Through all the phases of construction, starting from design to engineering and construction, our team is the backbone of more than 35 years, successfully serving the Austin and the surrounding communities.







Head Coach


  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • GMB – First Custom Home Builder in Austin to be certified as a “Graduate Master Builder“ by the National Association of Home Builders
  • CGP – Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders

Exceptional Recognition:

  • "2019 Life Time Achievement Award" Presented by the Texas Association of Builders
  • “2005 J.B. Sandlin Builder of the Year” presented by the Texas Association of Builders for his exemplary service and leadership contribution to the building industry at the local, state and national levels.
  • “2002 Turnquist – Tungedhat Award” presented by Austin Habitat for Humanity for Board commitment beyond the scope of responsibility.
  • “1999 Distinguished Excellence Award” from the Texas Capital Area Builders Association for his contribution to the building industry and the Texas Capital Area Builders Association.

Special Affiliations

Custom Builders/Remodelers Council – Greater Austin Home Builders Association: Joel is a founding member and has chaired this group on two separate occasions. The mission for this group is to provide continuing education and a support network for its custom builder/remodeler members. A buyer’s co-op was established allowing the group to make better purchases in an effort to contain construction costs.

CBUSA Custom Builder USA – Founding Member & Director for Austin, Texas – Buyers Co-op allowing the opportunity to purchase at the most competitive pricing.
Some Current Community and Previous Professional Activities


National Association of Home Builders Committees:
Senior Life Director for National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Vice-Chair Budget Committee 2014
Chair Business Management Information Technology Committee 2013
NAHB Audit Committee Chair 2004 to 2009
NAHB Finance Committee Member 2010-present
Texas Association of Builders (TAB):
Audit Committee Chair 2010 – present
Treasurer – Texas Association of Builders 2002 -2009
Association Planning Committee Member 2001 – present
Audit Committee Chair 2002 – 2007
Finance Committee Chair 2002 – 2007
Life Board Director
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
Board of Director Life Member
Finance Committee Chair – 2011 – present
President 1997
Vice President Chair of Education 1996
Custom Builders Council Founder and Chair of 1994/1995
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church School Board of Trustees 2004 – 2010
National Association of Remodelers Institute NARI member
Muscular Dystrophy Volunteer 1979 – present

Past Activities:
National Association of Home Builders – Builder 20, Pacesetter 1996-2007
President of a National Chapter
State and Local Chair of the Moisture and Air Quality Task Force for both:
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Capital Area Builders Association 2001-2002
Habitat for Humanities Past President Austin 2001 and 2002
Texas Association of Builders Finance Committee
Texas Capital Area Builders Association:
President 1997
Vice-President 1996
Chair for Custom Builders Council 2001 and 2002
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Director
START Co-Founder – Social Transition and Rehabilitation Training 1971

Judge for Best Business Practices, Product and Show Cased Homes for Award Competition in the Following Communities or for the Following:
Custom Builder of the Year NAHB National Award – 2006 & 2007
Austin Chamber of Commerce Business Award – 2005
Dallas Vesta Awards – 2005
San Antonio Parade of Homes – 2004
New Braunfels Parade of Homes – 2004
Frisco Texas Street of Dreams – 2004
Best in American Living – 2003
Dallas Parade of Homes – 2002

NAHB Trainer
Business Accounting and Job Cost

Greg L. Katz 

Builder - In the home building industry since 1989:

  • 2010-present – Katz Builders, Inc. Builder of custom homes, remodels and additions
  • 2004-2010 – Katz Builders, Inc. Field Superintendent for custom homes, remodels and additions
  • 1996-2004 Contractor – Provided Katz Builders, Inc., with punch-out and correction services
  • 1994-1996 – Hill Country Shades of Texas – Fabricator and installer of awnings and shades
  • 1990-1992 – Wood Rite Cabinet Shop – Custom cabinet manufacturer and installer
  • 1989-1990 – Stripling Blake – Lumber sales
  • Completed Continuing Education:
  • 2008 - Houses That Work - by Mark LaLiberte
  • 2008 – OSHA Safety Certified
  • 2005 – Essential Building Skills
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • 1992-1994 – Liberal Arts

Home Building Industry Certifications:

  • Green Boots – 2012


Office Manager, Project Coordinator

Cheree' has perfected the art of being an office manager and administrative assistant, while working for companies in the travel, industrial, international and medical fields. Cheree' comes to Katz Builders, Inc., by way of Houston where she worked as the office manager for another luxury custom home builder. Cheree's organizational skills are a great strength and are being put to use as she coordinates the production workflow of the homes that Katz Builders, Inc., Team is building and remodeling.


V.P. Operations & Customer Service


  • National Association of Home Builders – Trainer
  • National Association of Home Builders – Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • National Association of Personnel Consultants – Certified Personnel Consultant
  • Americans with Disability Act, State of Texas – Train the Trainer
  • EPA Certified – Lead-Safe Renovator
  • ProEarth University Certified First Responder Graduate “2009″

Exceptional Recognition:

  • National Association of Home Builders Life Director
  • Texas Association of Builders – Remodeler of the Year
  • YWCA Woman of the Year – Community Service -
  • National Association of Builders & TAB Association
    • Excellence Award for Best Magazine – Editorial Chairwoman of The Texas Builder Magazine
  • Women’s Council of Realtors – Affiliate of the Year
  • City of Austin – Woman Making A Difference

National Association of Home Builders

  • National Association of Home Builders Committees: (NAHB)
    • Green Remodelers Council Chair 2009
    • Remodeler Council Trustee 2006 - present
    • Builder 20 Trustee Alternate 2005 – 2012
    • Custom Builders Committee 2003 – present
    • Custom Builders Symposium Committee
    • Education Committee 2001 – 2009
    • Single Family Small Volume Committee 2001 – 2009
    • International Builder Show Education Committee 2003 -2007
    • Publication Workgroup
    • NAHB Life Board Director

Texas Association of Builders (TAB):

  • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2013-2015
  • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2006-2007
  • Life Board Director
  • Association Planning Committee Member 2002 – 2012
  • Remodelers Council Member 2004 – present
  • Communications Committee Chair 2000-2003
  • Texas Builder Magazine Editorial Chair 2000-2003

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin:

  • Custom Builder Council Steering Committee 2005 – 2013

National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI):

  • President – 2009
    • President Elect – 2008
  • Education/Program Chair 2006
  • Board director 2006/2011

National Kitchen and Bath Association 2010-present

  • Texas Hill Country National Kitchen & Bath President 2018-2019

City of Austin Residential Design Compatibility Commissioner (RDCC) 2009-2015


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.