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Welcome Back to School

Wednesday August 24, 2016

This week, many students throughout North Texas headed back to school. I for one, have always been a big fan of this time of year. As a kid, it was the new clothes, matching my binders to my pencils and my backpack....wait, you didn't do that? I know I can't be the only one that did that! #longlivethetrapperkeeper. Sorry, I digress. Now, as an adult, I love it because my own kids are back to school (I have become a lover of routine in my old age) and I can just smell the pumpkin spice everything from now through Thanksgiving.

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Employee Spotlight: Regional Drafting Manager Rich Ean

Thursday August 11, 2016

A home begins with a creative vision. At John Houston Custom Homes, that creative vision typically originates in our in house architecture department. 6 years ago, that department began with a young staff architect and Texas A&M graduate, Rich Ean. While that department has since grown considerably and Rich is now our Regional Drafting Manager, the same ingenuity and quality is still the foundation of our home building process.

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Star-Telegram Article: South Pointe Starts Filling Out

Thursday July 28, 2016

Building is booming in the South Pointe development. BY NICHOLAS SAKELARIS Special to the News-Mirror

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Customer Testimonial: Marvy and Dude Washington

Thursday July 21, 2016

At John Houston Custom Homes, building lifelong relationships is the foundation of all that we do. Read all about some of our newest #happyhomeowners, Marvy and Dude Washington below. Want to join them and #buildyourstorywithus? Visit our website today to learn more!

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Welcome Home - The Cove at North Grove

Friday July 8, 2016

John Houston Custom Homes is proud to be building in Waxahachie's finest new master planned community, North Grove. The first phase of this exciting new community, The Cove at North Grove, is just minutes away from great shopping and restaurants and the highly acclaimed schools of Waxahachie ISD. With easy access to Highway 287 and I-35, this tucked away community is still very accessible to all that the area has to offer and is just 30 minutes south of Dallas.

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Employee Spotlight: Sales Manager Rob Poole

Thursday June 30, 2016

Our mission at John Houston Custom Homes is to build lifelong relationships with our customers and the communities in which we build. Employees like Sales Manager, Rob Poole are our front line in that mission. Rob has been with John Houston Custom Homes for 11 years and still today, he says his favorite part about his job is, "Getting to meet and work with such amazing people. Getting to share life with folks."

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Tour a John Houston Custom Home Right Where You Are

Wednesday June 22, 2016

I don't know about you but one of my favorite things to do is look through model homes. The beautiful lay outs, the fresh decor, and the latest home trends. I love it all! Even when I am not in the market for a new home, it's fun to look, dream and get ideas.

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Inspire Future Builders This Summer

Tuesday June 14, 2016

This summer your kids are likely to let out the age old summertime whine, "I'm bored." When that moment comes, we want to help you be prepared with this list of fun crafts and activities sure to inspire your little future builder. If your kiddos love to see how things are built and put together or if you would like to inspire a love of building, these fun ideas are perfect!

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Master Suites That Will Make You Swoon

Tuesday June 7, 2016

When you close your eyes and dream up your perfect master suite, what does it include? A sunken tub? A coffee bar? A spacious walk in closet? All of the above? Truly you can find those features and more in a John Houston Custom Home. Our master suites can be designed in a retreat like fashion that can allow you a relaxing get away within your own home. Check out some of our favorites and let us know what would make the perfect master suite for you. Have a John Houston Custom Homes master suite that you think is swoon worthy? Post a pic and share in the comments. We'd love to see how you have created the perfect retreat within your home.

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What's Happening Around Our Communities This Summer

Thursday June 2, 2016

While the calendar still says spring, in my book, summer starts Memorial Day weekend. So according to me (and the heat index on most days) its summer time in Texas. So what's going on this summer!? John Houston Custom Homes builds in some of the most community and family centered areas in North Texas and this list of events is a perfect example of why these communities make great places to #buildyourstory.

