Will Steed Homes Testimonials

The echoes of satisfaction resound consistently among Will Steed Homeowners. When asked about their experience, a resounding chorus of positivity emerges, all echoing the sentiment that “Will Steed Homes delivers a quality custom-built home that not only meets but surpasses our loftiest expectations.”

We invite you to reach out to us to obtain a comprehensive list of references, an invaluable collection of delighted homeowners who are eager to share their firsthand insights. Feel free to connect with them to address any queries you may have and gain an authentic perspective on the excellence that defines Will Steed Homes.

Here are a few things our customers have to say about us:

Our adventure started when we fell in love with a piece of land at The Retreat in Johnson County. It had magnificent views but many challenges. We were determined to make the dream a reality, but needed a builder partner who was committed to building quality homes, who would understand and commit to our vision for what the home could be.

We found Will Steed Homes and we found our partners. The team at WSH was able to interpret the way we wanted the house to look and feel. They found solutions to problems without sacrificing quality. They managed a group of sub-contractors who brought the highest level of craftsmanship to their trade. WSH was also able to add fine-tuning and nuance to our plans, making the reality of our dreams even bigger and more grand.

Our house is filled with light and whimsey, and we sleep well at night knowing that the foundation and mechanicals are solidThe WSH team was the solid, committed partner we needed. The kind of people we wanted to work with, and now are pleased to call friends.


We adore our new home and collaborating with your team, Bill Wills. This experience has been exceptional. Despite supply chain delays and cost hikes, you’ve excelled. Our vision became reality, a testament to true custom building. Moving isn’t on our radar, but if we did, only your team would suffice. Once we’re settled, we plan to host a gratitude party to honor those who made our dream tangible. Your guidance on ensuring we acknowledge every contributor will be appreciated. Thanks again! We’re head over heels for our home! – Marty Wills

Granbury’s Will Steed billboards always captivated me during my visits from the Metroplex. Dreaming of a home like that, we later sought a retreat beyond the city. Discovering a riverside neighborhood, we located a vacant lot for our dream home. A neighbor building with Will Steed, coupled with online accolades and referrals, affirmed our choice. Will’s honesty and quality-driven approach resonated, especially for our forever home. Collaborating with a designer, Will’s team meticulously translated our ideas into reality. Despite supply shortages, they navigated challenges and ensured progress. Stories of builder woes abound, yet our experience with Will Steed Homes has been exceptional. Their attentiveness, care, and problem-solving skills were evident. Even if not our forever home, we’d gladly embark on this journey again with them.

Robert and I are profoundly grateful for our remarkable forever home. Witnessing the transformation from paper to reality has been exhilarating. Your team and subcontractors exhibited exceptional professionalism, patience, and craftsmanship. Every detail, large or small, received meticulous care.

We extend special appreciation to your team. Mandi’s attention to detail and efficiency were a gift. Shane’s unwavering focus on details and patience with my questions were invaluable.

And then there’s Shawn. His extraordinary memory for project details, efficiency, and approachability made working with him a delight. He radiates patience and humor, even amidst challenges. His kindness during my mother’s illness and passing will forever resonate. His updates while I was away reinforced my trust.

We believe God led us to both this property and Will Steed Homes for our forever home. Your Christian values and approach have created a comfortable, compassionate environment. You’ve assembled a team with similar values, truly blessing us.

Approaching the one-year mark since moving into our newly remodeled Will Steed home, our satisfaction remains as strong as move-in day. Will and Superintendent Shawn led the complete remodel (down to the studs) with precision. Despite the complexities of the process, Will’s skilled contractor team ensured seamless coordination and timely decisions. Shawn’s expertise was invaluable, making the myriad of decisions easier. Will’s integrity and standards were evident from day one, offering patient guidance during our transition from new build to remodel. Even a year later, his responsiveness and high standards continue to impress. We wholeheartedly recommend Will Steed Homes for remodels or new builds, a testament to his excellence in the field.

I want to express how pleased we are with the process. While we’re not finished, your competence gives us confidence in its completion. Shawn has been fantastic, and his all-around goodness shines. It’s comforting knowing he’s overseeing things. This home’s journey spanned years, replacing a family-historied 1890s home while preserving its essence. Shawn embraced this and offered invaluable guidance through intricate details. He even redirected me when needed (like saving the beadboard from paint). I’m beyond thrilled with the outcome, as dreams rarely match reality. Every step was handled admirably, and the result exceeds my imagination. Shane’s unseen work is equally commendable. Mandi and your team’s dedication is appreciated. With our children often onsite due to farming, their respect was evident. Thank you all for this remarkable journey; we wouldn’t trade it.

