Here are some of the most frequently asked design build questions:

How much does it cost?

The homes featured on our website generally range from $185-$475 per covered (framed) square foot. This includes garages, terraces and decks. Of course, home sites requiring additional foundation or site work and challenging soil conditions, can add to this cost. Our home investment construction fees fall in the median range in comparison with premium luxury builders.

What about design fees? What about our Professional Pre-Construction Fees?

Professional Pre-Construction Services Fees average 2% of the estimated budget of the home to be built. The fee is used as a retainer and deducted from the final contract price of the home. Additional fees such as Architectural, Interior Design, Landscaping, Structural Engineering etc. are paid separately by the homeowner based on the professional services retained and services performed.

How long will it take to build our home?

Construction time will depend on the overall scope of the project, but our homes typically fall in the range of 8-18 months for completion depending on weather, material availability, all selections made early and minimum changes.

Are Katz Builders, Inc., fees competitive?

The adage of "You get what you pay for" has never been truer than when it applies to your most important and highest priced investment. Katz Builders focuses on value vs cost. Because we have tracked our projects, comparing one to the other, over the many years we have been building and remodeling, we are able to narrow down costs while streamlining the design process. Katz Builders is a founding member of the Austin - CBUSA – A Custom Builders Buyers Co-op. The Co-op allows the group to competitively purchase materials and services at discounts by creating purchasing volume.

How do you get paid during construction?

Katz Builders, Inc., is paid as construction progresses. A draw schedule (Like a typical bank draw schedule) is provided. This schedule is based on the work completed to date. Percentage of work completed determines the amount of payment at the time of draw. Your lender will perform a site inspection (determining the level of completion only) and fund, upon your authorization, according to the progress of the project. If there is no lender, draw requests are submitted directly to you for payment.


With years of experience as a design-build firm, we ensure that all steps of the process are completed with a keen eye for superior results, In House and on budget. Contact us today for a  free consultation. 

Some areas we proudly service are: Austin, Tarrytown, Pemberton, Hyde Park, East Austin, Zilker, Rosedale, Windsor Park, Allendale, Brentwood, Northwest Hills, Bee Cave, Sunset Valley, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, Oak Hills, Lost Creek, Spanish Oaks and Lakeway.