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Steed Custom Homes, Inc. has a reputation for building the finest quality custom homes in every communities in which they serve. We also earned the right to be called Certified Master Builders due to our methods of constructing well crafted homes and our exemplary customer reviews. We achieve this by attending to detail, utilizing top quality building materials and skilled craftsmen, performing personal site inspections, and intelligent site management.

Ask any owner of a Will Steed Home and you will get the same positive response, “Steed Custom Homes delivers a quality custom-built home that exceeds our expectations.” Please call us for a list of our references. We will be happy to provide you with a list of our homeowners so that you may contact them with your questions. Here are a few things our customers have to say about us:

In selecting Will Steed as our builder, we considered the following factors:

Reputation – Will has an excellent reputation encompassing a number of different disciplines including banking, title companies and the local real estate industry. That favorable reputation is built on providing consistent, high quality service over an extended period of time.

Selection and Retention of Subcontractors – Will works with a select group of subcontractors that he has used over many years. Without exception, every subcontractor spoke highly of Will especially about the standard he sets for the quality of work and how he interacts with each subcontractor. That positive and enduring relationship results in a stable subcontractor base that produces a high quality home.

Construction Experience and Diversity of Portfolio – Throughout the building process, my wife and I were impressed with Will’s familiarity and in-depth understanding of new construction techniques and products available for new home construction. Many builders claim to be custom home builders when, in actuality, their home designs represent variations of one or two basic layouts. In contrast, Will truly builds one-of-a-kind homes that are varied in architectural design. This diverse experience provides confidence in knowing that your vision for a home will be realized.

Communication/Follow-up – Before, during and after construction, Will remains accessible to the Customer and consistently returns phone calls – a real plus in today’s business environment. As with any product, defects in material and workmanship are bound to occur. What separates Will Steed from many other builders is his diligence and desire to quickly correct issues to the Customer’s satisfaction.

In summary, my wife and I enthusiastically recommend Will Steed as a builder of choice for a new home. If the occasion arises and we were to build another new home, then without question we would select Will Steed as our builder.

We just wanted to send you a (long overdue) commendation on the construction of our home. To be honest, the excellence of your company, while always appreciated by us, was recently made even more apparent.

Our daughter & son-in-law recently closed on a lovely home in Houston, built by a highly regarded builder in that area. Their house is bigger than ours & more expensive than ours. But the attention to detail & quality of workmanship in our Will Steed built home far outshines their home. In every respect!

Your customer service, from initial response to calls & requests to punch list follow-up – not to mention the superior construction process, from slab pour to key hand-over… all of it makes us SO grateful that we chose you as our home builder. And if we ever decide to build again, we will definitely call you.

Thanks again, Will & Shawn & your entire staff!!

When we decided to build a new home in Westlake, there were multiple custom builders we could have considered because the area is known for having some of the finest homes in Texas. WSH had built a home for a family member in Granbury and they were very pleased. I was a little apprehensive about considering WSH because the majority of their projects were located south of us in Granbury and north of us in the Lake Texoma area but Jack and Will quickly put those concerns to rest with their transparent process and the level of detail they put into every single aspect of construction. I’ve been involved in multiple construction projects and understood from day one that there will be unforeseen issues to deal with. In our case, these were kept to a minimum and we were always fully informed on where things stood. They also worked seamlessly with our designer Tonia Coleman at Le Belle Maison Interiors. Most of their subcontractors had a long term relationship with WSH and it showed. WSH has a culture of ensuring the customer is satisfied and that did not stop when we moved in. They continue to be eager and willing to make tweaks to ensure that we are pleased. Their integrity permeates every single aspect of their operations. We wholeheartedly encourage others to consider WSH for a custom home and come visit our home to see firsthand what you get when you partner with the Steed Brothers and their WSH Team!