I wanted to reach out and tell you both how pleased we are. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

All the Best, Kelli & Frank Ugarte

Building a new custom home is a significant endeavor, but my advice is simple: choose Will Steed Homes. Our Rolling Creek Ranch custom home exceeded expectations. Craftsmanship, such as foam insulation and automatic lights, showcased meticulous attention to detail. Will’s discernment in subcontractor selection stands out. Construction supervisor Shawn’s insights proved invaluable, enhancing the final result in numerous ways. His high standards for quality were evident, further refining the outcome. Will Steed Homes is a secure and wise custom home choice for any couple or family. Whether for a first, second, or final home, investing in a Will Steed Home is a sound decision.

We chose Will Steed Homes, Inc., led by Will Steed himself, to build our new Granbury, Texas home. Despite challenges posed by our lot’s size and shape, Will and his team delivered beyond our expectations. With just dreams and ideas, they connected us with architects and designers, streamlining the process. Their responsiveness and professionalism, including subcontractors, were exceptional. Will’s patience, kindness, and extensive home building expertise shone through. The end result is a stunning home that exceeds our happiness. Their top-notch customer service further enhances the experience. We enthusiastically recommend Will and his company to friends and family.

We chose Will Steed due to his masterful reputation as Hood County’s top builder and his genuine nature. Our final walk-through left us in awe. The home surpasses our expectations, featuring outstanding elements like foam insulation and a tankless water heater. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Each expert we worked with displayed genuine care for our vision. Collaborating with them was a pleasure. The process was a breeze—quite a contrast from horror stories we’ve heard. Will and his team made it enjoyable. They offered insights, encouraged our ideas, and shared valuable feedback. As the journey concludes, we’re a bit nostalgic. Meeting such wonderful people along the way added to the experience.

“Dream” is the first thing that Will ever said to us. We had interviewed other builders who talked about what THEY would do, how much THEY would charge, and what THEY would build for us. Not Will. He was interested in our ideas and how we could work together to achieve our mutual goal.

With the help of Shawn, Shane and Meri, we were able to design and build our future home. Will had a list of sub-contractors, but we were free to go to any store or subcontractor to make both interior and exterior selections. To say that we are happy with the result is an understatement..our family and friends LOVE our new home and so do we. What started as a “Dream” has now turned into our “Dream Home”!


Deana and I are thrilled with our recently built home. The remarkable attention to detail and craftsmanship reflect the cohesive teamwork between you and your subcontractors. Special gratitude to you, Shawn, Shane, and Meri for your honesty, attentiveness, and reliability. Amid the tales of house-building challenges, you proved to be a true partner. We’re not only happy clients but also proud to call you friends—meeting both criteria of a successful project. Recommending you to family and friends is a no-brainer. Thanks for an exceptional home and a wonderful experience.

Kenneth and Deana Tinkle

Good Morning! We just wanted you to know we are LOVING our new home! Tonia brought her photographer yesterday and we were thrilled to show it off! We have really settled in and are expecting flowers and landscaping next week. Our family loves it and so do we. We have been singing your praises to all that inquire about our house. Thank you again for building our dream house!!

Will, just wanted to send you a quick note after looking at some of the homes on your website – absolutely stunning, beautiful craftsmanship and details. We are still very much enjoying our home that you built 12 years ago now. In many ways it still feels new and the quality hasn’t disappointed.

-Rob and Christy Kilmer, Pecan Plantation, Granbury

After visiting numerous Granbury builders; we chose Will Steed Homes to build our cottage get-away in 2010 and never regretted our choice. Will and his team built us a perfect cottage in the woods. They were easy to work with, kept us in the loop, and made great suggestions such as adding the kitchen bay window. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and our cottage was struck by lightning and burned in 2017. As for rebuilding the cottage – no one would do but Will Steed Homes. Once again, we worked together with Will’s team (Shawn, Meri, and Shane) to build a perfect place to relax and watch the wildlife in Granbury. Fingers crossed that lightning does not strike the same place twice!

My wife and I seized an uncommon opportunity to relocate from Wyoming to Texas. After thorough research, we were drawn to Will Steed Homes in Granbury. Initial discussions exceeded expectations, leading to a custom home contract. Will and his team proved remarkably responsive, addressing our concerns promptly and offering valuable insights. Will and his subcontractors stand out. With prior custom home experiences, we’ve never encountered this level of management and detail-oriented approach. A single visit for selections and project walk-through sufficed. Will maintained consistent updates and detailed reports via his website, resulting in us moving into our splendid home ahead of schedule. We’re highly content and proud of our Will Steed home.

David and Shelia Goodwin

Granbury, Texas

April 2018

We selected Will Steed as our builder based on key factors:

Reputation: Will’s excellent reputation in banking, title companies, and real estate reflects his consistent, high-quality service over time.

Subcontractors: His long-standing relationships with subcontractors result in a stable, high-quality team that speaks highly of his leadership and standards.

