Why Choose Us?

  • 17 years experience at the forefront of green homebuilding in Central Texas
  • Experts in building custom high-end 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 in the Texas Hill Country
  • Recognized leader in operational excellence and customer satisfaction
  • Building with quality and integrity: Our reputation is among the best in the business
  • Accredited custom homebuilding warranties
  • Strong track record of satisfied customers
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Our Story

BuildNative was founded by Nick Ryza and Lloyd Lee in 2007 as a custom homebuilder with the goal of building high-performance, net-zero energy homes. From day one, we’ve focused on sustainability, and we’ve been honing our eco-friendly knowledge for nearly two decades. Being green isn’t new to BuildNative.

In the early days of operation, there weren’t many businesses of our kind—or the specialty contractors to support building a truly green home. So we forged a new path by providing in-house installation of renewable systems such as solar, geothermal and rainwater collection. We innovated further by starting NATiVE Solar, our sister company. NATiVE Solar provides top-quality solar panels with battery backup options, and it’s just one part of our continued holistic approach to sustainability.

Today, our specialty is offering net-zero features in custom luxury homes. Our team is full of knowledgeable, sustainably-minded, hard-working industry experts who bring our customers’ visions to life. Families throughout Central Texas trust BuildNative to build their dream home, and that’s something we cherish.

Being a family-run company means that we put our heart into BuildNative. Building homes is something we love to do, and we’re proud of doing it well. We would love to talk to you about building your dream home.

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Our Process


Secure Land

Securing land for your custom home is the first step. 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.


Design Home

We are happy to recommend architects who understand luxury sustainable homes. During the design phase, we like to stay heavily engaged with our clients to provide budgetary feedback and consult from a construction standpoint.


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.



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


Enjoy it!

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



If you are ready to begin your green home project or have questions about the process, please contact us here

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