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I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years in our new home! We have enjoyed it so much. Our building experience surpassed all of our expectations. You and your crew treated our project like it was your own with meticulous attention to detail. Thanks for making our dream home become a reality!
Dear Will,

Betty and I would like to compliment you and your staff on the building of our “retirement” home in Pecan Plantation. There aren’t enough words to describe the asset Shawn Cessna has been throughout the entire process. As the building supervisor he truly acted in our behalf to produce a quality built home that met our desires. Shawn functioned as if he was building our home as his home. He was demanding of sub-contractors, listened and provided great input while being amenable to try new and different aspects he had never seen or performed before. In our opinion Shawn is Steed Custom Homes.

Many builders say they are a custom home builder, but you and your staff showed a difference from all the other builders we interviewed. The reason you standout as a “custom home builder” can be seen by your willingness to try new and different building methods, materials, designs while obtaining the right quality sub-contractor for the job. A very important aspect too was your use of technology with Co-Construct. Co-Construct allowed us to build our home some 50 miles away while providing a documented record of the entire process for both parties.

Betty and I are exteremely proud to say “Steed Custom Homes” built our house.

Dear Will,

I’m hoping it’s never too late to say ‘thank you’ for the awesome job that you and your team did for us! The total remodel of our master bath couldn’t have turned out any better. We so appreciate everyone’s attitude of ‘we’re not finished until you’re completely satisfied!’ Your workmen were all professional and considerate and courteous. It was a real pleasure doing business with you and Shawn!

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We love, love our new home, and we cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate your patience in working with us. We aren’t totally moved in, but we are making progress! Thanks again to all of you for making our building experience a positive one. And thank you for the fantastic organizational notebook with all of the warranties, instructional information, owner’s manuals, etc. We so appreciate that and have used it several times already. We think Will Steed and his staff are the very best!
We wanted to build our dream home and we needed a builder that not only saw our vision, but also one that we could trust, someone we knew had Christian ethics and could build a home that was not your “typical” house. My architect husband was going to be inspecting every detail to make sure his plans were followed to the T! Will Steed and his crew not only met our expectations but exceeded them! We moved into our beautiful home 6 months ago and have loved every square foot of it! Anytime we have a question or need something from a contractor or Will, we get our questions answered promptly or service calls made immediately. We have and will continue to recommend Steed Custom Homes to anyone!
We’ve built four other homes prior to this and had mixed experiences during construction. Building with the Steeds has been the best experience by far. They are fun and easy to work with and very receptive to our ideas. We were especially impressed with the detailed planning and discussion during the design phase which prevented any miscommunication during actual construction. Will, Jack and Gene are men of integrity and followed through on everything they said they would do. They were exceptionally helpful with suggestions for creating that “Wow” factor and also getting the most house for the dollar. The final result is a beautiful, well-built home with a timeless design. We couldn’t be happier with our new home!
As first time homebuilders we were prepared for many struggles, but Jack and Will Steed came through for us in SPADES!! They talked us through each and every detail and provided service above and beyond. Jack and his assistant, Gene, were very responsive to all of our needs. The materials and workmanship in our home are of the highest quality. From start to finish we could not be more pleased and would love to have anyone interested in having Jack and Will Steed build their home, come and see for themselves our little dream lake house in Lake Texoma.
Our relationship with Steed Custom Homes was more than just building our home. He and his team became very good friends! He is extremely conscientious and his integrity and honesty is a gold star plus! The quality of a Will Steed home is above average and his attention to detail is awesome! The one on one relationship with Shawn was only one of the examples of reducing the number of problems associated with building a house. Thank you Will for building such a warm and inviting home for us!!! It is awesome!
Debra and I picked Steed Homes based on a recommendation from a friend of ours that is a retired home builder and on our personal interview with Will. We appreciated the organization and professionalism that Will exhibited in his presentation and those traits stayed true throughout the entire building process.

