Lone Star Living Makes the Headlines

Building modern home designs in the Austin area is not unique to JKD Builder. But how we do it is what sets us apart. At least that’s what the editors at Modern Home Builder magazine zeroed in on when they profiled us in a recent issue.

Modern Home Builder magazine is a national print and digital magazine with a subscriber list exceeding 70,000 builders and developers across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

As part of its Hot Housing Markets issue, the magazine was interested in hearing our take on the housing trends we are seeing in the Austin area. Perhaps one of the biggest trends, Keith shared, has been the evolution from Tuscan home styles not that long ago, to the Hill Country Modern Farmhouse designs popular today.  We were one of the first builders in Austin to venture into the Hill Country Modern look more than 12 years ago, with one of our first designs featured on HGTV. Demand for that style has led to our use of softer woods, exposed ductwork, metal roof accents, large barn doors, and floor plans that “incorporate the kitchen, family room and dining room into a single space,” said writer Alan Dorich.  

However, the magazine noted, the thing that truly sets JKD Builder apart from other builders is its customer service and relationships.  “When JKD Builder constructs a home for a client, it also builds a new friendship,” Dorich said, noting that customers often give tours of their homes to new clients.

Those strong relationships also extend to the company’s partners.  “JKD also uses the same subcontractors and vendors on each job, which ensures greater consistency and continuity,” Dorich wrote.

Read what some of our recent clients say about their JKD experience and learn more about our building philosophy.