Local home builder Receives National Award for Second Consecutive 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 Custom Homes 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”.
Now more about our company…
Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes: An Award Winning Professional Custom Home Builder in Austin
Welcome to Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes where our customers dream homes have become a reality for over 33 years. 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.
– 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.
– 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 custom homes. Our team includes 6 Certified Green Professionals, designated by The National Association of Home Builders.
– 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.
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– 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.
– Over 60% of our customers live in another city while their new custom 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.