We have always been told that building a home was a nightmare for most people and that they would never do it again. We couldn’t disagree more. We have enjoyed the process, the people, and the experience and would indeed do it all over again if the need arises. Our new home has fulfilled all of our early expectations, from design right thru the finishing touches provided by the stone masons. Will provided us with a tremendous framework from which to work and our superintendent, Shawn Cessna, insured that the final product met and even exceeded the plans and specs in many cases. Again, thanks to Will, Beverly, Shawn and all the rest of your staff and subs for a job well done.

When we contracted with the Steeds to build our home we were still traveling around the country and were not available to view the house at various stages of development. However, Jack Steed would keep us informed by emailing us pictures at each stage of the building process and conferring with us by email on what was being done and answering any questions that came up. He didn’t have to do this but he did.

He called us to get our input before making the slightest change even though we would not have noticed it anyway. He didn’t have to do this but he did. You could say Steed Custom Homes are exemplary, master builders, above the standard, outstanding service, skilled craftsman, and many other superlatives – and you would be right. But that is not what separates Steed Custom Homes from the rest.
It is the confidence you gain from your relationship with the Steeds that they have your best interest in mind and the attention to detail, expertise, and guidance they offer you at each stage of the building process that separates them from the rest. It is their overwhelming exuberance to the commitment of excellence and the fact that they will accept nothing less that separates them from the rest.

Finally, it is the friendship and trust you will gain from working with the Steeds and when you are handed the keys to your new home and Will and Jack Steed walk out the door you will truly say, “They are master builders.” It was a wonderful experience.

When were searching for a builder for our new home, we interviewed 6 builders. We shortened the list to the best two builders. We looked at homes built by both builders, and they were all very well built. As with most things in life, the cream always ends up on top. Will’s attention to detail during the bidding process showed up in the form of a bid proposal that had bids for everything, and looked more like book than a bid proposal. After the award the attention to detail made it’s way to the jobsite. We had many very good subcontractors that Will brought to build our dream home. One in particular was Cesar our painter. Cesar was very much the perfectionist, and it shows everyday. Another was Jeff our electrician. Had it not been for Jeff, there were many things we wanted, but just did not know about yet. Shawn is Will’s supervisor on site and was able to bring all the subcontractors together to execute all the details we had envisioned, and some we could not imagine. We could not be more satisfied with the new home. It was all we had dreamed of. Building a complicated house is not an easy task, but if we were to build another, Will Steed would be the builder!
My husband and I built a home in 2005 with Will Steed long distance (California.) The process went really smooth. We felt that we got the professionalism that we were looking for. From their bid to delivery, we were very happy with their work and look forward to building with them some time in the future.
We could not be more pleased with our new home, built by Steed Custom Homes. Throughout planning and construction, Will was helpful and professional, and always a pleasure to work with. Will cares about his customers and it shows in his work. We could have chosen from any number of builders, but we’re glad we chose Steed Custom Homes. The result is a beautiful home which we will enjoy for many years.
We would like to thank Jack and Will Steed for the beautiful home they built for us. After purchasing a lot in Lake Texoma, we waited until we were able to find the perfect builder. Their level of professionalism and talent made for a great building experience. We have gone through the building process several times and even completed a recent addition to our primary residence. It was a welcome relief to work with Jack Steed. Jack took great pride and paid careful attention to detail in every aspect of the building process. As we were not on site very often, it was comforting to know things were being taken care of. We highly recommend building with Steed Custom Homes.
Tori and I needed as much help as possible when we decided to build the home of our dreams. We chose Steed Custom Homes to help us with the biggest investment of our lives. Our experience was great with Will and the staff. They helped us build it our way, not their way. If we build this house again, we would turn to Steed Custom Homes.
Ron and I love our home. Steed Custom Homes was the most responsible and responsive builder with which we have ever dealt. They were determined our home would be everything we wanted it to be and worked overtime to ensure it was. There are always changes during the building process, and they were responsive to those as well. I cannot say enough about our experience. IT WAS WONDERFUL! They are great guys.
There are not enough words to express our love for our new home! It is absolutely beautiful. There are not enough words to express our respect and admiration for all you guys at Steed Custom Homes. In choosing a builder, there was only one choice for us, and that was you! When our neighbor saw the Steed Custom Homes sign at the front of our property, he told us, “It makes me very proud to see that sign, because you will not find a better builders or more honest builders than Steed Custom Homes. If those young men tell you they are going to do something, it is done.” It is doubtful that we will ever build again, but should that happen, Steed Custom Homes will be the only builder considered.
Dusty and I have built 4 homes since we married and Jack built our lake house on Lake Texoma this past year. We wish he had built all of our others! Jack is a perfectionist, which is exactly what you need when you are building in a location that you cannot swing by and check periodically. Because he is so meticulous, we never felt like we needed to make extra trips down to make sure things were going well. Jack did that for us. Jack and Will laid out the plan for the house with us before we ever started, and we did not have to make any changes because of their expertise and planning. Steed Custom Homes is a company of character, integrity, and know how.
To all of you who made my idea of a home come into being, I want to thank you. Everyone who was involved—all the people from your office, all the suppliers, and all your subcontractors were so efficient and easy to work with. I am so happy with all my choices and how the house turned out. I look forward to happy times there. I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrase, “Will won’t have it any other way.” You apparently are well known for expecting the best.
My wife and I thought we knew a lot about building custom houses since I had just built one 5 years ago. The building technology had changed significantly. I am glad we used Steed Custom Homes. They were on top of the latest in building technology and practices. The new home they built us is a lot more energy efficient and better built than the one I built 5 years ago.

