Overview

Dallas area home buyers are turning to residential design-build firms to ensure each detail of their home is designed to suit their family’s needs. The area’s home builders are creating energy-efficient, luxury, modern touches in homes inspired by classic architectural styles. The following firms have homes featured in local and national publications and are consistently listed among D Magazine’s Best Builders. They are teaming up with the area’s top master-planned communities, building on spec in up-and-coming neighborhoods, and often collaborate with the area’s top architectural firms to create the best custom homes in the Dallas area.

Top Home Builders


Blackline Renovations

Address:
5210 McKinney Ave., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75205

About Blackline Renovations

Blackline Renovations is a dynamic design-build serving the Greater Dallas area. Established in 2002, the firm made a name for easy communication, high-quality construction, and outstanding customer service. President and Owner Chris Black has managed large-scale projects all over the country for over 10 years. He acquired his Construction Science and Management degree from Clemson University and relevant industry certifications from NARI. His leadership led to major industry awards including NARI Contractor of the Year Regional Winner 2020, Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50, GuildMaster recognition, and Remodeling 550.

Featured Projects

The firm’s award-winning portfolio has projects done in varying home styles. The Tudor-style cottage in University Park is one of the firm’s finest works. The home has an off-white and teal colorway that gives the home an unmistakable look. The elegant home was provided with a 70-square-foot addition by the firm.


Booth Brothers Homes

Principals:
Jonathan Booth

Awards:
D Homes Best Home Builders

Address:
4890 Alpha Road, Suite 225 Dallas, Dallas, TX 75244

About Booth Brothers Homes

Founded by Jonathan Booth, Booth Brothers Homes is a full-service design-build firm specializing in luxury designs. The firm works from existing plans or starts from scratch with their clients, and they have custom spec homes available in Park Cities, Wyndsor Pointe, and the Newman Village community in Frisco. They work closely with their clients, educating them on current design trends and the building process. One of their signature styles are extra-wide hallways offering a grand spaciousness. The firm has been featured in D Homes and was named one of the Best Home Builders in Dallas in 2016 and 2017.

“At Booth Brothers Homes, our customers are the reason we exist, and their happiness with our product is our central focus as a team. We approach our projects with empathy; understanding that building a home is often a family’s largest and most important purchase, and we appreciate the responsibility of building vision to reality. Our family and our team are deeply driven to better everything we do, and we work hard to accomplish each new goal to improve. Early in my career, I was deeply influenced by my mentor, Bill Darling, of Darling Homes. I wanted to inspire and lead the way Bill did through his incredible company, and I knew to do that I would need to start my own. It is the goal of the Booth family that Booth Brothers Homes gives every employee the opportunity to love their work, advance their careers, and go to and from work with the excitement and energy to live fully. Customer satisfaction, award-winning homes, and a great team are proof that we are on the right track.” – Jonathan Booth

Featured Projects

One of Booth Brothers’ signature styles is the extra-wide hallways that offer a luxurious feel and spaciousness. This design element is featured in most of the firm’s projects. A new American-style, two-story home in Frisco boasts 7,575 square feet for under $3 million. The home was designed by Fusch Architects and built by Booth Brothers Homes. It was the model home for the Newman Village gated community, which contains only select 12 homes. There are five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, along with two offices, a first-floor media room, and a second-floor game room. A second-story balcony ledge overlooks the two-story living area below. It’s connected to a rich kitchen with a massive four-stool island.


Coats Homes

Principals:
Ben Coats

Awards:
Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Awards,
D Homes Best Home Builders

Address:
3100 Monticello, Suite 335, Dallas, TX 75205

About Coats Homes

Inspired by traditional Texas architects like John Staub, Charles Dilbeck, and Henry B. Thompson, Ben Coats began a partnership with a 50-year-old home building firm. Coats Homes has gone on to become its own full-service design-build firm. Ben Coats strives to create classic luxury homes with the highest quality craftsmanship in the Dallas area. The firm was recognized in The Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Awards, presented by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship to the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Dallas. Coats Homes has also been named one of the Best Builders in Dallas by D Magazine multiple years in a row. Their homes make frequent appearances in The Scout Guide magazine and blog, Luxe, D Home, and other publications.

