About Katz Builders

Katz Builders, Inc., has earned a reputation for building Austin’s finest homes since 1984. The Katz Team under Joel B. Katz’s leadership is recognized for being a leader in high performance construction. The Team takes pride in building each home and is committed to high performance quality and customer satisfaction. 


To build high-performing, sustainable homes that are easy to maintain and 
provide lasting value to our homeowners years after the building process is 


Honest feedback at the end of a project from happy homeowners who say we 
did a great job; the satisfaction of knowing we helped someone enjoy a 
process that's more art than science.


The lasting relationships we've developed over the years with our homeowners, many of whom return to us for remodels and new homes; the respect of our peers and professionals throughout the homebuilding industry.

We asked our customers why they chose Katz. Here are the top nine answers:

Team Approach

Building a home can be a complex task requiring specialized skills. Katz Builders Team has an out-of-the-house design build program that ensures that your vision of your home becomes a reality. Our team of hand-pick specialists can provide those skills in a coordinated manner to build a home that meets your needs. Our tradespeople are selected for their integrity, technical skills, quality and reliability and not because they’re the low bidder. Saving a few dollars on labor is no bargain if it results are unacceptable work. From the most technically qualified framers to the plumbers that work with state of the art plumbing, our team of professional tradespeople will get it done right.

We Make it Easy

Building a home is complicated – helping find a home site, deconstructing a home, coordinating tradespeople, obtaining permits, following local codes and ordinances, selecting materials and components. Katz Builders, Inc., believes building a new home should be fun and enjoyable. We work smart and hard to make the process as easy for you as possible.


Joel B. Katz, President of Katz Builders, Inc. moved his family to Austin in 1984 and started Katz Builders, Inc., a Custom Home Building and Remodeling Company. Katz Builders, Inc. has built and remodeled quality custom homes and understands what works and what does not. The company has been a member of the Austin Energy Green Building Program since 1995. Our mission has been to make every home energy efficient and environmentally friendly. We incorporate building science into every project. Joel Katz is a Graduate Master Builder and a Certified Green Professional and Lucy Katz is The National Chair of the Green Remodeling Committee 2010, as well as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Lucy is also one of the Commissioners for the Austin Residential Design Compatibility Commission (RDCC).

Better Design

Better homes start with better designs. We use a landscape architect to maximize site opportunities and beauty. Katz Builders, Inc. works with award-winning Architects and Interior Designers to create custom homes and remodels tailored to your specific needs. We work with interior designers to ensure that the room and home layout is both aesthetic and functional. Our knowledge of the most current state of the art, energy efficient materials and techniques as well as Universal Design provide our homeowners with a home that will continue to meet their family needs for years to come.


Since building a home is such a complicated process, it takes good management skills to keep everything moving smoothly. We’ve gone to great lengths to use the latest technology and computerized systems. A Client Book is created for each owner to keep documents and information within easy reach. We use construction scheduling to keep track of all activities, eliminate unreasonable delays, and minimize construction finance charges.


Interaction is the key to customer satisfaction and our systems and procedures are in place to keep you informed from beginning of the project until it is finished. As a Katz Homeowner, you are kept informed as to the transitions your home makes as it is being built. Making selections in a timely manner is critical to avoid delays. Katz Builders, Inc. communicates with each client on a weekly basis by meeting and providing project updates. By keeping you informed and listening to your needs and desires, we make the experience of building a home a satisfying one.


Katz Builders, Inc. is successful because we care about our homeowners, their homes and the community. We are committed to providing the best value along with the best quality home that the budget allows. Katz Builders, Inc. is a founding member of the the Austin Custom Builders USA (CBUSA), a local group of top custom builders who have joined together and have leveraged our buying power to achieve the most competitive pricing and the best customer service from our preferred vendors. Satisfying our customers, providing outstanding high performance designs while marrying function and form, and building the finest quality homes while maintaining the high level of customer service has allowed Katz Builders, Inc. to receive the National Pacesetter Award for Customer Service — as well as being recognized by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce for Customer Service, which was a goal set that has been achieved.


Mother Nature is part of our community. Great strides are taken to minimize the impact on the environment, cutting as few trees as possible, minimizing erosion, and striving to preserve the natural beauty of the site. Our homes are designed to save energy, with high efficient heating/cooling equipment, state-of-the-art appliances, upgraded insulation and minimum air infiltration. Our Green/High Performance specifications not only save you money as you live in your home, their installation and use allows you to live more comfortably in your home while being gentler on the earth.


Katz Builders, Inc. is successful because we care about you, your home and the community. Our Team is committed to: conduct our business in an honest and ethical manner, assist our clients in the development of well thought-out designs that become beautiful, functional and high performing quality homes, while maintaining the high level of customer service that allowed us to receive the National Pacesetter Award for Customer Service as well as recognition from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce for Customer Service and our Peers.