortable. We hosted 11 for Thanksgiving and the kitchen functioned like a dream! The working bar and eating/serving bar concept was awesome, and the taller height prevented the dogs from partaking in the feast! Thank you to the whole team at Jenkins for delivering a beautiful product, with excellent craftsmanship. I highly recommend Jenkins!
We worked with the Jenkins team to design and build our home and would highly recommend them. The team was easy to work with and very attentive to detail. One thing that really im…
We worked with the Jenkins team to design and build our home and would highly recommend them. The team was easy to work with and very attentive to detail. One thing that really impressed us was that they built the house as if it were their own. It showed us how much care and passion they had for making sure the home was the best it could possibly be.
“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 progress during the construction of our home. Changes to the cost of 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.”
“We have been extremely happy with every step of the process of the design and construction of our home with Jenkins.”