Most people who build a custom home describe how trying it is. We had just the opposite experience. Will was great to work with. We enjoyed the building experience, and most of all, we enjoyed seeing the house of our dreams go up right before our eyes. Steed Custom Homes has stood behind their work in every way. The service has been top notch!

We were reluctant to build another home because of past experiences we have had with builders. From the time we met with Will at Steed Custom Homes, all our concerns were erased. They were professional, friendly, and really understood our needs. They honestly discussed what worked and what didn’t work, and made the building of our home a really positive event. We trusted them, and they lived up to that trust. They built us a beautiful quality home.
What kind of qualities did we look for in a home builder? Qualities such as professionalism, respect, courtesy, and honesty were very important to us. Those are what we found with Steed Custom Homes. After our first meeting with Will, we knew this was the builder for us. Sherrill and I understood that building a custom home would involve some real challenges. For us, Steed Custom Homes met these challenges from beginning to end. Many builders can promise to provide a quality home – Steed Custom Homes didn’t just promise, they delivered. You can hire one of a multitude of companies to build your house, but if you want a quality custom home that you’ll be proud to own, Steed Custom Homes is the builder you’ll choose.
Thank you to the folks at Steed Custom Homes for the professional way you handled building our home. My wife, Marsha, came to Granbury to choose a lot and select a builder to begin building our home while I was still working in the Czech Republic. Marsha selected Steed Custom Homes from a group of builders in the Granbury area. The choice was made based on your truly professional approach to the bidding process and on your comprehensive and informative bid package. Marsha also felt that you were the most personable group, and she wanted a builder with whom she could feel comfortable during what could be a difficult period. Marsha made a good choice. Having our home built by Steed Custom Homes was a very rewarding experience. We got a lovely home delivered per the original schedule and we actually enjoyed interfacing with Will and the other great members of the Will Steed staff.

We highly recommend Steed Custom Homes to any and all who ask about our Granbury building experience. Thanks again, and Good Luck with your future endeavors. I feel certain that Steed Custom Homes is destined to become Granbury’s most sought after home builder.