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Building The Future: Career Day at Life School Red Oak

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Looking out across the sea of young, eager faces and red uniform shirts at the Career Day event at Life School Red Oak Elementary, was a sweet reminder at just how bright our future is. What an honor to have a little time carved out in each of their lives to speak to them about our passion for building relationships, building homes, and even of building the future at John Houston Custom Homes. Together with our Vice President of Sales, Jason Dodson and Architectural Designer, Rich Ean, we presented to multiple second and fourth grade classes at Life School Red Oak about the exciting world of home building. From starting with an architectural plan, to meeting with customers, and finally seeing the plan come to life, Rich excited the kids with his passion for creating. He encouraged them to do well in school in the areas of math and science and spoke of how awesome it is to marry that world together with art and creativity and come out with architecture. He encouraged them to go to college and work hard and do well in school.

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Waxahachie's Newest Community, Sandstone Ranch

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Waxahachie has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the last few years and John Houston Custom Homes is excited to be a part of that growth with its newest community, Sandstone Ranch. The brand new model home, "The Titus," is an exciting look into what this exclusive community will feature. Exquisite details and beautiful custom features are staples to the homes in this neighborhood within Waxahachie ISD and conveniently located near all of the best shopping and restaurants that Waxahachie has to offer.

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Reasons Why the Population Growth South of the Metroplex Isn't a Surprise to Those Who Call it Home

Friday May 13, 2016

It's no secret that the state of Texas has garnered significant attention in the media for attracting large corporations and people over the last several years. With appealing home prices, lower taxes, and fewer business regulations, the state has experienced a large population increase specifically since 2008. While the highly populated North Texas cities have experienced a large amount of the growth, the smaller towns south of the DFW Metroplex have been undergoing rapid growth and development as well. In fact, according to this recent article, even large cities like Dallas are making the push to grow south. So why is this not so much of a surprise to the residence that call these towns home? Here are a few reasons why.

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John Houston Custom Homes Preferred Lender, Trinity Oaks Mortgage

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Any two entities can come together and create a partnership. A great partnership, however, is created when two entities come together with a shared vision. That's the kind of partnership John Houston Custom Homes is happy to have with our preferred lender Trinity Oaks Mortgage.

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Model of the Month:The Walker at The Grove

Friday April 29, 2016

The only thing more appealing than our beautiful new model, "The Walker" at The Grove, is the location! Set among the trees in Midlothian, this beautiful community is tucked away with easy access to Highway 287 and next to the new Midlothian Heritage High School in the highly acclaimed Midlothian ISD. This home and John Houston Custom Home community are a must see! Beautiful, cool, colors run throughout the home and custom wood trim is featured throughout. Dramatic touches like the grand stair case and overlooking Juliet balcony are flanked by an equally impressive floor to ceiling stone, wood and granite fire place.

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Employee Spotlight: Area Project Manager Justin Bright

Tuesday April 19, 2016

Over the years, John Houston Custom Homes has built countless relationships with the people in the local community in which we build and around the world. Beyond building homes, building relationships is key to all that we do. But our company isn't one person. Our company is many hard working individuals who share in John Houston's vision and recognize and value it's importance to build lifelong relationships. So who are these individuals? From the sale of the home, through the building process, until close and beyond, John Houston Custom Homes is people like Area Project Manager, Justin Bright.

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Termites: Is Your Home Protected?

Monday April 4, 2016

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Come See Us at a Community Event Near You!

Thursday March 31, 2016

One of our favorite things to do as a company is get out and spend time with the folks that make up our communities. We feel blessed to get to build homes in the areas that we do and getting out and being a part of what makes those communities great is an honor. This weekend coming up, we have two fun events in Ellis County and we'd love to see you there!

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The Comte Story

Tuesday March 22, 2016

When it came time to search for our next home, we decided to focus on a few specific subdivisions in our area. Lauren and I quickly realized John Houston Custom Homes was the common factor. They were the company that seemed to be everywhere we wanted to live. We were looking for a builder that set themselves apart from the competition and are happy to say, John Houston Custom Homes did just that. Their homes had greater detail and curb appeal giving them variation from one home to the next.

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Our Model of the Month: The Sequoia at Cabot Estates

Thursday March 17, 2016

If only one word could be used to describe the John Houston Custom Homes Model of the Month it would have to be...breathtaking. The Sequoia plan is beautifully showcased here in our Mansfield community of Cabot Estates.

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