Featured Projects

A couple wanted to bring the California architecture they’d grown to love to their new home in Dallas and found a Wilson Fuqua property that Coats was remodeling in University Park. It offered pieces of the California style they were looking for: a spacious open floor plan and large windows. The wife was looking for comfortable over formal living spaces. Coats used exposed brick in the kitchen, a signature he feels adds an element of Southern history to his homes. The residence was featured in D Home Magazine in fall 2016. Coats teamed up with architect Paul Turney on a classic Southern home with a modern twist. White-painted brick with stone headers gives the three-story house a classic feel, while details like a gas lantern over the front door gives it personality. The home is nestled between the property’s two oak trees, with a third-floor guest suite visible only from the back. A luxurious and modern kitchen features Calacatta marble counters and backsplashes, back-painted glass walls, and an industrial-style vent hood.


Desco Fine Homes

Principals:
David Goettsche

Awards:
Dallas Builders Association ARC Award,
D Homes Best Home Builders

Address:
1 Bella Porta Pl., Dallas TX 75254

About Desco Fine Homes

Desco Fine Homes, owned and operated by David Goettsche, is known to be a highly accessible company. The firm is easily available via phone or text and a consistent presence on the home site during construction. Some members of the team have been with the company for over 20 years. The firm is also known for its spacious and energy-efficient homes with comfortable outdoor living areas. They design and build custom homes, as well as work on extensive remodeling projects. The firm has been named one of the Best Builders by D Home magazine every year since 2005 and has won an ARC award presented by the Dallas Builders Association.

Featured Projects

A Desco home found in Preston Hollow was a Mediterranean-inspired home with unique and rich features, such as a six-foot-wide stone fireplace found in the two-story living room. The 4,700-square foot home contains four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. A large covered patio has its own outdoor kitchen, just feet away from an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi


Euro Design Build

Address:
Harpers Pl, Plano, TX 75075

About Euro Design Build

Euro Design Build is a Dallas-based design-build and remodeling expert serving Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding Texas cities. Melinda and Seval Dzinic founded the company and instilled in it the values of integrity and excellence. The firm provides detailed and carefully-executed designs, utilizing step-by-step assistance to its clients. Euro is skilled in home design consulting, interior design decoration, remodeling, general home improvement, and new construction. The firm has a fully-functioning showroom that provides clients with unobstructed access to available devices and materials.

Featured Projects

The Shady Shores Contemporary Home featured in the photo lives among the best set of Euro’s work. The home has a unique silhouette done by using a large sloping roof. The project was built through the expert use of bricks and natural stones. As a result, a one-of-a-kind home was built.


Greico Modern Homes

Principals:
Tom Greico

Awards:
Dallas Builders Association ARC Awards

Address:
8414 Ridgelea Street, Dallas, TX 75209

About Greico Modern Homes

Greico Modern Homes builds houses in the mid-20th century style, but with a modern sensibility. Tom Greico started his own company in 1983 after graduating from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in Arlington. He has served on the board of directors for the Dallas Home Builders Association and was president of the North Dallas Builders Division. Several of Greico’s designs have won ARC awards from the Dallas Builders Association. The firm has been named one of D Magazine’s Best Home Builders every year since 2011. Greico Modern Homes primarily builds in the North Dallas, Park Cities, and Lakewood areas.

Featured Projects

A Greico-designed home in East Dallas was featured on the White Rock Home Tour in 2016. The clients wanted the bedrooms to capture the feeling of camping in a treehouse. The firm made this happen by placing the bedroom on top of the garage, with large corner windows. The great room features glass walls that show off the property’s wealth of trees and large back deck. A luxury detail is the central vacuum system. A Lakewood Heights home was designed in Greico’s signature Mid-century style. The team pushed the front door back away from the busy street while allowing the rest of the home to sit up against it. The entrance, as well as the formal dining room, looks out into a cozy front courtyard. The open kitchen is split off from the main living area with a four-bench island featuring a sink.


JLD Custom Homes

Principals:
Jeff Dworkin

Awards:
Energy star Excellence in Energy Award

Address:
15400 Knoll Trail Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

About JLD Custom Homes

JLD specializes in energy-efficient homes that fulfill the latest Energy Star requirements. They received an Excellence in Energy Award in 2011, an award for builders in the Oncor ENERGY STAR Homes Program. They design custom homes in a variety of styles in order to blend in with the neighborhood. Landscaping services are also available. The company was started by Jeff Dworkin, who has been building new homes for over 25 years. Each home is backed by a comprehensive one-year warranty, a two-year mechanical warranty, and a 10-year structural warranty. The firm has been named one of D Magazine’s Best Home Builders every year since 2011.

