Why Choose Us?

  • 14+ years experience at the forefront of green home building in Central Texas
  • Experts in building high-performance, low-maintenance, net-zero energy custom homes
  • Comprehensive range of innovative solutions to save and harness energy
  • Numerous awards and recognition for green custom homes and sustainability
  • Locally owned and operated green custom home builder in the Texas Hill Country
  • Recognized leader in operational excellence and customer satisfaction
  • We build with quality and integrity: our reputation is among the best in the business
  • Strong track record of satisfied customers
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Our History

Build NATiVE was founded in 2007 under the name Hill Country Ecobuilders. As a custom home builder, our goal was to build high-performance, net-zero energy homes. In 2008, as we were still working to complete our first spec home, the sub-prime mortgage crisis hit the housing market. Fortunately, the niche market for the type of custom homes we were building allowed us to thrive and grow during those tough times.

In 2009 we founded Hill Country Ecopower to support our construction company with the renewable systems that were special to the homes we were building. We originally started this company to provide solar, geothermal, rainwater collection, and other green construction systems to Hill Country Ecobuilders. But we quickly found the market with existing homeowners as well as other general contractors.

Over the next few years, we continued to grow and our area of custom home builder operations expanded outside of the Texas Hill Country. So in 2012, we rebranded the companies under the NATiVE name.

Today, we are Build NATiVE and NATiVE Solar. Our team is full of creative, knowledgeable, sustainably-minded, hard-working industry experts that are responsible for eco-friendly, high-performance, net-zero, award-winning custom homes in Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas, and the Texas Hill Country.

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Our Process

1. Secure Land

Securing land for your custom home is the first thing that needs to happen. We are happy to meet with you on a property that you are interested in buying and give you our feedback from a construction perspective.

2. Design Home

Having a design that takes into account green building principles is half of the battle of getting to net-zero energy. We are happy to recommend architects that we know understand these principles. During the design phase, we like to stay heavily engaged with our clients to provide budgetary feedback along the way and consult from a construction standpoint.

3. Finalize Financing

Once we have a final design and budget it’s time to get the financing secured.  We have financing options we will recommend if needed.

4. Construction

Now for the fun stuff! Plan on construction taking anywhere from 9-16 months depending on the size of your home and the scope of the project.

5. Enjoy It!

We hope the sustainable custom home we build for you is the one you plan to grow old in!

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