. . . . The Sun Valley Philosophy of Home Building

phi-los-o-phy – a system of motivating concepts or principals (the philosophy of home design and construction)

Sun Valley Custom Builders was founded in 1999, by a group of experienced Builders and Realtors, who realized there was an obvious housing void in the greater Austin area housing market.  A majority of homes offered for sale, in all price ranges, both then and now, are designed and built by high- production, tract-home builders, who offer limited selection and limited opportunity for Buyer input.  Of the two most common alternatives - modular homes, which offer limited choice, low-cost and poor quality, or, “luxury homes”, which offer fixed Buyer options, high cost and unpredictable  to mediocre quality neither offer high quality or design flexibility.  Both are often referred to as "cookie cutter" homes.  This leaves a housing void, for home buyers with special needs, unique tastes or diversity of lifestyle.

We are a Custom Home Builder.  That means we build homes where our Buyers want to live - designed the way they want it to look.  We offer unique homes, of exceptional, structural integrity, superior energy efficiency and environmental compatibility.  Our homes are custom built, to suit the lifestyle, budget, and personal tastes of each Owner - and, we don’t sacrifice quality - regardless of home price.

Sun Valley Custom Builders is dedicated to filling the housing void, guided by these concepts:

  • Cheap is never the same as affordable
  • There is always a good alternative
  • Cost never guarantees quality – good or bad
  • A home should always be a good investment
  • Beauty can’t be defined sufficiently to suit everyone's concept

With those concepts in mind, we adopted these principals:

  • No home should ever sacrifice basic construction quality
  • Every home should contain the one feature that is most important to its Owner
  • Fulfilling a customer’s need is more important than selling a house
  • Each home should be finished to the taste of the Buyer – not the Builder
  • Minimum standards should never be determined by price of product

The Owners of Sun Valley Custom Builders have built homes throughout the beautiful Colorado River basin since 1976. They take great pride in the quality of their product and their long-term customer relationships.  The Colorado River basin, the "Sun Valley of Texas" is known for its diverse terrain and we know how to deal with the unpredictability of the climate and the challenges of blending architecture with the unique beauty of the Central Texas lakes and hills.  We refer to each of our architectural works of art as a "Beautiful Fortress".

We see each home as an architectural work of art, that is designed with structural integrity, to assure each homeowner of longevity, energy efficiency, and unique living environment.  Each home is designed to reflect the individual lifestyle and preferences of its Owners.  Our homes are built from original plans, created in-house or generated by one of the areas' premier architects, as well as, plans provided by our customers.  Our construction methods incorporate innovative construction technique and cutting-edge materials, products, and structural components.  The result is ageless design, structural superiority, environmental sensitivity, and low home-maintenance.

Some customers prefer to renovate or remodel an existing home – perhaps their current residence or purchase of a home that needs updating.  We provide years of experience in historic or distressed property restoration, residential remodeling or renovation, and home additions.  These projects are treated with the same attention to detail, as our new homes.  Products and materials used in all our home projects are as diverse as the people for whom we build, and we strive to make each home as unique as its Owner – whether new or renewed.

Pricing, for both new and renewed homes, addresses customers needs, as well as their budget, but always offers good value.  We think you’ll be amazed at the affordability and efficiency of our well designed, skillfully constructed, custom homes or home renewals - regardless of size or style.  Our home projects range from quaint, urban bungalows to spectacular, waterfront villas.  We build in urban settings, lakeside communities, on hillsides and secluded country estates.  Accordingly, each home varies in price and finish - but is always built to the same, exacting standards.