Semi-circular front entrance

Architect Luis Jauregui’s design/build firm offers a full complement of services. His homes, such as Bentwater Lakehouse, in Houston, are often influenced by the modernists of his native Mexico (Photos Courtesy of Jauregui Architecture, Construction, & Interiors)


An entrepreneurial spirit helped Luis Jauregui blaze an early path for design/build, as well as a variety of other profit centers

Girl looking into the woods from  floor to ceiling windows

(Photos: Tzu Chen)


A creative duo's partnership is driven by client needs, site specifics, and school schedules

Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).


Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland


A bid based on an incomplete set of drawings spells trouble for everyone.

Rustic French kitchen in home designed by Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C., and built by Jim Gibson Builders, Washington, D.C. Photo: Anice Hoachlander


Cabinetry alone can send a budget spiraling out of control. Make sure clients understand their options and what they cost.

House 610, in San Antonio’s Alamo Heights, was designed and built by Craig McMahon Architects. Craig’s brother Cavan McMahon, owner of Half Inch of Water Studios, did the detail work, including building the home’s steel and wood cabinetry, concrete countertops, and weathered steel fireplace (Photo: Dror Baldinger).


Craig and Cavan McMahon design and build to suit themselves, creating demand for their innovative, practical, custom homes


An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

December 2017

This Month in Custom Builder


The new HappyWords design features festive words such as: happiness, joy, and contentment written in English, Spanish, and French


A Minnetonka, Minn. builder answers the call to build a Craftsman-style house that doesn't look like every other Craftsman

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