Construction Expertise: Will’s deep understanding of new construction techniques and diverse architectural designs sets him apart. He brings our visions to life.

Communication/Follow-Up: Will’s accessibility and responsiveness are invaluable. He swiftly addresses concerns and ensures customer satisfaction.

In summary, we confidently recommend Will Steed as a premier builder for new homes. If the opportunity arises, we’d choose him again without hesitation.

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.

Opting to construct a new Westlake home, we explored various custom builders in the esteemed area. While WSH’s prior work was mainly south of us, their excellence was confirmed through a family member’s Granbury project. Apprehensions dissolved as Will assured a transparent process and meticulous construction. Having experienced unforeseen issues in prior projects, we appreciated WSH’s minimal complications and open communication. Their synergy with designer Tonia Coleman at Le Belle Maison Interiors was seamless. Long-term subcontractor relationships reflected quality. WSH’s dedication to customer satisfaction persisted post-move-in, accommodating tweaks. Their unwavering integrity underscores operations. We wholeheartedly recommend WSH for a custom home; our own stands as a testament to partnering with Will Steed and their outstanding 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 want to express our deep appreciation for the construction of our retirement home in Pecan Plantation. Shawn Cessna has been an invaluable asset throughout. As building supervisor, he championed our vision, demanding quality from subcontractors while offering creative input. He treated our home as his own, demonstrating dedication that defines Steed Custom Homes.

Your distinction as a custom builder is evident in your openness to innovative methods, materials, and designs, coupled with the pursuit of top-tier subcontractors. Co-Construct technology played a pivotal role, enabling us to oversee construction from a distance while maintaining a comprehensive record. It’s with immense pride that we 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 Will Steed Homes to anyone!

Our relationship with Will Steed 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 chose Steed Homes upon a retired home builder friend’s recommendation and our interview with Will. His organization and professionalism shone from the start and persisted throughout the building process. Despite common warnings about home-building nightmares, we found joy in the process, people, and experience. Should the need arise, we’d happily do it again. Our new home surpassed expectations, from design to the stone masons’ finishing touches. Will’s framework and Superintendent Shawn Cessna’s oversight ensured excellence. We extend our thanks to Will, Beverly, Shawn, and your staff and subcontractors for a truly exceptional job.

During our builder search for our new home, we interviewed six candidates and narrowed it down to two top builders. Upon assessing homes constructed by both, the quality was evident. Will emerged as the standout due to meticulous attention to detail. His comprehensive bid proposal resembled a book, reflecting his dedication. The attention to detail persisted on-site, with skilled subcontractors like painter Cesar and electrician Jeff. Will’s on-site supervisor, Shawn, orchestrated the team to bring our envisioned details to life. Our satisfaction with the dream home exceeded expectations. While building complexity isn’t simple, if we were to embark on another project, Will Steed would unquestionably be our builder of choice.

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.

Tori and I needed as much help as possible when we decided to build the home of our dreams. We chose Will Steed 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. Will Steed 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 Will Steed 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, Will Steed Homes will be the only builder considered.

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. Look forward to happy times there. 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. Will Steed 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, Will Steed Homes met these challenges from beginning to end. Many builders can promise to provide a quality home – Will Steed 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, Will Steed Homes is the builder you’ll choose.

Our heartfelt gratitude to Will Steed Homes for their exceptional professionalism in constructing our home. While I was working abroad, my wife Marsha selected Will Steed Homes from Granbury builders due to their comprehensive bid package and personable approach. Marsha’s decision proved wise, as the experience was rewarding. Our lovely home was delivered on schedule, and the interactions with Will and the team were enjoyable. We enthusiastically recommend Will Steed Homes to all inquiring about our Granbury building journey. Best wishes in your future endeavors; there’s no doubt Will Steed Homes will become Granbury’s most sought-after 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 Will Steed 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 Will Steed 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’m astounded by the remarkable workmanship invested in our home by you and your crew. Over three years since moving in, I found no signs of settlement – no cracks above windows or doors, and every detail remains pristine. Not one crack on the exterior mortar or brick, despite the substantial dirt hauling for lot leveling. Your post-sale service is commendable; urgent matters like the water heater were promptly resolved. From beginning to end, the process was painless. For Jean Ann and me, there’s no higher praise than to affirm that when we build again, you will unquestionably be our builder of choice.

Moved into our home in Cattle Baron Parc in September 2009. Have had very few warranty issues, and what issues we have had, Will Steed Homes turned the warranty work around quickly and satisfactorily. Very pleased with our house and feel we could not have used a better home builder than Will Steed. Thanks Will!

We contracted with Will Steed 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, Will Steed Homes has been attentive to our smallest concern, addressed the issues immediately, and corrected every item to my complete satisfaction. I would highly recommend Will Steed 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.


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!