I can’t believe it’s been one year since we moved into our beautiful new home! Mike and I wanted to take this chance to let Steed Custom Homes know how appreciative we are. You delivered on our short time schedule…4 months! Unbelievable. The crews worked hard to make everything right no matter what kinks we threw in at the last minute. You never seemed to get tired of our questions. You have surrounded yourself with good quality people in every area and it shows! We can’t say enough about the quality of your building and the high standards you attain for yourself and in turn, the customer. We have, and will continue to recommend Steed Custom Homes to anyone wanting an affordable quality home. Thanks for giving Granbury an honest, high standard choice!
From the first meeting with you, we were impressed with your honesty, professionalism and sincerity. Those traits were paramount in selecting your company to build our new home. We were very appreciative you working with us on the cost side, and we truly appreciate you going out of your way to help us control the costs and make suggestions to keep costs down. We moved into our new home under budget, on schedule, and at a price we could afford. Thank you for all your help in making our home everything we hoped it would be.
I am amazed at the quality of workmanship that you and your crews put into our home. It’s been just over three years since we moved in, and the other day I walked around the interior looking for signs of settlement. I looked above every window and door frame and not a single crack. Every door and cabinet shuts as well as the day it was first hung. I found the same results when I surveyed the exterior. Not a single crack in the mortar or brick. I know you had to haul tons and tons of dirt in to build this lot up and I worried that settlement was going to be a problem, but you assured me you knew what you were doing. Your service after the sale has been exemplary. On the few items that we had problems with such as the water heater, it seemed as though you dropped everything and make that your top priority to rectify. You made the entire process from start to finish painless. I don’t know a greater compliment Jean Ann and I could give you than to say that when we build another house, you will build it!!
We moved into our home in Cattle Baron Parc in September 2009. We have had very few warranty issues, and what issues we have had, Steed Custom Homes turned the warranty work around quickly and satisfactorily. We are very pleased with our house and feel we could not have used a better home builder than Will Steed. Thanks Will!
We contracted with Steed Custom Homes to construct our home in Pecan Plantation in early 2010. The professionalism Will and his team exhibited during each step of construction was absolutely amazing. Time and quality commitments were met throughout the construction process, and my expectations were exceeded consistently. While we have had very few issues after the completion of construction, Steed Custom Homes has been attentive to our smallest concern, addressed the issues immediately, and corrected every item to my complete satisfaction. I would highly recommend Steed Custom Homes to any prospective home builder.
Maria and I just wanted to thank you for building us such a beautiful house! You have made this a pleasant experience from start to finish.Thanks!
We are very pleased to let people know of our appreciation and respect for Will Steed both as a high quality home builder and as a first rate person. The professionalism Will puts into his work is exceptional and we recommend him highly.
We just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ again for our awesome house. We enjoy it as much today as we did the day we moved in! Thank you so much for your outstanding service and help. Helping us out when we were in China was definitely going above and beyond!
When you have Will Steed build your home you can expect the following:
Pros: On time, on budget, attention to detail, helpful comments in preparing home design and choosing finishes, full attention to YOUR home, great sub-contractors, excellent superintendent, and full follow-up to punchlist & warranty issues.
Cons: n/a
If we built another home, we would choose Will Steed again!
What a fun day we had with Shawn and all the great contractors working on our house!! Lisa and I are extremely happy with the progress and help we received making the decisions today. Thanks to Jeff C., Jeff M. and his sons, Mike and Kelly, JD and son, Charles, Rod and Shawn.
Integrity…Quality…Trust
These words are what come to mind when I proudly tell others about Steed Custom Homes. Choosing Will Steed was one of the best decisions that we ever made as Will and his Team build an absolutely marvelous home. The craftsmanship and attention to detail seems unmatched in the Granbury area. I interviewed several builders before making the perfect choice to have Will build our home. The Steed Team set the bar for quality and ethics, and surpassed it at every step! Their ability to help us visualize our dream home and their commitment to fulfilling our dream exceeded all expectations. This is the fourth home we have built and Will is the first builder I have ever come across who actually runs a job like a true professional. The house is absolutely beautiful and we are proud to call it our home. We unconditionally recommend them!