By Katie Agness
For nearly 50 years, Trendmaker Homes has been building homes throughout Texas with a focus on high-quality standards and a straightforward home buying experience. Founded in Houston in 1971, Trendmaker Homes expanded into the Austin market in 2016.
Currently, Trendmaker Homes is located in Belterra and Headwaters in Southwest Austin and Crystal Falls and Rancho Sienna in Northwest Austin. Trendmaker Homes recently opened for sales in Lakes Edge, located on the west side of Eanes ISD, and will be opening in Highlands at Mayfield Ranch in early 2018.
“We are in a growth mode, and hope to have more announcements of new communities soon,” says Terry Shuffler, vice president, general manager for Trendmaker Homes in Austin. “We are just so pleased to be in Austin and building Trendmaker Homes in this vibrant part of Texas.”
Trendmaker Homes specializes in building homes with open floor plans that offer flexibility and options for customization and layout. “Our higher feature level makes buying a Trendmaker Home easy because our models are built with our many standard features and very few upgrades,” Shuffler says. “Other than plan options chosen to demonstrate a plan’s flexibility, there are typically only a handful of upgrades in our models. Instead of needing a spreadsheet to figure out what is included you can count our upgrades with a few fingers.”
To ensure homeowners have an easy building experience, Trendmaker Homes has new home advisors and a design studio, which offers personalization opportunities with current, modern options as well as updated, time-honored selections. “Our homebuilding professionals are our most important feature and their expertise shines through the buying process, the design and selection process, the construction process, and continues past when someone moves into their new Trendmaker Home,” Shuffler says.
For those interested in customization opportunities, Shuffler says there are many opportunities to create a customized look for your home including, custom closet systems, specialized cabinetry, and appliances.
Trendmaker Homes offers home options that span a range of styles and price points to cater to all of Austin’s residents. “We have found that our homes are found desirable across the different ranges,” Shuffler says. “People seek out our open floor plans, and our plan options allow the same home that fits an empty nester to also fit a growing family, mature family, young professional, or even someone looking for a multigenerational home.”
Shuffler says that all Trendmaker Homes’ plans are designed for how people want to live. “All of our different homes offer the highly desired open floor plans, but we also offer homes that have outstanding outdoor living areas, master suites that people dream about, kitchens that are as impressive as they are functional, and great storage areas including some plans that have a hidden storage area accessed through a secret bookcase door.”
Whether seeking desirable communities, high-quality standard features or customizable floor plans and options, Trendmaker Homes builds homes to meet the array of lifestyles, styles and needs of residents throughout the Austin area. “At the end of the day, our people are the best reason for choosing a Trendmaker Home,” Shuffler says. “We have experienced homebuilding professionals who treat each home as if it is their own, from initial design to purchase to construction to customer care after closing.” RL