Featured Projects

JLD has designed several homes within East Dallas, including a prairie-style home on Prospect Street. Sotheby’s listed the four-bedroom home for $774,900. The home includes an eat-in kitchen with a quartz-topped oversized island. The upstairs master bedroom runs along one side of the home with a walk-in closet, as well as a walk-in shower and whirlpool tub. The energy-efficient home was designed with a 16 SEER variable speed A/C unit, R-16 insulated walls, a radiant barrier, and LED lights. Another four-bedroom home uses an open floor plan to encourage natural light flow from the backyard. Highlights include the home’s 22-foot ceilings, a built-in fireplace, and a floating staircase. The home was set back an additional 10 feet on the lot to minimize damage to a massive oak tree in the front yard.


Robert Elliott Custom Homes

Featured Team:
Robert Elliott
Brent Slocum

Awards:
D Homes Best Home Builders

Address:
4145 Travis Street, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75204

About Robert Elliott Custom Homes

Committed to producing every client’s dream home in any style of architecture, Robert Elliot Custom Homes builds all over University Park, Highland Park, Preston Hollow, and the surrounding areas. The firm emphasizes the collaborative process with its clients to best customize each home, which enabled the firm to be named one of D Magazine’s Best Home Builders since 2014.

Featured Projects

Robert Elliott teamed up with architect Brent Slocum from B.K. Design Studio to assist with the interior architecture for a new home in the University Park neighborhood. The home has traditional and modern architectural elements that help blend the client’s wishes for an elegant but casual and functional home. The home has classic touches, such as arched windows with steel frames, and more eclectic design choices, such as a front door to open up into a room, rather than a traditional entryway. With three young children, the family wanted a home with lots of outdoor space. To maximize the outdoor, the firm used a covered patio that leads out to a pool area lined with magnolia trees.


Sharif & Munir Uncustomary Custom Homes

Principals:
Mickey Munir\nMichael Munir

Awards:
D Homes Best Home Builders

Address:
6009 Beltline Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75254

About Sharif & Munir Uncustomary Custom Homes

Founded in 1978 by Micheky Munir, Sharif & Munir Custom Homes is a full-service home building firm based in Dallas. The firm’s services cover every aspect of home building from home site selection and feasibility, architectural drawings, structural engineering, interior design, landscape, and even pool design and installation. The firm has a “look before you leap” program that allows clients to know the home building process in great detail before financially committing. Other than being a licensed architect and interior designer, Munir is also a certified graduate builder and graduate master builder through the Home Builders Institute. He is joined by his son, Michael Munir, who acts as COO and corporate president. Under the father-and-son tandem, the firm has been named one of D Magazine’s Best Home Builders every year since 2003. You can find their homes in Luxe Interiors and Design and Patron magazine.

Featured Projects

Sharif & Munir designed the Dallas home of residential designer Robert Trown. The limestone clad home with a triple-stacked, red-tile roof blends the influences of California, France, Portugal, and Spain. It sports ceiling beams and oak floors made from reclaimed wood and an antique stone mantel from Pittet Architecturals. Designed in a U-shape, the home’s large, steel-framed windows look out onto an interior courtyard. The home builders creatively produced double-thick walls by mixing paint into plaster as it was being applied. The end result is a textured, mottled wall. The firm worked with architect Vernon Berry to create a contemporary home in Preston Hollow. Designed for art collectors, the home uses indirect light and frosted glass to best display their artwork on museum-finish walls. The 5,620-square-foot, three-bedroom home sits on a .372 acre lot with a downstairs master suite, a living room on both levels, and two dining rooms. Rift-cut white oak pillars separate the kitchen from the living room, which has matching built-in white oak cabinets. The home features a modern floating staircase that leads to a split-level sitting room.


Tatum Brown Custom Homes

Principals:
Mark Danuser

Awards:
Dallas Builders Association ARC Awards,\nD Homes 10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas

Address:
1528 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX 75225

About Tatum Brown Custom Homes

Tatum Brown Custom Homes designs and builds high-end, luxury homes focused on the Park Cities and Preston Hollow areas. The firm is a Dallas favorite, having been named one of the Best Builders by D Home magazine from 2007 through 2018. D Home Magazine included the firm’s work on its “10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” article. The home also received multiple ARC awards presented by the Dallas Builders Association.

Featured Projects

Tatum Brown designs and builds high-end, luxury homes, especially focused on the Park Cities and Preston Hollow areas. Tatum Brown is a Dallas favorite, named one of the Best Builders by D Home magazine from 2007 through 2016. The firm is owned by Mark Danuser. D Home Magazine called one Tatum Brown home of the “10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas.” The home also received multiple ARC awards presented by the Dallas Builders Association.