We have surveyed the home builders who regularly build custom homes in Tyler Texas and the surrounding vicinity. Each builder has been identified as a builder who delivers high quality work. These builders have received high marks for their ability to deliver homes on time, within budget, and at the level of expected quality, or higher. What more can you ask?

#1: Mike Blake Homes

Description: At Mike Blake Custom Homes we place the highest emphasis on providing customers with a positive home construction experience by bringing knowledge, craftsmanship, sophistication and simplicity to the building process. We recognize that there is an extensive amount of conflicting and competing information available to today’s consumer, and we work tirelessly to ensure this data is delivered accurately, while minimizing confusion.

Our goal is to simplify the process by merging tutorials that aid in familiarizing and educating, and by offering our customers tailored plans through our “custom concierge service.” Our customers have access to a vast number of home plans found within our catalog library. Don’t see what you have in mind? No problem. We work with several architects who will gladly provide an affordable custom design sketch of your dream home.

#2: Platinum Homes


Platinum Homes is excited and proud to be an Energy Star and Green Builder.  All the appliances placed in your home will have the Energy Star seal of approval.

The majority of our homes have been created in the greater East Texas area.  A home less than 4,000 sq. ft. takes about 3 months to complete.  A home greater than 4,000 sq. ft. takes 4 ½ to 5 months to complete, depending on weather conditions after the concrete foundation is poured.

#3: Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC

  • Builder: Carlton Edwards
  • Phone: Phone: (903) 343-9519      Fax: (903) 894-4116
  • Address: P.O. Box 168, Bullard, TX 75757

Description: Carlton Edwards, CGB of Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC, began a career in financial services in 1976, eventually serving as a senior vice-president for one of the largest banks in America. All the while he was dreaming of designing and building custom homes. He built his first home in 1983, continuing building as a side profession during his 30-year career in financial services. Carlton retired from banking in 2006 and relocated to the Tyler area to pursue his life-long desire to build homes as a full time profession. What distinguishes Carlton is his attention to detail and impeccable business ethics. His “down to earth” approach helps to reduce the stress associated with designing and building a new home. Carlton and his wife of 33 years, Deborah who is actively involved in their business, have three grown daughters.


#4: RC Custom Construction

Description: RC Custom Construction is a new home builder with the experience you can trust. New home construction is one of our specialties and we take pride in giving you exactly what you want. Please read some of our Testimonials and know that we strive to achieve your goals.


Description: It is very commonplace to see poor contracting and custom home work these days. Bad worksite behavior, poor workmanship, unprofessional conditions, and sky-high prices are all over the custom home business. But, you never have to worry about any of those things with Hunt Custom Homes Inc.

If you hire Hunt Custom Homes Inc. to build your home, remodel your existing home, or manage your construction, you won’t have to stress about any unprofessional or unsafe actions. We are Tyler, Texas’s number one choice for custom home work, because we make it our priority to go above and beyond when it comes to your home.


Description: Doug Makowsky Homes, Inc. originated in Shreveport, Louisiana, where Doug was born and raised.  As a young man he worked in the construction field, where he was trained in carpentry, mechanical, roofing and painting.  He was able to work with many skilled people, which gave him  a vast knowledge in the residential and commercial industry.  After having a successful business in Shreveport, he moved his family to Tyler five years ago.  He spent six months putting together a team of skilled subcontractors to help build the quality and creative homes he has become known for.

Doug puts a little Louisiana flair and a bit of Texas charm in every home he builds.  He enjoys meeting with people and helping with the design process of their new dream home.


Description: In 2009, Tyler O’Brien founded Agave Custom Homes.

Tyler has over 14 years experience in the home building industry of which the last 9 years have been focused on Central Texas real estate. Tyler has held the Land Acquisition Manager role for a National Builder where he helped acquire land and developed lots in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Tyler has also worked as a Project Manager for a local developer focusing on master planned communities in the Austin and San Antonio area. Prior to creating Agave Custom Homes, Tyler was building luxury homes in the Lake Travis area for a National Homebuilder.


Description: Every project has different goals and challenges unique to the client. We have been in business in the Tyler, Texas area since 1993 and have spent our history refining our home construction and commercial construction processes and organization to meet and exceed the needs and wants of our clients. We can provide a range of custom new home construction options, commercial remodeling, general contracting services, home remodeling and contracting, and more.


Description: Joe Carlyle is the president of Carlyle Homes, Inc. founded in January 1990.  His company specializes in construction of custom homes throughout Tyler and the surrounding area.

In 1998,  Joe served as President and “Builder of the Year” of the Tyler Area Builders Association.  In 1997, he was Chairman of the Parade of Homes™. Joe has also served as Area Vice President for the Texas Association of Builders and National Director of the National Association of Builders.



Description: At Bayless Custom Homes , Inc. we are truly “Building For Purpose.” For 34 years, we’ve been building relationships that have withstood the test of time.

We attribute our long history to our clients’ satisfaction. We understand that satisfaction must be earned one client at a time…before, during, and after construction. We are careful not to take on too many projects per year, and our clients benefit from a responsive, hands-on-management approach. We believe that experience and superior service can achieve extraordinary results. Most of all we take pride in every home we build and focus on quality construction so our clients can truly realize their dream home is reality.