Award-winning Austin Home Builders Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes

Building Fine Homes Throughout Greater Austin, Horseshoe Bay and the Texas Hill Country Starting at $1M

Welcome to Zbranek & Holt, where our clients’ dream homes have become realities for over 34 years. Our custom home building experience has been developed with time-tested systems to make the experience both enjoyable and rewarding for each client. As a full-service design-build firm we strive to provide each client with a custom home designed specifically around their family’s individual lifestyle needs, desires, and architectural design preferences. So it’s no surprise that in both 2011 and 2013, the Austin Business Journal recognized the Austin home builder firm of Zbranek & Holt its Custom Home Builder of the Year.

Zbranek & Holt Opens Horseshoe Bay Office

Zbranek & Holt, an award winning Austin custom home builder, announce the opening of their new office located in Horseshoe Bay Texas. Zbranek & Holt have been building luxury homes throughout greater Austin, Horseshoe Bay and the Highland Lakes area for over a decade and bring more than 35 years of home building expertise to [...]

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Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin,Texas Receives “Best Of Houzz” 2014 Design Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals For the second consecutive year, Zbranek & Holt of Austin TX, has been recognized with the “Best of Houzz” Design Award for 2014. As Austin Luxury Custom Home Builders with more than 34 years of home building experience throughout Central [...]

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Announcing Award Winning Homes on Your Ranch Property!

Zbranek & Holt is proud to announce a new company division focusing on Luxury Farm and Ranch Home new construction throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.   We’ve taken our building knowledge, superior customer service, 35 Years of home building experience and our award winning team to create elegant farm and ranch homes.  From [...]

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Building Your Dream Home in Austin and Central Texas

Zbranek & Holt is a fixed price, multi-award winning luxury home builder; we do not build speculative homes nor do we carry inventory. As a two time “National Master Builder of the Year,” we are experienced in all phases of the custom home building process. We are widely recognized as one of the preeminent luxury custom home builders in the greater Austin and Texas Hill Country area. The company’s commitment to providing clients with quality construction and innovative design along with our dedication to the highest level of customer satisfaction are the hallmarks of Zbranek & Holt.

We in working with relocating families to craft distinctive residences, designed for the way you live. We have a customized program that allows clients to work on their new custom home even while living in another city, state or country during construction, making for seamless continuation of your project. Our goal is to make the home building process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. To meet this goal clients are provided with the latest web-driven technology and access to a secure on-line link for their entire project details. Whether you are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, we put information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos and more.

If you are planning to relocate to or build an Austin luxury custom home in the greater Austin or Texas Hill Country area we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Call us at 512-261-0344 to discuss your dream home ideas today.

Years of Luxury Building Expertise

In addition to our home building expertise, Zbranek & Holt were recognized for our outstanding contribution to the community by donating $150,000 to a local youth sports association through the building of a benefit home. As luxury home builders in Austin, being an active part of the community, financially and personally, is incorporated into our business model. Zbranek & Holt is honored to be recognized by the Austin Business Journal as well as numerous other accolades including being named for a fourth time as Texas Custom Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders in 2010.

As Austin custom home builders, Zbranek & Holt has also been recognized for our innovative approach to green building methods with everyone on the construction team designated as “Certified Green Building Professionals” by the National Association of Home Builders. With this training, Zbranek & Holt not only advise our clientele on energy saving features, but we include sustainable building techniques on every home, and are an Energy Star Builder. We strive every day to make the building experience understandable, efficient and enjoyable for our clients.

Zbranek & Holt only builds pre-sold new homes in Austin. Since we don’t purchase land or build unsold speculative homes, our company’s financial future is solid. That being the case, each one of our Austin luxury homes is treated as if it’s our next “show home,” built with the highest quality craftsmanship.

The Home of Your Dreams

We are Texas home builders who take pride in treating each of our buyers with the same level of exemplary service and attention to detail. Whether you’re looking for an Austin area custom home, a Horseshoe Bay home, a Lake LBJ area home or a custom Wimberley home, Zbranek & Holt wants to do more than just build a residence – we want to help you craft the lifestyle you desire.

Austin custom home builder and company founder Steve Zbranek says, “Every builder will say that creating a dream home for a family is their greatest reward. After 34 years in the business, I have come to appreciate something more. While building a new home from scratch is fun and creative, it can often be a very stressful event. For the past seven years, we have adjusted our model to improve each client’s experience throughout the entire construction process.

