Designed from your vision.
Built for your life.
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.
With a deep commitment to old-fashioned integrity and exceptional craftsmanship, we guide you through the entire building process, making your dream home a reality. Our expertise lies in marrying the architecture & interior design with the custom home building process, and we are dedicated to delivering outstanding results that exceed your expectations.
From Concept to Completion
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.
As one of the premier home builders in Austin, we understand that the building process can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach that simplifies the journey. As a design-build firm, we seamlessly integrate the design and construction phases, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for our clients.
We’re luxury home builders who 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.
Unparalleled Expertise in Central Texas and Hill Country
Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, our custom home building firm has an in-depth understanding of the unique architectural styles and natural beauty of the Hill Country and Central Texas region. We specialize in designing and constructing homes that perfectly complement their surroundings, maximizing hill country views and integrating sustainable features. With our experienced team of architects, builders, and interior designers, we transform your vision into a stunning, tailor-made home.
Design: Build: Experience
With over 110 international, national, and statewide awards, plus almost 3 decades of designing and building homes, we’re one of the best custom homes builders near Austin, TX, and 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.
When you choose Jenkins Design Build as your custom home builder in Austin, you can expect the highest level of professionalism, attention to detail, and personalized service. Our reputation as one of the best custom home builders is built on a foundation of excellence and client satisfaction. We are committed to bringing your dream home to life, ensuring that every aspect of your custom home construction is executed flawlessly.
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
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What Clients are Saying
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.
Lloyd Warner, Austin
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!
Kristen Manz, Austin
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.
Scott Anderson, Horseshoe Bay
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.
Cathy Leblanc, Austin
We aren’t like other architects or custom builders in Austin.
It’s a lot of things: like our no-surprises process, our bids within 5% of the final cost, and our affinity for that nothing-like-it Hill Country backdrop.