By Katie Agness

Founded by siblings Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock in 1985, Highland Homes has been building quality homes exclusively in Texas. As the largest private homebuilder in the state, Highland Homes has had long-standing success due to the company’s focus on quality and customer service.

“Highland Homes is a builder that pays attention to detail,” says Tiffany Amore, marketing manager for Highland Homes’ Austin market. “Our goal is thoughtful, architectural design that provides the best livability and utility for our buyer. We also focus on energy efficiency in our homes. All Highland Homes receive a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index that surpasses industry standards.”

Today, Highland Homes is 100-percent employee owned and has expanded its footprint throughout Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. “We’re all over the Austin area, including Kyle, Georgetown, Round Rock, Leander, Spicewood and more,” Amore says. “Currently, Highland Homes has properties in 16 communities, and we’ll soon be expanding and building in La Cima in San Marcos and Wildhorse Ranch in Manor.”

No matter the location or community, Highland Homes ensures that homeowners can build the home of their dreams. “Highland Homes buyers have a wide variety of floorplans to choose from that include many standard features that would be considered upgrades at other builders,” Amore says. “Buyers are offered a range of included or upgraded options to choose from at the design center.”

In addition to its design center, the entire Highland Homes team is available to help homeowners navigate the buying and building process. “A homeowner can expect highly knowledgeable sales consultants who walk the buyer through every stage of the process,” Amore says. “Our construction managers will educate buyers on the construction process and provide thorough details on maintaining their new home. At Highland Homes the buyer will feel well informed, taken care of and ‘in the loop.’”

In addition to happy homeowners, Highland Homes’ success is evident through a variety of awards and recognitions. “Highland Homes receives praise from buyers and industry professionals alike,” Amore says. “We are a six-time People’s Choice Builder of the Year and ranked  No. 23 on 2016’s Builder 100.”

To ensure it continues to expand and succeed in the Texas market, the Highland Homes team is constantly researching the latest trends and opportunities. “We do extensive research and surveying to continually evolve architectural design. The latest construction techniques and technology is used in home building with Highland Homes and the result is extremely well-built and energy efficient homes,” Amore says.

She continues, “Additionally, we will continue to look for the best locations in master-planned communities that will provide the lifestyle buyers want and ensure a maximum resale value of their home.”

As Highland Homes continues to expand its footprint and advance its home designs, it’s the commitment to its core values that has made the company successful for more than three decades. “Our core values, which each employee owner has in their office, are the driving force behind our customer service and how we treat people professionally,” Amore says.  RL