We strive to keep the process fun for our clients and take on the role of being the ‘on-call’ housing expert for years after completion, truly exemplifying the highest level of customer service. Our satisfied clients would build with us again and compliment our process whenever asked. The best thing to me, personally, about my work is the relationships that we now build with our clients, our team, and our vendors. Once upon a time, it was just about building houses, today it’s about so much more.”

When you’re in the market for Texas custom home builders, experience, reliability, and quality craftsmanship should be at the top of your list. At Zbranek & Holt, we’ve been building Austin custom homes for more than three decades, and our satisfied clients can attest to our dedication.

We know that when it comes to new luxury home builders, Austin buyers have many choices. Call Zbranek & Holt today and start planning the home of your dreams.

National Master Builder of the Year

Steve Zbranek Awarded 2011 National Master Builder of the Year by National Association of Home Builders

On January 18, 2011 local home builder Steve Zbranek, of Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes Ltd., was recognized at the International Builders Show in Orlando Florida as the “2011 National Master Builder of the Year”. Zbranek received the same award for 2010 in Las Vegas last January. The Master Builder designation is awarded by the National Association of Home Builders to senior builders who qualify with experience levels, prior national designations and completion of the Master Builder classroom programs. Once a builder receives the Master Builder designation they are required to complete mandatory continuing education to retain the title.

Steve Zbranek has been a Master Builder since 1994. He is on the faculty for the University of Housing and teaches various Master Builder courses to builder candidates throughout the country. Zbranek was recognized for the second straight year for his contributions to builder education and improvement. He chaired a committee in Washington D.C. who authored the Master Builders course titled “Profitable Business through Quality Practices”. Zbranek is a past president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and the Immediate Past President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. In 2010 his firm was recognized as the State of Texas Custom Builder of the Year and the Austin Custom Builder of the Year.

In addition to industry improvement, community involvement is considered for the national award. In 2010 Zbranek & Holt built a project home to raise funds for the Lake Travis Youth Association (LTYA). The home was featured in the annual Parade of Homes event and raised $150,000 for the LTYA. Zbranek is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors of the recently created Lakeway Police Memorial & Benevolent Foundation.

Please join us, once again, in congratulating Steve Zbranek as the 2011 “National Master Builder of the Year”.

About Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes

Our experience has been crafted with tested systems to make the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. We have 6 Graduate Master Builders and 6 Certified Graduate Builders. Our process is fun, organized, and accurate.

Time and again, our customers have trusted us enough to refer others that are looking to build something truly special. An industry leader for building custom homes, our company has a team of luxury home builders in Austin who can be relied on for their expertise and wealth of experience. We are an Energy Star Builder and have 6 Certified Green Professionals on the team. We strive every day to make the building experience understandable, efficient, and enjoyable for our clients.

When you select a builder, consider this…

Fixed price versus Cost Plus Contracts

– We are a fixed price custom home builder. Once we sign an agreement, the price is set unless our customer requests changes during construction. We do not write “cost plus” open ended contracts where the final numbers are not known until up to 60 days after completion.

Energy Efficiency

– As an Energy Star Builder, we build to a national EPA energy standard and install Energy Star Certified products. Every home is inspected and tested before it receives the Energy Star Certification.

Green Building

– Our group of luxury home builders in Austin helps customers understand available Green Building techniques and decide which to incorporate into their design for their luxury homes. Our team includes 6 Certified Green Professionals, designated by The National Association of Home Builders.

Buying Power

– The heart of our production system is a Purchasing Manager. In addition to negotiating and buying all of the materials for our homes, he becomes the personal research assistant for our clients. This is the secret to our fixed price philosophy. Once we lock in a price with a vendor, they honor it.

One Stop Shopping

– We are a full service company capable of assisting in financing, plan development, engineering, interior design, landscaping, home automation, swimming pools, septic systems, rain water collection systems, wells, and many other details surrounding the home building process. With the diligent group of home builders on our team, our company in Austin is able finish your luxury homes on time and on budget.

Well Organized

– Over 60% of our customers live in another city while their new homes are being built. The communication skills of our entire team are well above what our buyers expect. We will also meet you in your home city for an initial consultation, in addition to future plan meetings if necessary.


– Our founder has over 30 years experience building new homes in Central Texas. He is a Graduate Master Builder, Certified Green Professional, five time Builder of the Year, Past President of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, Immediate Past-President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, 2011 & 2010 National Master Builder of the Year, 2010 Texas Custom Home Builder of the Year, 2010 Austin Custom Home Builder of the Year, Senior Instructor for the University of Housing in Washington DC, a national home product design judge and contract author for Professional Builder Magazine.